Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bo Bunny Noel Christmas Cards

I have been working on Christmas cards and I have fallen in love with Bo Bunny's Noel Collection, very antique/shabby chic... I love it! The colors are fabulous and very rich! I have also began to emboss and it is a blast! Let me go ahead and share them with you.
The card above features embossing. Love it!

This one is features a Unity Stamp, which is the perfect size, and also some Kraft Paper!

I love the damask pattern in the maroon paper, as well as the green banner.

All patterened paper is Bo Bunny, and the card stock is bazzill! Enjoy! and have a fantastic week!


And the winner is....

My Lil' Bits. Email me your address and I will get your paper and ribbon on your way! ( Congrats!

I am so excited by all the new followers and comments that I was able to read through out the week! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and was able to get some Christmas shopping done! I was able to get a few things for myself. One nice thing about not having kids yet, is that I can still spoil myself! he he! Enjoy and check back soon for some Christmas cards I have been working on!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Papercraft Star Thanksgiving Blog Hop

Welcome to the First Annual Papercraft Star Thanksgiving Blog Hop Week sponsored by My Favorite Things. I am so glad you have made it to my blog on the hop! Our Designers have come together to celebrate this special holiday by creating projects inspired by Thanksgiving and all that we are thankful for in our lives, including you! I love reading your wonderful comments, and everyone is so inspiring!

We are so happy you could join us for this special event! You should have arrived to my blog from the absolutely wonderful Beth, if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at Papercraft Star to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing! You must be a follower of Papercraft Star, visit all the blogs and comment in order to be entered to win our fantastic Grand Prize!

During this special week of Thanksgiving we hope that you'll find a wealth of inspiration among the beautiful projects our Designers have created especially for you! To add to the fun, we've got fabulous prizes along the way at many of our Designer's blogs and you'll be entered to win our fantastic $25.00 Gift Certificate by our generous sponsor My Favorite Things, if you visit every blog and leave a comment with all of our Designers! You have until midnight (Eastern Time) on Saturday November 27, 2010 to leave all your comments and be entered to win the Grand Prize. We'll draw the winners of the prizes and announce them beginning Sunday November 28, 2010.

Well, I am so excited to share with you my project and blog candy for this hop!
I am trying my best to use scraps and other items that I already have to save on costs for the holiday season.
A long time ago, I received this free Bo Bunny paper pack from Archiver's! This was a perfect chance to use the Delilah collection from this paper pack! I wanted to create a card saying Thank you to everyone for their support with comments and to my husband for never questioning my love of paper crafting!

And now for my blog candy for this blog hop! I found this at Archiver's and I absolutely love it! It's Imaginisce's Christmas Cottage! Such fun and bright colors. I also have several cardstock sheets I will be sending your way and two spools of light green and pink ribbon! In order to be in the running for my blog candy, you need to become a follower and leave a comment! That's all, no more no less!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and thank you again for joining us for the Papercraft Star Thanksgiving Week Blog Hop, your next stop on the hop is Suzy, only one more! Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #22

This is my last challenge for my term as a design team member at Papercraft Star. This was my first design team to be a part of! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with such talented crafters and seeing great projects from the participants! Papercraft Star has grown so much since day one and I am so lucky to have been a part of the process!

Make a Holiday Card or Tag that features a Christmas Tree or Ornament
Use the Cricut or Other Die Cut
Add Ribbon
Add Handmade Embellishment
Add Bling
Here it is!
This was a great challenge to end my term on! I love the holidays! I love the sights, sounds, and smells!
I chose to use Bo Bunny's "Noel" collection, very traditional, deep, rich colors! I used my new Martha Stewart Scoring board to create this paper rosette by cut a strip 1inx12in. and scoring the strip every quarter inch. Fold accordian style, hot glue has worked the best for me, and then glue on end and over lap the other end. Then I punched a 1in circle to glue the rosette to.
Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny's Noel
Cardstock: Bazzill
Brown sparkly brads: Paper Studio- Hobby Lobby
Brown Ribbon-Michaels
Green Ribbon-American Crafts

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Card Tutorial-Papercraft Star and Kraft Outlet Discount!!! Check it out!

This week, Kraft Outlet is offering an exclusive discount for our readers at Papercraft Star.... shop now and receive 15 percent off your total order at the Kraft Outlet! To claim your discount all you need to do is use the voucher code STAR15 at check out! This savings won't last long, so hurry and get your shopping on!

This offer from Kraft Outlet is so exciting that we also wanted to give you a special treat from Papercraft Star as well! A fantastic tutorial using Kraft Outlet products!

The tutorial, created by our Senior DT member, Tracy, is for a Christmas scrapbook mini album based on a design by Laura Dennison. Information about her YouTube channel can be found in the video. The album was created with several products carried by our November Design Team sponsor, Kraft Outlet, owned by Babette Switzer. The first video is a step-by-step tutorial for the actual construction of the album. The second is a more detailed page by page look at the completed album. The Kraft Outlet products used in this album made it's construction a breeze. We encourage you to visit the store and browse through the great crafty items Babette has in stock and don't forget to enter STAR15 at checkout to receive your 15 percent off discount... pass the word!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #21

Wow. Challenge #21 is here and it is a holiday themed challenge! I can't believe we are into "holiday" themed challenges! Time has certainly flown by! But, this is a great challenge! Here are the...

Use this summer photo as inspiration to create a Holiday Card or Tag! How beautiful is this picture!? I wish my house looked like this all the time. So neat and clean! Well, only one can wish!  :D

Here is the card I created. I really loved the Flutter Butter collection from Bo Bunny and thought it would be a good choice with all the soft colors. I inked a small doilie with the lime green "cat eye" and the ever popular (at least in my scrapbooking collection) Chestnut Roan! Each mat is also inked with Chestnut Roan! I tied a twine bow in one of Jenni Bowlin's super cute vintage buttons and put it on top of a prima flower. I can't quite remember the company of the Yellow Ruffle ribbon, either Bazzill Basics or Maya Road....

Materials Used:
Bo Bunny's Flutter Butter (all Patterened paper) No cardstock used!
Doilie- Hobby Lobby
Button-Jenni Bowlin

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #20!

Wow! What a milestone! Challenge #20 has begun over at Papercraft Star! I can't believe we are on challenge #20! I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on this design team! Such great people to work with!
Here the....
Simon Says Make a Card
Base 4.5 x 5.5
Double Mat #1: cut at 3 3/8 x 4 5/8
with another color cut at 3 1/4 x 4 1/4
Double Mat #2: cut at 2 3/4 x 4
with another color cut at 2 3/4 x 2 1/2
Add Ribbon
Add Button(s)
Add Punch or Die Cut
(Add anything else you would like to add)

Here is my card for this week's challenge! It has to be one of my all time favorite cards! I love the green's and yellow's. All patterened paper is Cosmo Cricket's Togetherness... Such a great collection! I purchased a banner punch recently and I love how simple it is to create a cute banner! A little trick I use is... that I find it tough to put the string on the banner so, I just tuck it under each pennant... And adhere the each piece to the card... Try it out, maybe you have a better way, and please let me know! Banners are tough to adhere to pages, or atleast I think they are.
Materials Used:
Patterened Paper: Cosmo Cricket: Togetherness
Cardstock/dotted paper: Bazzill
Buttons: Unknown manufacturer
Ribbon: Maya Road