Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thrifty Metal Tags

This past weekend I decided to stop at my local Michael’s and found a great deal on metal stencil looking tags.  I remember looking at them months ago in the dollar section but held off buying them as I just wasn’t sure what I’d use them for.

 
I couldn’t pass them up this time as they were only 25 cents each.  I think I spent a good 15 minutes rummaging through the bins to see what number and letters I could find. 
 
 
I initially thought of numbering storage bins but couldn’t find all the numbers I wanted so I settled on some number and letters for a project for next year with these…..
 
And these numbers for a project for this year….
 
I’m thinking just to framed the tags in a frame on top of some sheet music or holiday paper.  What would you do with these great finds?
 
If you are lucky enough to live near a Michael’s it might be worth a trip there to see if you can pick up a few of these tags for yourself.  I’d love to hear and see what you do with these tags if you find them at your local store.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Glitter cards

I love the champagne glitter paper from Stampin Up and had to make a few holiday cards with it.  I made sure to use almost every scrap of it using both the positive and negative images of snowflakes I cut out.

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It was hard to get a  good picture of paper.  It is almost a bronze color.

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  The smaller snowflakes on this card were cut out of the paper that the snowflake paper is mounted on.DSCN0617

The card has a secret, the paper moved when I was cutting it out so I ‘hid’ the incomplete portion of the snowflake behind another snowflake and the ribbon.

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This card has lots of shine with a shimmery white paper behind the negative image from the snowflake die.

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I thought the glittered snowflake and ribbon was all that was needed for a couple striking cards.

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I loved the glitter paper with the Night of Navy cardstock.

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These are just a few of the cards I was able to make with the glitter paper.  I have about a dozen more  cards made and will have to share a few more of them in a few days.

Have you been thinking of or making Christmas cards yet?

Christmas cards

I’ve been busy making a lot of Christmas cards so I though I’d share a few of them with you today.

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I had a sheet of glittered accents that made this card quick and easy.

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I love the glittered edges of this tag. 

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Another quick and easy card with a glittered accent.

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I love how just the Christmas and flourishes are glittered.

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The pennant was a bit larger than my usual card size would allow so I made a few long cards that will fit in a letter size envelope.

These and other cards are headed to my Etsy store for card assortments.  If you want to send handmade Christmas cards but don’t have time to make your own let me make an assortment just for you. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Masculine cards

I noticed a few weeks ago that I was almost out of masculine birthday cards so I knew I needed to make a few to have on hand.  Here are a few that I made with a masculine, vintage feel.

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I took a few sets of masculine stamps and stamped them onto a few sheets of scrapbook paper. 

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I was able to make about two dozen cards with the papers I stamped up.

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I don’t think any of the cards were the same layout although they were fairly similar.

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Stamping your own background paper is an easy way to make a coordinating set of cards.

DSCN0644Gather your stamps, ink and papers in the colors you want and make yourself a set of cards or check out my Etsy store where these cards are heading.

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