Monday, December 9, 2013

Monster Wow!

Another envelope board happy mail project. 

I stamped, fussy cut and mounted the "wow!" On dimensionals to make it pop. The background paper and base are outlined in matching marker.

Card size - A2
Cardstock - Recollections: Robots and Monsters; Georgia Pacific
Stamps - Recollections: 
Ink - Memento: Tangelo;
Accessories - dimensionals

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Envelope Board practice. ..

This is actually my 3rd attempt using the envelope board. The first was with the measurements on the board for A2. The second was with measurements off Splitcoaststampers measurements which scores at 3 1/2 inches instead of 3 5/8 and makes the envelope less loose. Both are good measurements for A2 cards depending on how embellished a card is.

So I made a quick card to match my envelope and to test out card stock usage for my Christmas cards.

I decided the card was cute but just needed a pop of fun.  I would be happy with both versions.

This one is already on its way as Happy Mail!

Stuff I used-
Cardstock - Georgia Pacific, Recollections
Stamps - Recollections:Robots
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Color - copics
Accessories - American Craft ribbon; Spellbinders Nestabilites Circle

Monday, December 2, 2013

Knitted Santa hats

Lindsay, the Frugal Crafter, has created a demon. I ended up buying 4 circle looms and a cart load of yarn. I intend to loom loads of Christmas presents. 

However I digress, we had some senior members of our dojo come back for a visit with their family so I had to make their little ones santa hats. The 3 yr old loved it and the 7 wk old didn't comment. LOL I'll take that! Oh and I had a request from someone who I was already making a hat/scarf set for too! I love it when a plan comes together. 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Son Wreath

So I made this a couple of months ago for my eldest who is away at university. He wanted a compact wreath for his door in his "house" colors at university. And I delivered it when we went to visit him at homecoming.

I hand painted the penguin, his favorite animal, and though it is difficult to tell his hat and scarf are house colors too and I filled the small ornaments with tiny Styrofoam balls so the snow shakes when the door opens and closes. 

The wreath is 21 in mesh on a smallish form as this was for indoor on a busy residence hall floor and not allowed to be too bulky.

Stuff I used-
Deco mesh
Wire wreath form
Hot glue
Ornaments- wooden penguin, plastic balls, wooden and plastic snowflakes.