Monthly Archives: December 2011

Hero Arts Tree

  • Stamps – Hero Arts “Swirl Christmas” set
  • Star on top – Recollections adhesive glitter shapes
  • Metal stickers – Mark Richards Cranberry metal
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Four”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Basics and B0Bunny Clover Dots
  • Patterned paper – Melissa Frances “Kisses Under the Holly”

This is a simple card that shows off the swirly tree. That’s it! Thanks for the visit!

Holiday Snowflakes

  • Stamps – Stampers anonymous Tim HoltzĀ “Grunge Flakes” and Printworks “Happy Holidays”
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fancy Tags Two”
  • Snowflake embellishments – Creative Impressions “Large Shimmer Snowflakes”
  • Brad – Making Memories “Black and White Shimmer Brads”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I used Ranger Distress inks for the background of this card, both for stamping the snowflakes and for coloring the cardstock/distressing the edges. It is always nice to get good and inky while making holiday cards! Thanks for stopping by.

Fir Bough Christmas

  • Stamp – Penny Black “Christmas Text”
  • Border punch – Fiskars “Upper Crest”
  • Corner punch – EK Success
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Clover Dot” (left) and Basic Grey “Jovial: Crushed Velvet” (right)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I did some distressing with Ranger Distress Inks on the border of the stamped image. The card design is simple to show off the fir bough image which can nearly stand alone. Thanks for visiting.

Christmas Tree

  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Jovial: Flannel Pajamas”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Christmas set”
  • Sentiment sticker – Starform Stickers
  • Star embellishment – Recollections
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I learned how to make this Origami tree on Operation Write Home a couple of months ago. I used Sketch #169 at Clean & Simple Stamping. This is a pretty sparkly card between the irredescent paper and the glittery star on top of the tree. Thanks for your visit.


OWH – Featured Cardmaker

I’m excited because today I’m the featured cardmaker on the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps Blog! Every Friday they select a different card-inclined person and show some of the cards they have made that have been shipped to the troops. It is always fun to see the different cardmaking styles and techniques we have in our community. I hope to share a card here later tonight, but I have to work late so I’m not sure if it will really happen! Thanks for stopping by.

OWH Sketch #98

  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Big Pattern Heart”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Musical Flourish”
  • Die cut – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Lacey Circles”
  • Patterned paper – GCD Studios “Chianti Collection: Small Dots”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I was inspired by the current sketch at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps Sketch #98 and made this card as a result. I popped up the image and the die cut for a little dimension and inked all of the edges. This is a great sketch–I really like the potential for color-blocking with it. Thanks for stopping by!


Unscripted Sketch #134

  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Lime Twist” collection
  • Stamps – Daisy Bucket Designs “Swirl Heart” and Studio G/Hampton Art Series 62
  • Border punch – Fiskars “Threading Water Punch”

I used the latest script at Unscripted Sketches: Sketch #134 to make this card. This will be another Valentine for my Operation Write Home shipment I need to complete soon. Thanks for stopping by!