Welcome to my fun little site. My name is Sheila, you may know me as Sassy Lady. I am a Chicago transplant to the Birmingham, Alabama area. I like to say I am southern by the grace of God! My blog was started to share with family and friends my love for scrapbooking and of course special moments with those around me. Being an avid scrapper I also dabble in card making as I love to remember people and their special times with a card. Click Here To Read More!
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Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here for another month, thank you Sheila :) I saw Angie at Chic n' Scratch make these adorable wreaths and thought that I would make one for my mom for Christmas. It's not the traditional Christmas colors but I wanted something different. So here it is. I think now everyone incorporates different colors for Christmas anyway :) As a matter of fact the patterned papers I used are from a stack called Valentine from Recollections. So, it would make the perfect Valentine wreath too.
You start off with a 10" wreath form, I got mine at Joann's, it's white. The strips are 12" x 1 1/2". I used 21 strips. I used my ATG gun as the adhesive and wrapped each one around the form, securing them together. Once I was done with that, I tied a ribbon to hang it. I cut notches out with scissors, I started off using my square punch, but it's a 1" so it was a tad small, but the scissors worked fine. I used blue cardstock from a pack called The Christmas cardstock matstack from DCWV and punched 3 scallops out with a 2 3/8" punch, and the same cardstock in white for the circles, punch size 1 3/4". The punches are from Stampin' Up. I stamped them with the letters JOY in Pink Passion, the letters and ink are also from Stampin' Up.
So there you have it, a cute fun wreath to hang up for the holiday season. I love this wreath, because you can make it easy and for any holiday.
Thank you for stopping by, your comments are very much appreciated. Thank you again Sheila for having me for another month.
Good morning, this is a little sympathy card that I put together. I used my Explore for the base and for the crane. I did a print and cut with the crane as I didn't want to work with all the little pieces and was in a hurry to use the card. I had With Sympathy on the front and took it off because the letters didn't show up like I liked. So as you can see this was really a simple card.
I stamped the inside of the card with my Close To My Heart stamps, and it looked great.
I hope you enjoyed today's little post. Thank you for your sweet-sweet encouragement. Your comment continue to inspire me.
I just couldn't resist doing this and found the folding quite relaxing. You need to have a book that has 150 pages or more. Start off folding the pages. Here's the first few folded.
The first 50 folded :-)
You keep going to at least 150, don't think you will get much more than that but you can try. Just remove any excess pages and your done.
I then sprayed it with some Tim Holtz Bundled Sage Distress Ink. Also some Perfect Pearls mist, Heirloom Gold and then I had to add some really fine Glitter glue, to give it a little more sparkle.
Next up, some luxury ribbon, and a lovely star. The star was from Michaels, there were three and they are called Merry Mini's. They are meant to be hanging ornaments but I cut off the small link and was able to use it for the top of my tree :-)
Then came the fun part, finishing it off. I wanted to make it into a table decoration. I took the lid from a 9" round Christmas gift box and used it as the stand. I placed the tree on a little lid (just to raise it up a bit) from another small box.
The tiny little gift boxes, were cut using my Silhouette Cameo and the box from Birds Cards, I sized them in Silhouette Design Studio, so that my finished boxes were 1.5" square, 0.75" square and even as small as 0.5" square. Then added some ribbon to make them look really Christmassy.
Father Christmas was just a little find at the Dollar Store, he is the perfect size for my little centre piece.
I so enjoyed making this and can see me making more, I might even make some for gifts.
And there you have it, from "trashy" novel to a Christmas treasure. What do you think?
I think I will have to make another one, because I would like to see if I could add some miniature Christmas lights to one :-)
Hi, it’s Charlotte C visiting with you today.Thank you, Sheila, for an opportunity to
present a quick post.
The idea of paper piecing is not new, nor is paper piercing my original idea, however, this image from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge was
perfect to create an anniversary card for my younger son and his wife.I started out in Design Space and sized the
image on Page 72 (overlay) to 5 inches.I then duplicated that and, using the contour feature, I deleted the
outer frame and inner frame of that duplicate, which left me just the tree.I then duplicated that tree image four more
times.I used one mat to cut all six
pieces in different colors by using the attach feature in DS and placing my
card stock accordingly.
I neglected to take a photo of the mat, but here’s a photo
of my screen with different colored trees for reference.
I created a 5 x 5 ivory liner for behind the base front, stamped
“Happy Anniversary” (a generic stamp I've had for ages) and used my computer to generate the text before adhering
it.I then began filling in the blanks
with the different colors of leaves and the brown trunk.This was quick to do.I used a paper piercing tool to etch some
veins in the leaves and covered all the leaves and the trunk with Wink of
Stella clear.The photo does not really
show the detail of the veins.
I adhered all that to a narrow brown layer which I edged
with clear Wink of Stella too, and put the whole thing together on ivory CS as
an Easel Card.I used the negative space
of the trees to stencil some leaves on the bottom panel.The metal embellishment is from Stampin Up (I’ve had
it for ages too) and the "Love" stamp is from CTMH.
Hope you like it.If
you’re interested in the Artbooking cartridge, or other CTMH products, please
visit my site at www.CharlotteC.ctmh.com.Design team members, email me for your
special savings on products.
I want to wish
everyone a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.
Isn't this beautiful? I had 4 sheets of green paper left over from a project so I cut them into A2 size cards. I had 1 sheet of 12x12 paper with this pattern on it from My Minds Eye and fussy cut the little patterns to produce the front of these 8 thank you cards.
This is the inside of the card. Again I used left over paper from another project to make the pop up thanks on the inside. I had left over half sheet from the same stack and used them to cut the flowers.
This is a Silhouette file and cut great.
These are photos of the close up of each card.
I needed a bunch of tank you cards as my handsome hubby had major surgery and many people from church brought over meals for us, and I wanted to thank them with beautiful handmade cards.
It's amazing what you can do with a sheet of pattern paper isn't it?
Here is another...
I made eight cards all together and hand to make even more.
I hope you like these cards I am sharing and you too use your scraps.
Thank you for joining me today. And, thank you for your sweet-sweet words of encouragement. Your comments continue to inspire me.
Happy November!!!! Can you feel the chill in the air? It's Danita from danitasdesigns.blogspot.com. This is my post for She's a Sassy Lady this month. I hope you enjoy it!
But first let us remember, Thanksgiving, is to give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness!! Let the world know what he has brought you through! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.
I made this card using my Craftwell eBrush for the background in the oval. You can learn more about this product here on their website. I'm still very new to using the eBrush, but I am having so much fun practicing! I can't wait to try different techniques with the eBrush!
Here's a close up few of the background. I used 4 different Copic markers to create this effect.
Here is a picture of the the card stock I colored with the eBrush . I started coloring at the top with the lighter marker and then gradually added the other colors until the entire paper was covered and blended. I made sure to place the die so that I could get all 4 colors on the oval shape. I recommend that you go ahead and color a large area of card stock so you can use the leftover piece for another project later.