Sunday, October 19, 2008

More Chistmas!

This is another case from pantala40. I changed several things, but her card was definitely the inspiration for this one! I absolutely love this set, probably because I enjoy using watercolour pencil crayons and blender pens to achieve a hand-painted look.


Chocolate Chip (5-1/2" x 4-1/4")

Riding Hood Red (1-1/4" x 4" AND 4-1/4" x 1-3/4" AND 3-1/4" x 3-1/4")

Whisper White (3" x 3")

Ski Slope DSP (4-1/4" x 1-1/2" AND 5-1/8" x 3-7/8")


5" Alpine


e Chip

Stamp Set
Home for Christmas

Blender pens
Watercolour pencil crayons


  • Stamp the door image from 'Home for Christmas' with Chocolate Chip Ink onto the 3" x 3" piece of Whisper White CS. Colour it with watercolour pencil crayons and use the blender pens to achieve the watercoloured look.

  • Mount image on 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Riding Hood Red CS.

  • Adhere smaller piece of DSP to 4-1/4" x 1-3/4" piece of RHR CS. Adhere ribbon slightly left of centre so that there will be room for the main image to overlap.

  • Now, to put it all together...use the above photo for guidance! It's clearer than words would be anyways.

  • Enjoy!

Christmas is Coming!

This is a case of one of pantala40's cards. (You can visit her gallery at Splitcoast Stampers.)

Paper: Riding Hood Red CS (5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
Ski Slope DSP (5-1/4" x 3")
Ski Slope DSP (5-1/4" x 1")
Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip CS (scraps)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Alpine Felt Ribbon
1-1/4" circle punch
1-3/8" circle punch
scallop punch
Stamp Set: Scandinavian Season


  • Use the scallop punch to trim one long edge off the 5-1/4" x 1" piece of DSP.

  • Adhere the larger piece of DSP to the CS. (Align it with one long edge of the CS.)

  • Adhere the scalloped piece of DSP to the CS so that it overlaps with the other piece of DSP.

  • Add the ribbon, overlapping with the scalloped piece of DSP. Trim ribbon to the edges of the CS.

  • Stamp the snowflake from Scandinavian Season on a scrap of Very Vanilla. (I used Chocolate Chip ink for this.)

  • Punch out the snowflake with the 1-1/4" circle punch.

  • Punch out a 1-3/8" circle from a scrap of Chocolate Chip CS.

  • Adhere the two circles together, and then add to card.

  • Enjoy!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Thanksgiving has arrived!

Happy Thanksgiving! It's actually tomorrow, but I'm going to my parents' today for Thanksgiving I made placecards to take along. These were really simple to make.


  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie

  • Ink/markers: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie

  • Punches: 1" circle, scallop, designer label

  • Stamps: Dotted Autumn

  • Other: dimensionals

  • Colour the acorn from Dotted Autumn with markers and stamp it on Very Vanilla paper. (I used Chocolate Chip for the nut and Creamy Caramel for the shell and stem. Cut out the acorn with sharp scissors.

  • Cut Chocolate Chip CS to 2-1/8" x 3-1/2". Score at 1-1/2". Use the scallop punch on the larger end of the rectangle.

  • Cut Kiwi Kiss CS to 1-15/16" x 1-5/16". Edge with Chocolate Chip ink.

  • Cut Pumpkin Pie CS to 1-11/16" x 1-1/16". Edge with Pumpkin Pie ink.

  • Punch the designer label shape out of Very Vanilla CS. Trim off the rounded parts with scissors.

  • Adhere the layers together. Refer to the photos for guidance.

  • Punch a 1" circle out of Kiwi Kiss CS. Edge with Chocolate Chip ink. Centre circle on back of placecard. Use a dimensional to pop the acorn up and adhere to the circle.

  • Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner!