Sunday, November 24, 2013

Beautiful Blue Christmas

In my last post, Fancy Fold Card, I wasn't completely satisfied with the outcome of the card. I liked the inside but was unsure about the front, so I tried again.
I used the same template as the first card but this time I just used DSP instead of Whisper White, then placing the DSP around it. It was much easier and faster but I think I like the first inside better.
However I like the front of this card much better. I still used Mojo Monday sketch 319 but placed things before I started gluing and did a little more planning ;)
As you can see, I went all the way around and sponged everything, doing all the fold lines as well. That definitely added a little something.

I most certainly love the way the inside folds and I will get it mastered one of these days!

Fancy Fold Card

I'm not sure what to call this card as the one I found wasn't in English!
I was surfing on Pinterest one day and found an amazing card!! Of coarse I re-pinned it for later cause I had to give it a try myself. The only problem is, its in another language and the measurements are in cm instead of inches. I really wanted to try the card so I printed out her template and tried to convert cm to inches. I made a card with my dimensions and I am fairly pleased with it.
I tried to go fairly simple on the front as the inside is a little bulky. I used a Mojo Monday sketch for the inspiration on for front of the card.  Sketch 319
For the inside I pretty much used her layout but just used different paper.  I am in the Holiday spirit so really wanted it to be a Christmas card.  I haven't used the specialty paper in the Winter Frost Specialty DSP yet so thought it would work perfectly.

She had a template designed, but of coarse it was in her language and in cm. I think I would like to make more of these cards sometime so I wanted to make it easy on myself and not have to go through the whole thing every time.  I used her template and just redrew it and used inches for the measurements.
*** This is not my design, it belongs to someone else! I just redid it in English so it was easier to make more cards as beautiful as hers :)  Visit her blog and see just how beautiful the original card really is!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Envelope Organizer

I wanted to do something a little special for the last month of My Demo's Secret Sister Challenge so I made this envelope organizer I had seen on Youtube. I used Stampin' Up! envelopes instead of the ones she used on her video but it turned out quite nice.

Here is what the front looks like. I did alter it as I was not 100% happy with it. I changed the belly band to go around the other way and it is much better. Now I am completely satisfied  :)
Here are the inside & back side views.  There is an insert in each envelope but I didn't take a picture of them. They are just decorated simple so there is more room for writing.
Here is the inside and you can see the small flap on the left has a little silver thing... It is a magnetic closer. For the size of them, they are actually quite strong.

 Here is the back side view. Nothing special, I just covered the envelope so you didn't see the flaps glued on the backs. Just a little decoration on the front closer flap and it looks great :)

To view the video on Youtube just click HERE and it should take you right over.

My Tool Box

I had come across a few blogs with this idea and wanted to do it for myself. It is such a good idea for those people that don't have a lot of things to cart around yet. It is perfect for my ladies that come do cards with me. I am going to make each of them one for Christmas.... although they won't get it until January so I guess it will be a late Christmas Present from me.

Here is the one I did for myself. You have to be careful as to how crazy you go decorating them as I put it all under the plastic to protect it better. There are a couple layers but it doesn't take up too much of the front. I actually was inspired by a Mojo Monday sketch for this as well.... Sketch 312

The back is pretty plain but you can see I have a snowflake above the Handstamped By. I am patiently waiting for Stampin' Up! to come out with a winter themed one so until then, I have to make my own.

I hope my ladies will enjoy getting their gift from me and find it useful when the come to do cards with me. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Snow Has Arrived!!

The snow has come.... finally! I have to be honest, I like the snow. I don't like the extreme cold, but I like the snow. Once you get that first snow fall it doesn't look dirty anymore :)
I was beginning to wonder if we were going to get any snow! I'm sure we got over an inch of rain yesterday. Not normally a November thing so I was starting to wonder.
It was still raining when I went to bed last night but this is what we woke up to this morning, SNOW!
Finally we have SNOW!