Monday, November 28, 2011

Reindeer Card - Katie

Hello everyone Katie here from Happy Scrappin Mom. Today I have a super cute & simple Christmas card for you. The adorable little reindeer is from Create a Critter, I added a little bit of ribbon, tied a little bow and that was it took my maybe 10 mins to create this card. And I'm always looking for quick ideas this time of year. Happy Holidays! Hope you enjoy!

Album - Faith

GUESS WHAT?!?!?! It's Faith again from Faithfule Creations. It's been so long since I've posted for the Robert's Design Team, I almost forgot I was still on the team. Ok no, not really LOL! Anyway...I'm finally back with a 30 minute project or less. Dont you just LOVE quick-fast-easy...I sure do. I know many of you may have already put up your tree, but I'm still focused on giving thanks. This year was a VERY special Thanksgiving for me. I got to spend it with one of my nephews who I haven't seen in almost a year and it was awesome! My lil guy is seriously one of the best behaved kids on the planet. I'm going to hire him to give my kids lessons actually. He seemed to have so much fun hanging out with us I wanted to make him a little keepsake of the occasion. I don't create stuff for boys very often, even though I have a son of my own so I hope this is album will be well received. It's a lot more plain and simple than I'm used to, but that's pretty much how my nephew rolls.


Supplies Needed:
eCraft by Craftwell
Fundamentals 1 SD Card
Chipboard
Solid paper of your choice (16 brown sheets, 1 light brown, 1 red sheet...I used Core'dinations)
Xyron
Crop-a-dile
Fiskars Good Times 8 x 8 Stamps
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Heat Gun
White Gel Pen
Using your eCraft, cut Image 4 from the Fundamentals 1 SD Card at 10 inches out of your chipboard. I cut a total of 8. Then cut 1 out of your solid brown colored paper at 10 inches, one at 9 inches in light brown, and one at 8 inches in red to layer as shown. You could also go into your eCraft Pro Software and shadow and layer the images more precise if you like. I'm happy with how this looks though. For your interior pages, and back cover, you will want to cut an additional 15 brown cuts at 10 inches (I just left mine plain). Then run all of your paper maple leaves through your Xyron and adhere to your pages. Ink and sand edges if you like. Using your versafine ink, stamp your sentiment on the front cover and use a white gel pen to add a title if you'd like. Cut off the stems on the leaves and close with binder rings using your crop-a-dile to make the holes. Easy peasy! I thought this would be the perfect way for my nephew to remember this holiday. His Dad and I don't quite see eye-to-eye and it sadly might be quite some time before I can see him again. Hopefully he will look through this album often and remember all the fun we had this year...sharing Thanksgiving with him completely made my day!
Now, be sure you head over to Roberts Arts and Crafts where you can use CYBERMONDAY47W to save 35% on your ENTIRE purchase! That's too good of a deal to resist...yes it EVEN works on the eCraft machine! WOO HOO!

Gift Card Holder - Barb

Hello! It's Barb from Crafty Girl! I had a wonderful weekend celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends but now it is time to start thinking about Christmas! As much as I try to find the perfect gift for each and every person on my list, sometimes the most perfect gift is a gift card. And I don't know about you, but if I am going to give a gift card, then I want to personalize it with the way I "wrap" it! Today, I am going to share a fast and easy way to make the gift card giving a little more personal!


First, start with a 4 inch by 6 inch piece of cardstock. Score the cardstock at 3 1/2 inches and 7 1/4 inches.


The smaller section that you scored will be the flap for your gift card holder. You can leave it just as it is but I like to punch the edge with my Martha Stewart punch. It gives it a more finished look.


Now we are going to make the pocket for the gift card that fits inside the gift card holder. Take a 4 inch by 6 inch piece of coordinating patterned paper. On the 4 inch side, score it at 1/2 inch. On the 6 inch side, score it at 1 3/4 inches and again at 4 1/4 inches.


Fold the 4 by 6 inch paper on the scored lines and use adhesive to secure. This will become the pocket for the gift card. I like to use a circle punch to punch out a half circle so it is easier to remove the gift card from the pocket. I also added some brown ink to the edges. For the bottom section, add a piece of coordinating patterned paper that is 2 inches by 4 1/2 inches. Decorate it any way you like. I used Websters paper and chipboard buttons for this along with some Martha Stewart punches! I also made a little card to fit into the pocket so I can write a personalized note to the person receiving the gift.


To finish up the project, I added coordinating patterned paper, ric rac and a chipboard button to the front. I inked the edges of this paper as well. To keep the flap secure to the front, add a piece of velcro under the button.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial today! If you would like to see some of my other projects, you can find them on my blog: Crafty Girl! Enjoy your week!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Penguin Card - Yolie

Greetings!! This is Yolie from JustYolie, JustCreate!  Today is my last day as guest designer!  Time sure flies! :)  Big thanks to Roberts Craft for allowing to be part of the amazing and talented group of designers! Here's the card I created, using paper from my stash and some new too! The shape cut is from My Minds Eye, I Believe kit.  


Here's the inside of the card:  All images and sentiments are from The Stamps of Life.  The fancy label is a die cut from Sizzix cut on my Cuttlebug.   The glitter paper is from DCWV and I also used Gelly Roll Stardust glitter pen to accent the ribbon on the gifts.


The window frame is recycled from the packing of Art-C glitter.


Here's the packing I recycled.  I'll be creating another project using the brown window frame. =)


Thank you for stopping by today and HAPPY EVERYTHING!! Yolie

Winter Card - Celeste

Hello my crafty friends... This is Celeste from www.touchedbyabutterfly.com.




I made this cure little note card using DCWV paper. I used Bic Mark it markers to color the image.....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Paper Christmas Tree - Nancy

Hello! Nancy here from ScrappingoutofControl. It has been so cold lately that I decided to stay home and start putting up my Christmas decorations..Yes I know it's not even Thanksgiving but I LOVE Christmas!!! So for my project, I decided to make so home decor...First you will need your favorite papers, an empty paper towel roll and an empty ribbon roll. Here I used an old Christmas collection from DCWV.
Cut five strips of 6 by 12 paper. I used my Martha Stewart-around the edge page punch for each strip. I then scored the strips at a half an inch using my Martha Stewart scoring board. After you have cut and scored your strips, glue two strips together. You should have a total of five 6 by 24 strips.Glue the paper towel roll to the ribbon roll..The ribbon roll is the base of your tree. (sorry no photo)
Use a strong adhesive to glue the strips starting from the bottom up. Continue to glue the strips on the paper towel roll. Make sure you over lap the layers. For the final layer, cut a strip of paper 3.5 by 6 inches. glue the ends together and make triangle shaped rosette. Add adhesive to the top of the paper towel roll and add the last layer.
 And now the fun part..decorate your tree! I used a snowflake as the tree topper and used Diamond Dust as my snow.
Here is a closer look at my tree.
I hope you've enjoyed today's Roberts Crafts project. Don't forget to visit them here..
Big crafty hugs, Nancy

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ornament Card - Celeste

Hello my crafty friends. This is Celeste from www.touchedbyabutterfly.com.


I am here to share with you a special Christmas Card. I used DCWV paper to make this card. I really am obsessed with shape cards lately. I used my cuttlebug with the snowflake embossing folder on the die cut to add some extra dimension.
Hope you enjoy my card.