Cards, Holidays

Dove of Peace

I love this Stampin’ Up “Dove of Peace” rubber stamp! For the past holiday season, this was my “go-to” stamp that I just couldn’t resist using. I primarily stamped on  white cardstock using either Ranger silver tinsel embossing powder or Recollections gold embossing powder. I think using the metallic is what made the image really come to life. This stamp is so versatile – it looks great using white ink on colored paper or stamping with black ink and coloring it up.  After stamping and embossing, I fussy cut the doves out to attach to cards and tags. Silver and gold foil cardstock were used for matting. Although the stamp has a verse on it underneath the dove, which I love, I thought I would keep it simple and just use the image. For the first time in a long time, I didn’t use any Stickles, which is a rare thing for me since I am obsessed with that glitter glue! Here are a few pictures to share with you that I took with my phone. I thought it was best not to take out my 35mm camera since my crafting space was sprinkled with glitter of some sort throughout the holiday season…I hope you’re a having a great new year – Cheers to 2016!

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A little of this & a little of that

One caramel frappachino, please.

I loved making this gift card holder! It’s a great way to use scrap paper, and your favorite embossing folders too. The lid, cup, and cup wrapper are all embossed paper. A small glue dot attached to the gift card keeps it in place and makes it easy to remove.  The coffee mug stamp is from the Morning Cup stamp set. I didn’t quite cut out the shape of the lid the way I wanted to, but it’s one of those things that is just trial & error… enjoy!

starbucks gift card holder              hand made gift card holder in the shape of a "to-go" coffee cup

P.S. Thanks for the chai tea latte yesterday, Myra!

I think it’s time to break out another stamp set to play with…it’s a new month and with that comes a new set of ideas.

Holidays

Did you ever make Valentine boxes in elementary school?

This cute vintage inspired valentine box actually started out as a Christmas box…until I started thinking of fun memories of receiving valentines from classmates when I was in elementary school. Kids in the class would bring in a homemade decorated container to put valentines in that we handed out to each other. One year I made a pink papered choo-choo train out of an empty round oatmeal container. I added wheels that I cut out of a cereal box. I also added a smokestack {an empty spool of thread} complete with cotton balls to look like steam was coming out of the chimney. Isn’t it funny the things we remember from our childhood?

Maybe I will use this new box for storing all of my pretty Valentine’s Day materials, unless of course, you have a better suggestion for me!