Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Gift Wrapped...

I wanted to do something besides the usual flat card,
so I made a small box card only 1/4 inch thick.
Just enough room inside to add the little machine stitched paper "socks"...

The Copics colored image I used was

and the inside sentiment is

I then added the ribbon that ties partially around the card to give the appearance of a wrapped gift.  With the extra space inside, I can always add an actual pair of boy's socks for my 7 year old grandson!  Yeah, I know, that's mean!  Haha!

Hope you got a kick out of this and maybe some new ideas!

Special Delivery!

Hello, it's Jan again!

(Please scroll down to see my latest DCWV layout!)

Today, I made a tag-turned-card!
Sometimes, you start with a concept, and it just grows from there!
I used the recently released Stampendous,
on kraft cardstock.
First, I stamped and heat-embossed the image onto the kraft tag.
The image was then colored using watercolor pencils.

The sentiment is from the set,  "Christmas Wishes",
and was stamped and also heat-embossed.
The edges of the tag were inked with Tim Holtz Christmas inks,
and the kraft card mat and the pattern paper edges inked in Momento, Cocoa Brown.
I love the vintage look of these colors!
What set the whole thing off was covering the entire tag with Versamark,
Champagne Dazzle Ink.
I then sprinkled the entire surface with Stampendous,
Detail Clear Embossing Powder.
The result was this shimmery, gorgeous tag giving those vintage colors
an extra pop!
I send more cards than I attach tags to gifts, so this was assembled and will be one more Christmas card off my list! 

The August Stampendous Challenge,
 "Focus on Sentiments",
is very close to coming to an end!
Just look at all of the wonderful projects by the
Design Team!
Stampendous is giving away three stamp sets in August!
Go here to see all of the details and rules, and make your own project and link it up here or on the Stampendous blog!

Check out my second post for today!
These new DCWV papers will knock your socks off!

DCWV Autumn Melody

"Family Traditions"
I wanted to capture the magic that was so evident in the photo where my grandson is reading to my mother,
his great-grandmother.
There will only be so many moments like this in
this lifetime.
Hayden had been reading at a very high level for some time, but my mother had never had the opportunity until last November to sit down and share a book with him. I know she loved it, having read to me and my sister, and then to my children from the time we were all very young.
At only 6, he was reading at a third grade level!  He has since started second grade this year, and is in a Gifted Program, so I'm sure he will be passing us all up and reading everything he gets his hands on now!
These DCWV papers are so gorgeous to work with!
Fall colors with a touch of elegance...
The gold foil on the leaf pattern paper is my all-time favorite for this time of year!
Even in small amounts die cut, border punched, or as trim, this paper steals the show!
The coordinating stickers make putting together a finished layout a breeze!
My banners have a beautiful sheet music print and comes in the stack, too!
I only wish my photos would do it justice.
My mother hates photos of herself, but I have a  feeling she'll
make exceptions for this one!
Please leave a comment so I know you've been here!
I love reading them and returning the favor by going to your blogs and seeing
your own creations!
Thank you, too, Fiskars, Spellbinders, and Prima
for their amazingly wonderful products!