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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hot Choc Showflake Winter/Xmas Tag

Made this Snowflake Tag using a Cricut cartridge, Christmas Cheer.

Used one of the snowflakes cut out of Tag on Hot Choc mug. 

Definitely not a day here in Central Tx for hot chocolate. We have had temps in 70s - 80s past couple days. Hoping the Groundhog does not predict more days of Winter even thought I'm not fond of the hot temps so soon.

 Supplies List 

Crayola: pencil color (used for coloring hot choc in mug)
Cricut cartridge:  Christmas Cheer  4: Snowflake Tag
ink:  Memento - Bahama Blue, London Fog
machine: Cricut Explore Air, Sizzix BIGkick
paper: cardstock -  blue, white, white glitter, Darice Lt Blue w/ white mini dots
pen: Wink of Stella GL Clear (used on hot choc in mug, on snowflake on mug & steam)
ribbon: Maker's Holiday
stamp/die:  Simon Says Stamp Winter Warmth/Warm Wishes
tool:  MISTI

Entering this into the following challenges:

1/31   Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Ch Extra Jan 2017   UE  1/
1/31   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Jan 2017 Ch   UE  1/1

2/3    CHNC Christmas Ch318 Anything Christmas   opt feature no sentiment     UE   1/28

2/5    Fantabulous Cricut Ch#293 Snow  3E(#2)   1/23

2/8    Cut It Up Ch114 Hot Drink     1E(#1)   1/27 

Dog Theme Bday Card

First time using a Simon Says Stamp stamp/die set to make this Dog theme birthday card. Used sketch which you can see below.

Was having trouble with die cutting the stamped balloon. The die is see-thru/open at the top where the balloon is but is not see-thru/open where the string is. When I would stamp and then die cut the image was not cut to my satisfaction so I die cut an image from one piece of caardstock, put my other piece of cardstock that I was going to stamp on in my MISTI, put the cut out image cardstock on top of other piece of cardstock, put my magnets to keep the cardstock ffrom moving, lined up my stamp by placing it into the cut out area, closed MISTI to get stamp on the MISTI glass, inked the stamp, stamped the balloon while leaving both pieces of cardstock in place, lined up the 'Happy Birthday' stamp to be on the balloon, stamped the 'Happy Birthday', then took the 2 pieces of cardstock to line up the balloon die into the cut out area and die cut using my Sizzix BIGkick. The result was a good looking balloon that is stamped & die cut.  

 Supplies List 

Glossy accents: used on balloons
ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
paper: cardstock - blue, green, red, yellow   scrapbook - balloons
Simon Says Stamp: ink - Fern, stamp/die - Cuddly Critters, Cuddly Critters Accessories
tool:  MISTI
wiggle eye: 5mm

Entering this into the following challenges:

1/31   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Jan 2017 Ch   UE  1/1
1/31   DLART Jan Linky Ch   1Eperday no stacking   1/1
2/5   Cuttlebug Mania Ch Hobby   Sewing, Carpentry, etc.    3E(#3)   1/2  
   Hobby - dog to represent my dog care/walk business and also making cute cards using wiggle eyes
2/5   Simon Says Stamp Mon Pets Corner     5E(#1)   1/30

2/9   Cardz TV Sketch Des Ch#1 Bday Card   use any Sketch   3E(#2)   1/27