Monday, December 26, 2011

Season’s Greetings

Hi! Hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas and that Santa brought some scrappy gifts!

I have a wintery card for any occasion this time of year using the adorable Warren & Frosty stamp.

Season's Greetings

They are colored with Distress inks on watercolor paper and then cut out and mounted on white cardstock that has been stamped with 18th Century Proclamation. I used Distress ink Tea dye to both stamp the background and then ink around the image.

Season's Greetings 2

I let Warren’s ears hang loose to give some dimension to the image. Love his cute bunny ears! :)

The card is heavily inspired by a card by Chupa for SCS Featured stamper challenge. Thank you! :)

Have a beautiful day!


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Falling Snow

I have a vintage winter card for you today!

I was unable to pitch the vintage music scraps after my project last Sunday....and so I sliced them up into strips and made a collage card with them. I had used Scrap Happy Glue to stamp my Leaf Swirls stamp and then glittered it with You're So Fine Silver Glitter. 

I added some ricrac and mini brads along with some Sizzix dies, Martha Stewart punches and Candi to embellish my card. 

The sentiment is the title of the song I used.  The snowflakes on this card are ivory in keeping with the vintage touches.

Best Wishes for a Healthy and Happy New Year!
Michelle Pearson - Inspiration Blooms

Monday, December 19, 2011

Quick gift boxes

This time a year the need of quick and easy gift boxes increases…. And the closer to Christmas one is the more the need for the quick and easy part. :) So I thought I’d share the box that has saved me many a time. It looks real nice and is done in a couple of minutes.

Sorry for bad photos, wasn’t able to take photos in daylight.

trekanter 1

The boxes are made out of paper stripes 3 x 8. the papers are scored at half at 4”  and on then scored like a diamond shape from the short ends. Start on the center of the short end 1 1/2, and score to the outer edge of either side of the center scored line of the long side. When this is done from both sides simply fold along all the five scored line and punch a hole and tie a ribbon to hold it. Sorry for bad explanation, hope you get it.

trekant 3

The boxes are decorated with cutie pies Dudley & Warren. Colored with distress inks and cut out. Sentiment from Christmas Tidings set.

trekant 2

Trekant 4

The tag cards are made out of Spellbinders Floral Doily Accents and Circles Nestabilities. The stamp is from the Christmas Tidings Set.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful Christmas!!!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pyramid Gift Box

This week's challenge at The Rubber Cafe is to make treat/gift boxes.    I have also gone and gotten myself another addictive hobby....Pinterest!    I pinned this Pyramid Gift Box and just had to give it a go Rubber Cafe style!
For this project I used a cardboard base 3x3 inches and four triangles that have a 3 inch short side.  You can alter the height of your triangles as you wish, just make sure the long sides are equal in length.  I used two sheets of vintage sheet music, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, One and Only Tapesilver You're So Fine Glitter and Leaf Swirls.

I stamped with glue onto my sheet music and covered with the glitter.  Let dry.
Next Tape the triangle bases to the square base and fold corners together.  If all fits, use tape or glue to adhere your sheet music. 

For this photo, I placed a battery-operated votive and a tiny candle wreath could leave one side off and make this a cute lantern as well!
Then pop a hole in each of the triangle peaks and thread some ribbon through.  I heated the tails of my ribbon with a heat gun to give it a vintage feel.  I also added some extra tails and melted those as well.
Here is a close-up of the glitter stamping. 

Hope you were inspired as I was! 
Michelle Pearson ~ Inspiration Blooms

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Treat Box

Happy Saturday!!!

This week the Rubber Cafe Design Team ladies are hard at work on Christmas treat bags and boxes in case you need some last minute gift wrapping ideas!

I decided to make this quick Treat Box  that I found on the Splitcoast Stampers site.

It's the perfect little box to fill with candy, stamping goodies or anything else you can think of!

Here is the basic box before I added the Warm and cozy Warren image and sentiment.

Here is Warm and cozy Warren before I die cut the image and added him to the box.


The sentiment is from Christmas Tidings and I added lime green nestabling lo the die cut to help  make it pop!

It's a fun little box to fill with goodies for that crafty friend or family member!

I hope you get to get some stamping in this weekend.  Give this little box a's easy and fun and the recipient will love it!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Last Minute Cards

Happy Friday Everyone, I am feeling a little under the weather so my Last Minute Cards are kind of strange to, I am just going to blame it on congested head.. I decided to try and use several scrap pieces of pattern paper and some up cycled cards that I used to die cut my snowflakes out of.
Isn't this just the cutest stamp? Cuteness! Donovan and Warren, just love this stamp from The Rubber Cafe.
As you can see I used the same pattern and layout for each of my three cards, I just used different pattern paper and some different ribbon. How do you like the snowflake? The snowflake was created using the S5-059 Ironwork Motifs, I just love using this set for snowflakes.
Each of the card bases where created using the LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-Three from Spellbinders™ as well as S4-346 Labels Twenty-Two from Spellbinders™.  I used some You're So Fine Glitter - Patriot Red and the Scrap Happy Glue for my stamped image. I hope you have enjoyed my Last Minute Card creations, it is a great way to use up all of those scraps you have collecting dust. I hope that you all have a Merry Christmas as this will be my last post for the year. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

CAS Quick Card Set

For my quick card set this week, I chose to try something a bit out of the box. We’ve had some wonderful samples using coloring, glittering, and regular stamping so I decided to showcase something a bit different.


I decided to go with F-608 Presents for Warren stamp using white pigment ink and Stamp & Bond embossing powder.  I just love the look of white on kraft colored cardstock.


. . . and look how great it looks with the glitter too. I used our TRC0010 Scrap Happy Glue and G108 You’re So Fine Glitter in Diamond Clear Cool and Princess Pink on the presents to help them pop.
Since my card above did have some fussy cutting, I thought I would do another simpler version with less cutting so it could be replicated quickly.


This card simply uses the stamp with white pigment ink along with the glitter for the snow and accents to the presents but with no embossing powder. 


So you can see what a different look this is by using the white ink and glitter.

For this final card, I simply used the glitter for the snow base and nothing else on the stamp. This last card would be incredibly easy and fast to do if in a hurry.


Also did you see the beautiful bow centers?


These are made with our FABULOUS Jellie Dots. They are so gorgeous. Here’s how I created the bow centers.


To make the centers, you will need the RC001 Stick Em’ Up tool, Jellie Dots, and TRC0010 Scrap Happy Glue.


Simply place a small amount of glue on a 1 inch circle covering about half of the middle. Let air dry for a few minutes until it becomes tacky.


Next using the Stick Em’ Up tool, place the Jellie Dots in the center of the circle.
TIP: Ever have a problem getting embellishments to flip over?  I’ve found that by putting the Jellie Dots in the lid and giving it a quick shake, they will flip over so that I can then pick them up.


Once the flower centers are adhered, you can then cut around them and adhere to your project. It’s that easy.
I hope you’ve been inspired to make some quick holiday cards this week. Stay tuned to the blog where there will be more last minute card ideas to showcase!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quick cards

This week we're sharing some ideas for making quick cards.

(I got inspiration for this card from a magazine)

I used You're so fine Glitter on the top of this card.
I Punched holes, attached the eyelets, threaded with ribbon and attached my tag.  I had stamped the tag with the sentiment Merry Christmas from the Christmas Tidings stamp set.  It's hard to see but I also stamped the pattern paper with Pattern Royale background stamp.
(I inked the edges of the tag using my Li'l inkers
 with three distress inks and I ended up with a rich red/burnt umber color that matched the PP perfectly)
So that's it.  Both Quick and Easy!!
Thanks for stopping by and feel free to share your samples of your go-to "Quick and easy Cards"


Monday, December 12, 2011

Last Minute Seasonal Cards

Hi!!! This week’s theme is perfect for me. I’m the procrastinator – big time. I can spend hours on fun projects only to end up with like no time to make my Christmas cards… Soooo I challenged myself yesterday and gave me an hour to finish two sets of three cards. I did it in 54 minutes… :)

First up is a cute and fun Christmas card which took almost forty minutes to finish due to some fuzzy cutting. But it was worth it!

I started with making all the elements of the cards: Die cutting card base and card front with Spellbinders Grand Labels 1, stamping the ├╝ber CUTE pug from the A Pug For The Holidays set, coloring them and cutting them out etc.

Howlidays 2

It took no time to assemble the cards.


Howlidays 3

Next set is for Hanukkah using the Celebrating The Festival Of Lights Set.


Hannukah 2

A couple of more sets and I’m ready to mail!