Saturday, November 28, 2009

Stenciled Frame

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Today I have a stenciled frame I did for a craft show. This was also inspired by a tutorial given by Kimberly Van Diepen @ She uses stencil paste but I had a hard time finding it so I found that joint compound from your local home store does the same trick. I simply bought a $2 frame and stained it. Then I took the stencil and laid it on the frame and took a knife and covered it with joint compound. I let it dry for a while then sponged it and added a little glitter.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Mini Album

Today I have another "passbook" mini album that I made for christmas. How cute would this be as a gift with little coupons in it? I think it took 30 minutes to make. Hope it gives you some inspiration!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Passbook Mini Album

Today I have a passbook album inspired by Amy Sheffer. It could be used for so many things....a small photo album, a kind of coupon book or I have one as a reward system for my son. Everytime he does his chores without being told or helps his baby sister, I write it on the blank piece attached and once the book is full he gets a suprise and we start over. I took chipboard and ran it through the Top Note die along with a couple of sheets of DSP. Then cut it as you like and attach to the chipboard. What a quick and easy gift for someone!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Stencil Card

This is a bday card that I made for a friend. I used close to cocoa cardstock and then sponged it with close to cocoa ink. That gives it a suede look. Then I stenciled with vanilla acryllic paint and added some dazzling diamonds glitter. The stamp set is the Happy Everything. I like it because simple but elegant. I hope you like it too!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Family Mini Album

This is a mini album that I made for a christmas present. It was completely inspired by one of my favorite Stampin' Up Demonstrators Kimberly Van Diepen. She is awesome and you can see all of her ideas here: I used the Bella Bleu DSP along with the coordinating cardstock. I also used a stencil on the front and one of the pages. On the cover I used what amounts to stencil paste....joint compound found at your local home store. Then I sponged it with chocolate chip ink and added some dazzling diamond glitter. Have a great Saturday!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas Tags

Happy Friday! It's starting to feel more and more like christmas and this year I am so not ready for it! But I made some tag sets for those who were. The trees are from the Snow Swirled stamp set and all of the rest are out of the Christmas Punch set. I used embossing folders for the ornament and the santa tags to give them a little extra something. I love the embossing folders. I hope you like the tags! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Leather Clutch Purses

Hello Everyone! Today I am showing you leather clutch purses that I made as gift card holders for christmas. I saw these on another blog a long time ago but I cannot remember where. So if you know please drop me a line so that I can give credit. I think these are adorable. Made with the Top Note die and some clear embossing powder. Use your bone folder to draw the pattern and you have leather! I couldnt believe how easy these were to make. Have a great night!