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Friday, December 30, 2011

More, but different, and Yes I am a copy cat.

I had a very inspiring comment on my last post, made me anxious to share more of what I have.  This is mostly little notebooks you can pick up at Michaels for $1.00, except when my dd dropped in to pick some up for me they were only $0.50. How cool is that?

This little notebook was a gift for my secret Santa at work.  Amazingly enough I was hers and she was mine.  I am still mad at her though as she was a much more giving Santa than I.  I will make it up to her throughout the year, tee hee.

Isn't this card just adorable?  I found the pattern in the latest CardMaker Magazine edition.  I really get some great ideas from that magazine.

Another gift to my Secret Santa, that isn't the right term for the receiver is it?   In this case it works as she was also my secret Santa.  Anyway, this was a little photo frame I made for her.  The back anyway.

This is the front of the frame.  I knew she had two boys that she brought to work with her everyday, come to find out she has a littler one at home. She can use the three places for each of the boys or not...

You will recognize this design if you follow Jeanette Lynton's  blog.  She posted one of these and I just had to make one.  I have it hanging in my foyer.  It was fun to make and I am thinking about another one with Live, Laugh and Love on it, in different papers, of course.  The Noel is a little hard to see in this photo.  There are some silver heat embossed snowflakes, some green on green and a few metallic snowflakes.  My sister bought a bag of "table scatters" at Crate & Barrel, but my other sister, who shares their home, didn't like them so I am the the lucky recipient.  

Another notebook with a bookmark.

Another notebook with no bookmark.

to make the bookmark I just used some left over paper with some card stock and a piece of the ribbon.

What you can't see is how I attach my ribbon, so cool.  You punch a hole with a big bite or whatever you have, then feed the end of the ribbon through the hole from inside, then go down the book or card, then up and back inside from the top, feed the other end into the hole and make sure there is one end on each side of the ribbon and then tie your knot.  It is there to stay.

Becky Roberts thought of this darling idea.  If you can, check out her blog, I have made her name a link to the page with how to make these shoes.  Oh my gosh.  I think they are so cute.  You may notice if you go there that her elf has polka dotted socks.  I didn't want to copy her exactly so I made striped socks.  I took a small piece of card stock and scored it (using my Martha Stewart Score Board) every 1/8 inch, then I cut each score mark and bent each other one away and then sponged my stripes.  Aren't I clever?

What can I say except it is a little off center.  Oh well.  I think I saw  something similar on Curt O'Brien's blog.  No I don't think I will ever be as good as Curt.  He is a perfectionist while I just like to play with paper.  When I got out my stamp set I found that I had saved a template for this tree in the pack.  Normally I would have done every other word in red and then green, but I guess I was in a hurry for something.  Anyway, you get the idea.

 I did see something similar to this on Curt's blog.  The Noel is on a piece of silver card stock, but to get the silver border on the card itself  I used Gina K's trick of  running the Versa Mark around the edge of the card and then embossing it using the silver EP.

This was copied from Vicki Wizniuk's blog.  I had the stocking cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for a while and it was just siting on my scrap table.  I thought this was a perfect way to use it.  Not so crazy about my glitter job on the stocking itself, but let me tell you about the border of the label.  It is a Nestability  label die  You know how they get that small embossed edge around them? Well, I very carefully used my glue pen, the one with the brush tip, not the ball point, and went around each section and then sprinkled the glitter, before I moved on to the next section.  By the way, this is the same die used to make the elf shoes.

I have some work to do today for one of my offices so I better get a move on.

As Always, thanks for tuning in.

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