Saturday, November 18, 2006

Wendy and I had a great day together last Thursday as we played with paper, stamps and ink in her wonderfully stocked craft room! Wendy got her Christmas cards done and I got a few things done and started. Below you can see what I accomplished......some Christmas cards, tags and a desktop calendar.

The bottom left tags have little christmas lights punched out of textured cardstock and I strung them on some curled wire. Above the lights I stamped "jingle jingle" and below the lights are stars embossed in gold. Then I matted them to secure the wire in between. The other tags are stamped in blue snowflakes and then I punched out orange snowflakes attached with a brad and inked the edges of the tags in orange. The cards are just some prints that I cut out and attached to cardstock, a few stamps here and there and a stamped verse on the inside. I like 'em!

This photo is not very clear but the best I could do.....must have been bad lighting :)
I bought a glass frame at the dollar store, placed a patterned paper in it with a couple of stamped lines, printed out the little calendars on cardstock, attached each to a piece of brown cardstock that I punched tiny holes in, then attached them together with some hemp cord and sticky taped the December calendar to the glass. The right side of the patterned paper has a photo corner that you can put a photo in or whatever you'd like. I stamped a pretty flower and double matted it for an example.
Well, I had a great time playing with all this stuff and can't wait to do more!


sillyleann said...

How fun!! It looks like you had some serious fun. I love, love, love the desktop calendar idea. (That would make an awesome Christmas gift - calendar file share - hint, hint) I was hoping to hear that all you SU stuff came in, but all the fun crafts was fun to read about too.

Joy said...

I wanna be there too\!!!! That photo has made me miss you both even more!!!

Gill said...

WOW ladies! Love the cards you made. Glad you are both doing well. I so miss DID!! Take care Marcie, lots of love to you and Wendy. :)