Tuesday, December 29, 2009
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Friday, December 18, 2009
This ready made package is a CD holder and was purchased at Michaels. I went in the store for something totally unrelated to this and decided to use my 40% off coupon, because all the other items in my cart were on sale and not eligible for the coupon. Sooo...it cost .60 plus tax. Talk about a bargain! I am packaging a gift card for my Aunt. It just makes it seem more like a gift! It's all about the packaging, right? I did dress up the tag a bit. After sizing down the green snowflake tag, I adhered it atop the stamped die cut circle. The stamped upper outer border is from JustRite's Holiday Demi Phrases Set. The lower outer border is created with JustRites's Times New Roman font.
Close up of the tag! I added Flower Soft polar white to the snowflake...adds dimension to the tag! The flap is held with the red elastic that came on the box. Copic colored holly leaf and berries, button embellishment with silver cording finish the tag. Just another angle of completed box. Quick, easy, and inexpensive! Just what I need about now! How are you doing on your holiday preparations? In my earnest efforts to be ahead of the game this year, it just is not going to happen! LOL! You may play Sharon's Stamp Simply challenges any time, as many times as you want. If you upload to Splitcoaststampers use keyword: ssnotime118 Check out the snow flurries that are whirling among these terrific designers! Sharon Johnson Michelle Woerner, (December guest designer) Tammy Hershberger Julie Koerber Janine Orchard Jennifer Buck AJ Otto Barbara Anders Jenny Gropp Deb Saaranen
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
OR you may take an old card, cut portions of it you like and create a new card. Just get some element that was store bought at one time! That is exactly what I did! I have always recycled our Christmas cards! All the various styles, colors, and designs fascinate me...I love them all! I trim many to use as gift tags, build card houses (will share this 20 year old pattern soon), and create new cards to send. At this point the easier the better to get those cards completed! My card today is a recycled card front that is trimmed down, distressed along the edging using my Making Memories distress tool, and adhered to two pieces of cardstock. I did add this stamped sentiment to the card front. Remember this post HERE? Where I shared a tip when stamping your JustRite images. Always stamp a few extra images, place them in a pocket file to use for this very kind of creation! It's crunch time after all! And this worked perfect...this card was complete in a matter of minutes! The sentiment image is from JustRite's A Merry Little Christmas Set. Using just the center makes it even faster! I have mentioned this before too, but it bears repeating...this set is going to be utilized far into the winter season with the Happy New Year image, the snowflake, pairing the borders with other sets, I could go on and on! But I'll refrain, because I have to get back to those Christmas cards!
We hope you will join us this week! If you upload to Splitcoaststampers use this keyword: ssnotime117. Please let us know if you upload to your blog as well! You may play anytime, as many times you want! Check out the super talented Stamp Simply team designers blogs to see what they have been up to! Sharon Johnson Michelle Woerner (December Guest Designer) Tammy Hershberger Jenny Gropp Barbara Anders Janine Orchard Deb Saaranen AJ Otto (will post mid-day Fri) Jennifer Buck (taking the day off) Julie Koerber (taking the day off) Take good care, please know how much I appreciate you stopping by! Have a great weekend, my friends!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
See you tomorrow with that last minute gift idea for the older teens and car drivers on your list! Take good care!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
JustRite BLOG, Angela Barkhouse, Barb Schram (that's me!), Becca Feeken, Debbie Olsen, Heidi Blankenship, Kathy Jones, Kelli Fortin, Lauren Meader, Lisa Sommerville, Michele Kovack, Michelle Wooderson, Sharon Harnist, Sharon Johnson, Terre Fry
Take good care! On Friday, I will have yet another quick idea, perfect for the older teens, and car drivers on your gift giving list!