Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A couple more fall/Thanksgiving cards

...that I had done a few weeks ago.. when I didn't know how to post yet.

As you can see I love the spellbinders. (I use them in my cuttlebug) The Pumpkin and the leaves are of the group that will be gone by the end of November...I use them over and over ..well worth having.
I also used Labels nine.. and did the card in a simplified easel format so that it is easy to display.. The pumpkins fold down so tthat the card could be sent by post if one wished.
Both of the sayings are from the Crackerbox Palace.
They are two of my favorites that I pull out time and time again.

Here is another card that I have used the same Crackerbox stamp on. I just added a couple more leaves.. (Also from the Crackerbox) The border punch used is from EK success and the "garbage" of the border punch is the decoration around the spellbinder ovals. The acorns and leaf is fun foam cut with spellbinders, too.

Have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving,


I was asked what I do to the insides of my cards??

SOOOO I took a couple of pictures of the cards that I already have posted.
Sometimes I leave them blank until I know who will get it, so that it can be personalized for that particular person... Sometimes.. I am short of time and just grab my beloved outline stickers and jazz it up a bit.. They are pretty, but do not add bulk like layering would. (Layering is reserved for when the stamped image didn't get on straight) LOL like in the blue card.. This is the inside of the House Mouse santa card. The words are from :
The Cracker box Palace.

This one is the inside of the cuttlebugged Santa flyinf over the houses card.  The stickers allow it to remain one CS thick.

These words are also from the Crackerbox Palace.
I really love their stamps.. Well made, Stamp well, and neat sayings and images.. A huge variety! Check 'em out!

I have some thanksgiving things to share... my kids (in my profile picture) can't get home until Saturday.. so I have more time to finish things up than most of you.. So these are just my proto types not the finsihed product.. more later.

Monday, November 23, 2009

One layer sendable!

We all have postal problems.(TEE HEE).. this card has nothing hard on it (like a brad)and only one layer, thus it will go through the mail no "problemo".

The folder is one of last year's Cuttlebug Holiday folders.
The Stamps are from the CrackerBox Palace.
I colored it with Liquid Applique in gray, brown, and white and sprinkled with holograhic glitter before the applique dried.
The houses are colored this SPICA Glitter pens from Copic!! LOVE EM!!

The card is Edged with a Krylon Gold Marker!

Another easy to mail Christmas card.

It has to be quick this morning... but wanted to show you a couple more easy to mail quick Christmas cards.This first one is using an EK holes and a couple snow flake punches, a Cuttlebug holiday border, and Martha Stewards snow border/corner punch set.

The stamps of Rudolph and Chill are from the Crackerbox Palace;

The holes behind Rudolph and the side holes are covered with packing tape and then covered with glitter and BURNISHED.
Rudolph's nose is half of a fishing bead. Image is colored with Copics and the glitter,antlers and sunglasses are covered with Triple Thick from Deco Arts. (Makes it so that the glitter will never shed!!!)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

After Christmas we always need to get our Thank yous out and they also need to be quick ones.

This card is a five minute card..

I used a scrap of wall paper for the back paper.(I believe in living green)  I made a template by cutting a spellbinder plastic packaging material...  cut it to A2 card front size... then cut out the center to have what I thought would be an eye appealing border width...
 I can use this template over and over again and again.
I line up the outside edges, and use a copic pigment pen to draw the border ..leaving room to stamp my words.  Using this pen, I can emboss if I wish.  (On this card I did.)

I  stamped the roses from the "Crackerbox Palace" and embossed them.
Then I used a cheap paint that works like H2O's...and covers well on wallpaper to paint the flowers.
The embossing keeps oit from going out of the lines, thus Ican paint it quickly.
  The words are also from another Cracker box stamp, that is so well made that I can use the rest of the stamp for the inside.     The inside says:  May the world always be
                                                             as wonderful for you,
                                                             as you make it for others.

The line on the front of this card is the first part of the same word stamp.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside before I sent it out!!LOL Told you I was new to this!
Joy and Peace to all,

Another easy fun Christmas Card

This is not the season for putsy :(".....; even though I love them...

So I used the November House Mouse stamp, colored it with Copics, then used "Think Pink" and "Heart Red" Flock by Stampendous
on the cape, socks and hat.

The strip of white CS that I used was 3 1/4 inches wide,( necessary if you wish for the Martha Steward snow flake border and corner punch to work out.); I like this punch because the "garbage" was easily used to put the snow flakes on to the card.
I used the Polar ice flower soft on the hat brim and tassle. . . ( this is the first one that I have not been frustrated with.. It has a glint all on it's own.. and it doesn't seem to shed as badly as the others have...It is giving me some Ideas to use on flower soft that might make me like it more.. Will let you know how they come out... But the Polar Ice. . I like!)
The top of the card was embossed with the new cuttlebug holiday snowflake border...and rubbed with versa magic "cloud white"chalk ink.
The words are from putting a small green CS strip into the new holiday words cuttlebug folder, embossing and then rubbing a bit of green chalk ink on it.. I think it was "color box ice jade chalk ink" , but I had done it before.. not knowing when I would use it and didn't pay attention to that detail.
I finished off the card with dabs from my two-way glue pen and holographic glitter. Then added a Poinsettia sticker that I had picked up from Michael's bargain bin a while back. The spellbinders poinsettia nestables smallest die could do the same thing for me, had I not had this cheap quick solution to embellishment.
I bought the stamp of the month, punch,& and all the supplies I used at
The Crackerbox Palace in Janesville, WI.
Cheer and Peace,
Chick Alizadeh

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The first of many. . . I hope.

Christmas is coming up faster than we realize.  No time to make the "putzy" kind of cards I love to make, so my first picture post is a five minute card, that hopefully still has enough of a wow factor that my "receivers" aren't disappointed.
It is one of the new cuttlebug folders,colored with copic markers.
Greeting is from the Crackerbox Palace.
Icicles punched with the Martha Steward punch, and a little liquid applique and holographic glitter as an embellishment.  Easy to make and easy to mail!
Have a great day!