Sunday, December 19, 2010

Kindergarten Christmas Treats

I made 26 of these little treat bags for everyone in Ethan's Kindergarten Class. I have to give a shout out to my husband for helping package all of these the night before the Christmas party.

Monday, December 13, 2010

QuicKutz Quick Stik

A must have tool for punch art! I love the QuicKutz Quick Stik it makes grabbing and attaching tiny pieces a cinch! This came in very handy when attaching all the tiny pieces on the 12 Tags of Christmas.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 12

I created a sponged pond by masking and inking in a circle at the bottom of the tag. I then used shades of blue to create a an outdoor scene, stamped in my skaters and glittered the snow all around them. I really like the new basic pearls and rhinestones SU put out in this catalog. They come in a variety of sizes, perfect for any project. I think they added an elegant touch to this monochromatic tag.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 11

This cute little penguin was made out of the large oval punch. I added some pumpkin pie with the modern label punch (for the feet) and Two-step Bird punch for the beak. A small black brad made a perfect eye for a finishing touch.

Friday, December 10, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 10

I stamped the same leaf from the French Foliage set over and over again in gold ink (for both the petals and leaves of the flower) and cut them out. I then wrapped them around my paper piercer to give them a curl. I then attached them in the shape of a flower to a punched circle and used stampin' dimensionals here and there to give them some lift. I added a pearl brad to the center and a poinsettia was born.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 9

I cut out this gingerbread image on my Quickutz Silhouette. I sponged crumb cake ink on crumb cake paper to give the appearance he had been baked. I then put on some dimensional paint for the icing and a couple of tiny buttons, brads for the eyes, drew in a mouth and chalked in some cheeks. A couple of dots on the cheeks with my uni-ball Signo white gel pen (a must have for any crafter) and my gingerbread man is complete.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 8

I used an SU marker to color in just the snowflake from the Season of Joy stamp set. Otherwise, it is all punch art. I sponged the bear with a little sahara sand for dimension and I sponged bashful blue on the peaks of the snow and added some dazzling diamonds for sparkle. I used the Decorative Label Punch from the holiday mini on this one. I think it is quickly becoming one of my favorite punches.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 7

This was an origami Christmas tree I found on line, paired with SU's Designer Christmas paper I think it turned out adorable.

Monday, December 6, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 6

I love this new (this year) stamp set "Welcome Christmas." The minute I saw it my mind came up with dozens of possibilities. I laid down an uneven strip of paper to mask off the snow, then sponged the sky in pink pirouette, then went back and sponged the edges in pretty in pink to give it more depth. I also added a little sparkle to the snow.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 5

I embossed Dasher on gold against designer Christmas paper, I then went around the edge of the tag with a gold sharpie and added a strip of gold waffle paper at the bottom for some texture. This was my attempt to make a more masculine tag.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 4

This was a very simple, but elegant tag. I just cut four rectangles to resemble door panels, sponged them with Sahara sand to give them some dimension and voila - a door. I then punched out a circle with a small circle punched from that (much like the foam wreaths florists work with) to give me a frame to start attaching the leaves (from the Two-Step Bird punch) to. I punched the berries from my crop-a-dile and then glittered them up a little for some pop.

Friday, December 3, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 3

For this tag I cut out the word Joy on my Quickutz Silhouette then cut a circle scaled to the size of my word and made it into a snowman head. The eyes were punched out with the crop-a-dile, the carrot nose was free-hand. I love this year's Designer Christmas Paper SU put out!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 2

The key to making this bird pop is to ink up the body and wings with black ink.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 1

Inspired by Tim Holtz, I decided to create my own "12 Tags of Christmas." For this one I wanted to use non-traditional Christmas colors.