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Cards for Men Challenge 24 - Fancy Folds


I am entering this card in the Cards for Men Challenge 24 - Fancy Folds.  For this card I used DCWV The Guy Stack (because it is for a man) and I cut 5, 1.5 inch by 12 inch strips of paper.  I then used my Scallop Dot Martha Stewart punch for the edges and scored the strips every 1/4 inch. I then folded the scored lines. I seen this in a magazine but I am sorry I don't know the name of the magazine. I had a hard time keeping the folds together while I used my hot glue gun to make then stay on the card. I think it looks kinda like a tree.  I cut out the star at 1 3/4 inches using my Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge. I made it sparkle using crystal stickles and used some pop dots to adhere the star to the top of the tree.


Materials:
  • Martha Stewart punch - Scallop Dot
  • DCWV - The Guy Stack
  • Cricut Cartridge - Doodlecharms (for the star)
  • Stickles - Crystal
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Christmas card with non-traditional Christmas colors


For this A2 card I used one of my favorite Cricut cartridges called Doodlecharms. It has so many images and they are so versatile.  I cut out the Santa at 3 inches, then put all the layers together, and used some stickles to give him a little pop. I am entering this in this weeks challenge at Northridge Publishing. For this challenge you had to make a Christmas card using non-traditional Christmas colors.


Materials:
  • Cricut cartridge - Doodlecharms
  • DCWV - Nana's Nursery Baby Boy
  • Distress Ink - Faded Jeans
  • My Creative Time - Small Talk stamp set
  • Stickles - Xmas Red, Icicle, & Gunmetal

Humphrey Christmas Tree Album


I just love the Humphrey stamps. The stamp set I used for this album was the Humphrey Christmas Tree stamp set.  Every year my kids decorate the tree and I take a picture of them in front of the tree when they are done. I thought this would be a perfect album for the picture.


I stamped the image on some marker paper I purchased at Michaels. I used some awesome markers that you can now pre-order at Crafter's Companion. They are called Spectrum Noir and they are fabulous. I was kinda intimidated because I have only used watercolor markers and a little chalk but these are really fun to use and blend so easily.




I used my Cricut to cut out the images and frames for the album pages. I then used a lot of Stickles to decorate the tree and some of the stamped images. I used Memento ink to stamp the images.



Materials:
  • Memento ink - Tuxedo Black
  • Crafter's Companion - Spectrum Noir markers, Humphrey Christmas Tree Stamp Set
  • My Creative Time - All Around Christmas and scalloped & stitched circle die set
  • 8 inch round chip board
  • Cricut Cartridge - Winter Frolic
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Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge 65


For this card I used a 4.5 x 5.5 inch kraft cardstock for the base of my card. I cute out Santa using my Gypsy and he is 3.20 inches. I cute out the Merry Christmas out from one of the tag pages in the Jolly & Bright paper pack. I cut the background paper out in strips (sorry I don't know the measurements). I used my Xyron adhesive machine to put the layers on the Santa and the strips of paper to the card. 

 I made this card to be entered into the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 65 and Xyron Holiday Card Contest. 


Materials:
  • Stickles - icicle, cotton candy
  • Distress Ink - frayed burlap
  • Recollections paper stack - Jolly & Bright
  • Cricut cartridge - Simply Charmed
  • Inkssentials - black enamel accents
  • Xyron adhesive
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Happy 17th Birthday Christopher!

I want to say Happy 17th Birthday to my oldest son. I can't believe how fast the years have gone by.



I made this money card holder. I don't really do gift cards or gifts. I usually do cash and this is what my kids get for their birthday that way they can go and buy whatever they want for their birthday.
 

I used DCWV The Celebrate Stack paper and cut it at just slightly smaller then the 2.5x4 inch paper sack from Celebrate It at Michaels. I inked the edges with Distress Ink in blue jeans.  I cut out the candles from the same stack and then used the curly label die and Wow! So Many Candles stamp set from My Creative Time. Super easy and cute.


Materials:

  • DCWV - The Celebration Stack
  • Distress Ink - Blue Jean
  • My Creative Time - Wow! So Many Candles & Curly Label die
  • Memento ink - Tuxedo Black
  • Celebrate It - 2.5 x 4 inch paper sack
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4x6 inch Picture Frame

I made this frame after watching a video on youtube.com from Northridge Publishing. She did this a little different but I wanted to make a frame and put a picture of my husbands grandparents in it.

This frame was just a dollar at michaels. I went to an antique store and found a book that was fairly cheap and had more words then pictures to use on the frame. I took a 1 inch punch and started punching away at some pages that I tore out of the book. I then took a pencil and twisted it and then hot glued them to the frame. I started in one corner and started filling in until the frame was completely covered. Then I sprayed Modge Podge on it and sprinkled on the some Martha Stewart glitter before the modge podge dried. Let it dry and shook off the extra glitter. I then tied a bow and hot glued that to the top.


Materials:
  • 4x6 dollar frame from Michaels
  • Modge Podge - aresol spray
  • Martha Stewart glitter
  • Children's Book from antique store
  • 1 inch circle punch
  • Black ribbon
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