Sunday, November 23, 2014

Caroling Polars from Art Impressions

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a winter themed card with you.  This week at Art Impressions we were lucky enough to participate in a product swap with Scrapbook Adhesives.  I used three different types of their adhesives on my card which I'll share with you later in the post.

My card features the adorable Caroling Polars (Sku#U4080).
I trimmed off the bear furthest to the right and added him to the outside of the frame.

Now I'll show you how I used the wonderful adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives.

First up I made my glittered letters and snowflakes.

I used the adhesive sheets to make my letters and flakes sticky so that the glitter would stick to them.  I simply added the adhesive sheet to some white cardstock, ran it through my Cuttlebug and then peeled away the protective layer to expose the adhesive.

 The photos below shows the letters stuck to my image and ready to be glittered.

Next I added the glitter.  Pretty (and easy) isn't it!

Besides using the adhesive sheets on the snowflakes I also used the 3D foam squares to pop them up and give them dimension.

I used the foam dots on the back of the main panel and the frame as well.

The last adhesive I used was the E-Z Squares.
I used these to adhere the image to the main panel.

The little rocks that you see around their feet are called Tiny Stones (Sku#AA1038)

I used two other Art Impressions stamps on the inside.

Copics used:
Y0000, C00, C0, C3, B34, B60, R00, E33, E40, E43, E93
B11, W4, W5, Y7, Y9, Y12

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cardinal shaker card

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a shaker card with you.  My card features CARDINAL from I BRAKE FOR STAMPS.

I have a quick little "how to" for my card.  These are so easy to make.

First I took a piece of acetate (it's packaging from a metal die that I saved) and glued and taped it to the back of my open frame.  Next I added the dimensional foam that will pop up the panel and allow the confetti to shake around.

This is the window from the front.

Next I put the confetti in the middle of the image and position the frame over it and press down to seal it.

Here it is all spread out. 

Here is the confetti all settled at the bottom. 

People really enjoy the interactive cards and this is such a fun one to give! 

Don't forget you can always save 10% off your order when you use my coupon code.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Caroling Tots and Girlfriends At the Movies DVD gifts

Hello Ai fans!

Have you been trying to think of a fun, cute gift that someone will get a lot of use out of?
I think I have the answer for you!

Today I'm sharing two DVD gifts with personalized covers to thrill the recipient of your gift!
As you all MUST know the big movie of the year was Frozen.  What child (or young at heart person) wouldn't love this movie?  I made a DVD "cover" instead of wrapping it or just throwing it in a gift bag.

My cover uses the ever adorable Tiny Tots! Caroling Tots (Sku#T3607)
The little snowflakes are also from Ai and are called  Tiny Snowflakes (Sku#H836)

I wanted to carry the Frozen theme throughout so I printed the verse from my laptop.

I created a little pocket on the back to add some sweet treats.

Here's a close up of the cute little tots.

Now...we can't let the kids have all the fun!
You must have some grown ups on your list as well.  I chose one of my favorites... Mama Mia.  My friend and I just LOVE to sing along to this movie.  (so do our 14 yr. old BFF daughters but this is grown up time!)

I used the Girlfriends At the Movies Set (Sku#4237) to decorate this cover.

I had the perfect paper pad to compliment this set.  It's the DCWV Performance stack and it's full of music and movie themed papers.

I made a fun little rosette to attach to the front.  I just thought it went well.  I also love stars and thought with the movie theme that stars would be perfect.  And of course they have to sparkle!

This is the back of it.

I popped up the girlfriends so that I could create a little pocket to put a movie gift card in.
It's a two-in-one gift!