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Christmas Card

Sharing 2 cards today that I made for a Christmas card swap.

Christmas Cards by Beth PingryI made the cards with Spellbinders™ die templates, the cone is Nested Lacey Pennants, the flower is Layered Poinsettia, and the tags are from Fancy Tags One and Grommet Tags.  I used a variety of papers, it was a great opportunity to dig deep into my stash and find some patterned I wouldn’t have otherwise used. I should do this more often it’s like shopping without spending money!

I sprayed the reds with Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist to unify the tones and give the flowers a bit of sparkle.  The stamp Joyeux Noel is from JustRite Stampers. The Nested Lacey Pennants have the lacey part folded in, and I curled the entire piece in my hands to make them seem more rounded. I applied SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ Crafty Foam Tape to the center of the cone, and E-Z Squares® to the lacey edges. 3D Foam Squares hold the tags in place.

I’m off to do more Christmas shopping! I have both trees up, but only the vintage tree has been decorated. It’s hard to pin down a time when everyone is home and awake at the same time to decorate and take pictures!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

Christmas Gift Bag Toppers

Welcome everyone!  I’m getting ready for the holidays!

I made these gift bag toppers over the weekend.  They’re  fun, festive and quick to make with JustRite® Stampers and Spellbinders™ dies!

I stamped with the JustRite Stampers sets and heat embossed the designs.  I used gel pens to color inside some of the lines to add a pop of color.  The center of the stamp allows room to stamp a greeting or write a name.

Once the ink was dry I die cut and embossed the images with Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament and 2011 Heirloom Ornament dies.  I attached the ornament shapes onto clothes pins with SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ Crafty Power Tape.  Tie ribbon above the ornament, add a spot of bling and they’re done!  Just clip to a gift bag!

Supplies:

SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L Crafty Power Tape

Spellbinders Paper Arts – 2010 Heirloom Ornaments, 2011 Heirloom Ornaments

JustRite Stampers – Deck the Halls and Merry and Bright stamp sets

Canvas Corp – Clothes Pins

Sakura – Gel and Souffle Pens

Want2Scrap – Bling

Ribbon

Sparkle N’ Sprinkle – embossing powders – Oriental Fire, Black Magic, Icicletex

Clearsnap – Top Boss ink

Bags – Target clearance last year

WorldWin Papers – Malt ColorMates

Thanks for stopping by!

Christmastime with Cindy

Christmas is a special time for children and Bull Terriers.  Remember last Christmas, stealing the stockings

 This year she hasn’t paid any attention to them. 

But she loves the tree.  She was so excited to get the tree out and had to sniff every last branch as we put it up.  Everyone should have such an enthusiastic helper!

Here she’s doing the slow walk under the tree, she is meserized. Her ears go back, she walks very slowly, placing one foot at a time. 

 I wonder what happened to the “old” baskitball(s)?

 

I have been crazy busy with a huge project, and I’m working on a self hosted site as well.  And someone needs to do some shopping, as you can see, there’s not much under the tree!

Thanks for stopping by!

Beth

Deck the Halls!

Last year we inherited Christmas Ornaments from my FIL, as he was getting the house ready for sale.  I love ornaments, and I knew the box was full of treasures.  Add those to the ornaments I already had from my grandparents, and I had enough to fill another tree!  That justified, I ran off to Target to get one. 

This tree is in the front hall, and as long as Cindy doesn’t brush by it too fast or hard, and I attach  the ornaments instead of just hanging them, everything will be safe.  I wanted a skinny and tall one, because there just isn’t a lot of space, but unlimited height.  But I didn’t want to spend a fortune, so I ended up with a skinny 8 footer.  I will post a finished photo, somehow I never got around to taking one last year…despite the fact that the tree was up until almost March!

So here is the page, all the deets are on Spellbinders Blog:

I used these supplies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, S4-284 2010 Holiday Trees; LF-161 Grand Labels One; S7-018 Big Scalloped Border Grand; S4-168 Large Labels; S4-130 Classic Rectangles SM; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™, MyStik permanent adhesive; Graphic 45, Playtimes Past – Jack and Jill, Transatlantique – Around the World, Christmas Past – The Holly and the Ivy and Deck the Halls papers; WorldWin Papers, Treasures Kraft cardstock; Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker, Warm Cord Brads; Cosmo Cricket, Tiny Type stickers; Creative Impressions, Satin Ribbon; Clearsnap Colorbox, Black Pigment and Dark Moss Fluid Chalk Inks; Making Memories, glittered alpha stickers, tag, Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink.

Thanks for looking!

Beth

Flourishes~ A Gift for You Blog Hop

 

If you’ve been searching for a perfect set that could give class and elegance to your Christmas gift packaging, search no more! Today, Flourishes is sneak peaking a brand new set called, A Gift for You, and some of the Spellbinders™ team is joining them in the fun!

This set was designed not only to coordinate with some of Flourishes best-selling Christmas stamp sets but with more than a handful of Spellbinders Die Templates! A Gift For You – drawn by the ever-so-talented Marcella Hawley – offers 8 different tag styles and 8 different mini sentiments to fit inside! To make sure your tags come out with a regal style and design, this set coordinates with Spellbinders Labels Fourteen, Labels Fifteen, Labels Sixteen, as well as some of the new Decorative Nestabilities®  designs like Lacey, Eyelet and Beaded Circles and Lacey or Eyelet Squares! The customizable options are endless. Would you like to win this set? Simply leave a comment on Flourishes’ Blog!  Flourishes will draw a winner and announce this coming Saturday, Ocotober  16, in their Winner’s Circle on their blog!

If a peek didn’t whet your appetite enough, head on over to see what some of the Spellbinders and Flourishes designers whipped up today. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Ashley Cannon Newell
AJ Otto
Beth Pingry (you are here!)
Deborah Young
Gina Hanson
Holly Simoni
Margie Higuchi
Judy Hayes
Julie Overby
Kazan Clark
Latisha Yoast
Mona Pendleton

I loved the holly wreath in this set, and wanted to hang it on my door:

I am thrilled to remove the project picture and replace it with this:

 

I created a 6-panel door using S4-142 Long Classic Rectangle LG #2 (the smallest is #1) to make four of the panels, and S4-128 Classic Squares SM #3 for the top pieces.  I inked the edges and embossed lines with Distress Antique Linen ink, and adhered the panels with SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L 3D Foam Squares, to give them more dimension. The door knob is a glitter brad from Creative Impressions, and it’s on the smallest die cut from S4- 283 2010 Heirloom Ornaments. All paper is from Worldwin.

The inside has “Merry Christmas” stamped on S5-025 Labels Seventeen, and layered onto S4-301 Labels Sixteen.

 

Taking a closer look at the wreath, you can see that it has three layers.  I stamped it three times and colored them with Copic atyou Spica pens, using Lipstick for the berries and Olive and Melon for the holly leaves.  I hand cut and layered with 3D Foam Squares.

Pictures just don’t capture the glittery delight of the pens, but belive me, its there! 

Thanks for looking!  Enjoy the blog hop and don’t forget to enter to win on the Flouishes Blog!

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Beth

Spellbinders/JustRite Blog Hop today!

Don’t miss the blog hop today!  I’m not officially in it {this time} but I did make the card on the Spellbinders Blog, so check it out, along with the tutorial.  You’ll also find all the blog links for the Hop!

 

Beth

The Grinch gets a bad rap

For all of you that think the Grinch stole Christmas, I present this evidence:

“I not doin’ nuthin’ Momma.  I’s jus lookin’ at the stockings”

“Dis one looks nice”

“Dis one looks nice too”

“Santa, he’s my favorite!”

“Momma, why you put da Santa up?  I like him..hey, dere’s da Pooh Bear too!”

Need I say more?

Despite her poor manners, Santa came through and brought Cindy a new Nylabone.

I hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season!

Happy New Year!

and welcome to my new blog address!