Cracker Jack holder

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There’s a little story behind today’s post. Our next-door neighbors babysit their now 3 years old grandson and they happily share him with us. At first, he wasn’t too sure about me, but I fixed that by giving him treats in a small treat box I’d make. This little guy is obsessed with garbage trucks, so I decided to really personalize this for him. Images are computer clip art. Sentiment, “Easily distracted by garbage trucks” was found online. Panel with images was cut with an antique paper cutter. A box of Cracker Jacks fits just right in the box.

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Pink & Gold

Saw a similar layout and wanted to use my freshly cut snowflakes to give a try. All snowflakes were Silhouette cut in white cs. Base on was left as is, Next up was smeared with gold stencil butter and tiny one is pink stencil butter. One dry they were stacked together with glue and sparkle rounds added. The bg piece was masked with stencil and the gold stencil butter applied. Once dry I partially dry embossed with snowflake ef. Used the pink stencil butter, watered it down to color the sentiment dies with a paint brush. Was not my intention to have ombre but that is how the water mixed and dried. Probably could not do it again if I tried. Mounted the piece on white cs base.

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Color Hues: Pink & Gold

Mix It Up: No Stamping

Challenge Up Your Life: Ice, Ice Baby

Merry Christmas Stocking

Hello and welcome. I know I am way behind with Christmas cards but I’m way behind with a lot of things.

This design was pretty easy. Stockings are from the Silhouette, corner strips were cut on my paper trimmer, sentiment was printed on the computer and punched with SU’s word window and modern label punches. Background ef used is Snowflakes by The Paper Studio, stockings ef used is Dots by SU.

The layout on the right is what I did first then wondered how it would work with the layout on the right. I couldn’t decide which one I liked best so I made half & half (5 each). I’m entering this in CYHTP challenge. I’m also entering in the Double D challenge

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Gift Card Holders

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Today’s gift/money holder cards are for our 3 youngest great-grandkids, Matthew 5, Stella 3, Bernie 1 1/2. The 17- & 13-year old’s get the same as the adults. I found the pattern on Pinterest. Gingerbread man pp was in my stash, snowman pp is from online. The Gingerbread man and snowman images are computer clip art and fussy cut. I glued the top half of the figures and added Velcro to the bottom to hold it closed. Since the 2 girls are not sisters I made their cards the same. The $1 bill is just to show how paper money fits as well as a gift card.

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Money Holders

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It’s been a while since my last post but I have been busy, making 13 money holder cards. Here are just a few of them. I had a few do overs because my brains measuring app was locked up. The plaid and gift pp’s were found online, gum drop paper was in my stash. The other 10 have a variety of computer and purchased pp. Circle of lights is computer clip art and I added the names, then punched with a 1 3/4 punch. I edged the circles with a Copic marker matching the cs. Here is closer look at the light circle.

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Hello and welcome. Hope you’ve been having a good week.

Today’s card is for our favorite busser who I’ve come to think of as a bonus grandson. The turkey is from the Silhouette, pp from online, ef used is Cuttlebug. The Silhouette turkey didn’t have googly eyes, but I just couldn’t help myself. Sentiment is one I’ve had on file for several years. I’m entering this in Crafting Happiness Challenges Thanksgiving-Fall.

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Ghost Teacher

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When I found this quote “What did the teacher ghost say to her class? … “Watch the board and I’ll go through it again.” I immediately thought of my daughter who teaches fifth grade. Since my Silhouette wasn’t working when I made this card, I used a clip art ghost and fussy cut it. I think my daughter will get a kick out it. I’m entering this in Make the Cards Challenge

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Stencil In Pink

I was working on a cut out for my Halloween cards and this image was part of the pieces. I cut this larger size out of cs on the Silhouette and used it as a stencil with hot pink stencil butter. I also used the image to cut a smaller version to add black gesso through paper stencil on the envelope. Frame with squares was also created and printed from Silhouette. After trimming and backing the pieces with cs all was mounted on white cs base. The pink butter has a wonderful shimmer that does not photograph at all.

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Stencil Fun: Halloween Colors What hot pink is not a Halloween color? Please don’t tell the witch that thinks it is.

Cupcake Inspirations: B&W + Hot Pink

Crafting Happiness: Halloween

paw print birthday

Hello and welcome. Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s been 10 days since my last post. Guess life just got in the way.

Today’s card is for one of our favorite servers who loves her dog. When our daughter was here, I helped her make 2 graduation cards with this fold and I thought it would be fun to do again. You can find Dawn Griffiths video here

The pp and dog image were found online. Circles are Die-namics Stitched Circles.