Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday project - no card!

Challenge #191 Anything but a card, Holiday ed.
Show us your holiday (non-card) projects. This could be holiday decor, tags, packaging and gift ideas...

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For my project this week I used some of the vinyl I had left over from Vinyl University to create this for a friend. She is having a big birthday this year and I have been giving her something (present, email, etc) to celebrate the last _9 days before the big day. Her birthday is the day after Christmas so some of the items are Christmas themed.

I picked up the cup at the dollar store. It will have to be hand washed, but that's ok. I cut the ornament above at 3 1/2 inches. The only downside was that the red layer didn't cut to exactly match the bottom so I had to put each stripe on individually. It may cut that way all the time, or it may be because I have the "paper saver" feature on on my Cricut. Either way it was a bit of a pain but it turned out pretty well. (The red shows up better in person than it does in the picture.)

This ornament was cut at 2 3/4" from the same cartridge.

There are 3 snowflakes on the cup that were cut at 1 1/2". All of the vinyl came from Cricket Vinyl Supplies. Go check them out if you are interested in working with vinyl.

I know it's a crazy time of year but please join us this week. It is a great opportunity to create a new decoration or gift for someone!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas - beyond red and green

Good morning! I hope everyone in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. 

The challenge this week at FCCB was to make a Christmas item/card with no red or green. I saw a picture in a magazine of a tree with silver, pink and white decorations and I used that for inspiration for my card. I used one traditional Christmas cartridge, and one you might not think of using for Christmas for my card.

The ornaments were cut at 2 1/2", 1 1/2" and 1 1/4" from the Joys of the Season cartridge. The background pink shapes at the top were cut at 3" and 2 1/2" from the Suburbia cartridge. The pink paper is from one of the DCWV Halloween stacks. The background is actually a silver pearlized paper from my stash. The snowflakes were cut with a Martha Stewart punch using the same pink paper and some silver I got a couple of years ago at Tuesday Morning. The ribbon is from Offray.  

It was fun to take Christmas to a place past red and green. I hope everyone has a great week.