Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Last few Christmas projects!

Here are the last of my Christmas projects that I wanted to share with you all! First up is my pink poinsettia card.

The pink paper was done with my varnished alcohol technique and you can find the instructions for that here. The poinsettia stamp is from Gina K Designs and the sentiment is from PTI. I stamped the poinsettia in versamark and embossed with gold detail embossing powder. I cut two of them out and positioned them onto the square off center and overlapping just a bit. I used a versamark pen and a ruler to create the gold border on the layer in back. I added a couple of gold self adhesive pearls to each end to bling it up a bit more.

This one is done with flower soft in polar white. The tree is stamped in Palette Jardin Moss first, cut out with an oval nestability and then I got busy with the glue. I daubered on some soft thatched straw chalk ink from Versamagic to create the glow around the tree and then added a bit over the sentiment (PTI). The green designer paper is from Kaisercraft and it's embossed with the plaid embossing folder from Provo Craft.
Then I made a box to hold some note paper, nuggets and four tea lights. You can see all the goodies with the addition of a piece of acetate in the box top!

The snowflake stamp is from The Angel Company. For the tea lights, I stamped the snowflake onto tissue paper, cut it out with a circle nestability, punched a hole in middle for the wick and then melted it into the tea lights.

Under the blue paper on the left is a note pad that I made from copy paper. I cut a bunch of it to 3 x 3 and then glued them together with rubber cement. Used a few binder clips to hold it all together while it dried. Using versamark, I stamped the snowflakes randomly on the blue (enchanted evening - PTI) cardstock and embossed them with detail glacier white embossing powder.
Wrapped up three Hersey's Chocolate Nuggets using the same snowflake stamp and added them into the box since they fit so well between the dividers! You can find all kinds of Nugget boxes and instructions at SCS.
So what do you think of my last couple of projects? I would love to hear your feedback!

I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Trudy Osborn said...

These are all awesome!! I really like that little gift box. Can you direct me to directions for making it? I would love to make something like it for somethings I am making.

Phyllis Rodriguez said...

They are all just so beautiful. You do such nice work love them all.. I aslo would love to have the pattern for the box Thanks

Linda said...

All of your projects are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

LadybugSue said...

I really love these cards. When I clicked here to see how to do the alcohol background it took me to your blog. where is the how to?

Anonymous said...

Bravo, this magnificent idea is necessary just by the way

Velta said...

Oh My Laurie ~ All of these creations are just super!!! Your cards are gorgeous and I love your techniques...the gift box can be sent to me whenever you want...Have a Happy New Year!!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Laurie--your cards and blog are so pretty I added you to the list I follow over on my blog! And I'm a new follower! Thanks for sharing your talent with us! Please feel free to check out my blog at

Again, TFS!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks so much for my Christms Card!