Posted on December 31, 2012 by creativeunblock
I hope everyone had a merry Christmas … and here’s a big hats-off welcome to the new year!
Last year I found a template for these adorable hat-shaped cards. I am so sorry … I don’t remember where I found them (so if anyone knows, please alert the media, which means me.)
Here are my early attempts to create some fun shaped cards. (The top part of the hat is connected so that it opens. You can see the fold if you look really hard):
Background stamps: Hero Arts. Flower by Prima.
This flowery paper was a tissue-like paper that I scavenged from a gift!
Background paper by Me & My Big Ideas; punched flower by McGill; stamped flower Hero Arts.
Stamped backgrounds by Hero Arts; flower Prima; trim unknown.
Background stamp by Hero Arts, stamped using a Kaleidacolor pad from Tsukineko.
Happy New Year everyone!
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Posted on December 26, 2012 by creativeunblock
I was always a crafty child. In cleaning out an old desk that was in my mother’s apartment, I found this notebook that I made when I was about 10 years old:
Isn’t it funny that I used an old map to cover this cheap notebook? Not a great job, but a forecast of crafts to come? (Or maybe this means I haven’t come very far!!)
Here’s the back:
Ahhhh…. a trip down memory lane!
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Posted on December 8, 2012 by creativeunblock
Hanukkah, as you may know, is not a Jewish religious holiday, but is a festival celebrating freedom. There are several symbols, including the menorah, or candelabra. There are nine candles on the menorah — eight smaller and one that sits taller than the others. The tall one is used to light the other eight. One candle is successively lit each night for the eight days of the celebration, until all the candles are beautifully aglow!
For more on the history of Hanukkah, try Wikipedia or My Jewish Learning.
Above is a card that highlights the menorah. The background Star of David (old Stampendous! stamp) was stamped in VersaMark Dazzle; the strip of glitter paper is from Paper Source; the sentiment (Stampendous!) was stamped in ColorBox midnight blue and embossed with a glittery Stardust powder. The crowning touch — the menorah — is a sticker from K&Company.
The next card didn’t come out the way my brain envisioned it (as so often happens!) but I decided to share it anyway.
I used a Mavy blue marker to color in the stamp (American Art Stamp) so I could show the eight-night progression! The final, fully-lit menorah, was stamped and embossed in Zing silver glitter powder. The white card seemed so … white… so I edged it with Distress ink Chipped China. I might add some Stickles Diamond to the candle flames.
Next up … deidels!
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Posted on December 4, 2012 by creativeunblock
Hanukkah is so early this year (the first candle is lit Friday night, Dec. 8), it almost took me by surprise!
I made some fun cards to send (more on those later in the week), but I was sidetracked by the Keen-on-Neon challenge on the Moxie Fab blog. The challenge is to make neon holiday cards. What could be brighter for Hanukkah?!
Here’s a quick card I made using neon ink pads from Hero Arts:
(Hmmm…. looks a tad dark in this photo. But trust me, it’s bright!) The deidel is from American Art Stamp. I stamped it repeatedly on the white cardstock using those yummy neons. The sentiment (an OLD stamp from Stampendous!) was heat embossed using grapefruit pink Zing powder from American Crafts. The corners of the green scrap were cut using my Tonic tag-and-ticket punch (LOVE this punch!) The eye-popping green paper is from the Smooth and Silky collection from Die Cuts With a View.
I had to trim the deidel panel and had a perfectly good scrap left over. So I made a tag from a piece of yellow paper from the same DCWV pack:
I edged the piece in black to make it pop a bit more. The sentiment is an old one from Hero Arts.
Come back during the week for more Hanukkah cards — and stop by the Moxie Fab blog for great neon ideas! Thanks for stopping by.
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