Just For You Gift Tag

Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to another week of 3D Cardz TV crafting fun. Today we are creating 3D gift tags. 
Now I have to admit, this one took a bit of thinking on my part. At first I couldn't wrap my brain around how I was going to create a gift tag that was 3D in nature.  Thank goodness for my Silhouette.  Being able to browse through the store I found several tags that fit the bill when I settled on this one. 
The tag is called 3D chevron tree gift card tag and it is Design ID #52968.
For my sentiments I used two different stamp sets from Cardz TV Stamps:  Simply Said (outside) and Naughty or Nice (inside).
I also wanted to add a bit of color on the inside and chose to use a couple of sequins from the Gear It Up sequins by Crafting Desert Divas.  Even though these were designed for gears/robots I think they worked out pretty well on my gift tag.
And now that you have seen my tag creation for this week's challenge be sure to check out the other wonderful designs and play along with us.  I can't wait to see what you create.

Superman Tissue Box Cover

Well it's been a couple weeks since I told you that I was working on creating a Superman tissue box cover, and finally it is complete.  It took a bit longer to complete because of my limited crafting time lately.  It's like I say, "I might be slow, but I get there eventually".  And this was no exception.
This cover is another one from the DC Comics Super Heroes pattern leaflet - #1779.  It's a leaflet that was published by Leisure Arts back in 1997 and for all the plastic canvas stuff I used to buy back then I'm surprised I never knew this existed.  Thank goodness for ebay and the daily perusals thereof.  Talk about a treasure trove.
There are plenty more designs to be made from this leaflet but I'm going to take a break from them so I can start another project I've been wanting to do.  Oh, and I have to finish an order for some crocheted hats.  Thank goodness for vacation so I can play catch up.
Happy Crafting everyone.

Thanks for Behaving

I was able to get a little paper crafting done this morning before we head off on our vacation.  And after the week I've had I really needed just this little bit of crafty goodness time.
Today I used the print 'n cut feature to create my card.  I love having this capability for those days when time is at a minimum but I still want something cute.  Speaking of cute, I used one of the "things" from the Marjorie Ann Designs file Very Very Merry Christmas.  If you love Dr. Seuss this is a must have file.
My stamped sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom stamp set titled Elf Workshop.

Lookin' Good Owl

I haven't had a lot of time for crafting the past few days.  It's a busy time for me with Annual, Board and Budget meetings.  And unfortunately it'll be that way until the end of the month.  So I'll just have to squeeze that crafting in as I have time.
Today though I do have a card to share.  This one was made using the mustache owl from SVG Cutting Files.  I had this scrap of mustache print paper in my stash and knew it would be perfect as a backdrop for my owl.
Add in a red skittle for the center of my bow and a stamped sentiment from the Cardz TV Stamps set titled You're the Man, and viola, my card is complete.
On the inside of my card I used a stamped sentiment from the Jaded Blossom stamp set titled The World (this was a freebie during one of the stamp releases this year).  The mustaches are also from the Cardz TV Stamps set You're the Man.

Thankgiving Slider Card

It's Friday!  And that means it's time for another Cardz TV Challenge.  This week the 3D Designers are up and this week our challenge was to create a 3D card for Thanksgiving.
For my card I decided to try my hand at making my first ever slider card.  While not 3D without the slider pulled it does become 3D when it is and so I followed that thought process and created my card.  In addition to the slider itself the card is also a regular folded card so it does have an inside as well giving yet another dimension when opened. 
I used the Turkey Slider Card from the Silhouette Design Store (Design ID #100178) to create my card.  Then using a combination of papers from my DCWV House Harvest mat stack I put it all together.
The stamped sentiment is from the Cardz TV Stamps set titled Happy Days.  I also added some skittles using one of each of the following colors: Rudolph Red, Willow, and Sunset Orange.
And now that you've seen my take on this week's challenge be sure to pop on over to Cardz TV and check out the other wonderful designs our team created for you. Then create a 3D card of your own, link up and play along with us.  You have two weeks (until Thanksgiving Day) to play along.

Now I'm going to enter my card into a couple of challenges:

Thank you or Thanksgiving - DoubleClick Connections - Ends November 24

Thanksgiving - DL Art - Ends November 25th

Warning: Grinch Alert

Today I bring you a fun, bah humbuggie card.  This cute Grinch like character is part of the Very Very Merry Christmas file from Marjorie Ann Designs.
Since this Grinch is reading over Santa's naughty and nice list I thought this letters to Santa background paper would be perfect.  It's one of the papers from the Paper Studio's Winter Wonderland mat stack that I found at Hobby Lobby.  I also added some skittles in Grinch Green and black.
For the final touch I used a couple of the stamps from the Jaded Blossom stamp set titled Elf Report Card.

Batman Tissue Box Cover

Since it's the middle of the week I figured today would be the perfect day to take a break from my card making to share with you a tissue box cover I finished over the weekend. 
As I was making my daily perusal of ebay a couple weeks ago I came across a DC Comics Super Heroes pattern leaflet - #1779.  It was published by Leisure Arts back in 1997 so you can only imagine some of the prices I saw for this pattern book.  One seller wanted $40 plus shipping.  YIKES!  Needless to say I didn't pay that much and was fortunate enough to come across an auction that had one bid and was ending in less than hour.  By the time it was all said and done I paid less than $15 - including shipping.
But I had to have this pattern because a couple of my children are big on the whole DC Comic franchise so I thought it would be cool to make some of these as gifts and such.  Now that I'm done with the Batman box I've moved on to Superman so I'll be sharing him soon. 

Bad A$$ Turkey

Today I have a card to share with you that uses a wonderful file I came across over at Treasure Box Designs.  The name of the file is Pardon Me, and I love how this turkey is disguising himself his hunter's cap and a set of antlers.  And the fact that he's holding a rifle just cracks me up.  I love it.
When I was preparing the pieces to put him together I decided to emboss the feathers using one of my script folders.
The sentiment I used is from the Jaded Blossom stamp set titled Sassy Pants.

Tissue Time

Well it's that time of year.  Time where the weather gets crazy and people all around begin to become ill with some kind of cold, flu or other illness.  Fortunately our family has not fallen prey to any of these yet, but I thought it would still be a good idea to create a get well card.  You just never know when you might need one.
I created this card using the recently released Harvey Under the Weather svg file from Marjorie Ann Designs.    And I used the Tissue Time stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.

Happy H-Owl-idays

Happy Friday everyone.  Normally this would mean my weekend begins tomorrow but my hubby and I are both working a half day.  So we'll have a late start but I definitely plan enjoying it. 
But today, I have another card to share with you.  This cute little owl reindeer is another one of the owls from the Happy Owlidays file by Marjorie Ann Designs.  Just like with my gingerbread owl card I decided to go with the pre-embossed card blank by DCWV.
My stamped sentiment is from the Craftin Desert Divas stamp set titled Holly Day Punnies.  And then I also used some skittles on my card. 
Quick, easy and fun.....

Reindeer Gift Jars

Is it the weekend yet?  My goodness I don't know about you but I've had more than a week already here in my neck of the woods.  Then with the time change and being up around 4AM or earlier every day makes for even longer days.  On the bright side I am getting a little bit more accomplished.
With all the hectic pace of life right now I'm grateful that I still have time throughout my week to sit and craft a little.  Especially since I have so many crafts I love to do. 
So today I share with you another in my plastic canvas "series".  This craft takes a while to get a project done, but seeing the final product makes it all worth while in my opinion.  These little gift jars are fun to do and great for using for gifts whether for co-workers, friends, or family.
These are made using a pattern from the Leisure Arts Book #1541 (book three) titled Deck The Halls in Plastic Canvas published in 1994.

Sweet Treats Owl

Today I have a Christmas greeting to share with you using another one of the cute owls from the Happy Owlidays set by Marjorie Ann Designs.
I love how she combined the owl with a gingerbread look to create this little owl character.
This time I used a different set of card blanks from DCWV.  This one is from the A2 embossed card set in white.  They also have them in ivory and I love the clean, simple look of my cards when I use these.
I also added some skittles to help break up a bit of the white space while adding just the right amount of "bling".

Nativity with Stable

Yesterday I was able to finish putting together  a nativity that I have been working on.  This is another one of my plastic canvas creations, and while the direction for the pattern were a bit confusing I think the end result is pretty neat. 
I did not have any doll hair in my stash so had to use what I did have, and that meant yarn.  For Joseph I decide to try something a bit different.  I used some eyelash yarn I had, wrapped it around a pencil and glued it together in the ring shape and then glued that on for his hair.  It gives him kind of a wild man look but that's what makes him unique.
Overall I love the way that this nativity turned out, and really love the uniqueness of the set.
This particular pattern is from the 1984 leaflet Projects Galore published by Butterfly Publications.  I had never seen this pattern before and came across this gem while perusing ebay.  Needless to say, I peruse several times a week - always on the hunt for those unique patterns.  And I have found some - just keep tuning in to see what I create next.  :o)

Snow Owl

It's another wet and dreary day here in the Panhandle of FL, complete with flash flood and tornado watches/warnings.  With all the water everything has become a slick mess and just yesterday I took a small fall down the steps of our front porch and bruised up my lower back area pretty good.  Fortunately it's nothing time and an alignment won't cure.  So while I sit in the house listening to the rain and sipping my coffee I do what I do best in these situations - I craft. 
I've got a couple of plastic canvas projects almost complete and ready to share.  I also did a bit of crocheting (working on minion hats for my son's friend), and of course I did some papercrafting.
Today I share with you one of the greeting cards I made.  This little cutie is from the Happy Owlidays set by Marjorie Ann Designs.  There are five different owls in this set and so far I've pieced together three of them.  They're quick and easy to piece together and everyone turn out of so stinkin' cute.
My card is one of those pre-printed card bases from DCWV, and the sentiment is from the Winter Wonderland stamp set by My Craft Spot.