Sunday, December 19, 2010

Not even a mouse!

The last of my Christmas cards are finished--finally--going out in the mail. Hectic doesn't even begin to describe the past few weeks, with the birth of our puppy, the start of basketball season, and the last minute crunch of people who want embroidery done for Christmas! But, the last things are being stitched, and I'm ready to get to baking this week!
I got this a set of Penny Black Christmas stamps (Jolly Friends) earlier in the fall, and my last batch of cards just HAD to feature this adorable mouse!
I didn't have a stamp for my sentiment--so I used the computer and a font called Santa's Sleigh, a favorite of mine, to print the front note before I punched it out. Inside, of course, it says "Not even a mouse!"
I have a few other Christmas cards to post for your viewing pleasure--so keep checking back. And drop me a comment, if you feel so inclined, to let me know what you think!
Supplies used: Stamp--Penny Black "Jolly Friends"; Paper--GP white and BoBunny Wild Berry Red Dot; Ribbon--twill from Stampin' Up and gold from Joann's; Spellbinders Labels Eleven die; Stampin' Up ornament punch; brads from Hobby Lobby Christmas Section; Stickles' Stardust glitter glue; Fun Flock; Signo Gel Pen; and Copic markers as shown below:

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Having too much fun!

Isn't this little box just adorable?!?!?! I was trolling thru the blogs that I read, and getting side-tracked (as usual), when I found this Petal Top Box on Paper Pastime. I am just blown away by anyone who can figure these things out--and Denise nailed this one. It goes together like a dream, and all the cuts are just perfect. The little ornament I made (this one is 2-5/8") fits perfectly inside the box, and there's a raised holder to fit inside with a circle cut into it, great for nestling the ornament in. And even more--it's a one-sheet wonder! Just one sheet of 12x12 paper will make the box and the holder inside.
The file is in an .svg or .scut2 format, and can be cut if you have SCAL (SureCutsALot) software for your Cricut.
I can see LOTS of uses for this little box! Thanks, Denise!!!!!
I have more cards to post in the next few days, in between wrapping, shopping, and baking--so stay tuned!
Other items used: Cricut 'Very Merry Tags' cartridge for tag and deer; Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch from Stampin' Up; Distress Ink (Ranger) in Brushed Corduroy; cardstock in kraft and wine.
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