Thursday, 13 December 2007

In prepartion

In preparation of your trip to England and Holland, which is now just over one week away, I'm making some 'thank you' cards that I can write while we're there as the kids inevitably will receive presents from nanny, aunts & uncles, etc. This will save me from having to do it when we come back from our trip. I'm planning to make 12. Right now I have made two different designs and I'm planning to just make 6 of each, which should be okay as far as supplies go.

Materials used: cardstock Bazzill, clear stamp Fancy Pants & Hero Arts, red embossing powder Ranger and psychedelic embossing powder StampWorld, white ribbon, rub-on letters American Crafts, watermark ink Versamark, clear snowflake Heidi Swapp, corner rounder, circle punches.

Materials used: cardstock Bazzill, PPs MME, font: SusanneQuillSH downloaded from internet and cut with Silhouette, snowflake downloaded from Quickutz blog and cut with Silhouette, psychedelic embossing powder Stampworld, polka dot ribbon American Craft, decorative edge scissors Fiskars, Quickutz scallop die, corner rounder.

For the last card I had a little play with the Silhouette. I have discovered that 150pt is the smallest size for this particular font to have a decent cut. Anything smaller will tear on the narrow spots. But must say that I'm quite pleased with the results, even though it is quite a noisy machine, which means I'm only cutting during the day time.

I'm still working on my 31 days of December, but I just haven't taken the time to take pictures of the pages.

Yesterday, I also worked on a little project to give as a gift to the teachers. It's a paper ornament using a Sizzix diecut. PPs are from KIMemories. The idea comes from the Australian Christmas edition of Better Homes and Gardens. The kids quite liked them, so let's just hope the teachers like them too. The beads I bought from Spotlight.


Hester said...

Nice paperornament, I am not in a real christmas mood yet, but this helps!

Jeanne said...

I think those paper ornaments are very pretty and I'm sure the teachers will love them.

I am really enjoying your blog! You have some really neat ideas and projects that you share.

Thanks so much! Merry Christmas!

Joke said...

Love the things you made, especially the second card. Beautiful colours and that snowflake is so cute.

D@nielle said...

Lovely cards ! oooh I have that die too, may I ask how you put it all together ?