Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My Putz Christmas Village


Hello! I've been sidetracked from cardmaking this month in a quest to recreate my mother's 1950's Putz-inspired Glittered Christmas Village. I enjoyed making this nostalgic village which has holes in the back of each building to use a string of C7 multicolored lights. My village sits atop a glimmered blanket of "snow" on top of my piano, as my mother's village sat atop our upright piano when I was a young girl. Below are the houses, close up.







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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Putz'-in Around


Hello! I've gotten a little sidetracked from my cardmaking the last few weeks...it may be a result of being sick for 2 weeks with the worst head cold I'd ever had and while sick I was searching through Pinterest and ran across the cute little Christmas Glitter Houses that were manufactured in Japan, sold in dime stores during the 1940's-1950's. Many fans of the little glitter Christmas houses would buy several houses, buildings and churches to create a Christmas village scene. My mother had such a Christmas Village set that she always displayed on top of our upright piano while I was growing up. Each house has a hole in the back, where she would place a string of C7 (nightlight bulb size) multi-colored lights and that would make the little houses' windows light up with the warmest glow. It was and remains a very cherished memory of my childhood Christmases. With that said, I ran across some Putz-inspired bare cardboard houses on Etsy and decided to make one or two myself. The house above is a larger scaled house than the original Putz Christmas Glitter Houses from the past. I painted it yellow to resemble my actual Little Yellow Cottage. Below is a 3/4 angle of the house.


Below is a smaller Putz-inspired Christmas Glitter House about 3"x4" and is more resembling of the actual Putz houses from the 1940's-1950's. It, too, has a hole in the back to insert a electric light or a battery-operated LED flicker light.


I've enjoyed making these magical little Christmas Glitter houses so much, that I've purchased 3 more little houses and a little church. I'll share photos when I've finished them. Whatcha think?

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes


Hello! I'm under the weather with a head cold trying to wreak havoc on my body, so I thought I'd finish up this card that I began a day or so ago. I don't know about the wisdom of finishing a card while sick, but hey, I feel like I did something today, lol. I used my new stamp, "Winter Fox" by Lawn Fawn...love their stamps! Below, is a photo of the card interior with coordinating design and papers.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn "Winter Fox", Computer-Generated Interior Sentiment
Papers:  Docrafts "Christmas In the Country" Designer Paper Collection, Carta Bella "Traditions" Designer Paper Collection, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Scalloped & Regular Rectangular Dies, EK Success Border Punch, EK Success Scalloped Corner Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Adhesives, Crochet Thread
Copic Sketch Markers: YR12 Loquat, YR21 Cream, R02 Flesh, R08 Vermillion, B24 Sky, B41 Powder Blue, E33 Sand, 0 Colorless Blender
Accessories: Recollections Dimensional Snowflakes, Recollections Dimensional Fox, Queen & Co. Enamel Dots, Pebbles Grosgrain Ribbon, Doodlebug Glitter Button
Techniques: Paper Piecing, Machine Stitching, Copic Coloring & Blending

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

I Love Fall

 
Hello! I finished a card today that I began 5 days ago...sometimes, I'm just so indecisive about what design, layout, color scheme, and flavor to use that I end up overthinking the whole thing! But here it is, my latest overthought creation, lol. I love the stamp set "Into the Woods" by Lawn Fawn and wanted to ink up the little squirrel and use the supercute Doodlebug "Friendly Forest" designer paper collection. I think this is one of my very favorite Doodlebug paper collections, ever. Below, is a photo of the card interior with coordinating design, layout and designer paper.



Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn "Into the Woods" Stamp Set, Computer-Generated Interior Sentiment
Papers: Doodlebug "Friendly Forest" Designer Paper Collection, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders' Scalloped & Regular Circle Dies, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Martha Stewart Leaves Punches, EK Success Scalloped Corner Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Adhesives.
Copic Sketch Markers: YR12 Loquat, YR21 Cream, B00 Frost Blue, BG00 Pale Aqua, G24 Willow, YG63 Pea Green, E25 Caribe Cocoa, E31 Brick Beige, E34 Orientale, 0 Colorless Blender
Embellishments: Really Reasonable Ribbon Crochet Ribon
Techniques: Machine Stitching, Copic Coloring

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Warms the Heart


I am so inconsistent with my cardmaking...a week ago, I cranked out 3-4 cards in one week...then this week, it just seemed that I couldn't get it together or get the mojo in gear. So, a new stamp and new paper always seems to do the trick, lol...at least, for me! I recently purchased my first rubber stamp from Impression Obsession (by the way, the stamp is such a clean stamp as far as how it stamps, very nice quality) and couldn't wait to ink it up. Lately, I've been on a crochet ribbon kick as a result of purchasing some really nice crochet ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, so this cute white crochet lacey ribbon seemed just the right finishing touch for my snowy, wintry card. Below, is a photo of the card interior with coordinating papers and design.


Stamps: Impression Obsession Sweet Snow Kisses, There She Goes Winter Wishes Sentiment, Computer-Generated Interior Sentiment
Papers: Carta Bella Bundled Up Designer Paper Collection, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: EK Success Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Copic Sketch Markers: YR16 Apricot, R02 Flesh, R08 Vermillion, BG000 Pale Aqua, BG18 Teal Blue, BG72 Ice Ocean, B000 Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 Frost Blue, E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, E25 Caribe Cocoa, E29 Burnt Umber, 0 Colorless Blender
Embellishments: EK Success Snowflakes, Really Reasonable Ribbon Crochet Ribbon
Techniques: Machine Stitching, Copic Coloring

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Wishing You a Great Day...


Hello! Thanks for visiting, I always neglect to say that, but I really appreciate my visitors! Today's card features a digital image from Jellipark.  I had Doodlebug's new designer paper collection, "Friendly Forest" ready to cut for this fun image. Below is a close-up of the main stamped and Copic colored image.


Below, is a photo of the card interior with coordinating papers ad design.

Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: JellyPark Digital Image, Computer-Generated Interior Sentiment
Papers: Doodlebug "Friendly Forest" Designer Paper Collection, ColorMates Solid Cardstock, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders' Label Dies, Martha Stewart Border Punch, EK Success Flower Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Crochet Thread, Adhesives, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Staedtler Triplus Fineliners
Embellishments: Hero Arts Felt Flower, Doodlebug Button, Doodlebug Fall Sprinkles, Pebbles Gingham Ribbon
Copic Sketch Markers: RV000 Pale Purple, RV11 Pink, RV13 Tender Pink, BV01 Viola, BV13 Hydrangea Blue, V05 Marigold, V09 Violet, G24 Wax White, G82 Spring Dim Green, G94 Grayish Olive, B000 Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 Frost Blue, B06 Peacock Blue, BG000 Pale Aqua, YR01 Peach Puff, YR04 Chrome Orange, YR12 Loquat, E00 Skin White, E25 Caribe Cocoa, E27 Africano, E31 Brick Beige, E34 Orientale, 0 Colorless Blender.
Tecchniques: Stamping, Machine Stitching Copic Coloring

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Little Batty


This is the second Halloween card that I've made this week. This one is for my niece's son, so I wanted to make a boy-ish, with creepy, scary things and the designer paper from Cloud 9 Designs, gave me the bat and spider concept for this card. I hope that he likes it but to be honest, I'm not crazy about it, lol. Pictured below, is the card interior with coordinating papers and design.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Studio G Halloween Stamps
Paper: Cloud 9 Design "Luster Eyes See You" Designer Paper, ColorMates Solid Cardstock, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Circle Die, Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Embellishments; Jolee's Boutique Dimensional Stickers
Techniques: Stamping, Dry Embossing, Machine Stitching

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