Thursday, December 29, 2011

Monogrammed Note Card Portfolios

Hi everyone,
I hope you are enjoying this blessed time of year, we are getting ready for the New Year.  My son, Bryan, was born New Year's Eve two years ago, so we will be having a party with family.

I wanted to share with you some monogrammed note card portfolios that I made from family members.

White card stock
Stampin Up Baja Breeze card stock
2" scallop punch
2 3/8" scallop punch
1 1/4" circle punch
1 3/8" circle punch
Assorted embossing folders
Big Shot
Stampin Up, Alphabet stamp set
Stampin Up, So Many Scallop stamp set

Friday, December 23, 2011

Rosette Photo Ornament

This is the photo ornaments that I made for my two boys.  It is a simple rosette that I made with a score board and some punches.

(2) 1.75" x 12" pieces of paper scored every 1/2"
Christmas paper
2 1/2" Circle punch
2 1/4" Circle punch
1 1/4" Circle punch
Stampin Up Real Red ink pad
Stampin Up's So Many Scallops stamp set

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hand Made Photo Cards made Affordable

Everybody love sending and receiving photo cards this time of year, so I thought I would share what I created for some of our family photo card. 

I almost didn't get cards out this year, but it just didn't feel right.  So I sat down and created a quick photo card in Photoshop and sent them to our local Wolf Camera shop and had them printed at 3.5" x 5".  Wolf Camera has a sale on this size every Tuesday and Wednesday for $0.06, so that is really affordable.  I then took my stash of Christmas paper and cut that to 4" x 5.25" and mounted that onto an A2 size base of 4.25" x 5.5".  If you wanted to get fancy I am sure you could add ribbon or other embellishments.  Easy right?

Merry Christmas from our family to yours,

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Welcome Baby

Today's post is actually a card that I included with a baby gift to my cousin.  I made her diaper burp cloths with a fabric center panel, click here to see.

This card is simple in its design and was made with the"Slice of Life" hostess stamp set from Stampin Up.  I have used this several times and love to practice my coloring techniques with them.  I am still a beginner at that:)

Merry Christmas to all,


Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Party Favors

I wanted to share with you the party favors I made for my son's preschool class.  I really enjoyed making them and it was so easy with the Stitched Stockings stamp set and matching stocking punch set from Stampin Up.  The celo bags are also great, I used them for Halloween treats too.

This is the little Merry Christmas Card we gave Tyler's classmates as well.

Merry Christmas,

Monday, December 12, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog - Rolling in Ribbon

Hello Everyone and Happy Monday! I hope that everyone had enjoyed their Thanksgiving and are safely back home. How about getting back into the swing of things with a Challenge Me Monday over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

This week's Challenge Me Monday is #90 - Rolling in Ribbon: use ribbon somewhere on your project along with your Cricut cut.

Stampin Up Real Red Paper, White card stock & green glimmer paper S
Christmas Tree from Christmas Solutions at 4.40" using the Gypsy
Real Red 1/4" Gross Grain Ribbon
Martha Stewart Score board

Did you know that you can link your own "Rolling in Ribbon" project to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog? We would love to see what you come up with and thanks for stopping by on Challenge Me Mondays.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Gift Card "Make & Take"

For my local friends, I am offering my first "Make & Take" class here in Charlotte this coming Thursday.  We will be making three Christmas Gift Card Holders. Please check out my Facebook page, Melanie Makes for the details.

If you aren't a local to Charlotte and are interested in these Christmas Gift Card holders I would be happy to make some and send to you for $10.  I will be posting some of these on Etsy too.

Thanks - Melanie