Monday, July 29, 2013

Design Team Blog July 29th - August 4th

 
 
 
Welcome to this week's Design Team blog !!
July has just slipped away form us.  Hope you are all making the best your summer!!

The design team and I would like to say how much we have appreciated everyone who has joined us in our challenges.  We have decided to take a break from our challenges for the summer months and will start back up in September.

We will still be posting projects here and on the fan page every week,
so we encourage you all to keep stopping by and leaving us some love.
We also want you to continue to post your LSHD projects on the fan page!!
We love to see what all of you create!!
Thanks for being such great fans!!
.

Here are the beautiful projects created by our Design Team for this week's blog.


Jeana


Shelly


Abigail

Carmen
 
 Dana
 
 Deb

Doris

Leslie

Michelle
 
 Mindy

 
 Stephanie
 
 Trisha
 
 
Thanks for stopping by this week!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Build a Christmas Card Week ~ Saturday

 
 


Welcome to our final day of Build a Christmas Card Week!
 
Today's cards were created by Deb and Stephanie
 
 
Deb's Card

 
To create Deb's Card...
 
File Used: Candy Cane Penguin File

 Cut Bazzill white cardstock 11.0" x 5.0". Score at 2.5” and 8.0”

Fold card on score lines. This creates the gate fold card.

The layered paper on the card is from Echo Park…This & That Collection.

I cut 2 pieces 5.25” x 2.5” and added them to each side of the card.

I used Bazzill Bling Regal for the strip in the center on each side and Bazzill Bling Bank Roll for the holly border…The border was created using a Martha Stewart punch.

I added a piece of white seam binding around the card and tied a bow.

The sentiment was created using Bazzill Bling Regal and Bank Roll card stock. The font is called Calligraphy.

Thanks for looking! ~ Deb lshd dt
 
 
Stephanie's Card
 
To create Stephanie's Card...
 
Files used: Dear Santa I was framed & Naughty or Nice Santa
Papers: AC Cardstock, Coredinations, Creative Memories (patterned paper) & Stampin Up!
Stampin Up! snowflake punch
... Colorbox cat eyes chalk ink
Recollections rhinestones

For the easel card:
cut the base 6 x 12; score at 3" & 6"
cut the mini easel 4 x 6; score at 1 1/2" & 3" Glue this to inside of the card base at the bottom (the un-scored side) the 1" side is glued to the base with the fold matching flush against the bottom of the card and the other fold sticking up and toward the inside of the card.
cut a 6 x 6; this is the base for your front of the card and what you decorate. Glue this to the flap on the main card base that is 3", making sure the end bases are flush.
I cut the out tag base at 5 1/2" x 3 1/4" sizing both layers at the same time.
I sized the boy using the png image to 4.55w x 4.505h and adjusted my svg to size.
I sized Santa to 6.030h x 3.995w and adjusted my svg to size.
The Dear Santa sentiment was sized at 5.135" wide.

I hope you enjoyed this week's Christmas in July! Everyone had such spectacular cards!
TFL!  ~ Steph  lshd dt
 
 
We hope you enjoyed our Build a Christmas Card Week and we are
looking forward to seeing the projects you create from our inspirations!!
 
 


Friday, July 26, 2013

Build a Christmas Card Week...Friday

 
 
 


Hip Hop Hooray, it's Friday!!!
 
Today's awesome Christmas cards were created by Trisha and Dana.
 
 
Trisha's Card
 
To make Trisha's card...
AC Cardstock – white, moss, crimson, caramel, chocolate, dandelion, bubblegum
Colormates – light desert dune, black
Paper Studio – Elf Paper & Ribbon
Green Jewels & Close to My Heart - Share the Magic Stamp

Cover of Card
• Cut out and assemble the Elf on a Shelf paper piece
• Take white cardstock – cut 6” x 12” and fold in half to create a 6”x6” card
• Cut a 5 ½” x 5 ½” piece of moss cardstock (wait to secure to white cardstock)
• Cut 5” x 5” piece of elf paper and secure to moss cardstock
• Cut 3 – 4 ½” x 1 ½” strips of crimson cardstock. Space evenly and secure to elf paper
• Cut a 6” piece of elf ribbon and secure to the middle of the current layers on the card
• Secure your multiple layers of moss, elf, crimson cardstock to the white cardstock
• Place the Elf on a Shelf piece onto your card and secure (to add dimension, use 3D foam squares)
Inside of Card
• Cut a 5” x 5” piece of moss cardstock
• Cut a 4 ½” x 4 ½” piece of crimson cardstock and secure to moss cardstock
• Add jewels to each of the corners on the crimson cardstock
• Place “Sharing the Magic” stamp in the center of the crimson cardstock
• Secure your multiple layers of moss and crimson cardstock to the inside of the card

 
 
Dana'sCard
 
To make Dana's card...
File used- Christmas 3D Accents
... Paper- Recollections Xmas paper and asst card stock
Red Gross grain ribbon
White gel pen
Blue and Black chalk pencil
Black Fine Sharpie pen

Make a shadow layer of the scallop shape and weld together the two shadow scallops with a small rectangle (not part of file) to make the base of your card. Cut the base card in desired color card stock. Then cut the other scallop and big circle in card stock and smaller circle in patterned paper.

Shadow scallop (aqua) measures approx. 5 1/4 in.
Red scallop approx. 5 1/8 in.
White circle 4 5/8 in.
Patterned paper circle 4 3/8 in.

For the reindeer I just assembled him on my virtual mat and adjusted size accordingly.

I did not add a sentiment to my card, just ribbon to dress him up! The inside of the card has a layer of red scallop and white circle for writing.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!  See you tomorrow for our final day of cards!!



Thursday, July 25, 2013

Build a Christmas Card Week~Thursday






Today's cards were created by Shelly and Tricia


Shelly's Card

Christmas Bears pattern set from LSHD.
Martha Stweart Punch Around the Page in Vintage Doily (for inside).
Printed Cardstock…K & Company Elizabeth Brownd “Visions of Christmas”
Glitter Cardstock…Core’dinations “White Gloves”
Solid Color Cardstock…all Core’dinations from JoAnn’s…I used red, green, black, white, tan and light tan shades.
Powder chalk for cheeks.
Color Box Chalks for edging the papers.
White gel pen for eyes and cheek dots.

I resized the pattern to 125% in SCAL. I made a second bottom present piece and welded it end to end with the original piece. This piece was scored in the middle to make the fold in the “card.” The “present” pieces, top and bottom, were cut from red cardstock and then layered with the printed cardstock. I used the stars pictured on the present in the pattern to decorate the ribbon. I used the MS punch to edge around white paper (3.25x5.00) and placed it on the inside of the card for an area to stamp or write the greeting.


Tricia's Card
 

For my card I used white cardstock as a base.  Cut it to create a 5 X 5 card.
I added pattern paper from Karen Foster's Design Stack Throughout the Year
I cut a 5 X 5 green square as the background.   Then layered some other pattern paper.
I then cut a 3 X 3 scalloped circle and inner circle.  Next I cut the
Snowman Angel Pattern
to create this adorable paper piecing.
I then glued it together and added it to the scalloped circle tag.
Next I added some Prima poinsettia flowers and topped them with a dew drop.
Last I added a clear tag that says Imagine.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Be sure to come back tomorrow to see some new Christmas inspiration.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Build A Christmas Card Week~Wednesday







Today we would like to feature Abigail's cand and Michelle's Card



Abigail's Card
Here is my card:

File used: Twas the Night Before Christmas
Paper: The Paper Studio - Old World Christmas
Recollections cardstock

Instructions:
Cut one piece of craft cardstock at 5.5"x8.5". Using an craft knife or paper trimmer, cut your cardstock at 2" in from top to bottom and 2" in from the left side. Score the left side of the cardstock at 4.25" from the left side to the middle cut. Score the right side of the card at 1", 3.25", 4.75", and 7" from the right side of the card to the middle cut. Score all of the folds and ink the entire card with dark brown ink.

Cut one piece of patterned paper at 4"x5.25" and cut a 3"x3.25" piece out of the corner to create an L-shape. Cut a second piece of patterned paper at 1.25"x3.5" and a third piece at 1.5"x3.5". Ink each piece of patterned paper with dark brown ink and adhere to card base.

Cut Santa's silhouette and the moon at 3.5" in length, adhere Santa's silhouette to the moon, adhere the moon to the last section of the card base with one layer of foam.

Cut the window, window ledge and curtains at 3.5" in length, adhere curtains to window, adhere ledge to window with one piece of foam and adhered window to the middle section of the card base with one layer of foam.

Cut tree and tree skirt at size, adhere tree skirt directly to the front of the card base and adhere the tree to the front of the card with one layer of foam. Embellish tree with gemstones.
 
 
Michelle's Card
 
This card is called a "Z" Tri fold card.

Requirements for the card
Scissors or a personal cutter with software for SVG
Ribbon of your choice
Paper Piecings of your choice
Chalk
Plain cardstock 6 x 12 inches
Patterned cardstock
Glue

For this card the files I used are from LSHD
Merry Christmoose Title
Candy from Candy Cane Penguin
Peeking Reindeer (a past freebie)
All these files are available for personal cutters and a PDF file to hand cut the paper piecing.

Once the card has been scored and pattered paper glued on,
fold in valley and mountain folds to form the Z Shape.
Now go ahead and decorate with ribbon, and the paper piecings. You can also add a Christmas verse to one of the inside panels, stickles brads, perfect pearls and any other embellishment you choose.

Hope you enjoy making this card.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
See you tomorrow.  :)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Build a Christmas Card Week~Tuesday





Today's Christmas cards are brought to you by
Carmen and Doris


Carmen's Card




Good morning! Sharing my Christmas in July card with you today.
Supplies:
A Country Christmas Pattern Set (Sleigh)
AC Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Various Scraps of Christmas Pattern Paper
Various Scraps of Ribbon for Bows
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Created sleigh shape card in SCAL3 using the Sleigh from A Country Christmas Pattern set. In SCAL3, I assembled the sleigh then added a shadow layer to get the base. Using that shadow layer, I duplicated, then flipped, then welded it to the other one to get the fold. Cut that in Kraft Cardstock to use for the base. Assemble all other layers on top and add embellishments.
 
And Doris' Card
What you need:
Peeking reindeer Set
Red, green, black and white cardboard
small bells
alluding to the Christmas ribbon
sentiment
some gold stars.
scissors
glue
Edge puncher

That should cut:

1. Cut base of the card (red color) to a size 9 ¨ x 6 1/2 ¨
2. Cut an edge of 3/4 ¨ x 6 1/2 ¨
3. Cut a scalloped oval 5 1/4 ¨, in black and white cardboard
4. Finally, cut our Peeking Reindeer, this one in the colors you choose, long
as they are colors that look like a reindeer.

Assemble

Once you've shaded all the pieces, put it together. First the reindeer, then the edges, ribbon and bells, the sentiment and finally the inner oval. For the black oval I used double-layer adhesive.
Hope you like this card and enjoy it!


Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to stop by again tomorrow to see some new cards by more of our Design Team.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Build a Christmas Card Week~Monday




Hi,
Welcome to our week long Build a Christmas Card.
We as a Design team decided to share cards with you all this week to help inspire you to create your own Christmas Cards this year.




 Today we would like to share
Jeana's Card, Mindy's Card, and Leslie's Card.


Jeana's Card

Mistletoe Pattern
CTMH Holiday Joy Stamp Set
October Afternoon Holiday Style-Toyland
October Afternoon Holiday Style-Holly Jolly
Coredinations Foundations-Holly Leaf
Red Vellum
Gold Glitter Paper
Gold embossing powder
Spangle Mix Sequins

To make this card I cut the striped OA Toyland Paper to 8 1/2 by 5 1/2, score at 4 1/4.
Cut the OA Holly Jolly Red & White paper to 3/4 inch & adhere that to the far right edge of the card.
I glued the sequins randomly down the seam of the two OA papers. I used Elmer's Precision Embellishment glue for this.
Next I stamped Happy Holidays & embossed that with a gold embossing powder. I keep my embossing powders in a plastic bowl so I do not know what brand it was, sorry
I sized the mistletoe so that it would be 3 inches when put together.
I think that's all. I hope you enjoy our Christmas Cards this week!
~Jeana~


Leslie's Card

This is my Christmas in July post for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. It is using the Baking Gingers cut files from LSHD.

Requirements
Cutting Machine (Sizzix, Cricut, Pazzles, Boss Kut, etc) with Software
OR Vector Viewing/Editing Software, a Printer, and Scissors
Desktop Publishing Software

Featured Product
All the cut files referenced in this post are from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs I am using their Baking Gingers cut files.

Other Products Used
Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
White Cardstock
Red Cardstock
Brown Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Yellow Cardstock
October Afternoon Scrapbooking paper-Hula Hoop
Chalks
Christmas sequins
Gold beads
White ribbon
Christmas ribbon
Mini buttons
Red Stickles
Snow-Tex Glittering Snow
White glitter

How To Do Paper Piecing Without a Cutting Machine

Use the Baking Ginger Cutting file from the Little Scraps of Heaven
Print on the ginger.jpg file on cardstock
Cut all the patterns
Trace, with a pencil, on to the back of the cardstock for each pattern on to the color of you desire
Cut all the pieces
Add a little shadow to the patterns using a stamp pad to darken
Glue all the pieces together using the picture as a guide
Add the Snow-Tex Glittering Snow to all the white pieces
Add red stickles to the nose
Glue all the other accents to the Ginger cookie

Accenting Tip
When applying accents like Enamel or Glitter remember they need time to dry. If possible do them ahead of time on pieces that can be done separate and let them dry before apply to the final product, or if you need or want to apply directly to the project itself wait until everything else is done and do them last. Then allow time to dry before you handling the project. This will help avoid accidental touching the wet accents while working on the project.

How To Make The Card
Cut a 5 ½" by 8 ½" piece of black cardstock
Fold it in half
Cut a 4" by 5 ¼" piece of red cardstock
Cut two 5 ¼" by 1" pieces of the pattern paper
Glue the pattern paper to the red piece first
Add the white Christmas ribbon to the side of the card using tape in the back to hold it
Glue this piece to black card
Glue the Ginger boy to the card
You are done

I hope you will enjoy making this project. As always I hope you will make your own embellishments and unique tweaks to make it your own. If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments.

Have a great day!
- Leslie
 
Mindy's Card
 Christmas in July card!
Card Recipe:
Pugs File
Stocking from Christmas Borders
Holiday Greetings stamp from Papertrey Ink

Cut Vanilla cardstock 7" x 10" and folded in half to make a 5" x 7" base.
Layered Cardstock/Patterned paper sizes:
Green 4 3/4" x 6 3/4"
Red cardstock - 4 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Patterned paper from Echo Park - 4 1/4" x 6 1/4"

Sentiment
Vanilla Cardstock - 1 3/4" x 2 1/2"
Green Cardstock - 2" x 3"
Hope you like it! ~Mindy lshd dt
 

Design Team Blog July 22nd - 28th

Welcome to this week's Design Team blog !!
Hope everyone is managing to stay cool in this heat wave!!

The design team and I would like to say how much we have appreciated everyone who has joined us in our challenges.  We have decided to take a break from our challenges for the summer months and will start back up in September.

We will still be posting projects here and on the fan page every week,
so we encourage you all to keep stopping by and leaving us some love.
We also want you to continue to post your LSHD projects on the fan page!!
We love to see what all of you create!!
Thanks for being such great fans!!
.

Here are the amazing projects created by our Design Team for this week's blog.


Jeana


Shelly


Trisha


Stephanie


Mindy


Michelle


Leslie


Doris


Deb


Dana

Carmen


Abigail




 Thanks for looking and have a great week!!















Monday, July 15, 2013

Design Team Blog July 15th - 21st

 
 
 
Welcome to this week's Design Team blog !!
Hope you are all having a wonderful summer and getting lots of your summer memories scrapped!

The design team and I would like to say how much we have appreciated everyone who has joined us in our challenges.  We have decided to take a break from our challenges for the summer months and will start back up in September.

We will still be posting projects here and on the fan page every week,
so we encourage you all to keep stopping by and leaving us some love.
We also want you to continue to post your LSHD projects on the fan page!!
We love to see what all of you create!!
Thanks for being such great fans!!
.

Here are the amazing projects created by our Design Team for this week's blog.


Jeana


Shelly


Abigail
 
 Dana
 
 Deb

Doris

 
 Leslie
 
 Michelle
 
 Mindy
 
 Stephanie
 
 Trisha
 
 
Thanks for stopping by this week's blog!
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and the new patterns for this week!