Friday, November 16, 2007

Nestability and Cuddle Bug Fun

As noted from my previous entry, I received my "Nestability" order this week and was able to make a few cards, little goodies. I love Christmas Crafts and so I will usually make up some different things other than just cards, so... while staring at my new 'scalloped small circle' Nestabilities and my Cuddle-bug, I decided to make up a Christmas gift-tag package. I love the stamp set that I got called "Snowman Nativity" from TAC. I stamped only the faces of Mary and Jesus on the smallest scalloped circle (with white cardstock), then layered it with the one size up scalloped circle on my "Michael's" Christmas Slab paper. Placed both circles on red cardstock, cut a piece of another colored Christmas slab paper and voila - there became the basis for my tags.
For the package I used 6x6 refill of scrapbooking page protectors, cut off the strip with the holes for placing in your scrapbook, then taped it onto a piece of cardstock approximately two inches longer than the top of the refill sheet where I score a line in the cardstock. Once folded down I can now decorate to my hearts delight. I used One large scalloped circle die cut (on Michael's Christmas Slab scrap paper) and two small scalloped layers with the Mary and Jesus, placed on either side of the the large circle. I then used my "Cropodile" to punch two holes in which to run ribbon through and tie the package together so that it will not open until ready for use.

The next project I did was the blue snow flake with the "Stampin-Up "City of David" stamped image on the large scalloped circle. I cut the card down two inches from 5 1/2" length to make it only 3 1/2" length. Then I measured and placed the scalloped cirle to reach the 5 1/2" length to properly fit in an envelope. I did not have the right blue for this project as I used 'Brocade Blue' (SU) ink when I needed a more 'Baby Blue' color to match the background scrapbook paper. So I enhanced it by chalking around the City and Words on the card and this helped me to be more satisfied overall with the card instead of focusing on the fact that I had the wrong blue. I am learning to broaden my horizon's when it comes to being perfect! LOL
Well enjoy. Happy Creating!


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Kelly, you should really think of selling these. They are absolutely beautiful. I would like to buy my Christmas cards from you next year. I love the Bella cards. I know my girls would love to hand these out to their friends for Christmas. Have a great weekend!


Tina said...

Your cards are wonderful! Great colors. I love the Bellas!

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Thanks for your comments Nicole! I am glad that you enjoyed the new cards. I am selling them for Kid's Ministry Fundraiser at Church that is the reason for all the posts. I would love to make your cards for you next year! This is my favorite time of year for crafting.

Tina; Thanks for your comments, I'm glad you like my cards.

Lauren said...

Great job Kelly! TFS.

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Thanks Lauren for commenting. I am going to take a look at your site and see what you've been up to lately for crafts. TTYL.

Kathy W said...

So pretty, especially the City of David card. The blue is so calming; perfect for the image, and the sparkle is just right. Thanks for sharing.