Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy sunny days...

Well, many of you are back to school or have kids back at school...where I live back to school started yesterday so I've been hearing all about it from my friends with little ones.  I hope you and your families are enjoying the adventure of a fresh new year :-).

This past weekend I made a bunch of Christmas cards, and have more planned for the coming weekend too.  Next week, you'll be excited to know, will be the grand release of a Christmas collection from Heartfelt Creations that is absolutely fabulous!  Not only are there gorgeous images, but a bunch that can be done with minimal colouring, perfect for those of us who need something quick and easy to make that still looks fancy.

Anyway, enough talking, I'm sure you want to see the cards I have for today more than read my ramblings LOL!

First of all, here is another card using the basket die.  I'm currently brainstorming how to combine this with some Christmas images, maybe some ornaments or poinsettias---just you wait and see next week!  For now, it's a summer basket.
Products Used on This Project HCPC 3411 Woven Basket PreCut Set
HCPC 3407 Botanical Floral 2 PreCut Set
HCD 714 Decorative Layered Basket Die
Rose Creations Shapeabilities
Other products used: Sizzix Damask embossing folder, Basic Grey Rhinstones, cards stock that has been previously painted, pop up dots, Staz-On ink
Emboss and sand main background, and adhere to frame and base as shown in photo. Use textured card stock (in this case the card stock had previously been painted using the Faux Barn Board technique) upon which to stamp basket with, and then cut out using coordinating die. Adhere to card using pop up dots. Stamp flowers and leaves on coloured paper, cut out with coordinating die cuts, shape using fingers, and then layer over and around the basket as shown in photo. Embellish with rhinestones.

Also, here is a card using one of my favorite images--my hubby really likes this one, will have to find a way to work it in to his birthday card, despite that being in the middle of winter....hmmmm....

Products Used on This Project
1166G Beary Relaxed
HCPC 3319 Simple Filler Stems PreCut Set
Other Products used: Corner punch, SU black marker, Adirondack espresso ink, white card stock is Neenah Copics: E43, E44, E49, E25, E21, E31, E33, Y38, G24, B0000, B26, B23, B21, B02, RV02
Card size is standard 4.25x5.5 Stamp image in centre of white card stock and colour. Use marker to colour the words wanted and stamp in the top and bottom corners as shown. Crop base card stock border layer, and punch corners in border layer, then adhere the layers of the card.

Enjoy your week, and the fresh start of September :-)


  1. Beautiful cards Kristina the 1st is so cheerful and I can see by hubbie likes the 2nd one .Thanks for sharing

  2. both are gorgeous, I love the first one, I love flowers LOL

  3. Both are gorgeous! So very creative!

  4. Ooh, love them both Kristina! Gorgeous flowers and love the fishing bear!

  5. Wonderful cards, love the added embossing behind the basket of flowers!

  6. Beautiful cards. I could see the second one in a large pile of cards and just know you made it. I'm sure DH won't care about the season depicted on the card. Of course you could always just surprise him with a just because card...

  7. Great cards, I love t he 3-D look of the basket card and the boating card is great too. That bear is just too cute.

  8. I love your pretty basket and that bear looks so relaxed!!!! Roll on summer!

  9. Love the fresh design of the first card and your wonderful coloring and fun image on the second. Have a great weekend!

  10. beautiful cards, kristina... hope you are enjoying the nice weather, too!

  11. hun, your cards are so beautiful and cheerfull!

    the idea with the flowers is so noble and romantic!

    and the bear in the boat...yes, i agree...wishing YOU sunny days and happy hours!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo