MORE OF DAWN’S GIFT CARDS

SURPRISE…..I know I said no more posts till after the 1st and then sporadic…but…. a woman has a right to change her mind…. partly I was frantic when I heard that my Uncle and had taken a nasty fall and was fine but both eyes swollen shut… Worried about my Auntie and worry pushes me to do STUFF…so here I am with just a few  more things to check out..or not…while I a thinking xmas they are all good for birthday’s, anniversarys and just gifts in general… so grab a CUPPA JOE…and have a peek……then back to wrapping and sending….lol

DAWN’S CANDY BOX GIFT CARD HOLDER

CANDY BOX GIFT CARD

CANDY BOX GIFT CARD

OK this is a gift card pop up thing that she had posted before but it was only a card not a box…this time is a thin box about ½ inch deep…. very cute and I like it as a gift card holder cause when you open it it pulls up…. I got some cute STARBUCKS cards that look like the christmas cup and I plan to make these cards to give them to folks…love it…as Dawn would say.

DAWN’S TWISTED GIFT CARD HOLDER

TWISTED GIFT CARD HOLDER

TWISTED GIFT CARD HOLDER

This is also one of my fav’s…I just like the simplicity of it and you can even make it out of light weight double sided paper ….its quick and easy and if you DO WHAT I SAY and not what I do… you will have little supply of them hanging around so you have when you need them….lol

 DAWN’S SIDE POCKET GIFT CARD HOLDER…

SIDE POCKET GIFT CARD HOLDER

SIDE POCKET GIFT CARD HOLDER

This is also a very nice one and works well and I love the snowflake on this ..but it could be trees just as well… any way you now have the links

AND JUST IN TIME FOR THOSE LAST MINUTE GIFT CARDS…

now some EYE CANDY… my hubby came across this first link and I love this sidewalk art and the fact that a person might do it and know that it might not last …most of these are on building so think they are more permanent than the ones done in chalk on the actual sidewalk..ITS SIDE WALK ART AND THIS IS THE LINK its also 3 D and while some of the images are not my taste actually quite a few the technique is amazing and there are a few especially the gator that I just love..

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MY CHRISTMAS CARD 

MY XMAS CARD 2014

MY XMAS CARD 2014

This is my card for this year well at least one of them… I have gotten bored making 80 or so of the same cards…so I have a few different ones this year and I will post the rest below… but this one went to my Calligraphy buddies at it was my lettering scanned and printed on 4 x 5 ¼ then I added the snow and the trees are punches and the little felt snowman was from Michael’s I think I also colored the background in the yellow and added Blue to the snow which I achieved with torn paper… then it was pasted on the front of a silver card which I again found 3 pkgs of 10 each with envy for only 5$ each but I got then in August…some years this works and some years it doesn’t… meaning that while I think I will use it I come up with a totally different plan… this year it worked!!.. Simple but I liked it…oh yeah the snowflake was a punch and the holly leaf was another felt embellishment.

Here are a few of the others I made …

my die/stamp cards

my die/stamp cards

 

tree and embellishment cards

tree and embellishment cards

my tag xmas cards

my tag xmas cards

These were all little tags I found in a box of 12 at Targhee…they were fun and I stamped inside of them and then again on the inside of the card…

This is lovely envelope from my friend SHARON CLYMER…she is playing with drawn versa type letters then coloring in with glitter pens or gel pens and then adding glitter…LOVE IT..there I go channeling DAWN again… I do really enjoy all her enthusiasm..

OK that’s it for now and who knows if there will me more surprises…

Sharon Clymer's new letters

Sharon Clymer’s new letters

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY...wire headed cyber toad…aka kath

 

PS if you happen to be hunting a previous post… I discovered that it works best to just type in one key word in the search box ….my hubby always says less is more… ok clock is ticking and due to post any minute now… lol…

SCS FALLING SNOW SCENE

GREETINGS

Well I have decided to give you a few ideas for Christmas and then I want you to know that I am taking a break till after the 1st of the year.  After the first I am also not going to promise you that I will post as often…. I have no excuse except that I find the older I get the more it seems that TIME REALLY DOES FLY….I just don’t have enough hours in the day.  In any case just wanted you to know that posting is going to be sporadic…some of it will depend on how much I just have to share…and how much time I have to share it…lol.  I have said before and I want you to understand that I don’t know who is subscribed and who isn’t and I am not tech savvy  enough to tell you that I could find out… so the reason I am suggesting you subscribe is that way you will know when I do post as it sends to your e mail address.  Ok… now the card

SCS SNOWFALLING SCENE

SCS FALLING SNOW

SCS FALLING SNOW

I love watercolor and I love the look of it so this was very fun looking and the idea of using the spatter brush to make the snow by just spattering the resist medium and then letting it dry to creating the background.

I also thought the technique of spritzing and then gently using a the water brush or a brush  dipped in water to pull the shadow effect down. I also liked the fact that she was able to use the same tree and changed the size of it by how much of it was actually stamped on the page and how much was put on the masking paper.

A few others that I have already shared but which you may have forgotten  DAWN’S PUNCH BOARD GIFT CARD HOLDER 6a00d8341c09ea53ef01a73d6f3acc970d-450wi

I DO LOVE THIS GIFT CARD holder and think you will find it useful for holiday gift giving.  If you are like me most of my gifts are gift cards rather than actual gifts..so having a cool folder to insert the card makes it the perfect gift.

Another great gift card folder was this one…DAWN’S TRI FOLD GIFT CARD HOLDER.

DAWN'S TRI FOLD GIFT CARD FOLDER

DAWN’S TRI FOLD GIFT CARD FOLDER

I LIKE THE BELLY BAND ON THIS ONE… and it also has lots of room inside for you to write a personal note to the person receiving the card…that’s always a good thing.

This last one is also very nice…now its listed as a DAWN’S CONGRATULATIONS GIFT CARD HOLDER which means it could be anything…birthday, anniversary, graduation or in this case CHRISTMAS… I like the idea of still saying CONGRATULATIONS on the outside and in side saying “APPARENTLY YOU’VE BEEN NICE not NAUGHTY..lol and then slip in the gift card for money or a movie or STARBUCKS etc…

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Ok that’s just a few of the ones that I came up with so check them out but don’t just stop with these there are several more cards in including this the most recent post the DAWN’S POP OUT SWING CARD 

dawn's pop  out swing card

dawn’s pop out swing card

This one is also very cute and while Dawn has lots of layers…you can eliminate some of them and the card will still be quite impressive..

Ok so this is most likely my last post before the new year…just too much to do and not enough hours in the day… so check out the possibilities at both SCS AND DAWN’S STAMPING THOUGHTS.

ENJOY AND WISHING ALL OF YOU THE BEST OF HOLIDAYS AND VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR…

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPING BY……wire headed cyber toad….aka kath

 

SCS PAPER LANTERN

Well all I can say is I know I am behind….lol  Living on two coasts is not easy…especially as it gets close to holidays… I can tell you that once I was back on the east coast as I was unpacking and moving furniture back out onto the lanai I suddenly decided that I might just as well get my xmas decor up no sense putting things away and then digging back into same storage areas a week later to get out decorations for christmas… My space is limited so I try to make the most of walls and doors to hang things…My tree which I am proud of and which I created about 10 yrs ago is another of my favorite things…Its only about 2 feet tall and I have used laminated canceled Christmas postage as ornaments on it along with VERY TINY weather grams…I made the weather grams and then “weathered” them by wetting them and wading them up as if I was going to throw them away… I love it and I even drew a fake chop on them that looks like my rainier chop… it was easy to draw and I found a small (35) strand of mulit colored lights and VIOLA… I have my Christmas tree.  One of these years I will work on making small packages to go under the tree but Not this year…lol.. anyway here are some photos of my decor.

my blue lights on lanai

my Charlie Brown tree and my barista bearsmini tree mini postage and weather gramOK ENOUGH OF MY DECORATING…ON TO THE SCS PAPER LANTERN

This is just so sweet I had to post it along with several photos and of course if you click on the blue link you will be able to go to the site and print out the directions as well as look at a video of how to assemble… In addition they have two templates available  to print out and my suggestion is to use those print out to simple print the pattern onto your card stock and then when you cut it out put the printed lines on the inside of the lantern.  That my friends is the lazy way to do it… you can however make a template and of course while she makes the windows using an oval die you could in fact use a circle or a heart or even square…… You can also make this smaller by reducing the templates and then of course you would also need to reduce the cut out area and be sure you reduce both templates by the same amount…then of course you can put a small little battery candle inside…They won’t mail well but they will be a lovely little gift if you just need a little something.

paper lantern

 

paper lanterns

paper lanterns

I know that this one is short but as I said I am behind so I am going to send it along and give you a chance to get them made before CHRISTMAS…lol

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY…wire headed cyber toad…aka kath