Wednesday, December 15, 2010

~SLOWLY BUT SURELY....With the help from THE CUTTING CAFE and CRAFTSUPRINT~

Good Morning everyone!! Please forgive any mistakes that I may make in this write up. I've pulled an all-nighter once again, so I may overlook something lol I'm slowly getting my Christmas cards completed and out the door. With the order I had for my brother, the passing of my sweet Grandma, and trying to get all the Christmas chores done (which I still haven't gotten my Christmas tree up yet..oops) it has been a crazy week, so I'm a little late getting this post up. It should've been up this weekend, so I fall all my knees in shame..lol

For my project this week (last week..shhh..lol) I used a few decoupage sheets from CraftsuPrint along with some wonderful card greetings from The Cutting Cafe! Again so much versatility with the files and stamps you can get at The Cutting Cafe! These are specifically Inside Greetings but as you can see, I was able to use them on the front of my card as well. 
Also I have a few more gift boxes that I done for my brother using some of the new cut outs that Regina posted a few days ago, along with the Christmas Circles Set 2 for the tags.

Ok so enough blabbing from me...I hope you enjoy my cards, and it inspires you to get those last few cards made and out the door! Don't forget to swing by The Cutting Cafe and check out all the new files that Regina has going up! 

 ~SUPPLIES USED~
The Cutting Cafe -- Christmas Boxes with Cut Outs
Cricut Expression
Make the Cut
DCWV -- Various Christmas Stacks
Center Wreath is free clipart through Microsoft Word
1 1/4" and 2" Stampin Up Punches
Various Ribbons
Acetate for cut out areas
 ~SUPPLIES USED~
Craft Brulee -- Music Sheets 
Stampin' Up Whisper White Cardstock
DCWV Christmas Stacks
Stickles -- Xmas Red(holly berries), Frosted Lace(snow)
 ~SUPPLIES USED~
Craft Brulee -- Music Sheets
DCWV -- The Christmas Stacks 
Stampin' Up Whisper White Cardstock
Stickles -- Frosted Lace (Snow), Gold
InkEssentials -- Glossy Accents
  Acetate -- Window

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

~ONE WEEK LEFT...CRAFT US CRAZY DESIGN TEAM CALL~

Just a reminder that Craft Us Crazy is a brand new challenge blog and we're having a design team call and giveaway!  If you love crafting, then I hope you'll consider going on this new venture with me. Either as a designer or as a sponsor! 
If you're interested in being a sponsor, please email me, ~JERI~ at CraftUsCrazy@cox.net and put SPONSOR INQUIRY in the subject line so it doesn't get lost! We would love to help show off your products and get your business out there!!

Please go to the Craft Us Crazy Challenge blog for all the details on the Craft Us Crazy Design Team call and a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to an online store of your choice!!!

Thanks so much!

~Jeri~

Saturday, December 04, 2010

~FIVE UNDER $5 at THE CUTTING CAFE~

Hello everyone!!! I wanted to stop by tonight and post a project I've been working on the past few days. They're really quick and easy to make, but I've had kiddos to take to and from work, chores *blech*, and bill paying. And speaking of bills, everyone needs a way to save on money during the holiday season. There never seems to be enough to go around anymore. So for this project I call it, 5 Under $5. Because that's all it would take to make these five boxes and even a few more actually.
 You can find the Candy Cane Holder Box..Template/Cutting File at The Cutting Cafe for ONLY $2.25. With that $2.25 you get 4 different Box templates. The Christmas tree box shown I used the Christmas Tree Goodie Bag and traced it on to the solid box template. It costs only $1.50!! For the embellishments, I used ribbons that I already had on hand, that I had picked up from the Dollar Tree and Big Lots for $1, and little Jingle Bells that I had in my stash that I had got from Wal-mart a while back. The little Christmas ornament balls, I picked up at Target for $1and there's 16 in each tube. So for about $4.75 I was able to make these cute little boxes with different types of Candy Canes in each one. And the papers, I already had on hand as well.
The good thing is, you could fill each one with whatever you'd like, and use whatever embellishments and papers you already have on hand, saving even MORE money!!! 
I hope you like them and that it inspires some money saving creativity for you this holiday season!!
Thanks for looking as always! 
~SUPPLIES USED~
DCWV - The Glitter Christmas Stack
Target - 16pc Ornament Set
Horizon - Jingle Bells
Dollar Tree Decorative Bell Garland - 16 pk
Darice - Tinsel Stems
Stickles - Tiara, Platinum, Lime Green, Candy Cane
Big Lots, Dollar Tree - $1 Ribbon
I'm entering these boxes in the following challenges - 
2 Sisters Challenges - Sparkly Christmas
Mami Doodles - Gift Items
Creative Belli Blog - "R" embellishments (I Used Ribbon)
A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Not Another Card Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown - Embellish It
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Christmas but NOT a card

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