"Xmas Button Tree"

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Today's card is my first Christmas card for the season. I call it a button tree, you will see why when you see the picture.

So with out further ado, here it is;

"Xmas Button Tree"

The original stamp set is from "Close to My Heart" and is called "Happy Cluster" CTMH # C1471.

The body of the card is 4 1/4" X 11" and is scored at 4 1/4"and 8 1/2". This leaves a 2 1/2" flap at the bottom. The ovals were cut using a Spellbinder Large Scalloped Oval.

The background paper used is from "BoBunny" and is called "St. Nick Noel". I don't know if it's still available, but works very well with Xmas themes.

The buttons were from my button jar. You can never tell what you will find in that jar.

I guess when I send this one out, it will cost some extra postage. Oh well, you can be cheap all of the time.

If you have any question about this card, don't hesitate to ask.

Your comments are always appreciated.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

"I'm Back Again"

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Well after about a month I'm back up and running.

I was very surprised when the company that I had been demonstrating for, "The Angel Company" for twelve (12) years closed up business without any notice. It made it pretty ruff, because I had taken a bunch of customer order, and had to return the money. I signed up with "Close to My Heart" and I am, so far very happy with them.

They have a great line of products and very low prices on thier product.

Any who, this is one of the cards that I demonstrated at my last gathering;

"Gnome House"

The image is from "Close to My Heart" from a set called "Gnome Garden" number C1470. It has nine stamps in the set and cost $13.95.

I wanted the card to be decorative on the edge, so I used ther Spellbinder "Label 8" to cut the edge of the card body and both pieces of the mat paper. Gives it a little different look. The only thing that you have to do different is to cut the card body down from 5 1/2" to 5 1/8" so that it will fit inside of the die.

The image was colored with Copic markers;

Roof and door frame B02,B05,

Door ; E33,E15

Walls; Y11,Y17

Grass; G00, G02

The hinges and door knob were colored with a "Gell Roll" gold glitter pen. It's hard to see in the picture but it's there.

The corner of the stamp mat and the mat where cut with a "Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper"in the "Cloud" pattern. These Corner Chompers are great and have two patterns on each.

Hope you enjoy todays creation, and will leave a comment. All comments are appreciated.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.