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Monday, December 28, 2015

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Decorative Corner Card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

The Decorative Corner Card is another variation on a  box card that folds
flat for mailing.

I saw this on Split Coast Stampers here.

The Front



The Front from the top


One back panel


The Back


The Front from the side


From the top


Stamps - Penguin, Penny Black Cling set Let's Chill (40-353)
Also sentiment You warm my heart from same set.
Sentiment on back panel is Northwoods 
Snowflake die is Memory Box Bianca  Snowflake (98193)
Oval die is Spellbinder's Decorative Ovals
Red Seam Binding
Small snowflake on bow is Martha Stewart Punch.
Sparkly dots on front of card by docrafts.

Another fun card with a different twist.  Hope you
have a chance to try it.  It displays nicely and fold flat
for mailing, and that is a real plus.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day. Until later.......




Monday, December 21, 2015

BSS MONDAY IDEA - LAST CHRISTMAS CARD

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Well, by this time next week, Christmas will have come and gone, but before
that happens, I have one last Christmas Card to show you.





Green card stock 5x7 inch base card
White mat is 4 3/4 x 6 3/4
Tree paper is old Authentique Believe 6x6 paper pack
Tree line die is Sizzix Tim Holtz on the edge
White glitter paper sponged with blue distress ink
for snow along the bottom of the trees
Image is Stampendous - Santa Paws (W162) cut with a Spellbinders
Label 4 nestibilities die
Colored with Copics

Sweet image.  I made a card for a friend with this
stamp who is going through a rough patch right now.

Thank for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later....


Friday, December 18, 2015

Giggling Snowman

Hi friends, needed some time in the craft room today, have been decorating and wrapping forever.
I bought this super cute snowman image from Digital Pencil Too, Mo Manning today after seeing it on a friends blog, Renee thanks for the inspiration.  Those that know me, know that I have never met a snowman I didn't like, but this one just makes you smile.





I colored the image with Copics and used a little Star Dust Stickles on him.
The tree is an old Sizzix die cut from Green Glitter Paper.
Scalloped white card is cut from Spellbinders Grand Dies.
Frosty the Snowman Sheet Music was free online
Matted on blue pearlescent paper then onto card base.


That's it for me.  Onto baking this weekend and week and finish by cleaning the house.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great day.
Until later........















Monday, December 14, 2015

HMFMC Reminder - #209 Rainbow Colors

I've made a card to remind you that our last Challenge of 2015 will continue through January 2, 2016.

  Our talented teammate, Diane has chosen the theme Rainbow Colors, but as long as you use a House Mouse Design image you can always use an anything goes theme.

It's a shadow box card, and we are looking into the window at
Santa's workshop.  These little mice are making jewelry at the North
Pole.  It's snowing outside, but they are toasty warm and busy.
I




The card folds flat for mailing.

Three generous sponsors for this challenge.

We are super happy and very proud to welcome back the wonderful, the One and ONLY, the Official Mousey Family... 
  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD.

 2nd generous sponsor is 


Stampendous!  
http://www.stampendous.com/
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
(Winner must be a USA Resident, it's Territories and, or, Canada)
  http://www.stampendous.com/ 
  STAMPENDOUS! is the next company manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design StampsHouse-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at:www.STAMPENDOUS.com
 For more inspiration and challenges, check out our official Blog HERE.
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Simon Says Stamp 
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront  
Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads 
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
 Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brand, Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more.  With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store! 

Hope you can join us.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later......



BSS MONDAY IDEA - GIFT CARD HOLDERS

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This week, I have three quick Gift Card Holders.  With more of us
giving gift cards for Christmas gifts, I searched the net for some cute
gift card ideas.

Here are the three I chose to show you.


Stocking 
You can download the directions and template for the stocking
HERE
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/templates-f143/bitty-christmas-stocking-gift-card-holder-t458042.html


Stocking opened to show gift card.


Winter Hat Gift Card Holder


Quick and easy.
Fold a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch piece of card stock in half.
Cut an oval punched or die cut Shape, and cut about
1/4 of the bottom off.  Cut a 3/4 inch of card stock for the brim
1/2 inch longer than the bottom of the oval.
Run the strip through an embossing folder for texture,
and pop it up on the bottom of the oval after rounding the corners.
Add button and twine and a pom pom at the top.


for the inside, cut a piece of card stock 4 1/2x 3 3/4 inches
Punch a half circle on the top edge in the center.
Use strong 1/4 inch tape along the sides and
bottom only  of this piece and glue in place
to form a pocket for the gift card or cash.
I used a Spellbinder label die for the sentiment.


This cute Gift Box, Gift card holder was found here.
Great directions and pictures.
http://itsastampthing-vicki.blogspot.com/2010/11/gift-card-holder.html


Inside
Both designer papers for the Gift Box and Stocking
are Wild Rose Studios.

Hope you get a chance to make at least one of these.
If not,  print and save the directions for next year.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later......





Tuesday, December 8, 2015

YES VIRGINIA

Hello friends.  We are having such moderate temps here for this time of the year that the plants that we cut down in the yard at the end of the season are confused, as well as the fish in the pond who want to be fed!!!  But, hey, it beats shoveling snow, right?

This is such a stressful time of the year, we want to do it all and there never seems to be enough time.
After decorating some yesterday, I needed some coloring therapy so I went to my stamp cave and made this card.





Love these Penny Black stamps!

Stamps - PB - Santa Memories-1235K,
Yes Virginia-2765J
Paper- Dear Santa by Photo Play 6x6 pad
Red, green and white cardstock
Holly and snowflakes on front are Sizzix
Messy bow is seam binding
Believe word is Sizzix Tim Holtz Holiday Words Script
Gold and Stardust Stickles
Glossy Accents on berries 
rhinestones on snowflakes
Colored with Copics

I am entering my card at
Penny Black Saturday Challenge-Christmas/Holidays

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good one.  Until later..........


Monday, December 7, 2015

HMFMC #209 - RAINBOW COLORS

Time for a new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  It's challenge # 209.  Our talented teammate, Diane has chosen the theme of:

"Rainbow Colors"

Please remember, the theme of Anything Goes is always an option
for any of our challenges, as long as you use a House Mouse,
Gruffie, or Happy Hopper image.

This will be our last challenge of 2015, while the design team takes a break over the busy holidays.  The challenge will run from December 7th through Saturday,
January 2, 2016

Three fabulous sponsors for this challenge

We are super happy and very proud to welcome back the wonderful, the One and ONLY, the Official Mousey Family... 
  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD.

 2nd generous sponsor is 


Stampendous!  
http://www.stampendous.com/
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
(Winner must be a USA Resident, it's Territories and, or, Canada)
  http://www.stampendous.com/ 
  STAMPENDOUS! is the next company manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design StampsHouse-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at:www.STAMPENDOUS.com
 For more inspiration and challenges, check out our official Blog HERE.


*****************************************************

Simon Says Stamp 
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and Simon Says Stamp!!
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront 
Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
 Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. Stock includes over 100,000+ items along with the latest and greatest releases from the Simon Says Stamp brand, Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, Copics, House-Mouse Designs and so much more.  With such an amazing variety and awesome deals on shipping, it’s always good timing to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store!

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Stamp - House Mouse Designs (-HGRCP06) Stacked Gifts-Stampendous
Presents sentiment stamp is from dollar bin at Michael's
Paper - Reflections from Michael's
Die - Little B
Sentiment Die - Impression Obsession
Snowflake border die is Martha Stewart 
Stickles
White water based Shapie Paint pen
Rhinestones Queen and Co.
Colored with Copics

The design team has some great inspiration cards at the House Mouse and

We hope you can find time during this busy time of the year to create a card
or project and share it with us, we love to visit and check out what you have
come up with.

I'd like to thank you forr all your wonderful support and comments
during the year, and I wish you a wonderful Christmas holiday.





BSS MONDAY IDEA - Cards, Tags and Bags, OH DEAR!

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Are you starting to feel like there is no way you are going to get everything
done before Christmas?  Well, today, I have some simple cards, tags, and bags
that you can put together pretty quickly.

Cards


On the left
4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch tan card stock base
Designer paper is Warm and Cozy 6x6 stack by Carta Bella
Deer Die cuts are Memory Box (98166) Deer Trio
from tan paper and sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink
Snow is cut from white glitter paper and deckled edged scissors

On the right
Card is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch bright red glitter paper
Stamp - Hero Arts(K8100)
stamped at the top of a piece of white cardstock
4 x 5 1/4 inch.
I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and heat
embossed with clear embossing powder.
Sentiment is a Sizzix thin die.

Tags


On the left
Tag is 51/5 x 3 1/4 inches
Covered with gingham paper by My Favorite Things
6x6 pad.  Border is by Martha Stewart with white
glitter paper underneath. Punched a whole to match
the whole in the top of the tag and popped it up with
pop dots.
Stamp - Hero Arts, same as above on card.
Stamped with Peacock Feathers distress ink.
on a Spellbinders 3/4 inch circle then sponged
clear Versamark ink on the stamped image and
embossed with clear embossing powder.
Back the circle with a 3 1/2 inch scalloped circle
punched from a Marvey punch, but you can use a die cut.
Pop it up on the tag, Sponge around the tag with
the Peacock Feather distress ink and tie a ribbon
through the whole.
Sentiment - Sizzix Holiday Words Script (660058)

On the right

Tag is 3 x 5 inches.
Cover tag with the tree paper from the same
Warm and Cozy 6x6 Paper Pad.
Snow banks made from white glitter paper
and sponged with light blue dye ink.
Deer were cut from same die as above card.
Sentiment - Sizzix Holiday Words Script
Black twine threaded through hole in tag.

 Bags


Close Up


I bought these small bags at Big Lots, cheap!
I cut a piece of black glitter paper for the
deer die, Using the negative piece, I popped
it up over a gold mirror paper piece and
attached it to the bag.
Attached a small bow with a glue dot

On he right
Same technique
I used silver glitter paper over green mirror paper.
Sentiment on both bags are from
the Sizzix Holiday Words Script (660058)

All of these go together pretty quickly.

Hope you're not getting too stressed out with
the Holidays coming on so quickly now.

Thanks for stopping by.Have a great day, until later............