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October 2011

Poinsettia Peek

This is a sneak peek of more poinsettias in my Kittie’s Korner post today on the Rubbernecker Blog.  I hope you will come on over to check out the whole project. 

KC Wishing You The Hope 1 closer up

Thank you for making my sale such a huge success yesterday. A portion of every project sold will be donated to the annual Christmas Adopt-a-Family project where I work.

KC Wishing You Peace 1 leftKC Wood Birdhouse 2 right
KC The Moose is Loose 22KC Santa Ho Ho Ho

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week.


Cards For Sale Part Two

Good Sunday morning.  I am trying my hand again at selling my cards to clear my work counter.  If you are interested check out the Cards For Sale page on the top right hand side of my home page under Tutorials and Card Sales.  A portion of my sales will go to the Christmas Adopt-a-Family project where I work.

KC Wishing You Peace 1 leftKC Wood Birdhouse 2 right
KC The Moose is Loose 22KC Santa Ho Ho Ho

Thanks for stopping by.

Christmas Cards

Happy Saturday. It has been a few days since I have posted due to work responsibilities.  I always look forward to the weekend when I can relax and play with my stamps, brushes and punches.  I have a couple Christmas cards to share with you today.  The first is made with non traditional colors and features a sweet nativity scene by Stampavie Tina Wenke called Away in the Manger.

KC Tina Wenke Away in a Manger 1 right
click on pictures for a closer view

I painted the image and framed with a double matted frame and then created an aqua holly and pine spray across the top with sparkly yellow holly berries. I added the same yellow sparkly Stickles to the star over the manger as well as  the halo around the head of baby Jesus. Here are a couple other views.

KC Tina Wenke Away in a Manger 1 close front
KC Tina Wenke Away in a MAnger 1 left
My second project is a repeat of one I did last week using my new Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die set. I used tartan designer paper from BasicGrey’s Jovial to create a large poinsettia.  I layered it over olive foliage and attached to plan white punched background with a simple sentiment.  I really love the simplicity of this style of card letting the large flower be center stage.

KC Wishing You Peace 2 left
Here is a close up view.  It is a little hard to see all the dimension of the petals and the brads with the black on the paper.

KC Wishing You Peace 2 close
KC Wishing You PEace 2 right

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Stamps: Stampavie Tina Wenke Away in a Manger
Paper: Aqua, Saffron, Watercolor
Ink: Broken China, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Pumice Stone, Black Versafine, Shabby Shutters
Accessories: Martha Stewart Holly Punch, Yellow Stickles, Liquid Applique, Nestabilities, Glossy Accents

Stamps: Rubbernecker Wishing You Peace 410-05
Paper: Red, White, BasicGrey, Olive
Ink: Black Versafine
Accessories: EK Success Border Punch, Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch, Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia Die Set, Glossy Accents, Stylus, Mouse Pad, Grosgrain, Bold Brads, Stickles, Black Embossing Powder

Pink Poinsettia Wreath and Blog Hop Winner

Good morning! I hope you are having a great week. I have another poinsettia themed Christmas card to share with you with but before I do I want to announce the winner of my Spellbinder Layered Poinsettia blog candy. The winning number is 96 in my random drawing and Theresa Kendall is the winner. Congratulations, Theresa. Send your mailing address to me at [email protected] and I will happy to get your prize right out in the mail to you.

Theresa Kendall said:

Your cards always amaze me. They are so beautiful. I would love to win the poinsettia set so I can make some cards like this.

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KC Spellbinder Poinsettia Wreath 1 right

You can click on the photo to see a closer view.

I love bright red poinsettias at Christmas time but there is also something wonderful and enchanting about soft pink poinsettias as well. My mother’s flower shop was filled with pine wreaths during the holidays and to this day are one of my most favorite decorations. My project today pairs a small pine punched wreath filled with pink poinsettias. A clean and simple white background with a pink panel allows the wreath to be the main focal point with no additional embellishments necessary. Here is are couple other views.

KC Spellbinder Poinsettia Wreath 1 close
KC Spellbinder Poinsettia Wreath 1 left

I have several punched and die cut flower tutorials on my home page if you would like instructions on how I create my projects.

Paper: White, Pink, Spring Moss Ink: Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar Accessories: Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch, Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia Set, Sponge, Stylus, Mouse Pad, Paper Piercer, Glossy Accents, Nestabilities (circle for wreath), Pearls, EK Success Border Punch, Crimper

Poinsettia and Blog Candy

Good Sunday morning.  I’m sure you all realize by now that I have gone crazy for paper flowers. When I saw the Spellbinder Layered Poinsettia die set I knew I had to have it for Christmas cards. It seems while I was shopping on line recently I was so excited about purchasing this set that I accidentally put two in my shopping cart.  I laughed out loud at myself when I opened my package and saw two of them had come with my order. I decided it would make perfect blog candy to accompany my post today. All you have to do to qualify is leave me a comment telling me your favorite style of Christmas card to make during the holidays.

KC Wishing You Peace 1 right
I cut out three different sized red poinsettia blossoms and one large olive green blossom. I shaped the petals by rolling a stylus on the backside of the paper while laying on a mouse pad.   I added depth to the flower by sponging on cranberry ink to each petal.  I repeated the same with the green using peeled paint ink. Using glossy accents I attached each layer alternating the petals to create the flower.  I cut the green leaves and attached them to the bottom of the flower allowing them to extend past the largest layer.  I applied glossy accents to the head of three gold brads and dipped them in gold glitter and allowed to dry.  I cut the clasps off the back of the brads and glued them in the center of the flower.  I attached the flower to the sentiment layer of the card and then applied a few sprigs of punched pine to add softness. Here are a couple other views.

KC Wishing You Peace 1 close
KC Wishing You Peace 1 left

Thanks for stopping by.  Don’t forget to leave a comment if you would like to be entered in the random drawing for the Layered Poinsettia set. I will announce the winner on my blog Wednesday morning, October 26th.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Wishing You Peace 410-05   Paper:  Red, White, Olive   Ink: Peeled Paint, Cranberry, Versa   Accessories:  Spellbinder Layered Poinsettia Set, Gold Glitter, Glossy Accents, Gold Brads, Grosgrain, Sponge, Stylus, Mouse Pad, Gold Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Pine Punch and Border Punch