Christmas Project 2

christmas project 2

A Mixed Bunch Christmas Tree

You will need:

Blossom Punch , Mixed Bunch Stamp Set, Gumball Green CS and Ink, glue gun,  a Paper Cone and scissors.

I used a paper cone because the Styrofoam melts with the glue gun and its just messy and could get out of shape.  I used 2 1/2 pieces of CS and started stamping the blossom with the 4 strands of petals with the dots.  After punching them out I cut 2 petals at a time with some single ones and started gluing round and round, up the cone.  With only one glue gun burn, I did well……LOL! when I got to the top I cut only 2 petals out and glued one on top of another to end with 3 as a mini cone, then glued it on top!

tips: I held each petal a few seconds to keep it in place.  As I went around the cone I also filled in with single petals so it would look fuller with no gaps and seeing the cone behind it.  I also took the ink pad and smeared in over the cone so you would not see brown behind it.

I like how this came out, for now.  I’m still not sure if I “dress” it up with some bling.

Crafting hugs…..Dawn


Stamp on Monday

charity basket 2

Another Big Thank You!!!!

These Photo Polymer stamp sets are without question, THE BEST!!!!!!

You will need:

Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, and Pistachio Pudding CS, and Inks.  Scalloped 7/8 punch and Itty Bitty Punches.

I used the Hearts a Flutter stamp set to create the background in Brown Sugar ink and punched it with the Scallop Punch. Then the little “Heart” just fit in the Itty Bitty Scallop punch.  Simple and quick to create a stack thank you’s I desperately needed.

I hope you’ve enjoyed todays card….stay tuned for Wednesday’s post for this weeks Christmas project!  until then………………….

Christmas Project 1

Hopefully, every Wednesday  I will be able to show you some designs I came up with for Christmas!  Believe or not my boys have already been listening to Christmas music and have already asked to put their trees in their rooms!  This very easy project I came up with from inspiration from the Oriental Trading catalog.


christmas mouse


You will need:  Black and Red Sharpies, Rhinestone Gems, Oval and Scalloped punches, Gumball Green ribbon, Brown sugar or Basic Gray, whisper White, Blushing Bride CS.

I ran the BSCS through the big shot and used the largest Apothecary framelit.  Punched out the Scalloped Oval in White then the oval in Blushing Bride.  Glued them together and cut them in half.  Then glued them for ears.  Colored 2 of the smaller gems in black then the larger in red, for the eyes and nose and made 6 little lines on the CS for whiskers.  I used the scoring board to find the center and lined to 2 Points up scored 3 lines 1/2 inch apart then using the trimmer cut skits in it to slide the candy cane through, to look like its tail.  I made a tiny little bow at the top and adhered with a glue dot!

I know the first graders will enjoy this!  Hope you’ll make some too!   You can also use it for a present topper, a decoration for a card or Gift Card!  Enjoy!


Stamp on Monday

charity basket 1


This was a just  cute little card and I wanted to use up some DSP.  As I was creating this card I kept adding more and more!

So layering was the key with this one!

Four you stamp set, Apothecary Framelits, Gingham DSP, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight DSP, Boho Blossoms punch, and pearls!

“Fall” into Friday’s color challenge

Any Fall themed card was today’s challenge!


warmest wishes

I was going through my stamp sets and saw this little circle stamp in the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and thought, WOW!  That would be so cute to stamp in fall colors and it fits the 1″ or 1 1/4″ circle punch.  So I used the 1 1/4″ circle punch and centered the circle in the center of the Very Vanillla CS, Punched 3 circles then placed the CS over the crumb cake and stamped the circle images in Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  Propped that layer with Dimensionals and added a strip of Pumpkin Pie.  Also I used a retired stamp set from  the Hostess rewards Warmest Wishes and stamped it on a piece of scrap of Crumb Cake with Early Espresso ink.

I made this card for my mom to use for her very dear friends that are snowbirds and leave for Florida every winter.  She will be sending this card to them for Thanksgiving.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and thanks for stopping by!  Please visit Brandy’s Cards for more inspiration from our team of talented paper crafters!