Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Card with Chris's file

I just loved this snowman that is part of Chris's QMC. I cut him and layered him on a white decorative mat with inked edges. Then I put him on a gate fold card. i used a rubber stamp to stamp a greeting inside the card. I just love how cute he is!


Digi-Cutter Files offered in SCUT, GSD, KNK, WPC & AI (SVG) at www.visualdesignsbychris.com

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stationery Box

I've been on vacation this last week and worked on this a few days.  It was so much fun to make.  Felt so good to play!  It is a birthday gift for my closest friend.  I saw the idea several m here:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/stationerybox/
I did not follow her design exactly and I used mod podge all over it so it held up a bit better.  I also didn't have double sided thicker paper that matched so I xyroned the papers I wanted to use to a white sheet of cardstock. 
Visual Designs by Chris files used were #CD00306 Whimsical Flowers, #CD00630 Hannukah Tags and #CD00686 Oversided Square envelope. 
The inspiration for the theme was from the Mary Englebreit items I picked up in the dollar bin at Michaels. 
Other items used: 
Stamps:  Studio G alpha, To & From were from Stamp Affair
Distress inks:  Worn Lipstick, Crushed Olive & Antique Linen
DMC Thread & Buttons (I most always thread them for a more finished look)
Ribbon:  red is scrap I had and the green with flowers is from Michaels (remember to burn the edges so they don't ravel *smile*)
Square postage stamp punch:  McGill ... If you do not have a punch, you could use #CD00542 Postage Stamp borders.
The stamp envelope started with the large square envelope from #CD00686 but I resized it and made it rectangular.  You can adjust many of the files to suit your need!  I velcroed this to the bottom flap. 
The tags and cards were created with scrap papers left over from cutting out everything for the box. 
Including several photos so you can see all the detail.  Love details!!  I can't wait to give it to her! 

~I am blessed!!~

Visual Designs by Chris Creative Team Member
(all images are cut using the Blue Wishblade)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas invite using a part of #CD00630 Hanukkah tags

This is my invite to my Life ConneXtion group for our Christmas gathering.  As always a lot of mixed media.  Started with craft cardstock.  Using up some of my 8 1/2 x 11 stash.  I like to use bits of files to create something.  In this one I only used the background image of the Hanukkah tag from Visual Designs by Chris #CD00630.  I cut an ornamental design using my Tim Holtz Sizzix die.  The tab is a McGill punch.  This patterned paper is old old old.  Some of the first paper I purchased when I started scrapbooking in 1997.  LOL  Love when I can use some old treasures.  Distress inks on all paper edges:  tea dye, crushed olive and pine needles.  Stamps:  The Merry Christmas stamp was a $1 wood stamp from Michaels.  The tree is a clear stamp from a $1 holiday set at Michael's. It didn't have a trunk on the stamp so I just hand cut one.  "I believe" was one of my first stamps purchased way back in the early 90s.  It is from Raindrops on Roses.  I used Memento Rich Cocoa Inks to stamp everything since I used Copics to color my tree.  Copics:  YG03 YG06 and Y06.  Just scribbled the color on fast since I was cutting it out to pop dot it. The poinsetta flowers were clearanced at Michaels this summer. $1 each and I used the pine needles ink to tone down the bright green of the leaves.  Rhinestones on the flower instead of using the brads that came with them. I  used the brads off to the side of the tag.  Those are yellow rhinestones on the tree.  Sort of looks like eyelets in the photo.  Those would work too.  All rhinestones were from the $1 bin at Michaels.  I used Hero Arts Dazzle Glue on the tree star.  I purchased it so long ago, I am surprised it was still useable.  *smile*.  Still needed something so I added stitching around the edges with a chocolate Zig writer and this pretty green ribbon.  Remember to burn the edges with a lighter so they don't ravel.   Done!  It felt good to sit in my studio and create!

~I am blessed!!~

Visual Designs by Chris Creative Team Member
(all VDBC images are cut using the Blue Wishblade)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thank-you card

 I need a quick Thank-you card for a friend... 

The paper is some Tinkerling Ink scraps.  I cut a flower from Chris's flower file (cd00359).  I cut it several times to make it look like chipboard. 

I hope she enjoys the card.  


Monday, November 8, 2010

Layout using CD00752 - Pictures with Santa

I really like this paper pieced Santa and title. It has been a few years since I managed to get a picture with Santa, but this file from Chris's QMC was perfect to scrap this photo of my eldest daughter, her hubby and my son from 2007.
I have created this layout in Photoshop CS3. Styles, textures and shadows have been added to create dimension to the layout. Designed to show that Personal Cutter files (Cricut, Pazzles, Klic N Kut etc) files can be used digitally!
Thankyou for looking