These were all cut on the Silhouette....the penguins were purchased off 2Peas and were drawn by Hero's Arts. I didn't like the way the reds came out of the printer so I colored the hat band and scarf with my markers. Added a pearl to the hat top and I didn't do it on these tags until after I had taken this photo but I put a white dot in their eyes and a tiny bit of pink to their cheeks...really made them stand out better.The paper I used was AC cardstock for the white, and the pattern paper was from Echo Park. Made the tag myself and added some rhinestones to the tree and crystal lacquer to the star.
I used paper from Pink Petticoat for these tags. I really love the kraft/white look. You get 6 or 7 different designs in white or cream. The tree is paper from Cosmo Cricket. Again, these were designed and cut on the Silhouette...very classy, don't you think? Added green rhinestones and glitter to the star and some twine for the hanger. I need to make some of these up for next year for me to use.
And next up is the Christmas stockings I made for us and Jerri Ann, Randy and Gavin. I had seen this idea on Silhouette Blog and she did it to make a garland for her tree. I saw it as a tag for our Christmas stockings. The stockings are made out of burlap and lined and cuffed with some linen material. All purchased from Wal-Mart. I had quite a time trying to figure out how to line and cuff with no seams showing but finally figured it out, after ripping out seams a couple times...LOL...The only thing I would have done differently was giving the burlap a layer of interfacing. I think it would have made it easier to sew and gave it much more polished look in the end...but, its too late now and they still look good on the mantel. I guess I need to purchase some of that Fusible interfacing to have on hand.
The tags were cut on the Silhouette in the star shape with Pink Petticoat Kraft/White paper. I made the linen circles by hand basting and gathering and then cut the circle with some music paper from Glitz, I think....not sure as I forgot to tag it in my Silhouette program. Then I cut the initials on the Silhouette, ran them though my Xyron to add sticky and added the glitter...Once I had them glittered, I gave them a couple coats of Spray sealer so the glitter wouldn't fall off. They were all attached together with glue dots but not too sure they will hold up on the material. I need to find some glue that adheres material to paper but didn't have time to research and get it in now. I tied twine off the point of the star and they are held onto the stockings with clothes pins that I added glitter too in the same manner as the initials. They look awesome hanging together off the mantel!
And the last thing I'll be sharing today is the birthday card I made for Brenda. My Silhouette has gotten a work out the past month. I can venture to say that I think I definitely know how to run it now...LOL
Cut the snowman out of AC cardstock after printing with Pink Petticoat kraft/white paper. Used some paper from my pattern folder in the Silhouette Studio for the hat and gloves and plain brown AC cardstock for the arms. I added a small round pompom to the top of the hat and glittered the blue spots in the hat and gloves. The banner was made with more paper from my patterns folder in Studio and I mirrored them all above and rotated them so I could fold it in half and hang on my embroidery floss. Cut the little letters and glued them to the banner tags and then added glitter to them. The scarf is some felt from PaperTrey Inc and the little rose is from a kit I got to make a bracelet with. I think it came as a surprise grab bag from My Craft Channel. Finished it all off with hand drawn eyes, mouth and nose and attached the back of the card with scor tape behind the hat. Too stinking cute!!
That's All Folks.....
Don't forget to click on the images and view image, larger....gives a much, much nicer view of the projects!!