Saturday, November 19, 2016

Christmas Treat Card

Hello Everyone and welcome back to my blog.

For today's project I am using the Card Ornament card from The Cutting Cafe's Christmas Treat Cup Cards set. This is a great set as it comes with templates to make treat cups in the shapes of ornaments, Christmas tree's, snow globes and several others. There are a total of 7 different files that you can purchase as a set or separately.

If you haven't seen the treat cup's before, they are really fun! Basically they are a way to give a small treat while also giving a card or other project you choose. You simply fill the candy from the back and the recipient can easily retrieve the treat without destroying the card.

I used some left over holiday paper I have had in my stash for the patterned paper, and I used AC Cardstock for the card base, as AC is a great weight paper. I used to have trouble in the past with acetate, but I ordered some plastic window sheets from Amazon that seemed to work great along with Zig 2 way glue pen.

To finish off the card I stamped Versamark ink with a snowflake stamp and used red glitter embossing powder to add some random red to the green patterned paper. For the candy I used some red Tic Tac's I picked up at Target.

Please let me know what you think of this card, and I love to hear all your feedback and comments. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Thanks again for stopping by!
Mike Fernholz

Friday, November 4, 2016

Jack and Sally Gable Box

Hi Everyone and welcome back.

For this month's design challenge for The Cutting Cafe' we are using the Gable Box. I thought about what I would do to decorate this and I finally came to the conclusion that I had to make it Jack and Sally themed, since The Nightmare Before Christmas is my favorite movie.

Now I also wanted to do something different. And I have seen lot's of Youtube videos about using sequins on your projects. Naturally I had to try that. I am not sure how I like it. It's different, but I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and do something I don't normally use. I think I could have made this a little more Christmas-y, but I am not ready to go full force into holiday mode, just yet.

The Gable Box from The Cutting Cafe' is great. It comes with all the panels as well as your choice of plain or scalloped handle. It also comes with different panels for the window. I chose to focus on Jack and Sally, which I put on the back.

I hope you enjoy this project. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks again for stopping by!
Mike Fernholz