Saturday, 2 February 2008

A couple of sketches and some treat bags

Good Afternoon! I hope that your weekend is going well so far?!
It's a little warmer for us or maybe we are just getting used to the cold
All I know is that in a little over a week....I'm heading for better weather!!! YAH!
I'm playing catch up again this weekend. This first card is for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #33. I've never made a big card was fun! This card measures 4 x 8.5 and will fit in a business envelope. When Brian saw it, he said GREAT, something else we will need to stock? haha! No, I said we have TONS ;)
I'd only received my CC Design stamps in the mail yesterday afternoon and I could NOT wait to ink them up....aren't they adorable!?! The Desiger Paper is some I found at my LSS the other day and it's by American Crafts. So bright and cheery! LOVE it!
Stamps: CC Designs Little Penguins
Cardstock: Real Red, Celery, WW, American Crafts DP...the Orange is the backside of the DP
Inks: Basic Black, SU! Markers
Accessories: Small and Large Star Punches, 1 1/4", 1 3/8"Square Punches, Dimesionals, Celery Grosgrain, Silver Elastic Cord, Heidi Swapp Jewels
Another large card, but this one is a 5.5 x 5.5 and it's one of my favourites to make! This sketch is from Sweet Miss Daisy, Anna Wight herself! She posted a sketch on her blog HERE. Be sure to check it out! She is an AMAZING artist! WOW!
Originally I was going to stamp the center panel then decided since I had the Star Punches out, I'd just use them. Too much? What do you think?

Stamps: Verve Visual Starlight Starbright
Cardstock: Kraft, Celery, Real Red, WW, American Crafts DP...the Orange is the backside of the DP
Inks: Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Small and Large Star Punches, Dimensionals, Dollar Store Gemstones
Chloe really wanted to give something to her close friends that are not in her class for Valentine's Day. We had already made her class treat bags a couple of weeks ago. I thought these birds from CC Design would be perfect. They look like buddies too! I'd made the little treat bags on the bottom first and then had a few scraps left over so I went ahead and made a little card too!

Stamps: CC Designs Love Ya Much
Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, WW, Misc DP
Ink: Basic Black, Cameo Coral, SU! Markers
Accessories: 1", 1 1/"8", 1 1/4"Circle Punces, Dollar Gemstone, Dimensionals
Stamps: CC Design Love Ya Much
Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Misc DP, WW
Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Choc Chip, Apricot
Accesories: Choc Chip Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile

ETA: Alex was asking how I made these treat bags....they are super fast and easy!
I used a piece of Cameo Coral CS 4 1/4 x 8 3/4.
Then scored it at 6 1/2
Stamped the inside of the CS with a heart from the CC Design sets in Cameo Coral.
The little bags are ones I found at Michael's. They were packaged in 100 and had a silver twist tie. Think I got them from the candy making section.
I used a little bit of Sticky Strip to attach the bags at the top on the inside. So this way you can still open the bag when the flap is up and get the candy.
I then folded over the flap and used the Crop A Dile to punch two holes through the CS and the bag. Tied it with ribbon and decorate. Hope that helps!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to see you again real soon!


Alexandra said...

OMG girl, have you been busy!! All of these are rockin' projects - I love that little birdie, stinkin' adorable! Okay, Dawn - I want to know how you made those little treat bags because they are soooo freakin' cute I HAVE to make one (or several - LOL!)

When are you leaving for Florida???


Deb said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, all fantastic projects. The cute little chick is the sweetest ever, great papers and I love these treat bags, I hope to give these a try they are so sweet!

Vivian Swain said...

Great cards and I love the sketch too. I live in Mount Dora and less tahn 10 Minutes from Stamping Station. Come visit me and we can go together.Here is the link:

Vivian Swain

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

Dawn -- you are just way too productive! I swear, I'm always amazed by how much you get done (and how adorable every single bit of it is, too!) -- I wish I had your energy/speed/drugs/whatever!!! And thank you so much for your sweet, sweet comments on my blog over the past couple of days. You are a perfect example of why I {heart} my stampin' friends so very much. {{{{Dawn}}}}

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh Dawn these are ALL fabulous. Love your treat bags-way cute. The stars are pefect, and I love your sketch. You just whip them up dont ya. All are faboulous. Dont you LOVE the C.C. Designs sets? CUTE!!!

mj albright said...

Wow delightful to look at. I'm lovin the star patterned paper. Actually, I love all the star creations you have posted. And the yummy!! thanks for sharing with us. You have inspired me.

Anonymous said...

Too Cute!! I love them all and your friend's blog is wonderful also. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie M. - Mesa, AZ

Jackie said...

You rock - absolutely. Those cards are just wonderful and I am in love with those treat bags!

Michelle said...

Girl, you have been busy - great projects & treat bags. Thanks for sharing.

Heather Summers said...

I am freaking out right now!!! Those are the sweetest penguins I have EVER seen!!! I LOVE them!!! Your card is absolutely fabulous as well!!!! All of your work is BUT this one....AMAZING!!!

Donna said...

ooh - LOVE your penguins, stars & bird cards! those treat pouches are adorable - you are a good mom to Chloe

Nancy Riley said...

OMG .... GREAT projects, Dawn! Those star cards are gorgeous ... so bright and celebratory! Chloe's treat bags are amazing!

Renée said...

All 4 of these projects are fantastic. I really do like the stars!!

And yes, it's been stupidly cold but I woke up this morning to a balmy -20 (and it actually felt warmer ...!).

chat said...

dawn, these are cute treat, love the star cards, what a way to use show off different colors.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I don't know how you get all these great projects done. You must stamp in your sleep! ;) I have never done a tall card, but will have to do that sketch! Those valenties are adorable!!!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh....Dawn!!! You are so productive and everything is fantastic!! How in the world do you make so many goodies, and everything is waaaaay over the top....awesome??? Care to share your secret? ;)

I love everything, by the way. Can you tell?

Lori said...

Wow--you've been busy today!! Love the stars!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

These are all fabulous! You've been very busy! I love the treat bags! They're just too cute!

Alexandra said...

thanks Dawn - I really appreciate you posting those directions because I am running to Michaels, getting these and making some!! You are the bomb baby! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

Love these little treat bags, super cute!

beate said...

Dawn, I love the cards you made. But I have to comment most on those darling treat bags. The bird buddies are perfect for valentine goodies. They are so sweet!
Have a wonderful week. Hugs and smiles

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is adorble, love that image and those stars are fantastic.

Corie said...

I love all of these, especially those penguins -- they are just the cutest!!!

jenstamps said...

Oh how cute!!! I just love those little birds. Those treat bags are too cute!!!

Bethany Paull said...

Wow you've been busy. And every one of these creations is BEAUTIFUL! You are such a talented stamper.

Angie said...

Wow!!! everything is soooo cute!!!
I love those images!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

All of these are just wonderful, Dawn! THose treat bags are just adorable! I"m going to have to make some of these!

corinnesomerville said...

WOWZA !!!! Each ones of these are a DOUBLE WOWZA !!! Love absolutely everything about every one of them !!! Congrats on such a beautiful job !!!!

Marilyn said...

Those treat bags really caught my eye - what a perfect idea for a class treat project - thanks for the inspiration - and I love your card for the weekend sketch - totally amazing - love those stars!! I've added you to my google reader so I can keep up with all the great things you are creating!!