Monthly Archives: December 2012

Elf on the Shelf – our families odyssey!

This year the Elf on the Shelf seems to have really taken off in popularity. Our family has had Santa Claus Elf visiting for three years now- we have loved it but this year as December grew closer my son started to make comments about how boring our elf was. “He just sits on the tv or shelf!” Hmmm- challenge accepted! Read on to see some of the fun antics he has gotten up to so far this month!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Artiste 3D Christmas

Welcome to our cross Canada bog hop featuring 3D artwork from the CTMH Artiste cartridge! If you have come from Carrie’s blog then you are on your way!!

For this month I acutally created three different pieces – all are very simple but unique ways to give a gift or they are a gift on their own!
First up in my snowflake box- this box when folded up is fairly flat (not something for big things but perfect for a special cookie or other sweet treat!).  I used our silver glitz to decorate the top once cut on the artist cartridge.

Another simple box is this tree one (perfectly holds two pieces of lindor chocolate).  The tree splits apart to allow the box to open- I attached some green paper and trimmed around them to allow the tree to stand out from the rest of the box.

And lastly, my Christmas tree boxes (as seen in the current Idea Book – a similar version)- cut on the cartridge, stamped with whatever image you like.  I did mine to match the colours of the decorations at my house- they turned out great!

Now hop on over to Michelle’s blog!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

December blog hop!

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! I hope you are having a MERRY time!

If you have come from Lisa’s blog then you are on the path to lots of great creative projects!

For my project I wanted to show a slightly different way to use this wonderful stamp set- I decided to cut the images apart and mix them up for added variety! My shamrock became hearts on my new card and I used the sentiment and bird from another image.  I adorned this card with some of our shimmer ribbon to add a frame and some sparkle.
My second card only used the sentiment from another image- Sing in the Rain (love this sentiment!).  I used an image from a background stamp set that we used to sell that has musical lyrics on it and stamped it in champagne pigment ink.  The only accessory is some simple ribbon. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects! If you would like to see more be sure to check back here OR join my facebook page where I tend to update and share other information and projects!

Now hop on over to Krista’s blog!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er