Thursday, December 18, 2008


So I broke down and ordered more Riley Moose stamps from Hanna stamps when she had her after Thanksgiving sale. (Thanks for the great service!)

I only have had time to do one more right now but thought I'd share that with you now. I made 2, one for each of my kids as kind of a prequel to coming home for Mom's cooking for Christmas.

It's hard to see from the picture but the base white cardstock was ran through my Wizard with the cuttlebug snowflake border on the bottom half. The striped DP is from a stack I got at Hobby Lobby last year. On the top 1/3, I have a piece of snowflake vellum that I ran the through my printer to get the greeting, Home for the Holidays. I really don't know why I don't use that option more often for greetings that I don't have or will only use a couple times.

HINT: Did you know you can emboss what you run on vellum right from your printer if your fast? Have your EP ready as soon as it comes out.

The ribbon, button brads and snowflakes from from HL too. My image was stamped on a square piece of watercolor paper that I cut from my nesties (along with the layered scallop piece). I find it easier to cut my piece first then stamp. I also do my wizard sandwich backward. My cut board on the bottom, cardstock I'm cutting, die, then spacer and then embossing plate. I find I don't cut my spacing plate and can see what I'm cutting easier. It works for me!

I colored Riley with SU markers along the edge and drug the color in using my aqua painter. The cupcake papers were colored with a copic marker (I now have a couple with a bunch under the tree....I bought them and told DH that was my present) I will have learning curve but can't wait to play with them! The frosting was liquid applique with red glitter sprinkled on and heated to make it look festive! Then I dotted the scallop edge and sent them off with some cash for food for finals week.

Stay tuned, I have more 'days of Riley' in the works when things settle down and I get some Christmas stuff put up a tree! Yes, it's the 18th of December and I don't have it up yet. I'm wondering if it's even worth it now!


Belinda said...

Hi Betty,

Great tip on the embossing!
Love your color choices too.

Etha said...

how sweet, more moose :) love those cards and thanks for the great tips!