Thursday, November 6, 2008

Team Cookies & Cards...Away!

Kind of been a crazy week. Just now getting around to posting this.
For Team Cards & Cookies, our team captain Erika added a little spin to Operation Baking Gals. In addition to some baked goodies, we made 10 cards with envies to sent to a soldier overseas, who would then distribute all the baked goods and cards to everyone in his batallion. There were 21 on our team. Woo hoo!
I got my cards with envies made and packed up. For my card base I started with a burgundy CS. I then Cuttled white card stock in the Ornaments folder. Stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the Spellbinders ribbon tag, inked the edges. Cut some burgundy satin ribbon, threaded it through the tag. Then hit a wall. Maybe it was just me, but nothing I put on that background looked good. Lost count of how many times I stepped away from the cards, trying to get some ideas. Blank. Finally just started browsing the SCS Gallery for inspiration, came across this card and so finished mine with some casing. I had some pieces of left over vellum in a bunch of different colors, so cut out "ornaments" with a circle Nestabilities, ran it through the D'Vine Swirls CB folder. I drew the ornament "caps" freehand and cut those out; that was loads of fun. :) Had some very fine chain left over from a fashion doll makeover I did, so I used it for the hangers. Added a CB snowflake on top of the ribbon. Did that x10. Needed to keep the card relatively simple and flat so it would mail well. Guess that's where I kept running into trouble, wanted to add too much. I decided to make mini muffins from this recipe Tammy posted. It has been a great hit with my daughter and her roomie and the rest of her company at college. I send her a batch every week and her company commander comes down the hall of the dorm asking if she has anymore of the "Texas muffins", (even though they're Paula Dean's) so at least I know they're a hit. :)

Stamps: Flourished Christmas by Flourishes.
Paper: CS from Hobby Lobby, vellum from another life.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Nestabilities, Spellbinders Tags, ribbon, Cuttlebug folders and snowflake die, chain.


Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Those muffins look yummy! Love your ornament card, and using the embossed background is gorgeous

Charlene said...

Gorgeous the idea of the fine chain. So've pushed me to make those muffins today. On my way to the kitchen!

alohatammi said...

Move over Paula Dean... Nancy's IN THE HOUSE! Those muffins look great. You're so thoughtful.