Saturday, November 29, 2014

I'm Finished!

Hello everyone!

Whew...the last 28 days have been very very busy.  I have a grand total of 150 new Christmas cards for Holiday House this upcoming weekend.  I also have 36 additional cards. So a grand total of 186 cards that I now have to get price tags on.  It's Saturday and my cards are being delivered on Tuesday.

But first let me show you the last 2 cards that I have made.  Here are the lyrics...

~Recollection paper for the bases
~ScrappyDew Snow Flakes 2013
~Snow scene card cover from Birds cards.
~Georgia Pacific Card Stock #110
~Cor'dinations Glitter Silk Regal Royal
~Costco Silver 4pk wrapping paper
~misc. gems

CARD #5 Christmas Ornament
~Google + Community "The Cut Zone" community challenge file created by the great designer MichelleMyBelle
~Recollections Card Stock Navy and Gray
~ColorBok Silver embossed Floral Vine Texture
~DCWV Glitter Stack
~Cor'dinations Glitter Silk

Boy howdy now that's a list.

So here is how the newest cards turned out...

I Believe

I Believe inside

MMB Ornament card

MMB Ornament card inside

Group photo of the cards I created for this years Holiday House 2014

Cards that I had already created ready for tags

My box is overflowing!  Ready for tags!
So that is a wrap for Holiday House this year.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have created.  Leave me a comment to let me know.

Now I don't have any plans for a post next week.  Thought I might just take a few days off. Get the tree up and decorate for Christmas.  (but knowing me i will have a post for next week, just can't stay away from crafting)  So come back and see what I have been up too!

Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ho, Ho, Ho WHOA!!!!!

Welcome back for more Saturday fun!  I have the third batch of 30 Christmas cards for the bazaar done.  (working on the 4th right this minute)  Thank goodness for ScrappyDew patterns.  The files for Christmas are amazing.  For this batch I used the Classic Christmas file.  So let's go over the lyrics...

~ Classic Christmas file from ScrappyDew
~ Colorbok Mirrored paper
~ DCWV Christmas Stack
~ Recollections paper
~ Bazil solids
~ 3M spray adhesive
~ KNK Zing

So the first step was cutting all the elements and putting them in envelopes.  I next printed out in wire frame (using Make The Cut software) the completed pattern (helps to see the exact placement of elements).  Next, is the assembly line construction.  Oh, just have to tell you that I had the base for the cards already assembled.  In batches of 10, I put together each santa.  Then put each santa on the card bases.  This seems to work the best for me.  So let me show you what I came up with!

and last!
Now here is what the insides look like...

I used the beige paper inside on two batches of cards.  So that is a grand total of 90 cards so far and I have to be done by Dec. 2nd with all the cards and envelopes.  Then I think the girls will have to help me bundle the cards and put the price tags on each bundle.  A lot of work to still get done.  It's going to be close....  

So from my neck of the woods, Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Oh my deer...

Gosh I just made it!  These Christmas cards are taking a lot of time and effort.  Oh, hi there!  So glad you could spend a few moments with me this bright and shiny Saturday morning.  Have the next batch of 30 Christmas cards to share with you today.  Let's get to it!!!

1st the lyrics~~

~The file used is called Reindeers from ScrappyDew of course
~Recollections paper for card base
~American Crafts POW! glitter paper in Evergreen and Blush Rose (scarfs)
~Cloud 9 Joyful Sparkle paper (scarfs)
~Inside paper Imaginisce #400145
~Inside paper (girl reindeer) Paper Heart Dazzle Circles
~Envelopes will be made out of cheap yucky paper that isn't worth beans

This was a really fun one to put together.  If you read last weeks post, you got a clue as to what was coming next in the series of 5 Christmas cards for each bundle.  First here is the male reindeer.

One set has green scarf, the other red

Inside of card
Now I really wanted to create a female reindeer.  I copied a hoof in each size, made it smaller and cut off the bottom to make pretty nails.  Put a shiny pink scarf, red lips and purple earrings and you have a girly girl reindeer.

The background paper is from Costco

Girl reindeer inside
Now I want to share with you what I do with the back of all the cards I make.  I usually find a really small but relevant stamp.  Stamp the back and then I put on a sticker made out of address labels that has all my information.  

One last picture and this set is complete....

Group photo!!!

Here is a sneaky peek for next weeks group...

The cards are all made.  Have you ever wondered who makes Santa's Christmas cards???

That's it for this week.  Have a bright and merry week.  I am getting my hair and these darned caterpillars that are trying to pass as eyebrows taken care of.  So until the next episode, bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, November 8, 2014

I'm over run with penguins!!!

Welcome back to another episode of Rhapsody on Paper.  So very thankful that you chose to spend some time with me.  It just tickles my heart pink!

Well we had a very warm October.  The warmest on record for Oregon.  Then November 1st hit and wham, it got cold quick.  We got down in the low 40's last night.  My poor kitties are snuggling with mom and dad.

Now on to the first batch of 30 Christmas cards.  I have a bazaar the first weekend of December.  I am making bundles of 5 Christmas cards each and hope to have 20-25 bundles ready to sell.  I am thinking a price of $10 each bundle should work.  Everyone admires your work but won't pay what we all know it's really worth.

But first the lyrics...

~All cardstock is recollections
~The file is X-Mas Palz Collection that can be found in the ScrappyDew Vault area.
   You really should check the vault area out.  Here is the link
~Background for the front of the card is giftwrap from Costco.

So now on to the Penguins.

Here I am!
Simple inside

A huge stack of Penguins

Group picture

Now that really is a lot of Penguin Christmas cards.  Oh forgot to tell you the rubber stamp is by Studio G and I picked it up a couple of summers ago at Joann's.

And just for my loyal readers, I have a sneaky peek at the next batch of 30 Christmas cards....

Oh my deer, such a little sneeky peek....hee hee

So that's it for this week.  Back to the studio to create more Christmas goodness.  I hope you have a wonderful week.  Veterans Day is Tuesday.  So while so many have the day off, just remember our veterans.

Bright blessings, Jana