Monthly Archives: November 2009

Thank You Tins, Christmas Gifts, Thanksgiving Cards…


Thank You tin

Walmart is getting in a shipment of new trucks out of Laredo, Texas.  So you know the saying, “Out with the old and in with the new”.  My husband has been moving the old trucks to an auction site in California from the Walmart Distribution Centers in Apple Valley,  Porterville, and Red Bluff, California and Buckeye, Arizona.

November 6th was the deadline for delivery of over 50 trucks.  My husband has had a little bit of help but he has moved the bulk of them by himself.  There have been problems at both ends.


Inside Thank You Tin

At the distribution centers there has been a person in charge that has done his best to get the trucks in the shop and the necessary repairs made on them so my husband can get them delivered.  At the auction site space is limited and my husband is only allowed to deliver at certain times.  There have been two men that have stopped what they were doing to get the trucks accepted and moved so my husband can do it all over again.

I’ve sent these tins from the Clearance Rack – $.99 each such a deal – to the guys that have kept my husband rolling.  The stamp used is Illuminaciones #112923 from the Spanish Catalog with some gold embossing powder I had on hand.


CD Envelope Mini Album

During one of my house cleaning stints I found a box of CD envelopes that had been stuffed away for quite a long time.  I almost chucked them in the trash when a thought came to me.  Use them for a mini book.

The next one I make the envelope flaps will be attached on the backside of envelopes with the round areas facing the same direction.  I used my Coluzzle to cut the inserted flap – you can see the trimmed flaps at the top of this picture (the blue ones).  Using my 1″ Circle Punch I cut the notches on the opposite side for easier access to the things I put inside.

I’ve made many book covers and have found that to be fairly easy.  Putting these pages together and making “signatures” was a bit of a trick.  I only used 12 of the CD envelopes for my mini album – which is a Christmas gift.

None of the papers are Stampin’ Up! so I won’t tell where they came from.  I have not acquired enough SU paper so I used  what I have.  With all the bling this book is a “Pop Up” book all by itself.


Outside Cover

This is the outside cover of the mini album.


Inside Cover

This is the inside of the back cover.


With All The Embellishments

There are inserts into each envelope for a photo to be placed in the open window and a place on the back of the insert for journaling.  The rear of each envelope has a place for another photo and/or journaling also.

The difficulty of this project, aside from the fact that I hadn’t a clue what I was doing, was the person this is for I don’t know a whole lot about.  I know she likes the color red.  She is the long time girlfriend of one of our sons.  Since they live far from us I only get to talk with her during family gatherings.  With our large family it is sometimes a challenge to spend time with her.

Now I need to figure out a way to keep the book closed.  That musical note I was so fond of and put on the outside edge of the page….is right in the middle and hangs out quite a distance.  I’ll damage it if I put a ribbon around the book to close it.  Still have time to think of a solution.


Thanksgiving Card

Thanksgiving is close.  Time to get cards made…assembly line style.  The leaf stamps are not SU but the inks are.  Pumpkin Pie #105216, Really Rust #102549, More Mustard #103162, and Creamy Caramel #103220.

The little peek-a-boo part is made with the Scallop Circle Punch #109043 on the left  of the Gate Fold Card.


Inside of card

The papers are not SU……again.  The stamp sets I used are:  Holiday Best – Hostess Level 1 stamp set (Give Thanks), Gobble Gobble #116535 In the Holiday Mini, Falling Leaves #115368 for the sentiment.


Just a touch of glitter

After I sponged on the Creamy Caramel all over the outer two folds on each side it seemed to need just a bit more.  None of the ribbon I have worked.

So, how about some Dazzling Diamonds #102023.  Just a bit to partially outline the leaves.  I used a glue pen with a sharp point to hold the small bit of glitter.

I’m pleased with the way they turned out.

Lots of cutting, gluing, stamping, and general bling went on last week.  This week I will be doing more of it.  Getting myself ready for a Workshop my daughter in Arizona is hosting for me.  Going out there for Thanksgiving this year and I’m really excited.  My baby has grown up and has made Thanksgiving dinner for the past few years by herself.  This year she gets the aid of Dad who is the Holiday Whiz to make the stuffing from scratch and all of his other delightful edibles.