Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Dollar Tree Fall Candles

With a bag of fall leaves and the battery lighted candles my daughter and sisters created these with my help this weekend at my house.
They came out great!
Here are the items from DT
Bag of 50 leaves (note only a few had glitter)

The waxy feel plastic battery candles 
Twine in natural and green
From my stash; glue gun and rhinestones

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Graduation party favor

My son went to a graduation party and brought home this cute favor. I thought I would share it on my blog.

Super easy to make.

2 1/2 x 2 1/2" piece of black card stock
Embroidery floss in school colors
Paper fastener
Condiment cup with cover
Candy

Cut card stock
Punch a hole in the middle or just push the fastener through
Wrap the colored embroidery floss around the fastener
Take the bottom of condiment cup and push the fastener through or hot glue the black cardstock to it
Turn over fill with candy and put cover on. Cute!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

50th Birthday

Here's a second card I made for Linda. This time for her surprise party.
I purchased a few new dies and tried them out



The chandeliers candle die is very intricate. I used parchment paper and ran through 3 times to get it all to cut. Added some pearls to jazz it up.

The sentiment on the cover and inside I stamped on fun foam for a different effect.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Birthday Cards

June also proved to be a busy birthday month.
The following are cards I mailed
Marsha on the 16th

Linda on the 28th

Kehlsey on the 29th

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Button Bookmarks

These were super fun to make and a big hit at the craft fair.
I bought a huge container of paperclips from Wal-Mart (it had regular and large sizes in there)
Went to my draw of buttons in my craft room and proceeded to hot glue buttons to the top.

To make them more secure I glue a small piece of felt to the back.
Thinking of a way to sell them attractively....I grabbed some cardstock, punched a pretty edge and put 3 to make a set. Which I sold for 1.00

Saturday, June 24, 2017

More Fairy Flower dolls

I love making these! I set out one day last week and made 14 more!

I start out with a strip of the fabric covered wire (approx 10 to 12 inches
Fold in half, add embroidery floss hair, slip it through a small wooden ball.
Fold arm by twisting the wire across itself.
Slipping on a flowered "dress" .

Sold a few of these at 4.00 each...hard to part with them so I kept one.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Flower pens

These are so pretty and easy to make.
I went to Wal-Mart and found these gorgeous PaperMate pens (ink matches the pen) and they write so smooth!

I had a bag full of flowers that were not used and proceeded to take them off the stems.
Remove all the end caps of the pens and hot glue the flowers in.

To make them prettier I also hot glued leaves to the pen barrels and wrapped them either in rhinestones or printed tape.
I'm selling them for $2.00

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Best Wishes

My daughter came over to make some centerpieces for a bridal shower. She took various succulent plants and put them in jars and we made signs which we glued on skewers and put them in the pots. She then made a couple banners from cardstock which I do not have a picture of.
The reason I'm preferencing this story is that I then offered to make a card for her with the l eft over cardstock.
Here is what I came up with (this layout matched the plant signs)
The card stock was cut with a couple Sizzix label dies. The heart was from a larger heart set from Spellbinders. Each of these layers are on foam squares.

The sentiment is Sizxix / Tim Holtz, it seemed a little plain so I added some SU pearls.
It was hard to get good pictures as it was after 10:30pm and the little lamp in my craft room is not ideal for pictures.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Zippered Cassette Purse

Created these tonight, keeping these for myself until I can purchase more supplies as I used what I had on hand. Then I'll be selling these.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Graduation! Card

My son asked if I had a card already created as he was going to a graduation party.

Luckily I had the base card made and just added the sentiments to the front and inside.
Inside sentiment from Stampin Up as well as the fancy label punch I used to cut out the sentiment. Both sentiments were raised on foam squares.