Monday, October 23, 2017

Thinking of you Fall card

Made this card for my son... it was long overdue.
The background layer is a metal embossing plate that I picked up on clearance at the Expo and this was the first time I used it. Pretty neat effect and I did add a little brown ink to it however it is hard to see.
Sizzix thing of you die and Lawn Fawn leaves cut from paint chips I had in my stash.
Some of the leaves I added foam to raise some of  them.
Nice quick card.

Wedding Card Best Wishes

My daughter was in a wedding and the color theme was Blue, white and champagne. Of course being a card maker I offered to make this card. After multiple cuttings - layouts - I settled on this card using some new dies I had in my stash.
Linen textured card stock
All layers raised on foam squares

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Dollar Store centerpiece

Dollar Tree Globe
Dollar Tree tea lights
Paint, Glitter, and gold Doilies from Micheal's.

My daughter was in a wedding last month and I created a sample for her as she had to make 9 globe type centerpieces. She told me what she wanted to do and this is what the intent was.

  1. Masked off a line with painters tape and painted 4 layers of gold paint on the bottom third of the globe.
  2. Painted a thin band at the top and added a layer of gold glitter over the paint line before it dried
  3. added sand (not in this picture) and then a tea light
  4. Placed the globe on a gold doilie
The 9 other globes had a variation of glitter sections and paint in different sections and they all looked fabulous and were traveled well to VT.

Right now I have this "sample / prototype" filled with life savers until perhaps Christmas time whee I'll put little string lights and foliage in there. I'll add to this post when I change up the insides.

Spinner Birthday Card

Created this cute birthday card for Violet. It was her 7th birthday and I finally got around to using this Stampin' Up Spinner die.
The channel around the cat (circle) allows the heart to rotate / spin around the cat image. Kind of cute and an easier way to the old spinner method having a die. All layers needs to be raised up so the pennies that are in the channel can flow or move freely.
(Created this back in September and just getting around to posting)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Dollar Tree pumpkin centerpieces

Starting with the styrofoam pumpkins I cut the center out and painted the outside twice with household paint.

I took a block of floral foam and cut it into 3 pieces and inserted that into the pumpkins.

Using various flowers and foliage I was able to come up with two centerpieces so far.

I am pleased with these as they are small but cute. One of these will go on my dining room table and the other one I'll probably give away as a gift.

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

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