Friday, January 31, 2014

Hearts of leaves engagement card

This is a full size card and I embossed the red layer with Cuttlebug Swiss heart folder.

I purchase this Sizzix Sizzlits die off of fb for 3.00 and it came in yesterday and wanted to try my hand at making a heart as I saw a similar post using the SU branch die.
I added Martha Stewart double layered butterflies and a Stampin Up sentiment.
The sentiment is raised on foam squares and flat back pearls added.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Minion Birthday Card

I spent an hour and half the other night creating this card, I did use a template but had to cut it out and it is very large! Will not fit in a traditional envelope.

I made this for my nephew as his birthday is in a couple days and always like to make funny cards for my sister's children.

The sentiment is from Stampin" Up and I used sewing thread to hang it from it's hands. Rather cute, not my "thing" and have yet to see a movie.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Twine wrapped wine bottle

I re-purposed this win bottle twice.
Last year I painted it white and added Epsom salts to the outside.  After 6 months or so Epsom salts fall off so it's only a temporary "craft". Most people think it's permanent but it will evaporate and fall off to a dusty mess. It's pretty for a period of time.

However this year, I took the wine bottle and a roll of twine and glued it around and around with Mod Podge. This took about 45 minutes and it stayed very well (it's been on my stove as an accent for a couple weeks now).
The tassel was hand dyed by my friend Louise and I hot glued it in place.
Added two wooden button and some jute and I think it came out super simple!

Engagement Card

I was commissioned to make a couple engagement cards, here is one of them.

The requester wanted a larger than A2 size, so I took the standard 8 1/2 x 11 piece of whisper white cardstock and scored it directly in half.
Took a sheet of red cardstock and run it through twice in the Cuttlebug Swirls folder
The layer under the vellum is black cardstock embossed with the lines folder from SU, click the picture to see the black embossing. On that black piece I adhered two embossed red hearts.
Proceeded to Hand Calligraphy the couples name onto the Vellum.
The ampersand sign is a retired Sizzix die and I glued it to the Vellum and a tiny heart as well.

To hide the glue on the vellum and to keep it altogether I glued and wrapped the satin white ribbon.

Pearls and or rhinestones may be added based on the buyers request.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Re-purposed many items to make Thank You card better

The card below - I actually dissected a card base kit from Stampin' Up. I was not fond of the kit itself and re-purposed the white card stock and was left with this panel of hexagons.

The five hunter green hexagons are actually opened window pieces (which I saved the 5 pieces and will re-purpose those as well). I re-purposed the hunter green card stock actually from a file folder!
It is a very manly and textured folder (click the pic you should be able to see the linen texture of the green folder) I thought it played well with the color scheme on the hex card.

I then stamped Thank you off centered on purpose from Perfectly Penned stamp set from Stampin' Up.
The white top layer is actually raised on foam squares to add dimension.
I'll store this in my card box when I need a quick thank you card.

Get Well Wishes

Since I had cut a couple of these branch with leaves from the Sizzix die, I wanted to make a get well card for a friend.

I first stamped the sentiment from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes set, then embossed it with the lines SU embossing folder so it went horizontal to not disturb the sentiment.

Then I cut out the frame from Spellbinders wavy rectangles. (I got the set at JoAnn for 10.00 last fall!) and raised the frame on foam squares. (The pic was not taken at an angle to show the raised element). Then glued the branch for a simple elegant card.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Valentine Cards three ways

I re=purposed more paint chips into these cute Valentine Day cards for my three children
 This one I mounted on black card stock and used a black sharpie to draw the "string". I used a lunch plate to make the perfect shape.
 This card I used red card stock with the Little hearts also from the Stampin' Up Embosslit!
ANd the last one also in black, but in the portrait set up.
The sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes set.

Pennant Happy Birthday Card

In the spirit of re-purposing, I created this birthday card using paint chips from the hardware store and SU punches (pennant double punch) and Perfectly Penned stamp set.
Quick, fun card. BTW: I used a lunch plate to get the perfect arch to hang the pennants on.
Click on the pic to see the shimmer in the paint chips, makes a great masculine birthday card.
The pennants are raised on foam squares.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Travel Journal from old jeans

I made this Journal for my daughter who went on a trip. I gave it to her back in November and recorded it prior to presenting it to her and just got the time to upload the video to yt.


I used a pair of her old jeans to make the cover, I sewed the bottom to make a finished edge and also to add the closure.
With other cloth material re-purposed, I cut of the view master (film reel), the star, heart, and pocket. (I used Sizzix dies to be able to cut out the elements.

Please watch the video to see the inside and hope you all make one and re-purpose items as well!

With Sympathy

I created this clean card and kept it simple

I started with die cutting the Sizzix branch with leaves die and working the layers back.
Using the retired SU ticket corner punch (which is one of my favorites for a little corner pizzazz) I punched the corners to add a little bit of a formal view.

Sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes, if you don't have this set, it is very versatile and well worth the investment