Sunday, January 27, 2013

Graduation Card for a friend

Here is a card I made using the paper doilies I picked up at a store, there were 30 in a pack and a perfect size for card. Pairing it with a couple Sizzix embossing folders (background and the butterfly). Also used Stampin' Up punches and a Teeny Tiny Sentiment, I got to use up some scraps (I have my scraps sorted by color in file folders) to complete this card.

Finished off the butterfly with some flat back pearls. The border is a Martha Stewart punch to go with the lace doily theme. Quick card to pull together.

How to use Beeswax with crafting

I was asked to make a video on how I created and covered my box as seen in this post.

All the supplies I used was purchased at Michaels except for the craft iron, that was purchased on line by my friend.

Here is my finished product I showed in the video.
If you have any questions please leave a comment.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

New Years Treat

So sorry I am posting this late, I made these for a party I had at my house and made these for little favors. But these would be great for Valentine's day too.

I used the two tag Sizzix die from Stampin' Up. Used the circle scallop punch to accent the top with red card stock. Using Teeny Tine Wishes "Happy New Year" I punch out the sentiment and glued dot all the items together including the Dove chocolate.

Paper Mache Box - tissue paper and beeswax

Ooohhh I love how this box came out. Using Beeswax and Tissue paper from Michael's I attached strips and ovals of the tissue paper to the box. Made a rossette and hot glued it to the top of the box.
Added flat back pearls to the key and the box cover lip.
All items I bought from Michael's craft store.

Please enjoy this video!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine's Card using a scrabble tile

I love this simple household items card I made for my daughter. I'm going to add a Dunkin' Donuts gift card to it.

 The lace border is a Martha Stewart border punch.
 The inside heart stamp is from the dollar bin at Micahels I believe.
I used a couple regular paper doilies, a scrabble tile and pearls. The scrabble tile had the 4 on it per the game design so I add the "1" to make it reference to February 14th.

Surf's Up card

Here's is a card I made last weekend while I was in Florida visiting my friend. I sent this to my daughter who lives in Boston and thought I could bring her some warm weather, no such luck as we are in the 20s!!!

 I added rafia and flat back pearls to the front of the card.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Favorite Wax napkin card

Hi all, as mentioned yesterday I had created three cards earlier and this one is my favorite. I sent this to my daughter for her weekly (almost) card that I send to her.

 These beautiful images are from a napkin which I waxed to the card front layer. Added more dimension with the butterfly and rhinestones and glitter glue.
The border punch is from Martha Stewart. I learned this wax napkin technique from my friend Sue, please visit her on her new blog!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Napkin Butterfly Beeswax card

As mentioned in my last post, my friend Sue taught me how to use beeswax and napkins to create stunning cards.
Here is my second one where I cut a larger panel from a 3-ply napkin (you only use the top layer) and using beeswax and a hot iron you attach the napkin to the card card.

Stunning different effect, cutting additional butterfly for another layer you can make them pop off the card, rhinestones added as well.
if you click on the picture you can see that the middle butterfly and it's layer. Visit Sue's blog for the directions!

Napkin Wax cards

My friend Sue taught me this technique this week, you can read more about it on her new blog! Please visit my friend and follow her as she posts her creations.
She is a very talented person and can't wait as she build her blog!

So here is one of three cards I made as we hunted various store for suitable napkins to wax.