Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Birthday classy card

I wanted to make my daughter a super grown up card. I can't believe she'll be 25 next week.

I started with a solid black base card. Using my circle cutter, I cut three staggered circles. I used textured DCWV Old World Cardstock.
I added a border and punched butterflies with pearls.
I even fancied up the inside with the same border punch.

Wire wrapped Love bracelet

I recently took a word wrap class at Michael's craft store where I learned to word wrap with wire.
Important notes:  draw out your word
Use proper thickness of wire for your intended purpose
Have the proper tools
Work with the wire on the spool (this was hard for me as it got in my way)

First we did the word Mom...the m were tricky and the perfectionist in me got a little frustrated.... Marianne, the instructor ask my daughter and I what other word we would like to wrap so we tried "Love".

I was pleased at the outcome and made it into a bracelet.

Taking 18 gauge wire we started with a loop, using round nose pliers and partway down the tip.
The "L" was easy bringing the wire up and guiding it down and around.
Again drawing it for the "o", I kept wanting to go in the opposite direction
Continued with the "v", you have to use a minimal amount of wire for the top or start of the "v" and almost picture it in your head
The "e" was easy as well as the last loop.

Since I brought my bag of jewelry making necessities, I cut off a bit of chain, added a lobster claw to make a bracelet.

Also love dangles so added a premade charm.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Farewell banner

With some old 8 1/2 x 11 pattern paper, twine and computer font I was able to quickly make this banner.
Cut the stack of paper with my old guillotine type cutter into 4 x 8 pieces to make each flag. Took the cut stack and placed them in the guillotine to cut the flag "V" out of the bottom.
Kept the stack together and with my Crop-a-dile punch holes an inch from the top edges.
To save time from dragging out my Cricut and finding which font I wanted...I used a Microsoft font at a font size of 88 so it could be seen. Printed it with enough space to be able to cut a border all around.
Glued each letter to solid cardstock and ran green twine through the holes. Quick and this may make me create others for different occasions!
 I placed the banner in 3 sections so he could see it walking up the stairs of my raised ranch.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pastor week cards

We are providing cards to our Pastors at our church on Sunday so I spent some time yesterday creating these cards.
Sentiment and image from Stampin' Up set Faith in Nature. Using various inks from Martha Stewart I stamped the script leaves of 4 different colors.

I scored in various placed to add accents, tried to keep it masculine.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Masculine Good Luck card

Made this card using Tim Holtz embossing folder, the words are a thin long Sizzix die and made corresponding banners raised on foam squares.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Wire wrapped bobby pins

I am loving a new craft for me, wire wrapping.
Luckily I already had everything to make these beaded bobby pins.
 I took 6" of wire (I believe it is either 22 or 24 gauge) , looped one end to the flat portion of the pin. Strung on a bead, wrapped the wire through the pin came around again and repeated the process. When I got to the end I wrapped the wire three times and secured it just before the end feed point of the bottom bobby pin.
I die cut tags and bagged them up, I even sold 5 yesterday and I only charged $1.00 each.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Repurpose old fashion Christmas light bulbs

I bought a bag of these at a yard sale years ago and finally got to glitter them up.
The glitter was ultra fine (actually was a fall clearance bundle also on clearance years ago.) Mod Podge Matte the outside and not the cap. Added green hook wires and hot glued ribbon around the wire and cap. Final step to keep glitter sealed in (before adding ribbon) was a clear spray sealer.
Thought about what else it needed so punched out a saying and hung it off the wire. Now to package up for craft fair!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Metal star ornaments

I repurposed some metal flashing into star ornaments.
Sizxix star die
Crop-a-dial to punch holes in metal

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sending Love and Sympathy

Created a set of 4 of these cards for an upcoming craft fair at church.
Darice embossing folder
Stampin Up butterfly punch
Stampin Up inks: Real Red, Blushing Bride and Peach Parfait
Sentiment from Stampin Up

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Decorated mask

I went to a friend's house last night who is a fabulous painter, artist and teacher. Well she invited about 10 women over to her studio to paint and decorate a mask.
For a small fee we used her paints and plethora of craft supplies.
This is going on the wall of my bedroom so I kept it gold and brown.
Mine was a little plain compared to others but it suited my room colors.
Here is the rest of the group's

If there were different color than black and red feathers I would have added those but used a wired ribbon instead. This was a lot of fun and something I've never done before.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Winter Wishes

The card is a little different as I embossed the inside layer and placed a textured snowflake through the aperture.
Sentiment I had which is very old, perhaps from the Michael's dollar bin
Aperture was cut out from a die and the snowflake was from a die from Sizzix
Rhinestone from Stampin' Up

Treble Clef pendants

After watching a YouTube video (made by Jocelyn D.) I couldn't wait to make a few!
I started out with a 4.25 inches of wire where you start making the inner circle (swirl) and follow upwards to make the s shape.

I added little birthday stone for fun, I added this thin round leather cord but it will be changed to something else... I'll post folow up pictures once I finish the set.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Vintage ornament

This is a picture of my parents back in the 50's, my dad was in the Air Force (which later I understand was the Air division of the Army) .
My dad passed in 2009 and my mom passed in 1972 so any picture I have is precious. Each year since 2009 I make an ornament for my siblings and myself.
I took some wood cutouts that had a butterfly in the middle and using my Circle Scissors tool cut out scrapbook paper and the image, glued it to the front and added a vintage colored heart charm (from Michael's) . Can't wait to give them to my 4 siings this Christmas.