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

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.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mother's Day window card

I had bought this die quite some time ago and had been meaning to use it.

I had a different layout in mind but was short on time as I wanted to get it in the mail this past Tuesday.
I found a scrap of double sided floral paper just the right size as the base.
Die cut the window in white cardstock.
Added paper flowers to match some of the flowers in the cs.

Decorated the inside for my written sentiment.
The birdcage ornament peeking in the pic is one I sent along with the card. (See previous post)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Birdcage ornaments or package ties

I made 8 of these to give away and sell in the store. Quite fun to make.

I started out with gluing cardstock to cardboard

Ran it the the Big Shot with the Tim Holtz birdcage die (they cut through cardboard wonderfully)

I then took some white paint and brushed it over the cardstock to dim down the colors

Hot glued some paper flowers

Sprinkled some glitter and tied on a hanging string.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Set of quick birthday cards

I love sending birthday cards so last night I created set of 3 cards.

I used these little flag/ banners as accents, I have them raised on square foam on shimmery card stock.
Drew lines with my scoring tool
Die cut and glued down the birthday sentiment from SU

All set for when I need a quick card.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Birthday Thank You cards

I was treated to a fabulous dinner and a fresh bakery treat by my daughter and her boyfriend. Also  received these beautiful flowers from a friend for my birthday.

I promptly made these cards to mail today.

Inside each card has a die cut Thank You in corresponding colors. (One version shown below)