Thursday, November 30, 2017

Enhancing store bought glittered snowflakes

 A local hardware store had a clearance sale and I was lucky enough to attend at the end of the event. I bought a few things, however my favorite find during the sale was three packages of these large glittered snowflakes.
Using the Tim Holtz medallion strip die I die cut and folded thick cardstock into these 2.5" medallions. Hot glued in place. Then looked through my Stampin Up sentiments and stamped various phrases on thick craft card stock. Spellbinders labels die allowed me to fancy up the sentiments.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Beach ornament

Here is another Pinterest try.
I had every thing at home already.
Sand from Michael's
Stick and cardstock from my stash
Sea shells from various beaches
 Glued twine to holder.
I think they came out cute. Hardest part is getting the stick to stay up straight...

Cloth covered plastic Dollar Tree candy canes

Saw this on Pinterest where you take the plastic candy canes from Dollar Tree and wrap them in material.
 Using my hot glue gun and one inch strips of fabric, start glueing on either on.

 Wrap the cane tightly and adding a little glue to hold it in place.
 Added a bow and a button.
 Here is the lot I made this morning

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Flower Angel

Wooded beaded flower angel ornaments for my craft fair coming up.
I had all items on hand to try my hand at these as I've seen them on Pinterest.
I purchased these flowers from Michael's as part of the fall flowers discounted down 80%.

With one bloom....I was able to make three angels!
For the head I used a 25mm wooden bead.
For the wings I wrapped gathered lace around the neck area, made a figure 8 and twisted it into a set of wings and hot glued it down.
Added the faux diamond to the front and gave her a halo.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Wooden ornament with jingle bell

Using more blocks I stamped this saying using Stayzon black ink.

I love this verse from the old Christmas song and it fit perfectly on the wooden block.
To add to the twine hanger I threaded on a little bell

Let is snow Mini wooden ornaments

Using blocks of wood I stamped the words using Stats on ink.
 Hot glued the block to a wooden snowflake
 I chose the snowflakes from my stash that had a hole in it for easy hanging with an ornament hook

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Snowman blocks

I painted these adorable snowmen on Dollar Tree blocks.
 These started out as children alphabet blocks and I painted three layers of blue acrylic paint to cover up the letters that were painted on the side.
I then added a circle of white acrylic paint (this took 3 to 4 coats of white to cover up the blue).
I then painted on the snow on all the remaining sides.
Finished up with the nose and face features.
What I didn't take a pic of what the eye screw and twine hanger.
Made these three to sell in the craft fair.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Cork twine angels

Made 4 of these with everything I had on hand for this years craft fair.
 2 1/2" corks
20mm wooded beads
Diamond trim
Hot glue
 Glue a hanger inside the wooden ball and hot glue to the cork
 Glue on twine wings which I wrapped around my hands 3 times
Added trim to angels
Not sure if I am going to draw on eyes or leave as is

Twine stars

I thought to make these star ornaments with what I had on hand.
Mini bells
Hot glue
Glued toothpicks to form a star
Wrapped twine around each leg
Added a bell to the back

Took about 25 mins to complete each one
 Here's one with a red bell

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cinnamon stick mini ornaments

Saw these on Pinterest and this is my take on them. They are small and would be great on a mini tree or package tie.
One cinnamon stick
A small strip of ribbon
7" of twine
Punch of pine needles and a heart
Hot glue and made these rather quickly

3D birthday card

Made this quick card with a new die set. The circles cut and released very nicely!
They are a set from Spellbinders.
 I cut the name out with a single die from Quikutz.
The sentiment is from A Time for Memories.
To make the folded base card start with 8 1/2 x 5 1/2". Score at 1" 2" 3 1/4" 4 1/2" and 5".
Her birthday was Wed and I gave it to her yesterday at her party with a chapstick key ring, a flower gel pen, a domino necklace and some chocolate pretzels.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Craft fair candles

Made 4 of these for a craft fair
The candles are battery operated with a real wax feel and flickering flame. These plain candles came from The Dollar Tree

 This version I cut a 1.5" of music paper and hit glued to the candle. Then die cut the peace frame and sentiment.

This version I wrapped twine around the mid section of the candle and then hot glue 3 leaves and added rhinestones.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Birthday Card Disney Cinderella Carriage

I was so excited to buy this Disney Cinderella Carriage die off of fb a couple months ago as I had my daughter in mind.
She is a HUGE Disney fan and after several thoughts on what type of card I was going to make her - I settled on this 3D
Trying to get the layers to line up precisely was a little tricky. You see... when you lay the card flat the middle frame lays perfectly over the mat on the last section.
The Happy is hung only by the "h" on the frame panel and the Birthday is glued to the back mat.
This card took some time and lots of thought however I am please with the outcome.
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Baby card

Using Elizabeth Design dies I created this card today for Annalese baby shower.
I had fun designing on the fly.
 I did cut everything. Can you see the little baby pajamas and paciphers hanging on a string?

Friday, October 27, 2017

Maculine guitar birthday card

Joe's birthday was Monday and this is a quick card I made for him.
I used the cuttlebug stars embossing folder for the background
I used the Sizzix guitar for and die cut a scrap piece of cardboard
Used Sizzix happy birthday die for sentiment from a paint chip
Quick n easy and used left over scraps of material

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

3D Halloween Card Gate Fold card

I had to come up with a unique card for Joe. He loves Halloween so I spent hours thinking, creating and gluing various die pieces.
The gate actually bows out around the hand cut headstone pieces.
The tree is partially glued down so that it will pop out a little.
The front of the gate fold card has the spider web and spiders crawling down for more of the 3d effect.
I just bought this die set at Micheal's with my 60% off coupon - not bad for 5.50!!!
Here I am trying to hold down the gate folds so you can see the effect. Hope he enjoys!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Repurpose Fall Card

This card is a little rustic or vintage or repurposed.... (FYI the background card is not as pink as the camera picked it up)
I picked up 5 different fall colors paint chips at the Hardware store and ran them all through my big shot using Lawn Fawn leaves dies (love the cuts)
I ran vintage page of a book through a new background die from Tim Holtz / Sizzix to represent "wind"
Added some twine to the side and left this no sentiment note card to send to my daughter.

Birthday card Fall Theme

It's my Sister's Birthday today and since I cut 5 different paint chips the other die with the 5 leaves die this is the second of 3 cards I made with the various leaves.
Sizzix Birthday dies for the sentiment
Lawn Fawn leaves dies (some raised or glued to base)
SU background embossing folder