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
Candy

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)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Birthday Aperture swirl vine accents

Wanted to make a vine like card for my sister's birthday this week.
I cut an aperture with my Circle Scissors and embossed the front of the card.
With a Quikutz thinlets die I die cut random swirls and glued them in place to act as vines for the butterflies.

Inside I layered some very old patterned paper and included one more butterfly and the Tim Holtz happy birthday sentiment die set which i have been using all week!
 Another quick birthday card!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wide flower laced top birthday card

My son mentioned tonight he was off to a celebratory birthday dinner to his best friend's girl friend.
I couldn't resist giving a card for him to give to Candi.

Base card black, I used a wide flower border punch from MS to accent the top of the card.
Added a scrap piece of card stock from my stash (love the paper!), added 3 butterflies and little pearls (black, white, pink).

Inside I wanted another butterfly however I made it pop up inside. Not sure you can see it.


Sentiment from SU.


Center pop out birthday card

Made this quick card for Judy at work, her birthday was on the 13th, but I didn't see her till today
The base of the card is 4 1/4" x 11 scored at 2 and 3 1/4" on both ends.
 
I added a couple patterned paper to the outside panels.

The lace oval is from a Spellbinders die that I forgot I bought and tried it out. The die cut nicely however used wax paper and ran through twice to make sure everything cut and released.

Sentiment from Tim Holtz. Nice quick card. Think I'll use this unique fold again :)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Cheers beer mug birthday card

John's birthday is today so I created this earlier in the week and mailed it on Tuesday. Post office should be able to get this there in 3 days considering its 25 miles away.
Any ways created the mug with a 3 x 4 paper
The sides of the mug are 3 1" x 4" pieces that I've corner rounded.
Used Cuttlebug bubbles embossing folder to be the beer.
Tim Holtz sentiment 
The foam of beer at the top are 2 different circles inked.
 All in all, petty cute card.