Monday, December 30, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Both of these birthday cards are over-sized 6" x 12 " cards and both of them were made with my Cricut . The deer on the first one is a sticker and so is the balloon on the second one. The second one is my first card ever using acetate. I stapled it onto the card front with pretty pink staples with the embellishments underneath except for the balloon sticker. I used a white pen to make the balloon string. I am actually ridiculously afraid of frogs so normally wouldn't be real anxious to put them on anything I make but the young lady I was making the card for absolutely loves them so I swallowed my fear and gave her frogs......I actually think the card is kind of cute.......As long as the frogs aren't real and can't jump on me !
Thursday, August 22, 2013
I needed a couple of birthday cards this week and then decided to send a get well card to a lady who recently had surgery so off to my craft room I went.
The owl on this card was cut from a Cricut cartridge using Tim Holtz Coordinations paper and then lightly sanded. The background was stamped with little owls and then dry embossed with a chicken wire embossing folder and a bit of raffia was tied on to finish the sort of masculine look. I used rubber stamps on the inside to finish it off.
Monday, June 17, 2013
I made this card and gift bag for my Dad for Fathers Day. It was a lot of fun and he really liked them too. Jinger Adams' card kit came in so handy for the card. I added some stickers that I picked up at Michaels and some background paper and that was it...simple and my dad and I both really like the way it turned out. I used my Cricut and Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More cartridge to make the bag. The shirt and tie were also cut with my Cricut using the Every Day Paper Dolls cartridge. I love the papers. I picked them up at Michaels a while back and have loved using them for cards and scrapbook embellishments.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This card was so much fun to make ~ it's a card for one of my grandson's 11th birthday. It has so much dimension with the pop ups in the corners and layers of papers and stickers. He really liked it ..........of course , at his age he was even happier with the two large tins of Pokémon cards that came with it...lol.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
This is not an original idea at all but I had fun with it. It started out with my buying a pretty piece of scrapbook paper with deer on it planning to use it eventually on a page or card for my husband. When I showed it to him he really liked it. That led to me remembering that I had seen a blog post somewhere about using picture frames as dry erase memo boards and others about framing pretty scrapbook papers just to enjoy looking at them. The next thing I knew I was at Walmart buying an inexpensive frame to use for both purposes. The frame is 11 x 14, far cheaper than a 12 x 12 frame would be, so I used strips of paper to fill up the area on both sides of the paper to fill the available space. Now he has a pretty dry erase board with a nice masculine touch to it.............and of course I needed one for my craft room too so I made one for me usintg a colorful paper that I like. I love the idea of changing out the paper in mine whenever I want to , just for fun !
I recently made a scrapbook as a baby shower gift for a friend. The book has a total of 26 pages, all prepared and ready for photos. Decided to share just a few of them here. It was so much fun to create ....I hope she and her family will enjoy it for years to come. I included a couple of pages that will include photos of the big brother and even a page for a photo of the baby with the family dog ! The front cover was made with layers of doilies made with the new Martha Stewart circular punch set, which is really fun to create with. I also used my Cricut, Sizzix dies, and punches from We R Memory Keepers along with lots of odds and ends from my craft room stash, and of course my Cinch binding tool. I can't think of a hobby that could possibly be more fun than paper crafting !
Monday, February 4, 2013
The two cards shown are made with a Tim Holtz embossing folder on Coordinations cards stock, lightly sanded to bring out some detail. They both have a little bird cage design in the center. The interesting thing about that is that the bird cage and surrounding area are actually part of the packaging from an inexpensive 8 x 8 paper pack I picked up at Michaels last week. The 8 x 8 sheet is still in my craft room untouched along with the other papers in the pack. Makes me wonder how often we toss packaging away when we can actually use it as embellishments on our products......
I have another new product on order that I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of. Have you seen the new Envelope Board by We R Memory Keepers ? I have a feeling it's going to be a favorite of mine once I get my hands on it. I absolutely love the quality of their products and trust that this one will be no exception.
Happy Crafting !