Saturday, February 1, 2014

Valentine's Card

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone had a great week. I sat down this morning to make a Valentine card after a friend had posted something similar from Pinterest. I love Pinterest! So many ideas and inspiration! I decided to make my card similar to the pinned card, but added a little twist to mine with some bling. I started with a Kraft card, then added a woodgrain paper layer from the Amy Tangerine Yes, Please! stack. I cut a white doily from Artiste at 4.5" and a Be Mine phrase at 2.5". I trimmed down one side of the doily to line up with the edge of the woodgrain paper. I also cut some banner pieces from Pretty Pennants a 1.5" and strung them on some twine. I cut the small hearts on each pennant from Artiste at 0.5". Finally I placed all my pieces on the card and added some bling to the corners for a little extra sparkle.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Vols Keychain

Today has been a beautiful snow day in East Tennessee so after I took care of the housework I had a few minutes of craft time. I found this keychain at Michael's on clearance for super cheap a while back. I'm a sucker for a bargain! Anyway, I was going to put my initial in the photo holder but I decided to make it a UT Vols theme instead because I had this really cute chevron paper in our team's colors and if you live in East TN then you are a Vol fan - no exceptions! The chevron paper was a 1.5" circle cut from Plantin Schoolbook and the "power T" (as we call it in Vol country) was cut at 1" with a black shadow - also from Plantin Schoolbook. Very simple to make and I love the finished product! GO VOLS!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Gift Card Holder

The holidays are right around the corner! Everyone has someone on their Christmas list that is hard to shop for and the most common gift for those folks is a gift card (or cash)! After all, those gifts are always the right size/color and no one will want to return them! :-)  So to kick off my Christmas crafting I have made this gift card holder using my new Artiste cartridge along with a couple other favorites, Art Philosophy and Holiday Cakes.  The gift card holder was cut at 5".  Score along the marks that are cut and fold. I used my ATG to tape the gift card pocket together. Next, I used my paper trimmer to make a rectangle (the diagonal lined paper) as a mat for my main images. The flourished rectangles were cut from Art Philosophy at 2.25" (green) and 2" (red dots). Then I cut the Christmas tree from Holiday Cakes at 2.75". I loved the look of this tree because it went so well with my the fun patterned paper (the paper is by Recollections if you're wondering). I added red Stickles to my tree and let it dry. Then I glued the tree to the layered flourish rectangles. I used some foam mounting tape to attach the flourished square to my background paper - it gives nice dimension and a little extra pop! For the inside I used my trimmer to make a white liner, rounder the corners, and stamped Merry Christmas in dark green ink. A gift card fits perfectly in the pocket, or you can also fold cash and put in there if you prefer. This size of gift card holder will fit in note card size envelopes.

Super easy and super cute! I made 7 of these in 1 sitting and they did not take much time at all to create - I think the longest part was waiting for the Stickles to dry. I'm sure I'll be making more of these in the coming weeks and I hope you will try these too!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Friends Card

I made this card for a friend of mine. It took about 15 minutes, start to finish. I used Art Philosophy to cut the tag and layer at 3". I added paper layers to the card base, some organza ribbon, bling, flowers, and a friends metal embellishment to complete the card.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Treat Bags

My daughter's kindergarten class is having a Halloween party tomorrow afternoon so I needed to make some treat bags that were quick and easy to make. Here's what I came up with. I made 18 treat bags.

I used 4x6 cello bags that I purchased at Michael's to put some goodies in. My daughter is a huge Hello Kitty fan, so when I came across these adorable candy tins at an awesome price, I knew I had to get these for her classmates. I also included a sucker and a mini coloring book in each bag. I cut the bag toppers using Art Philosophy <square4> at 4.25". I scored them in the middle and folded them over the bags. I stapled them on. I then cut a pumpkin from Simply Charmed at 3". I handmade the flags. I printed the sentiment on yellow cardstock and then used a paper trimmer to cut between them. Then I used scissors to cut the points on one end of the banner. I glued the banners on the bag toppers, and finally glued the pumpkins over the un-pointed end of the flag. Super easy to make large quantities of these!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Baby Gender Reveal Banners

I'm so glad I can finally post these! I go to church with a girl who is expecting and found out the sex of her baby yesterday. The family wanted to take photos immediately following the doctor appointment to reveal the gender of her little bundle of joy to other family members via text and on Facebook, so I made a boy and girl banner for the mom to be to hold for the photos depending on which the baby is. And it turns out......its a BOY! I used the Pretty Pennants cartridge for the banner pieces (cut at 4.5") and Plantin Schoolbook for the letters/shadow (cut at 3"). The pattern paper is by Sassafras Lass. I added pop dots to the letters to make them stand out from the background a bit more. I hope you like them as much as I do! I love baby themed papercrafts!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day: Hello! Card

This card was made for my secret pal (I hope she doesn't check my blog! lol). The card is 5x7 size. I used a denim color paper by K&Company for the background. I bought a really cool honeycomb embossing folder by Darice that I'd been wanting to try, so I embossed a yellow piece of cardstock that has a white core with the folder. I cut around some of the honeycomb edges so it would be a shaped piece instead of rectangular. After I got it into the shape I liked, I lightly sanded the paper with a nail file. I cut a cute bee from the Create a Critter cartridge at 3.5" and added some Stickles to his wings & rosy ink on his cheeks. I wrapped blue twine around the honeycomb embossed paper and then adhered it to the card base. I used a pop dot on the bee and attached it to the honeycomb paper. I doodled some on the honeycomb to make it appear that the bee was in flight. Lastly, I stamped the Hello sentiment and added a couple of rhinestones to the corners to finish the card.