Thursday, October 1, 2015

New Gift Bags

I found some of these cute little bags that I thought would be the perfect size for a gift card and small treat. 

I used an embossing plate on the entire bag and ran it through my big shot.  It left a blank spot on the bottom of the bag that was perfect for embellishing. 

As you can see, I made a topper with a strip of paper that I glued together. I punched two holes and threaded some string to tie a cute bow.  I also die cut a small Apple from my cricut and glued it to a clothes pin. 

The topper slides over the folded top of the bag and then you can clip the apple on top to seal it all together.

I love how it turned out! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Christmas swap set #3

I wanted to do a shaker style card, but not make it too thick. I decided to pick up some vellum since it was on sale for 7/$1 at Micheals this week. 

I used my sewing machine again for this set to seal in the glitter and sequins. I love how they turned out.

I used some stickers to add some bling to the snowflake paper.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Christmas Swap 2nd set

Apparently I cannot stop working on these cards for my Christmas swap. I finished my second set for my partners and I die cut the next two sets of cards from my cricut too. 

Here was my sneak peek in Instagram as to not give anything away to my partners.

Here is the entire set. One of these will go to one of my five partners.

So far I love each of my sets equally. I hope my partners love them just as much.

I've cut out the next two sets of cards so they will be ready to decorate on a whim. Can you see the sneak peek?

Thanks for stopping by, more to come soon.


Friday, September 11, 2015

Christmas Swap

I am hosting a Christmas swap in one of my crafting Facebook groups. There are 46 of us doing a 25 cards swap. We have to make 3x4 cards with the numbers 1-25 on them. We are swapping with 5 different partners so that we get a variety of different styles. Everyone is planning on using the cards in different ways. Some are using them in a Rolodex or Heidi Swapp tray, some are using them in their December daily, and some are using a box or tray of some sort. 

This is the tray I am planning on using. I found it at Goodwill for a dollar. I think I will paint it, but I will wait until I receive all of my cards.

Today I started prepping for my first set of 5 cards.
I posted this sneak peek picture on my Instagram and on the facebook group. I didn't want to give too much away, since some of my partners follow me on IG. 

I couldn't resist making a few of my cards

I am going to have so much fun making each set a different style. First up is a vintage style.

Stay tuned...

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Berry Basket Gift

My aunt just moved into her new home and I knew I wanted to send her something special. I took the petite places: spook manor stamp and die set from Papertrey Ink and made it into something homey.

I got this idea from one of Papertrey Ink's designer's, Betsy Veldman. She has such beautiful creations on her blog, you should check her out HERE.

I can't wait to send this to my Aunt, she is going to LOVE it!

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Products used:
Stamps and Dies-
PaperTrey Ink- Petite Places: Spook Manor Stamp and Die sets
Hero Arts Letter clear stamps CL137
          Stazon -Jet Black: Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn Multi-Surface Inkpad, Jet Black

A quick gift card holder card

Apparently I forgot to mail out my Nephew's iTunes gift card for his birthday.  I just found it amongst the mess on my workstation this week and his birthday was at the end of July. In my defense I did send him a birthday card that arrived on time, but my brother didn't get back to me about present possibilities until after I sent the card. You see, I am known for sending cards late and since I had the card ready to go, I sent it so it arrived on time. Of course I didn't know they were at Disney World at the time, so, for once, I could have sent it late. Go figure!

Anyway, I whipped up this gift card-card to mail out to my sweet 6 year old nephew who loves his IPad and all the games on it.

I used my trusty Martha Stewart Scoring Board to crease the edges of a rectangular piece of paper and used a 1" circle punch to make the thumb hole. I then used 1/8" easy tear tape to adhere it to my card. I stamped some stars onto the paper and cut out some stamped stars and adhered with puffy glue dots for a raised effect.
I hope he likes it!

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Products used:

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Scrapbook page

I have been scrolling through Instagram and decided to go back to my roots and layout a scrapbook page. I have been loving the layering of embellishments and die cuts and wanted to give it a try.

I have been wanting to do a layout for my daughter, so I figured girly colors was the way to go. 

I have an idea of where I am going with it, but I will need to wait for the photo to be ready. I am ordering from the Project Life App for the first time and am hoping that the pictures will be as wonderful as everyone is saying. 

So this is my work in progress for now. I will complete it soon.

Thanks for stopping by!