Thursday, May 28, 2015

Grad Gift Card Holder

I wasn't sure if I would make it into my craft room yesterday or not. My hubby was off Monday and Tuesday, so it was hard to get anything done as far as crafting. Every time I headed for my work room, he would ask me to help him with something else. But I finally had enough time to put together this card holder.

The original idea was found on a video here:

Black card stock was used for the base. Then I cut gold metallic paper and DCWV's designer paper for the mats. I cut a gold scallop circle with my 2 1/2" punch, a black circle with a 2" scallop punch and a white circle with my 1 1/2" scallop punch. The image was found on Pinterest.

For the tag, I used my corner punch to round the corners of both panels and my modern label punch for the sentiment. I used my SU punch to make the slilts to hold the gift card and sentiment panel. I used 1/2" gold metallic ribbon and 1/8" silver metallic ribbon for the tag pull.

I plan to make more of these gift card holders for other celebrations.

That's all for today. Don't forget to check out the new challenge at the Sisterhood. Diane is our hostess and the sistah's have some fabulous projects for inspiration.

Have a beautiful day!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pink and Lavender

Hello everyone! I think my brain is on a permanent vacation. Just realized I forgot to post about today's challenge at the Sisterhood. Diane is our hostess for this "Pink and Lavender" photo inspiration challenge. The sistah's have some wonderful inspiration projects to share with you.

I created this card with some background papers I got free with a card making magazine.

The flower stickers are by Jolee's Designs. I used my Nestibilities scalloped ovals to create the mats. Once the pink mat was cut, I used a sponge and brown ink to distress the edge. The sentiment is from Stampin' Ups "Warmest Requards" stamp set. Purple satin ribbon was tied in a bow to finish the project.

Now, why not head on over to the Sisterhood and join in on the fun. You could be one of our winners.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today.


Monday, May 25, 2015

Anniversary or Wedding?

I fell in love with this set of stamps and dies by Heartfelt Creations. The stamp set is called "Romantique Swans" and the die set is "Romantique Garden". I decided to use the flourish dies without the stamps, then stamped the swans using black India ink and cut them out with the matching dies.

The designer paper is from DCWV's Floral Foliage stack tied with blue organdy ribbon. The heart has the word love in the center and was found in the wedding department at Pat Catan's craft store along with the flowers.

I haven't done anything with the inside because I haven't decided whether to use this as a wedding card or anniversary card. It would work well for either. Guess I will have to see which occasion comes around first.

Now to get busy on some much needed graduation cards. 

Have a beautiful day everyone!


Friday, May 22, 2015

Catch Up Delay

Although my hubby and I got a lot done on his vacation, we didn't get all the things we wanted to finished. My husband spent a lot of his time trying to unplug the drain from the laundry utility tub to the outside drain. After a few days, he pulled the washer out and noticed that the "T" between the kitchen sink and utility tub had been put on upside down. This was causing any water running from the kitchen sink to rush back up the pipe and clogging everything up. (We have lived in this house for 35 years and just discovered the mistake.) Haven't been able to get into my craft room because he wasn't able to get my air conditioner in the window yet. Hopefully this will be taken care of this weekend. Then I had to have a steroid injection in my knee due to arthritis. Doctor told me to stay off my feet and ice the knee after the injection. He also told me to ice my knee and do as little as possible for a couple of days. I am hoping to get into my craft room over the weekend and get back to creating. I tried to get on my computer to give you an update only to find that I didn't have internet. I went to call my husband at work and discovered that the landline was out. Thank goodness for cell phones.  Called him at work and found out he had shut his computer and the internet modem down because his computer was dying and he was getting alot of annoying noise from the computer. Thankfully, he restored the modem so I could get this post ready.

I am hoping our tax return gets here soon, so we can get him a new computer. Then maybe everything will be back on track.

Looking forward to sharing more projects with you soon. Have a great day.



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Celebrate Mom

Lisa is our hostess for the challenge this week at the Sisterhood. The theme is "Celebrate Mom" and your challenge is to make a card of gift item for a special Mom. My mother passed away in 2011 and I miss her terribly, so I made this project with her in mind. Her birthday is August 18th and she would have been 100 years old this year. She was 85 when she passed from thyroid cancer in March 2001.

Now for my creation. I found this cute "Hat Treat Box" on Pinterest and knew this would be perfect for craft shows. You can find the original post here.

I found four ounce clear treat cups at Hollo's Paper store in Brunswick, Ohio. The top and brim of the hat were cut with two different sizes of my Sizzix scalloped circle dies from DCWV designer paper and adhered with Tombow's Mono Liquid Glue. Then embossed them with my Cuttlebug "Baby's Breath" embossing folder. Pink satin ribbon was adhered with glue dots then tied into a bow. The small rose and bow I found in the wedding department at Pat Catan's Craft store.

Just by changing the papers and embellishments, they could be used as gifts Mother's Day, Easter, Christmas, etc.

I have entered this project into the following challenges:

All Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes

 Be sure to stop by the Sisterhood for more inspiration from the sistah's and join in the fun.

Thanks for spending part of your day with me.


Friday, May 8, 2015

Cheerful Get Well

When I'm not feeling well, it is always nice to get a bright, cheerful get well card. So today, I decided to use Stampin' Up's "Marigold Morning" cardstock and my Silhouette to create this card. This butterfly flourish is one of my favorite designs and it was so easy to cut on my Cameo.

The designer paper is by DCWV. I used three SU scalloped circle punches to create the get well tag and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I still have to add the verse on the inside of the card. Just haven't decided which one I want to use.

I hope you have enjoyed viewing the cards I have created for my first card kit. Please leave me a comment with any ideas for future kits.

My husband is taking vacation next week, so I will be taking a week of to get some much needed cleaning done around the house inside and out. We need to get rid of all the clutter and this will be the last chance for my daughters to take anything they left behind before it gets thrown away.

I will be back for the new challenge at the Sisterhood on Wednesday, so be sure to stop by and say hello.

Have a great day everyone!



Celebrate A Special Guy

Here it is, Day 4, of my card kit reveal. I always have a hard time coming up with ideas for guy cards. So here is my attempt at a birthday card for a special guy. Those of you who visit my blog regularly know that I love vintage images. This "Feeling Sentimental" stamp set from Stampin' Up is one of my favorites for masculine cards.

I started with a base of Kraft cardstock, then embossed a piece of Core'dinations chocolate cardstock for the background. The image and sentiment were stamped onto ivory cardstock using Chocolate ink, layered onto gold cardstock, then black. I tied gold organdy ribbon into a knot to tie everything together.

Only one more card to go and my kit will be complete. Tomorrow's card will be a gate fold "Get Well" card.

Until then, Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

In The Pink

I am so excited to share this feminine birthday card with you. Stampin' Up's "Pink Passion" cardstock has always been one of my favorite colors. It gives me such a bright, happy feeling. So what better choice to use with the flowers from SU's "Indescribable Gift" stamp set.

Although I am a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I do use cardstock and products from other companies when I see something that I think will add special details to my creations. For instance, I used a Fiskars lace edge punch for the right side of the card. The butterflies were cut using a Fiskars small punch. The image was stamped with black India ink and colored with SU markers. 

When I get the kits ready, the image will not be colored in. I want to give customers the option to use markers or colored pencils. After posting this picture, I realized I didn't add any ribbon. I would appreciate your help. Should I add ribbon or leave as is? If I use ribbon, what color do you think would work?

Tomorrow I have a masculine birthday card to share with you. See you then.



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Thankful Silhouette

My card for today uses another stamp from Stampin' Up's "Stem Silhouette" set.

The base card is SU's "Always Artichoke" cardstock. The green dotted swiss designer paper is DCWV and ivory cardstock was used for the mat and sentiment. Then I added green organdy ribbon as the only embellishment.

The mat is a cutting file from the Silhouette design store and was cut on my Silhouette machine. I used my 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" SU tag punches for the sentiment.

Tomorrow I have a feminine birthday card to share with you. See you then.



Monday, May 4, 2015

Sharing in Your Sorrow

Last week I started working on cards for a kit that will include 10 cards (2 cards each of five designs) with all the directions, envelopes, frames, dimensionals, ribbon, and embellishments included. Cost of each kit is $20 plus $5.00 for shipping. I also plan to use some of these kits for card classes.

The first card is a sympathy card using a stamp from Stampin' Up's "Stem Silhouettes" set (2007). I decided to keep this clean and simple.

Each day this week I will share a photo of another card in this kit. I will start getting all the pieces/parts together this weekend and packing them next week. If you are interested in purchasing this kit after you have seen all the samples, please send me an email. Hoping to get an idea of how many kits to put together. If I make more kits than I sell, I will use the extras for craft shows this fall.

That's it for today. Hope you stop by again tomorrow.