Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Pumpkin Flower Bouguet

Today's challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters, hosted by Darlene, is "Pumpkins or the Color Orange". I decided to create a basket to hold flowers for the centerpiece of my dining table. There were so many fall silk flowers to choose from at the craft store, I had a hard time deciding on which ones to use. I finally decided on these yellow-orange, red and orange ones.

I found the template for this cute basket here. This was such a fun and easy project, I think I will make more for Halloween treats for the grandchildren.

The basket was printed on an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Recollections card stock and cut out with scissors. The handle is a 1 1/4" x 11" strip of the same card stock adhered to the inside of each side of the basket with sticky strip. Easy peasy!

I have entered this basket in the following challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp - Autumn
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Anything But A Card

Okay, now it's time to head on over to the Sisterhood to check out the 'sistah's' inspiration projects and enter your creation. You have until 8pm (est), Sunday November 6th to enter. There is a limit of 3 entries per person. Have fun and Good Luck!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Pocket Money

Hello everyone! As I told you yesterday I needed to begin working on gift card holders. So today, I have three designs to share with you. The instructions can be found here.

These card holders were very easy and quick to put together.  Just a 3 1/4" x 10" piece of card stock scored at 4" and 8". The sleeve is a 7 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of card stock scored at 7" and 3 1/2".

I used DCWV Christmas designer paper for the sleeves. Before folding and gluing the flap for the gift card, I used Versamark and two different size snowflake stamps to stamp the inside and outside of the card. Secure the 2" flap with sticky strip to form the card pocket. To make the sleeve, fold on the score lines, add adhesive to the 1/2" flap and fold 4" side down to adhere to 2" flap. Decorate as desired.

I used my fancy label punch to make the sentiment tag. I used my brown and red ink pads to swipe color around the edges of the labels for the red and green card holders.

I hope you enjoyed my project or today. Now back to work on more Christmas projects.

Thanks for stopping by.


Beautiful Blooms

It is my turn once a gain to hostess The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge. Usually, I would have chosen some type of fall theme: such as pumpkins, scarecrows or Halloween. But this time I wanted to do something a little more creative. So, your challenge is to use gingham and flowers somewhere on your project.

I found this beautiful gingham paper in the Michael's Recollections "Home Basics" paper pad and the flower paper is BoBunny.
I started with a card base of Stampin' Up "Pink Pirouette" card stock. First I applied the pink gingham panel to the top card, then added a panel of the flower designer paper. To cover the joint of the two pieces of designer paper, I used this beautiful vintage lace that I purchased at a yard sale this summer. (It was in a storage gallon bag filled with different types of lace for $1.00.)
The pink on this lace looks like sleeveless dresses. The inside of the card was covered with the pink gingham paper. I then added a strip of the flower paper and adherred another piece of lace over that. Ivory satin ribbon was tied around both sections and tied in a bow. The image came from the pack of BoBunny paper and is layered on a Pink Pirouette mat and a Chocolate Brown mat. The pink paper flowers and white paper flowers are from Michaels.

I haven't added a sentiment yet, because I am not sure how I am going to use this card. It would be perfect for Birthday, Thinking of You, Mother's Day, etc.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Sunny Day Crafting - Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes 
Great Impressions - Anything Goes 

Now that I have shared my project with you, why not stop by the Sisterhood for more inspiration from my 'sistahs'? You have until 8pm Sunday, October 23rd to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person and no back dating please.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Gone Fishin"

Today I have another masculine card to share with you. My dad loved to fish and would often take the whole family out to the lake for a day of fishing. I am not a big fan of fishing, because I don't like putting worms on a hook or taking the fish off. Too slimy for me.

So in honor of my dad, I chose to use this beautiful image of fishing gear that I found on Pinterest.

The card base is tan with ivory dots. I used ivory and dark brown card stock to make mats for the image. Looking through my stash of buttons I came across the hat and basket. Last I stamped the sentiment onto ivory card stock with dark brown ink and layered that onto a strip of dark brown card stock. I made this into a birthday card, but I think it would also make a nice retirement card.

I think I am finally over my fear of making cards for the guys. I have a few more ideas, but need to stop and start working on Christmas cards and gift card holders. Can you believe Christmas is only 2 1/2 months away?

I don't have to send many Christmas cards, because I see most of my friends and family around the holidays. I know I will get orders for gift card holders, so guess I'd better put on my thinking cap and get busy.

Have a great day and Happy Crafting!


Monday, October 10, 2016

Your A Classic

Masculine cards have always been difficult for me to create. I have been working hard to do better with my designs. Today I want to share my card made with an image I found on Pinterest using an vintage car.

The card base is from a set of cards and envelopes I found on sale at Michaels. The blue on the image and my card base were a perfect match. Next I cut a mat from black card stock and one from silver and layered them onto my card base. The image was adhered onto the silver using a tape runner. The gears were cut from black card stock on my Silhouette Cameo. I am still trying to decide if I want to add ribbon and if so, what color to use - black or silver?

I am very happy with the way my card turned out. I am beginning to feel better about making cards for guys.

Well, that's all for today.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Sunflower Sprite

Today our new challenge at Crafting With An Attitude begins. As always, the challenges are "Anything Goes". Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Aurora Wings
I chose this cute "Sunflower Sprite" as the focal point of my card.

Prismacolor Scholar colored pencils were used to color the image. I fussy cut around the image then layered it onto a white scalloped circle, lime green scalloped circle and a paper doily with pop dots.

The background paper is by DCWV adhered to a white card base. The sentiment was stamped with brown ink onto a panel of yellow, then layered onto a strip of lime green and adhered onto the card with tape runner. The yellow foam rick rack has been in my stash forever, but didn't know what to use it for until now. Last I added the two daisy buttons with dots. Last I added the yellow grosgrain ribbon and tied it into a knot.

If you would like to enter this fun challenge, just head over to the Crafting With An Attitude Challenge Blog and check out my design team's inspiration projects and enter your creation. 

The challenge ends at 8pm (est) Sunday, October 29th to enter. No back dating please and a limit of 3 entries per person.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.