Wow what a project this is going to be ! Where as I should be spending my time crafting as making all the beautiful cards ...Ack! I decided to repaint one of the rooms in the house .. My husband and I bought this house almost 4 yrs ago . The entire house inside and out was the same color ! Yes inside AND out! I painted all the bedrooms and the kitchen was remodeled... However this was the room that bothered me the most ! So far I have one accent wall done ! What a change a little paint makes! I'll post more pictures as I get more done ..
I had some extra time on my hands before we left for a BBQ with friends and thought I would try this really neat note card box. The only part I didn't get finished was to embellish the front of it .. I'll probably make a few more of these !
Always remember those that risked their lives to keep us safe ... Have a safe Memorial Day ..
I found this Paper fold in a tutorial and really liked it..and when I like the look I just have to try it out!.
This was very easy!..I am a little stuck on the outside of the card, but the inside of it was a breeze!. I think I'll use other colors next time..I just happened to have some Black polka dot DSP laying around so I used it up!.
If you want the tutorial you can click here and try it out yourself!
We just found out that one of my sons favorite teachers and good friend is moving to another school . So I wanted to make sure I got a card out to her before the end of the year - which is in 2 days!! ( woohoo ) ...
I made this years ago at an open house as happened to run across it while cleaning out that mess of a craft room ( which is progressing lol ) , I thought this was a great idea and a simple "sweet smell" of a gift . I had made two and stuck one in the kitchen and our bedroom. Here's how to make one of your own.
Supplies: Standard Size Envelope (sealed), Paper Crimper (stampin up used to carry this, but you can use any embossing folder of your liking),Stamp Set of your choice (I used Printed Petals item # 120444, which you can purchase from me here , Ink Pads - Wisteria Wonder,Orchid Opulance (retired) and Lovely Lilac (retired). Tag: Ovals Punch & Scallop Oval Punch Ribbon
1. Take your envelope and seal the back of it, Measure about 3" down and cut straight across.
You'll then have two pieces. Top and Bottom.
2. Slide the Top part over the bottom part till it doesnt go any further.
3. Take your Slot Punch and punch a hole on both sides of the envelope.
Now you have two pieces with slots that will match up. Take them apart and lets move on to the next step.
4. Using your Stamp set of your choice, stamp the bottom part of your envelope.
5. Now take the top part of your envelope, using a Embossing folder (I used Stripes).
And your Desired Ink color, and wipe the ink pad on your embossing folder till its covered. Like this below:
6. Carefully put the top of the envelope (sealed side down) and close the embossing folder. Now run it through your Big shot. You'll get something like this:
7. Now using your Paper Crimper run the bottom half through it. Or if you are using an embossing folder you can run that through your Big Shot. It should look something like this depending on what you use.
8. Taking the bottom part, fill it with Potpourri. Once finished, slide the top part over the bottom. (Itwill be a little snug, but keep working at it, it will go in.
Once the two pieces are together, take a piece of ribbon and put it through the slots and tie it. This will hold both pieces together. Now add a Tag and sentiment of your liking and Joilaaa!..
You just made a Nice Smelling Potpourri Envelope you can place anywhere or give as a gift !
One of my biggest "sighs" is when you are Embossing a card whether its with Vellum or On Whisper White CS, the edges sometimes start to curl, or the piece of CS or Vellum you are using starts to bend. Never a good look when you are trying to make a card.
Here's an easy tip:
When getting ready to emboss a card. Attach the CS to a Clipboard that has Aluminum foil (tinfoil as we call it) to the back of it. Then emboss your card. The "tinfoil" will draw the heat away from your card and you won't have any curled edges or bent CS.
I just use some two sided tape to adhere it to the back:
I found a lot of examples for the father's day shirt, and some of them are really cute.
I tried the tutorial last night and came up with this card. However, I had to change the dimensions because doing it the way the tutorial said (5 1/2 x 12 cs) it was way too big to fit into a standard medium envelope. So I tried it again, my opinion? Its cute but it sure is plain looking!..I think I'm going jazz it up some..lol
Last Days of school and work and my house is on a count down. A week left and Summer Vacation starts.I have a few co workers that I won't see next year so I went with the "kindness matters" stamp set and grabbed a design challenge I found and came up with a few ideas. This will go to one of my coworkers for being such a great person to work with.
We’re craving spring sun and flowers, so the new Bloomin’ Bouquet kit is arriving just in time! You can easily create a dozen beautiful flowers to give to someone special, including an extra one to give as a quick thank you to someone else. (Or keep for yourself—hey, your flowers, your rules!)
These flowers would make a great gift for Mother’s Day, or any other special springtime event. Just imagine presenting a beautiful, handmade bouquet, complete with your own touch, such as a vase, some tissue paper, or a bit of lovely ribbon or twine. It’s a gift that says you care—and will last longer than real flowers!
The Bloomin’ Bouquet Project Kit (item 134542) includes the following:
2 sheets of 12" X 12" cardstock featuring 13 preprinted and precut flowers (flower colors: Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
13 green floral wire stems
All you need is adhesive (we recommend a glue gun), and you’re set! This kit is only available while supplies last, for $12.95 US/$15.95 CA.
Need a Demonstrator you can sign up HERE?..Shop with me and purchase this beautiful kit HERE
I always make sure I try to get at least one card done using one of the stamp sets on my shelves . Today while at work i found a cute design using this stamp set , I tweaked it in a few spots and made this card .
Supplies: Pool party CS, Whisper White CS, Melon Mambo Ink, Whisteria Lane Ink, Pool Party Ink Pad, Oh hello Stamp set, Small circle punch, Oval framelits, Polka Dot Embossing Folder