Saturday, January 28, 2012

A gift for my card swap buddies.

I made a little gift for Millie & Kim.  The ladies I swap cards with every month.  I made them each a purse and filled it with some paper flowers I made with my new ek flower punch.  I included a card that I was lucky enough to find some paper in my stash with purses on it.  It worked out great.  I used 2 cricut carts.  Gypsy Wanderings for the dress & Lovely Floral for the word create. 

Happy Crafting!

Kim's purse
The flower on the front I made using Tim Holtz tattered flowers die.
The paper I used for the purse is from Piggy tales.

 Millie's purse
She likes cats so that is why I used this paper from Piggy tales.
 Some of the flowers I put in their purses.
 The card I made for each of them.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A card of a different fold.

I was watching crafting videos on YouTube.  Oh yes I am a big YouTube craft video junkie.  I love watching all the cool projects people make.  So much talent and creativity in the world!  I was watching one video where a lady was making cards and folding them differently.  I decided to give one a whirl.  I stepped outside of my comfort zone with this one.  I took a 6"x10" piece of card stock to make it.  The label on the card is from the Lacy labels cricut cart.  The little girl/boy die cut is from K&Co. die cuts.  Background paper is from a recollection stack, Love Letters.  The tag I made is from a punch and the ticket is one of Tim Holtz.  Hope you like it.  Comments are welcome.

A gift from Millie

Went to the mail box and there was a small package there for me.  Hmmmm wondering what I must have ordered and forgot about but I couldn't think of anything.  Then I seen the return address and name.  It was from Millie my friend.  Excited to get a surprise package in the mail from her I opened it up.  Inside was a cd loaded with some good ole 80's songs from days gone by.  Yep I'm a 80's girl.  Inside the case was a stamped picture and a small calendar with instructions.  You take the case apart and flip it around to make it like a easel.  Calendar in the front and cd filled with good music at your fingertips in the back.  Super cute project!!  Thanks a bunch Millie.  Here is a picture of the stamped picture with calendar.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dryer sheet flowers

Up late this Saturday night.  I have been saving my dryer sheets up...(which is not hard to do with the wash load I get) make some dryer sheet flowers.  Here is a picture of my finished product.  Sorry the picture is so dark it is late.......(almost midnight)......when I took it.  I found it sorta hard to get a nice perfect circle that is for sure.  After it was all done though I am glad they are not perfect circles cause it adds character to them.  Really easy make.  Just spray the sheets with some glimmer mist, let dry.  Cut out three circles, one bigger then the first.  I just used a brad to attach them together.  The pink ones I used a really tiny brad and then stuck the embellishment on top.  Added stickles to the edges of each circle. 

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Card for my sister

From time to time we all go through a rough patch in life.  My sister is going through a rough patch right now. I wanted to make her a card to cheer her sad heart and let her know that I love her.  She lives a couple hours away from me and we don't get to see each other that much.  She loves getting my handmade cards in the mail.  Even the not so great ones......she loves them all.

I made this card using 2 Cricut carts.  Lacy Labels, & Cindy Loo.  I just love this owl on the cindy loo cart page 60.  I cut it at 3".  I also cut the label at 3" from the lacy labels cart.  I used 3 different embossing folders.  1 Sizzix Ellison folder.  2 Cuttlebug folders, spots & dots, and moroccan.  I love the texture I got from embossing the background and the owl.  The pattern paper is from K&Co. Life's Journey 12x12 pad.  The stamp is from Studio favorite dollar stamps!  Of course there is some bling & glitter.  All put on a A2 size card.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Snowmen swap cards

Got my cute cards Millie made for our swap.  They are all so pretty the scanner doesn't do them justice.  I love the embossing folder she used for the first card.  She did that on glitter paper.  To bad the scanner can't pick up the sparkle on the paper.  Thanks Millie for some wonderful snowmen cards!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My 3 cards

Here is the 3 cards I sent to Kim for the swap.

This one was done using the Winter Woodland cricut cart.

These 2 cards I used stamps on.  The first one I don't remember where I got that stamp maybe M's dollar bin.  The other one not sure I think Stampin Up.

Next post should be Millie's cards.  She mailed them out to me yesterday.  They will be here soon.

Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Swap bonus cards

I mentioned in my last post about a swap I decided to do with friends.  In this swap for this month the theme was snowmen.  We are to do 3 cards alike or 3 different style cards with snowmen.  This month I am to send my 3 to Kim,  Kim sends her 3 to Millie, and Millie sends her 3 to me.  Since this is the first month there was some wires crossed and Kim sent me her 3 by mistake.  After realizing her mistake she made 3 more to send to Millie.  Well Lucky me cause she said just to keep the 3 she sent me.  So I got a bonus 3 cards this month.  Kim made 3 of the same card.  So here is the card she made.  Super cute with all the snowman.  She did a great job coloring all of them.  Thanks Kim!!

I will post the cards I made for Kim after I am sure she got them in the mail.  Don't want to ruin her surprise.  I will also post Millie's 3 cards when I get them.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, January 6, 2012

One V day card done.....more to do.

Well I managed to get one card done.  Yipee!  Not sure how many more I will need.  I make a card, look at it and say ok this card goes to so & so.  I try to make a card for all the special people in my life.  No cricut used on this card.  I am getting a bit lazy not using the cricut but I have to say I love the vintage look and couldn't pass up the K&Co. vintage die cuts.  The little girl and the ticket came from K&Co.  Flowers are prima.  Used some liquid pearl, and lace.  The little pink hearts came from a Memories kit.  It is just a little of this and a little of that on the card.

My girlfriend decided to start a swap.  She lives a few hours from me.  She has a friend who lives in her town that does cards too.  So in order to get the 3 of us motivated she put together a swap for the year.  For this month the theme is snowmen.  I need to get busy and work on 3 snowmen cards.  I will post the 3 I get and the 3 I made when they are done.

Happy Crafting!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year & New Tool/Toy

It is a new year and I hope a good one for all.  I picked up a new tool/toy with my Christmas money.  I purchased it at AC Moore with a 50% off coupon.  It was $16.99 so that coupon was nice.  ek tools has a dimensional flower punch out.  The one I got is carnation.  I made a few flowers up last night.  It is super easy to make them.  I just punched along a 12x12 sheet of cardstock and I got a flower strip.  I punched out a strip from 2 different colored cardstock.  (the thicker cardstock can be a bit harder to punch through)  Just glue the 2 strips together with the petals off set of each other a bit.  I just used Aleene's quick dry tacky glue.  It worked fine no hot glue needed.  I got a small paint brush of mine and used the handle since it is round and small and rolled the flower up.  Placing a little glue on the border strip here and there as I went.  After I got it all rolled up and glued the ends I just pushed those petal outwards and got a really cute flower.  I went and shoved a pearl down in the center.  All done!  Now these flowers do not lay flat so I probably won't use them on a card, but I believe they could be used on a layout page.  They are great if you like to decorate boxes and such.  So if you seen these and was on the fence about them maybe this picture will help you decide.  Have a great day!