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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Boxed Card Set

While I was on a roll wanted to video a quick set of cards I added to an envelope box. Another gift in my stash made!

Home Sweet Home

I wanted to share with you a card I thought was fitting for the New Year.  This is a card I made quite a bit ago.  It was Pinterest Inspired.  

As usual, I didn't link the idea to my Pinterest Card Inspiration board so I could find it again.  😡  I have lots of cards on the board, but that ain't one. 😂

The reason I am sharing this particular card is because I will be spending quite a bit of time at home this year.  I am starting Graduate School on Monday!  I am excited, nervous, and a little worried how I am going to fit it all in.  That being said, if you notice I am not blogging as often as last year, this is the reason.

I can comfortably commit to continuing my post for the Creative Fingers Design Team I am on, but if there are other posts I will consider myself an overachiever.  Like all of you I still will be creating as it is my way of relaxing, but putting posts together, well that may be difficult.

I hope I can, when the right timing strikes, do some Facebook live sessions on my page.  Keep an eye out for those.  You can find my page here.

Ok now on to the specifics of the card.  The hills, heart, houses, sun are all dies cut out of varying shades of paper.  I used a white gel pen to add some interest to one of the houses and the trees.  The trees were cut with my Cricut since I don't have any tree dies.  The Home Sweet Home sentiment was written with the Cricut as well.

Once all the pieces were cut out, it was pretty quick to put together.  This could be used if you have a friend that has just moved, or you have.  Or it could be used to comfort someone who just needs someone to remind them of the comforts of home.  

I hope this inspires you to get out and create something of your own today.  

Happy New Year Y'all!

I am adding this card to the following challenge:

Lemon Shortbread Challenge: #58 Anything Goes found here.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

OddballArtCo. Christmas

Well if you have made it to this got it all accomplished!  Time to treat yourself!  Maybe a nice long soak like this young lady.  She has the right idea.  😜

As part of the design team from Creative Fingers Challenge I want to thank all of the sponsors for the year 2017!  I chose a image I had in my folders from OddballArtCo.  You can find the image here.  

I kept this card simple as I wanted the image to be the focus.  I did add this lady's list of things she accomplished to be ready for the Christmas Season.  I colored her in with Copics.

I used a 41/4 x 5 1/2 top folding card base.  I then patterned paper from a 6 x 6 patterned paper pack I have called North Country Collection by Prima.  I also added some clear gems to the top.  Hard to see them in the picture but they are there.

To keep things simple I will not be entering this card into any challenges.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Playing Around

Just a video showing some playing around I did this afternoon.  I put together some cards.  Hope you all get some new goodies under the tree.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Masculine Card Inspiration

I hope you are have had a wonderful week and weekend.  Today I wanted to share with you a card I made some time ago.  I love it's simplicity, but I also love the fact it is something you could replicate to give a thinking of you card to a man in your life.

I know these can be the hardest cards to make.  This one came together just as I was playing around.

The idea started with gears.  I always think of the men in my life when I think of anything to do with tinkering, fixing things.  Then one day I was playing with the stencils I made using my Cricut.  I spread some black paste on this bright green cardstock to see how well the stencils worked.  They worked perfectly.

Since I had this paper with the paste on it.  I added the gears I had cut with the Cricut.  The gears were a free svg file I found.  I did add a bit of purple washi at the bottom.  All of this was then added to kraft cardstock base.

Finally, I needed a sentiment.  I found this quote from 'Dead Poet's Society'.  I thought it was perfect.  The quote I put on white cardstock, and again let my Cricut to the work.  The Cricut is what wrote the quote for me.  I die cut the sentiment with a Papertrey die.  Neuvo drops in gray added the finishing touch.

I hope this card inspires you to find things in your stash to make those men in your life a card.  They like home made things too.  (Especially, if papercrafting is your hobby...they have a good idea how much you spend so they know it's special).  😉

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread Challenge:  Anything Goes found here.

Not Just Cards Challenge:  Anything Goes found here.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas gifts

 This year I wanted to do something for all my co-workers.  Something cute that doesn't break the budget.  I turned to my favorite places of course:  Youtube & Pinterest.  These magnet clothes pins that are glamed up are everywhere.  

I thought they would be perfect.  This would lead to me using my stash.  I could do these assembly style which is great to do while watching TV.
I also knew I could make the packaging super cute.  Most of my main project needs came from the Dollar Tree:  The clothes pins, the bags for packaging, and some of the embellishments.  Everything else came from what I already had or from Michael's.  The mod podge and magnets I got from Michael's using that handy 25% off my entire purchase coupon.  😉

The clothes pins were topped with either washi from my stash or paper.  A layer of glossy mod podge I added to the top for a nice shine.  I just added the magnets to finish them off.  I cut paper to pin them on.

I put four pins in the clear bags I got from Dollar Tree.  These I topped with doileys I had in my stash.  Of course, then I had to turn on the Cricut.  It was feeling left out.  So I used the Cricut to make the "For You" labels.  I felt it was missing something so I added snowflake stickers to the label as well.

Below is a video is you want a close look.  Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas ornaments

This is totally from Pinterest.  I am sure you have seen this one around.  Each year I try to make at least one new ornament for the tree.  This year I have made 4 so far.

These cute knit hats were the first three.  I used some very wide yarn I already had on hand.  Since the yarn was pretty wide it did not take many strands to cover the toilet paper cardboard roll that I cut to make the band of the hat.

Seriously, I finished all three of these in probably half an hour if that long.  I completed while watching some TV.  What new crafts are you trying out this Christmas?