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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Poinsetta Stencil Embossing

My card today was done using the brass stencils, and Dreamweaver Embossing paste.  AFter I was done with the image I handcut it out and popped it onto some mats I had laying in my stash.  Just a quick card, to showcase the poinsetta.  The one on the card I used ink daubers and my ink spots.  You can also color your image with prisma color pencils and do the same technique just gives you a lighter image.  Thanks for looking and enjoy the video.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Double Double Toil & Trouble

Halloween is quickly approaching and the witches have to get all the ingredients for their witches brew.  Better be careful you never know what is lurking around.

I used Happy Hauntings, Oct 31st, and Cricut Craftroom Basics along with CCR to design this card.  I also used paper stack The DCWV The Bewitched.  I'm not a huge fan of halloween but do enjoy some of the festivites of the holiday.  Thanks for not being to scared to enter. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Love You Latte Gift Card

I used one of my cartridges that I had not used  for some time, My sister loves her coffee and is not a morning person so I thought this would be a great birthday card for her.  I plan on getting her a gift card to starbucks.

I cut the cup at 5 x 5 1/2 on CCR, Cricut cartridge Love you latte, Card base is 6 x 9.  I pop dotted the label to allow for room for the gift card, stick pins, bling for steam used my spellbinder scalloped oval for the saying on front of card. Miscellaneous coffee stamps.  Thanks for stopping to smell the coffee.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose

This project is one that everyone will love if you are doing the stick pins, you need a cute way to show them off.  You can give those cute little pins a nice cushy place to sit while waiting to be used. 

I used  an empty 2 litre coke zero bottle, some fabric, buttons, and small flowers, binding tape, dinner size round plate, saucer, and a round breath mint container.
1. Took coke bottle and cut in half, I then trimmed and rounded the back cut slits in sides and curved them and cut much lower in front. Rounded corners.
2. GLued seam binding tape to edges using the 3 n 1 glue. Fold arms down and glue.
3. Took fabric and dinner plate cut one circle, just traced around the round plate cut fabric, sew all round the edges and pull the 2 strings together add stuffing and finish after gathering. Will form the bottom cushion.
4. Take saucer and form the circle for back of chair, do the same technique for gathering for the back, stuff and finish off.
5. Trace around round breath mint container, gather and form a circle do not stuff.
6.Use piercer to polk 2 holes in side of arms on chair, run thread through from inside of chair and through the little yoyo for side pieces tie tight you will cover the knot. Polk 2 holes in back of chair and do the same for back cushion. 
7. Add embellishments from flowers to buttons, anything you want to decorate your chair with.  Now you have the cute little chair for your pins to sit patiently waiting on you.  Enjoy

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Weekend Projects

Greetings, hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend, I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days with a crafting buddy. Always a good time when spent with friends and crafting projects. The first project was stick pins as they are so much fun to make, great to add to cards and over all just fun to make and they all turn out different. I use the styrofoam cone for drying my pins. When they are wet I hang them upside down so gravity keeps them in place while glue is drying. Then I turn right side up to let me know they are ready for use.
My next project was a cute little pin cushion to keep right by my work station on my desk.  I plan on making a larger one to store all my stick pins in when making cards. I used a small picture frame for this one.
I also made a couple of cards using some stamps from Justrite, the first one is using the Alphabet Soup, I love this background stamp made by Justrite and part of the Amazing Paper Grace designs.  I also used flowers made using the Quilled Creations Dies, Justrite Ever After Antique Labels One for the Happy Anniveresary.
My last project for the weekend was a christmas card, I used stamps and dies from Justrite to make this card. Merry & Bright, and Deck the Halls.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Notepad Alternatives

Hi everyone, sorry it has been so long since I posted anything new, but I took some time away from crafting for a few days and enjoyed time at the beach.  It is a great way when you need a break to come back refreshed and rejuvenated.
My card today is done with a notepad.  While I was in Michaels I saw these really cute note pads in different shapes and colors and thought why couldn't we use them for mats on cards, maybe some of you have already done this but it was new to me so I thought I would share with you today.
This is the notepad I found resembles the spellbinder label die.  Here is the card I made using this along with a stamp from justrite called With Sympathy, and some bling, I also used the MS lattice punch, popdots,ribbon and flat pearls. The roses are from the same stamp and colored with copics and highlighted with glitter pens. Thanks for looking.