Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Teachers Are A Cut Above The Rest!

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Here is a cute idea for a back to school surprise for your favorite teacher. These decoupaged scissors were pretty simple and inexpensive to make. I found the tutorial on Crap I've Made. I made just a few adjustments to the tutorial as I didn't have any E6000 or Dimensional Modge Podge. I found that Diamond Glaze worked just fine.

This is the close up of the tag.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Paper:  Bazzill, Wasau, Unknown Designer Paper, Picket Fence
Misc:  Nestabilities, scissors, ribbon, Diamond Glaze, icing bag, emery board

Sorry the pictures are kind of dark again, it's still cloudy here.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Everyday Card Set....Take 2!

I decided that I didn't like the box that I made for the Everyday Card Set in this post.  So, I used one of my favorite My Timeless Templates, From The Desk Of..., to make a new box.  This set comes with four mini file folders that I made with my Coluzzle and some RSVP pens that I altered with the matching designer paper from the cards.

I decided to add a sweet treat to this set.  I had a couple of mint tins left over and some nuggets (which I always have on hand!), so I just wrapped them in the matching paper and adhered a paper punched flower to the top.

I tied a ribbon around them, to hold them together, finished with a bow, and added a button flower.  I figure when the candy is gone, the recipient of this gift can re-use the tins for paper clips or stamps.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Handwritten Notes
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Bazzill, K & Company, Bo Bunny
Template:  My Timeless Templates-From The Desk Of...
Misc:  buttons, ribbon, RSVP Pens, mint favor tins, paper punches, silk leaves, liquid pearls, pearl swirls, seam binding, DMC floss, paper shred, Marianne Designs flower dies

Sorry the pictures are so dark. It's a cloudy rainy day here in Central Florida. It's my favorite kind of weather when it's my day off, especially when I don't have to go any where. I have my "fat" shorts on, scary movies in the dvd player, plenty of cardstock and my kitties sleeping next to me!  Life is good!

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Pop Up Gift Card Holder

This was my first attempt in making a pop up card.  My sister, Laura, made one last week when she was over, and it came out wicked cute.  So, I decided to make one, too.  The directions can be found at Paper Crafts Connections.

I made this for one of the girls at work.  Starbucks had these "summery" looking gift cards, and since we live in Florida, I thought it would be the perfect gift.

Here is a close up of the fishtail pennant.  I used the candle stump stamp by Stamps By Judith.  Diamond Glaze was added to the little circles to give them a little more dimension.  The coffee cups were cut using the Quickutz Coffee Cup Die.  The sun was made using paper punches and the sentiment is from the It's Your Birthday! stamp from Dandelion Designs.

Here is a side view of the pop up gift card holder.  I used some small brads to hold the sides together.  I originally just used some Scor-Tape, but the side kept popping open, but the brad held the sides together perfectly.

Stamps:  Dandelion Designs-It's Your Birthday, Stamps By Judith-Candle
Ink:  Versafine, Memento
Paper:  Recollections, My Mind's Eye
Misc:  Scor-Pal Buddy, Quickutz Coffee Cup Die, DMC floss, My Favorite Things Fishtail Banner Die-Namics, paper punches, brads, Scor-Tape

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Another Gift Set with JustRite!

Here is another gift set that I made to keep on hand for those last minute gifts.  I was inspired by one of my guests, where I work, who is a wonderful seamstress.  She told me about this great on-line store that carries all sorts of sewing supplies and even some scrapbook stuff.  It is called Joggles. com.  Make sure you check them out, they have some great stuff and the prices are affordable.  They even have 100% wool felt, which is what I'm looking for.

Close up of the gift bag:

Contents of this gift bag include this fun spool shaped card.  I used Liquid Pearls on the pin heads.  That stuff is AWESOME!  The flower on the pin cushion is double stamped, colored with Copics and then popped up for added dimension.  I "antiqued" the edges of all of the different papers with a sponge dauber and some brown ink.

I made up a note pad using small legal pad. 

Close up the of note pad:

Somebody wanted to be a part of the picture!  I was in a huge rush when taking the pictures as I need to get ready for work.  She did not want to move!

Stamps:  JusRite-Stitched With Love
Ink:  Versafine, Memento, Stamps by Judith
Paper:  Bazzill, Cosmo Cricket, Recollections
Misc:  DMC floss, buttons, Nestabilities, pop up dots, Copics, Diamond Glaze, Liquid Pearls, paper sack, notepad, Scor-Tape, Score-Pal Buddy, paper punch, paper edger

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

JustRite Gift Set

I love to make little gift sets. They are perfect to keep on hand just in case you need a last minute gift. This pretty little set is perfect gift for any lovely lady!

Here is a close up of the front of the gift bag.

Contents of the bag include a pretty card...

and a matching note pad.

Stamps:  JustRite-Just A Note Set
Paper:  Wasua, Prima, Recollections
Ink:  Versafine
Misc:  Paper sack paper punches, pearls, ribbon, note pad, corner rounder, Nestabilities, pop up dots

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Enjoy Every Moment

I seem to be having problems with my mojo lately. I spent four hours last night trying to make a cupcake shaped box. All I got was a trash can full of crumpled up cardstock!

I did manage to make this card, it did take me longer than usual though! Laura and I went to Violettes and I picked up this super cute My Favorite Things Enjoy Every Moment set. The flowers were made using paper punches and some vintage looking buttons. The scalloped border strip was cut using the scallop Die-Namics die.

Stamps: My Favorite Things-Enjoy Every Moment
Ink: Memento
Paper: Recollections, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye Stella Rose
Misc: Ribbon, buttons, sewing machine, paper punches, pop up dots,  Scallop Die-Namics, Copics

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

More Backpacks!

Diana Crick, Inventor of the Scor-Pal, contacted me about putting my Father's Day Backpack in one of her Scor-Pal books! I am just so excited!! I sent the original one to my Dad, so I had to make up a tutorial. I tweaked it a little bit to make it easier to put together. During this process, I made a few more to try out my results.

I sometimes have trouble thinking up projects for boys. So, I thought that a safari themed backpack would be a great way to package some party favors or a small gift for a young man. The lion punch art was cased from Angie Kennedy Juda.

Target already has school supplies out. So, in preparation for the first day of school I made this teacher backpack for my favorite teacher. It would also make a great first day gift for a student. Here are the side/back views as well.

Last but not least, I decided to make a pretty one that would be perfect to give to for a birthday, thank you, or any occasion.

Stamps: My Favorite Things-Emma and her Backpack, My Time Made Easy-Just For You
Ink: Versafine, Memento, Stamps by Judith
Paper:  Bo Bunny, Crate Paper, Bazzill, October Afternoon, Recollections, Debbie Mumm
Misc: Brads, ribbon, Copics, pop up dots, clear acetate, Nestabilities, magnets, Sizzlet leaf die, paper punches, paper roses, half pearls

I hope Diana likes them.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

If You Can Make A Girl Laugh...

Here is a card I made while I should have doing laundry!

Stamps: My Favorite Things-Girls' Rule and Framed Greetings
Ink: Memento, Versafine, Versamagic, Tim Holtz
Paper: Core-dinations, Paper Pizazz, Wasau, Recollections, Picket Fence
Misc: MFT Die-Namics Framed Greetings Die, Prima Flowers, ribbon, Copics, pop up dots, half pearls

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Friday, July 8, 2011

It's A Fancy Nancy Birthday Party!

Bonjour!  (that's fancy for hello!)

I am helping a friend make some goodies for her daughter's birthday party.  The theme is Fancy Nancy!  Here are some of the ideas I made for party favors for all of the little fancy ladies that  will be attending this fancy gala!

There is a little purse that was made using one of Lauren Meader's My Timeless Templates. The template is called "Purse-onality Clutch" and it can be downloaded/purchased at Papertrey Ink. A water bottle holder with a drink mix packet decorated with fancy doilies provides a fun and easy way to provide beverages. What little girl wouldn't love this tiny decorated tissue box for their bedroom?

I also made a cupcake topper with flowers and butterflies, some of Fancy Nancy's favorite things! I will personalize the back of the cupcake topper with the little girl's name.

I bought/download these great Fancy Nancy images from Etsy. You can find the listing here.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day! This is one of my favorite holidays. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day of cookouts and family fun. I am looking forward to the fireworks tonight. I rearranged my crafty space in my bedroom, so I can see the fireworks at Tigertown tonight. I've been doing a lot of moaning and groaning today. I must of worked like 100 hours this weekend and every part of my body hurts!

Something very exciting happened to me. I was chosen as the Pick Of The Week over Bitten By The Bug 2 Challenge: Hanging With My Gnomies! I saw it last night, when I finally got home from the long weekend working. I'm so excited and honored that I was picked out from all the great submissions. If you missed my post on the submission, you can check it out here.

Here is a simple card I made to celebrate the 4th of July. I just love that quote.

Stamp: Verses-Will Rogers quote
Ink: Versafine
Paper: October Afternoon, Recollections
Misc: The Cat's Pajamas Easy Rosette Die, half pearls, ribbon, star brads, pop up dots, paper punch

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