Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentine Jars

I made these Valentine's Day Jars with matching tags for my family.  I used one of Michelle Wooderson's posts as my inspiration.  You can see it here.

I used my Gypsy/Cricut to cut the tags.  The little jar was cut out using the Papertrey Ink Jar Die and then stamped using the Friendship Jar Summer Fillers Stamp Set. Tthe pinked square is from Papertrey Ink.  I crocheted the little heart, added a button and tied it of with some baker's twine.  The receipients name was stamped onto a piece of cardstock that was die cut with the Papertrey Ink Double Ended Pennant Die.  It was embellished with some little glitter hearts and attached with a red heart paper clip. 

I cut a square of fabric to cover the top of the jar and then screwed the lid on.  The tag is attached with a strip of red fabric tied in a bow.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Friendship Jar Summer Fillers
Ink: Versafine, Colorbox
Paper:  Bazzill, Martha Stewart, Wasau
Misc:  Papertrey Ink Dies-Jar-Pinked Square- Double Ended Pennant, crocheted heart, Cricut/Gypsy, heart stickers, red  heart paperclips, baker's twine, buttons, fabric, mason jar, candy, paper shred

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine Swap Cards

My Mom is participating in a Valentine's Day Card Swap, so I made up ten cards for her.  That sounds kind of funny, she is participating in the swap, and I made the cards! 

I wanted to do something quick, easy, and had a "vintagey" feel.  The actual card is made with kraft cardstock.  I adhered some ledger paper (both ivory and pink) to the front.  Using paper punches and Nestabilities, I cut out a bunch of hearts and just attached them to the card.  I added some pearl cotton, buttons and some half pearls to finish them up.

I was able to use a lot of scraps on these cards, including some Christmas paper!

Paper:  October Afternoon, Recollections, We R Memory Keepers, Pebbles
Misc:  Nestabilities, half pearls, paper punches, buttons, pearl cotton

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Birthday with Noble Tilda!

This is the card and gift bag that I made for my Mom for her Birthday.  I've been on a crochet "kick", making lots of little flowers and hearts for Valentine's Day.  One of my regular guests at work made these cute little tatted butterflies, so I decided to incorporate both of these on my card. 

Noble Tilda was colored with Copics and her dress is paper pieced.   I used the My Favorite Things Die-Namics Rolled Roses Die to make the little flowers.  The banner was made with Papertrey Ink Double Ended Banner Die and the Handwritten Notes Stamp set.

The gift bag was made using the Papertrey Ink Front & Center #1 Die and a paper lunch sack.

Close up of the card:

Stamps:   Magnolia-Noble Tilda and Papertrey Ink-Handwritten Notes
Ink:  Versafine, Memento
Paper:  Bazzill, Wasau, Pebbles, Bella Blvd.
Misc:  Crocheted flowers, tatted butterflies, half pearls, Copics, Nestabilities, pop up dots, Papertrey Ink Double Ended Banner and Front & Center #1 Dies, My Favorite Things Rolled Roses and Scallop Border Die-Namics, buttons, white gel pen, lunch sack, paper punch

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Another Ugly Card

I had great aspirations for this card, but it came out really hideous!  I saw something similar in a magazine, and it was a really beautiful card.  But, my came out incredibly ugly! 

I used the Sizzix Sizzlit Decorative Strip Die Scallops Giant to make the scallops.  I tied a bow around the card and added a rhinestone flower.  The sentiment is stamped on a Papertrey Ink Pennant Die cut.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Blooming Button Bits (sentiment)
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Wasua, Making Memories
Misc:  Ribbon, rhinestone flower, Sizzix Sizzlit Scallops Strip Die, Papertrey Ink Pennant Die

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Simple Things Gift Bag Set

Here is a little gift bag/card set that can be used for any occassion.  I used the Papertrey Ink Front & Center #1 Die to make the bag front and back.  This die is awesome!  You just cut a front and back and then sandwich a lunch sack in the middle and presto!  you have a little gift bag. I cut the lunch sack down to 5 inches and then adhered the front and back pieces.  Some ribbon, a homemade crocheted flower and a wooden button completed this gift bag.

To make the matching card, I used the Hero Arts Time To Enjoy stamp for the sentiment.  I added a few paper punched daisies to frame the sentiment.

Stamps:  Hero Arts-Take Time To Enjoy
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Jillibean Soup, Bazzill, Wasau
Misc:  Ribbon, crocheted flower, button, DMC floss, paper punches, pop up dots, lunch sack

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Wishing You A Beautiful Day

I saw this sketch in the Card Ideas for Paper Crafters magazine.  I used My Favorite Things Die-Namics Butterflies and the Framed Greetings set for the sentment.  The butterflies are attached with pop up dots to give a little added dimension.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Framed Greetings
Ink:  Tim Holtz, Versafine
Paper:  October Afternoon, My Mind's Eye, Bazzill
Misc:  Nestabilities, half pearls, pop up dots, My Favorite Things Die-Namics Butterflies

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sweetie Tilda

I love the sweet little face of the Tilda stamps.  I though this little Tilda would be perfect with the Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends Mini Deck.  I colored her in with the Copics and then paper pieced her dress.  I added some tiny pearls to make a necklace.

The flowers are paper punched and then spritzed with a little glitter spray.  A few buttons, some more little pearls, and some ribbon completed my card.

Stamp:  Magnolia-Sweetie Tilda
Ink:  Memento
Paper:  Bazzill, Cosmo Cricket
Misc:  Copics, pearls, corner rounder, flower paper punch, leaf punch, Nestabilities, pop up dots, ribbon, buttons

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Big Thank You

I call this my "scrap" card.  I used all scraps of paper, lace, and ric rak to make this card.  The paper is from the October Afternoon Modern Homemaker collection.  Using some leftover lace, I made a little rosette and added a button center.  The sentiment is from  Papertrey Ink Think Big Favorites #1 stamp set.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Think Big Favorites #1
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  October Afternoon, Bazzill
Misc:  Sewing machine, lace, ric rak, button

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Simple Joys

For this card, I drew inspiration from Maria Gurnsey's card, A Moment in Time, in the Card Ideas for Paper Crafts Magazine.  I changed the color scheme to make it a little more "springy".  My card stash is really depleted, so I thought this would be perfect for any occasion card.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Green Thumb
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Papertrey Ink, My Mind's Eye, Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Company
Misc:  Papertrey Ink Flower Dies, buttons, DMC floss, ribbon, sewing machine, pop up dots

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