Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hoppy Easter Boxes

Here is my version of Easter Baskets for my Dad and Stepmother this year.  I'm always looking for new and fun ways to package gifts.  So, I thought I would use Becky Robert's Valentine Box Tutorial for an Easter Treat.  You can find her tutorial on her blog, Inking Idaho, here.  The are very easy and fun to make. 

To make the tag, I used the Cracked Up Bunny stamp by Purple Onion.  I stamped the bunny twice, colored it with Copics, layered it foam tape, and did a little paper piecing.  The tag is cut from Nestabilities and the grass is cut using a My Favorite Things Die-Namics.

When I went to make the dividers, I made a mistake scoring, so instead of throwing it out and starting over, I just made an extra divider for more candy!  I put some paper shred in the the little dividers and then added my candy.

I used some elastic gold cord to hold the lid on the box.

Stamps:  Purple Onion Designs-Cracked Bunny, Jo Ann Fabrics-Alphabet
Ink:  Versafine, Memento, Tim Holtz
Paper:  Recollections, My Mind's Eye, K & Company, Wasau
Misc:  Clear acetate, pop up tape, paper punch, Papertrey Ink Double Ended Banner Die, My Favorite Things Grass Die-Namic, Nestabilties Tag Die, Copics, gold elastic cord, paper shred, candy, Scor-Pal, jute, oval paper punch

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Scrap Tags

Here are a few tags I made up using some scraps of paper I have in my stash.  I cut the tags out using my Cricut.  Then, I just adhered some strips of different designer papers and a die cut from Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #3 Die.  A little machine stitching and they were done.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Easter Pillow Boxes

My poor sister is back in the hospital again.  She had an unexpected complication and within 3 days of her release, she was rushed back to ICU.  It's been a very scary week for us, but she is slowly on the mend, thank goodness. 

I made these little pillowboxes with the Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge and my Gypsy.  The stamps (both bunny and the sentiment) are from Dandelion Designs.  I colored the bunny using Copics.   I wrapped a doily around the pillow box and then attached a little scalloped rectangle I cut using the Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #3 Die.  A little baker's twine and a button completed my pillow box.


Stamps:  Dandelion Designs-Bunny and Sentiment
Ink:  Versafine, Memento
Paper:  Echo Park, Recollections
Misc:  Cricut Wrap It Up Cartridge, doily, pop up dots, baker's twine, button, Copics, Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #3 Die

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Vintage Style Library Card "Card"

 I think I've had the Coluzzle Library Card Template and Stamp for a zillion years now, I finally dusted it off and used it!  I stamped on the card on a piece of pink cardstock.  For the pocket/envelope, I did some minor surgery on a medium glassine bag to accommodate my card.  A few doilies, crocheted flowers, a little seam binding, a little bling and my card was done.

Stamps: Coluzzle-Library Card
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Bazill, Recollections
Misc:  Crochet flowers, buttons Papertrey Ink Double Banner Die, Recollections Rhinestone Swirl, seam binding, circle paper punch, doilies, glassine bag, lace

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bunny Mason Jar

I thought up this idea while I was waiting at the hospital for my sister to get out of surgery.  Laura introduced me to rubber stamping/scrapbooking/papercrafting world a few years ago. 

I had some leftover mason jars, so with my Cricut and some paper punches, I made this Easter Bunny.  Then, I thought that the Papertrey Ink Jar die would make the perfect tag.  I used the smaller jar die to make the tag.  I stamped the jar outline on both sides of the paper.  Again, a few paper punches and my Cricut, I made my little bunny head for the tag.  On the back of the tag, I added a little pom pom for the tail so it would look like the jar.  I stamped her name on a strip of paper and added a button.  The tag is attached to the bow with a mini clothespin that I sponged with some white ink to give it a white washed appearance.

The back of the tag:

I filled the jar with some paper shred and a bunch of candy.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Summer Friendship Jar Fillers, Joann Fabrics-Alphabet
Ink:  Versafine, Colorbox
Paper:  Recollections, Echo Park
Misc:  Pom poms, ribbon fabric square, pop up dots, Cricut Bags, Tags & More Cartridge, mason jar, paper punches, mini clothespin, candy, paper shred, sticky strip, black Sharpie pen, pink chalk

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Another Button Card

Here is another little gift I made for my sister. My brother in law and I are in the waiting room while she has her surgery.
I bought this little pail at the Target Dollar Spot, I think last Christmas. It is filled with some Easter Pretzel M & M's.  The tag is made using the Papertrey Ink Button Boutique stamp/die set.  The flower stems are from the Flower Fusion #1 set.  I cut the button card out of a chipboard coaster as well as the piece of clear acetate.  To jazz up my button card/tag a little I tied a pretty white shear bow on the handle.  The sentiment, from the Papertrey Ink Spring Friendship Jar Fillers, is stamped onto a little tag.  The tag is attached to the bow with pearl "bedazzled" mini clothespin.

For the top, I cut a little doily with a Martha Stewart punch.  I added a few more little pearls and another crocheted flower.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Spring Friendship Jar Fillers and Button Boutique
Ink:  Versafine, Memento
Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Misc:  Ribbon, clear bucket, tiny clothespin, pearls, pop up dots, crocheted heart and flowers, pop up dots, paper punch, chipboard coaster, clear acetate

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

MFTWSC62-Emma and Her Backpack

Here is my entry for the Weekly Sketch Challenge over at My Favorite Things.    You can find all of the details here.  This weeks sketch is:

I made this card for my sister, Laura, who is also a teacher.  She is having surgery on Monday.  I'm going to bring it to her when I go visit.

I used the Emma and Her Backpack set for this card.  I colored Emma with Copics and then paper pieced her dress and backpack. Diamond Glaze was added to her shoes.   I wanted to add a pencil fence, but since I didn't have a fence die (and since I'm trying not to spend any extra money because I am planning on moving soon), I used my Stampin' Up Word Window Punch to make all of the little pencils.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Emma and Her Backpack
Ink:  Versafine, Memento, Tim Holtz
Paper:  Graphic 45-An ABC Primer
Misc:  Copics, Stampin' Up Word Window Punch, DMC Floss, heart punch Diamond Glaze, pop up dots

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Buttons and Butterflies Kit/Etsy Shop Update

***The kits are now listed in my Etsy Shop***

I had so much fun making the button cards for the Buttons and Butterflies Cards post, that I decided to whip up some quick kits for my Etsy Shop.

Each kit comes with:
*1 Button Card with four handmade embellishments
*2 Small Clothespins
*3 yds. of hand dyed yellow seam binding
* 4 Tags ( 1 large white, 1 small white, 1 large yellow, 1 small yellow)
*2 Banner labels in aqua
*2 layered butterfly vellum embellishments, 1 yellow and 1 aqua
*1 vellum bag (2 1/2 inches x 6 3/4 inches)
* 1 white paper sack  (4 inches x 6 3/4 inches)
*Each kit is packed in a small kraft paper sack (6 1/4 inches x 10 inches)

For some reason, I can't count, so there are a few extra tags in each of the kits, but they are not pictured there.  Each Button and Butterfly Card is individually and uniquely made, so they are all a little different.

Here is a little tag I made using the crocheted flower.  I used some the flowers from the Papertrey Ink Vintage Picnic stamp set and some white ink to stamp the background on the yellow tag.  Using some scraps of paper from my stash, I layered on them on the edge of the small white tag.  I stamped the sentiment from an A Muse stamp on one of the banner strips, wrapped it around the tag.  The small clothespin was covered with a strip of paper (again from my stash) and covered with a little Modge Podge.   I added some Hershey Miniatures into the the vellum bag and attached it to the tag with my clothespin.  Easy!

For this tag, I used the same flower stamp to stamp the background onto the large white tag.   I added a little machine stitching to the bottom of the yellow tag.  The sentiment from the Papertrey Ink Button Boutique stamp set was  stamped on one of the banners.  I trimmed the banner down and re-cut the notch to make the banner to fit the tag.  I used one of the layered vellum butterfly embellishments on this tag and added a button for the center.  This tag was attached to the white paper sack using a clothespin that I also covered with some scraps and Modge Podge.

Now, if you want to give this kit a gift or you want to re-use the paper bag that the kit was packed in, here is an example.  I used a border punch to add a decorative edge to the top of the paper bag.  I wrapped  a piece of the hand dyed seam binding around the bag and tied the button card onto the front.  Then, I added one of the layered vellum butterflies to the center of the bow.

These are just a few ideas, but the possibilities are countless!  There are a limited number of these kits, once they are gone...they are gone!  I will be listing them in my Etsy Shop today, so make sure you check back later.

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Butterflies and Button Cards

I'm totally "hooked" on crocheting these little flowers and hearts.  I thought they would look perfect with the Papertrey Ink Button Boutique Button Cards.  The button cards were cut with the matching die and stamped.  Then a clear piece of acetate was cut using the die, the embellishments are attached to the acetate, so they can be used on another project.  Make sense?  No, but I got the idea from Maile Belles, you can check out her instructions here.

Here are a few projects/gift ideas I made using the button card embellishments:

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Button Boutique, A Muse-To One Of My Favorite Peeps
Ink:  Stamps by Judith, Versafine
Paper:  Papertrey Ink, Wasau, October Afternoon, K & Company, Bazzill, Recollections
Misc:  Paper sack, vellum bag, mini clothespins, crocheted flowers and hearts, seam binding, clear acetate, pop up dots, buttons, baker's twine, pearls, Papertrey Ink double banner die, Modge Podge, DMC floss, paper punches

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Swiss Miss Rosalie

Here is a card I made up yesterday before I went to work.  It's kind of hard to tell in the picture, but the polka dotted paper in the background is a mint green and the button matches.  I still have not mastered how to take pictures of pink/red, they just don't come very good (insert sad face here!).

Stamps:  C.C. Designs:  Swiss Miss Rosalie, Papertrey Ink:  Friendship Jar Spring Fillers
Ink:  Versafine, Memento
Paper:  Jilli Bean Soup, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye
Misc:  Nestabilities, button, baker's twine, My Favorite Things Fish Tail Banner Die, lace, seam binding, pop up dots, Copics

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