Sunday, May 26, 2013

Button Flower Shaker

April showers bring May flowers...we have had a lot of rain here in Florida lately.  The other day, it was raining outside my living room window, but the sun was shining through my bedroom window!  But, now it's sunny and very hot!  Oh well, at least it's not snowing!
I've been on a flower making trend lately.  I thought this little vase, made out of a salt/pepper shaker, would look good in my Mom's bathroom.
I filled a shaker with pearl beads.  The flowers were made using Papertrey Ink Button Dies, Beautiful Blooms #2 Dies, thin wire, and some buttons.

Paper:  Theresa Colllins
Misc:  Shaker, ribbon, pearls, buttons, wire, Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms and Button Dies, pop up dots
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Snow Globe Style Gift Card Holder

Snow globes are not just for winter!  I needed a fun way to present a gift card for a birthday gift.  After searching on Pinterest, I found some cool snow globes made with mason jars, so I decided to design my own style.
The jar is actually a plastic scrapbook container that I purchased as part of a three pack at Michaels. 

I made a little pocket to hold the gift card and hot glued it to the lid of the jar.  Then, I hot glued some kraft paper shred to represent the ground.  Using my Paper Dolls Dress Up Cricut Cartridge, I cut the tree out and attached it with pop up dots the gift card.  The tent was cut free hand, and also attached with pop up dots.  The little sign was cut out of the designer paper.

I cut the stars using the My Favorite Things Stacking Stars Die-Namics.  The moon was cut using circle paper punches.  The are attached to the top of the "globe" with thin strips of clear acetate and transparent scotch tape.

Sorry the pictures are kind of cruddy, it's really hard to take pictures with out the glare from the plastic!  I must of taken 100 pictures, and believe it or not, these are the best!
Paper:  Echo Park, Bazzill
Ink:  Memento
Misc:  Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge, paper shred, hot glue gun, pop up dots, plastic jar, clear acetate, scotch tape, My Favorite Things Stacking Stars Die-Namics, paper punches, wooden skewer
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Friday, May 10, 2013

A Chicken For Mother's Day

You guessed it, another card for my Mom!  She loves chickens and I saw this card on Pinterest, so I had to make it.
The wing and the crowny thing was made using heart Nestabilities and the beak and waddle were cut free hand.
Stamps:  Dandelion Designs-Sentiment
Ink:  Tim Holtz and Memento
Paper:  October Afternoon, Bazzill
Misc:  Lace, Nestabilities, button, pearl cotton
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Wishing Mom A Beautiful Day

Yes, it's another card for my Mom! 
I used lots of layers, lots of colors, lots of buttons, and lots of flowers! 
I used the Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge to make the flowers.  The doily, in the background, was cut out using my Cricut and the Theresa Collins Doily available as a digital download from Cricut.
Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Big Greetings
Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Bazzill, Echo Park
Ink:  Versafine, Color Box  Versa Color
Misc:  Pearls, buttons, wire, pop up dots, ribbon, Cricut Sweet Treats Cartridge, washi tape, silk flowers, Papertrey Ink Alphabet Dies, paper punches, tag
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