Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sunflower Tag with Prima Doll

I'm in a monthly  project exchange with a good friend and this month we made tags using our Prima doll stamps.  This is the front and back of the tag I sent to Judy.:

 At the top of the tag, I tied a fluffy bow with crinkled seam binding.  The front of the tag is covered with paper from Graphic 45.   I layered on some flourishes cut from green card stock.  A few rhinestones were added to the flourishes.  Small sunflowers were added to the side of the tag.  The doll was colored with Copics and her dress was paper pieced using denim patterned paper.  At the bottom of the tag I gathered some dark yellow lace trim and layered some green crocheted trim on top.  A string of rhinestones was added to the trim.

 The back of the tag was covered with black card stock.  I added another green flourish and embellished with some sunflower stickers.  The same trims used on the front of the tag were added to the bottom.  I tucked a stamped sentiment into the flourish.

For July we will be exchanging tag books made with the WRMK envelope punch board.  I will post my project here after she receives it.

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Prima Mini Shadow Box

This sweet little shadow box was made for a friend on You Tube .  She and her family just moved into their first house and she will have her very own craft room!    She likes shabby chic, so I pulled out a 6 x 6 Prima pad called "Lyric" and lots of embellishments.  The box had wood veneers inside, so after emptying it I painted it with white gesso.  Then the decorating and embellishing began and here is the result.  (She saw a sneak peek of it and loves it!  Yeah!)

 Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Birthday Cards for a Swap

I made these cards for a swap on Splitcoaststampers:

 Thanks for looking!
Off to create some more!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Charlotte's Web?

I joined a fun swap on Splitcoaststampers where we were to make a card inspired by a movie.  I chose Charlotte's Web.  I enjoyed reading this classic story to my third grade students every year when I was still teaching.

Since I would be using s spider and a web and I didn't want the colors to resemble Halloween,  I kept the color combo to pink and white.

I cut the web shaped card using the Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge.  I cut it at 5" and then trimmed it down a bit to fit on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 pink base.  The spider is a stamp from D.O.T.S. and was punched out and layered.

I repeated the spider for the inside of the card and also added Wilbur standing on a clump of grass.  I love the punny sentiment! 

 Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Flip It Flower Card

This card was so much fun to make that I quickly made several.  I used a Sizzix Flit It Flower die from Karen Burniston .  The denim paper is from DCWV and all other card stock is SU.  Here is the flower when closed:

And when you pull down on the stem the flower opens!  So fun!  I added some glitter alpha stickers to spell "Hi".

 Thanks for looking!
Off to create some more!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Christmas 3D Box Cards

Here are five 3D box cards in a Christmas theme that I made for a swap on Splitcoaststampers.  I used mostly leftover embellishments and all patterned papers are from various October Afternoon Christmas collections.   When folded flat these measure 4" x 4", so will fit into an A2 size envelope for mailing.

These are fun to make and don't take much time.  Warning!  Can be addicitng!

 Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Altered Clothespins

I joined my first "Give It A Try" swap over at Mini Album Scraps.  We are to make three sets of altered clothespins, with three clothespins per set.  Each set needs to be in a coordinating theme and we are to make a chipboard element on which to store them.  The clothespins can be painted, stamped, or covered with paper and then each one should have some kind of embellishment.

Here are my three sets:

 I painted the clothespins with gesso and then covered each with patterned papers, front and back.  I sanded the edges of the paper and then sponged the edges with distress ink.  For the top two sets, I used matching chipboard elements and/or cut aparts from the paper collections to embellish.  The third set I used shaped brads and found paper in my stash to color coordinate.  One clothespin in each set has a charm dangling from the top edge and ribbon or fibers tied onto the jump ring.  Set one has an envelope charm, set two has a butterfly charm, and set three has a sun hat.

Each set is on a chipboard tag cut with a Sizzix die and both are sides covered with patterned papers. I didn't take photos of the back sides, but each one was covered with black with white polka dot paper, similar to the clothespins in set three.

These were so much fun to make and not too time-consuming!

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

3D Halloween Card

I made five of these 3D cards for a swap on Splitcoaststampers.  When folded flat they measure 4x4 and will fit into a regular A2 envelope.  They begin with a piece of card stock measuring 4 x 8 1/2. 

I used papers from Graphic 45 and miscellaneous embellishments from my stash.



 I'll be showing some Christmas themed 3D cards in a future post.

Thanks for looking!

 Off to create some more!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hey Friend

This simple card was made using the papers, stamps, and embellishments from the June Simon Says Stamps Card Kit.  I thought I'd give these card kits a try for awhile.  Not sure how long I'll stay subscribed, but I love getting packages in the mail!

 Thanks for looking!
Off to create some more!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Screen Fold Card

 I had so much fun making this card that I made two!  The base is a dark brown textured card stock.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch across the top and then used Viva Gold Metallic Rub on the border, folds, and lower cut outs of the card.  The lower part of the screen was created using a label punch.  The paper is from DCWV called Gilded Orchard and is layered on top of some gold textured paper..  The stamp is from Hero Arts.  The beaded flower brads are from K & Co,

 Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Altered Mini Notebooks

I've had these purse sized notebooks in my stash for quite awhile and got tired of moving them from one place to another.  So I altered them and now they reside in my RAK basket to give as a little giftie to four someones.  The covers are texutreed and feel like handmade paper.  I didn't want to completely cover the beautiful papers, so I chose to make belly bands.  I used some paper from a 6 x 6 Prima paper pad called En Francais.  Scattered throughout the notebook are little cut apart images from the paper pad.  I ran them through the Xyron X to make them into stickers.  So the recipient will come across a surprise every now and then when using the note pad.

 Thanks for looking!
Off to create some more!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Gatefold Easel Card

I'm in a monthly card exchange with a dear friend from You Tube.  We have been exchanging cards for a couple of months now and each month we take turns choosing a theme.  It was my turn to choose the theme this month and I went with: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

I made Jill a gatefold easel card this month using a paper and embellishment collection from My Minds Eye.  Here is the front of the card with a belly band to keep it closed, as it is heavily embellished:

Here it is with the band off and the gates open:

 And with the easel set up:

 This card was so much fun to make and embellish!  The card stock used was from SU.  The background piece on the easel is watercolor paper.  I used paint dabbers directly on an embossing folder to create the subtle background.  Washi tape was used on the edges of the card and the sides of the belly band.

Thanks for looking!

 Off to create some more!


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