Saturday, April 19, 2014

Baby Shower Gifts

Made these for my soon to be born grandson. I can't believe he is due in two weeks. All the onesies were done with Heat Transfer Vinyl.  The nightlight is a glass block. I sprayed it with some frosting spray. I filled the block with some white iridescent tulle and some clear lights. The image on the front was cut using my Silhouette and some black 651 vinyl.

Monday, April 7, 2014

GIrls Just Want to have Fun

We are well into the busy birthday months for me so today I have a birthday card for a co-worker. I started with a white card stock card base cut and scored to make a 5" x 6 1/2" card base. I added a light aqua mat cut at 4 7/8" X 6 3/8". I used a new Anna Griffin embossing folder called Eleanors Lace and embossed a piece of lavender card stock cut at 4 3/4" X 6 1/4" using my eBosser. Got to love my eBosser. I love not cranking and it just flows through smoothly. I then used a new die I also go as part of my package with the Anna Griffin embossing folders. It was cut out of a dark turquoise card stock from my stash. I adhered my mats together with some Scotch Adhesive Dot Roller Adhesive. Kim doesn't stock them in the store (hint, hint) but she can order them and the refills for you. Okay, so call me crazy, but I really wanted that die cut image popped up!  So Kool Tak 3D Clear Foam on a Roll to the rescue! I love this product and it is one of my favorite products I have bought from Cutters Creek!! The advantage to using the Kool Tak Clear Foam is that it is clear. I also love  the one on the roll so I can cut any size I need. It worked perfect to pop up my die cut. Finally, I cut a small square piece of what card stock and used a border punch on it. Then cut a lavender piece of card stock that embossed my sentiment with Wow! embossing powder. I used Port and Brandy from a limited edition set called Girls Nigh Out! Love this embossing powder. Want me to let you in on a little secret. I could not emboss with embossing powder if my life depended on it!! UNTIL I found the Wow! embossing powder.. So this too, is one of my favorite products I have ever purchased from Cutters Creek.  If you haven't tried you, you should order a few colors and give it a try. You won't regret it! So pop on over to Cutters Creek and get your supplies ordered and start crafting!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

3d Easter Wreath

It is that time once again for a new 3D challenge over at CardzTV. The challenge is to make a 3D project for Easter. Now I thought about an Easter basket, and an Easter box to hold some candy, but then I saw this wreath in the Silhouette store and just knew it was what I wanted to make!

I cut the wreath at the default size it came up on my mat. I cut four of the circle bases and adhered them together to make sure the base was sturdy enough. I cut the leaves flowers and used a wooden skewer to curl them to make them more natural looking. I then adhered the leaves to the wreath base.

Next I cut the base layers of the eggs out of white and the decorative layers out of the Core' de nations sand able paper. I embossed each of the different decorative layered colors with different embossing folders before sanding and adhering to my eggs. I then adhered the eggs to my wreath and then the flowers.

To finish the wreath I used my Tim Holtz tiny attacher to attach a loop of ribbon to the back of the wreath so I could hang it. Using a separate piece of ribbon I tied a bow closer to the wreath. Then I use the CardzTV Going in Circles stamp set to stamp Happy Easter on a bright yellow card stock and punched it out using my 1 1/4" punch. I put the sentiment into the center of an extra flower and added a pink button. Finally I tide a tiny bow out of a scrap of the blue ribbon and attached it to my button with a glue dot.

Now it is your turn. Make a 3D project for Easter and share it with us at CardzTV. Mary is giving away a set of her stamps so be sure to get your project link for your chance to win a set of her awesome stamps!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Celebrate Spring

A friend of mine ordered several of the new Memory Box stencils by mistake thinking they were dies. When she got them she had no idea what to do with them. I told her how I would use one so she told me to take it home and make something with it and bring it to show her. So this is what I came up with.
The stencil set was called Garden Birch Trees. Cutters Creek can now order Memory Box items so ask if you would like to order this. I started with a white piece of card stock and used some Washi Tape to tape the stencil to my paper. I used my Foam blending tool and some Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Ink to create my sky. I then used Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn to create the grass on my card. When I removed the die I had these great white Birch Trees. The next step was to figure out what to add to the card. I used a stamp with a bird on a branch from Hero Arts and stamped it with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. I then used a small bird stamp and stamped it up into the trees using Broken China. Finally I add a small butterfly that I stamped in Mustard Seed Distress ink. I used my Lemon Spica pen to add some glitter to the butterfly. My sentiment was stamped with Broken China Distress Ink as well.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Baby Shower Invitations

I am only about 6 weeks away from becoming a grandma for the first time to a grandson! I am so excited. I just finished the baby shower invitations and thought I would share.

The bottle card cut is from the Silhouette store. The patterned papers are from K & Company Itsy Bitsy Baby Boy 8 1/2 X 8 1/2" paper pad. The pad contains some really cute papers. The image cuts so it will fit in a standard A2 size envelope. The sentiment on the front is an Echo Park print and cut image also in the Silhouette store. It was a lot of fun making all 16 of these. Now to see if we have enough.

Friday, March 21, 2014

3D Baby Project Challenge

It is time once again for a new 3D challenge over at CardzTV! The new challenge is to make a 3D baby project. This is what I came up with.

My 3D box is from the Baby Shower Cricut cartridge and is cut at 3  3/4". My sentiment is from the CardzTV stamp sets, Ticket Talk 2 . I cut the base layer of the baby cradle out of white. Then cut the top layer out of some blue polka dot paper. I stamped my sentiment on both sides of the cradle and then assembled it. It will be cute at the baby shower for my grandson with some little goodies tucked inside.

 While visiting CardzTV be sure to hop over to Mary's CardzTV Stamp site and get your order in for her two new stamp sets.

Now it's your turn. Get your 3D project ready and join us for this challenge!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sugar Rush 3D Blog Hop

I'm so glad you could join us today for our Sugar Rush 3D Blog Hop! So grab your favorite beverage, sit back and relax, and get ready for some fun, inspiration, and the chance to win some blog candy too! If you came from Nicole's blog you are heading in the right direction. If you just dropped by please go to Mary's blog to start the hop and visit everyone's blog.

Here's what I made for today's blog hop using Cardz TV Stamps Sugar Rush Blog Hop.

This little box is quick and easy to put together. I found the SVG file for free on the internet. I downloaded and brought it into my Silhouette software to trace and cut. The patterned paper is from the DCWV Sweet paper stack. I thought the glittery chocolate paper went will with this hops theme. The bottom of the box is made with some cream colored card stock. The box is the perfect size to hold a regular size candy bar such as a Snickers, or Milky Way. These would make great party treats.

To finish the box, I added some brown ribbon that I wrapped around the box and tied in a bow. I then added my sentiment which I stamped with some Rich Cocoa Memento ink. The sentiment reads, Chocolate is a bare necessity of life! I love this stamp set.

What's a blog hop without some blog candy!  Mary will be giving 2 sets of Cardz TV Stamps for her blog candy, so if you’re a follower of Cardz TV, just leave  a comment on her blog! Mary will use to pick a WINNER!!!!

Your next stop is Sarah's.  Below is a list of all the stops in today's Sugar Rush 3D Blog Hop. If you get lost, just come back here to check the list and find your way again!

Thank you for hopping with us today…we hope you had fun!

1. Mary -
2. Cathy -
3. Michelle -
4. Laura -
5. Karen
6. Julie-
7. Shawnee -
8. Susan -
9. Kimberly
10. Nicole -
11. Deanna
12. Sarah