Monday, September 11, 2017
I had some 6x8" canvas boards in my stash of crafting supplies, so I took them out and found some designer paper to use for the background. I glued the papers down before the class. This made the houses and other items easy to glue on using a glue stick.
I used an old stamping wheel with a cute set of houses on it and rolled them in black on different colored cardstock.
At church the kids cut them out and made their own neighborhoods. They could color in the white houses if they wanted and there were trees, clouds, dog houses, bushes and lamp post cut-outs for them. I did a lot of cutting beforehand to make the craft easier for some of the children.
Then I made the "Who is your neighbor" sign for them to put on their board. I was totally amazed at the creativity of the children. Each board had its own creative look to it. Some children even stood up the houses along a row for a 3-D effect. It was a lot of fun helping them to design their own neighborhood.
I think I'll keep this one around as a reminder of the great time that we shared together. :)
I love the yellows and navy blues in this card. I made a bunch of them as Thank you cards for some of my friends. They're each a little bit different.
I have wanted to make a Summer framed project for a couple of years. So I finally sat down and came up with something! I had a bunch of these 8 x 8" frames laying around (!), so I took the glass out of the frame and made this 3-D project.
I started out making the squares to fit into the frame. I wanted to have different sizes to give it some interest. There were some summer stamp sets that I definitely wanted to include. Don't you just love the fireflies from the Jars of Love set?
Jars of Love is also used for the lemonade and the flower arrangement within the heart, which is from the Swirly Bird framelits. The sailboat is from the Swirly set, too.
Which frame is your favorite? Have you ever made a collage frame using different stamp sets? I think it came out so nice, that now I want to work on a Fall one. :)
Monday, July 31, 2017
I guess it's the colors that drew me to this suite- I love the way these colors blend together- the browns, teals and greens. Then I think it's the cute images that are on the designer paper. You can cut them out and use them as embellishments on your cards and projects.
This first card, Happiness is a Cup of Coffee shared with a Friend, has some Espresso designer paper as the background and then the two cups of coffee that are "shared" together are set on a green striped banner to make them stand out. I added the straw, sugar cubes and a button to give this card it's cute factor. I put this card idea together myself.
here, it will give you the instructions on how to make them.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
It has cute images of paintbrushes, pens, scissors, twine and of course, a rubber stamp! It also has 3 cute sayings, but the one that I love the most is, "Do something creative every day."
The stamp image and saying really make it look crafty. Add the bow or a button for the perfect embellishment. What a great reminder to be creative, don't you think?
This week I made 3 cards featuring the Daisy Delight stamp set. I wanted to show the ladies who come over to stamp with me the diversity of the Daisy stamp. And I am loving this set.
Here is Card #2 (Card #1 is in the previous post), made with Bermuda Bay cardstock and accented with some sponging.
Friday, June 30, 2017
For this project, I used the Daisy punch and cut it in half to form a coneflower. It was stamped on the Daisy designer paper to give it a watercolor look. What do you think?
Monday, June 19, 2017
While browsing on Pinterest, I kept seeing samples using this thinlet set, So Detailed, and I thought that it just makes any card look so wonderful. I love this saying, "Everyone need a friend like you," from the Suite Sentiments stamp set and when I paired them together, I just love how this card turned out.
In my perfect dream world, I would love to send this card to every one of my friends. In reality, maybe I can just send them a link to this page and tell them that I love and appreciate them. If you are one of my friends, this page is for you. I ram really grateful for you. If you don't know me, then this page can also be for you. You are just a friend that I haven't met yet.
When I first saw the stamp set Cool Treats, I didn't think that much of it. Enter Pinterest samples, and I began to find so many cute ideas for it that I bought it. I offered a class where we made 4 cards using the pretty Tasty Treats designer paper and the Cool Treats stamp set. The strawberry paper in the set has a pretty glossy shine to it, making the card stand out even more than it appears in the photo.
The "You're Sweet" card uses punches for the saying. A cute and easy card to make. I got the idea from songofmyheartstamper.
Next, the Happiest Birthday card uses another sheet of the dsp and the layering oval framelits that I think make any saying look great. We embellished it by cutting out and adding two popsicles. This ideas is from theladyandherstamps. Cute, right?
The next two cards ideas are from prettypapercards and mystamplady.com. For the Happiest Birthday card, we stamped the cones and scoops and then cut them out and adhered them to the card. The cone in the middle has dimensionals under it to give it some pop.
I didn't have the framelits for this stamp set, so I cut out two circles for the sundae bowl on the Cherry card and cut them in half. I love how they came out. The ice cream scoops are punches and then I cut out the spoon and cherry for added interest. the saying on the inside says, "I hope your birthday is sprinkled with everything great."
I love how they all turned out. I think this was one of my favorite card classes yet. Have you tried this set? Which one is your favorite?
The first stamp set that caught my eye was the Daisy Delight bundle. I got the idea to make this little pot of flowers by Debbie Blake. I offered this project at my New Catalog Open House. All of the ladies loved it!
Then I put a dimensional between each flower and added one of the new gem embellishments to the top. I attached them to a floral wire by bending it into a circle and mounting it with some glue dots. Then I inserted them into a styrofoam floral base. I love the idea of putting the dragonfly into the flowers. It add such a nice touch, don't you think?
I stamped two of them and attached them to some floral wire also. Then I adhered the two dragonflies together so that you can see his wings from the top and from the bottom side.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Which one is one that you like the best?
I found this card idea on Pinterest (from Painted Orange blog) using the basket framelit from the Basket Builder dies and I just loved it. Of course, I had to buy the Basket Builder framelits to make this card! Ha ha.
Anyway, I just love how it came out. It looks like the basket of succulents are sitting on a shelf with a lace doily or tablecloth underneath. So pretty!
Monday, April 10, 2017
I found the idea for this card from Heidi Baks. I enjoyed using this bright and playful llama. I have a feeling you'll be seeing more of him in the future. :)
I cased this right from the Stampin Up Occasions catalog. I decorated the designer paper in a different style from the original and I'm pleased with the outcome. To make this card, use the Cupcakes and Carousel papers and stamp on them with the stamps from the dragonfly set. The card base is Bermuda Bay and the extra cut-out is from some copper paper that I had lying around.
Dragonfly set, have you tried it you? You will love the variety of things that you can do with it. :)