Thursday, February 19, 2015

Get Well Card

I made this card last night for a friend that is recovering from surgery. I hope it helps to brighten her day.
I didn't have any matching ribbon so I pulled out my Craftwell eBrush and my Copic Marker and made it. Other items used are listed at the bottom.
 Inside
Items used: Spellbinders Elegant Labels 4
                  JustRite Stamp - Chicken Soup Labels 4
                  Ebosser
                  Silhouette Cameo
                  Craftwell eBrush
                  Copic Marker B04

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Card

I made this card using a Dollar Tree Window Cling Decorations for the Valentine Box, then I embossed the background strip with the Darice Hearts and Swirls folder. The phrase is from the Silhouette Store. I was going for a masculine look with this even though it has some pink in it. It's for my husband so hopefully it will be ok.

here's a close-up of the window cling. I trimmed around the edges and glued it to the card stock.
Here's the inside. The heart border was cut on the Brother Scan N Cut.
This is the set I will be giving to my hubby for Valentine's Day along with a special dinner.
He deserves it!
It matches the Treat Cards I posted yesterday.
See you again soon!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Victorian Romance Valentine Day Card

For this card I used the Cricut Victorian Romance Cartridge. I have owned this cartridge for years and have never used it. This year I decided to make myself use it. I love how it turned out. 
This is the inside
Items used: Cricut Victorian Romance Cartridge
                  Martha Stewart Holidays Paper Pack
                  Cricut Explore



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentine Crayon and Sucker Cards

Okay,  I made a lot V-Day gifts....for girls. I forgot about two special little boys, KJ and Sean (my employee's sons whom I've known all their lives) so I came home tonight to make them some quick cards.

I want to thank my friend Kat Schriber for posting the file for the Valentine Crayon Card so I wouldn't have to spend to much time trying to design something. I did change them up a bit though. The original card file calls for 2 crayon holders. I changed mine to 3 crayons to give KJ (age 4) enough colors to color the TMNT.  I also made the image a lot larger to give him more room to color. I also decided to change up the one for Sean because he is 10 years old and probably doesn't want crayons. I substituted suckers on his card. I know he likes candy!
I also added a TMNT on the back of KJ's card so he can see what colors he needs to use. He probably won't because he's only four, but it's worth a try. LOL!!
Close up shot 1
 Close up 2
I hope they enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine's Day Lollipop Treat

It's time time of year again!! Love is in the air! 
I guess you can tell that I love Valentine's Day!

These lollipop card idea was 100% scraplifted from Pinterest!! No shame! 

I used my new Brother Scan N Cut for the scalloped edge cards, then I used my Stampin Up Heart Punch and Treat Cups. I got the popsicle sticks from Dollar Tree and colored them with my eBrush and Copic Markers.

I cut 3 scalloped cards on the Brother Scan and Cut. One at 2.75 in, and two at 3 inches. I punched the smaller scalloped card with the Heart punch, inserted the treat cup, filled it with M & Ms and then placed the background scallop on top of it. (I forgot to take pictures of this process, sorry). Then I took some Terrifically Tack Tape and put the popsicle stick in the center back.  I used my ATG to put tape on all four corners of the solid colored scalloped card (this will be the back) and adhered it to the background scallop.
 Side view
 You can use the back to add "To" and "From" to turn these into gifts for the kiddies.

Thanks for dropping by.



Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine Lip Balm Pops!

Since I have about a bazillion lip balms I decided to try to do some more Valentine's Day goodies with them.

These were very easy to make. I used Dollar Tree clear wrap and ribbon. I did a print and cut for the labels. Easy Peasy!!
View 1
 View 2
 View 3

 Here's how I did them. I got these straws from Michael's clearance section for 59¢.
 Split the top and fold down
 Hot glue to the bottom of the lip balm

 That's it! Finish with wrap and ribbon
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Valentine's Day Ideas

This is one of my favorite times of the year for crafting. I love Valentine's Day!

I got the bulbs from Hobby Lobby and the twine, heart embellishments and washi tape from Dollar Tree.  I used my Cameo for the Sunshine and label.
Top View

I will be giving these out to my staff.

Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Quick gifts: Personalized Journal and Bag

I may be late to the party but I know I'm not alone. If you don't have the Dritz Mini Iron, you need to get it ASAP! It's powerful and gets very hot. It's perfect for small projects and when you don't (in my case) feel like pulling out your iron or heat press for something so small.  I did this fabric Journal for my friend, Treva, in a snap.
I cut out the HTV (heat transfer vinyl) with my Cameo, pulled out the parchment paper and a few minutes later I had created this personalized Journal and bag for a gift. ( The bag is regular vinyl because it is plastic.)
 This is the Journal before. Just plain and boring.
Just adding a simple monogram  makes the Journal look so much better.  Make sure you used parchment paper or a teflon sheet over the HTV.
Close up of the bag with the monogram.
Here is an actual picture of the iron. They are $29.99 at Joanns. I got mine with a 50% off coupon. 
***Update!!!!!  I was just informed that they are now 39.99 at Joanns.***
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Blinged Out Flower Pot Bubblegum Machine

I made this bubblegum machine candy holder using mostly items from Dollar Tree.
The glitter was hard to photograph but trust me, there is a ton of glitter on this baby!
The flower pot, vase and lip balm came from DT but I had to get the lids from Michaels. I actually ended up getting two different size lids because the smaller lid kept falling off.
The instructions call for a wooden ball for the handle on top. I could only find bags of wooden balls or single ones for 3.99. I knew I would probably never, ever used the balls again and I didn't want to pay that much for a one time use, so I came up with an alternative method.  I have quite a few lip balms from Dollar Tree so I popped out the lip balm and used the container for the handle.
 I glued the top together and used Modge Podge to coat and add the dreaded glitter. (I hate working with glitter!!!)
 Here's the evil red stuff being applied to the lip balm container.
I cut a spout out of card board and molded it to form the shape, then I glued it to the flower pot.
Next, I started applying Modge Podge to the flower pot and lids and then on to the tedious task of applying the glitter. I let it dry between each coat of Modge Podge and glitter. 
Here's the pot before the bling.
Here's the double lids
And the finished product.  Three coats of Modge Podge and glitter and of course bling!!I may have went a little over the top with the bling, but I love it!!
Thanks for stopping by, oh and a shout out to my friend Helen for replenishing my bling stash!!!
Love ya!!!


Sunday, January 4, 2015

You're the Balm!!! Lip balm Valentine's Day Cards

I'm having way too much fun with these lip balm thingys!!.

These were made with the lip balms from CVS. They were 49¢ each!! They are larger than the ones from Dollar Tree so I decided to use them in this file that was created by Annette Yoakum~. It's an SVG cut that I turned into a print and cut. (Cause I'm lazy and didn't want to do all that weeding). Unfortunately, by the request of the designer, I am unable to share this file and I do respect that. I think one can easily create a similar one in your preferred software.

Before Bling. (you know I had to add some!)
 Close ups


 This is how it fits on the card
 Here it is with top off, perfect fit. The circle is 1.50 inches.
 This is the stash I got from CVS.
 Here's the comparison. The one on the left is from CVS and the one on the right is from Dollar Tree. CVS has theirs on clearance for 49¢.
If you can't find them at your local Dollar Tree, I've read were people are ordering them by the case online with free shipping to their local store. If you and some of your buddies want to split a case, that would be the way to go. I believe there are 48 to a case.

Thanks for stopping by!!