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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Countdown Paper Chain

I made these paper chains from scrap paper and leftover shapes from prior projects.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dallas Mavericks Wreath

My friend Linda loves the Dallas Mavericks, especially Dirk, so I decided to make her a Mavericks Christmas Wreath to put at her desk. I used misc holiday picks and made rosettes with Mavericks Logo, picture of Dirk, and his number. I learned to make a bow on Youtube and attached it to the top. I am going to give it to her Monday and can't wait to see her response.
Thanks Marie for all your help with this one!
Happy Crafting!

Thanksgiving Treat Bags

Today my friends Rona and Marie came over to help me make some Thanksgiving Treat bags. I plan to fill them with special treats and put one at each place setting on my Thanksgiving table. We bought the kraft bags at Hobby Lobby (party section) and used Cricut Thanksgiving cartridge to cut the turkey. The tags were cut with fabulous finds cartridge. The stamp was Stampin up Grateful Greetings set. I hope my guests enjoy them.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Christmas Party Invitation

My Boss asked me to make invitations for our company Christmas Party. I'm not much of a flyer kind of girl so these are what I came up with. There are lots of little details but thanks to my Gypsy and Cricut it went much faster then I anticipated. The P on the sign is our company Logo and colors.


Black Mat - Platinum School House 5.75 x 4.25
Light Blue Mat Platinum School House 5.5 x 4.0
Opening Light Blue Platinum School House 2.5 x 3.25
Snowman - Gypsy Wandering 2.65 x 3.0
Accessories - Gypsy Wandering (same as above)
Sunglasses - Smiley Cards
Snow - Christmas 5.3 x .75
Sign - Paper Dolls for Everyday 1.75 x 2.65
Red Frame - Platinum School House 2.25 x 3.0
Second layer Frame 2.35 x 4.0
Snowflakes- Christmas 1.0 x 1.0

I put diamond glaze over the branch arms to make them strong and shinny
I used Platinum ink (Stampin up) mixed with water and sprayed over snowflakes to give them a silver shine.
Snow is Snowtex
I embossed the light blue layer with dots embossing folder Sizzix
Stamps on the envelope were - Happy Holidays postage stamp Stampabilities, snowflakes psx

I covered the address for the photo to protect privacy.
I'm really happy with how they turned out and I hope my co-workers enjoy them!
Happy Merry!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Oh Frank Halloween Box

I was inspired to create my own version of a frankenstein box after viewing the frank and little woman posted on Split Coast Stampers by Mackensie. I made my box from a simple template (See measurements below). I cut the hair using my Cricut Platnum School grass (9 1/2" 1 1/2"). I Cut misc circles for the eyes using my cricut. I used the tab punch (cut in half) from Stampin up for the nose. I highlighted with green ink, hand drew the scars and mouth. I filled a cellophane bag with candy and tied a hand stamped Happy Halloween with a black ribbon. I made a bunch of these for my husbands co-workers.

Box Info: Cut Card-stock at 6" X 9 1/2". Score 1 1/2" from the bottom. Score from the side at 1 1/2", 4", 5 1/2", and 8". Cut off one square from the bottom left. Fold on all score lines and glue to create box.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Boo Banner

Using the scraps from my last banner, I made a mini Boo banner for my desk at work. I cut the shapes, letters, and ghost using my cricut. I used glitter glue over the ghosts to give them some shine.

Trick or Treat Bag Tags

I found some really cute trick or treat bags at the Disney store. I bought several for my friends kids. I made personalized tags using my cricut, and laminated them for durability.

They were super fast and easy to make!

Trick Or Treat Banner

I made this banner for my fireplace. I used Cricut Storybook for the shapes and letters. I used the stampin up label punch at the top to hang on a piece of ribbon. I cut the spider and bat from everyday paperdolls and attached to clothespin that clip to the banner. To give dimension I used pop dots between the layers. Now I'm ready for Halloween....

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Paper Chain Birthday Countdown

My Friend Jennifer's Birthday is October 26th. Her birthday is a big deal and she makes sure everyone at works knows it : ). I made her a paper chain countdown to put at her desk. I used Cricut Storybook for the base, Frame, and Birthday Girl. I used Doodle charms cupcake. Misc paper was used for the chain. I added 3 decorative clip ons (26, J, and Happy Birthday) using a mini clothespin. Stamps: Stampin up Think Happy Thoughts and Misc letters and numbers. I used Stampin up 1 1/4" circle punch and scalloped punch.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ga Ga Birthday Box

I made this gift box for my boss at work. He LOVES Lady Ga Ga. I used a checkbook box as the base, covered it with decorative paper. Made 2 paper rosette's (black 1 1/2" & Sheet music 1 1/4") I used a chip board star covered with glitter glue. I punched a magazine picture for the center using a 1 1/4" punch. I printed the "Happy Birthday Scott" onto cream paper. I plan to fill with red/cream tissue paper, his favorite chewing gum, and a gift card to Starbucks.... It came together quickly and I'm happy with the way it turned out. I hope he likes it!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Flower Pot Pocket Card

I followed the Flower Pot Pocket Card tutorial on I gave it my own spin by adding crimped base, distressing, stampin up punches (flowers, oval, scalloped), stampin up sentiments and bird stamps. I've been wanting to try this for a long time..... and love the way they turned out...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Simple Spider Card

I made this simple Halloween Card using my Cricut.
Card 4 1/2 x 11" (scored at 5 1/2)
Orange panel 5 1/4" x 4"
Black panel 5" x 3 3/4"
Spider Web- white- Wild Card Cartridge- 4"
Spider-Purple-Doodle Charms Cartridge 3 1/2"
Happy Halloween Stamp-Katie & Co.
Oct 31st stamp (inside) Katie & Co.

Stamp Camp Photos

I spent the day at Stamp Camp
put on By Anne Brown
I had so much fun! We got to make
all these projects and each won a
door prizes as well.
I won a Bone Folder.
Wooo Hooo!

Magnet Owl/bottle cap Board
Owl Powdered drink holder
Frankenstein Treat Box
Dracula Treat Box
Mummy Treat Box
Candle Holder

Christmas Gift Bag
Ornament Gift Holder
Coaster mini album
Reindeer Gift Card Holder
Reindeer Box
M&M treat bags with topper
Napkin Ring/Candy Bar Wrapper
Now I'm totally inspired to start crafting for the holidays.....

My Craft Room

My daughter went off to College and I turned her bedroom into my new craft room. It has 3 functional work areas and tons of storage. I look forward to creating great things in this room.
I miss you Sasha!!!!

Lady Bug Gift Box

Along with my friends Alyssa, Marie (pictured above), and Rona I made these little gift boxes. I found the gift boxes at Dollar Tree 8 for $1.00. We used punches to create the body and free handed the antenna. We filled them with Candy and a special note and gave them to our friends and co-workers. They loved them! Really quick inexpensive idea with cute results.
2" circle Black for body (Crimped)
2" circle Red for the wings
Standard hole punch for the spots
1" circle punch for the head
White Gel pen for outlining (we did a _ . pattern)
small goggly eyes

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Shane's Birthday VW Mini Album

For my nephew Shane's birthday I made a VW mini Album. The front and back cover are coasters. The inside is 3 1/2" accordion fold card stock. I put a die cut School Bus (Thanks Rona) on the front but changed it into a VW Bus by adding the V shape in the front and the peace emblem. The inside is decorated with family pictures, stickers, and mirrored paper with personal notes on the back. I hope he likes it as much as I do!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kiki's Birthday Book

I made this little purse for my niece Kiara. I covered with decorative paper and added pictures. It was super fast and easy and she loved it. I put a gift card inside the pocket in the back. When I called her to tell her I had shipped her gift she said "I know what you are sending me" when I asked what? she replied "Art".

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cricut Serenade Bird Cage Card TAKE 3

This version used techniques from the previous two cards. I put the bird inside the birdcage and glued the front to the back just like card #1. This time I left the cage suspended in the opening and attached the top with twine. Like card #2 I stamped the swirls on the front of the card this time using 3 different shades of brown. I hope you enjoy these cards......
happy crafting!

Cricut Serenade Bird Cage Card TAKE 2

Here is my next version of the Serenade Bird Cage card. It is much simpler and so much easier to make. The base of the card is 10" x 6" scored at 5". I marked the front of the card in the center and cut the birdcage on shadow center point at 3.8". I cut one birdcage at 4", I cut one set of birdcage layer at 4.5". I cut one birds at 1.5" and two wings. I stamped the swirl randomly on the front of the card in old paper (Tim Holtz). I stamped the flowers in groups of three is red. I put a gem in the middle of each flower. I sponged the edges to give an older look. I glued the birdcage to the opening with attaching the sides of the layered strips. I glued the bird to the inside of the card so that is is showing through the birdhouse in the front. I stamped the saying "your friendship means the world to me" in Brown on the inside and hand wrote my message. I gave it to my friend Sheila at work today........ She loved it : )

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Finally Sasha's Graduation Party Invitations

At&T has been acting up so I'm a little behind on posting. Here are the Graduation party invitations I made for Sasha's party. They were so simple to make and came out really cute.
Pocket: 9 1/2" X 4" score at 1 1/4" and 4 1/4" Kraft Paper, 3 3/4" X 2" orange, 3 1/2 x 1 1/2" Blue polk a dots.
Insert: 5 x 3 1/4" Kraft Paper, 4 1/2 x 2 3/4" Blue, 41/4 X 2 1/4" White with printed information.
Punches: All Stampin up: 1 1/4" Round, Scallop, Oval, Oval Scallop, small flower

Cricut Serenade Bird Cage Card

I was playing around last night with my new Serenade cartridge and this is one of the cards that I came up with. The base of the card is 10" x 6" scored at 5". I marked the front of the card in the center and cut the birdcage on shadow center point at 3.8". I cut two birdcages 4", I cut two sets of birdcage layers at 4.8". I cut two birds at 1.5". I cut 3 flowers and inserts at 1" and two branches at 1.5". I put a pop dot between the bird layers attached the wings and green eye gem to each side. I sponged the edges to give an older look. I glued the two sides of the birdcage together and attached to the opening with the sides of the layered strips. I stamped the inside image and layered behind yellow paper. I cut two red swirls to put on each side. I attached the top of the birdcage to the card with Tim Holtz chain.
Paper: Card Base: Me & my Big Ideas Del Mar, Birdhouse Layer: Core Color Card stock Reflecting Pool, Bird: The paper company Parchment tan, Birdcage: Gemstones Gem Blue Topaz.
Stamps: Stampin Up: Cheep Talk, Baroque Motifs, Tim Holtz: Live the life you imagined
Misc: Tim Holtz hardware, misc gems and brads.

BBQ Apron Invitation

I made this party invitation for a work BBQ. I freehanded the apron pattern and cut the watermelon, flower tag, and sun from Cricut Walk in my garden and Doodle Charms. I stamped the It's a party and Your Invited in Black and used my white Gel pen to accent the watermelon. The checkered paper was from Hobby Lobby and the rest was scrap paper. I printed the information on white card stock in coordinating colors and put some glitter glue inside the sun for a little sparkle.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Water Bottle Hanger

I am doing a presentation for nurse aides next week titled Hydration: Helping seniors stay Afloat. I wanted to create an inexpensive gift to go with my theme. Thank you Chandler for helping me with the design.....
Kraft paper 2 3/4” X 11” (Scored at 2 1/2” and 8”)
Light Blue paper 2 3/4” X 3”
Life is a beach Cricut Cartridge
-Life Preserver 2.5”
-Umbrella 2.5”
-Wave 1.1”
-Crab 2.2”
Sun Stamp Inkadinkadoo
Ink- More Mustard-Stampin Up
Circle Punch 1 1/4”-Stampin Up