Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A few more birthday cards

I mean to keep up with my blog but by the time I sit down at night to work on it, my brain is fried and I just don't have the energy. So here are a few more birthday cards I've made. These first two are similar and a little busy, but I love the bright colors.
This is a quick and easy card made with the same pattered paper that many of my other birthday things have been made with. It's called Celebrations and it's perfect for just that.
This is a quick and easy card made with the same pattered paper that many of my other birthday things have been made with. It's called Celebrations and it's perfect for just that.

And this is the last one, made with my favorite cupcake stamp and coordinating punch.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Flower Power class

Let's see if we can encourage Spring to come a little faster by creating some flowers. At this class we'll be learning 4 fun ways to make flower embellishments for cards, scrapbooks, or home decor.
As I started writing this post, I realized that I had not taken pictures of each individual project and now it's too raining and gloomy to do so, so I apologize. You can click on the picture for a larger version.

First is a ribbon flower notebook (in the back, green background, red/orange flower). Stampin' Up! has this awesome ribbon right now that is perfect for making this flower. And this notebook is so handy, it's the second one I've made for myself. Project cost: $3.50

Next is a little rose box (also green with white polka dot paper and pink rose on top). I started making these flowers last year and they are perfect for dressing up home decor. This little box is one idea and it holds lots of M&Ms or jelly beans, a perfect party table decoration. Project cost $2.50.

Third is a card using a distressed flower. Project cost $1.50.

And last is a paperclip bookmark. The paper clip itself is about 5 inches long and you'll be able to choose from a couple of different colors. We'll be using a few punches to put this flower together. Project cost $1.50.

If you make all four projects the total cost is $8.

Classes will be held this Thursday, March 24 at 10:30 or 7. Please RSVP by Wednesday night, although sooner would be appreciated.

Cupcake Box and more Birthday Cards

Here are a few more things I made for birthdays, just so I would have them on hand when the time came. The first one is a cupcake box. I saw the directions for these back in November but didn't think I would ever need to make one. I've since made 2, and can see myself making more. You can find the directions here, on the blog of Becky Roberts.

I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but the box top is embossed with a polka dot embossing folder. And I just love this cupcake stamp and punch. I've used it so much in the last few weeks. If you would like to order it, it's only available until the end of April, so give me a call.
This card uses that same cupcake stamp and punch. I really love the purple and green together, although I'm not crazy about the orange (I have a thing about the color orange.) But they look good here. The white panel is embossed with the polka dot embossing folder (another great purchase, I get a lot of mileage out of that one.)
This card uses a hostess set, Birthday Bakery. It took a lot of work to get all those rectangles the right size so they line up. I thought maybe I would give this one to my sister, but I don't think there is enough purple on it, so some other person will be the lucky recipient.
And this card is just fun. It screams birthday and just makes me happy.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Birthday Stamp-A-Stack Class

I'm trying to be better about sending out birthday cards. So far, I have failed miserably. I missed both my good friends and my mother-in-laws. So I've decided I need to have a stack ready to go so I might have a better chance of getting them mailed out on time.

I figured maybe someone else might be in the same boat, so I'm offering this as a Stamp-A-Stack class. That means you come to my house and I have everything cut and prepped for you. You just stamp and assemble.

This is what I came up with:

I think there's something for everyone on your list. You will make all 5 cards for $8.

The class will be Thursday March 10 at either 10:30 or 7. Please RSVP by Wednesday, by commenting here or give me a call.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Baby Shower gift

I really have been crafting lately, we've just had bad photography weather and I've been a little busy. But this is a cute purse I made for my cousins baby shower. It holds 8 thank you cards with envelopes. I saw one just like it on this website, but after following a million links, I could not find any instructions on how to make it. So I made it up. And while I was creating, I was so good and wrote down the measurements, so I could share them and re-create it. Do you think I know where I put those notes? Nope, but my guess would be they landed in the trash. I know the base is 1 1/2" and then the width and height are 1/4" bigger than an envelope. Really, once I thought about it, it wasn't too hard to put it all together.
The most time consuming part was piercing all the holes for the faux stitching. But it's so cute, I would totally make one again.

And these are the two types of Thank You cards I made to put in the bag. I used my favorite stamp set for the hand and foot prints. I will probably have to use these layouts again for my own thank you notes. I love them.

I made these right before we found out what we were having. The whole time I was making them I was thinking maybe I should save this paper in case I was having a girl. Guess we don't have to worry about that. Glad I got to use the paper for a cute little girl.