Saturday, May 3, 2014

1 National Teacher Appreciation Day

National Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up, Tuesday, May 6th.  This is a simple little teacher gift that shows a child's admiration for their teacher.  For their teacher with super power!

After designing an apple shape with a heart cut out in Make The Cut software, I cut it from craft plastic (0.20 PetG) on my KNK Maxx Air.   I then created a 'super' insignia and cut it from red vinyl.  It's now ready for the young student to create the card and add their own art and wording for their Super Teacher.

The teacher can add it to a key ring, purse handle, notebook wire, etc.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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The Detective

Card image is handcolored with markers, embellished with stitching, metal dragonfly, gems, ribbon.

Card is appx 4 1/2 x 7 and has coordinating inside.

15.00 / 2.25 shipping

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Monday, April 21, 2014

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Princess or Grumpy Cat?

Hand colored with markers and embellished with stitching, metal butterfly, sunflower/greenery and ribbon.

Card is appx 6 x 6 with multiple layers and coordinating inside.

$15.00 / 2.25 shipping

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Life is Good

 Multiple layers of cardstock, image hand colored with markers, coordinating inside and envelobox.

6 x 6

15.00 / 2.25 shipping

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Monday, April 14, 2014

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Spring or Easter or Any Occasion.

Many layers of cardstock, colored by me with markers.  Coordinating inside and envelobox.

5 x 6.5

15.00 / 2.25 shipping.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Haven't posted a card on my blog in quite a while, but I'm still making them and other things.  Here's one of Mo Manning's images that I colored with markers.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

0 Birthday card

A masculine birthday card, even though it has a doily on it?  I airbrushed a white doily with a couple Copic markers that matched the card colors.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

1 Vintage Valentine Tags

Had a snow day yesterday and came across a couple more cute vintage images so I turned them into tags. 

 Tags are 2 7/8 x 4 5/8.  The backs are solid white suitable for writing a note.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

0 I'll Dive at the chance ..... (valentine)

Another vintage image valentine card.

"I'll dive at the chance to be your valentine."

This card is  5 3/4 x 6 1/2 with many layers and dimension, including stitching.  Inside is blank, made of stitched layers, as well. 
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

0 Dear Valentine, I've worked up.....

There's something about those old-time valentines that still have a lot of appeal and I use them often for creating new, larger valentine cards.

"Dear Valentine I've worked up a fancy for you.  Come clean, confess you like me, too."

 I'm going to get back into selling my work and haven't yet decided on eBay or Etsy, so for now I'll do it here on my blog.  It'll be a while before I'm in full swing again, but soon.

This card is 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 and quite substantial with layers of paper and embellishments, including stitching.  Inside is blank, made of stitched layers, as well.  It comes in a protective box. 
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

1 I've been hooking!


Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted on my blog.  I haven't been doing much in the way of paper crafting, but I did manage to make a few Christmas presents this year.  I decided to pull out the old crochet hooks and some yarn and see if I could remember how it's done.  It had been several years since I had crocheted.      I made a rather big afghan for my father and step-mother, a scarf for my brother, ponchos for all the granddaughters and a hat for the grandson.    It was a nice change.

I started out with purchased ear muffs for the girls and chose those colors for their ponchos.  The kids were all kind enough to model them for a picture.

Thanks for the continued stopping by on my blog even in my absence.  I hope to get back into my craft room this weekend and make some cards.

Hope you all had a great holiday season and have a great 2014.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

4 Birthday Card with Shrink Plastic butterflies

I started with a 5 x7 card with layers of American Crafts specialty cardstocks and Pink Paislee patterned paper.  The dry embossing on the peach colored cardstock is done with the All-In-One and the full sheet embossing plate from the Thank You set.

The butterfly embellishments are printed/cut with the Cricut Imagine on printable shrink plastic then shrunk to create a hard plastic embellishments. These butterflies are from the  Lori’s Garden cartridge.

The inside of the card has a printed butterfly image to coordinate with the front.

Cricut Imagine
Gypsy Handheld designing device
Cuttlebug All In One embossing set
Cuttlebug All In One Thank You

Imagine Lori’s Garden Art Cartridge (butterflies, Happy Birthday)
American Crafts Cardstock
Pink Paislee Soiree patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket buttons
Sewing machine and supplies
Baker’s Twine

Printable Shrink plastic
Helmar Acid Free Glue, Zap dots, Tape Runner, and 450 Quick Dry

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

2 Seeing Stars

  Happy 4th of July....

The “firecrackers” in the middle of this display are candles, cut them down to random sizes and wrapped in papers of colors and stripes.

The rocket image is free-floating by using a scrap of acetate wedged in between the firecrackers.

I love the 3D look of stars that are scored and folded so I incorporated a couple small ones onto my firecrackers and some big ones on the skewers at the back.    The base of the display is a block of styrofoam.  I chose styrofoam so the star skewers would have something to stick into.

I added stars to the ends of the candle wicks for fun and scattered a few more on the base.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

3 Happy Father's Day

A simple masculine card to be used for any occasion - I've used it for Father's Day.


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Friday, May 24, 2013

1 Graduation Caps

It's that time again and today I'm sharing a couple of Graduation Caps from last year ......    

Graduation Cap Gift Box

For the graduation cap boxes, I started with the trapezoid box from Tags Bags Boxes and More 2 and added holes for ribbon and then added a folded card for the top of the ‘cap’, also with two holes for the ribbon.  This box can be used for money, sweets, jewelry, or the keys to that brand new car!

Once the box and top is folded, I ran ribbon through a button, through the top into the box and secured it, pulling the top tight to the box.

***DOWNLOAD the PDF Instructions for the Graduation Cap Gift Box HERE***


Graduation Cap Pocket Card

For this pocket card, I used the same card image from Tags Bags Boxes and More 2, also adding a button and tassel to mimic a graduation cap.

The inside consists of a pocket to hold anything from cash, gift cards, a note of congratulations or maybe even the keys to that new car!

Like with the box top, I added two small holes to the card image to thread ribbon through holding the button in place. The ribbon tails are taped inside before adding the pocket details.

Score the scalloped piece at 4 3/4 to create the pocket.  Before adhering it into a pocket I ran just the front flap through the Cuttlebug.

***DOWNLOAD the PDF Instructions for the Graduation Cap Card HERE***


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