Monday, April 7, 2014

Baby Thank You cards

Well, today will officially be my first day back to work after maternity leave.  I will miss my little man greatly today.  I wanted to share a thank you card that I put together for my baby shower gifts.  I made two versions of this card, a green and a blue, but I used up all the cards before I realized that I hadn't taken a picture for my blog!!  This is all I had left.

I started by using Stampin Up Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue card stock which are both now retired.  :(  I then embossed each with the Stampin Up Cloud embossing folder which you can currently get on the clearance rack on Stampin Up!'s website.

I then cut the baby on page 43 from the Cricut Baby Steps cartridge.  I did not cut out the face.  I used Peachy Keen Stamps baby faces for the face of the baby.  I also colored in the eyes with a white gel pen.  I added a little pink chalk to the cheeks too that you can't see in the photo because I took a picture with my iphone and I'm not realizing they aren't that great!  I embossed the baby's outfit with the swiss dots folder. The sentiment is a retired SU! set punched with the word window and modern label punches.

I made almost 50 of these and I used all but this one!  Hopefully my day will go well and I'll be home before I know it!  Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Easter Peeps Cards

Happy Spring everyone!! This has been a busy 2014 for me so far. I finally got some inspiration for my Easter card swaps. I wanted to do a "peeps" theme.

I got onto the silhouette store and found some cuts that would work!! I cut out the bunny silhouettes in three colors to resemble the Easter peeps candy! I then ran them face down through my Xyron sticker maker and  made them sticky on the front side. I then applied Martha Stewart flocking powder to make them appear sugary. I added black enamel accents for the eyes and nose. This spread a little after it dried so if I did it again I would apply a smaller amount so it would look right when finished.

I found a Jillibean label in the silhouette online store for the sentiment and used the print and cut feature. That machine is awesome!!

Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Card Sets

I had several ladies host one of my baby showers.  I wanted to give them a token of my appreciation.  The only thing I could think to do was to put together a set of cards for them to use.  I started with a package of the pre-scored cards and envelopes that you can buy at Hobby Lobby or Michaels.  They are a little smaller than a standard A2 card, but it was ok.  I copied some of my favorite past card creations as well as played with some new to me stamp sets for the others.

There were four cards in each set.  Each card had a different sentiment.  I thought about doing a similar style and then changing the sentiments to the cards would "match" but I wanted to do so many different techniques and use different stamp sets that I decided to make them all different.

And here they are all stamped and ready to package up!

And here they are all packaged up and ready to give out.  The thank U sentiment is from a very old Stampin' Up! set that I love and could never get rid of.  Thanks for looking!! :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Painted Pillowcases

In our family, we have eleven nieces and nephews that we still do Christmas gifts for (plus a couple).  That's alot!!!  It's hard to buy them toys because kids are into and out of stuff so quickly.  You know me, I love to make gifts.  This year I decided to make pillowcases with each child's name on it.  These are great to bring to sleep-overs and to use everyday also.  I wrapped a few other items inside but this was the "main" gift.

I used a technique that I haven't used in a couple of years--Tulip fabric soft paint and freezer paper.  Since discovering Heat Transfer Vinyl  I don't use the paint/freezer paper technique for making shirts.  I have noticed that the HTV doesn't always do well in the dryer and I knew that pillowcases would need to be washed frequently so I decided to go the "old school" route.  I have a few shirts that I've made with the paint/freezer paper that have washed and dried several times without any problems so I knew that would be ok.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sock Monkey Card

Some friends of our are expecting their first baby.  I wanted to send a little card in with the package I'll be mailing to them.  The invitations for the shower were in the these colors and had a sock monkey on them.  I thought it was the cutest and that is where I got the inspiration for the card.  I used the cricut B is for Boy cartridge for the monkey and the Base Camp cartridge for the name letters.  I embossed the monkey with the SU sizzix lattice embossing folder and a cuttlebug polka dot folder for the white layer.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Shaker Card

My best friend's little girl turned 5 a couple of months ago and I wanted to make her a fun card for her birthday.  What's more fun than a shaker card?  I used a couple of cricut cartridges to cut the number and the candles.  I used a Stampin' Up! stamp and die for the happy birthday banner.  It was lots of fun to make and she enjoyed it!  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Treats

I needed some crafting therapy this weekend after a very long week at school so I decided to put together some treat bags for my team teachers.  With this being Halloween and Red Ribbon week, the kids are  extra hyper.  We may need a couple bites of something sweet to help us "survive"!!!!!

I used the Stampin' Up! treat cups for the pumpkins and I filled them with the orange starburst candy corn.  I used the Cricut cartridge Create a Critter to cut out the pumpkins and a Tim Holtz embossing folder for the texture.

I used the Stampin' Up! thin cello bags along with the candy corn M&M's (which by the way are really good!)  For the candy corn image, I used an old Stampin' Up! set Tasty Sweet (retired).

I had so much left over candy corn and I decided that it wasn't a good idea to keep them in the house so I bagged them up in the Stampin' Up! small cello bags. *Not sure if they still sell these or not. I used an older set called Got Treats (retired) for the phrase and the candy image is also from the Tasty Sweet set.

And here they are all bagged up!!  I haven't made teacher gifts in a while and I really enjoyed putting these together.  If you have any questions, please let me know!  Happy crafting!

**all paper from Stampin' Up!