Monday, August 22, 2011

Shaker Tags

Oh my, I have had so much fun playing in my craft room today! I have an enormous mess but I have enjoyed every minute. I saw some really cute shaker tags in my friend's craft book and decided to make some of my own. Through trial and error, I came up with the two tags pictured above. That cute little snowman with a belly full of snow (I mean chunkie glitter) just makes me happy and even I (the person who offically hates snow) love the snowflakes in my Christmas tree tag.

To make the snowman tag I used the Sizzix die called Snowman #2 and my 1 1/2 inch circle punch. To make the Christmas tree tag I used Christmas Cheer and Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut cartridges. The snowflakes were made with an inexpensive punch. Hope this inspires you to create something that makes you feel happy :-)

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Santa Clause Card

It isn't too early to start thinking about making Christmas cards! Every year I say that I am going to start making my cards earlier so I don't feel so rushed in December, but that never really happens. Today I made my first one of the year :-)

This cute little Santa Clause Card was really easy to assemble. It does use several different embossing folders and requires a little prep work ahead of time, but it's fun and easy to do. Want to know how I did it? Just watch the videos below.

Happy Crafting,

Friday, August 12, 2011

Top Note Purse

If you follow my blog, you know that I LOVE my Sizzix Big Shot and just about every die that I have ever used! Today I will show you how to use a few different dies to create a cute little purse. This would be an awesome favor for a purse party or you could easily make it look like a diaper bag and use it for a baby shower. I have had so much fun playing with this little purse. Hope you give it a try.

Happy Crafting,

P.S. The cardstock for the base should be cut at 5 1/2 x 6 inches just like it says on the screen in the video. I misspoke and may have created some confussion.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How To Line An Envelope

I really love the way that lined envelopes look but it always seemed like it was way too much work to create them. Today I am going to share a quick and easy technique for creating lined envelopes. You will NEVER say "it takes too long to do that" again!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Card Box

Today was a big day for me. I made my first ever video tutorial! It was kind of fun but I still have lots to learn about video editing. If you want to see how I made the card box pictured above, just click on the video link below. The card box is large enough to hold at least 6 fully decorated A2 size cards and envelopes (maybe even a few more) and would make an awesome and inexpensive gift this holiday season.

Happy Stamping,