Monday, June 23, 2014

Pennant Birthday Card

Sorry I haven't posted much lately. I seem to be having a hard time juggling my work schedule, travel plans, my social life and finding time to craft. You may have noticed that I conveniently left housework off of that list. Do you suppose it will just go away if I ignore it long enough?

The card project I am sharing today is one you can use if you need to make a card in a flash. I like the fact that it is gender neutral (especially if you omit the little yellow flower) and can be adapted for different occasions by changing the sentiment and using different patterned paper. Happy Crafting!
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P.S. In the sample card above, I used the EK Success Real Estate Sign punch to make the red layer instead of the Stampin Up Decorative Label Punch. Both work beautifully with the Stampin Up Extra Wide Oval punch.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Father's Day Gift Bag

The gift bag I am demonstrating today is one that I designed after I was inspired by several different Father's Day projects I saw on Pinterest. I just love that fact that you can make it in only a few minutes with a few basic craft supplies. This would be a great project to make with your children and it makes a cute presentation for a  Father's Day or  man's birthday gift. Enjoy!
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Card in a Box

Wow! I am so excited to show you what I learned today. The "card in a box" idea is all the rage right now and today I figured out how to make one. For some reason I thought it would be difficult to measure and cut and complicated to assemble but that's just not true! It is a snap to make and it really doesn't require many tools.

How you decorate your card in a box is what makes it unique. I had the Just Sayin' stamp set and framelits out on my desk (Nope, I still haven't put them away since I made the cell phone card) so that's what I used. Then I couldn't resist making a second one with the Sentsational Seasons stamp set and matching framelits. I have seen crafters make them for birthdays, graduation, congratulations, get well .... I am absolutely certain you will come up with a reason you need to make one of these.

You might want to add a writing panel to the back of your card in a box so you can write a personal message to the recipient. Just cut another 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 inch piece of cardstock and adhere in place. You could also decorate the outside of the box. The possibilities are endless!  Happy crafting.

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P.S.  In my samples I used strips of acetate (3/8 of an inch wide x 2 or 3 inches long) to elevated some of the  elements on my cards. This adds height without taking up any visual space. Just attach them to the baffles inside of your card. You can just use the clear plastic from packaging if you don't have any sheets of acetate.

FYI, if you need to see more detail, you can click on any photo to make the image larger :-)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Leah's Tiny Explosion Box

The project I am sharing today was inspired by one of my youngest followers. Her name is Leah and she is just about to finish the third grade (yeah!) Leah loves paper crafting and is lucky enough to have a mom who is willing to share some of her tools and supplies. The other day she showed me a darling little box she made, so I ask her if I could share it on my blog. Thank you Leah for being so kind :-)

The box is a 2 inch cube and it opens up like and explosion box. There is a little "platform" in the bottom that can be sized to hold lots of goodies. Leah's box was designed to hold a votive candle but I put glitter in mine. It is a fun project to make and is a great way to get a little extra mileage out of your scoring board. 

Leah made her box from solid card stock and decorated the sides with pieces of patterned paper. I thought it might be easier to use a nice heavy weight patterned card stock to make my box and decorated it with a simple tag. No matter which way you decide to make your box, I'm sure you will love this project!

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