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.

 SUPPLIES
Cricut Imagine
Gypsy Handheld designing device
Cuttlebug
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 ......    
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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***


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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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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

5 Apples for the Teacher

Re-posting last years Teacher's Appreciation projects for some last minute ideas.....

Apples for the Teacher

Apples have long been the symbol of knowledge, therefore often used to symbolize teachers. I really wanted to create something not using an apple because, well, everyone uses apples and I thought I should try to do something different. I just couldn’t do it. Apples equal teachers in my mind and when I came across this really cute apple on the Create a Critter digital cartridge, I had to go with it.
Here I’ve made a selection of Teacher gifts that anyone could give to their teacher as a little token of their appreciation for what they do. Just a little thank you.


This Apple box is created using the bottom of the cupcake box from the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge. I cut the bottom once and then again a little bigger so it would slide down over the bottom slightly for a top. This top piece has a strip of pattern paper layered on cardstock going around it. It measures approximately 1″ x 12″ and slides through the label with the Thank You sentiment sticker. The stem is similar layered pattern paper and cardstock, rolled and glued to the top.


Here I started out with the lipstick box from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cartridge and embellished it with familiar learning icons – the book worm, a book and the apple. Inside the box are jumbo paper clips, embellished with the apples, that can be used as book marks or just a means of clipping a stack of papers together. The jumbo clips are sandwiched between the shadow layer of the apple and the remainder. I first glued the clip itself to the shadow piece with a strong liquid glue. Once dried, I took a 3D glue dot and adhered the apple to the shadow layer. You can certainly just glue the apple to the clip in the same manner as the base, but I went for the quicker way and grabbed glue dots.



These are 3 x 3 post-it note pads that I’ve covered, allowing for a mini gel pen to tag along with it. There are lots of directions online for doing this, so you might want to do a search to find the one easiest for you to follow. Rather than do the typical cut in the binding to create the pen holder, I added a strip of cardstock, knowing it was going to be hidden by pattern paper.



These are just little gifts, but it’s really not about the gift itself, but more about letting the teachers know that what they do is appreciated and to thank them.
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APPLE BASKET


BOOKMARK CLIPS


POST-IT NOTE COVERS



Designed By: Cindy Royal
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression Machine, Cricut Craft Room, Cuttlebug Machine
Cricut Cartridges Used:Sweet Tooth Boxes, Mother’s Day Corsage (Cricut Craft Room Exclusive), Cricut Font & Basic Shapes – Digital, Labels (Cricut Craft Room Exclusive), Recess, Create a Critter – Digital, Tags Bags Boxes & More 2
Other Supplies: Cuttlebug Love Language Combo Set, Patterned Paper (Pink Paislee), Twine, Googly Eyes, Distressing Ink, Post-It Notes, Jumbo Clips, Gel Pens, Thank You Sentiment Sticker (SRM Press), Helmar Adhesives
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