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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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 Cartridgeand
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.
. APPLE BASKET BOOKMARK CLIPS POST-IT NOTE COVERS