Saturday, December 10, 2016

Snowflake Ornaments

Snowflake paper ornaments in 3 different colors-

I love making handmade gifts for friends, Simple but beautiful. I used my Cricut to cut out snowflakes using the Accent Essentials Cartridge. These snowflakes are 7 inches.
The blue remind me of icy cold winter...
Layered and dimensional....
Glitter and sparkle...

Red and white are always one of my favorite combinations for Christmas...

Like candy canes and cranberries.

Green is one of my favorite colors and so modern...

Each time I finish one it just makes me smile. Something about creating with your own two hands and then seeing it come out so pretty.

So which is your favorite? Red, blue or green?

I like them all - too hard to pick one.
Now to make sweet little boxes to put them in.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Christmas Window Card using my Scan N Cut 2

I have been looking at a lot of cards on Pinterest and have really liked the ones with the window pane. I'm sure they were cut with a die but I don't own a Big Shot or Cuttlebug or whatever the cutters are called, BUT I do have a Scan N Cut 2! Using scan n cut canvas I was able to design my own window just by using basic shapes, rectangles and triangles, elongating them and then welding them together. What is really nice is now that I have the shape saved I can make it any size and use it over and over again without having to spend a fortune on the die.

Here's a card I made using the window....

I actually cut a rectangle out of my card so that the picture is on the inside.
I used my Stampin Up Bird punch for the greenery and cut the Cat out with my Scan n Cut 2 by using Inkscape and my free fonts from Dafont - using kitty cat dingbats. And again, now that I have the cat image saved I can enlarge it to any size and use it over and over.
I color printed a background picture to put on the inside and
stamped "Joy to the World"...
I really like the way the window is cut out, which I also did on my scan n cut 2 simple with the scanning feature and placing the cut just where I need it
Love my Scan n Cut 2!

Monday, November 21, 2016

White Wreath - recycled light bulbs

I made a wreath for a friend this weekend. She wanted it to be wintery and white so she could leave it up after the holidays for winter. First I started with old light bulbs that I always save from my bathroom vanity. I used them this way before and I love the way they turn out. Glittered, large snow balls...

 I wash them, cover with glue, then roll in glitter. I wrap the base with wire and cover with floral tape. Now to assemble the wreath...
I like to put my bow on first and build from there
beautiful white poinsettias and white berry sprigs
large, white, glittery branches
snowflakes and silver berries
and done!
Love it!!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sunflower Cricut

Used my Cricut  - Flower Shoppe - to create a beautiful paper sunflower

I used the same shape but just cut each a quarter inch shorter
added a brown ribbon, and a cute little tag with a heart that says "made with love"

I glued everything on a stick and used it to dress up some dessert that will be sold at an auction for our teen youth group at church. Presentation is important you know  :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Scan n Cut pumpkin bags

I had such fun making these little gifts for the staff at my church for appreciation month. I love using both my CRICUT and SCAN N CUT 2 together.And I think I used almost all my craft supplies - stamps, punches, ribbon, buttons, raffia and my laminator - great way to use up what you have. I first cut the simple round bags using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and then decorated them with SCAN N CUT 2 pumpkin images.
I also used my CRICUT to cut out the tags and leaves. Then I made bookmarks,  sunflower name sticks, Crow signs and magnets to put inside.
The crows were from an idea I got off Pinterest, made with circles and ovals and the cute little feet are cut from my STAMPIN UP owl punch

I thought it would be fun to have a large pumpkin with a sign - It says "The best pumpkins in the patch". I used cardboard to make a stand and used my SCAN N CUT 2 to cut the large pumpkin and vines.
SO CUTE once I put all the bags together with gifts and candy.
They really were so much fun to make. It is always nice to make things for other people.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

60th Wedding Anniversary Card

Silver and black with white sparkle paper on white card.Edge punched with Martha Stewart heart edge punch then glittered with black ( hard to see in pic) White ribbon with silver heart charms
Inside printed out 60 years into months, days, hours, minutes and seconds framed with silver scrolls.Cut out hearts and numbers using my Cricut. Hand stamped congratulations in black. I always use my cut- outs as confetti

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mod Podge Photo transfer on tote bag

I saw Mod Podge Photo transfer medium being demonstrated on HSN during their  24 hour  celebration , it looked so easy I had to try it. I thought since my son's girlfriend was having a birthday I would make her a gift featuring a picture from their recent vacation, and I really love the ruffled tote bags  that I have seen on Pinterest - so I made her one.

I started with a basic tote bag purchased from my local craft store. They are very inexpensive. I chose the medium size in white, but they do come in other colors and sizes. Then I went to the library. since they have laser printers, and printed off the picture with some words and background color I added using Word. Make sure if you use any picture with words that you flip the image or else the words will be backwards.

Cut out your picture and position it where you want it.

Apply a really thick layer of medium all over the picture( probably a good idea to check out some videos on you tube to see how it's done) place the picture down on the fabric and smooth over top. Let dry for 24 hours
Once it is completely dry get a sponge and wet with water, dab the picture all over with water then start rubbing in a circular motion, the paper backing will start coming off, keep rubbing until your picture shows through clearly. You might have to go over it a couple of times

Once all the paper is off let dry. If you see any white areas left over just repeat until image is clear.
I added ruffles and matching fabric flowers in colors that coordinated with my picture
I just love the way it turned out I may have to make myself one. I hope you like it Sydney, Happy Birthday!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Vinyl Name Plaque

Well, another wedding to go to and another opportunity use my new Brother Scan n Cut 2 and get crafty. This time I'm making a name plaque, it's so easy I'll show you how.

 Sorry for the glare, I'm going to have to work on my pics.
First, start with a wood plaque, sand smooth and paint. I painted mine white - classic. Apply a couple of coats and let dry overnight.

 I use Inkscape to design my words, it's easy to use and free. Then I use my  Brother Scan-n-cut 2 to cut out the vinyl. I like the Cricut brand in Cocoa.

I like to cut away excess vinyl pieces that I might be able to use at another time.
I think the worst part is trying to get everything straight, but this time it was easy because there wasn't any extra space.

I think it turned out perfectly, I hope they like it. Who wouldn't like a personalized wedding gift?

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Brother Scan-n-Cut Vinyl wedding gift

I have been having fun using my new Brother Scan-n-Cut. Especially to cut out vinyl lettering. This is a gift I made for a friends' son's wedding shower.

 I use Inkscape to design the wording. If you haven't tried Inkscape yet you're missing out. It's a free online design center. There are many videos on youtube to help get you started.
The frame was only $1.00 at the thrift store which I painted black and then lined with scrapbook paper.
 I also made this card to go with
Simple white embossed champagne glasses with border punch lined in black . I added a rhinestone for sparkle
silver glitter tape and stamped sentiment with black heart on inside
stamped envelope with matching heart
I hope they like the gift I know I would - how about you?


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