i-crafter: Water Lilies and Butterflies Gift Card Holder
Hi everyone! I wanted to hop on the blog and share a couple of projects I created over three years ago for a Stamper’s Sampler magazine call. I mailed these off May of 2013 with the hopes of maybe they would be selected for the magazine. I figured after this amount of time it wasn’t selected.
The first project was for the template challenge in the magazine which was butterflies. I started with Eileen Hull’s House Gift Card Holder and cut out a house diecut and embossed with one of Tim Holtz’s embossing folders (if I find the name of the folder I will update my blog…sorry three years has gone by you know 😦 ). The butterfly template I printed off in several different sizes on copy paper, cut out, traced on cardstock, cut those out, stamped and adhered to the front of the house. I did add a pull out with the word “FLY” to the tab.
The second project is a 3″x6″ Christmas card I created using Robin’s Nest cardstock and Dew Drops. I so love the reindeer stamp I used!
Maybe there is still I chance it will be selected for a future Stamper’s Sampler magazine? Who know? 🙂 But I wanted to share these with you. If you do have any questions about either one of these projects please let me know.
Hi! I hope everyone had an awesome Valentine’s Day. Mine was spent in a very cold house with no electricity because of a snow storm that came through the day before. I have determined that I would have never made it as a pioneer because I don’t do roughing it very well. I was so happy that it finally came back on Saturday…three days is way too long!!! The hubby and I wound up going out to eat on Saturday and to see Steep Canyon Rangers perform for our Valentine’s Day presents to each other.
Well, this is the card I created for the February Valentine’s Day challenge over at the Crafty Card Gallery blog. The card is made out of a 3.5″x6.75″ mini paperbag. I folded the top half of the bag underneath the bottom “flap” and then I cut slightly smaller than the bag scrapbook paper to cover all surfaces.
Next I use the Sizzix Bigz Beautiful Butterflies and the Hearts and Brackets dies to cut out two butterflies and a small hearts. Also I used two dress pins for the butterflies antenna.
You can add candy, gift card or some other fun treat to the little bag card.
The sentiment I used the computer to print it off.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!
Hi everyone! I’m here to share a few quick projects that I actually created a month ago for a swap over at the Scrappy Divas Facebook page. We had to use a mini composition book which measure around 3 1/2x 4 1/2 inches. We were to decorate the front, back and inside. I checked with both on my swap partners to see if they had a preference and they left it up to me how I wanted to decorate it.
I created this orange and yellow comp mini for Von.
The inside I embossed the inside cover and wrapped the scrapbook paper around to make a small pocket that she can store tags or receipts. Since I knew she likes butterflies I added those through out the comp mini.
The next one I used blues and soft pink and which I created for MiMi.
The inspiration for this little mini paperbag album comes from a vintage doll head charm from art.i.cake by Amy Labbe that I bought at Michaels. Even though it cost a little bit more than what I would normally spend on charms I knew I had to have it.
I used a 6×6 pad of Echo Park’s This and That Graceful paper collection.
The whole mini came together perfectly. I used lace, buttons, ribbon, velvet ric rac, Prima and Making Memories flowers, Crafty Secrets butterfly image, The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops, buttons, baker’s twine and a Li’l Davis Designs bookplate.
The inside of this mini there is plenty of room to journal and add photos with the two tags that can be pulled out on the inside cover and on the opposite page there is a tag that is folded into thirds which gives you six places (front and back) to add your thoughts or little mementos.
The doll head stamp that I used for the mini page is by Pink Persimmons and the little butterfly stamp is by Christy Tomlinson and I used part of a paper doily I had in my stash. 🙂
A close up view…I used some of my own blush makeup for her cheeks since I couldn’t find my chalk pastels. I think it turned out nice. 🙂 Plus the little striped yellow and white scrapbook paper is actually a tag that can be pulled out from behind the doll head.
The handmade pocket is made from a old book which I received in a tag swap. I also used a old ticket stub as a tab for one of the tag inserts.
The last pages with more tags.
A inside closeup of crafty goodness 🙂
I hope you have enjoyed this little mini as much as I enjoyed creating it. Thanks for stopping by and looking and enjoy creating!!!
I would like to share a tag I created for Bona’s (aka Live Love Scrap) mix media tag swap that she hosted on her blog. I am in such awe of her creativity and was super excited I actually was able to get into one of her swaps.
I used a #8 tag which I did washes of the following paints: Folk Art (Slate Blue), Americana (Spa Blue), Ceramcoat (Turquoise and Green Tea).
After the washes dried I glued a piece of a 1920 dictionary page to the tag and then used Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens Fanciful Stencils over part of the page and tag. I then let that dry. I used Perfect Pearls Mists Sour Apple and sprayed a little coat of glimmer to the tag. I used the following rubber stamps: KaiserCraft (bird cage), Christy Tomlinson (butterfly), Limited Edition (complex corner) and Stampabilities (Felt With the Heart). The birdcage, quote and the butterfly I used StazOn Timber Brown and Teal Blue ink and for the complex corner I used Stampin Up’s Craft white ink. The quote I cut apart and inked all of the edges and glued to the tag. Then I fussy cut the butterfly out and applied glue to the center of the body. I folded the wings up to make the butterfly look like it was flying. To finish it off I added a bit of lace , button and a Robin’s Egg Dew Drop to the top of the button and then it was finshed.
I also created a envelope of goodies using a Tattered Angel Field Notes Stamp set, seam binding, scrapbook paper. I included this with each tag I created.
Also when you have a chance check out Bona’s You Tube video. I’ve included the link here. I hope this will inspire you to create your own tag.
Thanks for looking and enjoy creating!!!
Oh my!!! Where has summer gone??? It just seems like last week I was getting the swimming pool ready to open. I have ran here and there to outings, festivals and worked on remodeling the house, and of course, working on some of my projects when I could find a moment to settle in one spot. Now is the time to slow down and get back into a creative routine. I signed up for two online workshops that are taught by Christy Tomlinson and Junelle Jacobson . I also had a dear friend from work give me the program PhotoShop. I’m so excited about the classes and hopefully I will be able to teach myself the basics of PhotoShop…does anyone know if there is a PhotoShop for Dummies book out there???
I’m going to share a creation or two with you. I have quite a few more projects that are finished and hopefully I can get those photos downloaded, cropped and then uploaded on the blog soon.
This first project is a matchbox I created using Sizzix matchbox diecut, bits of lace, seam binding, Prima flower, Robin Nest Dew Drop and a K & Company dimensional sticker. I just love the soft shabby chic feel of this projects!
Next I have a mini album I want to share. I love how the cover turned out…plus it is in my favorite colors too.***smiles*** I’m still trying to decide how the inside pages are going to look.