Friday, February 24, 2012

A Little Pins and Ribbon with Tutorial!

Not sure what happened, but this was actually supposed to go up on Thursday when it was featured on Practical Scrappers (me and blogger haven't been getting along to well--maybe because I have been paying much attention to it?). Anyhow, we did a feature on jazzin' up pins and here's a little something I came up with while playing with some ribbon and pins.

Here's the card
And here's an up close pic of my treatment...

How about a little picture tutorial of to create this yourself!

Items you will need:
2 floral corsage pins
1 piece of ribbon ( at least 1/2 inch wide by 12 inches long -the wider the ribbon the more full your embellishment will be).

Along  the top hem of the ribbon you are using create bunch by accordion folding the ribbon back and forth over the end of  a floral corsage pin ( I went back and forth 5 times). It will look this after that...

Next, you will want to go the bottom hem (making sure that you are going down through the ribbon) and repeat the accordion folding (again 5 times) and it will look like this...

Repeat these steps going the entire length of the pin.

After you have the length of the pin covered with the bunching of ribbon, flip it over and slide a second floral corsage pin through a few of the folds making sure that you have the pearl on the opposite end of one you started.

And here's your finished embellishment!!

Hope you enjoyed! Leave me a comment letting me know what you think!  Thanks for stopping in!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Girl's Night Out!!

Sharing my card for this weeks CARDS challenge this week at the CREATE blog. Haven't participated in awhile due the crazy life of working and balancing my crafting. Throw that on top of a sick household for pretty much 4 solid weeks makes it tough to do anything fun. This week's challenge really appealed to me because I am in such a need for a girls night that I couldn't help but create something! I got to thinking about girls night and went back to my college days that every time I went out with the ladies everyone had their little black dress on. I did an origami shirt for father's day and remembered seeing a tutorial for an origami dress. Stay tuned for the link once I find it (UPDATE: click here for link), but here's what I came up with...

"Girls Night Out"
PP- Creative Imaginations (Disney paper pack)
Cardstock -DCWV
Bling- Glitz (they are actually some letters that I cut appart )
Tools- Cuttlebug
                                            Swiss Dots Embossing folder
                                                      Nestabilities (small scalloped circle)
                                                        Fiskars Large Scalloped Circle Punch
Ribbon- Organdy Ribbons, distributed by Joann's

Sunday, February 19, 2012

What Can You Do with Candy Wrappers??

Today at Practical Scappers we are doing our monthly frugal finds feature. With Valentine's Day in the past and all that candy that your kids have brought home from school from the parties, we have some fabulous ideas on how to recycle those wrappers and create some fun and interesting projects. Here are two of my projects that I had a blast making!
 This idea was inspired by an article in the Disney Family Fun Magazine to create your own Valentine's that look like your kids are holding giant lollipops.  You can check out the link here.   I just went with the giant lollipop theme and got rid of the real lollipops (no problem with three kiddos in my house) and created fake ones.  I wadded up a tissue and covered it with the wrapper then tied it off with some Martha Stewart baker's twine.  Also, I used the dum dums wrappers to create the accordion flowers on the ends of her banners.

If you are one of the scrappers who has a hidden stash of chocolate bars in you office then this project is for you!  On this card,  I  used some mini Hershey bar wrappers to embellish her card.  I altered some brads, used the wrapper as a layer of paper in her banner, and created an accordion flower out of them.  What a perfect way to get rid of the evidence-- no one will ever know ;)

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine Card

Here's my card that goes with my box (see post below)...just finished it up last night!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentine Gift Box

Valentine's Day is around the corner, and thought it time I get started on some gifts.  It just so happened I was playing on my blog last night filtering through my favorite stops, and low and behold My old design team, The Cuttlebug Spot, is up and running again (and apparently has been since October, such is the life of working woman these days...tells you how much neglect I've given to the online scrappy world).  Great to see you back Nilda!!!  So, being inspired by a challenge, to create a box and something to put in it, I sat down  and created this little Valentine box.  I'm sure thing like this have been done over and over, so I won't take credit as my own idea.  But, I sat down with no pattern, no image to look at, and just started to play. 

Now, I love scalloped hearts and didn't have a nestie or cartridge that had one on it. So, I decided to make my own SVG with my SCAL from an image I found.  The regular heart shape I also cut on SCAL but used the basic shapes that it provides and just resized to fit inside my scalloped heart. The box base, is 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" x 2" and the box lid is a 3"x3"x 1/2".

with lid on...

with lid off...tag and mini Hershey bars inside

Products used:
Cardstock: DCWV
Pattern Paper:  DCWV (Immortal Love)
Chipboard Embellishments: DCWV (Immortal Love)
Ink: Studio g black pigment ink
Stamp: Studio g ( My heart is yours)
Embossing Powder: Joann CraftEssentials (silver)
Ribbon: Celebrate It Sheer Celebrations (distributed by Michaels)
Cuttlebug & mini hearts embossing folder

So thanks, Nilda and Cuttlebug team for getting me motivated to create!  It's been some much needed inspiration around here!
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Flower Projects at Practical Scrappers

I've got two new projects for you (it sure has been awhile, huh?). Today at Practical Scrappers we are featuring projects using flowers on them. Now right before Christmas, I bought myself an early Christmas present from My Favorite Things Stamps. I fell in love with their Die-namics dies, which wasn't hard to do considering my love for my Cuttlebug. No matter where my scscrapping takes me, I know my Cuttlebug is here to stay!

Here's a look at my two projects....

Title: "Depression"
Pattern Paper: Authentique Glowing Collection (Solid Black)
Cardstock: The Paper Company (Black and White)
Paint: Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint (Picket Fence) 
Dymo Label Maker
My Favorite Things Stamps - Die-namics (Rolled Roses 3 sizes)
Letter Stickers: Unknown
White Lace Trim
Bling: Recollections (distributed by Michaels)
Pen: Marvy White gel pen
Note: this is NOT my photograph. HERE is the link to it... this page was for my own personal all about me album and this photograph summed it all up for me the feeling I had.  This layout is not being used for any submission to publications.

Title: Friends
Pattern Paper:  Crate Paper Blue Hill Collection
Cardstock: white card base from The Paper Company
Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles
My Favorite Things Stamps- Die-namics Rolled Roses (smallest die)
Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
Fiskars Lace Border punch
All other flowers, cardstock embellishments, and rub-on: Crate Paper Blue Hill Collections
Thanks for stopping in!



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