Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February Christmas Card Share

Hello!  It's the 25th of the month, so time for me to share my year-long attempt at making Christmas cards.  I have done this the last couple of years and have really enjoyed stretching out the process so it isn't so "last minute" in December.  Check out this month's creation:

This card was heavily inspired by a Pinterest find!

Materials used:

Cardstock: SU
Patterned paper:  Echo Park Tis the Season
Cameo for cutting the candy canes
PTI Mega Mixed Messages for sentiment
Rub-on Snowflake
Ribbon from Michaels

This card would be very easily repeatable if you could get your hands on a decent amount of candy cane striped paper and match it up with some fun scraps for the part at the bottom.

Hope you have an awesome day!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hedgie Reading Books.

Hey everyone...well our wintry mess continues!  Last night we got freezing rain, so our basketball weekend looks to be a total loss.  We're all bummed.  I think my guys will savage the weekend working on science fair stuff, which is my cue to head up to my scrapbook room!  My son ended up missing three days of school and had a delay yesterday.  What a week it's been!  I did manage some time in my craft room this week.  This is a card I created using my Copics, which I've vowed to use more this year:

I made this card for my son's teacher and he'll give it to her during "teacher appreciation" week.

The stamped image is by the now closed SP&Company and is called "Hedgie Reading Books".  I colored it with Copics.  The papers are by MME and I added a bit of jute twine for dimension.

I hope you have a pleasant, creative weekend!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Congrats on getting a driver's license!

Hey nephew recently obtained his driver's license.  One of the things I love about making cards is that you can make them for just about any occasion--including becoming a legal driver.  I remember how excited I was to get my license, so it's definitely worth a card in my opinion.  
Check it out:

Since it is a masculine card, I went very Clean and Simple.  

The large keys are cut using my Cricut Creative Memories "Traveler" cartridge.  This is an A2 card, and I cut the keys at 3 1/4 inch.  The stamped sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, the "Exclamations" stamp set.  I added three coordinating (Valentine...shhhhh....) brads to fill in some of the white space.  

I think my nephew will love it.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

One image, two ways!

Hey everyone....we're still stuck in a cold, snowy mess.  It's been so cold that I have had no desire to get in my craft room, but instead am doing a lot of reading under a blanket.  So I'm sharing a couple of cards that I made a few weeks ago.  I am going to have to bundle up and get creating, as I have some birthdays coming up that need special cards!  Check these out:

The image is by MFT and is called "Cheers".  

This is the second version.  All papers are by Fancy Pants from the Park Bench line.

I stamped the insides so that they could be used as birthday cards.  

I hope you have a fantastic day--stay warm!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Life @ Ten

Hey everyone....we're totally stuck in a wintry mess.  We have about 8 inches of snow, it's stupid cold and to make matters worse....we are in an area that really doesn't get much snow so our removal is a long, slow process.  I used my day yesterday to read a book and shovel.  I did my drive three times, then helped out three widows on my street with their driveways.  My arms are pure jelly after all that!  Enough about our winter woes....I have a scrapbook page to share!

I took my son to a beautiful park close to his 10th birthday.  It was such a pretty day that I couldn't pass up snapping a few pictures of him.  All the papers are various Echo Park lines, along with an EP journal card.  I used my Cameo to cut out the title.  It's a simple page, but one of my favorites--mostly because I love the pictures of this handsome guy.

Stay warm today! 

Challenge entered:   Bimini Moose - Anything Goes

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Another Monkey Valentine

Hey everyone...hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  Our weekend is basketball filled, which is always fun!  I have another card using the same Stampendous monkey set that I shared a few days ago.  Check it out:

The inside says, "Huggable".  Too cute, right?

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine Tea Cup Treat Holders

Hi everyone!  I have some super cute candy holders to share with you today.  I made several of these, some for the office ladies at school, my son's teacher and for our neighbors. This cut comes from the Silhouette Online Store and is easy to work with!

I made three of this version.  The paper has a bit of a country feel to it.

And then I made three of these, which take on a more "cutesy" theme.  

I filled them with some raffia and then loaded them with Kisses candies.  Who doesn't love a tea cup filled with chocolate?  

Want a tip?  Use your hot glue gun to secure the parts of the cups together.  It holds much better than any adhesive for 3D projects like this.

Hope you have a wonderful, sweet day!

Friday, February 13, 2015

My son's Valentine Treats

Hey everyone...I asked my son a few weeks ago if I needed to make any Valentines or if he wanted to go to the store to pick some out.  Now...he's in the fifth grade, so I had myself prepared for wanting to get some from the store, but he actually said something to the effect of "MOM, the kids LOVE what you make.  I want you to come up with something!".  He made my day.  The next day, I saw two science themed stamp sets by Pretty Cute Stamps and knew that those would be perfect. 

I picked up a bulk package of chocolate bars from my local buy-huge-quantities-of-stuff membership store and went to work on 20 of these.  This is just a sampling of what I made, but you'll get the idea, right?!

I used a bunch of cardstock that is of cheaper quality and my crimper to make the covering of the chocolate bars.  I wrapped each one with a scrap of patterned paper and added a tag that was cut with my Cricut and my Cameo (they play well together!).  Note...I used my hot glue gun to keep secure the paper.  That red sticky tape wasn't doing the trick.  Here's a tip...crimp the ends, then open and add a dot of glue.  If you glue first, you don't get a good crimp.

I love these stamps.  

So stinkin' CUTE!

There's a huge variety.  Some of the sentiments I didn't use lend themselves to an older, more mature crowd.  Not inappropriate, but not for fifth graders.  *wink*

I think this one is my favorite!

I can hardly wait to hear how the kids liked them!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

For Always Valentine

Hey everyone...I broke out an older CTMH stamp set from the "For Always" Scrapbooking Workshop to make the card I'm sharing today.  

Check it out:

I used my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out that medallion shaped red and white design in the background.  I fussy cut around the "I love you because" stamp and the roses, too.  That rose stamp is so very pretty, I really need to remember to use it more often!

I plan to fill in the blanks when I give this card to my husband!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Double Doxie Valentine

Hey everyone....I have a good friend who loves Doxie doggies. She had a gorgeous black and tan doggie when I first met her and now has a beautiful cream colored one who is just as sweet as can be.  This is the card I made for her for Valentine's Day:

The stamped doggies are from MFT "Best Friends".  I colored them with  my Copics.  I used my Cameo to cut the background shape.  Papers by Echo Park. 

Super simple....but perfect for my friend!