Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Saturday Workday

Last Saturday, we had a workday at my church. You could bring your projects, spread out your stuff on the big tables, and work on them without interruptions from your husband or children. Here are a few of the projects I worked on.

The first project was making these little matchboxes. On the Simplicity blog, she had a tutorial on how to make these. They were so cute, I just had to try it for myself.

One tip I would add would be that when you do the cover, measure it around your box. You may need to loosen it a bit.

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Matchboxes Closed

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Matchboxes Open





















The next project was this set of Thank You note cards. I used the prepackaged note cards from Stampin' Up! They come in a package of 20 pre-cut cards with envelopes. This made the project easy.  To see closeups of the thank you cards, check out the card gallery.


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The stamp sets are from Stampin' Up! They are:
  • Wetlands
  • Bloom with Hope
  • Work of Art
  • Kinda Ecletic
  • Bordering Blooms
  • Blessed Easter (retired)




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Monday, February 2, 2015

One Trick Pony

Well, just so you're not thinking that I'm a one trick pony and that I can only do cards, I do make a few other things.

Behold, the lowly, empty juice container.














Transformed into a cute, handy pencil or marker container!

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Open with markers inside

I used Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! named Sweet Sorbet as the background and the coordinating stamp set to add a few flowers and the border. This little craft came at a good time because my other marker holder was packed and couldn't hold anymore!

I also made some little treat bags with the January Paper Pumpkin. The January kit came just in time for Valentine's Day. It's a really cute kit. If you would like to start receiving the paper pumpkin, just click the link on the right!

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

December Paper Pumpkin

Greetings, Paper Pumpkin subscribers and others.
Today's cards are made using the extras from the December 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit.

I made a couple of cards using just the extras in the kit and a piece of white cardstock. 

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This card uses the negatives of the happy birthday and the star confetti strips. I used a corner rounder punch and some of the extra sequins to accent it. 
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My Hello card is similar to the top one only with a little different arrangement.










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The white section of this card is mounted on a piece of Pistachio Pudding cardstock, which is the color of the envelopes that came with the kit.

The Happy Birthday background is one of the stamps that came in the kit.

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Here is a detail shot of the Happy Birthday stamp background and how it shows through the pink section.












Out of the December kit, I was able to make 12 cards so far. I hope you enjoy you paper pumpkin as much as I have. Soon January's kit will be here, and I can't wait to see what is in it.

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