Sunday, December 29, 2019

Notebook Gifts for the Holidays

Made these notebooks holiday gifts for teachers.  They are 4-1/4" x 6-1/4" x 3/4". One sheet of 12x12 decorative paper used to complete this project.  All papers used are from my stash. Dies used for this project are from Ali Express.
Here, a closer look at one of the notebooks: Notebook cover is black and premade with adhesive inside. A cut piece of 4" x 5-7/8" chipboard is wrapped with decorative paper (so the sides of the chipboard are not exposed), add to the cover with sticky tape.  Die cut "note" paper in Kraft card stock, then emboss using Darice Notebook Paper folder, then pop with foam tape. Other die cut embellishments are adhered with wet glue.  Add the Black chipboard die cut Serif Alphabet (made by Sizzix), using the Big Shot.
Notebook inside: a standard sized Notepad can be purchased from a Dollar Tree.
These were wrapped in a clear cello bag with a small bag of sweets. Thank you for stopping by today to visit. Have a crafty day.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Ballet Marci Holiday Recital Card

Made this card for a Holiday Ballet recital. Card size: 6" x 6". Paper used from my stash. 
Pop Ballerina Marci and Nested Frames with foam tape
La-la Land Craft Dies used can be found here:
Creepy Vines, Rolled Rose Set (S/M), Nested Frames-Small, Nested Frames-Lare
White card stock mat used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.
Ballerina Marci Copic Colors:
Hair: W4, W5, W7, W9
Face: E00, E01, E02, E11, R11, R20, R21, R39, RV21
Rose, Dress, Ballet Slippers: R56, R59, R89
Leaf in Hair: YG99, G24, G94
Apply " spots" of Stardust Stickles to the dress and flower. Adhesive rhinestone in the flower center.
Pop Ballerina Slippers with foam tape. A adhesive rhinestone on bow top.  Add Stardust Stickles to top of rolled roses
Die cut Ballerina Dress in the bottom right corner is double layered popped with foam tape. Die cut a silver card stock layer, cut apart the top of the dress to create the shadow effect. Add adhesive rhinestones around the wiast.
Both corners have a die cut bow with an adhesive rhinestone.
Card inside: "Do what You love" message is a die from Ali Express.
Thank you for stopping by today to visit.  Have a great holiday and a crafty day.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Some Boo Bark Treats

Wanted to share some simple Halloween treats this year. There is a grocery store called: Trader Joe's. During Halloween, they have many treats to be had.  One of the items is called "Boo Bark" which basically is chocolate with sprinkles of Halloween candies over the top.  Perfectly packaged, these were simple to decorate using Halloween papers and embellishments had on hand (and use).  Each package used black scraps of fishnet, elements are popped using foam tape.  Use a hot glue gun for some of the fancy items.  Many of the embellishments were from 75-80% off sales after Halloween.......time to use them!!!! They turned out goulish! 
Here are closer looks at the packages:

Thank you for stopping by today to visit. Have a crafty day.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Photo Pop up Photo Birthday Card

Made this surprise birthday card for a good friend.  Photos are from a recent trip to Tokyo Disneyland printed using the Word document, re-sized 1-1/4" square to fit into the frames.   The dies are from Karen Burniston and can be purchased here.  Papers used are from my stash: the typical Disney colors of Black, red and yellow. Card size is 6" x 6".  This size allowed enough room to embellish as much as possible. 

Other dies used are: 
Happy Birthday from Ali Express
Gift Card Holder from Creative Time Dies
Magical Memories from Die-namics 

 Slowly open the card..................
 Revealing............a center spinner..............
 Almost fully opened...................
 Fully opened card..................
 Closer view of the die cut message:
 Center pop up with a fake metal clip made from paper (part of the die included).
 Center collage of photos:
 Top right side with die cut pin cushion and ticket:
 Top right side popped photos:
 Card back:

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Panda Pop Up Box Birthday Card

Made this birthday card for a Panda fan. This is a card cut file from the Silhouette on line store.  Paper used is from my stash.  Decorative paper is from the Graphic 45 Bird Song Collection (retired).  Finished card size is 5" x 6".  

Letters were made using Chow Fun Free Font on a Silhouette. Panda are popped up using Regular size and small Wobbles.For additional subtle texture on the front cover and inside, Graphic 45 Bamboo printed paper is embossed using Darice bamboo folder. 
 Here's the larger Wobble attached to the panda in action:
 Open the card slowly:
 Card fully opened to reveal box of pandas:
 Two Pandas lying down:
 Top left corner. Each corners have Starform Outline Stickers.
 Bottom left Corner has a smaller size Panda with smaller size Action Wobble.
Top right corner with smaller Panda:
 Smaller Action Wobble in motion:
 Bottom right corner:
 Card back:
 Thank you for stopping by today. Have a crafty day.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Baby Boy Shower Bitty Book

A special gift for a Baby Boy Shower: this retired Stampin-Up Bitty Books are a snap to decorate but serves a great purpose for 3" x 3" snapshots. Album is painted with white acrylic paint.  Solid papers used are from Recollections. Decorative Paper is from Simple Stories Color Vibe 6x6 Paper Pack.  Finished Album case size is 5" x 4-1/4" x 1-3/8".  The original project is chipboard which was painted with white paint.  Inside album is 4-4/8" x 3-3/4" x 1". A small white shopping bag will hold the finished album.

Front Box Cover:

Double matted album cover and album.  Center of album cover is using White cut using the Silhoutte Nested Shape cut file.  Add texture to the Grey card stock by using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.  Then shape is popped with foam tape.

Small baby onesies are cut using the Silhouette Baby Banner file (without the string across the top) - add foam squares to them.

Name is cut using the Silhouette. Making the white card stock shadow was a snap with the Silhouette.
Spine: 1/8" wide red satin ribbon is wrapped, single knotted with themed sport charms. These sport charms can be found at a local craft store. To secure the knots and charms from coming loose, use mini glue dots n tuck knot inside the bead.
Album Cover:

Double mats same as the album cover used for the outside of the album cover.   Two die cut baby pins on the bottom right corner.

 Album inside cover: a touch of 1/8" wide red card stock peeks out of the pocket.  Grey card stock uses the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.Pages have red, black, and white card stock mats.

 Inside page 1: a small copy of the invitation.
 Thank you for stopping by today. Have a crafty day.