Friday, March 19, 2010

This weeks Challenge over at Frosted Designs

Our challenge this week was to think spring. We were to
include flowers in our project. I decided to enter
two projects this week. The first one is a gift card
holder made with TP rolls. All the cuts for this
project were from Walk in My Garden.
To make the TP roll gift card holder you flatten out 2 TP
rolls. I found out the easiest way to do this is to get
them slightly wet. Then place a phone book on top of
them for a couple days until they are dry. After they are
dried measure the length and width of the TP roll and
add 3/4 inches. This will be the over lap for the back
and the paper that you tuck inside the roll.
Take the paper with glue on it and wrap the TP roll
around it. Then tuck the sides in.
To make the holes on the side I used my crop a dile. And
binder rings to bring it all together. I had to add lots of
ribbon to make it feel like spring.
For the cards inside the tubes measure the width and
length and make slightly smaller so they don't fall out easily.
I then added lots of spring cuts from WIMG.
These are the perfect size for any gift card. I added
a Starbucks gift card to the last page.

For my second project I used the flower pots made with
more flower cuts from WIMG. I cut out 3 different flowers
in 3 different sizes and 6 different colors.
After I stacked and glued the flowers I crimped, curled
and folded the flowers to give them more depth and texture.
Once again I used my Crop a dile to make the holes in the
center of the flowers for the suckers to go through them.
The butterfly was cut out once and then again with the
flip button on. They are stacked together with a jumbo
paper clip in the middle. They can now be used as a book
mark. The name tags were also made with WIMG.
To put it all together I added styrofoam to the inside of
the clay pot. To hide the styrofoam I shredded green tissue
paper and then just added the flowers until they looked full.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I made 80 of these for my daughter's class.
They both said they were a big hit.
I used Designer's Calendar for the shamrock
and pixi sticks for the stem. Of course what
child doesn't love pixi sticks.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Last Friday Emily's school had BINGO night. Each
classroom was asked to make a BINGO basket to
be raffled off at the end of the night. Her class choose
to make a baby basket. I sent in lots of baby items but,
decided to add my own little crafty touch to these baby
wash cloths. I folded them in fours and then rolled them
up to look like roses. I added a dowel for the stem and
wrapped them in tissue paper. The bouquet turned out to
be the perfect addition to their basket.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

This weeks challenge over at Frosted Designs

Our challenge this week was to use a stamped image
in the background of our project. I decided to make
a card for St. Patrick's Day. I used a St Patrick's Day
stamp from the Studio G line and randomly stamped
the background of the shamrock. After I stamped it
I used the Cuttlebug swirl folder to emboss the
background. The background shape is made from
the Accent Essentials Cricut cart.

The shamrock is made up of 4 hearts cut out from George
and Basic Shaped Cricut cart. I them ran them threw the
Cuttlebug with the dots folder and a floral folder. The
stem is cut from the Accent Acentals Cricut cart. To tie
it all together I added a sheer cream bow.