October 29, 2010

Teacher Birthday Gifts

My son's teacher's birthday was earlier this week so I made her a few goodies. She always drinks a Dr. Pepper for lunch so I decided to give her one. I cut some DSP and wrapped it around the can. The scallops are from the new Tasteful Trim die in the Holiday Mini. I tied a piece of Poppy Parade ribbon around it and that's that. I also made her a composition notebook. I used some paper I had from who knows where to cover both the front and back cover. I then adhered some Chocolate Chip ribbon along the spine. I stamped the Notes to Self on Very Vanilla and matted it on Cameo Coral. I put a courderoy button for the O. For the last gift I made another set of the bath salts like I made in a previous post. Every teacher needs to relax after a long day, so I thought she could put these to good use. Thanks for looking!

October 28, 2010

Halloween Quilt Cards

Here are a couple Halloween cards I made. I have seen so many of the faux quilt cards that I decided to give it a try. It was really easy and I like how they turned out. It's a great way to use up your scraps or retired paper. To make one you take a piece of Whisper White paper and cut it to 5 x 3 3/4". Then you take a 1 1/4" square punch and punch out 12 squares from your scraps.

Next, you adhere the squares to the whisper white paper. It doesn't matter what you use to adhere the squares just so long as you make sure they are adhered securely. Also, make sure each side of the squares touch each other. If not, there will be white that shows between them. Once all the squares are adhered, run it through your Big Shot with the Top Note Die. Then, adhere the top note quilt to your card base and finish how you'd like. I kept mine simple since they were being mailed. I took my Signo Unibal pen and added faux stitches around each square. I tied a piece of ribbon I had in my stash around it to add a little something. I cut another top note die in whisper white and adhered it to the inside of my card then stamped my sentiment. I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes set for the Happy Halloween. Thanks for looking!


October 26, 2010

Baby Thank You's

Here is another gift I made for my coworker who is having a baby soon. I thought some thank you notes would be something she could use for all the baby gifts she receives. I know she will appreciate having some ready to go since she will definitely have more important things to take of. :) The baby's room is in yellow, green, and black with bumblebees, so I thought these postcard style thank you's would be perfect. I stamped the bee from the Every Little Bit set on Whisper White, added Crystal Effects on the wings, then cut them out. I used the 2 way glue pen to attach them to the bottom of the card. Then I used my black Stampin' Write marker to make a little trail behind the bee. I used Wild Wasabi and So Saffron for the card base and layered them with Basic Black and Whisper White. I tied some white organza ribbon around the top and added a Wild Wasabi and So Saffron button tied with some Linen Thread. I lined all the envelopes with Wild Wasabi and So Saffron DSP from the Soft Subtles DSP patterns pack. I made 4 of each color for a total of 8 cards and envelopes. I put them all in a clear card box and tied a piece of 1 1/4" Basic Black striped grosgrain ribbon around it. I hope she likes it!
Thanks for looking!


October 25, 2010

Terra Cotta Pot Ghost

I made this cute ghost out of a terra cotta pot. I painted the pot white first. It took 2 coats to completely cover up the terra cotta color. Once it dried I added the face - just freehanded it. I used plain ole acrylic paints for this that you can get at your local craft store. When that dried, I took a wooden spool and wrapped some wire around it then through the hole in the pot. The spool keeps the wire from coming out of the hole when you hang it. I took some fabric scraps I had and cut them into the length I wanted with my pinking shears and cut some fringe on the ends. I used my pinking shears for the bow also. I hot glued the strips onto the inside of the pot and the bow on. I then hot glued some raffia to the top of the pot (the ghost's head) and tied a piece of jute in a bow to the top of the wire. I added a wooden star to the middle of the jute bow. I think my ghost turned out really cute! I'm going to hang him on my front porch so all the trick or treaters can enjoy him! I think I'll make some more to hang up for next year. It was very easy to make. It's a little time consuming since you have to wait for the paint to dry. Sorry for the orangey look on one of the white strips of fabric. The orange must have reflected on it some when I photographed it.
Thanks for looking!

October 24, 2010

Bath Salts Gift

A coworker is due with her third child in a few weeks. I wanted to give her something that she can use for herself along with a baby gift. So, when I was visiting Taylor Van Bruggen's blog saw this idea on her 12 days of Christmas and thought this would be perfect for my coworker! I used test tubes I've had in my stash forever and some bath salt I bought at Walmart. All the paper is some I've been hoarding. I used the Eyelet Border punch to add a decorative edge. The sentiment is from the SU! hostess set Afterthoughts that I punched out using the Decorative Label punch. I added a couple rhinestones for a little bling. I punched out 2 tags using the tiny tags punch and wrote bath salt on them (just in case she didn't know) and tied them on with the silver elastic cord that was on the clearance rack. I used some Pretty in Pink satin ribbon to dress it up a bit. It was a quick and easy gift to put togehter. I hope she likes it and takes some time to relax before her newest little one arrives. Sorry there is such a glare from the box. I'll post the other gifts I've made her next week. Thanks for looking!


October 23, 2010

Pillow box die Halloween treats

Here are some Halloween treats I made for my son's Cubscout den. There are 18 boys in his den, so I needed something quick and easy. The pillow box die and my Big Shot took the work out of these! I love, love, love my Big Shot! I used the window sheets for my boxes and filled them with yummy candy corn. I tied a piece of retired Chocolate Chip ribbon around the boxes to help keep them closed. I stamped the images from the Batty for You set and adhered them to the front of the boxes. I tried to keep the supplies to a minimum because I know the boys are just going to tear them up and throw them away. :) I really don't care for the way they turned out, but again, they are just going into the trash since it's the candy they want.

Thanks for looking!


October 12, 2010

Just Believe

Here is a card I made that was inspired by a card I saw in one of my stamping magazines, though I can't for the life of me remember which one right now. I used the Just Believe set from Stampin' Up! and stamped it with Wild Wasabi on Very Vanilla. I used the scallop border punch to make the scallops at the botton. I then made two slots to put the striped Wild Wasabi ribbon through and attached the entire panel onto a Wild Wasabi card base. I stamped the Imagine sentiment in Very Vanilla craft ink onto the Wild Wasabi card base. I then used my Stampin' Write Wild Wasabi marker to color the remainer of the sentiment and stamped it on the card base. The sentiment is from the set Word Play. Love this set! Thanks for looking!

October 11, 2010

Halloween Candy Tin

Here is a tin I bought at Micheals and altered. I covered it with the retired Cast A Spell DSP. I added some 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon around the lid and some spider web ribbon I had in my ribbon collection. I call it a ribbon collection because I have so much! :) Anyway, I think I'm going to fill this little tin with some yummy candy and give it to one of my son's teachers for Halloween. Enjoy and thanks for looking!
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