Last week I finally got back on the card making horse! And as usual, go big or go home right? So instead of just making one card, I found an idea to make three identical cards from the amount of card stock you would usually use to make one card. I really loved this idea/sketch when I came upon it on Paper Crafts Connection – this one is from Kim Kesti.
I got started right away. I wanted to make some mother’s day cards so I started pulling out my supplies and matching up colored paper. Start with one 12″x 12″ piece of cardstock and cut it into 3 strips 4″x 12″. This will give you three 4″x 6″ cards.
Fold at 1″ from the bottom and 5″ from the top. Use a brad to fasten the bottom flap and start decorating. I decided to go with an orange theme.
It’s fall and I’ve started decorating the house for Halloween. Since we are new in the neighborhood I’m always looking for ways to meet my neighbors or get to know them better. Since I also have a toddler in the house, I try to make the most of every holiday. I found a very cute idea online for creating a little neighborhood treat. You create a basket to pass along (secretively) to a neighbor and hope they do the same and keep it going! Here is my Boo-ed Basket…
The company I work for wanted to give corporate gift baskets out this year to our Design customers. The project manager found that pre-made baskets bought online were WAY to expensive, so he asked myself and my co-worker to make them for him. They turned out fantastic and he was very happy with them and the bill.
This is my first attempt at wooden letters! It turned out perfect… even though my original drawing does not compare. A little gorilla glue, paint, wooden circles and letters and of course some ribbon. This was made for my newest nephew Gaven (born in September). I didn’t price this out – but I think I could sell these for cheaper than you can buy them pre-made, especially since its custom.
I know it’s been a LONG TIME since my last post – well mostly that’s cause I’m pregnant and due any day now! I’ve been so busy working on the nursery and preparing for the baby, that I haven’t had time to work on new projects. I did however try something new in my nursery. I created a wall border… I had never worked with cutting vinyl and applying it to the wall – but it was super easy and turned out great! I found a few different free fonts online to use for the animals and then created a pattern in Publisher and imported it to Sure-Cuts-ALot. When it came to cutting and applying – I was a little gun shy so I watched a lot of videos and took notes. The cutting was super easy – you want to make sure you do a kiss-cut and use transfer tape to get it on the wall. My mother-in-law helped me get it up and it only took a few hours.
Over the weekend I had a woman contact me about creating some wedding invitations for her. She was looking for a pocket fold style invite and had a few pictures to help explain what she wanted. Sounds like her colors are hot pink, black and white – and she originally was looking at square invites. She wants to keep her costs down, so wanted me to take the ideas she had and create a sample for her of something less expensive to mail.
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Posted in Cricut, Free Templates, Wedding
Tagged 5x7, black, fold, invitation, pink, pocket, template, wedding, white
A friend of my husband and I’s just had a baby boy. I wanted to send them a congratulations card to help welcome the little one into the world. I got this sketch from Paper Craft Planet and had a great time putting it together. My inspiration for the theme were some chipboard stickers I got at Michael’s from the Martha Stewart collection. I started with a few 12×12 card stock sheets, some orange ribbon and went to work.
card size: 7″ x 5″
Recollections – Rockets ‘n’ Sprockets – star map 12×12
Martha Stewart Crafts – Boy Train – chipboard stickers
Kelly Panacci Inc – Sandy Lion Sticker Designs – stamp
Posted in Baby, Congratulations Cards, General, Shower Cards
Tagged baby, card, green, martha stewart, once upon a time, orange, ribbon, rocket, sketch, stamp, stars, white