Wednesday, March 14, 2018
I am loving svgcuts' Lucky Day file set -- and this is the Claddagh Treat Bag. I am not using their score file - just the entire image - and skipping the score. This way I can alter the bags a bit. So for this one, intend of it having a fold over top and inset sides, I left it as a box, with just a bit that closes over to the back. The ribbon holds it together nicely. Just using American Crafts card stock and my specialty gold and shimmer green. Oh and stickles. Always need stickles.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Here's another St Patrick's treat bag from the SVGcut set. This one is a Tie Close Celtic Knot Treat Bag. I used sturdy patterned paper and matt gold and a green with a green and gold metallic card stock. It was a little tricky to put together because it has side scores that fold inside. Other than that - pretty easy to throw together.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Here's two cards that I made while we were hunkered down during Friday's heavy snow and wind storm -- we were lucky to have heat and light! I used Tim Holtz patterned papers and put Glossy Accents on the flowers (can't see it well in the photos). And believe it or not, the green damask print is from my Christmas papers! The yellow below is Basic Grey paper and I like how it has the aged, distressed look that the Tim Holtz paper has. "Just a note" is from Cricut "Wild Card" cartridge, which was free this past week. I love the fonts and sayings in the set, and my project for the weekend is to cut a bunch of them up for future cards.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Here's another set of Happy Birthday cards -- made with a new stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog: Birthday Wishes For You. The bright and cheery yellow card is colored in with alcohol markers -- and a bit of bling. The pink and purple card is made with blended colored pencils, clear stickles, and retired sequins. The blue one with alcohol markers and stickles.
Monday, March 5, 2018
This week's Bitten by the Bug2 challenge is to make a project using using shamrocks. And how cute is this SVG? The file is from Lovesvg.com, and it is called "Feelin_lucky_5667" and the original looks like this:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
So in love with this vintage Graphic 45 patterned paper. It almost kills me to use it on some cards because I want to hold onto it some more. I added stickles, clear Wink of Stella, and Glossy Accents -- as well as some gold sticker Happy Birthday! sentiments.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Sending birthday wishes with Lots of Lavender from the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration catalog. I love the color lavender - and the flowers - so I had to qualify (free with $50 spent) for this limited edition stamp set. Matted onto Wild Wasabi green and Wisteria Wonder lavender, I added some splashes of blue for the background, rhinestones here and there, and some stickles onto the Bushing Bride soft pink ribbon.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Here is vintage-style layout that I made for Bitten by the Bug2 Hearts for Valentines. I used "Hearts and Love" from cartridge. I also used the "Stamp" from Phrases on red card stock and stickled the edges to make it pop a bit. The Coordinations chocolate pink cardstock die cuts go nicely on the page, and I sanded the edges to show the pink color. I added them to discontinued Graphic 45 patterned paper (Place in Time Collection), which also gives these die cuts an antique look.
Below is page 2 of the double layout. All that I need now are photos!
Saturday, February 10, 2018
I came across these seedlings ATC-styled "journal cards" on a 12x12 sheet of patterned paper and fell in love. I used quite a bit of embellishing to make these mine: stickles (of course), Wink of Stella in clear, Glossy Accents, washi tape, and the most fun: microbeads. While going through my craft stash, I discovered that I have a lot of unused microbeads, and most of them I acquired through swaps with my crafty friends. I adhered the mircobeads with Glossy Accents, and I love how they gave the cards a multi-dimensional look. I will be using them in a lot more future projects!