Sunday, February 28, 2010

It's been a busy day!

I've been very busy today working on a good size order for a lady at work. All these items will be sold in a gift shop in a hospital. Here are just some of the items that I have created for her and believe it or not i'm not done! After posting this I need to get back to work on cards! She wanted a couple different samples from various creations that I have made to see how well they sell. Hopefully she comes back soon for another order!

Sour Cream Containers- 4 of them. Two are ladybugs from Doodlecharms and two are Owl's from Stamping Solutions. I used vellum paper so you can see the hershey kisses through it and stamped on it. I used my spellbinder label set to cut and emboss the paper that the ladybugs and owls are on. I also used my SU word punch to punch out the words which are stamps.
Here is a shot of the vellum.
4 post it note booklets. I used my spellbinders again here and SU stamps.
4 Notepads- Ok I love this ladybug and owl if you can't tell :) Check out the tutorial to make these in a previous post. Ladybug one says "Bug Me Anytime" Owl one says "Just Because"
Snail one says "Bug Me Anytime" and the bird one says "Your Too Sweet"
Altoid Tins- Panda is from Pagoda and Snail is from WIMG. The other two are rub-ons. Tutorial for altered altoid tins is coming soon!

Get Well Soon Bouquet- I also created this for her but I didn't like how many skittles I put in the jar. I need to find something else to fill it with. The jar actually came with scrapbook flowers in it and it was my husbands idea to use it for a bouquet or something. to give you perspective, the jar is about 4 inches tall and the sunflowers were cut out at 1.25 inches each. "Get Well Soon" was welded together on my gypsy. Its about 2.5 inches tall.

Thanks for looking! Hopefully I will be posting some cards soon!
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Beautiful Blog award!

Stacy from gave me this Beautiful Blog award! Thanks so much! Make sure to check out her blog! :)

With this award, I have to share 7 things about myself..
1) I love my family and my kitties
2) My new favorite tool to craft with is spellbinders nestabilities in the cuttlebug
3) I am going to Rome in 2 1/2 weeks!!
4) I love doing craft fairs
5) I am a Halo video game addict
6) My favorite movie is Pride & Prejudice
7) My favorite band is The Killers

Now I am suppose to send this to some of my Friends/Followers- Here they are!

Now there are strings attached with receiving this blog award. You have to say thanks to the person who sent it to you, list 7 things about yourself and pass it on to some of your friends/followers.

Thanks again Stacy!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Notepad Tutorial

I have received several messages from Ladies asking me how I do my notepads. So I decided to make my first tutorial. Yay! :)

Supplies Needed:
Paper Cutter
Bind It All
Bind It All o-wires (I use 3/4 inch)
Corner Rounder
Heavy Designer Paper (I use DCWV)
Cricut/Gypsy (optional)
50 Index Cards
Embellishments/Ribbons/Martha Stewart border punch
Scrap paper

First cut paper 5.25 x 3.5 inches. I cut 2 pages out of my designer printed paper and 2 pages out using cardstock. I like the effect of the solid cardstock lined on the inside but I also like that I am not using all of my designer paper.

After you cut your paper, glue one of the printed pages to one of the cardstock pages. Then round the corners on the right hand side. Be careful here- Make sure before you round the pages on the back that you have the paper facing the way that you want.

Then you decorate the front. I used my Gypsy to size the scallop oval, regular oval, butterfly and the outline of the butterfly.

Now its time to break out all those little scraps of paper you save but never use!! I used them to cut out the butterfly and the scallop circle on my cricut.
The next step is to punch the holes in the index cards and your cover. I always punch the holes in my index cards first because I like to use stickles on my covers and well I have to wait for that to dry! I buy packs of 100 at walmart for 44 cents but I only put 50 in each notepad.

After you have your index cards its time to cut your cover the same way you cut your index cards.

Now I bind it all together with the o-wires. First put your index cards, then your cover facing up and then your back page with the cardstock facing you. This is so when you bind it your binding is behind all the index cards and no one can really see it.
After you bind this is what it should look like with the solid cardstock on the inside.
And your cover on the outside.

And I always like to finish it with some ribbon tied to the o-wires. And Voila- a cute little notepad! :)

Thanks for reading my first tutorial! :)

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Notepads - My fav :)

I love making these little notepads. So fun and easy and they make great gifts. Inside each one is 50 index cards. I use my bind it all to bind them with 3/4 inch o-wires.

Most of the paper is DCWV. For the most part I use my scrap paper.

This bird is from Gypsy Wanderings. The Circle and Scallop Cirle are from Storybook.

This owl is from Stamping Solutions. The orange in the background was punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.

Dragonfly is from Stamping Solutions I think..

Butterfly is from Stamping Solutions.

Ladybug is from Walk in my Garden.

Thanks for looking! :) Have a nice day.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mini Easter Album

I made this for the BBTB2 challenge. The contest is to create a spring project with any cuts from any cartridges and you must incorporate the color orange.

I designged this album on my gypsy. I welded the items to squares to create this "word book" type album. Most of the paper is from DCWV - The Whimsy Stack. The album is 5 inches tall and the longest page is almost 11 inches long.

This bunny is from Easter Solutions cartridge. I ran the bow of the bunny through my cuttlebug. "Spring Blessings" is a stamp from LOVE their stamps!

For this page I stamped the bunny, "some bunny loves you" and the carrots. The egg is from Easter Solutions. I also ran the egg through my cuttlebug and then inked it alittle and decorated it with skittles and a wavy cut from my cricut.

This chick is from Easter Solutions. The stamp "Hey Chickie" is from I cut the chick out in yellow and then used my copics to color his beak and feet. I also inked around him in a light brown. His bow was cut out in light purple and I inked the top layer and added a skittle.

This easter basket was also from Easter Solutions. I used actual easter grass for the basket. I also ran the basket through my cuttlebug.
I welded a scallop edge with a rectangle to create the effect for the last page.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Baby Shower - Keepsake

This is the keepsake for my sister in laws baby shower. There are 24 blank onesie pages behind this cover which I cut in pink, purple and light pink paper. Everyone at the shower will write a message to my sister in law on their onesie and then they will all be put together in this mini album for my SIL.

I designed and sized everything on my gypsy and then cut it from there. The onesie and moon are from the new arrival cartridge. The onesie is 6 inches tall. The star is from stamping solutions. I ran the moon and star through my cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder. I cut the shadow onesie in pink and then the regular onesie in the pink and white paper. I think inked the edges in pink. "Jenny's Baby Shower 2010" is done with stamps. "Jenny's" and "2010" were individual letters. I also added pearls to the sleves and to the bottom.

Thanks for looking!

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