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Decorate to Celebrate Challenge

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Long time no post!  Where has the time gone?  You'd think being a teacher, my summer would be less busy... Turns out I've been keeping myself occupied with not only summer school and trainings, but with creating wonderful things for different celebrations!  This week I am going to showcase some of the wedding things I've created and sometime in the future (hopefully soon rather than later) you'll get to see some birthday invitations!  On to today's post...

I am honored to have been invited to be a guest designer at Decorate to Celebrate this week!  If you are unfamiliar with Decorate to Celebrate, they host challenges bi-weekly for all kinds of celebration decorations and party supplies to encourage and inspire others to create their own homemade decor.  Each challenge has a theme. This one is challenge #30 (July 25th- August 7th) - Wedding / Anniversary / Engagement decorations and supplies.

Here is my project (and the first of several wedding inspired creations this week):

Here are the details:

* Black Scallop Base - 1.88" Birthday Bash
* Pink Circle - 1.8" Birthday Bash
* White Circle - 1.65" Birthday Bash
* Gems - Paper Studio
* Name & Date - Martha Stewart Custom Stamp Set
* Hugs & Kisses from the Mr. & Mrs. - Papertrey Ink Favor It Wedding Mini Stamps
* Pink Ribbon - Offray
* White Tulle Circle - Dollar Tree
* Hershey's Hugs & Kisses for inside

I hope this has inspired you to create something for a celebration of your own.  Be sure to stop by Decorate to Celebrate and submit your entry for the challenge. I'll have some more wedding creations later this week, so check back! *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

Decorate To Celebrate! GuestDesigner

I'm also entering this project in the following challenges
   *  Fantabulous Cricut-Challenge Me Monday #121-Wedding Bliss
   *  DL.ART-Thankful Thursday -Wedding or Anniversary
   *  Jaihart -Sundays are Lovely #11

Birthday Card

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Back again!  Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Easter!!! I love this time of year with all of the flowers starting to bloom and the weather getting warmer. On to the card...

This is another card that my sister and I made for her to raise money for March of Dimes.  These were a big hit - partially because of the versatility that they have.  They could be used for males or females, children or adults.  They're perfect for everyone!

A not so spectacular picture again!

I originally saw a card like this at Inking it Up Crazy with Kassidy.  I think her's is much cuter, as we didn't have time to do any doodling, but it still turned out pretty cute!

Here's how I made it:
* Card Base - Art Philosophy - Real Dial Size 4.25"
* Card Mat (green) - Art Philosophy - 4"
* Card Mat (white) - 3.5"- embossed with Cuttlebug Spots and Dots
* Hat - Stork's Delivery - 3" (trimmed off the bottom part)
* Stampendous Birthday Assortment Stamp Set
* Paper Studio Gem
* Art Deco Glitter Paint
* Momento Black Ink
* Offray Orange Ribbon
* Scraps of Blue and White Paper
**All paper is by The Paper Studio**

I used the Art Deco Glitter Paint (I mentioned in my last post) on this one too.  I think you might be able to see it in this project.I love the different card choice on the Art Philosophy Cartridge.  I will be back again in a few days with another wonderful card, so be sure to check back!  *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

Baby Shower Banner

Friday, April 6, 2012

I have seen these banners all over Pinterest and have been dying for an occasion to make one! I finally got the opportunity to do so for my friends baby shower.  I had a really hard time finding measurements, so below you will find the exact cuts I made. I think they are perfect for decorating all kinds of celebrations!

Sorry for the slightly blurry picture!

Here's What I Used:
* Scallop Base - Art Philosophy - 5"

* Circle Mat - Art Philosophy - 4"
* Letters -Hello Kitty Font - 2.5"
* Paper Flowers
* Offray Ribbon
* Deco Art Glitter Paint
* All Paper Studio Papers

You'll notice that above I listed using Deco Art Glitter Paint (you can't see it in the pictures, but I used it on the letters).  I first saw this at Peachy Keen Stamps (while ordering a set of their wonderful face stamps!) and was very intrigued.  This was the first project I ever used it on (I've used it on others since) and I absolutely love it!  It turns any paper into glitter paper and is super easy to paint on. I highly recommend it, if you are looking for a great way to add some sparkle.  I hope I hope I have inspired you to go out there and decorate your next party with one of these super cute banners.  I'll be back again in a few days! *~*Thanks for stopping by*~* 

I'm Linking this up to:
 Decorate To Celebrate! 

A Cricutless Thank You!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I know I said I had a banner to show you in this post, but I changed my mind!  The banner will be in the next one :) It isn't often any more that I make a completely Cricutless project, but recently I have created two thank you cards (one posted here and the other one to come in the future) without my Cricut! I sometimes have a hard time making thank you cards because I can never decide on a cuts to use, unless I have a specific person/purpose in mind. Therefore, it takes me forever when I do make them, so Cricutless tends to be a bit quicker. This one is a card that my sister and I made for her to sell in order to raise money for March of Dimes.
Here's how I did it:* Card Base - 5.5" x 8.5" (scored at 4.25")
* Card Mat - 5.25" x 4.25" (trimmed with Fiskars Treading Water Border Punch)
* Pattern Mat - 5" x 3"
* Offray Brown Ribbon
* Hero Arts Everyday Sayings Stamp Set
* Brown Momento Ink

This card is super simple to make. I chose earth tones to make it more gender neutral (even though it has a bow). I really liked how it turned out and how quick it was to make. I plan to make some more for my stash using other color combinations and pattern papers.  I will be back in a few days with a banner I made (my first ever) for a baby shower. *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

Make a Wish!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hopefully everyone had a fabulous weekend and April Fool's Day! I originally saw a birthday card by The Artistic Avenger and immediately knew I wanted to recreate it.  I love that it is gender neutral (even with a little bit of sparkle!). The only problem was that it was made with all Stampin' Up products. I had to substitute a few materials and use my gypsy to create it.
Still working on my picture taking - hence the 2 pictures!

How I made it:
* Card Base (brown) - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (scored at 4 1/4")
* Card Mat (green) - 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
* Card Mat (blue) - 5 1/4" x 4"
* Pattern Mat - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" - Target $ Spot
* Small Candle - Any Rectangle Cut - .75" x 2"
* Medium Candle - Any Rectangle Cut - .75" x 2.15" 
* Large Candle - Any Rectangle Cut - .75" x 2.30"
* Flame - Art Philosophy - 1"
* Offray 5/8" White & Red Ribbon
* Make a Wish Stamp - Joann Fabrics $1 Spot
* Momento Brown Ink
* The Paper Studio Gems
* All Other Paper and Cardstock is by The Paper Studio

I had to use my gypsy to size the candles and actually cut the rectangles. I think it turned out wonderfully and very similar, even though I didn't use the same supplies.  The colors could also be changed very easily if you wanted to change it up some. I'll be back in a few days with a super cute banner - so be sure to check back! *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

Wedding Thank You

Saturday, March 31, 2012

I made these minis for my secret santa (she is getting married in June) at Christmas time. I have used this cut before for wedding shower cards. I think that I will make more to give as wedding and shower gifts, especially since so many weddings happen between now and the fall!
Cuts & Materials:
* Card Base - 3.5" x 7"
* Plain Mat - 3.25" x 3.25"
* Patter Mat - 3" x 3"
* Dress - Forever Young - 5.25" (I forgot to write it down, but I think this is right)
* Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
* Hero Arts - Everyday Sayings
* Brown Ink
* Paper by The Paper Studio
I also made some mini envelopes with my Art Philosophy cartridge (one of my new favorites). The one downfall of these mini cards is that they can not be mailed in their mini envelopes.  You can however mail one in a normal A2 sized envelop with a piece of cardstock to keep it from sliding around in the envelope. *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*