Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Party Cards

I made these two cards using our enchanted designer series paper.  I love it and I have used it for several of my blog posts!  This paper was a huge hit at my party as well. I love it that I'm not alone in my crafting obsession...


The picture above is one version.  It uses the saying from the Tea Shoppe stamp set.  I went a little more vintage on this one.  I antiqued it a bit.



This version was pretty popular.  I think that twine makes anything look a little more rustic, but I think that it adds a fun touch.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Lolly Card

This card was fun to make!  After I made this I showed it to my family, and they weren't impressed.  I showed the ladies at a party that I had and they said that it was cute.  What do you think?  I like it personally, but I think that I am probably biased.


I made this using the Simply Scored and a lot of hot glue!  I also used cute Rhinestones.  I have decided that I like this card despite what my family has to say!  Yes, this card did take some work, but I think that someone will feel very loved when I give this to them.  This card screams I care about you!



This is one more view of this card.  I feel like if I give you two different pictures, maybe one of them will be good... Well, a girl can always hope.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cute Chapstick Holder

Cute little idea for Valentine's Day.  I love that you can fit chapstick, treasures, or nuggets.


I made this using the Top Note Die, and some Vintage Ribbon.


Here is a side view, so that you can get the idea...



Here is a blue one, and my chapstick matches the card stock!  I honestly just noticed that as I am typing!  Maybe I will luck into better photography as well.  Wouldn't this little Valentine make you smile?  I would love to recieve one hint hint :)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Another Cute Love Banner

Here is the Banner from my brother's wedding that I promised to post.  I love how this turned out!  We had it hanging just above their sign in book.


To make this lovely banner you will need a few things: The Big Shot, (which is an awesome die cutting maching), the Designer Rosette Die, and the Serif Essentials Alphabet.  I don't think that a picture can do this banner justice.  It is so cute, and everyone thinks that I'm super crafty!  Little do they know that my Big Shot did most of the work!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentines Day Card

Happy Friday to everyone!  I decided to get into the Valentines Day spirit today and share with you my layered Valentines Day card.


I think that this is a fun way to show someone that you care about them. Can you imagine giving someone a Valentine that you made yourself?  What a change of pace!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Another Tea Cup Card

I know, I know, another teacup card... I used the Tiny Teacup stamp and it is so cute!  I also love the Bakers Twine.  I did this for one of my card classes and my friends had a blast making this.



Cute and simple right?  I promise that I'll take a break from the teacups... well let's be honest, that might not happen :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Queen For The Day Card

Vintage is something that I am crazy about right now!  The stamp set that I used to make this card is Artistic Etchings.  I love this set, and this is my first stamp set ever!  I knew once I saw the eiffel tower that I would have to own this set... This is another one that I am sure you will see quite frequently.  Sorry about that, but I definately have my favorites!


I also love the little jewels and pearls... I think that they add a lot to the card.  Once again it is very simple, but I think that I like most things better that way.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hand Sanitizer Thank You Gift

I love this idea!  I have seen this on so many blogs, but I made my own variation, by adding the lollies.  To make these I used Simply Scored, and a lot of hot glue!


This is going to be my Thank You to my mom and Julie for hosting a Stampin' Up! party for me.  Once again I featured the darling Tea Shoppe stamp set.  I told you that I love it!


This is another project that I definately plan on doing a tutorial for!  These turned out so cute!  I made a variation of this for my friends during Christmas time... I'll have to post that sometime as well.  

Monday, January 23, 2012

Monogram Card

This card is darling and so simple!  I used Stampin' Up's Postage Punch, and the rest is card stock.  This card will take about 5 minutes to make... maybe a little longer if you are like me and straight lines are hard to cut sometimes!  I think that there tends to be quite a few user errors with my projects.

Here's one more view:


The picture is off center, but I think that you get the idea. I like the idea of purple and green together.  I got this idea from an announcement that I saw on my friends's desk at work today. Thanks Ann for the inspiration!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pillow Box Thank You

I love this darling little Pillow Box Die!  And of course I love the Tea Shoppe stamp set!  I have planned to use this stamp set a lot!  I just can't resist teacups... I'm not sure why, but they are so cute!


This is going to be one of our projects for class in February!  I am so excited to watch all of my friends make these!  This little pillow box is great for a little treat, or some jewelry.  I love it!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Love Lollies

I love this project!  I made one of these for my brother's wedding, and it turned out so cute, so I had to try making another one! I'll have to show the one that I made for my brother another time. To make this  I used one of our new dies for the Big Shot.


I know that this lighting isn't ideal, but hey, hopefully I'll get better soon! I love that you can stick this on your piano, or on your mantle, or just hang it for a Baby or a wedding shower. 


Here is a close up of each layer, so that you can see the details better...


I love how cute these look!  Can you imagine this in your craft room? I wish that I had a craft room, but a girl can always dream right?


The best thing about this is that any coordinating Designer Series Paper from Stampin Up! would be darling.  All the work is already done for you!

I promise that this will be another tutorial once I get better at this blog thing! 

Friday, January 20, 2012

100 Cards In What Felt Like 100 Hours

So last night some girls came over and we needed to make 100 birthday cards.  I know that I can go a bit overboard with Stampin' Up! stuff, but I thought that I had reigned myself in... my friends disagreed.

I know that this may look like only a few cards, but really it was over 100...

This is Elizabeth and Sarah adding to the assembly line.  I am pretty sure that Elizabeth ended up with the most boring job... putting the ribbon on.

Jess and Kristi-anne were also troopers!  Sorry that I made a detailed card... well, I guess I'm not really that sorry :)

Aly Felt like she was going to die this was taking so long! 

I know that this isn't the best photography job, but my dad promised to help me learn some basics this weekend, so hopefully you will see better pictures fom me soon... I hope that everyone who gets this card knows that we care about them.  Card making and letter writing are becoming lost arts, so I am happy to be challenging this trend and giving people handmade cards! 




Thursday, January 19, 2012

Welcome to my Blog!

         This is my very first post ever!  I am really excited to start sharing my creativity with you!

This is one of the projects that I did at my very first party hosted by my Aunt Maren.  I saw a similar card on Angie Juda's blog, but I changed a few things... like the color!  I love BLUE! This card features one of our In Colors Pool Party, and my favorite stamp in our catalog the triple treat flower.  To prove that this is my favorite I am going to show you a picture of the billions of boxes that we made for my brother's wedding.

I told you that I wasn't kidding!  I love this stamp and it's versatility.  Once I get better at this blogging thing I will add a great tutorial on how to do this! 

I wanted to add one more variation of what you can do with this amazing stamp!  This one was my mom's favorite!