Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blossom Love Bugs

These are the Valentines for Jenna's class.  I started by covering clothespins with Real Red pattern (Bold Brights Pattern Pack Designer Series Paper).  I used the Mixed Bunch Stamp set and Blossom Punch from the Occasions Mini catalog to make the love bugs.  I stamped a flower onto white cardstock in black ink, then punched out the flower and trimmed off a section of them on each side.  I then punched out a 3/4 circle of Silver Glitter paper and glued it down to the center using Mono Multi Glue and adhered the eyes.  The hardest part of these was "seperating" the Skittles to place the clothespin in between, there seemed to be extra air in some of the bags.  Anyway, I added the magnets on the back so that after the candy is gone, they can use it on the fridge to hold photos, artwork, etc.  Jenna is getting so good at spelling/writing, she has GREAT teachers!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Rosette Fabric Rings

I made these rings for Valentines day, I gave them out to one of my daughter's and two of her "single" friends...I adore them both like my own.  I enjoy making non card items and will be selling these at a Ladies Only Expo in May...I cannot wait to get going on more! I used SU! fabrics from the Beau Chateau and Deck the Halls series and of course, the NEW Large Pearls from the Occasions Mini catalog...

Monday, February 13, 2012

More Cherries!

I LOVE this stamp set, Button Buddies!  This is my second card I have made with the set, and this time I used the Cherry Scented Embossing Powder that we have in the Occasions Mini.  I also used the stamps set A Word For You.  I love the font on that stamp set....anyway, I punched out the sentiment after I stamped it on Crumb Cake cardstock with the Wide Oval Punch and sponged the edges with Early Expresso ink and attached it over the top of of a piece of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon stapled to it and onto some Dimensionals.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Heart Framelit Hanging Boxes

I made these for my daughter's three teachers for Valentines Day.  I used the Large Heart Framelit and cut it twice, then the next size smaller to cut each piece of Designer Series Paper(I used a Christmas one from this past Holiday Mini-retired now, purple one with dots is from the pack of Sweet Shoppe in the CURRENT Occasions Mini, and the red floral one at the bottom is from Twitterpatted, which is also from the CURRENT Occasions Mini. I then made my flowers from punching 5 Scallop Circles and scrunching them, open them back up and add a brad, then pull each layer up again to achieve the look you like, then glue dot it down to the top heart.  I made the middle of the basket by cutting a piece of cardstock to 4x8, and scoring in the middle(long way) at 4", then each long side at 1/2", fold each score line, and fold into a "V" shape and glue one heart to each side. I just cut a handle to the size I like and attached it with Sticky Strip tape.  Finished size of these baskets are 5 1/2 x 5" (not including the handle).