Welcome to our Craft blog. We offer an assortment of homemade cards and crafts that are great for decorations, gifts, holidays and other various activities. Thank you for visiting and be sure to come back every Monday and Thursday to see our new ideas. Enjoy your stay!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Calendar Card

I got this cute desk daily calendar a couple of years ago, and after storing it for a very long time I got the idea from my mom to make cards out of it. So I took the pictures with the sayings that I liked slabbed them onto some cute paper added some embellishments and wallah!. Using the calendar makes card making really easy!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cheap Wreath

I got this idea from good things Utah. I pruned some branches off a tree near by my home. Then I hot glue gunned them to make a square. I also wired the corners to hold it together. The wreath still needed some fluff so I got some more branches and glue gunned them on to fill in the holes. After the wreath base was done I spray painted it. Then I used some tree decorations I bought on clearance glue gunned the pieces onto the wreath. I used a wire to put it onto my door. On good things Utah the lady used more branches at the base, or "square" and rounded them to make it look circular. This is a fun project and you can do so many things with it.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Little Girl Card

Well, I figured since I posted a little boy card, that I should do one for a little girl too.  Start out with a white card stock base, and then choose two corresponding prints for the front.  Rip the edge of the piece that will have the seem on top.  Wrap a small piece of ribbon around the ripped piece and secure with glue dots on the back of the paper before you glue it down.  I used a small metal heart brad on the ribbon, but you could use a little sticker or flower.  I stamped "Baby Girl" directly onto the paper and then used a little metal frame to accent it.  You could stamp it or print it on your computer and use "Princess" or whatever you want to make it age appropriate.  Have fun!

Little Boy Card

For this cute car card start out with a half of a sheet of blue card stock (5 1/2 x 8 1/2).  Fold it in half with one of the edges sticking out about 3/8 of an inch and then fold the edge down over where the two edges meet and glue it down to create an envelope.  With the folded over edge on the back, glue the left open end shut.  Glue on a strip of green paper and black paper, and add your cars cut out of paper and the button wheels.  I used a white marker to make the stripes on the road and the windows on the cars.  Cut a small semi-circle out of the front of the card on the end where the insert is pulled out.

Then for the insert where you'll write your message, create a stop light to put on the one end of your paper and punch a small hole and tie a ribbon around it so that it's easier to pull out.  This will be your son or nephews favorite card!!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cabinet door board

I found this black cabinet door a while ago. I painted the front part of the cabinet with chalk board paint. 
 I cut some paper to use as the frame of the board, and mod podged them on.

 I had the cute black scroll wood stick I used to put between my magnet board and the chalk board

 It was fun to make and really cheap. I love finding garbage and making it into something usable!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Book Baby Shower

My friend had a book themed baby shower. I was in charge of the table center pieces. I wanted to be creative. So I made these box hat towers using a book with old children poems.

 I tour regular patterned paper and modge podged it to the hat boxes.
 Tearing up pictures and poems from the book I inked the edges, and modge podged them over my torn paper.
 I layer them on top of each other and used silky material scraps for the ribbon.
 I was also in charge of the take home treats. I made homemade oreos and wrote baby on them with melted mint chips. Then I bagged them and stapled on these adorable boy shoes I cut from my silhouette machine.
It was a fun shower, and everyone loved the decorations and the cookies!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Another Any Occasion Card

Here's how to make this card:  

-First cut your black card stock in half and fold for the base. 
-Cut out the green card stock to be just smaller than the front of the card and then rip off 
      one of the edges.  Before you glue it to the card, finish everything else on the front of 
      the green.  
-Glue the black polka dotted piece on with the top edge ripped. 
-Wrap the black and pink ribbon around the bottom and secure with glue dots on the back
       of the green. 
-I crinkled up the white paper so it looked worn and then I inked the edges of it before I
       glued it on.   
-Put the small safety pin on and tie the pink ribbon through it with your charm attached.  
      I found these cute keys to use, but you could cut something out of paper or use a 
      flower or pretty much anything.
-Glue the green paper on to the black paper.
-Use a small hole punch to punch the holes for the eyelets and insert the four eyelets.
-Use thread, twine, string, or ribbon and insert through the holes and tie them on the inside 
       of the card and you're done!