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Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine's Day Card

Here is a cute idea for a Valentine's Day card.  Here's what you'll need:
Solid dark pink card stock, cut in half (5 1/2" x 8 1/2")
1 sheet of solid light pink card stock
2 corresponding prints
flower/butterfly/heart embellishment
sheer ribbon

Here are the measurements for the rectangles:
large light pink 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
large print rectangle 4 1/4" x 3"
small light pink rectangle 3" x 2 1/4"
small print rectangle 2 3/4" x 2"

Glue all the rectangles together, add your embellishment to the front, tie the 
ribbon around the whole thing and then glue it on the dark pink card 
stock and voila you're done!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Paper Heart Wreath

At JoAnn's I got this "how to paper" that gave instructions on how to make a paper wreath for Christmas using  paper and a cutting machine. Because I am short on Valentine Decorations I decided to make this heart wreath. I wanted to do black and white, but I think it would look really cute with vintage colored paper.

                                                                   Supplies needed:
                                                   Foam Wreath (any shape will do)
                                                                 Ribbon for hanging
                                                              12 pieces  8x11  Double sided patterned paper (or less depending                                     on the size of wreath, and size of paper
                                                              Package of sewing pins
                                                                     Brown Ink stamp
                                                             Flower die cut, or Die cutting machine
First I used my Silhouette to cut out a bunch of flowers, different sizes.
Then I used my ink to ink the edges of each flower. I stacked two or three different sized flowers 
on top of each other, and curled each flower pedal in to make a 3 dimensional look.
I then used my pins and pinned each flower onto the heart wreath.  I found this wreath at a thrift store and it was already covered with ribbon so I left the ribbon on, but you do not need to cover the wreath with ribbon.  I stuck my flowers pretty close together so the pressure of each pedal against each other would help keep them curled up. I also cut out some leafs and used them to cover up any holes.
       After covering the whole wreath I pinned my hanging ribbon on the back using pins. When making this wreath you can use any type of paper for any holiday and any type of flowers. You can use the same flower cutout like I did or you mix different types of flowers. Also you can use brads in the center of some flowers to add a more decorative touch.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Easy Material Flowers

 You will have to forgive my pictures for this post, my camera's flash went out, so if I don't get enough light then they are blurry. Anyways I used my cuddle bug (a hand die cutting machine) with a sizzix flower die cut to make these cute flowers.
 I used three matching fabrics, and ran them through the machine. (I love this machine it was cheaper then a lot of the other hand die cutting machines, and it cuts fabric, metal, paper, and other medium weight materials.)
 I cut out a circle with some felt to help the flower keep it's shape. Then I got some buttons to place in the middle of the flower.
 I sewed the button in the middle of the flower to the felt circle. Then I sewed through the different layers of material and felt to keep the flower together. (When sewing the flower together try to make small stitches so you can't see them.)
Now that the flower is done I hot glued it onto a hair clip for my girls. If you do not want to sew the different layers you can always hot glue gun them together. You can also use these flower as embellishments for cards , scrap booking and other crafts.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Any Occasion Card

I love when I have a card that I can use as a birthday card, thank you card, Mother's day card, or whatever I want it to be.  All you need is two corresponding prints, a stripe of solid and a square of white.  I chalked the edges of the white square with red ink, so that the edges were a little more subtle.  Then I used a brad to hook two flowers together and I punched the brad through the white paper as well.  It's easier to be able to just glue on the white square then it is to try to glue the flower to the card.

Little Boy Card

This card was so easy to make!  Find a cute paper at the scrapbook store that has pictures on it and cut them out and buy a corresponding print and two corresponding solid colors to go along with the pictures.  The paper I found had boats, train engines, trucks, spaceships, and stars on it.  I used three of the little 3D Foam square adhesives that are sticky on both sides to hook on the engine, boat and truck so that they were popping out a little.  What little boy wouldn't love this card?