Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Baby Shower Invites

                                Cute Little Onesie Invitations
Just a quick addition to my blog today. I made 40 of these for a baby shower that I co-hosted. I used all Stampin' Up (SU) cardstock, and a brad from my stash. The scallop and star are SU punches, and the argyle embossing folder I used is also from SU. The polk-a-dot embossing folder is from Provo craft. The onsies I cut with my Silhouette. I wish I would have taken a picture of the inside also, but all the details for the shower were typed in Word and printed out. We asked the people to bring a book instead of a card with their message written on the inside of the book...too cute!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

LifeStyle Crafts Hidden Treasures Fall Release

My First Dutch Paper Crafts Release

                                Life Styles Crafts DC0352 Business Card Holder
Life styles Crafts DC0356 Small Nesting Doily

Gift Card Holder
Paper: Cardstock –Paper Studio, Red patterned paper embossed using the Provo Crafts script folderRoses: Sizzix Bigz Die: Flowers 3-D  used to cut old book pages and rolled into flowers, green leaves from Prima, Button brad (from my stash), Butterfly-Martha Stewart punch (3 butterfly punch), I added another small doily to the back along with Velcro.

Life Styles Crafts DC0352 Business Card Holder

Paper: Paper Studio, DCWV. Leaves: Recollections,Twine: Paper Trey Ink. I cut 3 business cards out with patterned paper and cardstock, anymore and it will be too thick for the holder, and fastened them together with a brad.
This die also has a lot of uses: Love notes, notes for lunch boxes, Christmas tags/gift tags…I thought the small scrapbook would be a good souvenir to give out to guest at Thanksgiving since most of us have digital cameras and can print from a home computer (good projects for kids to complete anyway) I will be making Christmas tags and gift card holders with it this year!

                                           Life Styles Crafts Drawer Box DC0363

Fall Treat Box
Paper: Cardstock-Paper Studio, Patterned paper- DCWV, Pearls: Studio G, Ribbon: Hobby Lobby, Twine: Paper Trey Ink, Stamp Set: Stampin Up- Falling Leaves, Ink also from SU, Leaves: Cut with Silhouette, embossed with a Provo Crafts folder. I cut the all pieces from cardstock and patterned paper, assembled with cardstock and decorated with patterned paper. First drawer: Cut a piece of cardstock 7”x1.5 “score at 1.5” 4xs decorate as desired. Second Drawer: Decorate and add a treat!

These boxes could be used as dinner favors, small thank you gifts, advent calendar if layered, Christmas tree ornaments if you loop the ribbon at the top. A vintage theme for this box would be wonderful. My youngest son put one together and is using it to hide his change…from his sister J…so add a childs trinket holder to that list.

Life Styles Crafts Nesting Lace Doilies 3 dies DC0356

Fall Card
Medium Die used, Digital Stamp: Digital Pencil/Mo Manning, Colored with copics and highlighted with Twinkling H2O’s, edges inked with Tim Holtz distress inks, Paper: Gina K, DCWV, Paper studio, Ribbon : from stash, Pearl from Scrapbuck.com, Straight pin Maya Roads with beads added. Martha Stewart Vine Border Punch, Sentiment : Die Versions Everyday Complements DVS-4X6-104.

                                Life styles Crafts DC0356 Nesting Doily
BOO Door Hanging
Large Die Used, all other shapes including font was cut from the Silhouette, Ribbon: Hobby Lobby

Life styles Crafts DC0356 Nesting Doily 

Fall Banner
Large Die Used, all other shapes cut with Silhouette, Ribbon/Thicker Twine -Hobby Lobby, Leaves embossed with wood grain Tim Holtz embossing folder


                    Lifestyles Crafts Treat Carrier DC0354

Paper: Cardstock, and patterned paper from Paper Studio, Stamps: Trick or Treaters is My Favorite Things, Scary Treats for you sentiment: Inky Antics, Trick or Treat Sentiment: Studio G, Black pearls: Studio G, Ribbon: Hobby Lobby, Punch: Bat- Martha Stewart, cut each treat carrier die out twice if using a thick double sided patterned paper. Since I used one sided patterned paper I used the die to cut two different pieces of patterned paper and cut another in cardstock. I attached each piece of patterned paper to opposite sides of the cardstock to make the carrier sturdier. Stamped images and colored them with copics. I used the Petite Oval Nestabilities S4140 to cut the image out and layered on a different color using a larger die.The banner die included in this set is framing the stamped image (LOVE IT). I cut half inch strips of orange paper to go around the treat carrier- I lined red line tapearound the carrier and then “ruffled” the paper around the box. Layered the bat punch to give it some movement. The gift card ribbons are also one of the dies that I cut by folding the paper in half and positioning it so the fold would not be cut . And of course lots of ribbon!

This die was great and is so versatile. It could be used for Birthdays…any holiday, small gifts in a jar, a s’mores kit, a small desk organizer if you add small cups to it to add pencils, etc…..the possibilities are endless!
Thanks to Darlene Placito at DUTCH PAPER CRAFTS! Go check her blog out she carries beautiful dies and you really can't beat her prices and customer service! http://dutchpapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wedding Mini

This is a mini that I made for a friend a year ago, pictures were posted but have since disappeared! I made the book front to back using a pattern I bought from Laura Dennison. Thanks for looking!

Blog Candy!

A chance to win blog candy! Please visit Iris blog for a chance to win the products in the photo below! I'm lucky enough to be on a design team with this talented lady!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day!
Have a safe holiday weekend!