Saturday, May 20, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers - Part 3


Welcome to week #3 of my series on making fabric flowers.  Each week in the month of May I will be putting a video on YouTube showing you a variety of ways to make fabric flowers that are beautiful and easy to make.  Each flower offers a variety of options so you can create the look YOU want.

For the flowers in week #3 I will be using a die to cut the fabric and from there creating a beautiful flower.  They can be made with 1 or 2 layers and you can add a pearl, button, earring, or whatever you want to the center creating beautiful and unique flowers to fit any need.  The possibilities are endless (hmmm...sounds familiar)


If you're into Shabby Chic like I am you will LOVE these!

CLICK HERE to watch

And don't miss Part 4 next week when I show you how to make "no sew" flowers!

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers - Part 2

Welcome to week #2 of my series on making fabric flowers.  Each week in the month of May I will be putting a video on YouTube showing you a variety of ways to make fabric flowers that are beautiful and easy to make.  Each flower offers a variety of options so you can create the look YOU want.

For the flowers in week #2 I will show you how to make individual petals and turn them into a beautiful flower.  They can be made with 1 or 2 layers and you can add a pearl, button, earring, or whatever you want to the center creating beautiful and unique flowers to fit any need.  The possibilities are endless.



CLICK HERE to watch

And don't miss part 3 next week when I show you how to make flowers using a cutting die technique!

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Friday, May 12, 2017

Birthday Card With Vintage Notes

I made this birthday card for a special someone that likes the darker vintage look.  It is not what I normally do but I think it came out pretty good.


I started with a black card and layered it with a matte gold cardstock.  Next I took a card topper from the Color Me Card Toppers Ebony Lace from Paper Wishes and colored it with Brilliance "Galaxy Gold" Archival ink, as well as "Barn Door" Distress Marker around the edges.  The flowers were cut from the Cricut Imagine Cartridge "Country Carnival" (still available in Cricut Desigin Space) and were attached with foam tape for dimension.  Before attaching the layers to the black card, I weaved some black tulle through an antique brass flower buckle and then wrapped the tulle around the two layers and adhered them to the black card base.  To finish it off I used foam tape to attach the Happy Birthday sentiment that came from Embossed Word Fragments from Paper Wishes 

I found some perfect challenges...
The Card Concept - #73 Vintage Notes
Hiding In My Craft Room - #NSD02 - May Flowers
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - #179 Flowers + Sentiment
A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #43 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #415 Birthday

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Saturday, May 6, 2017

April Shower Bring May Flowers - Week 1

Welcome to week #1 of my series on making fabric flowers.  Each week for the next 4 weeks I will be putting a video on YouTube showing you a variety of ways to make fabric flowers that are beautiful and easy to make.  Each flower offers a variety of options so you can create the look YOU want.

For the flowers I will be showing you how to make in week #1 I will be using ribbons and lace trim.  There are so many options....1 layer, 2 layers, 3 layers.....any ribbon or lace trims you want to use....creating beautiful and unique flowers to fit any need.  You can embellish them with pearls, buttons, or even brads.  The possibilities are endless.


CLICK HERE to watch

And don't miss Part 2 next week when I show you how to make Perfect Petals.

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

New Style Bendy Card & Tutorial

We all like dimensional cards, bendy cards, etc....
well I think you will LOVE this!!!

My niece sent me a picture of a similar style card and asked me if I knew how to make it....well I had never seen one before but went straight to my craftroom and it took me just a few minutes to come up with something.  I'm not sure what it's called but I'm just calling it a 
New Style Bendy Card.

CLICK HERE to watch my tutorial on YouTube


The Birthday card was my first.  
I used a die to make the top and bottom edges more elegant.  I also die cut butterflies and the fence that's in the background.  Then I added some flowers and pearls and a bow.


The second one I made is this Christmas card.
I used my Cricut Imagine for the 3D Santa and 3D house, and I die cut the trees and deer with a CTMH stamp & die set that they no longer sell.  The cardstock has a beautiful, subtle Winter scene printed on it and I got that from Michaels last Christmas.  I added some Stickles to resemble snow on the edges of the house and trees.


CLICK HERE to learn how to make this fantastic versatile New Style Bendy Card.  
It's easier than it looks!

You will find some fun challenges here...
A Snowflakes Promise - #39 Anything Goes

ABC Christmas Challenge - "H" is for Home, "I" is for Informal
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Christmas
Crafting By Designs - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas


Crafty Gals Corner - #120 Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - #348 Christmas

The Paper Shelter - #291 A Birthday Card
Craft Rocket Challenges - #36 Inspired by Book or Movie

Hiding In My Craft Room - #299 Freestyle
Happy Little Stampers - April - Anything Goes with Dies


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

SPECTRUM NOIR, COPICS, AND MORE

We all use some kind of markers and we all need a way to store them and travel with them....

CHECK THIS OUT!!!



Click above or CLICK HERE to watch my review of this marker storage case...you have to see it in action!!!

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Step Card Made Easy

I have a few followers and YouTube subbies that are beginner cardmakers and they don't have a lot of craft tools and machines.  I few requested I share some easy card folds that can be done with basic supplies.  I chose to share the Step Card.

There are many different Step folds....Side Step, Center Step, and more...but this is just the basic Step Card.


I know....a Christmas card in April right...lol  Well there are a lot of challenges that do Christmas cards year round :)

To watch my quick video on this easy card fold
just CLICK HERE 

The wonderful stamp and die set I used is "Woodland Wishes" from CTMH, but it was seasonal and no longer available.  I have to say that's one of the things I don't like about CTMH is that some things are only available for a few months and then gone...sorry.  And I wish the lighting had been better so you could see the sparkle (glitter) from the CTMH Shimmer Brush

Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - "H" is for Home, "I" is for Informals
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - #39 Anything Goes
Season's Greetings - #5 Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #3 Anything Christmas
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - #243 Create A Scene
Crafty Friends - #55 Animals or Birds
HIMCR #297 - Tic Tac Toe (used center column)

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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