Sunday, January 29, 2012

Victorian Flower Card

Here is a victorian looking card I made using the die "Fun Flowers" from Stampin' Up.  After I die cut the flower, I embossed it with a Cuddlebug embossing folder.  I distressed the edges and attached them with a lace and pearl brad.  The leaves are made from the large oval punch from Stampin' Up, folded in half and crimped.  Lastly, I added a little organdy ribbon off to the side of the card.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Jenni Bowlin Vintage Valentines

Here are a few supplies that I just love!  I ordered some vintage valentine bingo cards from Jenni Bowlin.  I then found a paper pack at Hobby Lobby also by Jenni Bowlin that matches perfectly.  I used some of the flower embellishments I made a few days ago with Stampin' Up's "Fun Flowers" die.  I used black paper and some dyed newspaper (dyed with "Mel's Dinner" glimmer mist from Tattered Angels).  I put a pearl gem in the centers.  I used some wrinkle ribbon from my stash and some red flower embellishments (from Michaels). Thanks for stopping by.  Happy creating!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ladybug Kit

Here are some of the things I made from  a Ladybug Valentine kit. I used the cartridge  Create A Critter from Cricut.  I used the cute little ladybug to made some cards, a notebook, a treat bag and more.  I have also been making these little paperbag pocket envelopes to put all the valentine treats in.  The sentiment is from the set Bugs and Kisses (retired Stampin' Up) and the glitter hearts are punched with a Stampin' Up punch from their red glitter paper.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Ladybug Gem

This ladybug card is a pattern I got from a friend a couple years ago.  As I was cleaning my craft room (again, and no I'm still not done organizing!) I found this ladybug card kit.  I revamped it a bit to add some dazzle with the sticker gems.  Those and the googly eyes make this card quite adorable.  The card base is cut from Real Red cardstock  the scallop circle die from Stampin' Up.  The little black flowers are punched from a Creative Memories punch.  The edges are sponged in Whisper White craft ink.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Whimsey Valentine

Here is a Valentine that I made into a kit to sell.  I made one sample and included enough pieces to make 5 more cards.  The stamp on this Valentine is from Jenni Bowlin Studio called "Whimsy Silhouette".  The girl is actually holding a star, I just put the heart over it. The glitter heart is punched from Stampin' Up's red glitter paper.   Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Vintage Popcorn Valentine

I found these cute pictures of a vintage popcorn Valentine and thought this would make a cute Valentine gift this year.  I found the clip art picture on a site called Vintage Crafts and Holiday clip art.  I printed the Valentine and cut it out.  I then decorated a mini bag of popcorn with pattern paper and attached the valentine on the front.  A little glitter on the popcorn adds just the right amount of sparkle. I also added some ribbon and punched hearts.  The second time I was creating these I had a thought.... I had these popcorn bags (for no reason other than I thought someday I would be able to use them for crafting!).  I put the popcorn in the bag, stapled it shut and then decorated the bag.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Make Your Own Valentines Kit

Happy New Year!  I am sorry I haven't posted recently, but I have been busy with the holidays and now busy creating! I often get questions about where I find my supplies for creating.  I am more than happy to share, but I often get my things from all over (and sometimes random places). Well, this time... you won't have to go out to find the materials to create some of my projects. I created some Valentine Kits and went way overboard throwing things in!  There are over 50 pieces included:  cards, envelopes, buttons, postage stamps, clothespins, paper clips, gems, flowers, ribbon, rick rack, lace, cut out letters, vintage ephemera, felt hearts, playing cards, and more!  It is all packaged up in a cute paperbag pocket envelope.  If you are interested in this, check out my etsy store!  Here are a few samples I made from the kit, plus I still have pieces left over!  Some of the supplies I used includes glitter designer paper from Stampin' Up, the Fun Flowers die also from Stampin' Up (I used newspaper that had been dyed with glimmermist to create the flowers), a sizzlet alphabet die to create the word "friends", a Close to My Heart stamp set called "Find Your Style", vintage postage stamps, some playing cards, vintage tickets... and more!