Monday, October 10, 2016

Paper Tassel and Matching Note Card Swap with Scrapdaworld

Hello my crafty friends!  I am excited to share with you a fun project I created for a swap over at Scrapdaworld youtube channel .

 She is hosting a matching paper tassel and notecard swap.
 This is the fun packaging I came up with for my swap.  Super simple but I thought it turned out so cute!
 I used my Minc to foil each person's name on their pacakge

 And there's my matching set.  I love the fun charms on the tassel. 
Each tassel was required to have  at least 2 beads and 2 charms.

Here's a quick video walk through of my project

Sunday, October 9, 2016

A fun Flip Book

 I'm excited to show you what I spent my Sunday morning creating!  I fun new flip book
 It's full of lots of textures and interactive pockets, flips, etc.

 With a surprise clear cover on the front, which gives this an added elements of  fun!
 I really love the interactive elements
 And all of the layers, textures and different papers

 Let's take a look page by page
 I created a fun shaker on the inside cover.

 This page opens up to a fun pocket
 A library pocket and gold doily vellum really add some jazz to these pages

 I used a paper bag folded over for the page on the left.  This was a fun idea that came to me about 2AM last night!
 Lots of fun goodies tucked inside the envelope and the paper bag
Want to see a video of the  book.... well here you go.... I just happen to have one below

Friday, October 7, 2016

Super quick and easy Halloween Embellishments

Another swap for our Facebook Group "Swap it!".  Halloween embellishments!  Come join in the fun!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

It's a Swap Box!

It's a SWAP BOX!  Yep, that's what I'm calling it!

How cute is this?  The cut file is by Lori Whitlock, you can find it here.  You can see how to assemble and a full tutorial at the end of this post.  

I love that you can fill the box with tags, and cards and all kinds of yumminess.

This is a standard A2 size card I made and it fits in the back pocket perfectly.  I added envelopes for the recipient as well.

As promised, here is a full tutorial on the assembly of this super cute Swap Box!  By the way, we are swapping these in Swap it! on Facebook.  I used my Cricut to cut the SVG by Lori.  It handles cardstock so well!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Halloween Crazy Dog Cards

Trick or Treat?  I am IN LOVE with the Crazy Dog stamps!  

I mean, seriously, is there anything cuter than a lab in a witches hat?  C'mon... I can't.

Don't forget to create some fun Halloween cards and spread the spookiness of Halloween! :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Halloween 6 Pocket Mini Swap

This is just a quick post to show another swap we are doing in Swap It! on Facebook.  We create this 6 pocket mini Pocket Swap.  It's a super quick and super fun swap!  Come join us!

Monday, October 3, 2016

File Folder Flip Book

 Hello again!  I hope you are having an amazing and happy day!    Today, I wanted to share with you another project I made for our Facebook group called SWAP IT!  This is a file folder flip.
 It's made completely from manilla file folders.  This was so much fun!  The theme was Flamingos and, as you can see, I've got my flamingo on center stage right on the front cover of my file folder flip.  I cut her with pink glitter paper from DCWV using my Cricut Explore.

The fie folder opens in four directions.  I just love going through and discovering the goodies in this style of flip book.

With each "flip" of the book there is a new, interactive stage to explore.

 A little flip here, a bigger flip there and, "oh, what's inside that cute little envelope?"

There is tons of real estate to let your imagination run free.

I created a quick video if you'd like to see this file folder flip up close and see how the pages turn.  Please join us in our Facebook Group "Swap it!" if you'd like to join in on the pen pal crafting fun of swapping file folder flips, pocket letters, tags and many other fun swaps.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Halloween Loaded Bag / Flip Bag with Tutorial

Hello!  Can you believe it's OCTOBER?  Oh my goodness, where did summer go?  I actually love that the season is changing, the air is crisper and the leaves are turning beautiful shades of autumn.  

Along with the beautiful season changes of Fall, comes October with its Halloween theme!  I'm not  a huge Halloween decorator, my kids are no longer participating in the Halloween events, but for some reason, it's one of my favorite crafting themes!

I've been busy making Halloween Flip Bags (some call them Loaded Bags) for our Swap it! Facebook group.  They are so much fun to make.  I love, love, love the layered look of flip bags and the multitude of textures going on.

Basically, you take a party bag (or make one with your CRICUT, see my video below) and fold it up on the bottom to make a pocket, then stuff it with goodies!

The more stuffed it is and the more layers you can get the better, in my opinion. 

Can you tell, I might be addicted?

Ok, so there's no doubt, I may have gone a little overboard!

But they are so fun!

Here's a quick video and free cut file if you'd like to make one with your Cricut or Silhouette.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

How I make Button Flair

 I have posted my fun flair binges and everytime I post them, I get tons of questions....
How do you make these?  Which machine do you have?  What size?
and every single time, I answer... I have a button maker.

Well now I've made a video.   I don't think I've ever been asked to do any other video as much as this.  Everything you wanted to know is answered and demonstrated in the video below.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Oak Tree Stamps - I Believe in Fairies Card

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I am up on the Oak Tree Stamps blog with this fun card featuring the Fairy Stamp Set.  This is such a great stamp set for so many occasions.  I also used the sentiments stamp set by Oak Tree.  The stamp sets come with free digital dies, meaning you can upload the dies to your die cut machine and have a perfect outline for your stamped images.  LOVE that feature.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Home of the Brave

I created this fun shirt for the 4th of July.  I used my Cricut Explore and Iron On.  I love how it turned out.  The blue is Blue Metallic Iron On from Cricut.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

I am so excited to be guest blogging on Lori Whitlock's blog today!

I used my Cricut Explore and several of Lori Whitlock's SVGs to create this fun card.

You can find all of the files at Lori's shop located here

Check out this video for a step by step tutorial:

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Cards using Oak Tree Stamps - June 2016 release

Oak Tree Stamps has a new release of stamps, and boy are they ever adorable!!  I LOVE this set inspired by Melody Lane.  It's called "Believe".  You can get it here.  It's full of inspirational words and a great focal point for any card!  USE COUPON CODE SPRINGSALE_LORRIE to get 10% off this weekend!!!

My next card was created using the new stamp set called "Layered Lilacs".  USE COUPON CODE SPRINGSALE_LORRIE to get 10% off this weekend!!!

This set is so fun!  The lilacs are versatile in that you can stamp them in other colors for a different look.  Check out that sentiment!  LOVE IT!

Be sure to stop by Oak Tree Stamps to see all the new lines of stamps and pick up a few on clearance!
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