Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fleurette clippies!

It's very possible I'm addicted to making these cute little hair clips! I loved these Fleurettes from last year's catalog, and I had saved them, knowing I would eventually (ha!) come up with the perfect project for them! Super easy, they'll get used, and you should see the smiles on my daughters' faces when they wear 'em!

This year, the Stampin Up catalog has plain white fleurettes (page 180). You could die them to match a certain outfit, or add colorful accents with felt or other fabric. They don't have to be for hair, either! Use them on your cards or scrapbook pages, or add them to a backpack or book bag!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Felt gift bag

I made this to hold a gift for my friend Brandi! It's very simple, but a fun way to package an oddly shaped gift! (what was inside, not Brandi!) I used the Flower Layers die to cut my felt and then stitched it to accent the shapes. It's easy and simple! You could sew the bag by hand if you wanted to, but I used my sewing machine. The Real Red corduroy brad was perfect for the flower center!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Stampin Addicts Birthday Blog Hop

We're celebrating the first birthday for Stampin Addicts! Check out the great projects my friends made! Click here to go to the list of stops!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Coaster Box!

My friend Holly posted this coaster 3D challenge over on Stampin Addicts! She's so great at coming up with these! Here is my version, made with the Welcome Neighbor DSP you can get FREE during Sale-a-bration!

I love the satin ribbon--it is so lovely to work with. My little ribbon rose is made from the Pretty in Pink satin, and the handles and "stripe" are from Chocolate Chip. 

I added the doodling because I want to be like my fabulous friend Brandi when I grow up! She has such a talent for details, and this is as close I can come to her genius. :-)

Try making one today and upload it at Stampin Addicts!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Big Shot Felt Pretties


Have you noticed how everyone is using the Big Shot with fabrics lately??? I've fallen in love with textile die cutting! I joined a swap on Stampin Addicts and soon I'll be able to show you what I made! 

Meanwhile, here is a sampling. The basket is cut from felt with the Baskets and Blooms die, and then stitched together. It's decorated with stitched felt from the Sweet Pea collection (117266, Occasions Mini p 32). They are really fun, and brighten up any project! The wide hair clip is made with small felt flowers die cut from the Baskets and Blooms die, and the centers are from the Sweet Pea felt again. The two front clips are also from the Sweet Pea felt. 

What have you made with fabric and the Big Shot???

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Kind Word on an Easel!

Anybody else in the mood for spring??? We have had pretty warm weather here for February, and my daffodils and crocus are peeking up, but I'd love to see the sun instead of clouds!

This is the easel card we made for club last week. Easel cards are "hot" these days, and they are SUPER easy! This is a square card, cut at 8 x 4, then scored at 4 and 2. Attach your front panel to ONLY the bottom of the card front. Then create an inside decoration that will help prop up the front. Easy!

I love this set--A Kind Word. I was a Holly Hobbie fan as a little girl, and this set reminds me of her!

Stamps: A Kind Word (p 53), Vintage Labels (SAB)
Paper: Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Watercolor
Ink: Basic Gray
Wide Oval Punch (p 186), Scallop Trim Corner punch (Occ 11), Earth Elements Brads (p 179), Old Olive Satin Ribbon (Occ 27), Polka Dots Emb Folder (Occ 35), Watercolor Wonder Crayons (p 154)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Vintage Friends

We made this card at Club last night! Don't you wish you'd been there??? {smile}

We made Faux Lace using the Pinking Hearts border punch and the crimper, then we sponged lots of ink on it to make it look, well, *vintage*! The shimmery white layer was stamped and sponged till it looked like DSP--my daughter even asked which paper it was! LOL

LOTS of sponging on this card! Go ahead and try one!

Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Paper: Perfect Plum, Soft Suede, Pale Plum, Shimmery White, Vanilla
Ink: Perfect Plum, Soft Suede, Pale Plum
Accessories: Pinking Hearts border punch, crimper, Soft Suede grograin, sticky strip

Monday, February 8, 2010

More Mini Milk Cartons


I made a bunch of these to mail to Susie, so she'd have some valentines to give out! They really do go together quickly, and I think I filled 4 or 5 from a regular size bag of Valentine M&Ms. I need to make a couple more before Valentines Day sneaks up on me! Are you ready? 

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Regal Rose, Real Red
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Vintage Jumbo Wheel, 5/8 Satin and Grosgrain ribbons, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The houses in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood, in your neigh-bor-hood!


Another card made just with the Welcome Neighbor DSP pack, available only for FREE as a Sale-a-bration reward!  There are several color schemes of this print in the pack, and they make a wonderful card, don't you think? 

I sponged Old Olive ink around the edges, then layered onto Pumpkin Pie and then the Old Olive card base. There is room at the top to stamp a greeting, if I want to later.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Butterflies in the neighborhood

It's a little early for butterflies to be in my actual neighborhood. It snowed today. {sigh} But these little beauties will brighten up the day! This is another card from the set I made for Susie. Very simple again, but I think it's a fun card!

Aren't those butterflies yummy? Super easy with the new Beautiful Wings embosslit! I love those little babies--so easy to use, and you get embossing and punching all in one Big Shot pass!

Paper: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Welcome Neighbor DSP (SAB Freebie)
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Scallop Trim Border (SAB Freebie)