February 2010

Archive for February, 2010

Snow Day in Metro Atlanta!

I am about 30 miles out of Atlanta, Georgia and we got some snow today. Hope I can get these pics to work. Had some trouble getting the last ones to work right.

Birthday Card

This is a birthday card I made for a great friend of mine. It is a 5×7 card. The top is embossed with the Happy Birthday Cuttlebug folder and the blue one at the bottom is embossed with Swiss Dots. I used the ribbon over the place the two were put together. I matted it on a sheet from the DCWV  Mariposa mat stack. Very pretty papers!  The flower on the inside is a Close to my Heart stamp that I colored with Prismacolor pencils. Let me know what you think!

Valentine’s Day Sour Cream Containers

These are some very easy sour cream containers that I made for my mom to give to her co-workers. I used 8×8 sheets of paper that I cut in half. I did cut about a 2 inch strip off the bottom that I ended up using for a different project. I ran the sheets through the Cuttlebug for some texture. Use double sided tape (I used a Glue Glider Pro) on both long sides and one short side. Roll it up so it looks like a toilet paper roll and seal one of the ends. Fill it up with goodies and seal the other end in the opposite direction than the first. This size container holds 8 Hershey Kisses. I then used my paper crimper on both ends to help seal the tape and give it a more finished look, but this isn’t necessary. I just like the way it looks. The tag is a Marvy punch. It is stamped with my “Handmade for you by…” personalized stamp and inked with a little Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink, just on the edges. I added a couple strands of curling ribbon and held it in place with a gold colored mini brad. These are super simple and can be made quickly. These would make great party favors as well. Where was this idea when I was helping my sister with her wedding??? LOL. I know you’ll see this, Leslie, and yes, I really wish I had seen these before! 

Valentines Day Projects

I have also done a couple of those super cute Target mailboxes. For those who may not be familiar with them, they are small metal mailboxes that come for the $1 bargain bins at Target. Once altered, these make adorable gifts. I only have pics of one of them so far, but still have a couple more to make. (And the pics of the first one just didn’t come out right. Will have to try that again later.) To do this mailbox, I used a 12X12 sheet of printed paper (also from the target bargain bin) that I cut into a 4″ wide strip. The 4×12 fits this mailbox perfectly. To get around the flag, I used a 1/4″ round punch and made a slit with the scissors to get it around the flag. For the pink pieces on the flag, I used the Cuttlebug die to get the stamp shape, then ran it through again with the “Love” embossing folder. The word “Sweetie” on the side is cut from the Love Struck mini cartridge at, I think, 2 inches. I also got the heart on the front from Love Struck, but it was originally supposed to have been a heart with a banner across it. This was the shadow function of the cut. The regular cut kept giving me a hard time getting it off the mat, so I gave up and just cut the banner ends off the shadow cut and used it as a regular heart. The name was written on with Marvy Wet Embossing markers and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. These are small, but I managed to get more stuff in there than I expected. Inside it has 2 of the travel size bottles from Bath and Body Works, a small box of Sweetheart candies, and a small lip gloss from Michael’s. Hope you like it!Target Mailbox

and so the lion fell in love with the lamb Pictures, Images and Photos
And so the Lion fell in love with the lamb Pictures, Images and Photos