Thursday, March 28, 2013

Re~purposed Starbucks Frap bottle....

I love these Frappuccino bottles from Starbucks! They are perfect for cleaning out and filling up with anything that will fit. For mine, I added jelly beans. Sweetart brand are my fave!

The papers I chose for this project are digital files by Design by Dani called Easter Best. I got it from Jessica Sprague. I love the soft sherbet color palette.

I used the die from My Creative Time to cut out this tri-fold card. I cut two layers from the designer papers and rounded two of the corners. I also added a piece to peek out from under the front flap. I picked some Washi tapes that coordinated and wrapped them around the front mat before I glued it down to the front of the card. I used some hemp string and added a button using another die from MCT.  The mini paper clips are from Tim Holtz that I got at Michael's. 

Loving these colors!!! And love these button dies!

So, I also made an envelope to go with the card using the envelope die made for this tri-fold card. I wrapped washi tape around it as well. To keep it closed, I used some more of the same hemp string.

To go along with this tag, I made a little gift to give a friend. I love the Starbucks Frappuccino iced vanilla coffee. The bottle is perfect for filling with about anything, decorate to hide the label or work to get it off. I didn't mind it on cause the papers hide it. I cut a very thin strip of paper to hide the edge of the lid. 

I tied a knot with some gorgeous twill ribbon from Liz's Paper Loft. Tied a button with the hemp string to add some cuteness. I measured around the bottle and cut papers long enough to go around. I used a scallop edge punch for the bottom layer. Used Scor Tape to adhere to ensure a good stick. 

I used the two label dies and attached those with Scor Tape as well. The medallion on the front is made using the scallop and stitched circle dies. I used one of the circle stamps and then stamped a bunny in the center. 

For the flower on the top, I used the scallop stitched die. I cut six layers out to  make it. You can search my blog, I have another post showing how I do this. It was for a Technique Tuesday.  It's a good way to cover the top of the lid.

You can copy and paste this link to see the tutorial on the flower. 

Here's the gift card and the gift together. I know my friend will love it!

So, here's what you need to create one of your own.

Empty Starbucks bottle or something similar
My Creative Time

So, I am sure you can think of 100 things you can do with this type of bottle. Check out what supplies you have and whip up one of these for yourself or to gift. You will love it! Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 24, 2013


One last card using the super cute images from Peach Keen. Here is the other bunny that is in the set. Super cute! And as before, tried my hand with my Copic markers. And the awesome products from My Creative Time. The paper is by My Minds Eye called Unforgettable.

I think he came out pretty cute. Such a cute face! This is from the latest Stamp Of The Month kit over at Peachy Keen. 

I used Liquid Applique for the white fluffy parts of this bunny. I love that puffy look. Copic coloring isn't too bad to my eye...but a pro would probably have lots to say. That's ok....I'm still learning. I cut two of the tags and offset them just a bit to get a bit of a layer. I then cut off the top just under where the hole is.

This adorable sentiment and the banner are from My Creative Time. Miss Emma does a bang up job packing each new release with awesome stuff. Tied the ribbon on the patterned layer before attaching to the card base. Created a faux~bow again....easy and won't get so smashed in the mail. I curled up the ends a bit and put a dimensional in the center. Did a simple sewing line and used the colorless blender pen from Copic to make some simple design on the eggs.

I used a piercing mat to make the holes for three little button brads. Just another little touch of cuteness. I have this stuff in my stash...and even if it's not "hot" right now....I'm using them anyway. I paid for this stuff and I am determining to use it up!

So, here's what you will need to make this for yourself. 

Hope you like my card. There is still time to whip up a simple Easter card and get it in the mail. Pull out what supplies you have and make a cute card of your own. Happy Crafting!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hippity Hoppity...

Playing around today with my new stamp set from Peachy Keen's Stamp of the Month Club. I just love the little bunny images! Super sweet. I am also using my Copics which I haven't played with in a while. I am not so good with them yet, but good enough....for me, at this point, anyway. And of course, my fave stamps and dies ever....from My Creative Time! 

I used the doily die from My Creative Time and I layered it over some plain white doilies I got at Michael's. I like how the layered look came out. The papers I used came from the 6x6 pad by My Minds Eye called Memorable, 

This is one of the adorable bunnies in the stamp set for March from Peachy Keen. LOVE!!! And, a better look at my coloring....achhhh! Hey, you don't get better if you don't practice, right? I think it passes though.

And the stamp and die from My Creative Time. I added brads to each end and attached with dimensional adhesive. I tied the ribbon around the printed layers before attaching to the card base. Did the cheater method and tied the short piece on after.!

So, here's the list of items needed if you want to make one like this for yourself.

Ok, so there you have it. You still have some time to make some cute Easter treats. Get out your supplies and whip up some cute stuff. Happy crafting!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Flying High...

 I think this is the first Designer Challenge I've been in since joining the team. This was fun, I must say. Kim brought us a Tic Tac Toe challenge. Choose any column or row and use the three things listed. 
Here's the chart to choose from. I chose diagonal, top left to lower right. So, I used a die, added twine, and did some faux stitching. Guess that qualifies my project for this challenge, lol. Here is what I made.

When I saw the new kit over at SVGCuts, I knew I wanted to make the hot air balloon asap! This was really fun to make and I will be doing more! I used papers from the new Carta Bella release called Cool Summer. When I saw the cloud patterned paper I knew I would for sure use that one. Then I just chose a couple other to coordinate. And that cloud paper took me to the cloud dies with the plane and the banner. So, I jumped right in and this is what came out.

I added a couple clouds and attached with hot glue. It was easy to get it stuck without having to put a lot of pressure on the piece, and it stuck quickly. I chose to place the plane flying over the clouds, with the banner in tow.

I love this airplane die and the stamp that coordinates! So cute! And the clouds have that great stitching on the!

I thought this sentiment was quite suitable for an airplane and a hot air balloon. Love the detail in these dies...the way they layer and the curve...not to mention the stitching!

Not too easy getting a good pic of this! The blue ribbon is to hang it, but I couldn't figure out where to hang it and not get a "busy" entire! Hopefully you get the idea.

Anyhow, why don't you take a look at the chart, pick a row, gather up your stuff, and join with us in this Designer Challenge. We would love to see what you guys come up with! Head over to Miss Emma's blog and check out the other projects...then come on back and link yours! 

So, here's what I used to create this.

SVGCuts  ~ High Skies SVG Kit

Monday, March 11, 2013

Egg Hunt Fun...

Here it is, Scrappy Monday. I did layouts today for the upcoming Easter holiday. This year the grandkids might actually have fun hunting as last year they will infants still. So, sorry for no pics in the layouts, but I will be adding them after Easter and will update this post then. As before, these will be in 8x8 format as it's my fave size and I have 8x8 shadow box frames to have them on display for a bit before putting them in my album.

Here is the first page of two. I love the bright colors in this line of paper. It is from Cosmo Cricket and is called DeLovely. It is older, but I have lots of digital papers and print my own at home anytime I want. 

Here is the second page. For the journaling spot, I used two of the larger of the egg dies, and stamped them with one of the journaling stamps to get the lines.

Here are the two pages sided by side. Gives you and idea how they will look when I get them in the album. However, they will be in  my 8x8 shadowbox frames for awhile...I want to enjoy them.

I got these paper clips from Pick Your Plum some time back. The alpha bubble is from Tim Holtz and I got them at Hobby Lobby. A for Aleida and K for Karson.

In amongst the grass, I tucked eggs cut using the stitched egg die. Also added some of the cute bunnies. 

Here's another bunny peaking out from behind the pic. I thought it was cute to hide a few, after all this is an egg hunt layout. 

I used the letter dies to make the title....egg hunt fun....gotta love these letter dies!

To create this date embellishment, I used the Label Font Stamp Set and layered it onto another piece of designer paper.

So, here's what I used.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Happy Egg Hunting...

Here we are again for another 3D Wednesday. I love making 3D projects....well, I just love  making things with! Anyway, since our area isn't getting snow this year, it might just as well be spring. So, that's what I did...something for spring! This year I will have my two precious grand babies hunting for Easter eggs.  Can't wait! So, in anticipation of that, I made a little Easter basket.

Isn't it cute?! Bet you can't guess what I used to make it....yep, I used the new die for the slider box. I cut out four of them. If you notice on one end of the die, there is a half scallop. I scored right at that scallop and used that as the glue tab to glue the other panel to. I did the same thing for all four panels. When all glued, you have a cube with no bottom. When put together, add a wide strip of designer paper to go all the way around.

To make the bottom, I cut a square of cardstock 6 7/16 x 6 7/16. Score at 1 inch on all four sides. On two sides, cut the short score line up to the first long score line. Now, fold up the sides all around and glue sides in place. It will be tight, but you can now push it up into your cube to form a bottom. I pushed mine up to where the scallops the scallops almost act as feet all the way around. I am sure you know how to make a simple box, same deal just really short. There might even be tutorials out there. 

Isn't this bunny cute? I got this file from SVGCuts. It's one of their many cuddly characters. I used dimensionals under the head and the feet to add dimension. I used my Martha Stewart grass punch and made them two different widths. I layered the shorter on top of the wider. Do this on all four sides. I tucked my bunny and some eggs using the egg die, in and around the grass. Cut out a button with the new die, and added a hemp bow behind it. I attached it with hot glue. 

I also added some butterflies and another button with a hemp bow. I like to decorate more than just the front. The sides need to be cute as well. 

Here's the other side. I used the new bunny die. On one of them. I cut a bit off the bottom to make it shorter. Hidden in the grass. I'm soooo in love with all the new dies from the last set, I can't stop using them! And why should I, right?

 Here's the scallop stitched circle dies with one of the Easter all around stamps. Another little button and hemp bow added in the center. I hot glued it on a wire I had wrapped around a skewer. 

 I even added a butterfly to the handle using the new dies as well. To make the handle, I cute several pieces of the green with one of the dies that comes with the slider box. I cut a narrow strip of designer paper and glued it right up the center to make it a bit cuter. I love how this turned out. You can make these as simple or as fancy as you'd like. Simple if you're pressed for time, fancy if you want to take it to the next level. 

So, here is what you will need to make one of these.

SVGCuts ~ Bunny
Martha Stewart Grass Punch

I hope you enjoyed what I made to share today. If you like it, try making one for yourself! Use what you have, you don't need this stuff...I did cause I have it. Decorate it however you like. Happy Crafting!