Monday, October 20, 2014

Wintertime Gift Box & Greeting Card


Happy Monday Everyone!

I was lucky enough this past weekend to attend one of the Fall Conference Sessions held in Regina! It was so nice to finally put faces to names and create with a very talented group of ladies!  I love how crafting can bring people together!!

While I was there we made a couple of Make and Takes, a greeting card and a gift box.  Now I must say I completely overlooked the Gift Box Punch Board in the Holiday Catalogue simply because I thought "I have the Envelope Punch Board already" but boy was I wrong!  This is an AMAZING tool - this box came together in literally minutes!  It creates boxes up to 4" x 4" which is a perfect size for goody giving any time of the year.

Card Supplies:
Stamp Set: Wintertime
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Under the Tree Specialty DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone Trim, Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue

Box Supplies:
Stamp Set: Letterpress Winter, Wintertime
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
Big Shot: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Window Frame Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits
Accessories: Gift Box Punch Board, Old Olive Blendabilities, Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone Trim, Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen Ribbon, Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, Sticky Strip, Hole Punch

Both boys are at school today so I'm off to get my creative juices flowing!  I think attending the Conference and seeing all the beautiful projects/cards on display was just what I needed to get me motivated and inspired again :)

Have a wonderful day - I'll see you all back here in a day or two!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

On Target - Hunting/Camouflage Birthday Party!




Hello There!

It's been forever since I blogged and I must say I've missed you!  I've been busy doing the "mom" thing but I thought I'd drop in while I had a chance and share some of the projects from my youngest son's birthday party that we celebrated at the beginning of the month.

Both my boys love the outdoors and anything to do with hunting, animals, camouflage, orange gear, or anything remotely related to the above, so I thought it might be neat to center a party around that theme.  And of course any great party always starts out with a cool invitation giving party guests a clue of what is to come.  The deer silhouette from the Remembering Christmas set was retired with last years Holiday Catalogue but I just couldn't resist using it here - its perfect!

Supplies:

Stamp sets: Remembering Christmas, Gorgeous Grunge, Make a Wish
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pear Pizazz, Mossy Meadow, Baked Brown Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso
Accessories: Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, My Digital Studio, Stamp-a-ma-jig

I began by creating a target in My Digital Studio then I printed it out on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock measuring 4" x 5 1/4".  I then alternately stamped images from the Gorgeous Grunge set on the entire piece of card stock using the following ink colors: Pear Pizazz, Mossy Meadow, Baked Brown Sugar, and Chocolate Chip.  I then lined up the deer silhouette into the center of the target with my Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamped with Early Espresso ink.  I glued the completed image to a Pumpkin Pie mat measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (same size as a card front so it would fit perfectly into an envelope). The sentiment from the Make a Wish Set was stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Pumpkin Pie card stock and adhered to the front of the invite.

On the reverse side of the invite I simply added all the party info into my Photoshop program, printed it onto computer paper, and adhered to the card stock with Multi-Purpose glue.

I also made a few labels for the snack table.  Each were created in Photoshop, printed out and adhered to Pumpkin Pie card stock folded tent card style.


The kids loved this one!  It was placed beside a bowl of chocolate covered raisins ;)



And of course a hunting birthday party would not be complete without the cake!  The boys have tons of hunting related toys that we've picked up at Cabela's over the last few years so I used them as inspiration to decorate the cake.  I think it may be my favorite cake that I've made so far :)



And just in case your wondering what the cake looked like on the inside...why CAMO of course!!  I found the coolest tutorial online and when we cut into the cake it actually looked like camouflage - too neat!!  Here's a photo of the cakes pre-baked:

And what they looked like after being baked; a lot of extra work but the boys were pretty excited which makes it all worth while!

If you are interested in a tutorial on how to recreate the "camo" effect on the invite, please let me know in the comments below.  I'm working on a birthday card where I'd like to incorporate this technique so it would be easy to do if anyone is interested.

I'll be back soon with a new technique I found that I can't wait to share with you so be sure to check back for that!  Until next time...
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Craft Project Central - Fall Fest Card Box Set - Sept. Bonus Project!


Hello!

Welcome to the final installment of Craft Project Central's September projects!  

Summer is just about over, and it's time to be thinking about Fall.  This card set is centered on the Fall season, and the box is made with the Gift Box Punch Board.  There are six cards in this set, along with matching envelopes made with the Envelope Punch Board.  This box set would make a great gift, and would also make a great card class.

This wonderful project was created by Christy!  If you enjoyed this project, head over to Craft Project Central and leave her a comment!

If you would like to subscribe to September's Craft Project Central simply click HERE to sign up! And don't forget to check out all of the other fabulous projects while you're there!  **To obtain the Bonus Projects you must do the following: subscribe to two or more months in a row, put the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or refer a friend when you subscribe.**

Have a wonderful day!!
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Craft Project Central - Kinda Eclectic Gift Set!


Hello!

This gift set is fun and unique.  it includes a hand stamped bowl, earrings, a gift box, and a coordinating card.  The bowl makes a fun little catch-all for your jewelry or other small items.

This wonderful project was created by Boni!  If you enjoyed this project, head over to Craft Project Central and leave her a comment!

If you would like to subscribe to September's Craft Project Central simply click HERE to sign up! And don't forget to check out all of the other fabulous projects while you're there!

Have a wonderful day!
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Craft Project Central - Halloween Frame & Card Ensemble


Hello!

It's that spooky time of the year!  This frame is the perfect decor for any home...just put a picture of your little goblin inside!  Or with this card make it a perfect gift for any teacher!

This wonderful project was created by Heidi!  If you enjoyed this project, head over to Craft Project Central and leave her a comment!

If you would like to subscribe to September's Craft Project Central, simply click HERE to sign up! And don't forget to check out all of the other fabulous projects while you're there!

Have a wonderful day!
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Checking In & New Tutorials!


Howdy!

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've done a proper blog post!  Truth be told I haven't been spending much time in my card room at all - I have a few unfinished projects that I'm going to have to blow the dust off before finishing I think!

We've had tons of changes happening in our household this Fall.  My oldest son began Kindergarten and although he'd attended a Pre-K program the year before and I was fine with that, as it turns out I wasn't so fine letting my baby go to "real" school LOL.  I always jokingly said I'd cheer when he started school but instead I left the classroom only to make it my car before bursting into tears.  

Our youngest son started attending school as well; he'll have a full two years in the same Pre-K program our oldest attended last year.  Schedules are a little chaotic; my oldest attends every other day all day and my youngest goes four days a week in the mornings.  Three weeks in I'm starting to sort it all out but my calendar looks like a war zone!

As I mentioned, I have a few projects on the go and as usual a list a mile long of future ideas I'd love to tackle.  Until I'm able to share them with you've I've added 3 NEW TUTORIALS to my Tutorial Store - Spiderman Card in a Box, Super Mario Toadstool Card in a Box, and Lego Movie "Emmet" Card in a Box.  With each tutorial you'll receive instructions on how I assemble the card in a box base along with detailed photos to re-create each punch art character plus tons of little tips and tricks along the way!  If you purchase a tutorial you'll receive an email from Fast Wagon including the link for the PDF so you can download your purchase immediately and get straight to creating!  





Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll be back soon with brand new projects to share :)
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Craft Project Central - Stained Glass Lantern & Card!


Brighten up your fall decor with this lovely and bright stained glass lantern.  The jewel toned windows are sure to brighten up your space.  Give this lovely lantern as a gift to someone extra special with the matching card.

This wonderful project was created by Amanda!  If you enjoyed this project, head over to Craft Project Central and leave her a comment!

If you would like to subscribe to September's Craft Project Central, simply click HERE to sign up! And don't forget to check out all of the other fabulous projects while you're there!

Have a wonderful day!
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