I drank way too many Diet Dr. Peppers late tonight (well last night actually) and am still wide awake. As I sat at my desk rummaging through the things I still hadn’t gotten put away I came across this black ribbon and electric blue lace. It inspired me to whip up a card and I’ve decided to mail this card to my oldest daughter in one of my nifty DIY bubble envelopes. It’s really rather simple, but I’m sure she’ll love it all the same!
A2 Card Base (mine is Core’dinations)
1 41/8 by 53/8 (use solid color)
1 4 by 51/4 mat designer paper mat (mine is K & Company)
Lace (Joann’s — 1.99 for 4 yards)
Adhesive (hot glue, foam dots, ATG)
Spellbinders Beaded Ovals, Small and Large Classic Ovals
Manual die cutting machine (mine is the Grand Calibur)
Ink (I used Memento)
Verve Stamps (New Mercies)
Heat fix bling
Hot fix tool (or I-Rock)
String of pearls
Ok…ready set go…adhere your solid colored mat to your card base and set aside. Hot glue your lace to your ribbon then affix to your patterned paper mat and hot glue your string of pearls. Using the manual die cutting machine of your choice cut the largest beaded oval die in your card base color, cut the largest of your two ovals using the same color as your solid mat, and finally cut the smaller of your ovals on a light piece of cardstock (I used white) for maximum clarity with your sentiment. This sentiment comes from the New Mercies set by Verve and is perfect for my daughter who is struggling to wait upon the Lord for the deepest desires of her heart. I hope it will encourage her and brighten her day both.
Next I matted the larger of the plain ovals to the beaded oval using homemade foam dots, stamped my sentiment, adhered it to the oval with my ATG and then used more foam dots to pop it up off the card a bit. I was originally oriented this card vertically, but liked the horizontal look better and re-did it. Once my beaded oval was adhered to my card base I placed heat set bling to the center of each bead on my oval and really love how doing so gave this project some extra pizzazz.
Be sure to head over to Verve where all stamps are 20% off through the 4th! When you place your order, tell Katrina and Julee I sent you!
or at least that’s what Templeton says is Charlotte’s Web. This year I decided to enter some of my crafty items in the smorgasbord of still exhibits at the county fair. I’m not sure what the end result will be and it was rather nerve-wracking and a tad scary submitting my work to be judged voluntarily; however, I’m already glad I did!!!! Here’s what I entered:
To see more pictures of the inside of this toilet paper core album, please read this post.
In addition to these 3 paper projects, I also entered 4 photos. You can see which ones I selected on my photog blog Captured Faithfule. I will let you know what the results of these entries were as soon as I find out!
You know, nothing says love like an awesome quilt. I can remember my grandmother using the cardboard backs of tablets to make templates for her quilts and hand sewing square after square after square. The image of her with her needles in her mouth is one of my fondest memories of my grandmother. RIP Grandma, you are missed terribly!
I however, cannot sew for the life of me. I can’t cut out a pattern, I can’t quilt, I can’t cut straight without a paper trimmer (and even then half the time I can’t cut straight still) and I can’t even use my sewing machine to sew on paper, let alone anything else. So…I created this faux quilt card instead:
For details on how I did it, please watch my video below!
regularly scheduled programming with this special….wait I don’t have any regularly scheduled program. My bad! Lately I’ve shown you sneak peeks of the album I’m currently working on, but today I want to deviate a little (mostly because I don’t have anything new to show you yet) and share a tutorial instead. After watching a video by my good friend Sherry from Up or Down They’re Beautiful on how to make your own paper sacks, I decided to try making my own padded envelopes. It took a couple tries to get it just right, but I’m now completely happy with the result and they only take minutes to create. Here’s one of mine:
Watch me make the padded/bubble envelope shown above in action in the video below!
I am so pleased with how the album I’m working on is coming out. At the risk of sounding braggart, I have really outdone and amazed myself. I’ve had my eye on the cameo I used for this closure for some time now. The other day I walked into Joann’s and it was 50% off PLUS I got to use my student discount and my album just wouldn’t look right with any other closure (isn’t it amazing what we say to ourselves to justify a purchase lol) so I picked a couple up (you know I might find another PERFECT project for it right?!?!?). I’m very happy with how this turned out and can’t wait to finish up my album so I can do a video showing it off.