We still have weeks more of winter, but I am already yearning for the warmer days of spring. I adore the bright and beautiful flowers of the season, and find that they lift my spirits like nothing else. I find that I often start making cheerful projects to help me get over the winter blues. This fun card is sure to brighten someone’s day as well.
Flower Pot Card Supplies:
- Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Bright Assorted Tags
- ColorCore Cardstock Brights
- Vellum Quotes and Titles Sentiments
- Sand-It Gadget
- Punch Bunch – Small Cherry Blossom, Large Cherry Blossom, Medium Birch Leaf
- Heartfelt Creations Decorative Flower Pot Die
- Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal
- May Arts Ribbon KB-33
- Adhesive Pearls
Step 1. Score a piece of cardstock along the top edge of the card base (large enough to accommodate the flower pot die). Tape the die so the top cutting edge is off of the cardstock, and cut.
Step 2. Die cut the smaller sized flower pot and distress the surface with the Sand-It Gadget.
Step 3. Machine stitch the smaller pot onto the larger one, leaving the top open to form a pocket.
Step 4. Decorate the flower pot with die cuts and ribbons.
Step 5. Use the smaller die to draw a line to trim a large tag, so that it will fit into the pocket, while leaving enough visible at the top to add flowers.
Step 6. Decorate the tag with flowers, ribbon and vellum sentiment.
Step 7. Slide into the pocket to finish.
I hope that I have put a little spring into your day! Thanks for stopping by.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of the year to create nostalgic projects to give to your loved ones. Tussy Mussies became popular during the Victorian period, but I’ve updated this idea, using the new, trendy Kraft Polka Dot Pops paper.
Valentine Tussy Mussy Supplies:
- Kraft Polka Dot Pops Paper
- Kraft Core Shattered Collection
- Sand-It Gadget
- Darice Valentine Heart Embossing Folder
- May Arts Ribbon 466-38-17
- Crepe Paper
Step 1. Cut a half circle to form the cone. Mark the center on the backside, to assist in forming the cone.
Step 2. Use Scor-tape to attach the sides.
Step 3. Punch a hole on each side of the cone and use to add a ribbon holder.
Step 4. Take about 4 yards of crepe paper, sew through the center to pleat, and add to the cone with Scor-tape.
Step 5. Embellish the crepe ruffle with satin ribbon.
Step 6. Emboss the Valentine heart with the folder. Sand the raised edges.
Step 7. Cut the heart out and attach to the cone.
Step 8. Fill with tulle and other goodies of your choice.
This is an easy project to put together, and one that can be changed for any season or holiday. Thanks for stopping by!
The holidays may be over, but we still have a few more months of wintery weather. Bring a little light into the season, with this shimmery tea-light lantern. Add a battery powered tea light, and the vellum paper allows a beautiful glow.
Winter Wonderland Lantern Supplies:
- Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Pop Dot Paper
- Adhesive Glitter Paper
- Sizzix Bigz Die – 3D Luminary
- Heartfelt Creations Banner and Trees Die (Snowflake)
- Martha Stewart Punch
- May Arts Ribbon
- Stampendous Shaved Ice
- Other: Winter floral branches
Step 1. Die cut 2 sets of the Luminary die.
Step 2. Score the cuts as marked on the cuts.
Step 3. Add vellum to the backside of the windows with double-sided tape.
Step 4. Assemble the lantern with double-sided tape.
Step 6. Die cut snowflakes and glue to the center of the vellum window.
Step 7. Embellish the lantern with Shaved Ice, snow border punch, ribbon and floral stems.
So instead of heading out into the winter weather, stay inside where it’s warm and create your own winter wonderland!
Hi all! Tami Mayberry here today to share some CAS cards that you can make in minutes using two Pop Dot card bases.
Pop Dot Card Supplies
- 2 contrasting Pop Dot card bases for each card
- Gina K. Designs Simple Hearts stamp set
- Clearsnap Beetle Black pigment ink pad
- May Arts white ribbon
- Sizzix Scallop Circle Framlits dies
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Fiskars corner rounder
- Adhesive foam dots
- Paper adhesive
Step 1: Round bottom corners of both black dot and white dot cards.
Step 2: Trim 2-inches from bottom edge of white pop dot card base; adhere to black card base.
Step 3: Wrap front with ribbon.
Step 4: Stamp heart image onto inside of remaining piece of white dot card. Die-cut around image using scalloped circle die.
Step 5: Attach die-cut shape to card front using foam dots.
And you are done! Just 5 easy steps to a thoughtful handmade greeting.
Can you believe that the year is almost over, and soon we will be celebrating 2015?!! I’ll admit, New Year’s is not a huge crafting holiday….but, this is a cute decoration that is simple, but has the right holiday flare.
New Year’s Top Hat Supplies:
- Core Basics 12 x 12 80 lb White and Black Cardstock
- Glitter Silk
- White Assorted Tags
- Darice Paper Mache Top Hat
- Darice Stickerz 1219-36
- May Arts Ribbon
- Noor! Designs Gears Die
- Xyron Adhesive
This was really easy to put together.
Step 1: Cover the Darice paper mache hat with Black Core Basics.
Step 2: Cut various die cuts out of different Coredinations. I used the Glitter Sill (Black) and some Core Basics in white for contrast. Die cuts and ribbons was a fun way to bling it up a bit. The Glitter Silk paper was perfect, because it added sparkle without the mess.
Step 3: Add May Arts ribbon around the base.
Step 4: Tuck Core Tag into the hatband after adding the date with stickers. . This tag was crisp and clean, but you could easily make the tag over the top fancy, to keep as a memento. Each year, the tag could be exchanged to ring in the new.
Enjoy for a fun and festive New Year!
I love the chalkboard look, and knew that these Stampendous sentiment stamps would look really great embossed in white on some Chalk Core.
Chalk Core Christmas Tag Supplies:
- Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock
- Stampendous “Tis the Season” Stamp Set
- White Embossing Powder
- Embossing Ink Pad
- Heat Embossing Tool
- Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils
- Eyelet/Eyelet Setter
- May Arts Ribbon
Step One: Trim Chalk Core Cardstock to 2″x4″. Sand cardstock.
Step Two: Stamp sentiment in the center of tag with embossing ink, and wet emboss using white embossing powder. Add stamped shapes to tags, heat embossing between each element.
Step Three: Color in stamped images with a white colored pencil to make the image opaque.
Color images with colored pencils over the white.
Step Four: Finish tag. Trim top two corners of tag. Add eyelet and ribbon. Add swirls to tag using a white colored pencil. Repeat for additional tags! A trendy and classy way to dress up a holiday gift!