Friday, July 23, 2010

Glittery Hairbow Holder

Here is another fun hairbow holder!! I got the wooden plaque from Wal-Mart for $1.12! Can't beat that. The wooden butterfly also came from Wal-Mart but they no longer sell them. I used blue painters tape for made the stripes. And for the flower border along the bottom I used blue painters tape and punched it with a Martha Stewart border punch...It made sort of a stencil. All paint colors, ribbon, and border punch were also purchased at Wal-Mart.

Lastly, I added the Prima flowers and buttons. I used my Glitter Mod Podge to cover the whole plaque and just on the raised portion of the butterfly!!

I am soon going to venture out and TRY to sell a few things on Etsy!! This will be my first listing. Wish me luck!!

Simple card...

Here I am again!! I have been posting more than usual this week!! I love it though!!

I made this card for no particular reason...Just got the idea and went with it!! I usually used more bright and girly colors but decided to "step out of the box". I cut several strips of coordinating paper and place them side by side on a cardstock matte that I punched with a border punch. And added the ribbon and buttons. There you go! A simple card!! I didn't add a sentiment yet. I like to keep a couple of blank cards in my stash so I can add that later if I need a specific type of card. That's a good tip!!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Disney Princess Birthday Invitations

My oldest daughter is turning 4 in August. She love Disney Princesses, so of course we must a Disney Princess themed party. I love making cards and such, so I figured this was a good chance to create something special for her birthday!!

I just used some pink and blue cardstock and some patterened paper from Disney Princess paper pad. The latered shapes were cut from the Once Upon a Princess cartridge. I simply printed the "Princess Hailey is Turning 4" from my computer. And just added a little ribbon to bring out the green in the patterned paper.

For the inside, I used the Invitation cuttlebug folder. And used a Disney Princess stamp set to stamp the castle. I fell in love with the inside of this card!! I was proud of myself. lol

I used the same stamp set to create matching envelopes!!
I am currently working on some matching goodie bags, so stay tuned for that post!!!
Have a great night!!

Initial Hairbow Holders

Hello Everyone!!
I hope everyone is having a great day!! Mine didn't start off to well. I woke up with a killer headache. But thankfully after some ibuprofen and my husband watching the kids and letting me sleep it off, I am much better now. So I thought I would post these adorable hairbow holders I made yesterday. My friend texted me yesterday morning wanting to know if I could make two more hairbow holders for her by Saturday. They are for a birthday party. Of course I said yes!! I love making these things!!!
Since I had already done the Personalized Name Plaque in bright pink and island blue color, I figured I would just use the same colors for the hairbow holders. I love the color combo! It's so bright and summery (not sure if that's even a word)
Anyway, I bought the wooden letters at Hobby Lobby for $2.49 a peice. I just painted the letters with the pink and blue colors. Then went over just the top portion of the letter with Extreme Glitter paint (from Wal-Mart) It adds just the right amount of sparkle. Then I used some coordinating Prima flowers and buttons to add a little embellishment. And lastly, I hot glued the ribbon for the streamers and hanger.
I have one more hairbow holder that I will be postly in the next few days. Stay tuned and have a great day!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Personalized Name Plaque

Materials needed:

-Wooden craft shape-your choice
-Acrylic paints
-Foam brushes
-Glitter Mod Podge (optional)
-Prima flowers
-Contact paper-to create stencil
-Cricut-to cut stencil

Start by painting the whole plaque with your base color.
I used my cricut to cut out a stencil from the contact paper. I used the Simply Sweet cartridge for this stencil. Place the contact paper where you want it on the plaque and rub down the edges. Then go over the stencil with the base color. This allows you to get a crisp edge by sealing the stencil.

Next, paint over the stencil with your second color. This may take several coats to cover your base color. When the paint is dry, peel up the stencil. Give plenty of dry time because your paint may peel up too if it's not completely dry.

After removing the stencil, apply the glitter Mod Podge. I did two coats if this. I love the sparkle it gives. I got the glitter Mod Podge on clearance at Hobby Lobby for around $4.00!!

This is how it looks after two coats of the glitter Mod Podge!!! Love it!

Lastly, I added some Prima flowers and buttons to dress it up! Then hot glued the ribbon on the back for the hanger! I absolutely love making these! So easy! And they make great birthday gifts. If you have questions, just ask!!
I made 3 hairbow holders today too!! I will post those very soon!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Owl Goodie Bag Toppers

Hello Everyone!!

Finally, here is the pic of the owl goodie bag toppers I have been promising!! I think they turned out so so cute!! We did a pink and brown theme...These were made for my daughters 1st birthday party. Everyone loved them!! I filled the cello bags with candy for the older children. And for the younger guests I filled them with colorful Goldfish!! They were a big hit! And sooo easy to do! The owl was cut from the Stamping Solutions cartridge and the 1 was cut from Plantin Schoolbook. I had so much fun making these.

Have a great weekend and HAPPY CRAFTING!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

1st Birthday Card

I hope everyone is having great 4th of July holiday!! I had to work today but fortunately I got off early! Yay!
My niece is turning 1 in just over a month and I made this card for her!! It's hard to believe my daughter and my little niece are already almost 1 year old. They are only a month apart, so they will always have someone to play with (or fight with) lol!
The flower on this card is from the Stamping Solutions cartridge. The "1" is cut from Plantin Schoolbook. I layered several flower cuts to get lots of dimension. Then I added stickles to the one, which I think looks great and adds just the right amount of bling!! I did something a little different with the ribbon this time! Instead of just using 1 color, I used two. I love the look it gives! Finally, I added the blue button with a glue dot to finish off the flower!
I hope my little niece loves her birthday card!