Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Flutter Card

Hello, friends!  Guess what?!  I'm writing this while enjoying the absolutely fabulous outdoors!!!  I'm sitting on my back porch watching my youngest swing.  It is the perfect temperature out here, so I figured I would enjoy it before it gets beastly hot.  :o)
I thought I would share a fun butterfly card with y'all!  I made this sweet card using the For Always paper pack.

I absolutely love the chevron print paper!  I layered Honey card stock that I had embossed over top.  Then, on top of that, I layered a frame with the script print paper and the black glitter card stock.

Lots of butterflies make this card super fun!  I used Honey card stock layered with silver glitter paper, and a white paper butterfly on top.  :o)

I wanted to add a bit of a surprise, so I figured I would use the black tulle ribbon gathered with some white twine.  Another paper butterfly sits on top.  I really love this card!  :o)

Happy Crafting!


Supply List:

  • For Always paper pack (X7165B)
  • Black & Grey Glitter Paper (Z1829)
  • Black Tulle Ribbon (Z1798)
  • Baker's Twine Neutral Assortment (Z1701)
  • Flutter Paper Shapes (Z1463)
  • Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686)
  • Bling pins (discontinued)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Use Your Stash Blog Hop

It's another blog hop!!!  Yay!!!  This one is a very important one for me.  I don't know about you, but I am a hoarder of all things crafty!  This time, we were challenged to use something old with something new.  If you are coming from Judy Faye's blog, you are on the right track!

I have yet another NON card project to share with you!!!  Because today is the official first day of spring, and Easter is nearing, I thought it would be fun to do a little treat box with yummy jelly beans inside.  :o)  Who can say no to that?

I used the Cricut Artiste cartridge to cut this darling butterfly box out of the old Dotty For You paper.  Isn't it fun?!

The blue butterfly was cut with the same cartridge, but I used the new Claire paper for this one.  Then, I layered a paper butterfly on top with a bit of 3D foam tape.  The bling on the wings adds fun sparkle.

I also used some of our fun black net ribbon!!!  I just put a strip of red line tape on it and folded a few gathers into it.  I stuck it on the backs of each of the bottom butterfly's wings.  :o)  I think it will be a fun gift to give.

Very simple, and made very easy with the Artiste!!!

Now, hop your way on to Janet's blog to see more of what can be done with old and new!!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Technique Blog Hop: Black and White

Hello, friends!!!  Welcome to another fun blog hop.  I really hope you hop all the way through because the creations are just amazing!  What talented women!!! I said, this is a blog hop, and we are trying a fun technique of using only black and white.  If you are coming from Debi's blog, then you are in the right place!

Usually, I make cards.  That seems to be my happy place.  So, I decided to step out of my box and use the opportunity to make a home decor item.  I made a fun wreath using the Close To My Heart 'For Always' paper pack and the black and grey glitter paper.

I discovered that photographing a wreath is much more difficult than a card, so I tried to take several pictures to give you a better idea of what it looks like, really.  As always, it is much prettier in real life.  :o)

This was my first time making Kumata flowers.  I made one big one and two smaller ones.  I also cut out the various rolled flowers with the Cricut Artiste cartridge varying in size from 4 inches to 2 3/4 inches.

I used the different glitter paper to create the foliage.  I used three different types of leaves in the three different shades of black and grey.  Grey is a shade of white, right?  :o)

I really wish I had a better picture of this darling rosette!  It's my favorite flower of the bunch!  I used the chevron pattern to create it, and cut it out at 1 3/4 inches.  It turned out so darling!!!

To make the banner, I used the chipboard banner shapes, and cut the paper to cover it using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I also cut out this cute dragonfly.  I thought it would add such a cute touch.  I put the glittery layer on with 3-D foam tape, so it gives it dimension.  Love it!!!  Baker's twine hangs the banner onto the wreath with black roses at each end of the twine.

Here it is hanging on my door.  The lighting still isn't right, but like I said...wreaths are hard for me to figure out how to photograph.  :o)  I hope you have at least an idea of what it looks like!  It's sparkly and pretty.  Everything should have some sort of glitter, right?  LOL

Now, it's time to hop on over to Joy's blog to see what lovely creation she has come up with!!!