I am still loving the Paper Message in a Bottle idea. See other samples in this previous post. I used the idea to create an end of the year teacher thank you for the smallest one’s Pre-school teacher. The smallest one colored and decorated the jar shape and picked out the Cherrios slide frame. This amazing teacher was also the short one’s teacher. She is a gift to these girls and to our family. A big thank you to teachers!
I used rubber stamps of mason jars, stamped them onto paper, scanned them into the computer, cleaned them up and blew the scale up to a larger size. Then I printed the graphic jars onto white card stock. I had the participants cut the jars out and glue them on three sides down to a colored card stock, leaving the top open so a paper note could be tucked in. Then they decorated each of their jars. They made some amazing projects! Here are the sample I created. I will post theirs into another post soon.
Every year I try to whip up some Valentines Day cards for the local shops. Even though the full force greeting card part of my business is now closed, I still love to make cards and produce them just for a choice few retailers. These four Valentines Day cards are available for only a few weeks of February 2013. They can be found at MADE in Central Phoenix. These are created using the YUDU screen-printer, Japanese Washi Tape and Markers. The bottom on is a red fabric jewelry bag with paper tickets inside.
My lovely friend T celebrated her birthday recently and hosted her own party with a shoe theme. The night was filled with ladies, champagne, good food and all things shoes. In honor of the event I created a painting for her using the theme. I also made a companion card to go along with the art. It was a fun project!
Bazzill Basics Paper is offering an opportunity for crafters and card makers – they are hosting a Card Swap. Read on for details:
Bazzill wants everyone to discover the love of card making – to enjoy making something and giving it away. So Bazzill created Card Swap, a fun activity that invites card makers to register to join (it’s FREE), create 10 of the same card, send them into Bazzill and get their own card and nine others back from people all over the United States. The swap always have a theme and a specific paper to include, but the variety of cards that arrive are unbelievable. People that participate continue joining each swap and new people join in every time. To encourage participation, we have created this kit (shipping ends 1/15/13).
Bazzill Card Swap Starter Kit – ($20 value)
Send $10 to cover postage and handling and receive:
Use the Basics Red Devil paper to make ten cards for Bazzill’s Card Swap. Mail in your creations and get your own card and nine other cards from swappers. For more info and to register to play, visit: http://swaps.bazzillbasics.com/
Paper offer available through January 15, 2012. Allow 2 to 3 weeks for shipping.
Mail to: Card Swap Starter Kit, Bazzill Basics Paper, 7001 W. Erie St., Ste. 2, Chandler, AZ 85226. U.S. addresses only.
The Halloween decorating projects continue. For today’s installment I created paper bag luminaries by cutting the bird and tree shapes out using my Cricut. I laid the shapes down onto the brown bags and then coating them with a dark grey spray paint. These are filled with sand and tea lights and will line the driveway on Halloween night.
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The little ladies are really looking forward to the Oogie Loves Big Balloon Adventure Movie so in preparation for it opening today we made some Oogie Loves crafts. I mean because it takes place in Lovely Loveville and Lovely Lula is loving that! Also, the site is filled with printables, games, coloring pages.
Inspired by Schluufy who is a fluffy hugger we created a soft cute pillow out of felt.
Inspired by Zoozie who is Sparkelicious! We printed the masks off the site and sparkled them up!
We also created our own Windy Window.