Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gift Card Dress Up!

I picked up a Menards Gift Card for my mother for her birthday (it's what she asked for) and I wanted to dress it up a little instead of just handing her the gift card in the little envelope from the store.

I am so in love with crafting that I look for any opportunity to craft. I really could have just given it to her plain (since it's after her birthday now) but I so enjoy the smiles on people's faces when they get something hand made.

Gift card holder and insert

Tag: Polka dot paper from Michael's open stock, blue mat is Recollections card stock, tag cut from Stretch Your Imagination, glitter button from American Crafts, Ribbon from Joann's

Sleeve: Recollections craft card stock for the base, glitter chipboard from Michael's open stock, balloons cut from Elmo's Party and stamped with Peachy Keen Happy Lash Assortment, used some We R Memory Keepers Fancy Floss for the string, used chalk for the cheeks, white gel pen and glossy accents on baloon highlights and a black gel pen for freckles, I free hand cut the banner, stamped it with "Happy Birthday" from MPS Sweet Baby and added some rhinestones from K & Co., used a blue glitter gel pen for the faux stiching around the edge of the holder.

A close up pic

Monday, September 24, 2012


I made this card for a Halloween challenge. I don't really celebrate Halloween so I don't have any cartridges, paper or embellishments, so I had to make due with what I had. I think it came out cute! 

Card (pumpkin and card frame) cut using the card feature on Stretch Your Imagination @ 6 inches
All paper is Recollections Cardstock
Mini Ghost from Peachy Keen Stamps
Happy Halloween Sentiment from MPS Happiest Moments
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch - added some purple glitter glue
Ribbon, buttons and twine from stash

I used glow in the dark paint around the pumpkin and on the eyes, nose and mouth It looks great in the dark but I couldn't figure out how to photograph it.

Cardz TV Creature Feature - Make a card using the card feature from any cartridge
Scrappy Moms - Create a Halloween Themed Project

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Santa Walking Rudolph!

I have not posted anything in a couple of weeks. I have just been so busy I have not had time to craft. I was able to break away last night and create a last minute entry for the Cardz TV Design Team Challenge.
"Happy Holidays - Pick One!"

My original plan was to do a Halloween card because it is the next holiday but since Card TV's newest challenge is to make a Halloween card (and I don't have much Halloween stuff) I went with Christmas. So here is what I came up with...hope you enjoy!

All paper - Recollections card stock
Christmas paper - Joann's open stock
White mat - snowflake embossing folder
Santa: Cut from Best of 2006 (Christmas Cheer) cartridge, used white flocking powder on beard, mustache and hat trim, added faux stitching and eyes with black marker
Rudolph: Cut from Best of 2006 (Christmas Cheer) cartridge, googly eyes from Walmart, used Viva red pearl pen for the nose, black marker for eyebrows, mouth and hoofs (the hoofs cut out so small I got 3 on and lost the 4th so I just colored them all), green glitter glue for the collar
We R Memory Keepers baker's twine
American Crafts glitter button
Sentiment stamped from MCT "From Our Family To Yours