Thursday, November 10, 2011

Little Firecracker Trio...

Today's post is full of stamping, but anything other than a card. These 3 plaques were inspired by a 4th of July card post I did over the summer. Much like a card front, the layout is adhered to a wooden plaque that is approx. 1/8 inch thick and I did have to take out the power tools to drill the holes for the country wire. Once the paper is adhered, I went around the edges with a sanding block to smooth out the rough edges and clean up the excess glue and paper that may try to hang on. I stamped directly onto the patterned paper with MFT's-Little Firecracker, CTMH-tree, and the fence is a die from PTI. A great gift to make up that can be left out year round! I took this photo out back on my little spruce tree and then I thought if I cut the wood down into smaller squares, oh what cute ornaments this would make???!!!Glittery sparkler!Happy Crafting!
Dawn ;)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christmas Milk Carton Boxes...

I desperately needed a break from moving furniture and supplies around so I played with these little milk carton boxes last week. If you own the SU! milk carton die, you'll REALLY love that you can make a much larger box vs. the single milk carton. If you'd like to try it out, HERE is a great photo tutorial that I followed. You can also create some fancy tops from this tutorial. Love the white kraft ink on the night of navy cs. Kraft ink does take some extra time to dry so when I'm using it, I will stamp first then set aside for drying. Once the snowflakes were dry here, I then went back and added clear rhinestones around the entire box. Hellllllllllo Gingie! My favorite little gingergbread (wo)man with a vintage glitter copper border. Top view of milk carton box. You may have to fidget a bit to get them to gather but once you tie the ribbon through, it will hold well enough to seal up the bottom of the box. Santa's suit! Happy Crafting!
Dawn ;)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas Wreath Card...

It's a chilly evening here tonight! And with the chill, its got me in the spirit to pull out the Christmas stuff...or at least on cards for now! These cards are from a recent Christmas Card Swap I shared in with a local scrap store. Don't you love those red berry wreaths you see everywhere during the holiday season? I know I do! Although I kept my design fairly simple, I really did want to add this little birdy to the wreath...he's kind of cute dontcha think?I used my copic makers in 2 shades of green for Mr. Birdy and then glossed him over with crystal effects.In the meantime, posting here on the blog has been slow...much slower than I'd like it to be. I do have a few older projects to share and in between a bumpy pregnancy and attempting to get my studio moved downstairs, I'm not getting anywhere quick! After a fainting spell at the grocery store last week(I KNOW how to make a scene now, don't I????!!!) I've been taking it easy and dabbling in crafting when I'm up for it. I really need to get my mojo back as there are so many cute things I'd like to make. For now, I will continue to share what I've got made up and hopefully some new stuff in between!

Happy Crafting!
Dawn ;)