Friday, March 18, 2011

Sympathy Card For My Sister-In-Law

I made this card for my sister-in-law, Diana, and her family.  Her grandmother passed away last week.  

The background was made with alcohol inks, and the stamps are from the Gina K. Spring Mix set.  I used Lovely Lilac ink, by Stampin' Up.  The mini flat-back pearls, which I found to be the perfect touch on this card, are from Martha Stewart. 

I highly recommend small pearls on a sympathy card, as they soften the card's bright colors.  I don't like dark colors on a sympathy card, but I didn't want it to look like a birthday card either.  The pearls did the trick.

Please keep Diana and her family in your thoughts and prayers.  Thank you for that, and for stopping by today.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Cute and Fun Easter Bags

If you need to make little Easter goody bags for friends and family, I have a great project for you. 

These Easter bags are not only cute, but they’re also easy and fun to make. Here are the tools and materials you’ll need:

• 12” x 18” heavy printed cardstock for your bags

• Scraps of cardstock for your embellishments (brown, white, pink, etc.)

• Acetate

• Glue Dots Craft Dots and Glue Lines ®

• Paper trimmer

• Scoring tool (e.g. Martha Stewart, Scor Pal)

• Cricut machine and cartridges (I used Create a Critter and Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More.)

• 12” x 24” Cricut mat

Step 1: Cut out bag in desired size. I used my Gypsy to make the image the largest possible size for my cardstock. I also selected the Window feature on the TBBM cartridge.

Step 2: Score and fold tabs.

Step 3: Measure and cut acetate to appropriate size for cut-out window.

Step 4: Using Glue Lines®, attach acetate on the inside of the window.

Step 5: Assemble bag, using Glue Lines® and Craft Glue Dots®.

Step 6: Lay out scraps of paper on mat, and cut embellishments.

Step 7: Layer embellishments, and attach to bag with Glue Dots.

The last and most enjoyable step of all is to fill your bag with Easter grass, confetti, and lots of candy and treats. Happy Easter!

(I made this project while on the Glue Dots ® Design Team)


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Proud Mommy Moment

We interrupt our regular crafts schedule for this special announcement:

Haley was accepted into the private school she applied for earlier this year!  She's also been invited to the second round of admissions at the other private school she applied for.  We're so proud of her!

We now return to our regular programming....