Thursday, October 30, 2014

Grateful for you card

Normally, I keep my cards pretty flat so that they are easy to mail.  But today I couldn't resist adding a few bobbles sitting out and some gathered ribbon.  The verse stamp and punch is from Stampin UP (found HERE). Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wrapping up some candy bars

I was at Micheals recently and picked up some printed Halloween burlap ribbon they had on sale.  I had no idea what would do with it, but 10 yards for $3 seemed like a great deal - I'll find something to do with it.   And I did!  That printed burlap is a great length for full size candy bars.  My boys happen to be selling some for a cub scout fundraiser, so I have purchased many.   Dressing them up is a perfect way to keep myself from eating them.  I wrapped them in three's with the burlap overlapping on the bottom and used hot glue (not too much) to keep them together.  The purchased 6 in ribbon has a nice tight weave so the hot glue doesn't go through the holes.  

 I did my fall ones with regular burlap I cut to size, it worked but not nearly as well.  The weave is bigger and hot glue can go though a bit, so if you use that, you need a piece of card stock between the bottom layer and the candy bars, and you need some tough fingers -hot glue is really hot.   Either way,  it does need to be a tight sleeve to keep the bars from slipping out.  All you need then, is some cute tags and ribbon which I wrapped around the whole thing to ensure bars are held tight.  I used up some fall leaves I already had and then made some elements from my Happy Haunting and Pumpkin Carving cartridges.  Now I have a bunch of treats ready to give out, and less chocolate at my disposal for sampling.

Friday, October 10, 2014

First Holiday card of the year

This started out as a sketch challenge for Freshly Made Sketches, but to really make it fit, I would have had to cut off the mama and baby deer.  I couldn't bring myself to break up the family so I guess I will have to take another shot at the sketch tomorrow.  The deer are from a Memory Box die (deer trio).

I also made my first watercolor card this week.  I ordered a small watercolor set from Amazon (prime is a dangerous thing).  I sketched the leaf and colored on watercolor paper and just wrote the hello - no stamping.

My big accomplishment this week in the craftroom was making a bathrobe.  I have been sewing lately, but not clothing (if a robe is clothing).  My friend wanted another one like one she had, but couldn't find one.   So we cut it up and made it into a pattern.  I'm feelin' pretty good about that project!  I will post photos when we finish hers.  Thanks for looking