HAIR ACCESSORIES – Barettes

Hey everyone,

Howdy do? Long time no see….Well it may seem that way on my blog but I have been crafting all these months mostly for craft fairs hence, never found the time to upload some of the pics. For today though I am here to share with you another of Papertrey Ink‘s awesome stitched dies – Clever Barrettes. I made lots of these cuties with felt and buttons and they were a real hit at the craft fairs.

Erin Lincoln – the brainchild of this awesome die set has a video demoing how to use them. You might want to check out some of her other amazing stitched dies as well…

Here’s my take…

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Whilst we are on the topic of Papertrey Ink, I also made some magnetic bookmarks using Papertrey Ink’s stamp set – Doodlie Do…coloured them in with copics and my fave white uni signo gel pen and stamped them on Kraft cardstock. Oh and the sentiment stamps were from Verve stamps – their Faith category.

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Till next time…

Cheers.

CUTE CHIPBOARD MAGNETS

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This is my second post for today. Awhile ago my colleague requested me to make mementos for her students..something to remember her by. So after much thought and endless hours on pinterest, I decided to make them chipboard magnets.

I used the Sunny Doodles – Be Yourself and Sweet Little Memories stamp sets from My Favorite Things, stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Ink  on Desert Storm Neenah cardstock from Simon Says Stamp as I coloured the stamped images using copics. To add some dimension I used the Signo White gel pen and added a few cute digital stamps from Meljen Designs. This site has the cutest digital stamps/images you can buy!

The digital images I printed out and coloured with copics and then mounted them onto the chipboard with foam adhesives. Finally, I added a magnet on the back and sealed them in self-adhesive clear bags.

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Cheers!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Merry Christmas! Well, actually I am posting this just into 2014 but wanted to share my holiday card for family and friends this year. I am very taken with the new embossing paste by Wendy Vecchi which is taking the crafting world by storm and so wanted to give it a try. For the rest of the card I used the new holiday stamp set from Papertrey Ink – Stained Glass and embossed it with Ranger’s black embossing powder on vellum card stock. I coloured the image with copics and added a little glitter on the star. Then die cut it with the matching die set and using the border frame die mounted a gold frame around it.

Oh! For the embossing paste I used the new Ring Cluster stencil by Simon Says Stamp and while scrapping the paste with a piece of cardstock created a woodgrain effect!

The sentiments both on the outside and inside the card are from the same stamp set.

Loved how the card turned out…

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Cheers!

FELT FLOWER FRENZY

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In continuing with the craft fair goodies, I made these cute felt flowers with button embellies to be used as embellishments, on caps, hairbands, barrettes, as brooches and anything you can think of.

Here are the varieties I made.

First up – Tangerine Sunrise:

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The Patriots:

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Strawberry Cheesecake

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Halloween Delights

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Fruity Zest

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Colour Riot

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Summer Scorchers

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Lilacs:

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Watermelon Wonder:

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Pink Ballet

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Plumptious Plums

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All together:

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Cheers.

CRAFTFAIR GOODIES – MINI NOTEPADS

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Over the past few years I’ve enjoyed watching projects made with the Zutter and that’s been on my wishlist ever since. Finally, a few months ago, I took the plunge and got one for myself. 

The first things I made with it were these cute mini notepads from kraft chipboard and plain computer paper which I cut and punched holes in them. I figured to add some colour I’d use Post its. I embellished the front cover with pattern paper and some circle punches.

Have a look…

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Cheers.

EMBELLISHMENTS…

Hey everyone,

Am back today to share you an important element on a card or scrapbook layout – Embellishments. Whilst there is a sea of them out there on the market, it’s always fun to make your own especially since they can be customized to suit your project. 

I used some dies I have as well as chipboard, cardstock, pattern paper, felt, buttons, fabric and created these simple embellishments.

First up are the apples I created – red and green:

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With cardstock and felt I created these cute flags and mounted them on paperclips to be used as just that!

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I love these Potty people paperclips I made with chipboard and fabric paper:

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My fave of all are these speech bubbles. I made my own sentences and then printed them out on ledger paper and cut accordingly:

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Twitter icons! Well…almost:

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Finally chalkboard embellies:

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Cheers.