Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Home Decor Ideas

If you are looking for Home Decor ideas for the holidays or even everyday life, check out the Deck the Halls on http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/ it will take you through 27 people and how to make the different decor items. Here are also a few giveaways along the way. I went through it yesterday and planning on going through it again later today to see if there are any new ideas and jot down a few more ideas to try out as well.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Gift Card Holders

Here are a few gift card holders I have made. Below are the directions on how to make them.

1. Start with a 4 3/4 x 12 inch and 1 x 12 inch pieces of double-sided card stock paper

2. Fold Bottom up to your desired height I normally fold to 3 in. but any height between 2-1/2 to 3 in will do as long as it holds the gift card. It will also depend on the pattern of paper you are using.

 3. Fold down top so that you have the desired height. I normally go with a 4-1/2 in fold. Again, this depends on the pattern of paper you are using and what part of the pattern you want on the front.

4. Cut off top fold so that there is a 1/2 inch of the bottom fold showing. Option: Round corners.

5. Open holder up. Using the inside bottom fold, run a glue stick or tape runner along the outside edges. Make sure top edge is still open for the gift card to slide into.

6. On the outside of the bottom fold, either stickle the pattern that is already there or add other paper. Here I am using the coordinated pink circle paper for the inside fold. And the big penguins. I am cutting the penguins out one by one. To put the penguins on I can either use a tape runner or foam pop-up dots. I also made sure the feet can be seen when the holder is shut. Then stickling feet, nose, hat and scarf for added personality.

7. Using the 1 in strip, fold over the middle of the card. Tape down in the middle then trim access. Using stickers, die cut, etc for center focus, tape onto the middle of the strip.

On the inside top fold, you can add a tag or solid light paper to write a sentiment on.You can also add a tag on the front with the focal image to use for the to and from. I have used the penguins hats inside for the To and From and the bellies for the names.

These holders can be used for any occasion. And any double-sided card stock paper can be used. Just add a little more decorative-ness to add personality to your project. Stamps, Cricuts, stickers, etc. can be used for the focus point on the front.
Publish Post

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Cards

These are definitely not traditional cards, however I really like them! I found the "naughty but nice" ribbon at Michaels and went with that to make them. The cards were found at Big Lots. They have a package of 20 cards, (5 red, blue, green, and red) for $1. So I bought 4 packs using the green and red out of each.
The girl is actually Tinkerbell without her wings. Then stickled the outfit, shoes, and santa hat (which was cut from the PDDU cart) and used liquid applique to make the ball on the hat and shoes look fluffy.
The inside reads" He knows if you've been Bad or Good. Have a Merry Christmas anyways!

Christmas Tags

These are the tags i made to put on all the Christmas presents this year. The tags were made using the Winter Woodland cart. All i did after it was cutout was use brown and red stickles to decorate the branch, then used a liquid applique and embossing gun to puff the white to look like snow, and glue it onto the back of the tag.

Picture Frame

My husband is an avid softball player. When one of his teammates were having his first son I decided to make this frame for him.
I found the quote online when I was looking for a Father's Day Quote last year and thought it would be useful later on. When I thought about making a picture frame I knew the quote would be perfect for this.
The cutouts are from the Everyday Paper Doll cart. I printed the quote on to a transparent sheet. When I was adding the details onto baseball player, i accidently smudged it. However, a black eye goes hand-in-hand with boys and sports (especially with these guys).
Here is the quote that was used:
Spread the diamond in the position
Of the Diamond with you at bat.
Then fold Second Base down to Home.
And set the baby on the Pitcher's Mound.
Put First Base and Third Base together,
Bring up Home Plate and pen the three together.
Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game.
And start all over again!

Birthday Card

One of my best friends loves elephants. I got the Create a Critter card right around her birthday and was excited to use it. I used DS to weld 2 elephants together and a balloon bouquet to the front elephant to make the card. I then cut the balloons out in different colors and popped them with foam pop-up squares.

Baby shower decorations

I needed to create decorations for a scrapbooking table and the gift table. Both the expecting parents are directors at a zoo and the nursery theme is animals. The "Animal pot" went on the scrapbooking table and the basket went on the gift table for cards. I used the New Arrival, Create a Critter and the Everyday Paper Dolls carts.


Last Christmas I made clocks for presents. The Winnie the Pooh was for our nephew. All cut outs were made from the Pooh Font Cart. The Baseball one I used the Baseball solutions cart and the George cart for the circles (I had problems cutting out the baseball from the baseball cart). The Automobiles were cut from the Everyday Paper Dolls cart and the Numbers were from Hannah Montana.

Diaper Cakes

I have made quite of few Diaper Cakes for friends that are having their first child. Some of them are more intricate and crafty then others. These are just a few of them.

This simple card was made using the sweetheart cart.

Thank You

This is one of my favorite thank you cards that i've made.

Engagament Card

I made this card for my cousin. They were having an old saloon style engagement party. I used the sweetheart cart for the saloon and EPD/PDDU for the people and grass.

Rock On

I made this card for my Father In-Laws birthday. I used the Indie Art Cartridge and CTMH stamps. I embossed the stamps with a silver powder.