Wednesday, November 21, 2012

{it's a wrap}

It is back to back days for me on the SRM blog!  Today I have a couple "out of the box" gift wrap ideas to share.  :) 
The first is a fun  birthday GC holder! 

I backed the embroidery hoop with cardstock. I then cut 2 circles of different patterned paper for the front.  I cut them in half and adhered the zipper to the bottom half and then cut the top part to fit and adhered that to the zipper.

I decorated it with the Birthday We've Got your Border set and some sentiments from the Birthday Stickers By The Dozen and a double bow of twine from the Twinery.  I backed the top half of the circle with cardstock to make it somewhat heavy. This is so the top will stay flat against the hoop without any adhesive.
I then applied permanent adhesive to the bottom circle and adhered it to the hoop.  The zipper opens to reveal the GC inside.  :)


My second "out of the box" project, is well...a box.  :)
I spray painted a covered paper mache' heart shaped box with some glitter paint (awesome stuff!). I added the pretty polka dot scalloped border from the  Valentine We've Got Your Border set to the outside of the top. I added some ribbon, another border sticker and the scalloped circles with a heart sticker on top. 

The wand was left over from a previous craft project so I thought it would be fun to add to this box. 

I added some borders to the ribbons for some color and texture.  
Next time you have to wrap a gift look no further than your crafting supplies!  :)
Happy Wednesday and Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012


I am up on the SRM blog today with a trio of Tiny Calendar projects!  These are some of my favorite stickers to work with.  They are small, hence the name, only measuring 1 inch by 1 inch. 
My first project is a tiny frame that the stickers can be easily changed month to month.
I used a 1 1/4" square punch on my piece of pattern paper. I then used my square scallop punch to punch around it.  I used the same punch on some white cardstock. I used small strips of foam tape on the sides and bottom to hold it together and form the frame.  I layered all of the tiny calendars on a transparency and cut them out. I adhered a magnet to the back so it can hang on the fridge or a message board. 
My second project is a matchbook calendar. 
I had some old blank postcards that I had bought at the office supply store a long time ago.  I used them for this project because they had a perforation and that was key to this project. (I know there used to be a punch of some sort that made a perforation, but the stores don't carry it anymore)  I cut 12 pieces about 2x1" big with the perforation about a 1/2" from the bottom.
I used adhesive at the very bottom to adhere them together.  I then fashioned a cover for it out of pattern paper covered card stock.  Adding some cute flair and the year sticker.  The whole thing closes with a magnet set and can be easily tossed in your purse.  As each month passes you tear off the old month.

Are you still with me?  :)  My final project with the Tiny Calendars is a mini album.

I combined the Tiny Calendars with some of the stickers from the Calendar Companion.   I layered the month stickers over the month icon stickers and added a photo from the month.  I added the month name and year to each page as well.


It is held together with a MME brad.  It measures about 1 1/2 x 5.  If you have made it to the end of this post - thank you!  *laugh* 
Happy Tuesday, friends. 



Friday, November 16, 2012


The middle of the month always makes me happy!  Why you ask?  Because Lucy always gives us a great card sketch to work with!  I love to see what my fellow DT members come up with too.  You can check it all out on the My Sketch World blog.
The sketch.
Happy Fall
As you can see I shifted the box elements to the opposite side of what they show on the sketch.  I love how the circle sticker in the lower corner balances out the "happy" flair.
Some close-ups:


I used a combination of new and old and threw in a bit of packaging (the grid pattern at the bottom) as well! 
I adore fall, it is my favorite season of the year!   Happy Fall, friends!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

{guesting} colorful creations

I am lucky to be guesting over at Colorful Creations!  What an awesome, busy, creative community!  If you love challenges there is something for you this month!  Be sure to check them out!
I was fortunate enough to work on the sketch challenge.  The sketch is by the founder of Colorful Creations, Brenshevia:
I'm an 8.5x11 scrapper so I had to rework it a bit.  I mirrored the sketch due to the orientation of my kitty in the photos. 

Paper: MME, Border Stickers: SRM, Letter Stickers: Sassafras,
Wooden Feathers: Studio Calico, Puffy Sticker: Amy Tan for AC
Here are a couple close ups:

Lucky just celebrated his first birthday, he was born on 11-11-11, thus the name.  :)
His favorite toy has feathers on it and I just adore those wooden ones!
For a little incentive, for those of you who do the sketch challenge at Colorful Creations and leave me a comment on this post with a link to your creation I will draw one name for a really nice RAK!  You have until midnight EST on November 20th!
Happy Crafting, friends!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

{christmas} c&s

I love it when a simple card I'm working on comes together easily!  This trio of Christmas cards are on the SRM blog today. 


I used 4 things to make these cards; cardstock, SRM stickers, wooden embellishments and bling.  If you leave a comment on the SRM blog and the SRM Facebook page you will have a chance to win the stickers I used to make these cards! 
Happy Thursday, friends! U hope happy finds you in a most meaningful way today!