Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Skip the Store - Make Your Own Gift Box

It's time for some gift box love! 

I love making them especially when a fun die arrives in my mailbox. I made this one after receiving a box of goodies from We R Memory Keepers. The Rectangle Box is so fun especially if you use some colorful patterned paper!

You can also use this box in other ways! I'm using this one for birthday gifting! Just add a small gift or some sweets and you've got the perfect present.

I also used the butterfly die from the Pop Up Box Die. I layered it and added some bling. The birthday sentiment is from SRM Stickers.

Don’t forget you can use the code COKIE to receive 20% off the items I used in this project & on any other We R Memory Keepers or Lifestyle Crafts products when you shop HERE

For more die cut projects go HERE and HERE

Have a happy & crafty day!

Lifestyle Crafts - Rectangle Box & Butterfly Die
Paper - Bazzill - Grandma's Feather Bed
SRM Stickers - #62001 Stickers By the Dozen - Birthday

Monday, August 4, 2014

Bow Ties and Birthdays

This card was made just because I love cute little bow ties!

You can never have enough birthday cards on hand. I whipped up this little one in minutes. I kept the design simple. I think the green adds just the right splash of color too!

I used a Lori Whitlock 3D bow tie cut file and Lifestyle Crafts dies on this one. The birthday sentiment is from SRM Stickers.

I'm linking this one up to the bow tie challenge going on over at Curtain Call. It's a fun one!

Hope you all have a happy week!

SRM Stickers - #42021 Express Yourself Birthday
Paper - American Crafts
Bow - Lori Whitlock cut file

Curtain Call Challenge

A Sweet Kind of Love Bug

Even though I'm hopping on a jet plane tomorrow, I'm showing off some of my favorite products on the blog all week. Be sure to stop by for some crafty fun!

I really love using dies. My fave right now is this heart doily die. You can really get creative with this one and use it on pages, cards, or altered projects. 

I made a fun card using a "love bug" sentiment from SRM Stickers. I also used some bold red Martha Stewards Crafts paper behind it. 

I'm playing along in the Case Study challenge. The muse this week is the wonderful Shari Carroll.

Have a great week!

Lifestyle Crafts Heart Doily Die
Paper - Martha Stewart Crafts
SRM Stickers - #42026 Express Yourself Valentine

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Camera Shaped Card for my Traveling Buddies

 I've taken some really fun vacations this summer. I'm even headed to Hawaii in a couple of days. 

I made a couple of camera shaped cards for my traveling buddies - (my mom and Rachel)! I used my Silhouette and a fun cut file from Lori Whitlock. I used pop dots behind the heart and "perfect vacation" sentiment to add some dimension.

I've been wanting to play along in sweet Virginia Lu's View Challenge for a while now. I'm linking this one up for sure!

There's some challenge fun going on in blog land. I'm also linking up at Moxie Fab World and Little Red Wagon too. 

Have a happy week and I will share pics of Hawaii once we get back. It will be my first time there. Can't wait!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Christmas in July Santa Crafts

It's Christmas in July time! I've got a fun Santa project that I made with my Silhouette Cameo

I used the Santa Clause shape this time around. This one is so versatile. You can actually use it in two different ways – either as a table topper or party hat. Either way it is sure to be a hit at your next Christmas party!

Tip: When putting together projects like these, it’s best to use an adhesive cardstock. This type of cardstock makes it so easy to stick on pieces like the eyes, beard, Santa hat, etc. It saves a lot of time and you don’t have to add additional adhesive.

Have you started on any Christmas crafts yet?

Happy Crafting!!!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Celebration Party Boxes and a Winner

You know that I love a good party box. I made this one after receiving a box of goodies from We R Memory Keepers. The Bakery Box is so fun especially if you use some colorful patterned paper!

You can also use this box in other ways! Check it out as a "thank you" gift! Just add some chocolate and you have the perfect little box.

Don’t forget you can use the code COKIE to receive 20% off the items I used in this project & on any other We R Memory Keepers or Lifestyle Crafts products when you shop HERE. For more We R Memory Keepers & Lifestyle Crafts projects go HERE and HERE

And I do apologize for taking so long to post the winner from this recent giveaway! We have been so busy this summer! My daughter selected the winner for me!


Denise Bryant said...
I love your festive party ideas! Thanks for the chance to win the cute set of dies too. Hadn't seen this one before, and I happen to have a cuckoo clock!

I will send you an email and get your prize right out to you!

Have a happy & crafty day!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Super Hero Party

I will be attending Comic Con in San Diego next week. This project is inspired by my love of comics and movies. I thought that this would be a great party idea for boys. There are just never enough “boy” projects out there.

I found several cut files that were perfect for this theme. This popcorn box was the perfect size. I also used the “Super Boy”“Super Hero”, and cupcake flags shapes.

The cupcake flags are very versatile. You can use them for other things besides cupcakes. 

Also, I only used the head of the Super Boy for some of my embellishments for this project. After I re-sized it to my liking, I attached it to a lollipop stick.

Here are some tips for making this project:
  •  Size each piece. I sized to these measurements – (head – 1.624), (face – 1.827), (mask – 1.624)
  • Use primary colored cardstock to make the project more vibrant.
  • Be sure to change the cut and blade settings before cutting the corrugated paper.
I hope that you enjoyed my Super Hero party project!