Sunday, August 25, 2013

Let Them Eat Cupcakes

Hi everyone! I'm back with a project I created with some awesome Glitter Swirl cardstock that is 20% off this month over at the Robin's Nest. The cardstock is elegant but I wanted to convey something fun and whimsical. Do you remember last month I had the leftover sleeve off of the 250/300 matchbox from my Rolodex holder I  had created?
Well I created  something elegant, fun and whimsical with that little sleeve. I combined my love of cupcakes and Marie Antoinette and came up with a mini recipe album. :-)

First you will need to find the center of the 1 1/2"x5" side of the sleeve...I just took it a part on the side that was glued together. Once apart I made my cut with my paper cutter.

Next cut one 1 1/2"x5"  and two 3 1/8"x5" pieces of chipboard. These are for the ring binder and for the front back of the mini recipe book...this makes it more sturdy.

 Paint the spine with Ceramcoat Hydrangea Pink. It gives your project a more finished look.

Cover the 1 1/2"x5" piece of chipboard with White Glitter Swirl on White cardstock.

Take the ring binder and lay on top of the 1 1/2"x5" piece of covered chipboard. Line up and lightly make a mark as to where the holes need to be punched and then attach the ring binder with the brads that are included in the pack.

Adhere the 3 1/8"x5" chipboard to the front and back sides of the matchbox sleeve.

 Cut two 4"x6" pieces of Pink Glitter Swirl on Pink Cardstock and adhere to front and back of sleeve. Next the edges of the cardstock over and glue.

Measure and cut two White Glitter Swirl on White to fit the inside of the mini. First glue the seam binding down on the inside and then adhere white glitter swirl over the seam binding.

Cut a 2 7/8"x5" piece of Teal Water Glitter Chipboard  and emboss with Fluer De Lis Cuttlebug embossing folder. Fold 1/2 inch on the 2 7/8" sides. Once folded this will be the spine of your mini album. Before adhering to the mini attach a eyelet in the upper center of the spine and add the swivel hook now because it will be hard to attach after it is glued down on. I know I have done it and I was about ready to pull my hair out.

I used Mod Podge to adhere both sides of the spine down.

I used clothes pins to hold down the sides until it dried.

For two of the charms I used a bottle cap and a old watch front. For the bottle cap I painted two coats of gesso on the inside and out. Once dry I painted it in Hydrangea  Pink and then sealed in Mod Podge. I used the Epiphany Crafts scalloped circle 25 Punch and Bubble Caps and punched out a 1" square Cupcakes and then I adhered it to the inside of the bottle cap. Punch a hole in the top and bottom of the bottle cap. Add a jump ring on the top and hook to the swivel hook. The bottom add some dangly beads.
The old watch front I sized one of the digital 1"x3" Marie Antoinette images down to fit inside of the watch front. Add a small flower with a sequin center to the front and some smaller charms on the "bar" below and attach to the swivel hook. Also add bits of ribbon to the swivel hook. 

The backs of the charms.

The front cover and this page came from Cassi's Creations.  I actually combine the Marie Antoinette and the large rose cupcake together along with a the 1" square cupcakes and stickles to make these sweet little Maries. :-)

The inside of the recipe mini I used various digital images which the links are below.

Here are a few of the recipe pages I created using some of my pins from Pinterest.

I can't wait to try this recipe...YUM!!!

 I printed the recipes from my computer and the inside pages I cut just slightly smaller than the cover.

I will be added more recipes to my mini as time goes by. 

Robin's Nest Supplies Used:
Teal Water Glitter Chipboard 
Gold Glitter Swirl on Creme
Pink Glitter Swirl on Pink Cardstock
White Glitter Swirl on White
Ocean Blue Classic Glitter Cardstock
Dew Drops-Vintage Round Solids

Other Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz Ring Binder-Large and Swivel Clasp
Crystal Stickles
Trim: Seam Binding, Pom Pom ribbon, Ric Rac, fiber
Buttons, brads, eyelet
Epiphany Crafts: SST 42 Scalloped Circle 25 Punch and Bubble Caps
Ceramcoat Hydrangea Pink
Cuttlebug Fleur De Lis Embossing Folder
Digital Images:
1" square Cupcakes
1"x3" Marie Antoinette
French Patisserie Ovals
Cassi's Creations

I hope this inspires you to create your own mini recipe album or if you are not into cooking maybe a mini scrapbook. The possibilities are really endless. :-) Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the sale that is going on over at the Robin's Nest. Hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Celebrations and Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone! I'm back to share a couple cards I created for a customer. They are really easy and quick to make. The card base is a 6"x6" piece of cardstock folded to make a 3"x6" card. I used scraps of scrapbook paper and layered, printed a happy birthday sentiment from the computer and used a flower from K & Company Sweet Nectar Specialty Punch-Out Pad .

Easy peasy!!! :-)

The next two cards I used the Sizzix Card, Scallop #3 diecut. I used more scraps of scrapbook paper, flower punch out from K & Company, flowers from Close to My Heart and sequins for the center of the flower.

This card I used a Spellbinder diecut...I'm not sure the name of the die since I got this in a swap???, sequins, Prima flower and the Celebrate Big stamp is from Unity Stamps.

This card can be used for birthday, anniversary, new job, etc.

I hope this has given you some inspiration to create some cards for yourself or as a gift for someone special. Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoying creating!!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Mason Jar Thank You

Hi everyone and happy Friday!!! I'm back to share a quick card I created for a customer. I used half of a doily, flower diecut, sequins, twine, scraps of scrapbook paper and the Forever thanks rubber stamp from Unity Stamps and the mason jar stamp is from Inkadinkado. I used a 6" x6" piece of cardstock and folded to make a 3" x 6" card base.

The Forever thanks sentiment I stamped twice on two different colors of cardstock and cut both out and added one on top of the other to make it look like a seal. It's a super easy card to make!!!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your weekend is wonderful and enjoying creating!!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Typewriters and Owls

Hi everyone! I'm back and have a couple of get well cards I created. I used a 6"x6" cardstock base which I folded in half to give me a 3x6" card. These little cards fit into a 3 5/8" x 6 1/2" envelope they are inexpensive. I'm all about crafting on a dime too. :-)
The little owl I created using my own owl template. I just added bits of scrapbook paper, punch out and embossed the "belly", typed up a sentiment on the computer and the "buttons" are from a punch out sheet from K & Company.  Done!!! How easy is that???

Next cards I used a typewriter rubber stamp from Unity Stamps. I'm not sure what set they come from since I won a bag of 50 rubber stamps from Unity and was just a mix???

Again I just added scraps of scrapbook paper, stamped the typewriter image on cardstock and fussy cut out.

I printed a get well soon sentiment from the computer and fit into the small slit I cut in the top of the typewriter. Super cute, super fun and super quick!!!

Thanks for stopping by, have an awesome day and enjoy creating!!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Thinking of You Butterfly

Hi everyone! I'm back to share a quick card I created for a customer and I'm also submitting it for a "What's Bugging You" challenge over at Cut it Up! blog. The base of the card and the butterfly I used some sheets out of the Artist Paper 6x6 Paper pad from Paper House. I soooo love the design, quotes and how colorful the scrapbook paper is in this pack. I used bits and pieces of scrapbook paper, inked the edges with Martha Stewart Dusk Blue Chalk Ink.

I applied Ceramcoat Turquoise acrylic paint around the end of a toilet paper and Anita's White acrylic paint around the inside of a bottle cap to make random circles to the front of the card.

The sentiment I printed from the computer and glued to the top of the card. Next I used Sizzix Bigz Beautiful Butterflies diecut to cut two butterflies out. I adhered the center of the smaller butterfly on top of the larger butterfly. I then adhered to the card front.

I used a scrap of ribbon for the body, three sequins and  sewing push pins for the antennas and adhered to the butterfly. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mermaids in the Blue Sea

Hi everyone! I'm back to share two fun projects I created. The first one is a empty toilet paper roll that I flattened and painted with Ceramcoat Turquoise acrylic paint. I used Tim Holtz Scallops diecut on one end of the toilet paper roll which I then glued together. I used two binder clips to keep the end from coming apart until it dried completely. Once dry I applied Mod Podge to the outside of the TP roll. I let that dry and then punched small holes on either side of the roll. I strung twine through holes and tied off each end.

I adhered a Spellbinder die to the front of the TP roll...I'm not sure which set this die came from??? I received this in a swap. Next I "layered" buttons and Dew Drops around the top of the roll. The Mimi the Mermaid stamp is from Penny Black. I stamped the image several times on different colors of cardstock and then I fussy cut and adhered together. Since I don't own any Copic markers I dug out my chalk pastels and shaded the mermaid's face, body and hair. I next used a combination of Crystal and Patina Stickles on the "fin". I added Pearl Dew Drops as bubbles around the mermaid.

The card is a 6"x6" piece of cardstock folded in half to make a 3"x6" card. I created the mermaid just like the TP roll holder instructions above. I added various scraps of cardstock and I used the Sizzix Snowball Embossing folder and the Tag, Scallop w/Eyelets diecut. I also inked all edges with Martha Stewart's Dusk Blue Chalk Ink. The sentiment is something I printed off the computer. The "bubble" that the word birthday is under is actually Epiphany Crafts Bubble Cap that I used with the SST-42 Scalloped Circle 25's very easy to use.

Instead of using Dew Drops on the card I used Stickles...this card is for an order and the customer wanted the cards as flat as's been a challenge since I love using buttons, lace, dew drops and anything else that can "chunk up" a card. :-) 

Also this card and TP roll holder are for a challenge over at Parade Your Crafts.  Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoying creating!!!