Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Little Birdie Crafts: Altered Snowman Box

Hi everyone! I am super excited to share that I have been asked to be a part of the Little Birdie Crafts design team! I'm so in love with all the beautiful flowers, trims and paints the company has to offer...plus there is so much more! You can find the website HERE.


For my first project I decided to alter a cell phone box that I had lying around...actually I have several boxes laying around...and create a retro style Christmas themed gift box. For the full tutorial you can find my blog post HERE


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




Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Floral Jewelry Box

Hi everyone! I am back with another project using Eileen Hull's newest diecut from the Book Club Diecut Collection. I created this jewelry box from the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut.


I started by cutting all the pieces from Mat Board and the sides of the "drawer" I cut two pieces from patterned cardstock. I embossed the top and bottom of the box with the Rosebud Embossing Folder (retired Eileen Hull). Next I used the Hydrangea ColorBox Blends to add color to the box. I applied the ink to a piece of glass watered down and added a wash to each piece. Before putting together I adhered a piece of plastic on the back side of the oval opening.


The drawer I cut from mat board along with patterned cardstock to cover both the inside and outside of the drawer. I put together according to the directions. 


I added a drawer pull and added trim inside the drawer to finish it off.


I cut from white cardstock a vine and flower from the Floral Arch and Words Diecuts. I inked and adhered to the drawer. I also added a button and Dew Drop to the flower.


I added flatback pearls to the outside of the drawer to finish it off. Be sure to hop on over to Eileen's blog to check out the latest projects from the rest of the Inspiration Team! You can find Eileen's blog HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


I also would like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #306-#307 Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

24-7-365 Mini Album and Album Holder

Hi everyone! I am here to share the full reveal of my 24-7-365 Mini Album and Album Holder created using Eileen Hull's newest Book Club Collection, Stamp and Photo Storage Diecut and Card Box, Planner Storage and Organizer Diecut. These diecuts along with five other sets of diecuts will out some time soon! Are you all as excited as I am? These diecuts are so versatile and can be used to create other projects than what they where originally intended for.


I am going to start off first with the holder. I cut it from Mat Board and then cut from cardstock two diecuts, one for the outside and one for the inside.


I inked the edges of the mat board and all the cardstock and then adhered to the mat board.



I put together according to the direction on the packaging.



I also added lace to around the bottom of the holder to finish it off.






Next I cut two of the Stamp & Photo Storage Dies from Mat Board but I decided I was going to be a little different and create a mini album out of this diecut. 😀



This is what the diecuts look like when they are cut out.



These are the edges I cut off to create the base for my mini album cover.



I inked the edges and covered the front and back with cardstock.



I also adhered cardstock inside along with a pocket to the inside cover.



I used a strong adhesive to glue the spine together and after it was dry I punched two holes so I could add pages.


I sewed four pieces of cardstock inside the journal and tied off on the inside.





I adhered lace to the spine after decorating the cover with a couple of fussy cut images and scraps of cardstock.



Next I added seam binding and a key charm to the spine.





Next comes the fun part...decorating the pages!



I used an assortment of leftover embellishments that I had laying around from past projects.







Where I tied off the pages inside and left the thread long I added four of the Stitchy Flower & Leaf Diecuts on the ends.



The pocket that holds the "key to" tag is actually from a iTune gift card. All I  had to do is add a butterfly printable and attach it with a little washi tape.







I also added used postage stamp, coin roller and printable images throughout the journal.



And there you have it! I absolutely LOVE this newest diecut collection that Eileen has designed! If you want to see more hop on over to Eileen's blog and see what the Inspiration Team has created with this newest collection! You can find the blog HERE.
As always if you have any questions please let me know.




Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #306-#307
Mini Album Makers Challenge: November Challenge


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Autumn Blessings

Hi everyone! I'm here to share a project I created for Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team! The theme this month we had to do something with a holiday/season theme and I decided I would create a card with an Autumn theme.


I started with a folded 6"x6" piece of cardstock, 4 1/2"x5 1/2" of patterned paper, two Embroidery Hoops and a Needle Book Diecuts as the base for the beginning of my card.


I inked the edges of the patterned paper and adhered off center of the card base.


Next I staggered the embroidery hoops dies over the needle book die and adhered to the back side of the needle book diecut.


This is what the front should look like and I didn't glue the hoops down on the front since I wanted to be able to add embellishments underneath.


I cut down three straws, splattered with paint and once dry tied thread around all three and adhered to the card.


I cut two of the larger leaves and one for the leaf sprigs from the Spring Leaves from white cardstock. I painted those with water colors and when almost dry I shaped and then splattered with brown water colors. Next I cut four of the Romance Flowers from white cardstock and did the same as I did with the leaves. Lastly I cut four of the Heart and Soul Flowers from cardstock, shaped and put together and added an extra large brad to the center. I adhered that along with the larger leaves and two of the smaller romance flowers to the lower half of the card.



I printed the sentiment from the computer, inked the edges and glued along with the other two flowers and the leaf sprig to the upper corner of the card.



I added a few fake berries, copper metallic thread and a mini pine cone to finish off my card.
If you are looking for more ideas from Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team you can find some past posts HERE and HERE.
As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.



Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge Weeks #304-305
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Photo Inspiration
Crafty hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: October 2017
Just Keep on Creating: Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!