Monday, February 8, 2010

Fox & Friends Invites

I just can't get enough of this adorable Fox & Friends set! I had to restrain myself from using it for any of the Valentine's class projects, since we just used it at my class 2wks ago. However, I decided they worked perfect for these invites! I totally C.A.S.E.D. this idea from the very talented Mary Jo Albright. Click here to see her original. Luckily I only needed to make 4 of these cards. They are EXTREMEMLY time consuming- but well-worth the effort! The tiny pieces of patterned paper were painstakingly cut from the Sale-a-Bration paper. All the circles were popped up w/dimensionals. Lots of cutting, but a really cute effect! Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Real Rust, Old Olive, & Crushed Curry.

Kissing Birds & a Hanging Heart Basket!

Here are the other 2 projects for my Valentine's Class tonight! I've seen the 'kissing birds' idea fluttering around several blogs- so cute. They are really adorable! I love the new punch! The cardstock is kraft & of course the Sending Love Designer paper. It's hard to tell from the pic, but I used a sponge to add burgundy ink around the edges of the birds and their wings to add dimension. I also popped up the wings.And this is my first attempt at making a Hanging Heart Basket using the Sizzix Petal Card die! Really easy. Click here for a short tutorial. The hearts & tag are die-cut from some little sizzlits. Besides 2 pieces of the 4.5x4.5 ds paper, I cut a 2x5 piece of real red cardstock which makes the 'pouch.' It's large enough for a small bag of candy or whatever other goodies you can think of! I used brads to attach my ribbon- simply b/cause I was running short. You could also insert eyelets or just punch a hole and knot the ribbon. Very easy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentine's Projects

Here's a few Valentine's themed projects I've been working on. We will make these plus 2 more at my class next Monday, Feb.8! Please email me with questions or to RSVP!

The first card pictured features the new Sending Love Specialty DS paper from the Occasions mini. This paper is very pretty & sparkly-lots of glitter! I couldn't decide which pattern to use, so what better way to use 5 on one card than a patchwork pattern! Very little stamping required!

Next, is the new adorable little SU Mini Milk Carton! This box is really cute! I simply ran the Bigz die through my Big Shot & folded at the score lines. The little bird is from the hostess level 3, 'The More the Merrier' set, punched w/the 1.25" circle. I used yet another pattern from the Sending Love Specialty DS paper (12 in all to choose from!). I may add a band to this- not sure yet- but I wanted to get it posted for you to see. The little clip holds the top together. Just squeeze to open & reveal some goodies!

And the 3rd (but not final!) project is a neat little treat package! I noticed several of these on various blogs & they're so simple. I actually used one of my favorite retired paper patterns for this one. I believe it was offered on a SU clearance rack awhile back. Anyway, I love the color combo: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, & Taken with Teal. Untie the ribbon to open the circle flap. The cardstock is actually scored to hold something up to 1/4" thick. It's large enough to hold a cd or whatever else you can think of! Come to the class and be surprised at what I give you to put in here!

Well, that's it for now, but stay tuned for the other 2 Valentine's class projects! Hope to hear from you and see you there!