Monday, April 30, 2012

Window Card

Supplies used:
  • Dies
    • Small shutter die (Memory Box)
    • Small window box die (Memory Box)
    • Small window die (Memory Box)
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Punches
    • Butterfly punch
    • Branch punch (Martha Stewart)
    • Frond punch (Martha Stewart)
    • Embroidered Floral Corner punch (Martha Stewart) - curtain
    • Flowers from these two
      • Daisy Dot border punch (Martha Stewart)
      • Scallop Daisy Border punch (Fiskars)
Want more window inspiration?  Check out this Splitcoast Stampers Gallery.
Note: I want to recommend Susana's Custom Art and Card Design for anyone wishing to purchase these (and other) Memory Box Dies.

Come back tomorrow to see a masculine window card!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Fresh Fruit Salad

I had guests for dinner last Sunday and wanted to do something different for fruit salad.  Here's the combo I came up with....

Fresh Fruit Salad
1 lb. strawberries
3 kiwi
1 mango
1/2 fresh pineapple
1/2 cup sugar

Peel the kiwi, mango, and pineapple.  Dice all fruit and add sugar. 
Refrigerate at least one hour.
Serve and Enjoy!
You could also serve this like fruit salsa with cinnamon chips or cinnamon graham crackers.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I made this card for the  
Supplies used:
  • Silhouette image from Karen's Whimsy
  • Layered with free digital images from Mel Stampz
  • Doily (under silhouette image) 
  • Bic Marker (around silhouette image)
  • Papers from Recollections
  • Threading Water Border Punch (Fiskars)
  • 3D flower die (Sizzix)
  • Black Felt (Flower)
  • Studio G Glitter (Flower)
  • Pearls (behind flower)
  • Black Button
  • Homemade Baker's Twine
  • Dream Stamp (Creative Stamping Club)
  • Sewing machine and black thread

Here's the free silhouette printable I made

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Canvas Butterflies

I made three cards using my canvas butterflies. 
All use the same basic design with some minor changes on each card.
Supplies used:
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Script embossing folder (Provo craft)
  • Snow ink (Recollections)
    • inked over embossing
  • Doily
  • Gingham ribbon
  • Threading water border punch (Fiskars)
  • Lace
  • Canvas Butterfly
  • 3D flower die (Sizzix)
  • Purple Felt
  • Flower punch for Mini Roses (tutorial here)
  • Martha Stewart Branch punch
  • Pearls
Supplies used:
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Script embossing folder (Provo Craft)
  • Snow ink (Recollections)
  • Doily
  • Pink cardstock
  • Swiss dots embossing folder (Provo Craft)
  • Crocheted flower
  • Button 
  • Homemade Baker's Twine
  • Gingham ribbon
  • Threading water border punch (Fiskars)
  • Lace
  • Canvas butterfly
  • Pink paint (antennae)
  • Pink glitter (over paint)
Supplies used:
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Script embossing folder (Provo Craft)
  • Snow ink (Recollections)
  • Doily
  • Gingham ribbon
  • Threading water border punch (Fiskars)
  • Lace
  • Canvas Butterfly
  • Blue fiber (antennae) 
  • Sentiment from Butterfly Fancy (Creative Stamping Club)
  • Iced Got Flowers
  • Green button
  • Green Baker's Twine (homemade)
I'm putting together a post with lots of canvas inspiration from around the web....come back Thursday to view that!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Using Canvas

I've seen several cards of late that incorporate canvas into their design, either by tags or die cuts.  The last time I was at Hobby Lobby I checked the scrapbooking aisle just to see what "pre-made" canvas tags you have it $2.99 for 3 tags!  You can also buy sticky back canvas (here) ... to achieve this at home just run your cut canvas through a xron sticker machine.
I didn't really plan on buying any tags because the other side of the store sells fabric....including canvas!  Since I had a 40% off coupon (printable on the Hobby Lobby site) I ended up with 1/2 yard of canvas for $3. (It's actually double what you see below since it's folded in 1/2.) Imagine how many tags (or other shapes) you could cut out of this!
Here's a little closer view of the butterflies I cut with my Sizzix die and stamped.
Supplies used:
  • Butterfly and Dragonfly die (Sizzix)
  • Rose stamp from Nature's Beauty (Creative Stamping Club)
  • Script from Background and Beyond (Creative Stamping Club)
  • Black Stazon ink
  • Crayola markers
  • Studio G glitter

Come back tomorrow to see how I used these three canvas butterflies on cards.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Stamped Punch Window

 I made these two cards for Technique Tuesday -- Stamped Punch Window. They turned out to be a lot of fun to create, and it was enjoyable using a new technique to do it!
 Supplies used:
  • HOMEMADE Baker's Twine (SEE THIS POST by the Frugal Crafter for a tutorial!)
  • Button
  • Stickles Glitter (on butterflies)
  • Blue Ultra Fine Glitter
  • Crochet Butterfly (SEE THIS POST)
  • Patterned Paper Scrap (in window)
  • Punches/Dies
    • Butterfly punch
    • Monarch Butterflies Trim Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
    • Ornate Labels #3 (Sizzix)
    • Branch Punch (Martha Stewart)
    • Corner Rounder (Fiskars)
  • Stamps
    •  Posy Patch Flowers (Heartfelt Creations)
    • Distressing (Glitz Design) text overlay
    • Floral Framelits (Sizzix)
  • Ink
    • Easter Eggs (Color Box)
    • Aquarium Color Pigment Ink Pads(Martha Stewart)
    • Snow Chalk Ink Pad (Recollections)
    • Sharpie Marker (faux stitching) 

In case there's someone who can't view the video on the frugal crafter's blog for making baker's twine (and I happen to know there's at least one), I made a short picture tutorial for you.
What you'll need: 1. Crochet thread 2. Permanent Marker 3. piece of cardboard
Wrap the thread around your piece of cardboard and make lines on it (like pictured) with desired color.
(Lindsey actually wrapped hers around a ruler ---whatever works for you.)
Unwind and "wa-la" ---- homemade Baker's Twine!
Considering that you only pay about $2.79 for 400 yards of white cotton thread (Hobby Lobby) and it cost $3.99 for 26 yards of Baker's Twine in only three colors (Hobby Lobby) --- this is a VERY "frugal" idea!
 (I just found cotton thread at the thrift store for 39 cents....even better deal!)
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

More Quilt Blocks

Yesterday I posted the "vertical" version of these layered quilt cards (see this post for links to the pattern and other quilt card links).
Today's version has a Bible verse on the side (from Biblical Impressions).
I changed the layers a bit -- using the same papers, but changed the order I put them on.
I used a Sharpie marker for the faux stitching.


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