Archive | July, 2011

Summer Card Camp Week #4

23 Jul

Here is this week’s color combination:

Here is my project:

Thanks card

Cardstock: Core’dinations, We R Memory Keepers; Patterned Paper and Letter Stickers: Echo Park; Punch: EK Success

Did a little paper weaving on this one.  After that, the plain white card looked a little boring, so I punched a heart out of the green EP paper, and adhered the remainder on top of the white card.  Then I also punched my green polka dot strip in the heart punch to make sure that the cuts would match exactly.  The bottom looked a little bare, so I added some pop dots under a punched strip of the same green paper-just to add a little without taking away from the woven heart.  Would normally outline with my white pen in places to show a little more definition, but alas, my white pen died last night.  That, and I ran out of adhesive today.  Guess a shopping trip is in order!  🙂

Kid’s Craft Week 15-Beads

22 Jul

This week, I saw a post for a kid craft using a pipe cleaner and beads to make a butterfly.  The Girlio loved the idea, so we did break out the beads this week!

Supplies: Pipe Cleaners, Scotch Tape, Beads with large holes.


1.  Take a pipe cleaner, tape one end to a table, and let the child string beads on to the pipe cleaner.

2.  Remove pipe cleaner from table, twist and fold ends together, and tuck underneath beads to hide the ends and keep them in place.  You should have a large circle of beads.

3. Make a figure eight out of the circle, and then pinch the two circles together at the center.  This will create four smaller circles (the wings of the butterfly.)  Wrap a second pipe cleaner around the center to hold the circles in place and create your butterfly, adding a smaller piece of pipe cleaner for antennae.

We ended up with this butterfly:

Then, using steps one and two, we made some bracelets.  I just measured her wrist before I cut the pipe cleaner to size.  Make sure to make these a little big as they are not adjustable.  We had enough beads left to make two bracelets for her, her best friend made a bracelet, and then we used what was left to make a smaller bracelet for her Unicorn.  🙂

We had tons of fun, and used up a lot of beads I have had for a long time.  This was a great craft!!

Sketch Challenge

20 Jul

I don’t use sketches all that often, but I saw this one at Sketchy Thursdays, and it spoke to me.  🙂

Here it is:

And, here is my take:

My Girl

LOAD Week 3: Layout 2

Supplies: Cardstock: Archivers; Journaling Tag: My Mind’s Eye; Tape: Dear Lizzy by American Crafts; Wood Letters: Pink Paislee; Wood Butterflies: Studio Calico; Bling: E by Prima

I flipped the sketch on its side in making it.  This is a very different layout for me-more minimalist-and I don’t know that I have ever done one on craft without any patterned paper (I am a patterned paper JUNKIE), but I really do enjoy trying new things.  And, I like how it turned out.  This was my first time using tape, and it was kind of nice!  Think I will find more uses for it in the future.  I also used an exclamation point and a star for the letter “i” in my title.

Anyway, thanks for looking, and have a wonderful day!

Card and a Half Challenge

20 Jul

Found a challenge here, and decided to play along!  Here is the sketch:

And, here is my card:

Button Thanks card

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; Stickers and Buttons: Studio Calico

Summer Card Camp Week 3-Additional Colors

16 Jul

Now I am back to posting about week 3! 🙂

I was really inspired by the first set of additional colors this week:

Here is my card:


Supplies: Patterned Paper: Lily Bee; Sticker: Crate Paper; Stamp: Technique Tuesday; Silhouette: Amy Tangerine

I really like this card!  I am not much of a fan of silhouettes, but this one by Amy Tangerine in the Silhouette store was calling to me!  I also got to use two new skills I picked up in Summer Card Camp-how to make that little banner, and how to line your unmounted stamp up straight (just throw it on a piece of paper, and then press a block on top of it-presto!)  Fun stuff!  🙂