Secret Sister Swap Package #2 Received

24 Feb

I am in a Secret Sister Swap that is hosted by Staplem1/Markisha on YouTube.  We are to send three packages, each building upon each other with the third package being the big reveal of who you are. We know who we are sending to but do not know who is sending to us.  I received my second package from my Secret Sister today.  It contain a beautifully decorated box in my favorite color combination…Black and gold!’

Secret Sister Box 2

Secret Sister Box 5

Secret Sister Box 3

Secret Sister Box 4

Inside there was a matching card…

Secret Sister Card

Secret Sister Card 2

And the box was filled with goodies!  In my profile I mentioned that I liked bling.  The box had plenty of bling and some flowers and trim thrown in for good measure…

Secret Sister Box of Goodies

Secret Sister Bling Goodies

Thank you secret sister!  I love it all and can’t wait to find out who you are!  Thanks for stopping by!  Here is a video of me opening my box….

Dress Form Screen Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Feb
Dress Form Screen Card

Dress Form Screen Card

It is time for another design team project for The Cutting Cafe!  This time we could choose from the Dress Shaped Card, Dress Shaped Card 2, or Fun with Dress Forms which I used.  I love this file as I am a sewer and I love all things dress forms!  I decided to make a screen card.  These type screen are used as room dividers and you often find them in dressing rooms in fancy stores.  I thought a replica of a screen with dress forms was a cute idea.

I decided to use velum for the screen and in the two middle panels, I encased the dress from between two pieces of velum.  On the end panels I put the dress forms on the sides.  Here is a view looking down at it…

Dress Form Screen Card Top View

I used pearl bling on the front of the card along with some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Alicia’s Glitz and More.  The pearl spray is a piece I have had in my stash my over 20 years.  I am trying to use what I have!

Dress Form Screen Card First Panel

The other panels have a gold dazzle sticker at the top and a white one at the bottom for just a touch of decoration.

Dress Form Screen Card Middle Panel

Dress Form Screen Card Last Panel

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog as we do design team posts on the 7th and 21st of each month.  There is always lots of inspiration!  Also, if you leave a comment, you will be in a drawing to win three free files as Regina, the owner, randomly pulls a name from the previous post’s comments.  Plus we love reading your comments!

Thanks for stopping by and of course I have a video for you before you go…

 

Valentine’s Day Cards, Treat Boxes, and YT Hop Challenge Projects

16 Feb
Cards and treat boxes

Cards and treat boxes

I hope that everyone had a great Valentine’s Day.  I just wanted to show the cards and treat boxes I made this weekend.  Above are a treat box from the Silhouette Store, a Skinny Tube Box from a file from The Cutting Cafe, and three cards I made for my god children and my hubby.  Here is another treat box I made and filled with chocolate for another young lady in my life…

Heart Top Box

Next, Betty who is scrappassion01 on YouTube hosted a hop called What’s Love Got to do With It.  To win prizes in the grand prize drawings you had to create seven things such as altered hearts, stick pins, altered dominos, etc.  Below are photos of what I created to enter the challenge drawing…

CWA Challenge Items

Blinged out Sunglasses and Heart Flower

Embellishments for CWA Challenge
Here is a close up of the blinged out sunglasses I gave to my goddaughter…

Blinged Out Kid's Sunglasses
Thanks for stopping by and here are my videos on these projects…

Sweet Kisses Tube Boxes and Hershey Kiss Window Cards – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Feb
Sweet Kisses Boxes, Hershey Kiss Window Cards, and Hershey Kiss Bottoms

Sweet Kisses Boxes, Hershey Kiss Window Cards, and Hershey Kiss Bottoms

It’s time for another design team project for The Cutting Cafe!  We post our projects on The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month.  Make sure you stop over to see all the projects.  If you leave a comment, you will be entered into a drawing held on the next post.  The winner gets three free files of their choice!  Plus we love reading the comments!

Now on to my projects.  This time we were able to choose any file we wanted to use from the large collection of Valentine themed files.  I actually chose four different files to work with.  I made little treats and cards for staff.  First I used the Hershey Kiss Window Card file along with the Lots of Kisses Printable Set for the sentiment.  I made two different cards, one more pink based…

Hershey Kisses Cutout Card 1
and one more red based…

Hershey Kisses Cutout Card 2

Hershey Kisses Cutout Card 

The sentiments are designed to look like the paper strip that hangs out of the kisses.  But I also used the Happy Valentines Day version of it on the inside under my stamped sentiment…

Hershey Kisses Cutout Card 1 Inside

Hershey Kisses Cutout Card Inside

Next I made treat holders using the Sweet Kisses Tube Box file…

Sweet Kisses Tube Boxes

Sweet Kisses Tube Boxes

Sweet Kisses Tube Boxes view 2
Those hearts on the inside of my card were the cutouts from the box and the card and I used another sentiment on the front of the boxes, and I randomly added little dots of Stickles on the front of the boxes for a bit of added bling…

Sweet Kisses Tube Boxes Sentiment Closeup
Here are a few more close up shots of the tops…

Sweet Kisses Tube Boxes Top Embellishment

Sweet Kisses Tube Boxes Top Embellishment

Sweet Kisses Tube Boxes Top
Lastly I attached bottoms to the kisses which are inside the boxes using the Hershey Kiss Thoughts of You Bottoms

Hershey Kisses Bottoms

Hershey Kisses Bottoms

Thanks so much for stopping by!  As usual, I have a video for you before you leave…

My First Folio and Matching Box

2 Feb

I finally got around to making my first folio and a matching box.  I used a Paper Phenomenon/Kathy Orta tutorial called Gift Card Box Folio.  It was fairly easy to make.  Measuring and cutting the mats took the most time. I used cream cardstock for the base and a few photo mats.  There is no chipboard in this at all. It is all paper.

And speaking of paper, I used the Painted Posies paper stack by Craftwell and did more mixing of patterns than I normally do, but I like the way it turned out.

Warning…I have photo overload and have added captions to all the photos so you can tell what I am showing.  At the end is my YouTube video.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Folio Box Front

Folio Box Front

Back of folio box

Back of folio box

Side view of folio box

Side view of folio box

Folio box opened without folio in it

Folio box opened without folio in it

Box opened with folio inside

Box opened with folio inside

Front cover of folio

Front cover of folio

First flap opened

First flap opened

Full view of the first section of folio opened

Full view of the first section of folio opened

Here is the first flap of the second section

Here is the first flap of the second section

Two swing out photo mat flaps

Two swing out photo mat flaps

Folio right flap opened

Folio right flap opened

Next page of the right side opened

Next page of the right side opened

Folio pages

Folio pages

Here is a close up of the left page of the final section

Here is a close up of the left page of the final section

Here is the final section which is the center of the folio when all the flaps have opened out

Here is the final section which is the center of the folio when all the flaps have opened out

View looking down on opened folio.  There are many flips and flaps

View looking down on opened folio. There are many flips and flaps

Back of Folio

Back of Folio

Here is the front of the folio without the cards in the inside pockets.  It has a cleaner look and is an option

Here is the front of the folio without the cards in the inside pockets. It has a cleaner look and is an option

And finally here is the video…

Secret Sister Swap Package #1 Received

30 Jan

Secret Sister Swap Gift #1 ReceivedI am thrilled to be participating in a Secret Sister Swap on YouTube hosted by Staplem1 who is Markisha.  The objective of this swap is to have fun but to hopefully make some new crafty friends.  We are sending out three packages to our swap sister.  Of course we know who we are sending to but we do not know who is sending to us.

On the last package, which will be a finale package, we are to reveal who we are.  I am happy to say that the secret sister I am sending to did a video and liked what I sent her.  I will put the video I made up once she receives my final package.

I got my package today and am absolutely thrilled with what my secret sister sent me.  She sent a daily devotional entitled “Jesus Calling” Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Susan Young.  And as you can see by the photo, she sent a deluxe version with beautifully detailed cover and my name stamped in gold.  Then she also sent a wonderful note and a gift card to Hobby Lobby.  My sister was more than generous! Thank you secret sister.  I truly appreciate your kindness and look forward to finding out who you are!

Here is a short video of me opening my gift.  Thanks for watching!

 

A Slideshow of Cards and Post-It Note Holders I Recently Made

28 Jan

Hello!  Here is a slideshow of a few cards and some Post It Note holders that I made recently.  I did a video of the note holders but deleted it by mistake.  I make a lot of cards and thought a slide show would work this time.  Thanks for stopping by and watching!

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