Sunday, January 31, 2016

Valentine gift card holders

I can hardly believe tomorrow is February 1st! Which means it's time to start crafting for Valentines Day - one of my favorite holidays!
I've been asked to make a few gift card holders so now's a good time to start!

These are quick and easy and are held closed by a belly band.

I used a few circle and scallop punches and popped them up with foam adhesive squares over the belly band seam. Easy peasy! I added some red stickles to the scallop punch cutout as it seemed too plain.
We are having some mild weather here so now is a good time to go wash the car and vacuum it out!
Have a good week ahead!

Sunday, January 17, 2016


Happy Sunday! Here in Chicago land, we are trying to stay warm. We have a wind chill advisory in effect for tonight so I'll be staying indoors.
I started out making a birthday card with an image displayed on my computer screen for some inspiration but my card ended up totally different! I'm not sure if I like it. It seems to need something more but I don't know what! Any suggestions?

I embossed a white panel and layered it on a piece of purple cardstock. I then wrapped a piece of purple ribbon around the 2 panels and adhered it to my card front.

As I was reorganizing - again - I came across a package of cameos and thought I would somehow incorporate it onto my card. I took a large filigree from Butterbee Scraps and using a strong adhesive, glued one of the cameos onto it and centered it over the ribbon. It still needed something so I added the 2 purple pearls in opposite corners of the card.

That is it from me. Back to the craft table to work on some more cards! Stay warm folks!