Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Cookie Holders

I just wanted to share with you the cute cookie holders that I made to hold my Santa cookies. It can be as simple or as fancy as you like. It's basically covering a DVD/CD Sleeve with patterned paper and then adding embellishments. All punches used are SU! punches.

Supplies: DVD/CD sleeve, Naughty or Nice patterned paper, ribbon, flower rhinestone, rhinestone, 1" punch, 3/4" punch, 1 1/4" punch, 1 3/8" punch, ornament punch, curly label punch, circle die cut, glitter, Chocolate Chip and Ivory CS, Real Red ink and distressing ink, Lots of Thoughts SU! Stamp Set.

DVD/CD sleeve, butterfly punch, ornament punch, heart to heart punch, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, small oval punch(discontinued SU! punch), extra large oval punch, Naughty or Nice patterned paper, Chocolate Chip CS, ribbon, distressing ink, Old Olive ink, rhinestone flower, Christmas Punch SU! stamp set.

DVD/CD sleeve, Naughty or Nice patterned paper, ribbon, twine, curly label punch, Chocolate Chip CS, Real Red and distressing ink, Christmas Punch SU! stamp set.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sewing Baby Gifts

I love all the hand made baby goodies and wanted to try to make some myself. Here's what I made.

I made the onesie with SU! embosslits Beautiful Wings. I used Heat n Bond to adhere the fabric butterflies and then stitched around them.

I made the baby shoes with matching fabric and added pretty ribbons and buttons to them.

and finally the headband was made with a pair of stretchy pants I found on the clearance rack. I made a shabby fabric flower from matching fabric and topped it with a gingham brad. I purchased an extra pair of stretchy pants to match the outfit.

Sharing My New Craft Storage

I finally have a pretty little area for all my craft supplies and goodies. Over a year ago we decided that each of our boys would get their own room, which meant we would lose our playroom/craft room. That left me without a room or organized storage for my crafts for over a year. I was making my crafts from drawers, closets and tubs all in different rooms. It made me nuts! So finally this spring I decided to reorganize one of my large closets and turned it into my craft closet. I repainted my shelves with an off white paint and the walls a pretty lavender color. Here are some of my pictures and a few new and old ideas that many crafters have used to organize their craft goodies.

Here's the right side of my closet. The very top shelf is for my camera storage. I've used silver colored curtain rods for my punches and small hooks with safety pins for my ribbon scraps. For my marker, pencil and tool storage I used recycled Crystal Light containers and metal candy tins. They are covered with K&Company's Jubilee scrap kit and then labeled using SU! punches. I mostly use SU! stampin' spots because of storage reasons. I found that 12 of them store in the plastic SU! cases that I received with my wood mounted stamps. I'm using little milk crates that I found at Office Depot to store those cases and some punches in. All my larger stamp pads and ribbon on the spools are stored in the decorative boxes. My cheapie $29.98 cabinet I found at Walmart holds all of my sewing goodies. And best of all...check out those battery operated lights that my husband found for me at them!

Here's the top and bottom of the left side of my closet. The top shelf I've covered some boxes and use them for my scraps of paper, cards and project storage. The larger box is for my bead storage. For all my misc. elements I recycled some jars, painted the lids and my husband mounted them on a strip of wood and then to the bottom of the shelf. The green baskets are holding all my adhesives, scissors and die cuts. I'm using my mom's old jewelry box to store all of my bling. On the bottom I have storage for all my paper, stamps and misc goodies. I'm in the process of unmounting all my SU! wood stamps and will store them on the DVD storage rack. I store all my clear mount in the binder.

Jewelry box is recovered with K&Company's Jubilee. It works perfect to store all of my rhinestones, flowers and glitter in.

Marker, pencil and tool storage was made by using Crystal Light and metal candy containers. I covered them with patterned paper and then added magnets to the back of them. My husband mounted two pieces of sheet metal that I purchased at a local craft store to hold them to the wall.

Stamp pad storage and extra punches in small milk crates. Extra stamp pad storage in decorative box.

Ribbon scraps stored on small hooks, binder rings and safety pins.

Ribbon spool storage in decorative box.

Punches stored on curtain rods.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Altered Valentines Frame with Photoshop Embroidery

Check out my pretty valentines frame. I used My Mind's Eye paper State of the Heart by Jen Wilson. I added loads of ribbon, chipboard pieces, wire, jute, pearls, heart rhinestones, and punches. Then to design my redwork embroidery I used photoshop and then traced it onto my fabric with a red permanent marker. For the large rose I made a template in photoshop. I plan on posting a tutorial on this shortly. But for now, here are my pictures of it:)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Treat Bags

Happy Valentines Day! I thought I would share with you the Valentine Treat Bags I made for my son to hand out to all his classmates. I knew I wanted to do treat pull bags with popcorn, but after I got to thinking about making 20 of these and all the ribbon, card stock and double sided tape...EEKS way too expensive! So...I decided to do away with the whole pull part to save on the ribbon and instead of using card stock I used plain brown lunch sacks. And since I used such a light weight paper I was able to use a glue stick to secure the paper bag together. Check out how I made these cute little bags below and have a wonderful Valentines Day!

Supplies: Brown paper lunch sack, scissors, glue stick, double sided tape, ribbon, stamped or digital image, card stock, sponge and ink for distressing, SU! round 1 1/4 and horizontal slot punches, Scor-Pal, and popcorn.

Cut off bottom of bag at 8 inches.

With scissors cut down the side of the bag then cut at 9 1/4 with your paper cutter. I cut the section off with the half circle cut out in it.

With glue stick, place glue along left and bottom sides of bag. Place popcorn on the bag and basically "wrap it". I glued the right side first then the left.

After gluing pull popcorn bag out and punch a half circle at the top of the bag.

To make it look like a sealed bag I scored 3 lines at the bottom.

Now place popcorn back in bag.

Get your digital or stamped image and punch on the center of the left side for your ribbon.

Place ribbon through the back side of the hole and around the back of the bag.  

Tie a bow.

Place a small piece of double sided tape on back of image to secure right side.

And now you have some inexpensive treat bags!
You can find some adorable vintage valentines here. Please read their TOU