Monday, September 18, 2017

Glitzy label embellishments

Whoa!  I need sunglasses!  I put together these label embellishments using some glam stickers I have had for some time and never got around to using.  I saw the idea on a YouTube channel, but I made a few changes.  First off, I cut my labels using my Cricut Explore.  I cut them first from cereal box chipboard, and then from a fancy gold foil paper I have had since forever.  Each label is about 3" wide.  I covered the chipboard pieces with the fancy paper with some glue stick.  Worked like a charm. 

I then went in search of embellishments that would look good with the paper.  I found some cool stuff, as you can see, mostly fancy stickers.  I do need to use my stash.  Oh,  I also used some gold foil doilies and some paper ribbons. 

What am I going to do with these, you may ask.  I thought they would look good on a greeting card front as a single embellishment, making some very easy cards.   If I were doing a craft show, which I am not this year, I would sell them individually, like I would decorated tags.  They really do look wow in person. 

Very fun project, and easy and fast.  I will definitely be repeating this idea and see what all I can come up with--one sheet of paper, one cereal box front, and some fun items that just sit in my drawers.  How easy is that?

Monday, September 11, 2017

Some more BEE HAPPY Cards

In a previous post, I shared a multi window shaker card I made after watching a Lindsay Weirich video about the process.  I have since received my stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry, and have been busy making more bee cards.  Take a look:

The card above uses multiples of peg stamps to make a wreath.  I colored some of the images with Copic markers.  The saying is from a RST unmounted set.  I love the lacy look of the flowers.  Very delicate!

The card below also uses one of the sentiments from the RST unmounted sets and the same peg stamps.  I can't decide if I like the embossed honeycomb background (well, really hexagons) distressed with ink or not.  Each card has its own tone.  I will have to think of the recipient when I choose which card to send to whom.   

Thanks for looking!  I'm off to make some more bee-themed cards! 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

3D Collage Shadowbox--Sew Crazy

This shadowbox was so fun to make!  I used a Tim Holtz book-style configurations shadow box for the base and painted it white.  I added various papers to it, collaged on the front, and filled the boxes with all sorts of sewing goodies and ephemera.  Love it!  And I love making these--very fun, although they take time do make.  I just kept a side of my work table reserved for it and everytime I went into my craft room I did something to add to it.  Plus, I had a good search through all my "stuff" to find just what I needed for each compartment.  I have been collecting sewing stamps and sewing themed scrapbook embellishments for years.  This was just the project to showcase them. 

Sewing was always such a part of my life--and still is.  My mother and grandmother sewed all our clothes growing up.  I sewed for myself, my husband and my son, and made all his Halloween outfits.  I later made quilts by the dozens and did countless needlework projects.  I have lately been making little felt stuffies as gifts for the Children's Church on birthdays.  

I don't know what I will do with this creation, but right now I think it looks just fine on my dresser.  Below is the front of the box.