Camille and I went on a stick finding mission. We drove down our favorite street and found the mother load. The wind blew hard for a few days and the Oak trees in Lakewood dropped their bounty.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
I fell in love with these card in a box cards. I avoided trying to make them thinking they were difficult, man was I wrong. The hardest part is coming up with the embellishments, but that is just the creative part. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that you can make them to fit into a standard size envelope.
Well, April Stamp club came upon me quite quickly. I had to use a tool or stamp that I had not used much or yet. I picked my fringe scissors and made these rolled flowers. The flowers were simple to make. I cut strips of 12 x 12 paper (about an inch and a half wide). I used the fringe scissors to cut the "petals" into the strips and then using some needle point scissors I rolled the strips up. I glued them shut. I took some floral wire cut them 2-3 inches long and hot glued the flower on top. I built the basket from some kraft paper (I'll make a photo tutorial soon). Into the bottom of the basket I hot glued some styrofoam rectangles and stuck the flowers inside. I covered the foam with easter grass and added some chocolate eggs. It turned out pretty cute.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
This is the card I came up with for our March stamp club. The challenge was to use a paper that might be discontinued or use up your stash. I loved this idea. I used quite a bit of my scrap paper. I punched 9 hexagons out and coordinated some sequins, a sentiment, tied some string and I was done. They came in many different colors so that is why there are so many pictures.