Sunday, March 26, 2017

Party Like A Flamingo Card + Envelope

Exciting news!!
I was accepted to be an ADORNitGirl Ambassador!
If you haven't heard of ADORNit, you can check out their site here.

I received my first box of goodies a couple of days ago, and I couldn't wait another minute to start crafting.

For my first project, I wanted to do a full tutorial so you can see the products, and just how easy it is to make a coordinating card & envelope by hand.

Party Like A Flamingo Card + Envelope

For this set, I used parts of these 5 sheets of paper and washi tape.

With my We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board, I made an envelope that will finish off at 4" x 6".

A few punches, scoring, folding and gluing ... We now have a darling pink polka dot envelope!

I chose the black sheet for the card, cut it 8" x 6", so it would fold down to a 4" x 6" card.

  I added a couple stripes of washi tape to the bottom of the card front, and cut a banner from the pink dot paper.

I cut this You Are Fabulous wording out of the sheet and layered in on top.

For the inside of the card, I cut this journal card out, glued it to the pink dot paper, and then layered that on top of a strip of washi tape.

The focal point of this set, is this saying! I love it!
I splattered some hot pink watercolor on it, and set aside to dry.

Once dry, I cut it down and layered it on the black paper.

Fussy cut a few of the cute flamingos, and attached everything to the front of the envelope.

Only a few minutes later, you have a handmade, one of a kind Card + Envelope!

[ Some products used on this project were provided to me for review by ADORNit, but all comments, ideas and images are my own ]

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Birthday Gift + Gift Box - Product Mash Up

Hi everyone!

I needed to create a gift box for the upcoming 16th birthday of my niece. And what better way to celebrate, then pairing up some of my favorite brands and favorite products to craft the perfect, one of a kind gift box.

...and yes, I said sixteen!!!
I cannot believe it!

As one of the most important people in my life, I have handmade her everything she has ever asked for, not asked for, and even merely said she liked. She loves getting handmade 'everything' from her favorite designer aunt, so I can't help but spoil her.

So this birthday is special, she is working so hard towards getting her drivers license. What better gift then a customized key chain for those truck keys!

Blue Moon Beads Made Me line has this key ring combo, and you simply add some of their monogram stickers. I also attached a Wish charm from the Blue Moon Beads Mantra Me line, and then finished off with a pink leather tassel I had on hand.
Leaving enough space for her to add any other special charms she wants to carry with her daily.

Next gift is a necklace, made with the Blue Moon Beads Mantra Me line. The Chain comes designed like this, I simply added this tassel and Enjoy The Journey Ring.

For the final jewelry gift, I made her a silver bangle bracelet. Again, from the Blue Moon Beads Mantra Me line. I made it simple by just attaching the Have Courage plaque.
Making each piece with meaning and encouragement, as she has such a bright future ahead of her.

 Now, onto the packaging!

With a DCWV Gift Box, some Mod Podge and your favorite printed papers, you can create a fully custom box!
I used this beautiful sheet from the DCWV Neon Daydream stack.

Tied the box close with some textured May Arts Ribbon.
I easily made some tags with the Fiskars Tag Punch. Added this cute metallic gold American Crafts Diamond rub-on to the tag. Layered the paper tag with a round Hampton Arts Wood Tag, which I made pink with a few dabs of the Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, and added some Tim Holtz Liquid Pearls Gold dots to.

My favorite part??
I simply drew a 'j' on black paper, traced the cut area, added the bubble cap and cut! Then, used Loctite to secure it inside the charm, and you have a personalized charm! So easy!

And there it is...
a finished, one of a kind, custom box for a soon-to-be sixteen year old!!

If you made it all the way to the end of this long blog, THANK YOU!!
I hope I have inspired you to create something today!