Monday, February 27, 2017

Thank You Friend!


Hi there crafty friends! Have you ever had a friend who saved you from an embarrassing situation? Maybe they covered for you or gave you the signal to stop talking before you get caught saying something you shouldn't? Recently a friend of mine did just this for me. I was so grateful, I made her this card to say thanks. I feel like the expression on this bird perfectly mimics how I must have looked when I almost made a fool of myself! I get a kick out of him. He looks like the bird that swallowed the canary instead of the cat!  


I was able to quickly put this card together in a few minutes thanks to a great Sizzix die cut and stamp set by Tim Holtz. It's called Bird Talk and it has three outrageous little bird die cuts with matching bird stamps. It also came with many different words that you can combine into a message like I did here. The words are Hello, Love, Friend, Thank, Miss and You. If all that wasn't enough, an embossing folder is also included. The hardest part of this project was picking the colors and coloring the bird!


This set is readily available at Michael's but you can also get it from Amazon. Below you'll find a link to get your own set as well as the measurement and supplies used.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to check out my YouTube Channel. You'll find many projects with detailed instructions and tips. 


Click to go to my How To Instructional Video Channel

Card Recipe:
1) A2 Sized Card Base (4.25" x 5.5" folded) Craft Card     Stock
2) Cream Card Stock Embossed with Included Folder 4 1/2" x 5 5/8"
3) Cork Sentiment Mat (1 3/4" x 2 3/8"
4) Cream Card Stock Sentiment (1 1/2" x 2 2/8"
5) Black Embossing Powder (Used on Sentiment)
6) Brown Embossing Powder (Used on Bird Stamp)
7) Spectrum Noir Markers (blue and orange)
8) Ribbon for bow 3/8" wide
9) Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Bird Talk Set


I'm please to participate in the following card challenges:
Creative Fingers Challenge #125
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #174-Animals
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges #111
Jo's Scrapshack #177-Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Blog-Wednesday Challenge

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Flocked Bunny - And a Fork Bow

Hello Crafty Friends! I know it's early for Easter but it's spring in a big way here in Charlotte and I can't help myself. This week's project is a cute bunny with flocking. I love using flock as a fun way to add some "fur" to animals in projects. I have great luck using double sided adhesive to get a nice finish with flock. Until I figured that out, I had given up on it because I was never satisfied with the end result. To finish it, the inside of the card is stamped with another cute little bunny and an Easter message. Although the focus of my cards are always the outside, I do try to make the inside nice too.

I suspect you'll see another flocked card for Easter sometime soon as I have a jar of the prettiest sunny yellow flock with glitter mix that I'm anxious to use. I see a cute Easter Chick in my future! I also have some tropical pink flock in my stash. I am betting it would be adorable on a pair of pink flamingos. What do you think? Should I??? Of course I should!

Another feature of this project is that I made the bow that is around the bunny's neck with a fork. Yes, I said a fork! Now maybe this was a rage that most crafters saw when it was a thing a few years ago (most videos on this are are 2-3 years old) but I just discovered it. It's really works to make a pretty double bow. I am going to try it next on a large meat fork so that I can get a larger bow. It makes the double bow super fast and easy. Check it out! Oh, and while you're there, please subscribe to my channel!


Thanks for spending some time with me and until next time, keep crafting!

CARD RECIPE:
A2 White Card Base-4.25" x 5.5"
Gray Mat-3.75" x 5"
Pink Mat-3.5" x 4.75"
Cricut Gray Rabbit-Easter 2010 Cartridge-Bunny-#M470E4-3.46" H
Cricut Easter Blessings Sentiment #M3CF00-1.49" H
Pink Ribbon
Pink Paper Flower
White Glitter Ribbon
Pearl Accent
White Iridescent Sequins
Pink Glitter Paper-DCWV Glitter Brights Stack-#
Gray Flocking Powder
Pebbles Pink Chalk
Easter Stamps - Brand Unknown
Silhouette Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
Silhouette Flocking Powder

I'm excited to share this project in these challenge blogs:
Fantabulous Cricut Blogspot Challenge #295-Sequins
Crafty Creations Challenges #335 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.blogspot Challenge #125
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #305 Animals
Hiding In My Craftroom #290 Any Holiday
Aud Sentiments Challenge-Animals Sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges #111 Anything Goes
Jo's Scrapshack #177 Always Anything Goes

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Creating with Cricut - Congratulations New Citizen Card!



Here's my shameless plug to follow me on whatever media works best for you. In addition to facebook, email, Bloglovin or Google, you can now go to my YouTube Channel and subscribe there as well. I post every Saturday so don't miss a thing!

This Saturday is a quick card I made for someone I work with who is becoming a new US Citizen. You can easily change the colors and the USA tag to make this into a thank you or birthday card.

Click on the video to see how to make this fun and easy card using paper, glue and your Cricut machine! There are no stamps used for this project.
The sizes and supplies can be found in the video's description on YouTube.

I'm excited to participate in these card challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges #110 Use Your Favorite Things
Jo's Scrap Shack #176-AG

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Love Bird Valentine




Good Saturday Crafty People! It's Janet and this is my last Valentine project for the season. It features two love birds and a glossy thick heart made from lots of clear embossing powder layers. Go to the video to follow along and see how it's done! Don't forget to subscribe to my channel. I've got lot's of great projects coming up!

Click on this link to see the video and get all the details on the sizes and supplies used for this great card!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Faux Doily & Lace


Happy Saturday! Today's project is made with beautiful lace and a traditional doily. Ok, that's not exactly true. This week's card uses stamps and heat embossing to create faux fabrics but it does it in a pretty convincing way. Click on the video link below to see what you can do with lace stamps on your cards and projects.



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