January 11, 2014

Reuse and Recycle!

So last night I was looking at some Marketing material on the VistaPrint website.
As I was checking out, these additional things I might be "interested" in
kept coming up before actually getting to the checkout.
It was annoing, until....

I saw the Business Card Bulletin Board Holders.
$7.99 for 4!!!
WHAT!!!????

Are you kidding me! They looked like a piece of cardboard with a pocket.
I went, pshhh, I could do that....
And then, I COULD DO THAT!

So, I didn't even finish my checkout, now that I think about it, and I came directly to my craftroom to see what I could come up with. *mumble*$7.99*mumble*I'll show them*mumble*

I have a stack of Mailing envelopes Jamberry sends our product in. But any Heavy Cardstock will do.



Next, I cut allong the white line of the Envelope. If you are doing it with cardstock, the measurements are 8inches tall, 4 inches accross.



I then scored it horizontally at the 1.5, 2.0, and 3.5 inches


Flip it and Score it at 0.5 and 3.25 inches



Now cut all the way down from the opposite end to the horizontal 3.5in mark and remove it completely.
Then from the 1.5 and 2.0 horizontal marks, cut down to the .5 mark and then flip it and cut down to the 3.5 mark BUT DON'T CUT OFF! just fold them up.


Next, on the score lines fold at the 2.0 and 1.5. You will then apply adhesive at the tabs and fold back.


This is what it looks like assembled.


For the front side, I added the a piece of the envelope to cover the white part,
 but you can add anything else, really.



And this is the finished product!
Mind you, it took me about 5-7 min to make it and I wanted to see how it looked like
I made 6 to post around town, but I may change the "flyer" or make a new one.




Thanks for looking!
Don't forget to leave me a comment!
ALI

January 10, 2014

Let it snow

It's interesting to me, that once you start with the creative juices, you crave for more.
That's what is happening to me, now. I'm craving more. I WANT to do more.
I need to be challeneged!!!

Okay, well, let's not get too excited.
I was going through my list of blogs when I landed on the Trendy Twine Blog.

They are having their monthly Challenge and it seemed interesting.

Let It Snow!

Project must be a tag.
Include a snowman,
snowflakes,
and some Trendy Twine

I had an idea in mind. I had seen this gorgeous card of a snow man with his head  back and all you could see was his carrot nose. It was super cute! So I decided to model the snow man just like that.


As you can see, the snowman looks like he's looking up and with his arms up to the sky! He's wishing "this" big. The stamp is from the a Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set. I embossed it with silver embossing powder.


The Snowflake Die Cut addition is from the Stampin Up Holiday Guide called Festive Flurries. I have the retired Framelit, but you can get the SVGs and cut it with your e-cutter.  The other snowflake is from my stash.


The  Brown Tag is a Magnolia Doohicky Die. On top of the tag I added some Liquid Applique to give it the look of Snow. I finished with some Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine for a tassle. On the side I used a Memory Box Die that I can't remember the name of, and I added some pearls and a crystal pin infront of some Silver Tulle.


The snow man is done with Totally White Trendy Twine. I did two layers of swirls in a 1inch, 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch circles. I used some Liquid Pearls in Pumpkin for the nose, and used some black pearl 1/2 backs for the buttons. And that is my tag!

Thanks for looking!
ALI

January 9, 2014

This is EPIC!

I haven't done much Crafting in a While, not because I didn't want to, but because life has gotten in the way. You know how it is. First School starts, then there is Occ. Therapy for the boys, Capoeira, Speech Therapy, Then Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.... Not to meantion my Jamberry Nails business. I've been doing vendor events, home parties, catalog parties and just getting my name out there. Sooooo, my crafting and scrapbooking have taken a back seat.

This morning I woke up at the crack of dawn to get my oldest son ready for school. Usually, I go back to sleep until my youngest wakes up, but today, I just couldn't go back to sleep. I had seen this sketch and had Pined It.

Pretty!! 

I had just the perfect Paper Packet! The Laughing Lola Paper Packet from Close to My Heart has these Complementary Dimensional Elements that has just the Chevron Chipboard Embelishments I needed to make it work. I also used the new Cricut Art Booking Cartridge to cut the back ground.





I used the B1431 Reel Life Stamp Set and used both StazOn and Slate Ink Pads.
The beautiful Totally Grape Twine I used is from Trendy Twine.


All I need to find now is a perfect picture to go with it.

Thanks for looking!
ALI