Monday, April 22, 2013

Many Thanks!

Hi folks,

Ian, here from A Newbie Crafter, with a simple card for you featuring the Close to My Heart April Stamp of the Month.  This card was another quick one that can be for anyone that's looking forward to the summer (it's right around the corner).

For this card, I took a A2 size and cut a piece of card stock at 4 1/8" by 5 1/4" from the Dotty for You pack.  The next thing I did was cut a piece of Dotty for You card stock at 4"x 5 1/8".  I added some Liquid Pearls to the front.  The sun was stamped in Honey and Goldrush.  The sentiment was stamped in Holiday Red.  I think it turned out nice.

I think it turned out well!  I hope you all enjoy it!

Craft on,

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Magnetic Learning Boards

Hello everyone! This is Java Jen from JAVA JEN CREATIONS and I'm excited to share here today and over at SHE'S A SASSY LADY! It is a privilege, as always, Sheila! Thank you!

I made these magnetic learning boards for our two oldest grandsons for Christmas but have not had the chance to share them yet, so here they are:

I was so busy making these before Christmas that I didn't even take pictures as I was doing each step! Sorry! :-(  At any rate, here is my "recipe":

 Cricut Imagine Blast Off cartridge
Fabric fat quarters
Provo Craft Your Story laminating machine
button magnets
Mod Podge
Metal cookie sheet

I started by covering my cookie sheets with two different fat quarter pieces that I picked up at Joann's. Next, I printed and cut 2 of each letter, number and shape. I took one of each and glued them to my fabric-covered cookie sheet with Mod Podge, being sure to completely cover them. I took the next set and laminated them using my Your Story. After trimming them, I put a button magnet on the back of each and my magnet board is now complete! These are really quite easy to make! I'm hoping to do a more detailed post on my blog, at some point, to show all the fantastic details close-up. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Gypsy Made Simple - Word And Art Shape Cards

 Don't you just love this card? This is a little gift for a beautiful lady named Lisa. I really think Lisa will receive her gift the day that this post hits as I already dropped it in the mail! I was one of those that ran a little thing on face book saying that if you are one of the first five people to comment I will send you a crafty item in the next year! Well this is what I made Lisa and I also sent her a wonderful Close To My Heart stamp set. I just love the papers on this and all the glitter. The paper is from K and Company.
 All you need to do is revamp the card that we made last week and crank it up a notch or two!.... Now go grab a cup of coffee and turn you Gypsy on and let's get to work. The video below will take you from design to completion and I just love it! I think I will have to make a set that says Sassy!

Now wasn't that easy? Remember the base of the card is only 4 inches high but with the addition of the letters it goes to 5.5 inches so it will fit perfectly in an A2 envelope.

This is all four of the cards together. I love the whole look of this card and all I did was pick a font that I like and a piece of art that I thought would compliment Lisa and it came together in no time at all.
These colors are just so yummy together and I just love the glitter paper, don't you? I get the paper at Joann's and it cuts like butter on my Expression.
Here is the inside of the card. I used a dauber and my Close To My Heart Lagoon Ink pad and inked around the edges and it really made the card look a lot nicer.... you know a finished look.
See how moving the I close to the L allowed for the dot to remain on the name. I love it!
The Forever Young cart is wonderful for girly cards and it is also easy to cut as they are silhouettes.
Well I hope you liked today's post.... I sure enjoyed making this card and spending time with you creating. It gets lonely in my craft room with out you! Thank you for your sweet sweet word of encouragement. Your comments continue to inspire me to share with you.
Have a blessed week!