Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bridal Shower Slider Gift Card Holder

Here is a slider gift card holder I made for a bridal shower I attended this past weekend.  I went browsing through some blogs when I came across a beautiful card created by Lorri of Confessions of a Stamping Addict.  Her card provided me with some much needed inspiration for this card. 
I decided on a slider gift card holder after seeing a few of them during my browsing session. Here's a tutorial I found on how to make this type of card - really easy!
Card slides open and close - I placed a gift card inside and it opened and closed with ease!
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Birthday Swing Card

Here is a card I made for my MIL a few weeks ago for her birthday.  I used my Mei Lin stamp and some of the other goodies that I won from one of Debi's Sister Stamps blog candy giveaways (thank you again Debi!) to make this swing card.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Framed Birthday Anya II

I made this 4x4 card for my cousin who recently celebrated her birthday.  I decided to make another folded paper frame card just for fun.  I kept this one clean and simple so that the focus remained on Anya! :-) 
I did hesitate using the folded paper frame for this because it covered up the image a bit much but once I cut Anya's legs off there was no going back!  LOL!

I had fun putting this card together.  I was actually working on four different cards at the same time.  I started one, got stuck, started another one, got stuck again, etc. etc.  I finished my Cupcake Birthday Card first and then this one.  I still have the other two sitting on my table.  Those are the two that I started like last month and they have been almost in the same spot ever since!  YIKES!  Oh well, hopefully I'll figure out what to do with them soon!!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Some Kisses and Roses

My family and I just went to watch my BF's daughter's (the same one I just made the Cupcake Birthday Card for) dance performance on Friday night.  I decided to make her a bouquet of Hershey Kisses roses after I saw a few tutorials on how to make them on YouTube.  These were SUPER quick to make!!
Decided to just bunch them all together and tie some ribbon around the "stems" since the floral tape left a kinda sticky feel.  I made a quick tag to add to it using some of my SU! supplies. :-)

Can't believe how quick these came together.  I made 18 of them in less than an hour!
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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cupcake Birthday Card

Here's a quick little card (literally little - 3x3) that I made for my bestest friend's daughter.  These small cards really work for me when I'm in a pinch for time!  Sorry for the junky picture...had to use my phone to take it since I couldn't find my camera at the time.  Hope you're enjoying your weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Back to School Survival Kits

Yesterday was my DS's first day of first grade and today is my DD's first day of kindergarten!  Their differing personalities was quite obvious in the way they handled their first days - my DS was quiet and nervous and my DD was yaking away, jumping around, and excited!  Needless to say, I was quite nervous for the both of them - a little more so for my DD though!  I know my DS will adjust well once he gets comfortable in his new classroom but this is my DD's first experience attending school so...hopefully all goes well for her!

To help their teachers get off to a good start this school year, I put together some Back to School Survival Kits for them.  These are not very "crafty" but I thought I'd post them here anyways.  The only crafting I did was to stamp out the teachers names for their boxes (I made four of them since both of my kids are in double classes), made tags for each kit, and stamped out the "Back to School Survival Kit" on the back of each tag.

Found these cute boxes at Price Busters - they were the perfect size for these kits!

All of the goodies that I included - a box of cereal , a bag of chex mix and a couple of Nature Valley Granola Thins , a bottle of water and a packet of ice tea mix, some Wisps toothbrushes, a pack of Wet Ones, a pack of face and hand wipes, lotion, lint roller, sewing kit, mini first aid kit, manicure set, Shout wipes, antibacterial hand gel, a couple of packets of vitamin C, and some Excedrin!
This is the back of the tag that I stamped out...I had to stamp each letter one at a time because of spacing issues.  The front of the tag is a simple To: and From: stamp from SU!  I added a rose to the front to pretty it up! :-)
Anyways, there you have it.  Since my niece was spending the week with us last week I didn't have any real time to craft.  So I had the weekend to try and put together some quick gifts for my kid's teachers and these kits definitely fit the bill.  Hopefully their teachers will be able to make use of the items in their kits! :-)

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Cruising to a First Birthday

Here is a birthday card that I made for a special little boy who just turned 1 .  I've been so busy that I kept putting off making his card...until I realized that I had to do it since his party was the next morning.  As it usually happens, I was up late the night before the party, not feeling in the crafting mood at all, and was trying to figure out where to start.  So I sat at the computer, browsing the internet trying to get inspired!  When I came across this card here I knew that was the way to go.  I altered the car punch art just a bit and decided to try a recessed window card after watching a great video tutorial at SCS.
Used my blue Ink Potion No. 9 mixture for the sky
I thought this SU sentiment was perfect for the inside of the card
A full look of the inside of the card...I would've added more but I was too tired to pull out any more supplies! :-)

Well that's it.  My DS started first grade today and my DD will be starting kindergarten tomorrow.  YIKES...I can't believe my DH and I have made it to this point where we have both of them in school.  Next thing you know, they'll be graduating from high school! 

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