Sunday, May 27, 2012

Wedding Cake Pops "I Do" Tags

Photo by Diana H.
For my most recent adventure, I made these "I do" cake pop tags for a friend's wedding.  They are very into their perspective football teams, the husband a NY Giants Fan and the wife a Clemson Fan.  I think these fit the occasion perfectly with the their team colors.

Photo by Diana H.
This is such an easy project that could be used for any celebration; birthday, anniversary, wedding, get well or thank you. Really your options are endless. The cake pop tags were made with simple punches (2" Scallop and the "I do" from the Cricut Sweethearts cartridge.

My other friend is the amazing baker and she made the cake pops for the wedding and took these wonderful pictures for me.  Thanks Diana!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Happiest Birthday Wishes!

Here is a simple card that could be done in any color scheme to make it more masculine or feminine.  If you are like me a masculine card is always a little harder to come up with.

To make this I just used a series of squares and a corner rounder.  This is the perfect card for a beginner too, that might not have all the punches quite yet.  I used white card stock and Stampin Up's Pool Party paper. I also sponged the edges with coordinating ink Pool Party Ink from Stampin Up.  This in one of their "In Colors for 2011-2013".

I am sure you can come up with your own great combinations for this one.
Thanks for stopping by,


Monday, May 21, 2012

End of the Year Teacher Bouquet

I can't believe my son graduated from preschool this week and to think that next year he will be on his way to kindergarten.  I wasn't as sad as I thought I would, but really happy and proud of all his accomplishments this year

Many of you who follow my blog might be familiar with this idea from last year's end of the year Teacher gift.  In order to thank Tyler's teacher and assistant, I made to gift card bouquets for each of them.  I got the idea from Disney Family Fun magazine.  I had other interested parents send me gift cards to include in the bouquet.  Here's how I made it:

I used the scalloped circle from "Accent Essentials" cartridge cut at 3.5" and the three flower layers are from "Plantin SchoolBook" cartridge, cut at 3", 2.75", 2.15".  I used a pencil to curl the edges up and used adhesive to stick the layers together.

The gift card envelope that the flowers are attached to is from the "Sweethearts" cartridge.  The dimensions are 7.15" wide x 3.30" high.  Once these were assembled, I attached the flowers that I made.  You could most certainly could use it with a Big Shoot or Cuttlebug and some of your favorite flower dies to create these as well.

Finally, I spray painted some bamboo skewers green and attached18 gauge wire to the skewers.  This made it more sturdy than last year's gift.  I then slipped the gift card flower envelopes to 18 gauge floral wire that I coiled at one end.  During this step, I also added the children's names to each of the gift cards.  I printed these out from the computer, punched them out and then attached with some hemp twine.

Here are some pictures of the other arrangement made for the assistant.  

I think any person would love to receive this special arrangement.  I hope this inspires some great ideas for you all, I am really enjoying these paper flowers.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It's a Boy - Let's go Sailing

Are you ready to set sail?  I was totally enjoying making this little Sailboat card for another friend's baby shower.  It fit perfectly with the baby's nursery nautical theme.  She was even able to reuse the sailboat in her son's scrapbook.  

The sailboat was cut from the "B is for Boy" Cricut cartridge.  The background was created using Stampin Up's Label's Collection Framelits Dies.  The swirls were done with an embossing folder and for the water I just tore some paper and inked the edges.

Such a sweet and simple card with a lot of impact.

Happy crafting,


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Elegant Flower Birthday Wishes

Here is a cute birthday card that I made with the Stampin Up "2011-2013 In Colors", Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral.  I also used the new Labels Collection Framelits Dies for the green background.  It coordinates so well with Stampin Up's other punches  I used the retiring "Funky Four" stamp set along with "Circle Circus"

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Flower Teacher Appreciation Note Pad

Hi crafting friends, I know it has been awhile.  We are having major life changes in our family since the new year, with a new addition on the way and being in the process of selling our house.  Needless to say, my crafting time has been suffering.  I did want to share the Teacher Appreciation projects that I made for my son's preschool teachers.  I took the small legal not pad and added a flower cover with the quote, "Thanks for all that you do!".  For the flower I used my Big Shot and the Stampin Up Fun Flowers die.

I also made this coordinating not card to got with.  This flower was done with EK Success Flower Punches and Stampin Up "So Happy for You" Stamp set.

The great thing about this gift is its versatility, it would make a great mother's day gift or birthday gift.  If you want to see what I did for last year's Teacher Appreciation click here.

Have a great rest of the week and a Happy Mother's Day this weekend.  I am working on some flower pot cards that I would love to share.