Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter Gifts for the Family!

Hello there!  Are you all ready for Easter?  I am not!  Have lots to do today because Easter is at our house tomorrow.  However, all the gifts and cards are ready to go for our guests!

Let's start with the cards for my parents and Johns mom. Started with card stock embossed with polka dots.  Used the window embossing folder on the white piece of paper.  Stamped the elegant egg, put a rhinestone in the middle of the egg and added a piece of ribbon and a bow to finish it off..  Sadly, this stamp is no longer available from Stampin' Up, but I love it so much I had to use it!!! Thanks again Julia for this great retired set!!!

Next we have cute little window boxes that I learned to make a couple of weeks ago at Stampin' Up demonstrator Karen Flores home.  Thanks Karen!  I love this box!
They will be filled with foil wrapped chocolate eggs. Yum!
 These are going to all the ladies in the house tomorrow.

 Lastly, I have the perfect gift for my teenage children and adult daughter.  Since they are older, I thought these recycled mason jars would be perfect!  I punched 3 graduated sizes of Stampin' Up circle scallops for the lids, topped with yellow buttons for my 2 young men and dahlias for the 2 young ladies . Put a layer of jelly beans in the bottom of each jar, circled peep bunnies around the sides and poured a few more jelly beans in the middle to keep the bunnies standing.
Wrapped bakers twine around the jar a few times and hung a Happy Easter tag on each one.
We are going to pick up Jamba Juice gift cards to go with the jars today. 
I woke up at 5:30 this morning (I must be nuts!) with a great idea to make little matching scallop envelopes to hold the gift cards in.  And there you have it a super easy, cute gift!
Mason jars are so versatile, you could adjust this project for just about any occasion!!!
I am so glad to have seen all the great ideas for mason jars at Pinterest!
Gotta love Pinterest!!!
 I wish you and yours a Very Happy and Blessed Easter!
 Be inspired to create!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Melinda!

 Hello and Happy Friday! 
Today is my good friend Melinda's birthday.  I made her this bright and springy card and gift.
Sadly that awesome egg stamp is no longer available through Stampin' Up :(.
When I saw a project with that egg I fell in love with it but I couldn't find it in any catalog!
I was very sad.  Luckily my crafty friend Julia had the set and was kind enough to share it with me!
Thank you Julia!!!!
Although the egg stamp is not available, all the other elements in the card are.
I used the elegant butterfly punch, the pennant punch, itty bitty shapes punch, bitty banners stamp and die cut, textured impressions embossing folder, bakers twine and some rhinestone jewels for both of these projects.  I am finding that I love the embossing folders so much that I rarely do a project anymore without them. 

I think this project is crisp bright and springy, perfect for a pre- Easter birthday.
Happy Birthday Melinda!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Be inspired to create!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

I have Spring Fever!

 I do have Spring Fever! Which for me means, putting out the Easter Decorations, and creating stuff! :)
I know I may be a little late out of the gate to get lots and lots of items made before Easter.  But I have started and already have lots of cute things put together.

This is a recycled project.  I have been saving empty mason jars for this cute project I found on Pinterest at Dixie Delights blog. She has some really cute Easter ideas, you should check out the link.
For this project you need an empty clean mason jar.  Fill it with jelly beans, peeps, chocolate bunnies on a bed of Easter grass, whatever you like! The possibilities are endless!
I found that the large 2 2/8" Stampin' Up scallop circle punch cuts a piece of card stock to the perfectly on the mason jar lid.  I then punched a 1 3/4" scallop circle and the new 7/8" scallop circle to create the layered top on the lid.  I added a Vintage Faceted Designer button with pool party bakers twine to finish off the lid.
Tied a piece of ribbon around the neck and used the large oval punch to create the Happy Easter hang tag. Sooo cute and sooo easy!
I have lots of ideas for different ways to layer candy in these jars!  Can't wait to  make more!
Thanks for the idea Dixie Delights!

Have a great weekend!
Be inspired to create!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Super Simple Elegant Spring Card

Hello!  Today I have a very simple yet elegant card to share with you.
This is also bright for Spring/Easter.  And it was so easy and quick to put together!

The Stampin' Up tools I used for this one include:
Designer Frame Folders 123130
Delicate Designs Folders 127023
Perfect Polka Dots Folder 117335
(the folders put the embossing on the card stock)
Elegant Butterfly Punch 127526

I hope you are having a great week!
Be inspired to create!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mom & Dads Anniversary Card

Hello and Happy Tuesday!
Yesterday was my parents 52nd anniversary!  I can hardly believe that is has already been 2 years since we celebrated their big 50th on a cruise ship! I am constantly astonished at how quickly time passes. 
In honor of their anniversary I made them this card.  After 52 ears of marriage they are still in love, so I thought the two love birds were appropriate :)

These are the Stampin' Up tools used to make this card:
Stampin' up cardstock  for all but the birds.  The I love you paper was purchased at Joannes.
Large oval punch 119855
Bird builder punch 17191
Full heart punch 119883
Labels collection framelits 125598
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder 127819
Affection Collection Stamp Set 127949

I hope you have a great week!
Be inspired to create!
And as always, drop me a line if you would like more information on this project.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Butterfly Birthday Card for Sydney

Hello!  Hope you are doing well!
I am doing well and enjoying a day at home alone!  Pretty rare unless I am sick!
However today, I was able to get some cleaning and organizing done. 
And even snuck in a little crafting.

I didn't make this card today (show you that later:)
This card was for my niece Sydneys birthday.
Used several different elements to make this one: 
Scallop punch, Butterfly punch, embossing folder, Itty Bitty framelits, bakers twine and rhinestones.

I liked it, nice bright and cheery!

Be back soon!
Be inspired to create