Saturday, February 17, 2024

My Favorite Things, Combined challenges

UPDATE: My sweet little mouse won the $50 gift certificate for the sketch challenge! Thank you, My Favorite Things.

For this thank you card, I combined both the current sketch and color challenges. I kept it super simple. 

This adorable mouse is from the Piles of Fun stamp set. 

For the background, I used the Lots of Heart stencil with Tropical Teal ink; both by MFT, and for the sketch design, I used the MFT jumbo fishtail banner dies, an MFT sentiment strip die, and an arch die. 

Friday, February 09, 2024

More Valentines

This super duper cute and interactive set of Valentines is from Lindsay Bateman's online class, From The Heart. These cards all use exclusively Heidi Swapp stamps. You still have time to get all of these projects done before the 14th! So much fun, and really much easier than they look. I love all of them!!! 

Acetate and glitter, such a beautiful combination. Also, mica flakes around the outside. Not sure about that - do you like mica flakes?

Accordion fold mini book. I did mine a little differently than class shows, but still the same concept and super cute. I added the little band around the card to keep it from flopping open. 
I tried, unsuccessfully, to get a quick video of how this works. So you can see it, if you are not familiar already, check this link and it will show quickly the way this idea works (a little differently than the one we did). Super simple, really!

Adorable 3D balloons!

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Some Valentines

These are a few of the cards I've made in the Love Notes class (Heidi Swapp, 2022). There will be more coming soon!

If you are a Heidi Swapp fan and maybe took this class last year,  she has added three more lessons to the class. Check them out


Friday, February 02, 2024

Heart shaped mesh wreath

Guys. I know this isn't a papercraft, but I really impressed myself with this one. LOL!!! This is my first ever attempt at a mesh wreath and I think it came out so pretty. (Or maybe it's just a big ol' mess...honestly, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right??) Everything from Dollar Tree except my glue gun which I already had. It's supposed to be heart-shaped, but I'm not sure it retains that shape with the mesh version. It's kind of addicting....I have so much stuff left that I didn't use, I'm pretty sure there will be more Valentine crafts coming. I'd love to know what you think, good or bad, I can take it. ;) 

Heart shaped metal wreath form
Red mesh
White mesh (forgot to take the before pic, and I used it all up. LOL)
Wide ribbon
Narrow ribbon
Glitter heart picks
Pipe cleaners (I prefer the plain fuzzy ones, but my DT only had these. Get the other kind if you can, these are kinda crappy for this project, honestly)
Glue gun, glue sticks

Thursday, February 01, 2024

Candy Mailbox Valentines

Today's project is a Valentine even the kids can make easily. These would also be cute party favors for birthday or if you have any other postal type theme. I originally made these in 2012 (see post here) for a blog hop with my then design team for My Creative Time. :) Super easy and fun to make. Give it a try!

Hershey Nuggets mailboxes

1x3 1/2 cardstock round the corners
4x1 1/4 cardstock base
4x1 cardstock layer patterned paper
Thin strip of cardstock for mailbox pole

3/4x/4 cardstock for flag or use heart punch
whole punch for circle-place at bottom of pole

My Favorite Things Color Challenge

For the current color challenge, #229, I made this card for Mrs. Dixon's class at Elberta Elementary School in Elberta, Alabama. Mrs. Dixon's kids are eagerly awaiting and hope for a card, postcard or note from every state in the US by the end of February. If you'd like to send a card to the students, I've included the address below. 

Elberta Elementary School
Attn: Mrs. Dixon's Class
25820 US-98
Elberta, AL 36530