Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday homemade

This year I wanted to try a few crafty things besides cards for the holidays. One of the projects is below. My mom LOVES tea, so I thought I'd take this idea I got off of Pintrest for a clothespin wreath. I filled it with tea bags and tada! She can also use it to display Christmas cards (that's what they did on Pintrest).
After doing the project I found out a few things.
A) Spray painting them green would of been SOOOO much easier than hand painting them all with acrylic paint.
B) Next time I need to use a thicker wire (like a coat hanger or something) because I used floral wire and it was so thin that the wreath kept flopping over. I tried to go back and double string it, but they kept getting hung up, so I did a back-way of doing the second stringing around by opening each clothespin and shoving the wire to the back of each.
C) You need probably somewhere like 40 clothespins to make a good sized wreath. Mine is a little small, but after I painted one whole bag of clothespins (24) I was so tired of the project, I just said to hell with it, its going to be small.

Anyways, hope you enjoy and get some insight into fun holiday gifts. Stay tuned for a before and after crafty makeover of a "garbage" pick. I love how it turned out, so Stay tuned!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Cards

I know, I've been slacking on the blog department, but I do have some new Christmas cards to show you. I won't show you ALL of them, because that would take too long, but here are some newbies. Later in the week I'll show you a few DIY gift projects and one before and after project I did for the home.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wedding wonderland

So I decided to do a matching card and gift box for my friends Brooke and Denis for their wedding present. Since I didn't want to just give them a gift card inside a card, I found 2 mugs that were the same color as my box (teal) and rubbed on some letters to make a "BW" and "DW" (their new initials, plus a little heart on each). The box I actually got from work, where there was a press release of the Disney's wallpaper, so I took that wallpaper scrap that matched the box, and added it to the card. I tied the package all up with ribbon and matching bow and added a little sparkle addition to dress it up on the side.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Crop for a Cure: Papercrafty goodies

So the first night at the crop I created this adorable Halloween banner (from scratch-no templates, no kits). The second day I created these cute little paper pumpkins, which the woman behind me had one on her table, and I just had to try my hand at making some.


Crop for a Cure: Scrapbook Pages

These are all the scrapbook pages (and an adorable decorated tray done during a Stampin Up! class at the crop). I did pretty much every photo from Universal Studios I had. Yay, Harry Potter!


Crop for a Cure: Cards and fun

So this post is all about the cards I made (3 gift card holders done at a Stampin Up! class and 3 cards I made on my own) and the fun photos of what happened that weekend. Hopefully later I'll get more photos from my mom, but here are some. Stay tuned for a post on the Halloween/Fall papercrafts I did and all the scrapbook pages I completed this past weekend.

I don't know what it is, but I always feel I get more done at crops then I do at home. Maybe because there is less distractions...who knows...but it was fun, and it was for a good cause!