Sunday, June 11, 2017

Pocket Letters 4 Planners

Hey, y'all!  Hope you're having a great weekend!
I've tackled a few projects over the last couple of days and 
filling orders from my Etsy Shop :)  Today I've listed four brand new Pocket Letters.
What are Pocket Letters?  I'm not sure who coined the phrase or birthed the idea, but basically they are a baseball card sleeve (with 9 pockets) that are filled with all sorts of goodies for planners, cardmaking or other papercrafting projects! I LOVE curating them for folks and customers seem to really love them as well.  Take a look:

I find all of these really cute, vintage reproduction style ATC cards on Etsy and add them to the various pockets.  Then I tuck in the fun embellishments that can be used (primarily) to decorate pages of planners!  You can hole punch the ATC cards and add them to the rings of the binder or adhere them to a calendar page.  Sequins are fun for those who like to maker shaker pages.  And of course, paperclips, labels and stickers are a must for the planner girl!  
I tie them up in pretty ribbon so they're all ready to go for the gift-giver :)

Enjoy your day & thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Little Miss Patriot

Happy Sunday!
It was a rainy afternoon and all of the chores were done, so I 
sat down to create this cute 'lil patriotic ornament/tag/sign just in 
time for Independence Day!  Would be perfect hanging on a lighted tree, 
a cabinet knob or door :)

In my stash are a bunchhhh of these scalloped acrylic pages that were designed
for mini albums. I cut a piece of chipboard to measure slightly smaller than the
acrylic piece and then dressed (both sides) with patterned papers from Echo Park Paper.
The edges were distressed with a walnut ink and then attached it to the back with
 Sookwang adhesive tape (I placed the tape strategically so it would be
hidden by the piece on front of the acrylic).

For the front, I used a die-cut chipboard piece covered in this cute patriotic plaid print.
The little retro girl (I found by searching "free patriotic clip art) was printed onto
heavy cardstock, trimmed out and added with foam tape, along with the blue
glitter die cuts.  

I made up a strand of crepe paper fringe  and adhered it to the bottom of 
the chipboard frame, along with a piece of paper straw.
Buttons were tied with jute and added to the top of the fringe.

A boutique style bow was added to the side with a craft tag boasting USA
attached to the center of it.  Ribbon was inserted through the top holes to
create the hanger for this little cutie!

That's all for tonight!  Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Welcome to My New Address!

Hello everyone! 
I wanted to take a minute to welcome you to my new blog
(not sure what happened to the other...I think that's one of the non-perks of 
having a customized web address).  
Anywho!  I was able to transfer all of the old posts to this one, so nothing will be missed :)

Now that Summer (as far as school terms go...) is here, I'm clearing out
crafty stuff and listing things in my Etsy Shop that I've been holding onto for a little too long
(I've always been a bit of a hoarder, even though my mother referred to it as a 'pack rat')
I've spent the week organizing my things; hopefully it will be easier to sit and craft
when I get the chance.

New Listings...New Projects

I've had this tri-fold frame in my stash for some time now.  I added some additional
pages to the back (from some Maya Road chipboard houses) and turned it into a mini album!

I've also been curating some cute Ephemera Kits....I so love curating!
They're mixed with flea market finds, vintage ephemera and current products.

And y'all, don't even get me started on cards.
I literally stopped counting at 250...and there's LOTS more.
So, I'll be adding some of my favorite cards to my shop soon too!

Now that my Design Team days are over I'll be able to spend my extra time 
in the Summer to create and as I do I'll blog and share the process :)

Thanks again for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Snowman Soup Bags

Hello, all and Happy New Year!
Today I'm sharing my final project with Xyron...they'll
be selecting their new Design Team soon, so check out their Facebook page

We're up to some Winter fun and I've whipped up a few 
"Snowman Soup Treat Bags"
These are so easy and kids love receiving them!
I've used clear baggies and filled them with a packet of hot chocolate, marshmallows,
small chocolate candies and a paper straw cut in half.

For the top of the bag, I cut out a fancy notecard shape (measuring approximately 3.5"X4.25"
from white cardstock (you could also use a circle or other shape!), a carrot die with
orange cardstock for the nose and smaller black circles for the eyes.  

After drawing on the mouth with a marker, I used the Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker  
to apply adhesive to the back of the nose and eyes.  

 Attach the tops by making a small fold and stapling into place or hole punch and tie up with
ribbon or string.  You could also add a black hat or toboggan!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Hostess with the Mostess

The holiday brings lots of parties and open houses, so 
if you're planning to attend one and need a fun and functional gift, here is an idea!

I've taken a dollar store gift box (size 5"X5") and a few other supplies from Xyron & WRMK:

To the left is a look at the cardboard gift box.  I've also used a mason jar steel rule die that measures
5"W X 7"H and cut two pieces of chipboard with it.

Next, I cut out matching jar shapes from the Yuletide Collection from We R Memory Keepers.

Adhesive was applied using the Xyron Creative Station with permanent adhesive.  
Both sides of the chipboard was then dressed with the patterned paper pieces.

I also wanted to cover the sides of the box, so I cut another pattern of paper to size and 
then used the Xyron Creative Station Lite to add adhesive to those pieces.

For the top of the mason jar, I cut out a "lid" and used the 1.5" Sticker Maker to apply
 adhesive to the back.  

The mason jar pieces were adhered to the front and back of the box and then decorated
with other accents from the collection.

Now it's ready to be filled with goodies of any kind and the hostess will love it!
There are also other large shapes available such as houses, trees, stars, etc. that you
could use in place of the jar.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Xyron & Quick Quotes

Anchor's Aweigh!  
I have a quick and fun mini album just products from 

I've used the "Anchor's Aweigh" Collection papers, stickers and chipboard stickers, as well Powder Puff Chalking Inks. I cut the 12X12 paper in half so that they measured 6X12.  

Next, I cut heavyweight chipboard to measure slightly smaller than 6X6.

I used the Xyron Creative Station and 9" Permanent Adhesive to apply adhesive to the back of 
each 6X12 strip of paper. 

After peeling away the paper backing, a square of the chipboard was placed at one end
of the 6X12 paper strip and adhered to the adhesive.  The paper was then folded in half,
around the chipboard, to cover the other side.

I used the Aqua Powderpuff Chalking Ink to distress the edges of the paper.  The chalk
inks are a beautiful addition and finishing touch.

Above is a look at how I decorated the inner pages of the 12 page album!
And don't can also use the 3" Sticker Maker by Xyron to add adhesive to 
the backs of long as they're not too thick, it works great!

Visit the Xyron and Quick Quotes Facebook Pages to see more ideas!
Thanks for stopping by!