A Birthday Gift

A very dear friend and second mom has a birthday this week! I love that it is so close to Halloween and we always make her a Halloween themed card! The problem always comes to what gift to send.  She sends cards to all of us for EVERY holiday! She is in her later life and recently has had some health concerns that are giving her a little less energy to do things. Luckily when I spoke with her a couple of weeks back she told me she would love if I would send her some cards to put together. She even told me what kind she wanted!!!   I was so relieved! She wanted the one we call a 5 step card. We cut the bases and a coordinating paper and she can use it for any occasion she wants!

 

 

 

 

Here’s her card!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She called me this afternoon and said she got a package and was jumping up and down, even though she can’t anymore! I’m so glad she liked it and I really get excited when I get feedback!

 

Thanks for listening to my ramblings!

 

Lu

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Potion Jar

Sorry we are a day late.

But here is the fun project we made for you today! An Eye of Newt Jar! It is the perfect companion to the rest of your potions bottles and jars!  

We tried to take pictures through the process!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is the first time we have made this kind of bow so that was fun that it worked out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is pretty simple but turned out so cute!

 

Thanks for hanging in there with us!

Lu

So are you going to make your own?  No but you need one right? This one is for sale for just $15.00!   Just send us a quick email!

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Just Another Birthday Card

This time it is our son’s birthday! Elephants are his favorite so we had to do something with that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Lu

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Inspirlutions Penguins

These last couple of weeks we have been working on designing our own set of penguins! From the rough shapes to the finished product, it was a fun project! We forgot to take photos along the way but here is the finished set! Our church wants to do them as a class and we are excited to help! That means we will have the set available to everyone, whether you want to come and do them as a class or just get the kit and do them up yourself!

Thanks for your support!

Lu

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September Church Bulletin Board

For September we did our take on sunflowers!  Steve really helped get these done this time and we are sure glad! They aren’t exactly the rolled cones like you have seen other places, ours are a little sloppier! But we think that it was a good thing for this project to have some of the ends of the rolls overlap the next petal.  The assembly went way faster with 4 hands!

The first step was figuring out the sizes of the squares and rolling them. We used a tool from our jewelry supplies to roll them all the same size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We stapled the petals together at the bottom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we stapled them onto a cardboard circle. This is where 4 hands were very helpful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we used the shredded paper for the centers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some lettering and it was ready to go up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lu

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Dino Birthday Card

It was our sweet granddaughter’s birthday this month and she loves dinos! So we decided to make a shaped card for her!

Here are the elements that we cut from Cricut.

 

 

 

 

 

This is the inside of the base.

 

 

 

 

Some people do the shape just on the front side of the card but we like it shape on both front and back.

We wanted it to say Happy Birthday but weren’t sure how to make it fit! We did not want to hand write it! So here are the elements of that before they were put together. We found that the cutting small things out of thin paper results in tears and tears! But there is a cheap solution! We have been using clear contact paper. It is sometimes tricky to peel that off after it is cut but sure saves paper and since the thinner paper is usually you designs and a little more expensive, it is well worth the contact paper!

 

 

 

 

 

Here it is put together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is the finished card! We used the shiny glossy stuff on a few spots, just for fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for coming to the site!

Lu

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August Bulletin Board

For the August church bulletin board we decide to do watermelons. We cut them out on the Cricut, so it was super easy and fast!

To make the “seeds” look shiny we used a product called Glossy Accents. It doesn’t take very much but I think it makes a big difference! Thanks to Kaye Vos for turning me onto it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for coming to look at my blog!

Lu

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Flower Pot Finished

Sorry there wasn’t a blog last week.

But this week we have filled the flower pot!!! These flowers from cotton swabs have been very popular. We wanted to make ours just a little different! We think this is a fun thing to make with your kids! It is not expensive and can be as complicated or simple as you want!

 

Thanks for sticking with us!!!

Lu

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Flower Pot Fun

This week we are just brainstorming some ideas to do with terracotta pots. As you know, I love black and yellow! So here is an idea for painting one!

You’ll have to stop by next week to see what we filled it with!

 

Thanks for stopping!

Lu

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