My daughter-in-law’s birthday was in May. With us living so far apart, it is hard sometimes to know what to get her. This year Alex said they had seen some of those decorative blocks and she liked them. So, I decided to try to make her some. They had only seen the ones with one side done. But I thought I would make her some multi-sided so that she could have them out all year-round. I didn’t make them just holiday-themed; there are a couple of more generic sides. The blocks are small (not quite 2″) and that was a challenge to find things that fit. I enjoyed the way they turned out! I hope she likes them as well!
She is a big Disney fan so I pick up anything Disney when I find it cheap! Her husband told me that Ariel is the princess she was into at the moment. I’ve had this sticker for a while and I used it to make this card. I love how the colors came together and I love the green paper!
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This is a step card. This week I asked Steve to help me program in a card template that I got off the internet. I thought “I love this card but drawing the template then cutting and scoring took so long!” So I thought if Steve could program it into my new Cricut we could cut and score it anytime we wanted to make one!! It took him a little bit to figure it out, but he did it!!! It is such a cool thing that now I can just send a paper through my Cricut and have the card base done! Now I am asking him to put the accent paper cuts in! They are the same lines so maybe it won’t be so bad! lol lol lol So here is my first attempt, hope you like it!!
I tried a technique that I saw with embossing and watercolors. I’m not very good at watercolors! But here is the idea.
You emboss the paper and then draw over the raised parts with a crayon and then the watercolor doesn’t go past that. I did a couple of different color crayons so you could see.
I’m sorry I am doing mostly paper crafts but that is the stuff I have unpacked! Lol. We are signing the papers Friday for a piece of land, but it still will be some time before we get a house and space for me to unpack everything. So please bear with us!! I am working on my red 3 wreath project and I am getting to the point I can see it being done soon. So maybe I will post an update to that later!!!
This week I have had a couple of projects going. One is this basket form I bought cheap and then I wanted to give a never-ending card a try.
The basket is just a form and you get your own yarn or whatever to do it with. It was a little time consuming but I like the end result!
The never-ending card took a couple of tries to get right. You have to get the measurements right and straight and then the adhesive needs to be strong enough to hold. I have some cheaper tape runner that didn’t hold but then I used my CM and it held great. A never-ending card is a card that you can open to 4 different sides and then it repeats those sides as long as you keep folding. I have a lot of photos this week, I hope they show things clearly!
This week I got a couple of new tools and so I’m just trying to learn how to use them. Some are die cuts that make cool things on cards and edges. And then I got a thing to help us take better pictures. I hope they both work out. So anyway it has taken me some time to figure some of this out. So here is just one simple card I made today! I’m sure I’ll have more to show you soon!!!
Easel cards have been around for a long time but I decided to make one for a friend today. They are very simple and can be made in a variety of sizes. They take no special tools and work up super fast. Mine today is a 5×5 size.
So simple instructions: One piece of cardstock cut 5×10 (that is finished size one direction and twice finished size the other direction. This is pretty much the rule for all cards.) Fold it in half so you have the 5×5 square. Then take the top of the card and fold it in half again, so the edge meets up with your previous fold. Now take another piece of paper (mine was the light blue chevron) and cut it to size. If you want it to cover the whole front it is 5×5. Glue this piece to the bottom section of the front of the card. The only thing left to do is add something to the inside so that it holds the easel part in place, I used a flower. The rest of the card is just adding what you like to complete the look. Mine is pretty simple, but I like the clean look.
Questions? Just let me know, I’d be happy to help!