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More Cards

After we posted the birthday cards we had some people ask us to make them one of the giraffe cards. So we didn’t have the same papers but we think they came out good! Also one of them wanted a penguin as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoy seeing our creations!!!

 

Lu

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A Beachy Gift

My friend lives in Utah and loves the beach! You really don’t get that in Utah so we decided to make her a little something to help her have  a little beach in Utah.

We’ve never tried anything like this before, so the first thing to figure out was the sand. We got white sand and some black pebbles. We mixed the sand with some glue and then put a few pebbles into it. The only issue was that it spread as it dried so we had to keep an eye on it to keep it in place. This is the sample to see if it would hold. It dried very stiff and hard!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We found some shells and a frame and started to make the background. The only thing here was that it was very heavy! So heavy that hanging it on a wall was not a good idea! Luckily she had a place to just set it! This photo is while we were just laying the shells out, not in the sand. The other issue with this was the depth of the shadowbox frame.  We wanted to put a chair in the frame as well and so space was tricky.  We ended up having to sand off a little of some of the shells to get it to fit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next thing was to find a chair that was the right size. To say we looked everywhere would be an understatement! You would think that somewhere would have a small beach chair, but nope. So we decided we would have to make our own. Of course we went to the internet and found multiple videos on how to make them. So we did! The first one was the right height but not the right depth and we couldn’t really figure out how to make that different. The second one was too small.  We ended up cutting the bigger one in half and positioning it straight and we were happy with the way it turned out. And we used the small one with the bow on top of the frame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We used the same sand mix on the bottom of the frame to make sand and to stick the chairs in. This was harder than just the back to keep it where it needed to be as it dried because you had to keep it out of where the back would sit.

The only thing left to do was to pick some sayings and get the vinyl on. We wanted to put it on the inside so to do that you need to remember to mirror the image before you cut it out and it changes the color of the vinyl slightly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun bow and  we hope she likes it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading our  blog!

 

Lu

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Fun Cards

We had a couple of birthdays that we wanted to make cards for. One was for our daughter and one was for a dear friend. We saw this card on the internet and wanted to do it! The problem was the same as we always have, doing it by hand is too time consuming! So to the Cricut we went!

Steve enjoys figuring this kind of thing out and so he got it into the software so we could try it out! It still needs a few things made better but it worked great for the first try! 

 

It is a pull card and when you pull it the things stand up! Hopefully you can see that in the photos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one is for our daughter, she loves giraffes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture looking down on it from above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one is for our friend, the mermaid!

 

 

Thanks for dropping in!

 

Lu

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More Valentine’s Day

Here are a few more fun Valentine’s crafts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a lot of fun making these and the pictures don’t really do them justice!  

Wooden Envelope: $10

Love Sign: $10

Drawer with Teddy Bear: $10

Tray with Teddy Bear: $10

(Prices do not include Sales Tax)

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Lu

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Valentine Hearts

We’ve been busy making some fun and cute Valentine’s Day decorations! So there are going to be some multiples on this post and next weeks post! We didn’t get too many photos of the process but they were simple enough we think you can figure it out!

We hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This has a short twine hanger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one has a longer ribbon hanger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one came with a very short twine hanger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everything is for sale and the pricing is below! Just message us if you are interested!

 

Peach Heart: $20

Red Flowers Heart: $20

Rope Heart: $10

3 Small Hanging Hearts: $10

(Pricing does not include sales tax)

Thanks,

Lu

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Valentine’s Shadowbox

This week we have done the Valentine’s shadowbox. It isn’t as blinged out as some of the others but it is just as fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to make one of these for yourself or come to a class to make it or if you would just like to purchase it already done, just let us know!

 

Kit Prices:

Shadowbox Frame: $19.99

Insert wood only:  $14.99

Paper/Embellishment Kit:  $10.00

Class Fee:  $5.00

Basically, your first shadowbox with insert is around $50.  Additional inserts run around $30

 

If I put it all together for you,  Add an additional $10 to the price

(Pricing does not include sales tax)

Thanks for taking time to share our fun!

Lu

If you would like to get an email notification when I post a new blog just shot me an email with your email!!!

lu@penfolds.net

 

 

 

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Winter Shadow Box

This week we worked on the winter insert for the shadow box.

Steve is getting more pictures in the process so you can see how I figure out what to use! Finding papers that are small enough print and all matching is a challenge, so I like to use a kit if I can.

It is always a challenge to come up with ways to embellish them without it becoming too busy. We really had fun with the embellishments this time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to make one of these for yourself or come to a class to make it or if you would just like to purchase it already done, just let us know!

 

Kit Prices:

Shadowbox Frame: $19.99

Insert wood only:  $14.99

Paper/Embellishment Kit:  $10.00

Class Fee:  $5.00

Basically, your first shadowbox with insert is around $50.  Additional inserts run around $30

 

If I put it all together for you,  Add an additional $10 to the price

(Pricing does not include sales tax)

Thanks for stopping by!

Lu

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lu@penfolds.net

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Let It Snow

We went to look for some lights after Christmas and found these cool let it snow signs at half off! I loved the blue color!

I remembered I had tied a bow when I first got my bow maker that was this really cool blue. Cool goes with cool!

As we went to other places and found more holiday things on sale we found these clear snowflakes. I thought they would be the perfect size for my new sign. Unfortunately I could only find enough for one sign and I had 2. So we are still looking for something to go on the other sign.

I love how this one turned out so much that I hung it on my front door!

 

Thanks for checking in!

Lu

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Nativity Blocks

This year for our neighbor gifts we decided to do the nativity on a glass block. We found one we liked on the internet and downloaded it.   Love that this one has a dog and a cat! 

Deciding what size of block to use was the first decision. I guess I really like the rectangle block a little better than the square this year!  Then what and how much filling to put in it.  We played with the different colors and types of filling and decided we liked the silver or gold balls. We knew we wanted lights. Finding them with white cords was a challenge so we just went with the green cord.  We played with how much filling went in and decided that we liked it with a little less than full. 

Next we cut the scene our of matte, black vinyl. I like the matte a little better than the shiny, it seems a little easier to work with.  We made sure we liked how it looked on the block.

 

Then we started to assemble. Steve has a pair of needle nose pliers that are about 12″ long and they helped a lot to get the lights right where we wanted them. We know they will move some, but we positioned a few then added some filling, then lights, then more filling until we had them as full as we wanted. 

We ended up gluing the battery pack to the back of the block and that seemed to work well.

Thanks for taking time to stop by!

 

Lu

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Outdoor Ornaments Blinged Out

A few weeks ago I posted how to make these balls into ornaments. My friend (Dee) told me how cute she thought they were and how fun she thought they would look on her hook. I hadn’t figured out what to do for her for Christmas yet. So I decided that’s what I would do for her! So here they are with a little more decoration than the earlier post! I use glitter glue and strings of gems to do the decorating!! And then we delivered them and hung them on her hook! She seemed to like them!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas!!!

Thanks for taking time to stop by!

 

Lu

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