Friday, March 19, 2021

Mission Control...

So this card is the first time I have tried my hand at a slimline card.  I am not sure I really care for the format, but will probably give it another try.  This card was made for MFT stamps slimline challenge, using MFT Space Explorer stamps and dies, colored in copic markers.  I used a base of Stampin Up Night of Navy with layers of Basic Gray and Whisper White.  I wanted it to look like the inside of a spaceship, looking through a porthole.  The sentiment is stamped on MFT Electric Red and embossed with white heat embossing powder.  Inside the sentiment is stamped on Whisper White and the large sentiment is from Hero Arts.  Thanks for looking!  April

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Snarky Birthday Wishes

My best friend's husband and I have always had a teasing relationship so I decided to give him a birthday card with some snark.  The base of the card is MFT Grape Jelly with layers of SU Whisper White, Basic Black and MFT birthday patterned paper.  I used the MFT Big Birthday Wishes die and Hero Arts stamps for the small sentiment, as well as the inside of the card.  The small sentiment is stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black on Sour Apple and the inside is stamped in Coastal Cabana.  It was quick to assemble but fun.  Thanks for looking!  April

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Monorail Room Decor

My youngest is all about Disney, especially Mickey and anything to do with the parks.  He has special needs and making choices like decorating his room is a big deal.  When I showed him the monorail from Designs by Miss Mandee, he was thrilled.  He already has a banner he made over his bed, so I asked if he wanted monorail trains around the top of his room.  He was so excited picking each color for the striped and I resized them for the wall.  The end cars ended up

being 11.5 inches long.  I had to tweak the design so I could layer the black windows on top, rather than cut whole black cars.  Because they were so big, we didn't bother with transfer tape and just peeled and placed like regular stickers.  The walls are not smooth so it took a bit of work to get them to adhere but they are fabulous!  Thanks for looking!  April

Cider and cocoa mugs

I am prepping and living on the hope that we will be able to have a fall/winter craft fair this year as COVID begins to slowly wind down.  I know we live in a different world but hope we can have back some fun holiday events.  Last year was really difficult to get into the spirit because everything was canceled. 

I buy the DCWV paper stacks when they go on sale, then cut the mugs on my Cricut in between projects, leaving them stacked in a box until I get around to assembly.  Often, I will fold them, then take them to the living room to glue while watching a show.  Then they go back to the box until I decide on the embellishments.  Since the fall craft fair was canceled, I was less than inspired, until they announced the vaccine had rolled out.  
This year, I used the MFT Hug in a Mug

stamps and coordinating dies.  The oval is from my Spellbinders basic ovals and stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black.  The mugs were cut in MFT Electric Red and Sour Apple.  The cider color is Stampin Up Cajun Craze and the cocoa is SU Early Espresso.  The whipped cream and marshmallows are SU Whisper White.  The leaves were cut from scraps of yellow and orange on my Cricut.  Thanks for looking!  April

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Sour cream money gifts

My older two wanted money to put towards various needs so I told the grandparents I would package it up.  Here is what I came up with...sour cream containers!  They are stupid-easy to make too.  Just cut a strip of paper, using your gift as a guide.  Add a strip of tape to the short end, joining the two ends.  Now you have a tube.  Close one hole flat and seal with some double stick tape.  I also used a crimper to seal.  Drop in the gift, then seal the other end.  Be sure to turn the opposite direction so the are perpendicular.  I went the extra step and put a zipper in mine so the kids could pull a strip and open it without tearing it apart.  I used a doily cut from the Cricut and some scrap red paper to stamp the sentiment with white heat embossing.  Thanks for looking!  April