Friday, June 15, 2012

Power Ranger Birthday Card

While walking through Joanns one day I saw an new product called Honey Bee honeycomb paper by Colorbok.  I've been wanting some of the Honey Pop paper that you can buy at Archivers for a while.  Since Archivers is over 2 hours from my home, I haven't gotten any.  I was really excited when I saw this at Joanns!!!

This is a paper that is "honeycomb" like and when opened creates a 3-D image.  I freehand cut a candle and flame from the honeybee paper and placed in inside the card.

I've been seeing a lot of cards lately that are created with digi stamps.  I'm a red rubber stamp girl myself, but I have seen many very cute digi stamp images colored with copics.  I did a youtube search and found that I can print the images with my inkjet printer and color them with my copics the same as using momento ink!!!!  I thought I'd give it a try on my nephew's birthday card!

For the outside I found a Power Ranger image and printed it onto Neenah card stock and colored it in with my copics.  It was really fun and my nephew really enjoyed it. I used a Stampin' Up! set for the birthday greeting and background paper was also from SU!

If you have any questions, let me know!! Thanks for looking!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

CKC Scrabook Convention 2012

I'm off to the CKC Scrapbook Convention in Houston for the next few days.  My two best friends and I have made this a yearly tradition!!  It's a blast and we have an all girls weekend.  I'll post my goodies when I get back!!  I can't wait!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Power Rangers Birthday Shirt

My nephew turned 5 this year.  :(  I can't believe he's gotten so big!  I decided to make him a shirt for his birthday this year.  This year it was all about the red power ranger samauri.  I had to paint the front of it using the Tulip Soft fabric paint and the freezer paper stencil technique.  It is really easy, just takes some time.  I found an image online and printed it onto white copy paper.  I then used that and traced the image onto the freezer paper, cut it out, and adhered it to the shirt for painting.

On the back, I went easy....Heat Transfer Vinyl!!  A friend introduced me to that stuff last year and I love it.  It is so easy to use and apply!!  I cut out my nephews name an age and applied it to the back.  I ordered the blue vinyl from H & H sign supply and it is a really nice quality vinyl.  The red is from and it is nice too.

Check back later this week for the birthday card I made for him.

If you have any questions, let me know!! Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Caterpillar Card

As you may know, I'm a first grade teacher.  I love my job and my students are always very special to me.  This is my third year to teach and every year I send a card to my students in their final report card.  I don't tell them about it so I never know what they think of it.  I had a student come up to me about three weeks before school was out and tell me that they still had their card from last year and that they kept it in a special place and looked at it often.  That sure did make me feel good!!!!

Anyway, I do a different card every year for my students.  This year, I used the caterpillar from Create a Critter cricut cartridge.  I also used Locker Talk and hid some of the outer shaped from the first grade sign cut and welded it into a rectangle.  This was one less layer I had to cut by had b/c the cricut did it for me!!!  The letters are not make to cut out completely on this image so I took a silver sharpie marker and traced them in.

I used the Peachy Keen Stamps critter XL face stamps for the caterpillar.  I thank ran the caterpillar through my big shot with the Tim Holtz notebook embossing folder to give the caterpillar some "wrinkles."  I used SU! red dazzling diamonds glitter glue on the nose and orange stickles on the antennae.  I decided to glue on some google eyes to make it more fun for the kids.

If you have any questions, let me know!! Thanks for looking!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Retirement Crayon Card

This has most definitely been a VERY busy school year and I haven't had much time for crafting.  I did have a few projects that I needed to get completed the last few weeks of May.  Now that summer break is officially here, I have time to share them with you. 

One of my fellow teachers retired this year after 36 years of teaching!!  I wanted to make her a card that would be very special and memorable.  At our school, our Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade classrooms are on one hallway and we always do things together.  I knew that the card needed to be big enough to have lots of room for everyone to write. 

This card is an entire sheet of 8 1/2 X 11 card stock and folded in half.  I needed plenty of room, not only for the inside comments, but I needed it to be large enough to make the crayon pack work on the front.  All of the first grade teachers doors are marked with a colored crayon that hangs from the ceiling in front of our doors.  This helps students get to the correct room for various activities throughout the year.  Since there were six of us this year I thought it would be cute to put all of our color crayons in the pack on the front.  I used Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More cricut cartridge for the crayon box and I used A Child's Year for the crayons themselves. 

I decided to make the crayons note cards for each of us to write on. I welded two crayons together with my Gypsy to make a "card."  I then cut out two white inserts that were just smaller than the shape itself to make it easier to write on for the darker colors.  All 5 of these were removable and only the purple crayon (the color of the retiring teacher) was fixed to the crayon box.  After I put them together they looked really plain so I pulled out my Peachy Keen Stamps face stamps and my white gel pen and made them look much cuter!!!  (love those PKS face stamps!)

To finish the crayon box I used the first grade sign from the Locker Talk cartridge and cut it out twice, once in black and again in pink.  This cut is designed to not cut the letters out completely so I took my craft knife and got after the pink and layered it on top of the black. 

I used various Stampin' Up! stamps, punches, and DCWV paper to finish off the card.  If you have any questions, let me know!  Thanks for looking!!!