Monday, February 24, 2014

Card Sets

I had several ladies host one of my baby showers.  I wanted to give them a token of my appreciation.  The only thing I could think to do was to put together a set of cards for them to use.  I started with a package of the pre-scored cards and envelopes that you can buy at Hobby Lobby or Michaels.  They are a little smaller than a standard A2 card, but it was ok.  I copied some of my favorite past card creations as well as played with some new to me stamp sets for the others.

There were four cards in each set.  Each card had a different sentiment.  I thought about doing a similar style and then changing the sentiments to the cards would "match" but I wanted to do so many different techniques and use different stamp sets that I decided to make them all different.

And here they are all stamped and ready to package up!

And here they are all packaged up and ready to give out.  The thank U sentiment is from a very old Stampin' Up! set that I love and could never get rid of.  Thanks for looking!! :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Painted Pillowcases

In our family, we have eleven nieces and nephews that we still do Christmas gifts for (plus a couple).  That's alot!!!  It's hard to buy them toys because kids are into and out of stuff so quickly.  You know me, I love to make gifts.  This year I decided to make pillowcases with each child's name on it.  These are great to bring to sleep-overs and to use everyday also.  I wrapped a few other items inside but this was the "main" gift.

I used a technique that I haven't used in a couple of years--Tulip fabric soft paint and freezer paper.  Since discovering Heat Transfer Vinyl  I don't use the paint/freezer paper technique for making shirts.  I have noticed that the HTV doesn't always do well in the dryer and I knew that pillowcases would need to be washed frequently so I decided to go the "old school" route.  I have a few shirts that I've made with the paint/freezer paper that have washed and dried several times without any problems so I knew that would be ok.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sock Monkey Card

Some friends of our are expecting their first baby.  I wanted to send a little card in with the package I'll be mailing to them.  The invitations for the shower were in the these colors and had a sock monkey on them.  I thought it was the cutest and that is where I got the inspiration for the card.  I used the cricut B is for Boy cartridge for the monkey and the Base Camp cartridge for the name letters.  I embossed the monkey with the SU sizzix lattice embossing folder and a cuttlebug polka dot folder for the white layer.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Shaker Card

My best friend's little girl turned 5 a couple of months ago and I wanted to make her a fun card for her birthday.  What's more fun than a shaker card?  I used a couple of cricut cartridges to cut the number and the candles.  I used a Stampin' Up! stamp and die for the happy birthday banner.  It was lots of fun to make and she enjoyed it!  Thanks for looking.