Showing posts with label project. Show all posts
Showing posts with label project. Show all posts

Monday, October 3, 2011

Trick or Treat!!

I am here with a tutorial today. If you haven't checked out Market Street Stamps beyond their stamp selection, you are really missing out on some great products that can be used for great projects.
What I made is a Halloween Banner that says Trick or Treat. I am really happy with the result that I got with this!!

Here is a list of products that I used:
Canvas Mini Triangles
Vintage Wallpaper background stamp
Sweet Spooks stamp set
Rusty Hinge Distress Ink
Momento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Lace binding tape
Coordinating ribbon scraps
Cut out letters for what you want your banner to say { I used my Cricut and the Storybook Cartridge}

First, I took my mini triangle shapes and stamped them with the Vintage Wallpaper background stamp using the Rusty Hinge Distress ink pad. The Distress Ink took quite a while to dry, so if you want to decorate immediately, I would use a faster drying ink, or use your heat tool to speed up the drying process.

I then used the Sweet Spooks stamp set to decorate the triangles a bit more. From this set I used the spider web, mini spider and Spooky word. I sporadically stamped the images and left some of the triangles with just the background stamp on them.
I then placed the ribbon scraps spaced out how I wanted them and sewed them on.
My next step was to use the lace binding tape to connect all of the triangles together. {Sorry you can't see the binding as well in this picture.} I left about 6 inches at the front and the back to be able to hang.}
Finally, I sewed the letters onto the triangles spelling out Trick or Treat.
And here is the final project.

I hope you all enjoyed what I made and don't forget that there are many products in the Market Street stamps store besides all of the super fun stamps!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Baby Brag Book 3!!

Here is another of the baby brag books that I made for a friend. I can't tell you how much fun I have making these things. And, they make such great gifts, whether for a baby or even a wedding shower!
Bo Bunny's 6x6 Bare Naked Binders is what I usually go with, but I do have two of the 9x9 ones sitting on my craft table right now just waiting to be made into something amazing.
I believe the patterned paper that I used on this one was from Piggy Tales, but I can't be positive. The rub-ons are from a variety of places. I added some ribbon and metal tabs also, along with some felt words.

Hope you all have a great weekend! I will be back tomorrow with my next card for the 365 Cards challenge blog.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Baby Brag Book 2!!

Here is another baby brag book I made. This one was for a close friend who already knew the sex and name of the baby. I added the initials of the baby on the front and a couple of prompts for the type of pictures to be put in, but left most of the pages for anything that they wanted.
I didn't use a whole lot of embellishments for this one, except for some bling, acetate shapes, paper, flowers and rub-ons.

Hope you enjoyed!!!

Project Recipe
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Rub-ons: Basic Grey
Acetate Shapes: My Mind's Eye
Ribbon: unknown
Bling: unknown
Paper Flowers: Close to My Heart

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Family Forever

Hello, ladies! Sorry I have been MIA. I have not been feeling the crafting bug lately, but I think it is starting to turn around for me. I have a new project, and it's not like any other one I have done in awhile.
I bought this plaque, wall-hanging thingy at Home Depot months ago. I painted it shortly after I brought it home, and then it just sat a a shelf for a really long time. I am in the process of doing a deep cleaning in my scrap room and I came across this and decided that I just had to do something with it.
I used some sand paper to distress it, then used my Home Accents Cricut cartridge to cut out the flourishes. The paper that I cut it out from is My Mind's Eye's Lost and Found Portobello Road Family collection. I was really drawn to the colors in this line and had a hard time cutting them, but what is a girl to do? I bought the paper for a reason, so, I finally mustered up the courage to do it. The Family Forever label is also from that same line. I used Mod Podge to adhere it all down.
I think it turned out super pretty, and I can't wait for Brian to hang this up for me. Hope you enjoyed looking!

Project Recipe
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye {Lost & Found: Portobello Road}
Die Cut: My Mind's Eye {Lost & Found: Portobello Road
Glue: Mod Podge
Cutting System: Cricut

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The New Boo

I have recreated my Boo project. It was really getting on my nerves that it wasn't as stable as I would have liked, so remade it using the wooden blocks. (And of course making another Halloween decoration never bothers me!) I like this one a lot more, though I don't have the stamping and stickles that I have on the other one. Let me know which one you prefer.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Halloween happens to be my favorite holiday. I just can't ever seem to get enough decorations, ideas, paper, embellishments, or just plain ol' anything that has to do with that particular day. I think my love of it stems from the thought of being able to act and feel like a kid again, knowing that those days are long gone and adulthood is fully upon me. Watching as my kids have so much fun makes it all the better. The feel of the pumpkin guts, the smell of fall, all the candy and the general feeling can't be replaced. And, I guess it all brings memories back of my dad decking out the back of his truck with hay bales and driving us down the country roads to get our little treats.

Here is a project I have been working on for a few days. Kept making tweaks here and there, trying to get it right, and I think I finally have it. I used the Haunted line from My Minds Eye for the paper and decorative brads, stamp sets from My Minds Eye and Tattered Angels, Marshmallow mist from Tattered Angels, distress stickles from Tim Holtz, ribbon from American Crafts. The paper is mounted on chipboard with the ribbon running between all three pieces. I used foam dots to seperate the front and back in order to create some stability. I can't remember where I saw a similar project and got the idea from, but I believe it was in a paper crafting magazine.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I know, 2 posts in one day! How lucky are you? ;) Here is a project that I made for the store to use in a booth coming up. I love making these things and usually do for each holliday. This time I used Imaginisce's Apple Cider line. Super easy, super fun!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Baby Boy Brag book

Try saying that 10 times fast! Here is the boy version of the brag book that I made. If anyone would like to know how I did it let me know and I can post instructions. Again, I used the Little Yellow Bicycle Snugglebug line. I find myself wanting to make a bunch of the books, I guess I need to find more friends who are having babies!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Baby Brag Book

Here is a baby brag book that I made for a friend. It is a 6x6 book with pockets. I used the Little Yellow Bicycle Girl SnuggleBug collection. I am in the process of making a boy one also, so I will post pics of that when I am done.