Thursday, July 14, 2016

Little Red Handbag

I recently started making handbags. It is very fun to do and I have always enjoyed learning new craft things. This bag is for my daughter, when she found out I made a handbag for myself she stated she wanted one. I told her perhaps for her birthday!

 This handbag is my own design but was inspired by a picture of a bag style she sent to me. This bag is really not much like the bag picture but I was pleased that I was able to duplicate the handle attachment as it was quite unique. The inside has a recessed zippered closure.
 There are also slot pockets on one side and a side zippered pocket on the other side on the inside of the bag.

 The bag is a good size and had handles for carrying and also has a  detachable shoulder strap. The shoulder strap does not need to be removed as it can be tucked inside the bag and does not show. It has a firm bottom with bag feet as well.
 It is soft sided, but could easily be made rigid by the addition of a firmer interfacing.
 My favorite part of the bag was the handle attachment and being able to figure out how to duplicate it from the picture sample she sent me.
Here she is receiving the bag and she was in love with it. I have to say when I seen her using it I felt so excited, cause then I knew she really did love it!

Happy Birthday Jessica! Love Mom.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Baby Boy Brag Mini

 Recently had a baby shower to go to and if I'm able I prefer to make a homemade gift. This was it for this shower. A sweet little brag book. I used Graphics 45 paper. and the size is 5" x 7" x 2" .

 I used various sizes for the pages.

I die cut half doily pieces using a Tim Holtz on the edge die, and tied some blue seam binding around the cover.

Inside the pages have lots of pockets and tags for photos and journalling.

The binding is a Tim Holtz binder ring and the pages were hole punches using the binder punch, also from Tim Holtz.

Was so much fun to make- love mini albums!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this post,


Monday, February 8, 2016

Visiting Teaching Handout for February 2016

Our sister's in our church monthly visits our sisters and present a spiritual message and check on their personal welfare. This month's is on Marriage is ordained of God. 
After reading  the message this is a handout idea that came to mind.
As a couple works individually towards the Lord, they also get closer to each other. This handout is interactive and shows how they achieve this. You can use this idea for your visiting teaching if you wish.
First I cut a piece of blue card stock in half longwise.

 Then I die cut a heart out where I wanted the fold line to be. I did not want to cut through the whole way so I positioned my cut plate only over the part I wanted to cut.
 I then folded at the bottom of the cut out.
 This left a space at the bottom back that was longer than the front, this is because the people attatched later kind of hang down past the edge.
 I then used a die to cut out figures representing a man and a woman.
 I copied the part of the message that went with his handout and pasted to the inside of the card
 On the cover of the card I punch 3 holes using a 1/16th inch hole punch as shown in image.
 I then punched two holes in each figure as shown. They are slightly angled on purpose as they will be sliding up the string on an angle.
 I then cut string about 18 inches long and threaded through the top holes in a figure
 try to center mid way on string
 then thread top piece through hole on top of card
 and the lower piece through the bottom side hole on card
 turn card over and pull string end towards top of card trying to keep them even
 tie in a knot at the top hole as shown
 then pull leftover string towards bottom of card and knot off two pieces together
 this will be your pull cord to lift figure closer to the lord.
 I then made a small tab to put over to keep it on the side of each person so the strings didn't get tangled.

 Thread other figure onto card as done for first figure but on the other side of card, going through the same top hole.
 Finish off the same as for first string
 Turn card over and gently pull figures to the bottom of the card
 I then used a small piece of pop up adhesive to attach a heart to each figure, being careful to NOT cover the string

 Then I printed a small image of the Savior , die cut it out with a circle punch and attached it to the front of a larger heart
 On the back of this heart I added several pop ups and then adhered to top of card, centering inside the die cut card base heart and being careful, again, not to stick to the strings.

 You can now pull on the strings and see the figures move towards the Savior and also get closer to each other.
 This is them both at the top
 To pull them back down turn card face over and slide knot back to the top.

 I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
It has been a while since I posted,

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tutorial-How to load ATG gun tape that is backwards on spool

Have you ever had a spool of ATG tape that just won't work in your gun, no matter how hard you try to get it to work?
Well I have a solution for you.
Check out the video tutorial below.

Hope this helps!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Leaf Confetti

A new die I have in the studio is called Leaf-Autumn and is it perfect for gift cards, fall decor, scrapbook page embellishments and this great leaf confetti.

The confetti will gently fall out of the bag as recipient removes gift

The bag tag/card was made using the leftovers from my store anniversary make-n-takes with the sentiment changed out to a Birthday sentiment.

The leaf die cuts were gently crumpled to look more like actual leaves and to add dimension

This is the Accucut die Leaf-Autumn in the smaller size. I also have the larger album sized die of this same leaf. 
Check out my video below.

Thanks for checking in,

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pocket Watch Mini Album

Father's Day mini album created using a custom Acucut die I had made some time ago. This is for a fundraiser class at a crop this weekend.