Saturday, December 21, 2013

Creativity With Punch Boards

We R Memory Keepers has come out with four new punch boards, and I was able to play around with a few today. I made the following gift bags. I try to think outside the box and made them bigger than instructions for the board allows.
The first is one that is 7" wide. You can actually make it as wide as 9 1/2" using two pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock. I am hoping to get a tutorial on YouTube to show you how.

This is the smallest width that the board instructions allow for. I am going to see if I can make a smaller one...

This is another 7" wide one but is not as tall. I used mostly Graphics 45 papers.

You can see there is quite a difference between the sizes, so you can make a good variety of bag sizes using this punch board. Making homemade packaging for gifts is just too fun.

Here I used the candy box punch board but this box is much larger than the directions allow for. This used a full size 12 x 12 paper.

And here I tried Bona's tutorial on making a double pillow box... as she states it is a little tricky but looks adorable when finished.

These punch boards are so fun and easy to use. There are lots of fun tutorials on YouTube as well.
I can see these will be a great addition to the studio.

Thanks for checking me out today,
Hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas
A Happy New Year
if I don't get to post again before hand.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Dear Deer!

Troy's grandmother had a birthday recently and she is in a home. We went to visit her one evening and there were so many deer in the yard eating from the bird feeders and they weren't scared away from our presence at all. That is what the inspiration is for this card.

The scene is made using sponges of a light blue and a green ink on the die cut mat. I used a memory box die for the mat. I them used three tres memory box die and cut one apart from the three. I inked the edges for a bit of dimension. I then die cut a leaping deer, also Memory Box die. I tucked him behind the one tree just a bit. I then tied a ribbon around the mat before adhering to card front using pop ups. I then attached the sentiment on a fishtail banner curving slightly by running it over the edge of my scissors.I then decised toa dd some die cut grass fro a My Favorite Things die.
I really like how the scene turned out. This would also make a great card for a guy who likes to hunt or just likes nature.

Thanks for checking this out,

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Paper Pumpkins-Totally Cased

After seeing these made in a post on the Graphics 45 Blog, I just had to try one of my own. Well, one turned into four. They are so quick and easy and look so adorable.

You can check out the post here

there is a video tutorial for several halloween pumpkins. I have started the book one and hope to finish it today.

My neice came over the next day and wanted to make one as well, so fun.

hope you enjoyed this post and maybe give these a can vary the size but changing the length of the paper. I used 5",6", 7"


Monday, September 2, 2013

Custom Baby Invite

I made these cute invites today to show off two new dies. Diaper and diaper mat.
These went together so quick and look so adorable.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this and looking forward to posting more inspiration for you.


Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Birthday Card

A card I made for my nephews birthday,he is now a teenager.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Opening a Store!

I am working hard to get everything ready to be open for Septemebr 9, 2013. Mark your calendars. Still so much to do but getting closer every day.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Suitcase Album Video

Here is the video of the suitcase album posted earlier.
Hope you enjoy,


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Spring Charm Wedding Set

Spring Charm is my Accucut Grand Mark Challenge submission for 2013

The Invitation uses A9 Cards - Frame die number NC102 and Envelope Pocket die EV825

The Escort card is made using #10 card inserts die number NC669 (2 of 2). The smallest insert and is then folded in half. I then used Jar Accessories die number J1039 and used the label die shape.
The process to get the name centered was fun to do but quite easy to repeat.

The Menu also used A9 Cards - Frame die NC102 and I created the mat using the same die.I can hardly wait for the new pinnovation dies that are already a perfect mat for this shape.

The Seating Arrangement was made using the negative from Seals die NC658 as the top layer and the printout as the bottom layer.
I cut away the top center tab to allow for the title.
And I see a gem fell off. There should be a second gem on the right side of the title.

The RSVP card and envelope. I used A2 Cards - Frame die NC110 for the reply and I used Envelope A2-Crease EV700 for the envelope but folded it policy style.

The Save the Date used used die A2 Card - Foldout NC241 and the folded over edge was embossed.

The Favor Box was created using a fun pinnovation die called Box-Bon Bon BX121.

The Table number sign was created using A2 Cards -Frame die NC110 and a quarter of a piece of cardstock for the backing.

The inside of the Save the Date with the mat created also using the A2 Cards - Frame die NC110

The Whole Set- Spring Charm.
I hope you enjoyed this set.

You can check out all the submissions at Accucut Craft 


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Finally a new project to share with you.
It is my first submission in the Accucut Grand Mark Challenge 2013
I made this smash style scrapbook album using chipboard to die cut the Book-Suitcase cover using die B1565. Some of the inside pages are created using cardstock and designer paper and die Album 6 1/2 x 9 item number A1059.
I also used A9 Card Frame die number NC102 and Envelope -CD #2 die number EV760.
I created a custome die for polaroids.
I used sizzix Belts & Buckles die to embelish the front and back covers.
I used several die from My Favorite things including this vintage cassette die.

 I love this viewfinder die. so fun to see vintage dies and use them for embellishments.

 I can't get this image to rotate so sorry for the side view.

Hope you enjoyed this project. I will get a video uploaded shortly and post the link.