Tuesday, February 22, 2022

i-Crafter Easter Basket

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a project I made using the Easter Basket die by Lori Whitlock.  It's so cute!!  Swap out the sweet little chickie for flowers or other dies and you've got so many possibilities on your hands for this little basket.

This was so easy to die cut using the iMend Self Mending Magnetic PRO Deck!  I know the price point is a bit higher but trust me, it's worth very penny.  Besides our tools are investments, we want to invest in what's going to stand up use after use and this cutting deck will stand the test of time.

The basket is really a no brainer to put together.  The score lines emboss while cutting out the pieces.  You just need a good creasing tool like the i-Press Burnisher to give you some sharp creases on your fold lines.  Remember to cut 2 bases, 2 longer panel dressing pieces and 2 shorter dressing pieces.  This set comes with the chick and broken egg as well the bow and a pretty leaf (not shown in my sample).  I punched a couple of holes on opposite ends and used chenille stems to fashion a handle, poking the ends through the holes and bending to secure.

I filled the basket with some Easter grass and these cute little styrofoam egg ornaments.  This will look great sitting on my, what I call, display table.  This a sofa table that serves as my decoration piece that I change with the seasons/holidays.

I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to make some fun treats either for yourself or someone else. 

Tuesday Morning Sketches #645

 Hello!  Thanks for stopping by.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great one by Andrea.

My card features Have a Colorful Day Glimmer set from Spellbinders and some paper that I got in a Simon Says Stamp kit a long time ago.

It has been a long time, too long, since I've played with my Glimmer hot foil machine.  So I pulled it out, panicked for a few minutes because I couldn't find the power cord, but alas I did and I'm creating rainbow joy!  I love this card!  It's so bright and cheerful and looks way better in real life.

And it seems that these boho type rainbows with the fringy ends are all the rage right now so I made it on my card.  Aren't they cute! 

Please head on over to the TMS blog and join in the fun and don't forget to leave some love for the team.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #644

 Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The first 2022 sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches, it's by Debbie and she's starting of us with a bang!  What a great sketch.

So I've been redesigning and reorganizing my craft room.  I came across an old card kit from my swapping days and thought I'd use it.  My card features stamps and dies from Altenew - Flowering Cistus set.  Yes, I stamped!

This is one of my favorite flower sets by Altenew.  The ink colors are also from Altenew.  The dies I used are from Altenew ("you") and Stitched Circle dies from Pink and Main.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

i-Crafter Milk Carton

 Hello!  It's Melissa with another fun share.  Today I am sharing how easy the Milk Carton works with fun patterned papers.

The key to working with some patterned papers really understanding your die.  Lynda posted a great video on how to put the milk carton together.  Watch that video!  Then when you're ready look at your parts, pieces and sections to strategically plan the cut.  Do the same for the tag.  The die set comes with some fun sentiments, however, I used "for you" from the Ribbon Rosette, Christmas Add-On die set.

I did close the carton by wrapping some baker's twine around the top and finished with a black clothespin to hold the tag.

Really easy project that would great on any special occasion table for a favor or just a fun way to present a small gift to someone.

Tuesday Morning Sketches #643

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by! The latest re-visited sketch is up at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and it's another fun one by Debbie.  This one is Tammy's pick and guess what?  It's the last of the revisited sketches.

My card features some beautiful stencils from Pink and Main and a really fun technique called monoprinting.  This is a super easy technique where you put 3 ink colors on your stencil, spray with water and put the wet side down onto some watercolor paper.  It makes a great background.  I used Distress Oxide Inks but I think any water based ink would work really well.

I did end up making 2 cards because this was so quick, fun and easy.  Here's the first one.

And the second one.  It's does have a bit more Fall colors in it but I just thought purple, orange and whatever my 3rd choice looked good.

Then I finished them with sentiment strips from Simon Says Stamp.

I hope these cards inspire you and that you'll join us this week.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

i-Crafter Release Day!

 Hello!  It's February 1.  What does that mean?  Well other than January is over, it's release day at i-Crafter!  I love this day because we get to play with new stuff.

My card today features the new dies called Pegboard Shelfie.  This set is so cute.  Pegboards can be so fun to decorate and be very functional.  So my card is meant to look like a decoration.  It also has a hidden sentiment.

I did cut out the base from thicker black card stock.  Love the i-Mend Magnetic Pro-Deck.  If you're considering this cutting platform, I cannot tell you enough what a worthwhile investment this is.  Then I cut the various pieces to make the plants and the shelves.  The heart I used is actually from Ribbon Rosette, Valentine Add-On and the doily is from Impossible Box, Valentine Add-On die sets.

Where is the hidden sentiment?  When I was a kid, I loved rebus story books.  Do you remember those?  You read by looking at small pictures and words.  My sentiment is a rebus for Heart & Home.

I do hope you like my card and it inspires you to get creative with this Pegboard Shelfie set.  

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #642

 Hello!  Thanks so much for your visit.  The latest revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches - this week was Patti's pick.  Just wait til you see the card she made with this sketch!  It's lovely!

Okay so my card this week.... Uh--hem.  Yes, it's a Valentine's card and if you know me, you know I don't do Valentine's cards.  But I have a good reason - actually 14 good reasons.  First the card....

My card features dies from the Valentine Embellishments die set by Lori Whitlock from i-Crafter and a lovely digital paper pack I got from Etsy on sale for $1.80.  I printed out the paper that I really liked and then I printed out the bucket of roses on sticker paper and fussy cut them out.   I did have the corner pieces that I chopped off and so not to waste them I made this next card that I am hoping is a bit more masculine.

My 14 good reasons... they are 13 residents of the Baraboo Assisted Living Care facility in Baraboo, WI.  I saw this post on Facebook - these sweet, elderly faces just wanting to receive a Valentine.  How could I say no?  My grandma was in Assisted Living and I worked in an Assisted Living facility for awhile and I know how these people feel.  They just want to be treated with dignity and respect and shown a little love.  So I have set aside my disdain for this ridiculous holiday and I am making 13 cards for these residents and 1 for the staff. 

I do hope you'll join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  We'll see you over at the blog.  Leave the girls some love!!