Sunday, January 26, 2014

Valentines 2014

This would even make a cute wedding card. I used embossing folders, border punch and my die cut machine with a touch of vintage emphemera. 

 A little more modern look that is kind of fun. Still thinking about adding a charm to dangle on the bow... 
Love this heart cut from the silhouette. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Echo Park - Wallet Mini Album

 Ribbon, red rhinestones, white stickles and pop dotted the sled !


Front under top flap...I added a magnet here for a great closure.  This folds down. Lovin the thermometer !

 The sides flipped out. The mitten paper layer also flips up. With hat and mittens to the side fold outs with a gray photo mat.

 The sides fold out even more. Inked the edges and rounded some corners. 

 Gotta have some pockets and tags. You need at least 2 sheets of 12 x 12 for the base and then add in decorative papers.  

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Valentine Mailbox & Easel card

 Thinking about Valentines Day....

The side panels and top of the mailbox is a blue and ivory stripped cardstock. The front of the box is an embossed lattice work pattern.  I added some K & Company Rosettes to embellish the front. 
The cherub is from some emphemera that I added some clear stickles to glitter it.  I stamped the word "Love" and clear embossed it.  Flat front of card before opening to an easel style.  One heart tucks into the other so it stands up.
Opening the inside of the card...the point of the top large blue scallop heart tucks into the back of the blue straight small heart on the bottom which stands up and tucks behind the button.  I added some paper mini roses and a glittered red heart.

Chalkboard style card...

A great stamp from Michaels using white embossing powder with a touch of sizzix added in....

Handmade Village Scene

  I know its after the holidays but I have been enjoying the quiet after Christmas rush.  My girlfriend and I got to spend some time crafting and decided to try our hand at creating a village scene made of cereal boxes.  It was a sticky messy process but the outcome was so worth it.  Glitter was everywhere but the sparkle made it magical ! I wish I could capture how cute these are in person..... 
The mini snowball garland was a nice touch to the roof and doorway.

I made my own wreath with vintage looking rope garland.  The miniature chair was originally black and I used alcohol ink to change the color to gold and glittered it...

We made our own patterns and played with enlarging them to the size we wanted.  The houses are different sizes!

 We glittered the mini sled  near the front door to tone down the color and make it more vintage looking.  The embossing paste make the frosting on the roof.  We even found some ivy wired garland in my stash and added snow and glitter.  Got to love the white picket fence and smoke coming our of the hand painted brick chimney.