Friday, August 26, 2016

Teacher Appreciation #TheCuttingCafe

This week the TCC Team shared their Teacher Appreciation.  Here is my gift for a special teacher, my niece.

I used the box from the new stationery kit and the apple from the apple from the treat cup collection.
The paper is "Hello Again" from Cartabella.

Instead of creating a treat cup, I used the apple to make a shaker.  I used one of the floral stickers on a doily and added the apple shaker.  I made the sentiment, "Best Maestra Ever"  with my handy dandy Label Buddy. 

 Love this!  All I can think of was, "how cute would it be for planner gift", fill it up with stickers, clips, post it notes etc. 
This one will be filled with blank note cards, pencils, pens and paper clips. 

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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.

Trick or Treat #eBrush

Only 66 days 'til Halloween!  I'm reminded of the Mayor from Night Before Christmas when he immediately announces the day after Halloween, "There’s only 365 days left until next Halloween!” and the wolf responds "364!" 

Anyway back to my project, I purchased the corrugated sign after Halloween at Michaels, when everything is practically is given away.  I got this sign for .50 cents and it measures 21.5" l x 6.8" h. Ok I will say it again, I've got hoarding skills!! LOL

I eBrushed the sign with the Spectrum Noir orange, but the color wasn't vibrant enough on the corrugated background.  So I used an orange Sharpie along with the black Spectrum Noir.  I used the 3rd setting on the eBrush since I had more to cover.

I also used the black market to cover the brown along the edges of the corrugated sign.  I added spider webs, but then realized it needed spiders too.   There's a slight crack on the R in treat, but I'm ok with it.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Spooky Night #DCWV

Anyone else besides me prepping for Halloween?  I will be setting up a Halloween treat table and I'm preparing the decorations early.  Today, I am sharing an easel sign I created for the treat table.

I used the new 6" x 6" Spooky Night stack available soon at your local Joann's.

With the help of the Cricut Explore, I cut the Happy Halloween, spider web border and the easel.

I glued the Happy Halloween adhered it the orange paper with Glue Dots.  It's difficult to capture, but the spider web background paper is foil and it looks fantastic!

I took the 2 pieces of the easel and glued them together and then scored it at 1" at the narrow end.  I then glued it to the back of the sign.

My Halloween  sign measures 6.25" x 6.25" the perfect size for the treat table. 

I hope you enjoyed today's project and thank you for stopping by.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Trick or Treat with the #eBrush

I have a super duper quick Halloween card to share today.  Here we go:

I used Prima's checkered stencil and Sharpies with the eBrush on white card stock.  I set the eBrush to the 2nd setting, alternating colors. 

My Halloween tote is front and center in my craft room, actually it's by the doorway because there is no room on my craft table.  Keepin' it real.  Anyway,  I went through my stash and found a pack of chipboard, I paid .20 for it a few years ago. Remember, I have hoarding skills.
I added the "trick or treat" chipboard and added purple twine behind it.   Surprisingly, the adhesive was still had a strong bond.
I then embellished with black and purple enamel dots.

That's it, quick and easy Halloween card.
Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

What's Brewing #Craftwell #PinkandMain

It feels like Fall, doesn't it?  I mean, sure it's still Summer and in Southern California we are expecting temps in the triple digits, but the local craft stores have been ready for Fall since June.  So why not join them.

I gather up scraps from my favorite glitter paper, DCWV Glitzy Stack.  I used Pink and Main's scallop border dies

I then stamped the witch image from Witch Brew and used the coordinating die to cut out the image.

I cut my card base and embossed it an angle with the Love Triangles embossing folder.

 I layered the scallop borders, added a pom pom ribbon.  I had previously cut the Hello for a different project, but didn't use it, so it came in handy for this card.  Oh can see the beautiful Glitzy on the scallops?!  Love it! 

Is it too early to think of Halloween?  When do you start on your Fall crafts?
Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Celebrating Mom's Birthday #DCWV

This past weekend we celebrated my Mom's 78th Birthday!  Happy Birthday Mom!

I used The Blush Stack available at AC Moore to make her birthday banner and card.
I used my Cricut Explore to cut all the ornate fronts on pink card stock.  I used different pattern paper to cut the background panels.
The 2" circles were cut out of the gorgeous gold foil lace pattern paper.
I glued the panels and used Glue Dots to pop the 2" circles on the center of the each banner.

Feliz Cumple {Happy B-Day}

I added 2 rhinestones to each banner with Surebonder hot glue and strung the banner on jute.

Here is the birthday card.  I added a doily to the ornate panel, 2" circle and cut the sentiment "Happy Birthday".  Added lots of rhinestones and a strand of gold ribbon.

Here is my Mom, the birthday girl smizing for the camera.  My Mom is quite the character and she really worked the camera, but she asked me not to share the outtakes.  Trust me they were hilarious!
¡Feliz Cumpleaños Mom!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Noel #TheCuttingCafe

 It's Christmas time! Nah, not really, but I'm sure looking forward to my favorite time of the year.  Today The Cutting Cafe Team is full of Christmas inspiration.  Please visit the blog to see all of them and visit the store for the various Christmas files available.

For my easy peasy project, I used DCWV Candy Cane Lane Stack.  This stack was from a couple of years ago. 

I used the Noel Shaped Card.  Super easy to assemble and mass produce.

I trimmed the "happy holidays" from a tag included in the paper stack, then embellished with enamel dots.  Super easy to make and I love it.

Thank you for visiting today.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Planner Sticker Book #Craftwell

Hello and welcome, today I'm sharing a quick project, planner sticker book.
I used DCWV The Natural Stack and The Classy Copper Stack to make the sticker book. 

I trimmed the cardstock to 5"  x 9" to create the pages and trimmed the front and back cover 5 1/2" x 9".  I want the covers to be slightly wider so that the tabs I add later don't show past the cover.
I then embossed the front cover with the Cabbage Rose embossing folder.

I added a couple of elements to the front cover and laminated the both covers.   Since I embossed the cover, I ran it through my vintage laminator a couple of times.

I added the disc binding and adhered a single sheet of planner stickers to the front and back side of each page.

I feel more organized now that my stickers are in one place and not floating around on my desk.

Thank you for stopping by today.