Saturday, November 30, 2013

Winter Curly Paper Wreath

Have you seen the curly paper wreaths?? Well I had some time to play on youtube and saw a video tutorial by Sandy Risi. She had very good instructions. I had everything I needed except for a 10" wreath so I went to Hobby Lobby to find one. Happy to report I survived Hobby Lobby and only came out with the wreath!! YAY!! lol 

I had tons of fun putting together this wreath. I put together a picture tutorial so you can make one too!

This is the finished wreath. I used a combination of CTMH Frosted, Wonderland (retired), White Daisy and Sky card stock. I also made the bow using the Artiste cricut cart found on page 55 by using the Accent 3 > g > keys. I put it on fit to page to get the largest bow I could. I added a metal bling (retired) to the center. I also added 3 snow flake stickers from the Wonderland stickease(retired). I used my Bonding Memories Glue Pen to add Prisma Glitter to the snow flakes and a sky blue sparkle in the center. I added a piece of Slate Satin Polka Dot ribbon to hang it. 

 You will need the following. 5 pieces of 12 x 12 patterned paper, 10" styro foam wreath, stick pins and a bone folder and either a ribbon or wreath holder. You can also decide if you want any other embellishments to finish up your wreath. I decided to do a combination of patterned paper and card stock, cutting only a few strips of the solid card stock. The great thing about the patterned paper is each side has a different pattern so you give yourself a lot of options when assembling your wreath. You want to cut each piece of patterned paper at 1/2 inch. 

I took the 1/2 inch strip of paper in my hand and found the center. I took my bone folder down the strip of paper. A similar technique is how you use your scissors to curl ribbon. 

 Continue this same curling technique down both sides of the paper. 

When you complete the curling technique on each side you get curly's that look like this. 

I curled all the patterned paper and card stock. 

 I added the curly paper by placing it down onto the styro foam and pushing a stick pin into the center. I continued this technique around the entire wreath until it was full to my liking. 

Here are a few pictures of them hanging below the mantle of my fire place. I also sprayed the wreath with glimmer mist. Unfortunately I was unable to capture the full effect in the pictures. 

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Friday, November 29, 2013


What day is better than today, Black Friday to earn FREE PRODUCT?? Spend $50.00 on my website and choose one Exclusive ink pad in the color of your choice and spend $100.00 and receive one ink pad and an M Size stamp. You will also want to take advantage of the SOTM (Stamp of the Month) for $5.00 and the Holiday Gift Guide products.  Shop with me by CLICKING HERE...and join my "HOLIDAY HOT STUFF PARTY".

Monday, November 25, 2013

Holiday Sour Cream Treat Holder Tutorial

Looking for a fun and creative treat container?? How about one that looks like a sour cream tube? I was surfing youtube for tutorials and happened upon Dawn Stampin Thoughts tutorial. She is awesome!! 

Here are pics of the finished product followed by a video and picture tutorial so you can have fun creating as well!!! 

I used Sparkle & Shine paper. This paper packet has tons of different patterns and they are all worthy of putting to good use. 
 I cut the patterned paper to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. I put adhesive on the two long ends and one short end. (Make sure you put the adhesive on the side you don't want to be seen). 
 Take off the adhesive backing. Roll the short end with adhesive over to the other short end, putting the two sides together. Make it look like a toilet paper roll. 

 Once you have the toilet paper roll look, seal one end by pinching it together. Place that end into the crimper (purchased at Hobby Lobby) and twist 1 to 2 turns depending on how many crimps you want to see. 

 The end should look like the below picture. HOW CUTE!! 

 Both ends are crimped. You can see the red tube has one more crimp then the other. 

 I placed some rolos and hershey kisses filled with caramels into the tube. I sealed the end by pinching it together at the opposite end of the end that was crimped. 

 Below is the look once both ends are crimped and the goodies are hidden inside. 

 If you look at the finished container I put the Bakers Twine around the top and tied it into a bow. I used the Artiste cart to cut out the tag at 1 3/4 from pg. 33 Accent 4 and key 3. I stamped "Happy Holiday" using the Holiday Tag stamp which coordinates with the tag. I heat embossed using Versamark, Red & Black embossing powder and my craft heater. I used 3-D foam to give the tag some dimension. 
Thank you for stopping by and HAPPY CRAFTING!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas Card Variety

I had great fun participating in a Christmas card swap with a few of my dear friends...below is the card sets I put together.

I had a blast making this card. I saw the design concept used by fellow CTMH sister Jennifer Rubio. I love the versatility. Not only can you use it for Christmas, you can make Birthday, Wedding cards. Maybe I will work on one of each to show the difference. The paper used is Sparkle & Shine. I distressed the edges using black ink. The bow was cut using the Artiste cricut cart.

I used retired Pear & Partridge paper for this card. The shape of the focal point was cut using Art Philosophy. I used the Remarkable Wreath stamp set. Added some dimension to pop up the bow and a bitty sparkle. I used cocoa, ruby and topiary ink.  The card stock is Topiary and Colonial White.

 I fell in love with Frosted when I saw this patterned paper. The snowflake was cut using the Art Philosophy cart. I glittered it up however the camera didn't capture it well. It made it so elegant looking. I added the silver shimmer trim which is always fun as it already has adhesive on the back. Did you know you can purchase shimmer trim in black, red and bronze??

How cute is this penguin?? ADORABLE...this stamp set is from the Hostess Rewards set. The card base is a Center Step Card. I used a youtube video to instruct me how to cut and score. I added some glitter to the santa hat and a bitty sparkle to the snowflake. The paper is Sparkle & Shine with White Daisy card stock
I hope you enjoy and find inspiration in these cards. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

All About Me....

How often do you find you are not in the pictures you are scrapbooking? This was the norm for me for awhile but then it came to me...pass the camera!!

I love to capture the moments but I finally realized I want to capture moments of me as well. This layout is all about me. I love that I can take a "selfie" with my Iphone and easily get the pictures printed at CVS using the Kodak app.

I love making layouts with Artbooking. I used different keys from Artbooking to create this page. Boarders, Overlays, Titles etc. I used the Distressed Background stamp set to 2nd generation stamp on the notebook page. The Bronze Shimmer Trim added some flair on the border of the picture photo mat. The Hemp Bakers Twine is from the Mini Medley Accents Wooden Collection. My paper packet of choice was Huntington minus the black card stock from my stash. The bling is non CTMH but added just the touch I was looking for.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christmas Is In The Air...

I have enjoyed making Christmas cards for a swap. While I can't post them just yet I made one I could. I used the Sparkle & Shine paper pack and had fun trying a Center Stair Step card. I used Juniper, Black and Ruby ink and Bitty Sparkles with are my fav.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veterans Day!!

Life has been so busy it has dipped into my crafting time. I took some time to put together a scrapbooking layout in honor of Veterans Day. I used the Artbooking cricut cart, card stock and bitty sparkles. Such a simple and easy page to put together for a love one or friend who has or is serving in the Armed Forces.