Friday, April 24, 2015

Paper Lantern Card


Hello my Crafty Friends!

Today I have a Paper Lantern Card to share with you all! The files come from SVG Cuts latest kit Spring Blossoms. Perfect timing on their release... Just so happens one of my amazing friends who happens to be Chinese celebrated a birthday a few days ago. So I thought this would be the perfect card for her ;) Happy Birthday Ling, Ling!

Anyways, lets have a look at the card I made her :)
This card is SO pretty and super quick to put together!


The stamp I used comes from Craftin Desert Divas, Simply Said Stamp Set.
I also used some Trendy Twine on the lanterns.
And, for a pop of color I added touches of gold using some paint markers.


Take a look at the rest of this gorgeous Spring Blossoms Kit! It's your FREE GIFT with a purchase of $9.98 or more, so take advantage!


Hope you enjoyed my Asian theme inspired Paper Lantern Card :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Monday, April 20, 2015

Freakin' Awesome Snarky Stamps 3X3 Cards


Hi Guys!

Today I want to share some really fun quick 3x3 cards I made using a couple of Snarky Stamp Sets created exclusively for Paper Issues. I have had these for a while now and have been dying to try them out! Check out the Snarky Stamps sets below...  the stuff you can come up with is endless! 



Anyways, I made these 5 piece sets for some colleagues of mine at work. I'm sure they will get a kick out of them as they are not your typical greeting card quotes!

Hoping that no one takes offense to them as they are meant for laughs!


Here are a few close ups of each card.




Here is a pic of the back of the card. I have had this Justrite wood block stamp for years and am just starting to use it now... I'm such a craft hoarder! Yup, freakin' rights, LOL! ;)


Hope this has inspired you to be real and create your own Snarky Cards, just remember they aren't meant for everyone, and hope you liked them anyways ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Simple Blue and Green Birthday Party Theme - Tomas' 11th Birthday!


This past weekend my son Tomas celebrated his 11th Birthday.  So today I would like to invite you all to our house for a peak at how I prepared for our family party!

Other than a few store bought decor pieces everything was pretty much DIY!

For parties like this it's just easier to go with paper plates and cups... who wants to do dishes?!? So much easier and adds lots of color to the room!


The banner and numbers were created with the Silhouette Cameo. My go to machine for all my party decor... what was life like before my Cameo?!? ... well, everything was store bought and not personalized!

The paper tissue garland banner was another DIY project. SO easy, you can find lots of tutorials online!

Pictured below is what my basement looked like before the family arrived.


What's a party with out a Cake? Here is how I set up my cake table!


I also made some cake pops and oreo truffles for the table. 
For the blue cake pops I used marble cake and the green ones were lemon cake flavored. 
I love how you can find such fun straws to coordinate with any color theme. I found these at Micheal's.

Thank you treat tags for the kids were also created using the Cameo.







Want to know how I kept the wooden letter T's from falling? Here is an iphone pic I took... I just hot glued a toothpick to the back as a support! Clever right? They never feel down once! ;)


I also found these large tissue paper rosettes at Micheal's and then made some smaller ones to fill in the spaces and create a backdrop for the cake. Here is a link to an older post of how I make my rosettes.


Speaking of cake...
Here is the fun cake I made to coordinate with the rest of the decor. I wanted to go with a simple yet modern look for the cake. I think I achieved that, love how it turned out!

Again I also used the Silhouette to create the numbers and the bunting banner for the cake toppers.


Top view of the cake.


Close up table view.


I also added some more blue and green decorations through out the rest of the living areas. Here is what our kitchen nook looked like.


Even our sun room got a little attention. Thought it would be warm enough for people to hang out up there but it turned out to be fairly cold that day :( Oh well, still looked good!


I had lots of fun decorating our staircase too!
I made a bunch of these tissue paper poms in various sizes and hung them up using fishing line. I wanted to make them look like they were suspended in mid air.  This was my favorite decoration piece! In fact, I haven't taken it down yet... I think we will enjoy it a little longer until I get sick of it, lol!


Look at suspended poms from the opening in the staircase below.


And here is my 11 year old blowing out his candles!


Hope you enjoyed a peak of Tomas' Simple Blue and Green Birthday Party theme! Maybe even a little inspired to do your own DIY party decor?!

 What am I going to come up with for next year? I'm starting to run out of ideas... Good thing I have a year to think about it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


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