Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Personalized Bookmark Shakers for the Teachers


Yiiiippppeeee!

Today is the last day of school for my kids! I'm am so excited to have them home for the summer and the best part is that I don't have to worry about packing lunches for a while! Oh, the small things that excite me ;)

So for today I want to share with you the fun Bookmarks I made for the kids teachers.


I saw this idea a while ago on You Tube and thought these would be perfect for the teachers. Here is the link to the video for those interested. I did make them a little different then the video instructed.

Here is how I made mine.
First of all I personalized the inside clear bag with each teacher's name using black vinyl. Here is a link to the font I used. The vinyl was cut using my Silhouette Cameo. Next because I do not have a laminator, I used some self laminating sheets that I found at the Dollar Store and just cut them down to size. They worked well, but because I cut close to the edge of the inside bag I wasn't sure how they would hold up. For extra reinforcement, I used my fuse tool to secure the edges. I guess if you didn't have a fuse tool you could also stitch the edges with a sewing machine. Before finishing off the tops of the bookmarks I filled them with various sequin colors, chunky glitter and microbreads. To seal the tops I used clear scotch tape, then wrapped coordination washi tape along the top edge. I finished them by adding an eyelit in the center to add some decorative ribbon, this also secures the layers together.

These bookmarks are fairly large they measure approximately 9 inches long by 2 inches wide. But you can make them to suit whatever size you like.


Hope you like my Personalized Bookmark Shakers for the Teachers. They are so much fun and interactive, all you want to do is shake them! I think these would make great gifts for any reader in your life.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sunshine and Rainbow Thank You Cards


Hello my Crafty Friends!

Today I want to share with you some really simple and fun Thank You cards I made. I only needed one of these cards, but sometimes I find it is easier to make multiples especially when all the same supplies are out.

I LOVE how they turned out and will definitely make some more! 


Here is a list of my supplies:

  • Stamps - Rainbow of Happiness and Coordinating Dies - My Favorite Things
  • Ink - Paintbox Pigment Inks - Colorbox
    • Peacock Feathers - Distress Ink - Tim Holtz 
    • Black Onyx - Versafine 
  • Embossing Powder - Clear Gloss - WOW!
  • Stamp Positioner - my own DIY Stamping tool
  • Dies - Stitched Rainbow - My Favorite Things
    • Puffy Clouds My Favorite Things
    • Sunny SkiesMy Favorite Things
    • Stitched Heart - Gina Marie Designs
    • hearts - Holiday Shapes - Simon Says Stamp Die
    • Stitched Rectangle - Simon Says Stamp Die
  • Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
  • Die Cutting Machine - Big Shot - Sizzix
  • Cardstock - Neenah Solar White 80lbs


Love this sentiment. 
This stamp set is so versatile, could be used for so many reasons. 



And here is a peak at the inside of the first card.


...and here is the second card.



I just love how you can customize this stamp set to suit your needs.


Hope you enjoyed my Sunshine and Rainbow Thank You Cards today and got inspired!
I would love to hear what you think of them.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


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Gerbera Daisy Card


It's Fleurette Bloom's New Product Release Week!

Today I am featuring the Gerbera Daisy Stamp Set.
Love her flower stamps, they are so versatile and great for many occasions!


I coloured the stamped images in with my Spectrum Noir Markers and added some clear Wink of Stella to the Petals for that extra sparkle. To finished it off, I added some Pink Flower Power sequins. For fun, I also splattered some black watercolour paint on the background. 

Check out that Shine!


Hope you liked my Gerbera Daisy Card, don't forget to stop by Fleurette Bloom's Shop to check out  the rest of the Product Release! Plus, don't forget to follow Fleurette Bloom on Facebook for lots of GIVEAWAYS this week!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Friday, June 17, 2016

Quick and Simple Last Minute Father's Day Shirt Card


Hi All!

Thought I would share a really quick and simple Father's Day card with you today, perfect for those of you that need something last minute. Both my Father and Father in Law have to have pockets on their shirts so I though these were very fitting! 

I think these would also make great Birthday cards simply by changing the stamped sentiments.


Here are the supplies I used:

  • Stamps -(CL261) - Hero Arts (Happy Celebrations) - Craftin Desert Divas 
  • Ink Tuxedo Black - Memento
  • Stamp Positioner - my own DIY Stamping tool
  • Dies - Stitched Square - Simon Says Stamp Die
    • Stitched Rectangle - Simon Says Stamp Die
  • Die Cutting Machine - Big Shot - Sizzix
  • Cardstock - (card base & Solid cardstock) Recollections, Scrap Pattern Paper
  • Glue - Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Foam Tape, Tape runner
  •  Embellishments - Coordinating buttons

For those that love to watch video's, watch how easy it is to make it!
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Hope this as helped any of you looking for a quick and simple "guy" card to make. 
Once again, Happy Father's Day to all Daddies out there :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dr. Who's TARDIS Telephone Box


Any Dr.Who fans out there?!? 
Well if you are, I think you love this project!

Hopefully my husband isn't paying much attention to my blog posts these days. 
Or he may just see the surprise I made him for Father's Day. 
Recognize it?

For those of you that don't, it is the TARDIS time machine and spacecraft from Dr. Who! 
Don't ask me anything else about the show though, I have no clue... in fact when I was growing up my brother would watch it and I would run away because it creeped me out. Well as is turns out my husband was also a big fan of the show, haha! 

Cool right?! 
Even for non fans, I love how it turned out!





This file is actually the London Telephone Box from a recent SVG Cuts kit, Travel the World.
But with a few simple alterations I was able to change it to the TARDIS Telephone Box.

Here is a screen shot of my alterations and panels with measurements for those interested. I did shrink the file slightly to use 8.5 x 11 inch paper as well.


I stamped the back panel with a stamp from Happy Celebrations - Craftin Desert Divas and added some fun enamel dots.


Here is a closer look.
For the telephone signs I did a print and cut on the Silhouette Cameo.


The box is large enough that I will be putting a small gift inside for a bonus surprise.

Take a look at it all lit up.
I just added a string of battery operated led lights to the bottom. You can also secure them to top as Mary did with the Telephone Box.


Hope this project has inspired you to create the Dr. Who's TARDIS Telephone Box for yourself or for that true fan in your life.

Happy early Father's Day to all Dads out there :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)