Sunday, February 17, 2019

Using up Scraps Part 4

 I am back today with more ideas of using up those pretty patterned paper scraps.  Cut them up!  Using die cuts...😍

You can get such pretty results using simple shapes or doing die cut inlay using those scraps you just can't part with.

I am entering this card into Creative Fingers Challenge # 157:  Anything Goes found here.

For more information check out my youtube video where I put one of the cards together at the bottom of this post.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Valentine's Home Decor-using Cricut Design Space

I wanted to create something for above my workspace for Valentine's day.  This paper mason jar fit the bill.  This project was inspired by Do It On A Dime's recent post where she painted a jar that reminded me of a mason jar white and added beautiful flowers for an easy DIY.  You can watch that video here.  

I decided to head over to Cricut's Design Space to make a paper version that I could hang above craft workspace to celebrate Valentines.  I started with craft and white cardstock to make the two layers of the jar. I then added the sentiment which was cut out of pink vinyl. I added some rolled flowers I made out of pink cardstock along with some green leaves I cut out too.  To finish it off I added pink striped bakers twine from the Dollar Tree. I also used the baker's twine to create a hanger in the back to add it to my wall.

If you are interested in creating this project I am adding my mat from Design Space.  Just click here!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Be Mine Shaker

I finally did it!  I tried using vinyl on cardstock.  I love the results.  So, I have to thank Melody Lane and her followers for the encouragement and tips to make transferring vinyl to cardstock not so scary. Now if you are not familiar with Melody lane you can find her Facebook Page hereAlso, I encourage you to follow her YouTube channel found hereI really get great ideas, encouragement, and learn so many things by watching this fellow crafter's tutorials.

So I started this card with the designs I had already created design space.  See the next post down to see that.  In case you missed it and want to use the project and you have Cricut Design Space you can click on this link.

After I cut out the card front from white cardstock.  I cut out the BeMine outline with pink vinyl.

As I mention in the video at the bottom of the post.  I got so engrossed with making the shaker card I forgot I wanted to decorate the card front with stamping.  So before I closed in all the shaker elements I decided to add some cute heart washi layered with gold triangle washi.  For the shaker bits I used a few purple sequins...and not too many like usually do.  I also added some tiny white beads. These are perfect because it helps keep the sequins moving.

I hope you will give the card a try or perhaps another shaker card.

I am entering this card in the Just Us Girls Challenge :

If you want to see other cards in this challenge then head on over to Just Us Girls.
See ya soon!

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