Thursday, January 20, 2011

More Felt Flowers

I really do love making the felt flowers and leaves.  I was asked about what I used for these.  I use my Big Shot die cut machine and the Sizzix dies.  It is the regular sized dies.  You will need to use the two clear plates also.  One on top and one on bottom of the die.  Cut your felt to fit your die before sandwiching it in between the two clear plates.  Run through your die cut machine.  It cuts like butter.  It will make a little bit of noise at it cuts the fibers but it doesn't hurt anything.  In the flower above; I used a button and embroidery floss to embellish the flower.  I hope you enjoyed another version of the die cut flower.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Felt Die Cut Flowers

I have really been enjoying making die cut felt flowers.  It is so easy.  The felt cuts like butter.  I use my Sizzix dies with my Big Shot.  The card I am showing you today also uses the Cuttlebug embossing folders.  I used the embossing folder on my cardstock to add some dimension and decided to try it with my felt flowers.  It is hard to see in the picture but it turned out well.  It is a great way to tie the card and embellishments together.  I hope you give it a try!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Showcasing Patterned Papers

I did this card a while back.  I was wanting to showcase the different papers that are in the Emma Paper Pack from TAC.  I love the colors in the papers.  I also used one of the tags from the tag sheet.  I hope you enjoy it.  It is a fun way to get rid of those small pieces of patterned papers.  They don't have to be from the same set of papers...just make sure your colors go together.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Coaster Die Cut Flowers

It may be snowing outside but I am feeling like flowers.  I thought I would share some cards I made using the 4" chipboard coasters and my Big Shot machine.  I glued paper to the 4" coasters making sure it was glued well all over the coaster.  I used my Big Shot die cutting machine and dies to cut flowers out to make some cards.  It is so quick and easy not to mention a way to use those small pieces of printed papers.  The card done in the greens and browns was done by piecing small strips of the patterned paper on the coaster before cutting with a die cut.  The pink flowered card was done with a 4" scrap of printed paper.  I hope you enjoy the cards and it gives you some inspiration today.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy Monday

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I had such a nice one.  Friday night started it off with a small wedding/baby celebration for my great nephew who is in the service.  He was home for the holidays and we got to have a celebration for him and his wife.  Saturday was full with going to watch my granddaughter compete in gymnastics and then a surprise 60th birthday party for a friend of mine.  She loves Mickey Mouse which she has her kitchen decorated in.  Her kitchen is green with Mickey Mouse as the decor.  I am sharing the small gift I made for her.  It is a glass jar decorated and holds three to four boxes of Little Debbie Snack Cakes.  My daughter made this at Christmas for gifts and I thought there were really cute.  I hope you enjoy them.  I am sharing two pictures.  One from the front and then one from the top so you can see the top of the jar.

Friday, January 7, 2011

I'm Back

I can't believe it has been 10 months since I have posted on this blog.  A lot has gone on in those 10 months.  I am happy to say that health wise I am doing fine.  I have struggled with what to do with my stamping business and the classes I teach in my home.  I am going to hang in there with the stamping business and just let it run it own course.  I am happy just playing with it.  As for the classes...I have stopped my Tuesday night classes which I have taught for about 9 years.  I have had the same wonderful ladies come the whole time.  They have depleted my brain and I just want to play.  Needless to say there were some sad faces but we worked through it.  We are going to get together a couple of times a month and share ideas and do little projects.  Heck we are even going on some road trips and do some shopping.  With all of that being said I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.  I will still be offering some classes to people that haven't been with me as long as these ladies.

I have been doing a lot of cardmaking but just didn't take the time to post.  However I did do a little snowman card the other day.  I got the idea from a fellow TAC Angel, Carol Norby.  Here is the link to the card she made
Snowman Card.  I thought it was so cute.  Here is my take on the card:
It was a fun card to make and what a cute idea for a Winter Birthday.

I sure hope to be around more.  I do have quite a few things I can share that hasn't been shared on here.  I hope  you enjoy it all.