Are you in the mood for love? If you’re not you should get into it–Valentines Day is almost here! I believe I am a hopeless romantic at heart. But I’m also cynical about love. When I hear that someone is getting married first I think—suckers! Then I’m like awww how romantic!
Love is love. It’s beyond anything material, sometimes it’s beyond our reach, sometimes it’s the most beautiful thing ever and other times it’s the worst thing every! We’ll never understand it…
But materialistic or not getting gifts on Valentines Day is awesome!
I made this adorable post it holder for my swap group. The embossing of the sentiment gave it a little elegance.
Isn’t it lovely? I used the embellishments that I made a while back with vintage sheet music.
The inside cover has a paper that’s a bit more modern.This comes together very quickly so you still have time to make some. This is the perfect little gift for anyone who you:
- is addicted to paper
and many other reasons which I’ll let you come up with!
Supplies: Stampin’Up!, vintage sheet music, misc. supplies
Here I am…on vacation, nice quiet morning. I have no obligations or responsibilities today other than what I have to do at home. It’s pretty nice. Shame on me but I am sure that in two weeks I will be ready to go back to work. I am so accustomed to being busy all day. But I am going to relax read some books, cook, enjoy the time.
By now you all know that I enjoy crafting. I try to do as much crafting as possible when I am home but lately I don’t have much mojo for it. I need to find that mojo because I have tons of pictures waiting to be scrapbooked!
I do have some cute little bags for you to check out!
These little cute bags were so easy to make. If you have scraps then use them. Washi tape? Use it too. Handmade embellishments? A must! I’ve used all this and more on these adorable bags. They can be used to gift handmade cards, gift cards or any small gift.
They are not all matchy matchy but that gives them a bit of charm!
There is something so old-fashioned about these flat kraft bags that I love. Someone I love bought them for me through Uline. You could probably find some plain craft bags to purchase on ETSY , ebay or other places.
I love keeping some of these on hand!
Have a great day!
Supplies: Uline, Stampin’ Up, Pick your Plum, misc. items
Did you have a good weekend? Mine was pretty good. The only downside was my feet! I was planning on going on a pub crawl on Saturday but my feet hurt so much that I decided not to. I don’t think I would have made it all night with my hurting feet. These darn heel spurs are cramping my style!
Luckily crafting can be done sitting down. I have so much scrap paper that I am still looking for what to do with it. I just hate to see it all thrown in a box. My solution? Making embellishments with the paper. In this case corsage embellishments.
Of course I also had a lot of smaller store brought embellishments. I adhered a small corsage on the larger corsage and then adhered the store bought embellishment onto the smaller corsage. I have at least 30 of these now. I will be able to use them on scrap book pages, cards, gift bags and so many other things.
Have a great day!
Supplies: Assorted scrap paper, PTI
When I got up yesterday morning there were two things that unfortunately started the day off wrong. I had pink eye. It had snowed overnight. I was like come on!!!! When I showed my husband he suggested I just put on an eye patch and go to work. Really?
1. It’s not Halloween
2. Where do I buy an eye patch?
3. I would just be covering the problem.
Instead I decided to go to the doctor and I am better now! Since I was home I decided to do even more spring cleaning. I filled a bag and a box with more items to donate. Yay!
Whenever I go to Kane County Flea Market I always buy vintage sheet music from the same lady. She has some awesome stuff. I just kind of collect it until I use it. I had seen some heart embellishments on Pinterest and of course had to case them because they were so pretty.
These are going to look so pretty on a card, scrapbook, gift, or any other type of paper crafting.
Negative heart cut outs + small store bought embellishment hopefully=more gorgeous embellishments. I better start getting creative. Waste not want not!
Have a great day!
Supplies: vintage sheet music, Michael’s, Stampin’ Up!, Want2Scrap
Let’s jump right into Christmas! I have to admit that I am not a gift card giver. I really like the idea of someone unwrapping a gift and finding something they really wanted (at least I hope it’s what they wanted!). I like wrapping gifts and adding bows and embellishments. I think it’s just the girl in me. I realize that a lot of people give gift cards and sometimes it may be the best gift! For the last swap my friends and I had I made some gift card holders for everyone.
I made some extra ones for myself just in case I do need them. They were super easy to make with a die cut. I love crafting tools. They just make things so much easier and faster!
I am off to drink some tea and have some Nyquil…I feel like a truck ran me over!
Supplies: Stampin’ Up!, Recollections, PTI, Stickles, Sizzix
So in the course of my vacation I have done a lot of little things. I have tried to keep busy here at home while still being productive. So what have I done? I have made a million envelopes…OK, maybe not a million!
I realize that this is not a new craft but I have a lot of scrap paper that more than likely I won’t use for scrapbooking or card making.Why not use it in another way instead of throwing it out or donating it somewhere? I used the Martha Stewart Scoring Board to make my envies. You can also open an envelope that you have and trace, score and fold your envelope. Make sure you use a good adhesive on your envelopes.
I also made some envelopes out of the pages of a huge vintage map book. Add some cute labels or even just plain white labels to the envelopes to make them even cuter.
You can even do some stamping on the envelopes. How cute are they? Now I have a bunch of handmade,personalized,cute envelopes!
Have a great day!
So I have to say that boys (that includes men) are the hardest to buy a gift for ever!!! My nephew turned 15 about two weeks ago and I had no idea what to get him. I always prefer to buy a gift versus a gift card because that is just more personal. But , DANG! Boys are hard so I bought a gift card but packaged it in a totally different way.
I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try…to trick my nephew. I was worried that he would think I was a nerd but he didn’t. Yay for me…I am not a nerdy aunt…I think.
In this case I used a washed out plastic tea bottle. I cut a slit in the front of it large enough to get the gift card into the bottle. Then I just wrapped and adhered scrapbook paper around it to cover the slit up. I added candies through the top. I cut some curling ribbon and held it onto the edge of the top and screwed the cap back on…Genius! Who came up with this awesome idea?
When my nephew received it he said he had already taken the candy out from the top but couldn’t figure out how to get the gift card out. TREATED! Yes, this worked! He needed to know how to get the gift card out. I wasn’t going to tell him but figured I should and being the nice aunt that I am told him to take the paper off and find the slit.
It felt so good to send him something that was not just in a card. Success!