Saturday, May 27, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers - Part 4

Welcome to week #4, the final part of my series on making fabric flowers.  Each week in the month of May I have posted a video on YouTube showing you a variety of ways to make fabric flowers that are beautiful and easy to make.  Each flower offers a variety of options so you can create the look YOU want.

For week #4 I will be showing you how to make a fabric flower the does not involve sewing.  They can be made with 1 or 2 layers and you can add a pearl, button, earring, brad, or whatever you want to the center creating beautiful and unique flowers to fit any need.  The possibilities are endless (hmmm...again, sounds familiar)


CLICK HERE to watch

And if you have missed the first 3 parts
here are the links...

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

4th of July Birthday Shaker Card

I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Honeybunnies Treasures and was given the Sweet Liberty Mini Page Kit to work with.  Since I really don't do much scrapbooking I thought I would show other ways to work with it.  For this week I decided to make some cards for the 4th of July, and the one I'm sharing here is the shaker card.


The kit included this 4" x 6" panel with the Statue of Liberty on it and I used a craft knife to cut out the image leaving an opening for the shaker part of the card.  I not only added red, white, and blue sequins to the shaker, but added a few to the front of the card too.  And then I added a strip of the red and white striped paper (also in the kit) down the side and embellished it with stars cut from blue metallic cardstock and added a silver sequin to the center of each star.  I decided the words Celebrate Freedom did not stand out enough, so I underlined it with red Stickles.

Believe it or not, this will be a birthday card.  My daughter's birthday is near the 4th of July and she is very patriotic.  But not only that, she will be 18 years old...and what does every 18 year old do?  They CELEBRATE FREEDOM!  I actually made another card for her from this kit, but decided I am giving her this one instead of the other one.  

To see the other card I made using this kit and to learn more about this kit just CLICK HERE and watch my YouTube video :) 

Challenges...
Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Birthday Bash
Crafty Creations Challenges - #342 Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday AG
The House That Stamps Built - M2417 Anything Goes
CAS On Sunday - #108 Shaker Card
A Bit More Time To Craft - #44 Anything Goes


Thanks for watching and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers - Part 3


Welcome to week #3 of my series on making fabric flowers.  Each week in the month of May I will be putting a video on YouTube showing you a variety of ways to make fabric flowers that are beautiful and easy to make.  Each flower offers a variety of options so you can create the look YOU want.

For the flowers in week #3 I will be using a die to cut the fabric and from there creating a beautiful flower.  They can be made with 1 or 2 layers and you can add a pearl, button, earring, or whatever you want to the center creating beautiful and unique flowers to fit any need.  The possibilities are endless (hmmm...sounds familiar)


If you're into Shabby Chic like I am you will LOVE these!

CLICK HERE to watch

And don't miss Part 4 next week when I show you how to make "no sew" flowers!

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers - Part 2

Welcome to week #2 of my series on making fabric flowers.  Each week in the month of May I will be putting a video on YouTube showing you a variety of ways to make fabric flowers that are beautiful and easy to make.  Each flower offers a variety of options so you can create the look YOU want.

For the flowers in week #2 I will show you how to make individual petals and turn them into a beautiful flower.  They can be made with 1 or 2 layers and you can add a pearl, button, earring, or whatever you want to the center creating beautiful and unique flowers to fit any need.  The possibilities are endless.



CLICK HERE to watch

And don't miss part 3 next week when I show you how to make flowers using a cutting die technique!

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Friday, May 12, 2017

Birthday Card With Vintage Notes

I made this birthday card for a special someone that likes the darker vintage look.  It is not what I normally do but I think it came out pretty good.


I started with a black card and layered it with a matte gold cardstock.  Next I took a card topper from the Color Me Card Toppers Ebony Lace from Paper Wishes and colored it with Brilliance "Galaxy Gold" Archival ink, as well as "Barn Door" Distress Marker around the edges.  The flowers were cut from the Cricut Imagine Cartridge "Country Carnival" (still available in Cricut Desigin Space) and were attached with foam tape for dimension.  Before attaching the layers to the black card, I weaved some black tulle through an antique brass flower buckle and then wrapped the tulle around the two layers and adhered them to the black card base.  To finish it off I used foam tape to attach the Happy Birthday sentiment that came from Embossed Word Fragments from Paper Wishes 

I found some perfect challenges...
The Card Concept - #73 Vintage Notes
Hiding In My Craft Room - #NSD02 - May Flowers
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - #179 Flowers + Sentiment
A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #43 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #415 Birthday

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Saturday, May 6, 2017

April Shower Bring May Flowers - Week 1

Welcome to week #1 of my series on making fabric flowers.  Each week for the next 4 weeks I will be putting a video on YouTube showing you a variety of ways to make fabric flowers that are beautiful and easy to make.  Each flower offers a variety of options so you can create the look YOU want.

For the flowers I will be showing you how to make in week #1 I will be using ribbons and lace trim.  There are so many options....1 layer, 2 layers, 3 layers.....any ribbon or lace trims you want to use....creating beautiful and unique flowers to fit any need.  You can embellish them with pearls, buttons, or even brads.  The possibilities are endless.


CLICK HERE to watch

And don't miss Part 2 next week when I show you how to make Perfect Petals.

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

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