Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ribbon Pleating

Happy Holidays everyone!  I hope you're finding time to enjoy the holidays among the frenzy that comes with this time of year.

Today's card was inspired by a PTI "Make it Monday" tutorial done by the talented Dawn McVey.  It was a little tricky to get the pleating even at first, but once you get the hang of it, it isn't so bad.

This is going to short and sweet because I've got a lot more holiday stuff to get done.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Door Decor

I was on the Christmas party committee for a women's group I belong to and I made the favors for our event.  I've been wanting to make felt door hangers for a while and finally decided to give them a try.  I created a couple different prototypes and the committee liked this version so I made about 25.  As most crafts go, they took a lot longer to mass produce than expected, but I got them done in time for the party. 

The red background and tree are cut from felt.  I cut the pine tree using a die from PTI's set called In the Meadow.  For the circle at the top, I ironed Heat n' Bond to Christmas fabric and run it though the Big Shot.   It was a challenge finding the right glue to adhere everything, but in the end Fabri-Tac worked best.

Sorry this is a quick post.  I've got a bunch of holiday things to check off today's list so I've got to run.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Hoo Hoo, It' a Baby Shower!

My friend Shannon lives in L.A. and she's expecting her first baby sometime this month.  Her sister Kelli threw her a shower and since I couldn't be there, I offered to help with the favors.  Kelli had this cute idea to put blue Jordan almonds in bird's nests (I love this idea!) so I offered to make tags for them.  I obviously wanted some kind of bird themed tag and since I knew owls have a special meaning to the sisters (their grandmother used to collect them) I created this tag using SU's owl punch.  Above is a close up of the tag and below the finished favor.  Fun and sweet!

Hope you're surviving the holidays!  It's crazy busy in our household, but I'm taking it all in and love seeing it through the eyes of a child!

Thanks for stopping by!