Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Candy Sticks Are All the Rage!

I have jumped on the candy stick bandwagon and joined all those who are enjoying this craze!  I made these for my nieces to give away at their 5th birthday party and they were pretty simple to do.  I chose to use Skittles and personalized it with a photo of my nieces and "thank you" stamped on the leaves.  Other supplies used were Spellbinders Blossom Three dies, SU's Blossom Petal Builder punch for leaves and a Hero Arts sentiment.

A note on the bags:  I found Heiko bags to be the best deal at $2.50 for 100 bags (no seal).  Ben Franklin carries self adhesive bags for about $8.99 for 100.  Pineapple Cove $12.00 for 100.  None give you an airtight seal so I used the Heiko bags and sealed them with tape.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rainbow Birthday Tags

My twin nieces turned 5 this month and they wanted a rainbow themed party.  My SIL asked me if I could make personalized tags for about 35 kids so this is what I came up with.  I found the perfect digi images for the girls at mygrafico and matched the child's hair color to the image.  I added some Stickles to the skirts, some ribbon and a small Jolee's rainbow sticker to tie it all together.  The boy tags were made using PTI's Boy Basics: Truckin' It stamps and dies and Copic markers.

I find papercrafting to be most fun when doing projects for kids.  I guess I like the bright fun colors and all the cute things you can do!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Take a Bow Birthday Penguin

I hope your week is going well.  I got a lot of cleaning done this weekend and not only cleaned out a lot of my craft stuff, but went on to clean out my clothes closet as well.  Bags of stuff are going to Goodwill.  It's a good feeling!

Anyway, onto my card for today.  Yes, yet another version of the shadow box card and this time I created a little stage scene.  I made the curtain template myself and added Baker's Twine to create the illusion of it being tied back.  The valence was was made with one of my favorite border punches (EK Success Abstract Flower).  And how can you not adore this penguin from Lawn Fawn's "Critters in the Snow" with his birthday hat from Lawn Fawn's "Hats Off to You."  Oh happy day!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Summer Fruits

I adore this cheery Imaginisce DP and the matching fruit stickers.  I needed a thank you card so here's what I came up with.  I used my PTI large doily die with cardstock for the first time and now I know why they recommend cutting with a metal shim.  It didn't cut though well so I was a frustrated crafter poking out some of the finer pieces and cutting them with scissors.  In the past, I cut printer paper with this die and it was fine, but cardstock is a different story.   Hopefully the shim helps.   The white doily is a Martha Stewart doily tag and to add a little sparkle to this card, I used Stickles on the fruit stickers.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Friday, July 8, 2011

Checkbook Critters

I took a little break for the July 4th weekend but I got my mojo back and here's what I've been up to.  I wanted a new checkbook cover so I reached for my favorite Lawn Fawn set and this is what I created.  These critters just make me smile.  Isn't the squirrel so playful on the tire swing?  Pure happiness!  I had some extra puffy stickers from a fairy set and they became the perfect embellishment for the lawn.

Any fun plans for the weekend?  My craft area is a mess so I'll be organizing and downsizing!  Or should I say downsizing to make more room for new things (because that's what really happens, right?)  Lol!  Whatever your plans, have a great weekend!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Sister Stamps Winners - Accordion Gift Card Holder

Congratulations to Jenny and Denise of Sister Stamps!  Today is the first official release day of their incredibly cute stamp line. So hurry and get your stamps!  But before you rush out, we have three Blog Candy winners to announce.  Thank you to everyone for your enthusiasm and participation!  All names were thrown in a basket and drawn randomly.  And the WINNERS ARE:

Mei-Lin Blog Candy Winner (girl with pinwheel) -
MICHELE who said:
This is such a cheery card Debi!! I love the entire scene your created for this card! Perfection! :-)

Kiyomi Blog Candy Winner (girl with butterfly) - 
LEONA who said:
Your card is beautiful. Love the colors and background image.

Mei-Li Blog Candy Winner (girl with the lantern) -
Beautiful! I can't wait to create with them too!

If you're a lucky winner, please email me at by July 15 to claim your prize.

Now onto today's creation:

I was excited to ink up this new cc designs image and decided to create an accordion gift card holder.  I'm always looking for new ways to package gift cards and thought this might be kind of fun.
Here's what the inside looks like - two slots for notes, one slot for a gift card and one slot for a special photo.  I hope the person who receives one of these will feel special!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!