Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Quick Happy Birthday Card


The last 2 months have been a whirlwind.

My husband and I closed on our very first home on December 1st.
Then began the overwhelming task of packing, unpacking,
and figuring out where to put everything.
We're still working on it,
but are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Most of the boxes are unpacked,
and our house is starting to feel like our HOME.

The very last room to get tackled has been my craft room.
After getting most of the room put together,
I had to take a break and make a few cards.
Because that IS what you do in a craft room ;)

I went with one of my favorite layouts
and used some retired SU! paper to make some birthday cards
(I 'm already behind on sending these out for 2015).  

Here's my cards...


The 'Happy 'Birthday' stamp
 is from the Big Day stamp set 
from Stampin Up!'s Sale-a-bration catalog.
I just LOVE it!

There's still some organizing to do in my craft room
(and throughout the whole house),
but I'm super excited to actually have a craft room!
I'm sure I'll be spending lots of time in there :)


Supplies Used (all are from SU! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Big Day Stamp Set
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Tangerine Tango 
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft Cardstock (non SU!), Sycamore Street DSP (retired) 
Tools: 2" Circle Punch (non SU!), 2" Scalloped Circle Punch (non SU!), 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Owl Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder Punch



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Easy Christmas Gift Idea with Free Printable


My kids needed some quick Christmas gifts for their friends,
and I remembered a cute gift one of them got a few years ago from a cousin.

It was just a can of soda pop and a bag of microwave popcorn 
tied up in a cellophane bag with a tag that said:

Pop, Pop
Fizz, Fizz
Oh, what a good friend you is!

I searched online for some ready-made tags,
and didn't have much luck.

So I made my own :)


Here is how we packaged ours.
(I wish I would've bought larger cellophane bags)


If you'd like the tags without the watermark,
you can download it HERE.

Merry Christmas!



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

'Sweet is the Work of Personal Progress' YWIE 2014


This past Sunday was my ward's Young Women in Excellence.
(this is a program in my church for young women ages 12-18 to celebrate 
what they've accomplished in the Personal Progress program throughout the year).  

Our theme was
"Sweet is the Work of Personal Progress"
(based off THIS IDEA).

I wanted to incorporate the Young Women Value colors as much as possible,
but couldn't find any digital papers that had all 8 together.
So I used one that had most of them to make my own invitations and printables.

Here's our invitation
(with our ward name crossed out for privacy)


And I made this printable to put in a frame for display.
(Print your own without the watermark HERE).

Here it is framed that night.


We purchased this YW Value Kiss Stickers printable for our take-away treat for the girls,
and printed off the poster in wallet size for the tags.


The girls wrote their names on these to put by their table displays.
(Print one without watermark HERE).




And this one was made to use for our programs.



(Print without watermark HERE).


One of our Beehives made cupcakes for our refreshments...

...and we also had candy in the YW value colors.

Everything turned out wonderful, 
and the girls really wowed us with their presentations!




Thursday, November 13, 2014

'Happy Birthday' Sunburst Card



A group of ladies in my area had a 'Christmas in July' craft day,
and invited me to come up with some cards for one of the projects.
(Yes, the craft day was in July.  I'm dreadfully late in posting about it).

Today I'm sharing the 4th card we made.
(click HERE for card #1, HERE for card #2, and HERE for card #3)

Card #4: Happy Birthday
(inspired by THIS CARD



This card was by far the most difficult one for everyone to make.
It took a few times to get it right, but once we did, everyone loved it!

We ended up making 2 of each card, plus a card holder to put them all in.
Everyone had a blast and loved their finished set of cards!


Supplies Used (all are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, All Abloom DSP Stack
Stamps: Sassy Salutations, Endless Birthday Wishes
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Tools: 1-1/2" Circle Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder 




Wednesday, November 12, 2014

'Thinking of You' Card


A group of ladies in my area had a 'Christmas in July' craft day,
and invited me to come up with some cards for one of the projects.
(Yes, the craft day was in July.  I'm dreadfully late in posting about it).

Today I'm sharing the 3rd card we made
(click HERE for card #1, and HERE for card #2).

Card #3: Thinking of You
(inspired by THIS CARD)



Another simple card that packs a punch!


Supplies Used (all are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Strawberry Slush,Whisper White, All Abloom DSP Stack
Stamps: Sassy Salutations, Mixed Bunch
Tools: Pansy Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Flower Petal Punch



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