Saturday, December 11, 2010

Gift Card Holders

Gift cards, everyone love getting them! Here is a way to make them more personal and they can be used over and over again.

Chip board sheets
Scraps of paper
Glue Dots

Ink the edge of the chip board. This will give a pretty edge. (in photo 4 x 6 1/2 chip board sheets that were trimmed in gold)

Cut paper to the size of your chip board. Use adhesive to attache paper to chip board. Cut another piece of paper 1/2" larger then your Gift Card and place on chip board sheet.

Embellish according to your event/theme

Use the Glue Dots to adhere the Gift Card to the holder. Using the Glue Dots will allow the Gift Card to be removed without damaging the holder. This also allows for the holder to be used again.

Showing Birthday and Christmas Gift Card Holders.

Scraps - Scraps - Scraps

Scraps , we all have them and want to keep them for use later. A photo box (shoebox) is a great way house scraps but when scraps are from a paper pack I want to keep them together. Try this tip to keep like papers together.

Take a page protector (12x12, 8x8, 6x6) the size of your paper pack and trim off the side with holes. Then place scraps inside. The page protector will now fit inside the paper pack and you can find your matching scraps in a minute.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Card

Happy Thanksgiving to all! I am thankful for many things but Family and Friends are at the top of the list!!!!

Here is this years Thanksgiving card, and hopefully they did better in the mail this year. Last year we had some envelop issues.

I used the Cricut Thanksgiving Seasonal cartridge to make the Pilgrim Hat. The inside was stamped and embossed with gold powder.

Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Card

Halloween Card. Used Jasmine cartridge to cut out the "Boo". When adding quotes to cards -Avery (or store brand) Business cards are the perfect size. Great for one card or multiple. Use MS Word - tools - envelopes/label. This will give you the ability to choose different fonts and colors. Once you are done just click to print.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy Halloween

With Halloween just a couple of weeks away I decided to add some embelishments to my pumkins.

Black shinny vinyl

Cricut Wild Card cartridge


Speed 3 medium

Pressure 3 medium

Blade 3 medium

*These setting will cut throught the vinyl but not completely throught the backing.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sushi Anyone

Sushi - it's not just for dinner.

Let me start from the beginning. One day I was out to dinner with my friend Melissa eating Sushi. When our plates arrived green plastic grass was sticking out of the wasabi. That is not new it is always served that way. Then,Melissa says "save that, it would be good for scraping". Now you have to understand Melissa does not scrap, has no desire to scrap and used to make fun of me for scrapping. (that was before I started her an album) So from then on whenever we eat Sushi the grass goes home with me. Advise you wash it to remove any Sushi/wasabi that may linger.

Here is a Easter layout by Kelli Gordon where she used Sushi grass.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Vacation Tips

This week I am at Hilton Head Island and already getting ideas for scrapping this trip. Stopped at the Carolina Girl Cupcake shop after our bike ride, picked up a business card. This will go great with the photo of us eating out cupcakes. So remember wherever you go pick up a business card, post card or brochure.

See ya soon.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pants Hangers Layout Holder

Before we get to the new project - just let me say the commercial with the Pig - wee wee weeing all the way home is a hoot. I you have not seen it you are in for a treat.

Back to the project. Can not talk credit for the idea, saw it on a massage board. Thought it was cute and wanted to share. Hanging in my cube at work, easy access to change layouts.

1- Start with a pants or skirt hanger. (skirt hangers are longer) The one I used is from IKEA and was already painted black.

2- Paint it any color you choose.

3- Add embellishments - I added ribbon and embellished with red stickels.

4 - Used 8x8 page holder, places the end with the holes in between the hanger.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Organizing Essentials Creative Cut Center

Been looking for the perfect piece to add to my scrap room and found it last week. Well actually Kelli found it and shared with me! It weighted about 100 lbs, has pieces A to X and I could have used an extra pair of hands putting it together but it was worth all the time and energy. (purchased at Jo-Ann's, see link)

Fold down shelf on one side
Added paper towel holder on the other side using 3M Command Strips.

Come with hooks on both sides. One side has hangs Cricut cutting mats and the other Creative Memories cutter sizing templates.