Welcome 2013

Happy New Year!

I wanted to share my handcrafted inspirational desk calendar with you. This took a while to make since there was so much detail and so many products used during the process.

Jan cal page 2013

There are twelve themed months on six double-sided calendar panels. Since I love inspirational sentiments as well as seasonal holidays, I incorporated both into this project.

Tools used include:

From Unity Stamp Company:
Welcome To My Life, Iron Orchid Designs
Thoughts of the Heart, Joslyn Nielson

From My Creative Time:
XL Label Die
Inspiring Words and Inspiring Words (Accents)
Just Simply Live
Turn That Frown Upside Down
Bloom Where You Are Planted
Teeny Tags
Floral Sentiments
All Around Everything Accessories

From Jaded Blossom:
Halloween Treats
Winter Candies
Thanksgiving Kisses

Cricut, distress markers and Archival ink, Bazzill cardstock, Prima flowers, EK Success ribbon, punches and rinestones, Karen Foster Design birthstone brads, glitter and stamps.

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Autumn Surprises

We have lots of handcrafted items for Halloween and Thanksgiving with coordinating decor including scrapbooking supplies for the season. Here is an Autumn set of pillow boxes for small favors like Hershey miniature chocolates or small wrapped treats.

Autumn pillow boxes small

Set of four handmade Autumn or Halloween treat pillow boxes. These are great for Thanksgiving or Halloween goodies, Autumn party or school classroom gift favors. They are decorated with an attached pumpkin tag with the sentiment “Wishing you a fall of sweet surprises”. Each include a tied ribbon. They are made with pumpkin print decorative paper. I used 3 Hershey miniature chocolates. Each box is approximately 3.5″ x 2.5″. Tools used include KCO decorative paper, cardstock, Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge, punches, My Creative Time All Around Halloween stamps, ribbon, scoring board, ink, adhesive, Ranger Tim Holtz distress markers in Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint.

We have a Halloween combo bundle set to jump start party and craft projects and it is a super deal (while supplies last). Our Labor Day sale is in full swing. We are offering free shipping for order $50 and over as well.

Halloween Bundle

Have a wonderful relaxing Labor Day.

Spooky favors

Witches Welcome Halloween box

I am ringing in the Autumn with some spooky favor boxes for Halloween. These were fun to make, using some of my favorite scrapbooking supplies. These are handmade Halloween themed favor boxes in the shape of a coffin. These are great for trick or treat goodies or Halloween party gift favors. The top is bright orange Halloween prints with bats and the bottom is solid black cardstock . Each box includes an attached Witches Welcome hat tag embellishment with black tulle. Each box approximately 5.75″ x 3″ x 1.5″. Tools used include cardstock, Karen Foster decorative paper, Cricut Artiste cartridge by Close To My Heart, punches, My Creative Time All Around Halloween stamp, Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade distress marker, ink, scoring board and adhesive.

Happy crafting.

Pirate Party Invite

pirate invite front

Arrrrg… A pirate party invite. This was fun to make. So much so, that I made other party decor to match. This is fitting for a boy’s birthday party or masculine theme. I used striped decorative paper by EK, Cricut Imagine Buccaneer cartridge, adhesive, scoring board, banner stamp from Pink By Design and sentiment from KCO. The inside is a fill in space for party details with matching trim.

Have a wonderful day.

Butterfly Birthday

I have been busy cleaning up the blog. Would love to share more projects here and do some giveaways. Let us know what you would like to see here and what from our shop, you would like to see us give away. Here is a card inspired by my daughter’s 18th birthday.

Festive Happy Birthday handmade card with front sentiment “You bring out the happy in me! Happy Birthday”. The dimensional accents include an embellished butterfly with smiley face and stamped decorative tag. The background image is a glittered floral flourish theme for added accent. Tools used include decorative paper by K&Company, My Creative Time stamp, My Pink Stamper Stamp, Cricut, white gel pen, Art Blanché ribbon, cardstock, ink, gems, and adhesive. The base cardstock is high quality 98 lb. heavyweight cardstock with a sheen finish, with a white frost envelope of the same quality. Cardstock was hand cut and scored using a paper trimmer and scoring board. Card measures approx 5.5″x4.25″.

This one was fun to make as she will soon fly away to college.