January 16, 2014

Valentine Owl Treat Bag Tutorial

These little Valentine treat bags are a snap to make.  I made two (one for each of my girls) using Spellbinders die templates and cardstock from my craft stash.  If you don't have the dies it is easy to improvise by cutting shapes out by hand or creating a stencil to trace and cut. 

Supplies & Tools

Pink, green, orange and white cardstock
Sentiment printed on copy paper
(don't forget the candy!)

1. Fold cardstock in half.  Lightly tape the die to the card stock making sure the cut edge of the die overlaps the folded edge of the card stock.  Cut shape with the die cutting machine.
2. Cut heart shapes as follows: From green cardstock cut 2x larger hearts for the wings and 3x small hearts for decoration,  from orange cardstock cut 3x small hearts (one for the beak and two for the legs)
3. Cut two circle shapes from white cardstock for the eyes

4. Adhere a larger heart to either side of the body of the owl.
5. Apply an adhesive strip to the two sides and adhere together.  The only opening will be the top of the owl's head.
6. Finish by embellishing with remainder hearts, adhering buttons for eyes and attaching the sentiment to the toothpick 

Thanks for stopping by.  Watch for more projects later this week!

January 2, 2014

Coffee With A Friend Card

It is not secret that I love coffee - used to be a serious tea drinker in South Africa - but since moving to the States coffee is my bevie of choice.  When JustRite Papercraft came out with this adorable stamp set I was instantly hooked.  First of all I love the cup and flower image to color and secondly that sentiment is right up my ally.  Here are the details of the stamp set that I used:

Great projects from the JustRite design team can be found here:

Have a fabulous day - I am heading into my craft room :)

January 1, 2014

A Dose of Daisy Sunshine for the New Year!

Happy New Year!

I am kicking off the 1st day of January 2014 with a bang of creativity!  Today is the beginning of a new release week at JustRite Papercraft and it is a good one.  I have two cards with brand new stamps and dies to share with you on this first day of a brand new year!

Now I am about to switch gears with something completely different.  This beautiful background stamp and die are so pretty for special occasion cards.  Combined they are soft & delicate which I thought would make a perfect card for Easter.

The JustRite team have all created beautiful projects to keep you inspired...

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Wishing you all a wonderful day and year!  Oh yes I did make one resolution...
Create More! 
Watch this space ;)

Would love to hear yours if you care to share..