Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More Birdhouses

Hi Everyone

Back today with a couple more cards for A Scrap N Place.  Once again I am using the Memory Box die 'Birhouse Village'.




These dies are such fun to play with, I loved mixing and matching the papers for the houses (Bo Bunny 'Primrose'.)  Here are a couple of close-ups.


 I used an embossing folder on the background and cut the grass strip with scissors.


The branch on this card is also a Memory Box die, the flowers are punched using a Marvy punch and the sentiment is a stamp from Stampin' Up.

Thanks Terri for having me over at your blog today, and thank you for stopping by to check out my projects.

Michelle

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thanks Berry Much

Hi Everyone

Here is my project today for A Scrap N Place, as always thanks for having me Terri.  I actually made this project using my Silhouette Cameo, but there are plenty of templates for this that you can cut by hand if you do a search on the internet.



These are great little favors to make, and with the Cameo you are able to re-size them to fit different types of goodies inside.  These are a bit on the larger size so that they can hold a Ferrero Rocher chocolate.



After I cut out the template I ran it though the 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder.  I threaded green embroidery floss through the holes and tied it together, place the leaf on top and then the little label (the sentiment is computer generated, and punched out with the tiny tag punch from Stampin' Up.)



Thanks 'berry much' for stopping by today.

Michelle

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happy 'Bird Day' (and a couple of extras)

Hi Everyone

Well after a long absence I am finally back to crafting - breaking both of your arms can seriously put a 'kink' in your crafting ability!

This is my first post back as designer for A Scrap N Place, and so I thought that I would spoil Terri with 3 projects!  My first is a very simple birthday card using the new Memory Box die 'Birdhouse Village'.


How cute are those little houses?  The paper I used is from BoBunny called 'Primrose'.

I love the colours in this paper, so I got a little carried away and made two more projects with it.


These little treat holders are made using the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board.  I took at 5" square sheet of paper, punched and scored it at 2.5" on all four sides - just fold, stick in place, and there you have it.  I just added a couple of butterflies (Martha Stewart punch) and a little bling.


The second treat holder I secured with a bow (also made using the punch board) on a 'belly band'.




These are so simple to make, a quick search on Pinterest will lead you to a ton of tutorials that will have you making these up in no time at all.

See you next time.

Michelle

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sing Out Loud (and a quick update)

Hi Everyone

My quick update is that 2 weeks ago I broke both my arms from falling off my bike (wish I could tell you it was something more exciting ;) )  As you can imagine this has put all crafting on hold for a few more weeks.  Fortunately I had already made my projects for Terri over at A Scrap N Place, so she is very kindly photographing my projects and posting them on her blog - thanks soooo much Terri.

Here is my first project.


For more details please check out A Scrap N Place.

Michelle

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Little 'Love Convict' Card (A Scrap N Place)

Hi Everyone

Thanks Terri for having me over at A Scrap N Place as guest designer today.  I have another card today using the Bo Bunny 'Love Letters' paper and one of the Prima dolls.  When I finished paper piecing this doll, I thought that she looked like she had a convicts outfit on, hence the project name.



 The sentiments down the side of the card are  from the 'Love Letter' sticker sheet.






Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project today.  See you next time.

Michelle

Friday, January 30, 2015

Family Scrabble Wall Art

Hi Everyone

Today I have another home decor project to share with you - this one I actually did last year but never shared it on my blog.



These are actually 6x6 canvases, the letters are cut out with vinyl (using the Silhouette Cameo)  I used grey acrylic paint to highlight the letters where our name intersected.  This really was a very simple project to make, the only difficulties came when my husband (with his OCD tendencies!) had to hang them STRAIGHT.

Quite pleased with how it turned out, I think I may try to add some photos to canvas to add to this arrangement.

See you next time.

Michelle

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happily Ever After (A Scrap N Place)

Hi Everyone

Today I am guest designer over at A Scrap N Place - thank you Terri for having me.  Today I have a very special card using both a Julie Nutting Prima Doll and the Jeremiah guy stamp from C Thru The Woods.  I had the idea in my head for a cute couple sitting at a soda fountain sharing one drink with two straws.  This is what I came up with.




I used a file from the Silhouette online store to cut out the awning and shop front, then used a wood-grain washi tape to finish it off.  Here is a look at the inside.




I used 'Love Letters' paper and stickers from Bo Bunny for the background and sentiment.  The root beer float is also a file from the silhouette store cut using my Cameo.





I used a piece of acetate to make the widow, and cut the word 'Cafe' from some frosted vinyl.



I love how this card turned out, and whilst I made it with Valentines in mind, this would also make a great engagement or anniversary card.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Michelle