Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mini Monster Gift Boxes

Here today to share these mini projects I put together using some fun stuff I received from Kelly!  I used paper from the Snow Day 6x6 paper pad and stamps from the Monster Mash and Critters in the Arctic stamp sets to make these little guys...

In yesterday's post, I showed part of a piece of paper from Snow Day -- that sheet has cute images that you can cut apart to make some fun tags.  I used small tag dies to die-cut 3 of the designs.  I wanted to decorate them with characters, but the characters needed to be small enough to fit on the tags.  The little monsters from Monster Mash were just the right size, so I thought, "Why not have monsters on holiday projects?" :D  To give two of the monsters their winter look, I used the little hat image from Critters in the Arctic!  I stamped the hats first, then masked them off before stamping the monsters.  Then there was a little fussy cutting and the ol' foam tape.  Simple and fun to make! :o)

Oh!  When I coloured in the monsters' mouths, I left a little uncoloured to give them teeth.  You may have noticed that I gave the little guy on the left a little gap in his teeth. :o)  Hee hee.

On another note, I have to say that I *love* chunky twine on miniature gift boxes. :D

Hope you got a smile here today!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

You Warm My Heart Card

Hello, folks!  Long time no see!  I know things have been quiet here on my blog, but that's not to say that the crafting has stopped! :D  I just get wrapped up in things I'm working on and don't think of blogging, that's all.  You know how it goes, right?

I just got a surprise from Kelly in the mail and am already having some crafty fun with the things she sent!  Thank you so much, Kelly! :o)  Here's the card I made for today's post...

I *love* shades of teal!  And my love for hand-stitching is still going strong! :D
When looking through the Snow Day 6x6 petite paper pack, I was instantly inspired by this adorable heart with a scarf wrapped around it:

I wanted to make a heart embellishment that kind of looked like it, so I die-cut a heart from coaster board and one from a cute red pattern from the paper pad and glued them together.  The coaster board just gives the heart some sturdiness!

To create the scarf, I just cut a strip of fabric, applied some Scor-Tape along the length of it, and folded the sides in.  For the end of the scarf, I used a small strip of Scor-Tape, then attached pieces of embroidery floss to it.  I'm sure liquid glue would work well, too, but Scor-Tape just makes it so easy! :D  It's 6-strand embroidery floss that I stuck down, then I trimmed the pieces to be the same length and unraveled the strands.

All of the patterned papers I used on this card are from Snow Day, and I'll have more to share using that cute paper soon!

Thanks for stopping by today! :D