Saturday, August 29, 2009

Corset card birthday set

I just wanted to share this while I had a chance to hop on the computer for a second. School has barely started and both of my kiddos are sick with a virus. It's not as bad as it could be. Some kids get a very high fever and can't eat or drink anything because their throats are so sore. So far a mild fever and they still seem to eat whatever they want to eat.

I made a quick little gift set that went very well with the latest Caardvarks challenge which was to use hot pink, black and white in your card creation. So I converted a pdf I had of an elegant shoe or a witch shoe (whatever you want to use it for) and turned it into an svg that I could size and cut out on the Cricut. The pdf files for this sure can be found on Ellen Hutson's Simple Dreams blog. She has an awesome blog and awesome creations as well. Check her blog out! The card was also a pdf I made so it would cut out on my Cricut and made the card an A6 size. The corset pdf can be found at the Time for Crafting e-Mag. Your should see all the templates and patterns they have there!! Lots and lots! I then put in some eyelets and laced the ribbon on through. You can adjust how much tying and untying you want to do on the card. The inside sentiment was cut on the Cricut also! The shoe will make a great little gift box. I am thinking of some yummy chocolates and maybe a Victoria's Secret gift card to make it the perfect gift for a BFF's birthday or for a bridal shower. There are so many possibilities!  



If you would like the svg or scal files for the corset card, please click on the links below.


 Corset Card SVG          Corset Card SCAL



 




Well that's it for now. I have antsy squirmy children bustling about. Have a great rest of the weekend and a super week ahead! I can't believe it's going to be September already!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tomorrow is the first day...

...of Kindergarten for my son! I can't believe that he is a Kindergartner already. Time flies by so fast. I handed out my teacher gifts today along with a the "kajillion" school supplies we have to buy. We had our meet and greet at school today for my so and for my daughters preschool. She starts preschool on Wednesday. The what to do with my free day...hmmm.

So here are some pictures of some of the gifts I gave the teachers today.

The first is a petal box that I made that holds 12 3 x 3 square cards. I made an svg of the petal box so I could cut it out on my Cricut. You can find the file here. The designer papers are Stampin' Up. The little owl card is from the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge. The sized the box so that it would be a little larger than 3.25 inches (which is the size of the square envelopes). The paper bow I made is from a very easy to follow tutorial on Split Coast Stampers. Here is the link.







The next gift I made is a square diver box from The Cutting Cafe. The barrel and little apples are from the Doodle Charms Cricut Cartridge. I filled the inside with all sorts of desk supplies that I hope the teachers can use.








I am also a bit late in posting my latest creation for the Basic Grey Challenges blog. Every two weeks a new challenge is posted. The challenges are posted every Saturday and this weeks challenge was the use the following color scheme.


I decided I wasn't going to make a card and thought I'd make a box instead. I used the cupcake box template that I got from The Cutting Cafe (my favorite store to shop at...) to create it. I used BG Bittersweet papers and embellishments.


I am saving this box for another time to give to a teacher. I'm thinking Valentine's Day might be good. But please check out Basic Grey Challenges and play along. It's quite fun!

Well I need to catch some Zzzzzzz's. I want to be bright eyed and super happy and positive tomorrow for my son's first day of Kindergarten. Which reminds me I need to get the camera right now. Tomorrow will definitely be a scrapping moment if there ever was one.

Have a great rest of the week everyone!!
Kristen

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Some more teacher gifts

I have been busy the last few days making some teacher gifts for a friend of mine in Texas. She emails me what she wants and I make up a few things, take some pictures of them, and email them back to her, and then she gives the thumbs up. I am getting to know her style more and more, so making things for her is getting easier. She also needed some tags for gifts that she will give in the future so I will show them to you all too.

The teacher gifts are a set of 6 cards that fit inside this wonderful greeting card folder from The Cutting Cafe. I made three of these. The monograms ("B" and "S") are also from The Cutting Cafe. The papers I used for these is Stampin' Up. The owl is from the Wild Card cartridge by Cricut.

Set 1



See the little pocket to fit some stamps inside and a pen or pencil fits easily inside too.



Set 2




Set 3




Here are the petal tags I made for her. They are called petal envelopes and I made the into an svg file so I could cut it on the Cricut using SCAL. All of them are shown opened up. There is one down in the bottom right corner that is closed up the way it would be for a tag. I punch a hole through the upper right corner and then put an eyelet on the top layer only. Then I ran a piece of ribbon or cording through it so it can be tied onto a gift bag or present. Here is the link for the Petal Card SVG.



Here are the tags.


That's all for now. I need to make some more teacher presents for my kiddos' teachers. I have some time. They don't start school until the 25th.

Have a great week!
Kristen

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Basic Grey Challenges is back!

The Basic Grey Challenges blog is back and better than ever. They have some awesome blog candy that is being given away. The deadline to entire is Friday August 21st 10:00PM (GMT). So head on over and add your name to Mr Linky at the bottom of the post.

So out first challenge of the new and improve blog is a sketch challenge. A new change is that the the challenges will be every two weeks. With that said, the wonderful sketch for this challenge created by design team member Tara G. She is wonderfully talented and check out the DT's creations as well. Here is the sketch and a couple cards I made using Tara G's wonderful sketch.




I used Marrakech papers on this card. The tree house is an svg file I found and cut out on my Cricut using SCAL. I need to figure out who made this file so I can give them credit here for helping me create this fun card.


I used Lime Ricky papers and embellishments on my cupcake parade card. The cupcakes are from The Cutting Cafe. My favorite online store!


Another card I made was for the latest Cuttlebug Challenges Blogspot. The challenge was to make a card using some really awesome printable stamps made by Mlammare Designs. Maggie Lamarre who designed the stamps was so gracious to send out her stamps for free if you posted your email address in the comments section on the blog. Here is the card I made using her birthday stamp. I also used my Swiss Dots embossing folder and a little Cuttlebug frog die cut had.





Well that's all for today! I hope that everyone has a great week ahead!

Kristen

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Funky baby gift

So I was inspired by a friend of mine who I always thought was very hip and "artsy" to make a fun a funky baby shower gift for her. I can't make it to the shower but I thought I would send this to her (along with a few other goodies). I hope she thinks it's "cool"!


I used Basic Grey Granola papers, buttons, and glazed brads for this project. I used 4 different ribbons and fibers to wrap around the box and tie loosely into a bow on top. I want her to be able to untie with out too much fuss. The box is the Cupcake Box template from my favorite online store, The Cutting Cafe. On the circular metal tag I used a rub-on sentiment.



This is a closeup of a wire flower I made to put on top of the box. I have 2 pieces of wire attached to it that will wrap around the bow and will just come right up without too much fuss. Then I attached another button to the backside so you can't see the jumbled wire mess I made. But I think it is the coolest thing on the entire box!


This is the onesie that will go inside the box.

This is a closeup of the stamped image I used and ironed onto the onesie. I also crosstiched around the edge so it should stay put. The stamp is from the Scribbled and Scripted clear stamp set from Autumn Leaves. The iron technique is one I got from Taylored Expressions. It really is a great tutorial on how to add a personal touch to a baby onesie.


Well that's all for now! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

Kristen