Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Decorated Note Pads

It's hump day!! I'm back sharing another group of items for my upcoming craft fair I'm attending. While I was searching pinterest for craft fairs items, I came across these little notepads that Angie Juda put together. LINK. I thought they were super cute and look easy to put together. Plus I knew that I had all the supplies I needed to make them right away. She uses coaster boards for her notebooks. I didn't have any of that but I found a bunch of card board that I had saved from My Paper Pumpkin boxes. This is one of those times, something useless I saved was turned into a project! :) The white note books were also items that I bought a while ago but never did anything with.

Originally I was going to use DSP from different packs but then as I was looking through the Share What You Love DSP stack, I found so many that I wanted to use, that I just stuck with the paper from this pack. I also like this paper because it's a little thicker than the regular DSP.

The front and back of the notepads use different paper. That's the fun thing about Stampin' Up! DSP, the 2 sides have different designs but coordinate so well together. I had a ton of binder clips at home that I have gotten from work so I dressed them up with the DSP as well. I added some coordinating ribbon (some of the notepads use retired ribbon) and a sweet little flower blossom.

If you notice, the flower blossom above isn't one of the colors you receive. I didn't like how any of the colors matched this particular DSP so I colored the Petal Pink flower with my Blackberry Bliss blends marker. Fun right!

Here is a look at the rest of the notepads I put together.

Aren't they so cute!! I think I'm going to take one of these to have at my desk at work. Maybe it will make my day more exciting to write some notes on a cute note pad!! :)

What do you think? Which one is your favorite??

Monday, February 18, 2019

Happy Home - Wall Decor

It's Monday again, just like that! Why do the weekends have to go by so quickly! I want more time to be lazy with the kids, haha! And I want more craft time!! I found some time yesterday to run downstairs and get crafty. I am doing a craft fair at a local brewery at the end of March so I want to have some items besides cards to sell. I've had this wood piece from Michael's for months now and haven't done anything with it. I knew I wanted to make a decor piece but I wasn't sure what I was going to do. I was feeling inspired yesterday and came up with this happy Home piece. How cute is it??

I used the Large Letter Framelits, Well Written Framelits, Be Mine Framelits and Tin Tile embossing folder. After looking back at this, I realized I did no stamping on it. But that's ok. It was fun using all of the different dies from the Well Written framelits. The little butterfly, bird and leaves are just adorable. And really once I figured out what elements I wanted to use, it didn't take that long to put together. Now I'm going to have to see if Michael's has these boards in other wood styles so I can make another one with different colors.

And now I'll show you a bunch of close ups of the project.

The little flowers have Happiness Blooms enamel dots as their centers. These enamel dots come in such fun colors!

Here you can see the embossing on the heart. The little bird also has a Happiness Blooms enamel dot for his eye.

After I die cut the heart, I added a Heart Epoxy droplet for a little shine. The butterflies have pearls in the center of their bodies.

What do you think? Have you guys made projects with only die cuts and no stamping? What have you done with the Well Said bundle?

Share your projects with me! I'd love to see them.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Well Wishes Thanks

Happy Friday!! It's the end of the week and I'm ready to get lazy and relax for a bit. We had a superbowl party last weekend so we were doing lots of cleaning to get the house looking somewhat decent. So I'm not feeling like doing any of that again this weekend. Actually what really needs to be cleaned/organized is my craft area. But that just seems like way too much of an undertaking and I'm not sure I'm in the mood for that. I'll probably just try to craft and make a bigger mess down there, ha!

Today's card using the new Well Said bundle. This bundle is a little pricier than others but I think it's well worth it. The script fonts in the dies are super fun and there are a ton of stamps in the set. The first thing I did was die cut several "thanks" words in white card stock. To make them easier to glue to the card stock, I put White card stock on the multipurpose adhesive sheets and then cut out the word thanks. This way all I had to do was peel off the back and glue them to the card. Much easier and less messy!

Originally, I planned to just leave the background white but it just seemed too plain to me. I wanted to do a light water color wash but again that just wasn't working either. So after some playing around, I ended up with this water color splatter background. I really like how it came out. Except I think this would work much better for a birthday card, at least to me I think it does. But since I already had all those "thanks" words die cut, I just continued on and finished the card.

After I glued all of the thanks on to the card, I stamped and embossed the "sending your way" in white on Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana card stock. The full sentiment is "sending healing thoughts your way" but I just cut out the words I wanted. That's a fun little trick to keep in mind when adding sentiments to your cards.

The final touches to the card are a strip of Glimmer paper, some Silver mini sequin trim and Silver's baker's twine.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. Have a great weekend!