Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hawaiian Origami Shirt



I am definitely into the beach/tropical/Hawaiian theme this year. I made the flip flop birthday cards for all the 'girls' on my list & I made these adorable Hawaiian shirt birthday cards for all the 'boys' on my list.


The origami shirts are very easy to make. I followed Cambria's tutorial:




The shirts can be made with any pattern paper. They would also be cute in striped or solid paper with a necktie. How about for Father's Day?!?


I used flower brads for buttons. Some of the shirts have pink ones, some yellow ones, & some green ones. Happy Birthday is embossed in green on the inside. As I like my envelopes to coordinate with my cards, I stamped a flower on the front & on the back flap. The flower on the front I did in yellow and the one on the back in pink. I used pencils to color them in.
Thanks for stopping in...happy crafting.


Lisa

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Engagement Slider Card



The double slider cards are beautiful & a true gift to give. They can be time consuming to make, but the end result is worth it.

This is one that I made for a friend's engagement. The print paper is from the Disney collection. (I love any shade in the purple family!) It is hard to tell in the picture, but the flowers have glitter on them and the largest pink heart has lace around it. I used red line tape to adhere the lace to the cardstock. The hearts & champagne glasses were made with my Sizzix dies. The glasses were cut from metallic silver cardstock and I put stickles along the top to make it look like bubbles. The hearts & glasses are attached with pop dots. I also used a silver marker to trace around the edges. For the personalized hearts, I first printed the wording in purple on matte silver cardstock and then cut the hearts. The ribbon around the matching envelope is sparkly/iridescent. The card can slide right into the matching envelope without untying the ribbon.
Lisa

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Crop-a-dile

The best craft purchase I have made in the past six months is definitely the Crop-a-dile. I got it around Christmastime and I have become an eyelet addict ever since! It is so easy to use. And truly silent. You can set small and large eyelets with it.

At first sight I was intimidated by it--I thought it looked heavy and bulky. Boy, was I wrong. As soon as it was demoed for me, I was hooked.

You can purchase it either by itself or with a matching case that also comes with quite a selection of eyelets. If you go to crops, stamp camps, etc., it is definitely worth getting the carry/storage case.

The toughest part is deciding whether to purchase it in pink or lime green. I got pink because that was the only color in stock at the time. Lucky for me--I hate having to make those difficult decisions!

Happy crafting, Lisa

Monday, April 21, 2008

Flip Flop Birthday Card



I made this adorable Flip Flop birthday card for all my 'girl' friends & relatives. The pink ribbon, eyelets, rhinestone brads, & flowers are all from Michaels. I found the Happy Birthday ribbon on E-bay. The flower stamp is a Judith stick (http://stampsbyjudith.com/). This was a fun & easy card to make. Following is the link for the flip flop template http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk49/lisa808/flipfloptemplate.jpg
If you have any trouble with the template link, please leave a comment with your E-mail address & I will send it directly to you.
Lisa

My 1st post!


Hello everyone. This is my first posting. I thought I would start my own blog and begin sharing my work since I am always browsing everyone else's blogs. I hope you like my take on the Apron Card. It is an adorable way to give someone a recipe. You can check-out the original tutorial here: http://zanynotcrazy.blogspot.com/search/label/tutorial.