Tuesday, March 27, 2012

welcome baby

this card was an official welcome to my gorgeous neice, who was born on 12/11/12. her name is kylie caroline & she is seriously one of the cutest babies. i might just need to get permission from her mom & dad and put up a picture. being an aunt is just so exciting already! i can't wait to spoil her & my nephew (born 3 months earlier!!!)

i told you i would just go crazy with my new purchase of basicgrey's sweet threads collection.... i haven't made anything without it since i got it over a month ago.... it's just so fun!

i have had that ric rac for ages, and it pretty much went with the pink in the cardstock like they were made for each other.... & seeing how it was a baby GIRL card, it was the per-fect accent. i weaved the ribbon & adhered to the back of my solid pieces of cardstock & then stuck them onto the card base. i used Paper Smooches Word Up & Word Salad to make the sentiment, & embossed in white for a little pop. the flower & leaves are from sweet threads, and i just stuck some foam tape on the back of the flower for a little dimension. and voila, a cute girly card!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

paper crafting without paper

A few months ago i saw an AWESOME wreath on pinterest (yes, i  have been sucked in by all it's glory), and finally got around to making it. now, this would be totally easier if you have a cutting machine of some sort (big shot, cricut,e tc) but i have not invested in one yet. :) but this can definitely be done without.

here's the original inspiration:

and here's mine:

you can visit the source here for instructions on how to do it.

 i used about 1 1/2 yards of canvas. don't be afraid to use more than just one color!!! you could use lots of pastels for an easter wreath or maybe some fall shades for a seasonal wreath later in the year. this really only took a few hours (and most of that was tracing & cutting out the circles by hand) & it looks so fresh & simple on our front door.

thanks for stopping by!