Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Simple and almost home-made

I am having one heck've a week. How about you? It's Spring Break and the boys are all out of their various forms of school and home. With me.
All day.

We've done some homework and some playing and some science and some arts and crafts and the two oldest have each started a blog. And today is Tuesday. Just....Tuesday.

I have not had any time to myself, as all this together-ness is casuing much upheaval and energy usage. :)

So, I pulled out the class I was saving for April and quickly took some not so wonderful photos, but wanted to get something out here so it's available.

This class is called "simple and almost home-made" because I bought these little cards all pre-made but I decorated them myself with ribbon small stamps and gems and flowers.

The little tote bag/box is a un-decorated wedding favor. I covered it in a (really horrid) pink paper and ribbon and added a gem brad for some bling. You can add the cards to the bag or keep them apart. The paper I have for the tote will be brown and pink and will match the ribbon but it will not be that paper in the picture. (Thank goodness!)

Only 12 sets available for this one.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Class & Teacher Treats

I made my card class a little treat for St Patrick's day, and made a few extra for the boy's teachers and staff. I stuffed each pouch with a bit of tissue and 3 rolos for the "pots of gold".

I stamped my image (with Stayz-on ink) onto pretty gold paper and punched the image out with a label punch. Fastened it with a golden brad. Easy-peasy!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Band of Brothers - Masculine Cards

I worked on cards that I think most card makers have problems designing. I assume this is because the paper craft industry is so female-centered and dominated, the papers and design elements are definitely more feminine.

I searched my paper stash and found a few extra bits to match up with some new papers I just purchased. This first card was dangerously close to becoming too "Americana" since it is both red-white-and blue but also has stars and bars. the first lay-out was too much like a flag. I had to scrap that idea fast!

And the arrows point you in this direction:

The last card isn't quite finished...I want to add some hardware but that requires a trip to the "Home 'Po" so I've posted the card so you can see the basic idea. I'll replace it with a finished picture in a few days.

Hope you are having a super week!