Monday, November 28, 2011

Card Packs

Here is one of the many things I have been working on before Christmas comes...Christmas card packs! I have included 4 cards in each set: a birthday card, a thank you card, a get well soon card, and a neutral card that can be used for whatever occasion comes along!

 These next to I actually have made similar cards of before...I figured it would be easier to add a few I have made in the past so I didn't have to create 4 brand new ideas. The one with the crab has the stamp "Snappy Birthday" inside.

 These are the finished products! Sorry the picture quality is bad!

Saturday, November 19, 2011


So last year during Christmas time I saw a video from My Pink Stamper about how to make your own glitter ornaments. I decided to make some which turned out awesome! I ended up buying way more glitter and glitter it glue then I really needed so I figured I could try to use it up by making some more this year. I decided to do it a little different this year by making them smaller and I also used chunky glitter instead of fine glitter. Once again they turned out great!

 These are all the supplies I used. Beacon Adhesives makes this awesome water based glue called Glitter-It. I used that along with glitter, clear glass ornaments and a old plastic cup to empty the glue into.

Steps for making them:
1. Make sure the ornaments you are using are clean and dry inside or else the glue and glitter will not coat right.
2. Take off the hanger of the ornament
3. Pour about 1/2 tablespoon amount into your ornament and slowly tilt your ornament so the glue coats the whole inside. When the inside is fully coated you will need to slowly empty the glue into your cup. (While you are doing this make sure you coat the opening of the ornament by turning the ornament slowly like you did above)
4. If the ornament you are using is big enough you can put your ornament into the cup and it will drain by itself. If it is not big enough you can just hold your ornament until all the excess glue drips out of it. 
5. After the excess glue drips out you are ready to put the glitter into your ornament! Put enough glitter into the opening of your ornament so you have enough to coat the inside. Do the same thing as you did above when you are coating with the glue. Slowly turn the ornament so the glitter coats the inside.
6. After you are done with the glitter simply dump the excess out onto a piece of folded paper to recycle your glitter and put the hanger back onto your ornament. No need to let it dry!

Here are my finished products!

This one is my favorite!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

37 Days Until Christmas!

I haven't had much time in the past few days to really do anything. For my education classes we had to go to a diversity placement for the whole week this week. I had a lot of fun but I am also excited to get back into the swing of things because I am absolutely exhausted! I did manage to make two cards with my Cricut this week though which I was pretty excited about since its starting to get close to Christmas again! So here are the cards I made....for both of them I used my new Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge that I got last year for Christmas but I never had the chance to use until this year!

 Also my boyfriend Adam had his birthday today so we went out to eat for hibachi and sushi! It was delicious! This is the card I made for him...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Early Christmas Cards

So I know its a little bit early to even think about Christmas since its not even Thanksgiving yet but I was really in the mood to make a Christmas card the other day! So here it is...its simple but has just the right amount of detail I was looking for. Keep checking back for more Christmas cards to come soon!

I made this card using ribbon and paper from Michaels, the stamp is from one of the Christmas stamp sets from My Pink Stamper, and I used a snowflake Cuttlebug folder to make the snowflakes.