8/15/10

Crafting & Grommets

 I've been on a crafting binge and recently received my Kreate-a-bag & Kreate-a-lope kits, thrown in the binge is a mix of cardstock and colorbox chalk ink, gel pens, craft magazines.  I am constantly in awe at the cards & scrapbooking projects on crafty blogs and took stock of the crafty paraphernalia they use to make beautiful items.


I am so behind on greeting cards with birthdays & graduations having came and long gone, I plan to send them anyway... I'm sure they don't mind that I'm a day late and a dollar short... snickering.   Cardmaking is truly time consuming, I think I spend more time staring at my supplies than making the project, however I am making every attempt to create cards that will be more appreciated than the store bought ones.  Also, I am finally using my cricut expression and enjoy making cards to my hearts content.




Although my  technique is still in infancy, I am determined to create beautiful cards. I have been stalking... well more like drooling over the beautiful cards created by these crafty bloggers...

Amazing Paper GraceA Place for my Cards, Created from Paper, and of course YouTube.
Here are a few that I attempted... For friend who could use a pick-me upper...


Graduation...
Materials:  Can't remember...lol, but am always amazed at other craft blogs that meticulously list all the items they use... I made notes of the materials below though.



Materials:

DCWV Cardstock (@ Target)
Butterfly & Rose (@ SVG Cuts)
Fonts: (Cricut using SCAL)
Fiskars Border Punch (@ Tuesday Morning)
Also looking for baskets for my embroidered towel sets is a total pain.  So I decided gift bags would work better and loving the idea of making bags appropriate for my towel sets as well as for my body care sets.    Eventually, I will learn to make gift boxes too...lol



Materials:

- Floral Contact paper (@ .99 store)
- Bronze Brads (@ Tuesday Morning)
- Pink Ribbon  (@ Family Dollar)
- Colorbox Chalk Ink  (@ Dinglefoot's Scrapbooking)
- Inkadinkado Font Clear Rubber Stamps (@ Joanns)
- My all time favorite adhesive... hot glue.
     

Signing off with this pic... workings of another B5147 for the B5147 Dress Sew-Along

6 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Okay I have got to know what you are doing with the grommets!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

These are Beautiful cards.

Monique said...

I think your cards look very nice!

Cas... said...

Welcome to the world of papercrafts! I've taken a break personally. But I'm looking forward to getting back!

Michelle said...

Great cards! I haven't gotten into papercrafts because, well, I don't have any more room for any new crafts!!

Angela said...

Ooo... very nice cards! Hehehe.. when I make cards... I have stuff sprawled out everywhere. Wait, then again so is my sewing! Oh boy!