Friday, February 26, 2010

Mini Milk Cartons

I must say I just LOVE these little things. They're great for small gifts and treats. I have made a bunch for an upcoming boutique and am working on embellishing them. Below is just a few of my newest creations.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hairbow Holder

I've seen these around and have wanted to make one for a while and finally got the chance. It was super quick, cheap, and easy to make. I bought a 7"x9" plaque from Joann's with my 40% off coupon so the wood was $1.79.

Step 1: I painted it Burnt Umber (2 coats).

Step 2: Cut 3-4 pieces of ribbon 20" long and measure another ribbon for the hanger at the top.
Step 3: Cut felt to size of the back of the plaque. This helps in attaching the ribbon and keeps the ribbon holder from scuffing the wall. Then hot glue ribbon onto felt.
Step 4: Cut letters out with cricut and run them through sizzix to emboss with polka dots (or use any lettering you have). Place letter where you want them. Do not adhere yet.
Step 5: Add embellishments. I used rubons. They were super quick, easy and no mess. I added a couple of extra flowers after the main embellishement to finish it off.

Step 6: Cover entire board with Modge Podge and adhere letters. Let it dry.
Step 7: Generously cover the entire board with a second coat of Modge Podge. This will seal the wood and the embellishments. Let it dry. If you are impatient like I am...use a blow dryer on cool to speed up the drying process between coats.

Step 8: Hot glue felt backing onto back of plaque ribbon side in to hide the ends.

It will look like this:

Step 9: Turn bottom of ribbon under twice hot glueing them both times to finish of the ends.

Voila!!! Ready for bows!
Step 10: Hang on the wall (I need a good nail...maybe tomorrow) and add bows.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Club Spots Still Available!

I still have two spots available for my club this year. You will need to commit to purchase at least $20 worth of product a month (before tax/shipping). Then you get to make a 12 x 12 spread, a card, and occasionally a 3-D project every month at no extra cost to you. This is a great way to build your supplies or start collecting supplies if you're just getting started. You will also have a 12x12 album completed at the end of the year and have greeting cards to give throught the year. If you are interested contact me for more information. I have May and June available for hostess months.


What: Make 10 cards, 2 each of 5 designs (except baby, 1 of each boy/girl) including envelopes.
Cost: $15
RSVP and Pre-pay by Saturday March 6th
Where: My house
When: TBA (either Tuesday March 9th or Friday March 12. What do you think?)
Time: 6:30 pm

Invite a friend...receive a FREE GIFT.
This will be a girls night of fun, food, and prizes! You won't want to miss out!

I will have extra greetings on hand so you can customize your cards to fit your needs.

February Club Projects

I found this fun tutorial here and changed up the theme to work for this month. Check out the tutorial to assemble your surprise pop-up card.

TIP: Use mini glue dots to adhere smaller hearts.

January Club Projects

TIP: Use a glue pen to adhere snowflakes to the page.

  • To learn how to fold the mini milk carton check out the tutorial found here.
    You will only need to read from step 8 and down since the milk carton in die cut for you.
  • Then put adhesive on your ribbon and wrap it around your milk carton starting and ending at a corner.
  • Then stick heart and saying on with mini glue dots and add clip to the top.

  • Adhere perfect plum and pretty in pink cardstock to the old olive base as shown below.
  • Tie pink ribbon around card front sliding it through hole on the left.
  • Adhere Designer Series Paper to large heart then adhere heart to card front slightly to the right using mini glue dots.
  • Adhere small heart to large heart using mini glue dots.