May 23, 2013

Summer Watermelon Tag Card

Hello Y' all. I am so ready for summer.  I'm ready to relax. I use the term relax loosely, it's more like a different kind of work that I will be doing, but sometimes just a change in schedule can feel very relaxing. I'm looking forward to having my son home, and getting to spend more time with both of my kiddos. I'm also looking forward to spending more time in my craft space without feeling guilty, as spending time crafting when I should be teaching/homeschooling doesn't have quite the same feel. : p 
I thought I would share a card that I created with that summer feeling in mind. It just cheers my day. :)
 I apologize for the poor picture, I took this with my old point and shoot camera, Uck! I would rather take a pic with my Canon any day. 
I made this card for a friend of mine, can you guess her name? ;) 
The watermelon tag is of course a FREE PRINTABLE! I scored this pretty tag from the Sweetly Scrapped blog. If you would like to print one for yourself stop on over for a visit, she has lots of pretty free goodies. 
I mounted the tag to red checker paper from My Minds Eye, it reminds me of a summer picnic. The raspberry dimensional sticker is something I picked up from a dollar bin at Micheal's. 

It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but the green gingham print is actually fabric. The fabric added a nice homemade touch to the card. I hope you enjoy your day, and are inspired by your visit. Thank you for stopping by, 
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May 1, 2013

Mother's Day Goodies

Hello, may I ask a question? Where did the month of April go? It seemed to just whiz by! And now we're into the month of May. With that being said, I realized that Mother's Day is fast approaching. Next Sunday to be exact! So I decided to get right to work creating some fun printable Mother's Day gift tags. 

After designing the tags, I chose to use one as a card base for my very own dear mom. 

Here's what I did to create this card:
1. distress edges of tag and card using Close to my heart basics ink in slate and chocolate. 
2. using viva's glass effect pen draw over the Mom sentiment. 
3. Stamp family history sentiment onto a precut banner. ( MME indie chic)
4. machine stitch around the tag, and banner. 
5. adhere doilies and tag to card base
6. stamp medallions on tag ( MME indie chic)
7. adhere flourish stickers
8. using a hot glue gun adhere the fabric flower
9. glue the family history banner just under the fabric flower
10. fussy cut woman image from 2nd tag
11.  adhere the fussy cut woman over the corresponding image using dimensional foam tape.

In this close up you can see the machine stitching and the raised effect that fussy cutting the woman gives. 
I hope this inspires you to try your hand at paper creations using free printables. 

To access The free retro mom printable tag click HERE.

I hope that you enjoy your Mother's Day celebrations, honoring the woman that God has chosen for you, 
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