Friday, June 9, 2017

June 2017 " Craft & Crop" at the Bird House

Here are the pages for this months. Sorry I am so late, I had two graduations, Family down to visit, Dentist appointments, Job interviews and life happening all around me.
But now that that is over,

This is a sweet couple of pages and I love the verses and quotes that I found to top them off. 

I use these flower patterns a lot they are so pretty!

Sorry the focus was bad on this one. but you get the idea.

This is our craft for tomorrow, When you come and make this album, you will receive enough Graphic 45 Precious Memories paper to complete this album. Those of you  who know Graphic 45 know what beautiful paper they create. I love most every collection they sell. Here is what the cover looks like. You don't have to make yours like mine, You take your paper and do your own thing!

 Here is another view

 The inside cover I cut two lines in the paper and added little cards. I love this page

 On the right is a side pocket with a little folded card and I made two bands on the pocket to fit little cards in.

 On the right is a blue checked pocket open at the right side and I placed a black card in it so you could see. and then I put a large card from the collection but made a pocket out of it too the top is open and a card placed there.

 Here is some more of the ways you can use the cards and paper to decorate.

 On the left I created a pocket at the bottom and flap at the top to resemble an envelope. I used a ribbon to hold it shut.

Here you can see it opened and it has one of the sweet cards cut from this collection.

 On the left is a band and a flap made form the pretty paper. On the right I created a waterfalls section and used the cards to decorate the flaps.

Here is the under card

 Again an under card.
 This is under the waterfall flaps

Here is just another page.
This paper is so sweet. It was fun creating this. I hope to see you tomorrow June 10th at 6:30 at my house.
Text me if you want a reserved seat so I will be prepared.
Marye Bird

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 2017 "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House

I wanted to share with you the 2 page Scrapbook kit we will be creating for May, the theme is "Spring".

 I wanted to use more of this beautiful Graphic45 "Time To Flourish" Collection. Our pages have 6 spots this time for photos. I have created 3-D flowers and embellishments with my Cricut Die Cut machine. Some blue ribbon from my stash and some rhinestones to add a little bling. This page was simple to make, and looked a little boring till I added the embellishments and bling.

 I cut the word "Spring" with my Cricut and used the shadow button to give it a little pop.

 Here is just one of the embellishments I added. I used some little square foam stickers to make the flowers 3-D and the little blue and yellow design is layered. then I added the leaves and rhinestone.

 I found this scripture on line and printed it using the font I liked and cut it out and added layers in the contrasting colors I needed, then I used foam stickers to make it 3-D. the flower, leaves and blue and yellow design have foam too to give it that 3-D look.

And finally these are done in the same style as the other flowers using foam squares oh, I chalk most everything. I love the way it makes things look. If you are not familiar with using chalk or ink. Make two of something and use it on one and not on the other and you will want to chalk everything. "-)  I added the rhinestones to finish it off. It came out so cute.
Hope you will join us for food, crafts and fun.
Don't forget to text me for your reserved seat at 817-999-8223.  See you there.
Marye Bird

May 2017 "Craft & Crop" Card Project

Here is the card project we will be doing. It was requested that I do a "Spring" theme. So all of the May projects are bursting with flowers, scripture and quotes about Spring.

 This a simple stair step style card. I used my Cricut die cut machine for all the flowers and the center card holders. It makes little cut outs to slip in the cards and hold them in place. You could even change the quotes if you wanted to say something different. Perhaps a Birthday or Friend sentiment.

 Here is a side view so you can see how the card is folded

I added a ribbon and bow from my stash, and some different size rhinestones to add some bling. Then last I added some leaves also cut with my Cricut die cut machine. I love this machine!
Remember to text for your reserved seat. 817-999-8223  for May 13th, 6:30pm to Midnight. We bring a dish and eat, craft and have a wonderful time. Can't wait to see you!
Marye Bird

2017 May "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House

Ok ladies, here is the craft we will be creating.

 This is a sweet 6X6 photo album with multi folds, multi pockets, and multi tuck spots. This album has a ribbon closure. I have used some beautiful glossy papers, some of my favorite papers from Graphic45, and more that I purchased from Tuesday Morning, I love that store!

 Here you can see the variety of page and flaps, a pocket and tuck spot for you to add your photos to.

 Here I have you can see some of the wonderful Graphic45 paper from their "Time To Flourish" Collection. I have also added some 7Gypsies paper.

 I am partial to birds since I married one, and 7Gypsies has this cool paper with birds that I have used here and there throughout the album. That cool paper with the butterfly is glossy and I added that tuck band using the "Time to Flourish"  from Graphic45.

 From the left to right, I used 7Gypsies with the pretty bird cage, Graphic45 " Time To Flourish", then on the center flaps I used 7Gypsies cut in half so when the flaps are closed you can see the whole picture, and behind the flaps is glossy green design and I created a pocket for photos with Graphic45 "Time To Flourish", next is glossy paper with yellow flowers and a tuck spot, then again on small flap I used 7Gypsies.

Here is a better view of the center with flaps open so you can see the pocket.
This was a fast project and fun to create, you could whip these up in a pinch to give as a gift or use in a craft class.
Hope you will join us to create this pretty photo Album.
Remember to text me if you want a seat reserved, 817-999-8223. We will meet this Saturday May 13th at 6:30pm to Midnight.
Marye Bird

Friday, April 14, 2017

Graduation Creation

I wanted to share this with those who like me get angry with the studios who charge so much for Senior pictures, announcements and invitations. My anger is when I have to buy more than I want, to get the ones I do want, and the unreasonable prices they charge. I decided for the second year in a row, that I would create my own and save money that could go towards gifts for my graduate. So Here is what I did. 
The first photo is the Graduation Announcement. I chose the words and numbers from my computer and printed them out, cut them and framed them with the school colors. I used my texture tool and my Cricut die cut machine, and a little ribbon and a small rhinestone. 

On the inside is the second photo. I printed out the Graduation invitation information, framed it with school colors and attached it to the inside, then I cut pieces of Velum and a cute photo that I printed at CVS pharmacy.

The fourth photo is the her Graduation Announcement information. 

The last photo is her Graduation Invitation. I used some of the same materials to create this and it came out so cute. So you can save money, and create something unique. When you receive these you know you are special. 

Congratulations to all those who have a student or special person in their lives that will be graduating Class or 2017. "-)

Marye Bird

Monday, March 27, 2017

April "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House

Here is the card we will be creating April 8th 6:30pm to midnight.

 This is a combination of a tri-fold card and a Gate card style in one
I cut the cute flower from "Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge and the leaves from the cartridge Creative Cards. I put a little rhinestone in the center and used foam squares to add a little 3-D. The quote I found online printed it on white card stock, chalked the edges and matted it in black. This card was created using scraps I had laying around just waiting to become something pretty.

The inside of the card has been matted and I found another sweet quote to use. Remember when you use a quote and the author's name is provided, you must give them credit. This card was fun. I hope you think so too. I wander who I will send it to.
Remember to reserve your seat for this event. You can even invite a friend. Can't wait to see you.
Marye Bird

April "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House

Here are the Pages we will be doing for April 8th "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House.

 Here are our April pages. I chalked every thing. I used a bunch of really cute paper. If you are new and don't know what to bring, just bring some glue, scissors, foam squares, and brown chalk. If you are not sure, come anyways, we love to share.

 I have always wanted to use this jar cut and they were cut at different sizes with my Cricut machine using Doodlecharms cartridge.

 I also cut the different size circles and small heart with my Cricut using Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge.

 The word enjoy, was cut from Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartidge.

The word Smile was cut from Going Places Cricut Cartridge.
The quotes I got online. I printed them on white card stock and framed them in black.
The rest I got from looking at bunches of examples and taking something I like from where ever I saw it.
These were so fun to make. Can't wait to share them with you.
Make sure to text 817-999-8223 to reserve your seat.
Marye Bird