Tuesday, June 26, 2012

4th of July Card for "Craft & Crop" at Jo-Anns in Hurst.

I was looking for a card that we could do at the "Craft & Crop" this Saturday and I ran accross a really cute design done by Wendy Weixler from I found her on Pinterest. So thanks to inspiration here is the card we will be doing as one of our projects.

This technique she did on her card is called paper pieceing and can be done in many ways and desings. This can be re-created for any occassion, using any themed paper you like.  Since our them this month is 4th of July, Independance Day. I chose Red, White and Blue as our main colors.

The base card done here in red is 8 1/2 X 5 1/2. I used my Martha Steward Scoring tool to score the card at 4 1/4. (Any scoring tool can be used).
The second layer done here in white is 5 14 X 4. Next is the third layer done here in tan, was cut at
5 X 3 1/4. I used a corner punch and cut off one corner (Right top corner).  I took it and ran it though my "Sizzix" Tecture Boutique. (you can use any tecturing tool) I used a little swiss dot pattern. Next, I cut using white 2 1/2 X 4/1/4, then cut in red 2 1/4 X 4 and layered them on top of each other. Then I took two patterned themed pieces of paper and cut three rectangles at 1 X 2 each and centered them on the smaller white and red pieces you just layerd. I then attached this to the tan layer and let each end hang over. Now attach to the larger white piece (5 1/4 X 4). Now take the ribbon of your choice and attach accross the card folding ends under and attach to the back side of white layer. Then attach all that, to the red base card. Next is the star. I cut three, (Blue 3 ", White 1 1/2", and Red 1 1/4"). Layer them on top of each other in that order and find you a cute button. Lay the buttom in the center of your star and make holes to match the holes in the button. Take some string and  run through the Button and the star and tie a bow. Then I used a foam square to attach it making sure you leave room for your quote. You can find any quote and print it, stanp it, or glue it to your card.

Then I cut a white piece of cardstock at 5 1/2 X 4 and attached it to the inside so I could write something special for my friend.
Thank you again Wendy Weixler of for this wonderful idea. I had a blast creating it with your inspiration.

I would love it if any of you visiting wanted to share your ideas with me. I could post it here for all of our other friend to try out. I love going different places and being inspired by someone else who loves to share with others.

I think we still have a couple of opennings at Jo-Anns in Hurst for our "Craft & Crop" this Sat. June 30 from 6-Midnight. Just bring something you want to work on and an empty stomach!
Hope to see you there!
Marye Bird

Thursday, June 21, 2012

4th of July, Independance Day prayer

Here it is! This will be our next page for "Craft & Crop" at Joanns Fabric and Crafts. On June 30 from 6-Midnight.
The Flag I found on the Seasonal Cartridge "Indepencence Day" I layered it and attached it so that it was patially hanging over the Base page and then cut that over hang off.

I found this sweet prayer and framed it with Red, White and Blue

The "Independence Day" phrase came from the seasonal cartridge "Indepenence Day" I cut it out in blue and attached it to white paper and then cut around it so it would stand out against the flag.

These cute picture frames came from Cricut cartridge "Stand and Salute" I cut them in 2 red and 2 blue at 5 inches. They are on page 26. Also on page 26, I cut out the "black out" half circle at 1 1/4 inch and glue them to the back of the bottom of the frame.

Here is the blue one. I also added a couple of little splashes of ribbon. I cut small strips and layered them on top of each other then I poked a hole through both and put a red brad through them, tied the ribbon in a knot and put the brad through the page to hold the ribbon in place.

The phase 4th of July is from "Stand and Salute" I cut it regular and shadow at 4 1/4 inches and layered them. The stars I had from another project they were cut with a Fiskar hand punch. The Statue of Liberty also cam from "Stand and Salute" and was cute 9 inches I found it on page 25. This was fun because I have had these two cartridges for over a year and this is the first time I used them. They have some cool cuts!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Quicky Farewell Card

This card was a rush job. They asked me at work to create a card for one of our employees who was leaving us. I had some Mickey Mouse Christmas cards I purchased from clearance and I cut the Mickey Mouse out. I printed from my computer the phrase on white card stock and cut around it. Then took black and read and framed it.

I found a cute sketch of the Pooh gang hugging all together and printed it on white card stock and framed it with red and black also. Then I printed the message in the same manner and framed to match the rest. The card base was a large card from a box of wedding invitations I purchased from clearance and they had two holes at the top for ribbon. So I used those holes and tied a sheer black piece of ribbon toward the inside the card as shown here. She loved it!

Top Fold Butterly Card

This card was created using a pattern from "Cricut Cards Catalog"  I started with an 8 1/2 X 4 1/4 piece of card stock for the card base. Then a patterned piece cut 4 X 4 attached in the centered. Then a solid color (pink) shown here, strip of paper 2 1/2 X the withe of the card. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch across the bottom of the solid strip. and then attached to the center of that a strip of patterned paper. I used a scalloped punch and a circle punch for the center piece and in the center of the circle I used a butterfly from EKsuccess. I then added the ribbon to the card where the punch stopped on the solid pink strip. This was a fun card to make.

Luau Birthday Invitaions

My Grandson wanted a Luau birthday party and this was the invitation cards.
Start with 12 X 6 1/2 piece of card stock. Score at 2 inches, then again at 6 inches and fold card in accordion style. The boy was created using my favorite Cricut cartridge "Paper Doll Dress up" page 29 has the doll, I cut it at 5 1/2 inches and the same size for all the clothes and hair. The closes were on page 42, the hair was on page 44. Then I cut out the words "Party and Time" at 1 1/4 inches , once regular cut and again with shadow. Attach the boy to the 2 inch section on front of the card, the word Party goes next to it on the left side of the front of the card. then open the card and I glue some contrasting paper to the 6 inch section of the card and glued the word Time there. I printed out on white card stock the message and framed it with contrasting paper, and glued it to the left of the word Time. and there ya go! You can make changes in many ways. Choose different paper doll. Change the theme, make it larger or smaller. It's a winner!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Wedding Day!

Here it is, my first requested project. This is my first attempt at a wedding themed page.
I love the way it turned out!

I started off with white card stock for both base pages.
I used black paper and Cricut Ornamental Iron 2. Page 62 (Lace 2 ) and for the size I chose (Fit to Page). It leaves the perfect size for a photo in the center frame. Next, I found some scrap 1 inch black ribbon attached it and then added some 1/4 inch white satin ribbon in the center of the black.

Then I found this lovely poem on the Internet, (Remember to always give credit to the author) and printed it on white card stock. I cut it the size I wanted and them framed it with black, framed it again with white and then once more in black. I used the foam squares to attach it to my page. Then I tied a piece of the same white satin ribbon in a little bow and attached it with a glue dot. And there you go page one. So simple but so elegant.

Now for page 2. I started with the white base and then cut out the Mr. & Mrs. from Cricut Sweethearts cartridge at 3 inches. I cut the regular cut and them did it again with shadow and white paper. You can see the shadow better in real life. Then I used Paper Doll Dress-Up and cut the wedding cake at 6 inches. This is one of my favorite cartridges. I it is the only one you have you can do any theme with it because of the accessories. You should check it out if you don't already have it. Then I cut three 4 1/4 X 5 1/4 squares and then three 5 X 4 squares and made the frames for the photos. I cut the ivy also with (what?) you guessed it, my favorite Paper "Doll Dress-Up!"

Well there you have it. Simple but elegant.
I hope you liked it too.
Don't forget to leave your comments. I love to hear what you think and learn new ideas.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Envelope Gift Bags

These cute little gift bags were created using envelopes. I bought a box of wedding invitations on clearance and have had them for ever. When I saw this project I was so excited!

The size of the gift bag depends on the size of the envelope you use. The Tall bag was done with the large wedding invitations that were 8 3/4 X 5 3/4. The medium size was made with the same envelope, except I cut more off the top when I made the opening. The smaller one was made with an envelope that was 4 1/2 X 5 3/4 .

Take your envelope and seal it shut. Turn it sidways like in this photo and cut accross the top. Then I used Martha Stewart Score board and start at the top (which was the side of the envelope). From the opening at the top to the bottom you will sore at 3/4 inches, turn envelope and score the bottom 3/4 inches, turn once more and score 3/4 inches. Then stick your hand down inside and push the bottom up towards the bag and on each end you will have a point. Squeeze the points flat and fold down and glue to bottom of bag. Now decorate, punch hole at top and add tage and ribbon. Once you have done one it is easy ans pie. 

Join Us at Jo-Anns' in Hurst for "Bow Dazzling" (First Sunday of every month 3-6pm)

Making bows and headbands for young girls with difficult illnesses is a labor of love for the friends and family of Bow Dazzling.
Every 3-4 months Bow Dazzling takes 200-300 bows and headbands to Cook Children’s Oncology Clinic in Fort Worth. Our first goal is to share our bows with all of the children’s oncology clinics in the DFW area. This may be a simple goal but it does take time and resources. We are so grateful to all of those who have already helped by donating their time making homemade bows and to those who have donated ribbon, fabric, and sewing and craft materials.
We hope that for a moment in time a young girl can take her mind off her illness and realize she's special. With each bow we want these girls to know that they are loved and someone is thinking about what they are going through. Girls can try on bows and pick out their favorites. We want these precious girls to feel special, feel loved and Be Dazzling!
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Next "Craft & Crop" Night at Jo-Anns'

The next "Craft & Crop" night at Jo-Anns will be July 28. I have limited spots. So if you want to join in on the fun, get signed up! For $20 each person who attends will receive the ("Vacation Time" a 2 page 12X12 scrapbooing kit). And three other crafts. (Birthday Card "Glitter & Shine"), (Layered Felt Flowers) and(Gift bags) shown here on my blog. We will have a great time as usual. Some of the ladies are bringing their favorite dishes along with copies of their receipes for you to take home. We will have Cricut machines and lots of cartridges for you to use. You will have use of all crafting equipment in the Education room. We have drawings every 20 minites. The store closes at 9 but we get to stay. No lines for shopping. And you can bring anything you would like to work on. We have so much fun. Hope to see you there. Oh, you can call in to Jo-Anns' and enroll over the phone or come into the store. What ever is better for you. See you there "-)

May "Craft & Crop" Scrabooking Kit for Jo-Anns'

This was our May Scrapbooking kit for "Craft & Crop". I created this one with one of my favorite Cricut cartridges, "Car Decals" I made the father  and  the phrase (Dad Rocks) from this cartridge layered it using the main cut in black and the one you get when you shift in white. Then I glued it to Black paper and cut square around it. The large tie I cut fit to page also came from this cartridge. I folded it in half, cut the pieces out and glued patterned paper behind it. The wonderful paper pack I used is DCWV "The Natural Stack". I took scraps from this same patterned paper and framed all that you see here. The phase (Happy Fathers' Day) came from Wild cards Cartridge, the old one. I found a sweet Fathers' day poem called "My Hero" from the Internet and framed it making the white frame a little longer than the black one and attached some sheer black ribbon to it and added the same ribbon to the picture frames. I loved doing this one. 

March Scrapbooking kit for "Craft & Crop" at Jo-Anns'

Here is our March Scrapbooking kit I created for "Craft & Crop" night at Jo-Anns'. I started out with gray base pages then cut my patterned paper in a rolling hills pattern. The umbrella came from Cricut Cartridge "Everyday Paper Dolls". I actually used six raindrops also from this cartridge, but for got to add them to my sample page. I used the Cricut Cartridge "Freshly Picked" for the cute rain galoshes. I found a darling poem on the Internet and framed it. You can use any font cartridge that you like for the phrase (I Like Rain. I took each letter glued it to green paper cut square around it then glued each to blue paper cute square around it and then ended with the same technique using white. I love to do this with my pages because it looks so nice and this is a good way to use up the scraps you have been collecting.

February Craft & Crop at Jo-Anns' Fabric and Crafts

This was our scrapbooking kit I created for the month of February. I used the Cricut seasonal cartridge "Home Decor" for the birds and decorative Curly Ques, Sweethearts for the envelopes, cluster of hearts and phase (Be my Valentine) Then I just added strips of contrasting patterned paper and some ribbon.

Craft & Crop @ Jo-Anns Fabric and Crafts

I wanted to share with you the wonderful event at Jo-Anns' in Hurst. We have a once a month event called "Crafts & Crop". It lasts from 6:00pm to 12 Midnight. For $20 you get food, drawings, crafts, everyone attending receives a 12X12- 2 page scrapbooking kit. They can put it together during the evening or take it home and do it there.
I create it, take a picture of it and put a copy in each kit. Some of the ladies take the pieces and make their own design.
Once the store closes, we are there to craft and shop in freedom, no lines! The provide an open register so you can purchase anything you need to buy.
The next one is June 30th. We can only accommodate 12 attendees so call or come in before we fill up.
I am the Education Coordinator there and will be conducting the Event. We have a blast! You have got to try it!     Hope to see you there!

I will post some of the kits we have done in the past events

"Everything is scrapbook page waiting to happen"

I'm so blessed and honored!

I was excited as I looked through the names of so many crafty ladies and then to see my name listed with them, what an honor. I will have so much fun sharing projects with all of you who visit for inspiration and ideas. I can't wait to get started! Make sure you visit Just-a-scrappin to catch a glimps of all the new ideas. And thank you for joining me here at "Passionatly Crafty".