Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September Craft & Crop at Jo-Anns!!

Along with the Halloween two page scrapbook page I have posted below, each person who attends will get to create this cute Halloween envelope. You can fit a candy bar in it and pass them out to the kids at school, you Girl Scout troop or friends at a party, even at work. They are very simple to create.

I took the template created by Valerie Salmon of Fiskars, Inc. and cut the envelope out of Halloween paper I had from last year. I purchased it from Tuesday Morning. Did you now you can get some really cool paper and paper packs from their stores? Then you fold on the lines and I used my Scotch Advance Tape glider (glue runner) to glue it closed except the top flap.

I used a scalloped punch and orange card stock, then cut around a pumpkin from a scrap piece of Halloween paper and centered it on the scallop using a foam square. I cut a piece of green paper slightly smaller then the front of the envelope and centered it to the front of the card. I then cut some Halloween words and framed them a couple of times and used foam squares to attach them to the front of the envelope along with the pumpkin.
I hope you will join up September 22 from 6-Midnight with some other fun crafts food drawings and lots of fun and food.
Marye Bird

September 18th Design Team Project "Sympathy"

Just-a-scrappin has asked the Design Team to create a project with the theme of "Sympathy" using a gate Fold Card and a punch. I used my favorite Martha Stewart punch to trim my card. I used another Fiskar corner punch on the frame of the Bird House that was created with my Cricut Cartridge "Cindy Loo".

 Inside the gate fold card I printed with my computer part of a verse from the Bible, John 11:23-26 and framed it a couple of times with coordinating card stock and left room below that to sign the card.

Here are the directions.
Cut an 8 1/2X5 1/2 piece of card stock for the card base. I used my Martha Stewart Score board and scored it at 2 1/8and again at  6 3/8. Fold at both score marks to center of card. Using "Cindy Loo" Cricut cartridge, cut all 3 layers of Bird House at 3 inches and glue them on top of each other, then glue the bird house in center of frames as shown above. I attached the framed birdhouse to the left lower portion of the card with foam squares being careful not to attach the right side so you can open the gate. I printed the quote and framed it too. Again using foam squares to attach only the left side so you can still open the card. On the inside I attached the frame with the verse at the top portion of the inside of the card leaving room at the bottom for signatures. I hope you enjoy this card.
Marye Bird

Friday, September 14, 2012

September Craft & Crop at Jo-Anns in Hurst

Here is our "Craft & Crop" page for September 
You will be ready for those cute photos of the kids or grandkids after they have had their Halloween fun.

I have used the Cricut cartridge "Mini Monsters" for all of the cuts for this set of pages.
It has some really fun cuts. If you have not seen it take a look. I love the haunted house.
I hope you enjoy this one. If you are interested in Craft & Crop remember sits are limited so sign up as soon as you can. You can even call the store and sign up over the phone. It is scheduled for September 22, 6-Midnight. In our new Educations Room at the back of the store. You can bring a dish if you like. And a copy of your recipe to pass out. Hope to see you there!
Marye Bird




Thursday, September 13, 2012

September 11th Design Team Project "Volleyball"

I started with a Maroon card base cut at 8 1/2X5 ½. Next I cut a piece of patterned paper from EKsuccess
And cut it 4X5 ¼ and centered it on the card, next I used a gold piece of Embossed Specialty Paper from an EKsuccess pack and cut it 3 3/4X4 ¼ and centered it on previous layer on the card. Then I used my Cricut Expressions and Sports Mania cartridge. Page 43 using gray button “Borders” at 1 ¼ for the volleyballs and then again at  1 ¼  pushed shift and regular cut to get the “I dig VB”. I framed the Volleyball border with Maroon, then larger with white. I used foam squares to attach it to the left side leaving ¼ inch from side. And then framed the words separately in patterned paper and larger in maroon paper and attached them as shown above.

I added a maroon bow to the top corner with a small brad. Then I added some gems .
Hope you like it. "-)
Marye Bird

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

“Touchdown” Design Team’s Sept. Challenge

Over at Just-a-scrappin, they ask for Design Team 2 of which I am one, to make a project using the theme “Touchdown”.  So here you go.

I started with card stock and cut it @ 8 ½ X 5 ½ . This will give you a folded card 4 ¼ X 5 ½.  Then I took a (scrap) piece of blue card stock and cut it @ 3 ½ X 4 ½. Next I took a (scrap) piece of green cardstock cut @ 3 3/8 X 4 3/8. I then used my Sizzix Texture Boutique and a Pok-a-Dot folder and textured the green piece. I layered them on my card at the top right leaving ¼ inch on top and side. Next, I took my Cricut “Sports Mania” and cut from page 76. The football @ 4 inches I cut the regular in brown textured cardstock and then again using the gray bottom “Shadow” and white cardstock. I layered them and attached them to the upper corner of the green textured frame as shown.
 I found a cute prayer on line called “The Football Players Serenity Prayer”. By Carol Catiller and printed it on white paper, cut square and framed with Brown, Green, and blue (scraps) of cardstock. Then I used foam squares to attach it to the lower left corner of the card leaving ¼ inch on bottom and side.
 I had some large brads that I bought two years ago on clearance with letters on them. I used those t spell out the name.
I love how you can use things around you craft area to create some really cool projects. Cards are especially good projects to help you save money and use up some of the   scraps you have been collecting. I save everything large enough to use with a punch. You can create a file for each color so you cut down your search time and you are not so temped to just grab another new piece of paper.
Well that’s that. Hope you love this card as much as I loved creating it. I know it will give you some ideas for the game season.
Marye Bird