Saturday, January 18, 2014

I Want To Share!

I found this idea from another crafter and I loved it! I wanted to share it with you. She is from another country and I could not read her instructions, but she makes some really beautiful projects.

She used a corner punch, I chose this Martha Stewart corner punch that I purchased today as a set. It comes with a matching edge punch. I had a 50% of coupon and purchased it at Michael's Crafts. I noticed that not all corner punches will work for this project so you will have to look carefully to see if the one you like will work. This was really close to the pattern punch she used.

Here is the tag, I print a sheet of card stock with what ever sentiment I want, and make sure that each one is far enough apart so you can punch them out one at a time. If you have a stamp that will fit inside your oval punch you can just punch out the oval and stamp each one.

Next you can take any chalk or ink and go around the edges, these are what I had on hand.
This is the oval punch I used, it is made by Fiskars.
I just punched the corner punch as many times as I could fit on my scarp paper as shown (you know how crazy I am for recycling those left over pieces of paper),  Leave a space between punches.
I cut the paper down the center and then cut each corner punch as seen above, then I trimmed a little off the bottoms and attached them to the ovals like so.

I love to put a foam square on the back of these and use them on a card or add them to a scrap book page. You can cut another oval and attach it to the back and make tags for gifts etc. I want to thank Moja papierowa kiaina for sharing this idea with me. I hope you make some of these out of your scraps and enjoy using them.

Marye Bird

We have a full house!

I am full for "Craft & Crop", if you have asked me to reserve a seat for you and you change your mind and will not be able to make it, please let me know so I can move someone from the waiting list to your spot. Here is what I have
Rita F.
Deniz A.
Buffy N.
Buffy's Friend
Sue P.
Pamela H.
Candi S.
Roxanne B.
If you wanted a seat and your name is not on the list, please email me so I can add you to the waiting list. I am looking forward to seeing you all and having our usual great time.

Marye Bird

Monday, January 13, 2014

It's DONE!

These pages are dedicated to Mary Lynn, my good friend and instructor from Grace & Glory. Who recently did a lesson on this very subject.

Here ya go girls, it's done and ready for our "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House event for January 25th at my home. I have missed the last 3 months and am ready to get back to our time together. I am looking forward to see you all again and hearing what has been happening in your lives. These are the pages we will be creating together.

All of the shapes on these two pages were created with Accents Essentuals, Plantin Schoolbook and Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridges. The heart and scalloped edges were done with Fiskar punches and the checker board heart was created with multi colored squares and individually placed and attached to a heart. YES, I did this for each of you! This was a fun one.
This is called a end cap cut and can be done with a variety of shapes at each end. The only cartridge I have seen this on is the Plantin Schoolbook, you can put words in the center like here or make them plain like the shadow cut I have it layered on. Then you can print and add your own titles or sentiments
These flowers were cut from a Project Cartridge from Cricut called "Flower Shoppe"
It has some wonderful cuts that allow you to get really cute 3-D flowers and leaves. I cut and layered some of them and then added embellishments and brads. The leaves behind them was cut out of silver glitter paper from "Stretch Your Imagination using the gray "Flip" Button to get it to curve in the other direction.
I did the same at the bottom, just did the arrangement  of the flowers different.
And for all those who don't know me I love to give the glory to God, because without him none of this is possible. This sentiment comes from his word 1 John 4:8, He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. I printed it and changed the font, then cut it out and used (I am a recycle nut) red, silver and black glitter scraps from the pages I created.
These hearts and flowers made from hearts were cut from Plantin Schoolbook and the leaves from Flower Shoppe cartridges. and I added a pearl sticker from Jo-Ann's. Oh, I got the heart and lace ribbon there too.

I did the same thing here just changed the colors of paper for the hearts. These were also cut from scrap paper.
I hope you enjoy these pages, I had a blast getting back into crafting. If you would like to join us email me.
Marye Bird

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

OK, Here is our Card for January 25th "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House

This is called a Tri-Shutter card and was very easy to re create. A thank you to Carol Matthews for posting this project. I have wanted to make this type of card. Most posts did not give instructions and the few I found I could not figure out how they did it. This was so great!
You are going to really enjoy this one girls.
Knowing how much I love to use scripture when I create, I used God's explanation of what Love is from I Corinthians 13:4
And my second sentiment I put on the last flap was cool too.
thanks again Carol.
This is the front flap that is the first thing you see when you take the card from the envelope. Yes, these fit in envelope.
This is actually what the card looks like when taken out of envelope.
Making a Tri-Shutter Card
Take a 5 ½” X 12” piece of card stock, score at 2” and 4” turn it over and score at 2” and 4” leaving a 4” section in the middle. Then turn the paper vertically, measure in 1 ½” and cut between the 2” scores. Do it again on the other side.
Now all you have to do is decorate. The finished card will fit in a regular size envelope making it easy to mail or give to someone special.
Here are the cut sizes you will need to decorate your card:
2 pieces cut at 1 ¾” X 5 ¼”
2 pieces cut at 1 ¾” X 2 ¼”
2 pieces cut at 3 ¾” X 1 ¼”
4 pieces cut at 1 ¼” X 1 ¾”
1 piece cut the color of your choice at 3 ¾” X2 ¼” as a mat.
Cut 1 piece of white at 3 ½” X 2” for your sentiment in center of card. (I used I Corinthians 13:4).
Using Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge, cut the letters “LOVE” once with shadow button and black card stock and once in pink at regular cut at 1 ½” each. Layer them and put on front flap of card. On back flap I put another sentiment (“I hope today finds you feeling as loved as you are”.) I framed this phrase in black. Then put a large red heart shaped brad above it.
If you would like to join us email me at
Marye Bird

I'm Back! "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House!

We have a brake from our trips back and forth to MD Anderson in Houston and I want to thank all of my friends and family for their paryers and encouragement. Please continue to lift us up.

I am raring to get back to crafting with my friends. This will be our Craft for January 25th "Craft & Crop" event.
This is so cute, You can put this on your front door or on any wall in the house. I made one and hung it up at work. Everyone who sees it loves it.

I added chipboard to the back of each piece to make it sturdy enough to stand up to the weather if you want to put it on your front door. I embossed each of the scalloped circles with a different patterned embossing folder and my little Sizzix Embossing Boutique, it is the one that looks like a little purse. I love it.

I used my favorite tool, My Cricut Expressions (the first one) to cut all the pieces for this project except the flower on "E" and the little butterflies, these were done with a punch.

I added a little ribbon and a cute pink button to this one. I think I might add some more bling to it.

I put the the scalloped circles in the wrong order so the "E" does not show up very well. But it is still sweet and can be seen better in reality then in this photo.

Instructions for this project
The scalloped squares are made with Accents Essentials page 78 at 4 1/2" I cut 4 of them in chipboard and 4 in solid card stock. (Red, White, Black, and Pink)
I glued the wide ribbon between two of them.
next, the patterned square I cut from Accents Essentials page 59 at 3 3/4", I used 4 different patterns of paper.
Now, I cut the scalloped circles from Accents Essentials page 62 3 1/2" 4 of them (Red, White, Black, and Pink) I added brown ink to the edges of all but the black one.  I embossed each one in a different patterned folder and then used foam squares for that 3-D look.
The letters for the word "LOVE" was cut using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and I cut them (Red, White, Black, and Pink) and attached them next.
I used a Fiskar punch for the flowers on Letter "E" and Fiskar Butterfly punch and punch it from Gold glitter paper. I added a rhinestone brad to the center of the flower.
The letter "V" has a black and white ribbon with a button sticker on it.
The letter "O" has 3 white pearl stickers, another gold butterfly and the hearts were cut from Planitin Schoolbook, one is the regular heart (cut at 1 1/4")and one was cut using Italic gray button at 2 ".
The letter "L" has 3 rhinestones and the flower was cut from Plantin Schoolbook page 76 I used the Italic gray button and cut them at 1 1/4, 1" and 1/4 inches and them added a brad to the center.
I will be hanging mine to the front door of my home and you can see one at JoAnn's hanging from the Pintrest display at the front of the store.
Hope you have enjoyed this and I will be posting the card and pages we will be doing soon.
Looking forward to seeing you at my home for "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House.
Remember if you need to reserve a spot, contact me ASAP. I have a couple of spot left but they are going fast!
Marye Bird