Monday, June 22, 2020

Social Distancing Baby Shower

Hello everyone!! I'm on the Craftwell blog today, with the decor I made for a Social Distancing Baby Shower in the parking of our local park.

A few of us decided to throw a surprise baby shower for one of our friends, who's expecting a baby girl. It was low-key because of the corona breakout. We had week to plan and execute it. I made the banner and a star garland for the decoration. Since it was in a parking lot, we hung the banner between 2 cars. For the banner, I got a free printable from one of the websites, printed it and cut it out. I had the golden color alphabets, which I bought sometime back from Micheals. To add a little more interest, I die cut butterflies using the die set from Crafter's Companion on gold mirror card stock and adhered it to each banner flag. I used a golden colored thread to string the banner. For the space between the words, I die cut stars using the die set from Brutus Monroe on the same gold mirror card stock and adhered it in between the words. 

For the star garland, I die cut stars of different sizes from pink cardstock, the banner background print out, gold mirror card stock and gold glitter card stock. I used the fishing line to thread the garland.

Here's how it looked in the parking lot:

I also made this framed piece - my friend shared this idea from Pinterest, in which I wrote all our names (the original plan was to make everyone present to sign their names, but COVID happened!). I die cut the circles for balloons from 3 different colored card stock and adhered them all down on to poster board.

We enjoyed the time with lots of Chlorox sprays and wipes and enjoyed talking with each other from a safe distance! 

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Coral Flowers

Hello everyone!! I'm on the Craftwell blog, sharing this Mother's Day card with flowers that I made for my Mom. I got to spend Mother's Day with my Mom after a few years :)

I took an A2 card base and die cut the edge with 2 dies from Spellbinders Scalloped Borders 3 die set. I used the same dies to die cut the edge on a panel of Coral cardstock and adhered it on the inside of the card. I used the Spellbinders Stained Glass die on gold mirror cardstock to cut out the center piece and adhered it on to the card base. Then I die cut some flowers and leaves using the Karen Burniston Flower Pot pop-up dies. I shaped the flowers with the tools and added a half pearl in the center. I arranged the flowers and leaves and adhered them on to the card. I die cut the swirl from the Graceful Corners die set from Amazing Paper Grace & Spellbinders on the same gold card stock, cut a tiny bit on both ends and adhered it below the flowers. For the sentiment panel, I die cut the label die from Inspired by Stamping on white card stock and while the die cut was still in the die, I inked it lightly with Brutus Monroe Stargazer ink. I stamped the sentiment from one of the Verve Stamps stamp set and added it on to the card. Here's a look at the inside of the card:

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Hello Peonies

Hello everyone!! I finally took some time to color an image and made this card.

I stamped the Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp with Memento London Fog ink, with lots of masking. I used Copic markers to color in the flowers. I used YR68, Y38, Y35 and YR31 for the orange/yellow, R59, R29, R17 and R32 for red and G99, YG67, YG63, YG61 nd YG03 for the green. I cut the panel to 4" x 5 1/4" and matted it with black cardstock. I die cut the "Hello" using the Altenew die on black card stock. A tip on black cardstock - not all black cardstock are real black.  couldn't find my good black card stock, the one I had was not really black. I used my black alcohol marker to go over the area that will be visible (the edges) and the die cut as well.

How do you like my card today? Please do let me know. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Christmas Poinsettia

Hello everyone!! Here's a Christmas card that I made a few months back using a beautiful Digital image from Power Poppy.

I printed the Poinsettia and Pomegranates Digital Stamp from Power Poppy with a light border, so that I can do no-line coloring. With the traditional Christmas colors in mind, I colored the image with copic markers. I colored the background too. I gold embossed the sentiment from the Christmas Mini Set from Divinity Designs and matted the panel with a red card stock. I love coloring Power Poppy images and this one was no exception. I colored this image while I was waiting in my doctor's office for the 3 hour Glucose test when I was pregnant - coloring really helped me take my mind off things! 

Please do let me know your thoughts. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Thanks A Bunch

Hello everyone!! I'm on the Craftwell blog today with this Thank You card with pastel color theme.

I die cut the balloon using the Sizzix - Favorite Things Collection - Hot Air Balloon die on the patterned paper from Brutus Monroe on my Cut N Boss. I took an A2 card base and used the Brutus Monroe Cloud stencil and Sidewalk ink to create a subtle cloud background. Then I assembled the die cut hot air balloon and adhered it down. I wanted to use the banner from the same die set for the sentiment, but didn't have any stamp that would fit in there. So I wrote the sentiment "Thanks A Bunch" on the banner. I adhered some flowers from this package.

How do you like this card? Please do let me know!! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you all are staying safe!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Bunch Of Stars - Thanks

Hello everyone!! This is a Thank you card that I made for one of my doctors and I had shared it on the Craftwell blog few weeks back.

We had our third baby - a boy, on March 12 :) We have named him Asher. The sisters are so excited!! You will be seeing quite a few blue baby themed cards ;)

I started with white card base and folded it to make the Z fold. I cut panels with grey card stock and covered the entire base. I then cut up pieces of light blue card stock and embossed the pieces with the Sophisticated embossing folder on my Cut N Boss. I adhered these blue panels on to all the grey panels. I die cut lots of stars using the Brutus Monroe Star dies on Silver glitter paper and grey card stock and adhered them all over the card. I die cut a small label and inked the inside with BM Sea ink. Then I stamped the sentiment on it with black ink. 

How do you like my card today? Please do let me know in the comments below. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Valentine Box

Hello everyone!! I am sharing this Valentine's box that I made for my daughter on the Craftwell blog. I do have some pictures I took along the way as well. My daughter loved how it turned out - she loves butterflies :)

I started with an empty cereal box. I cut out 3 of the flaps at the top (2 tiny ones and 1 large one).

I measured the width of the box and cut that from one of the sides. My goal was to make a box with a close-able flap, which I planned to use velcro for.

I covered the entire box with a red foil gift wrap, which I got from Dollar Tree.

I die cut some butterflies on gold mirror card stock using the Crafter's Companion - Chic Butterflies set. I die cut my daughter's name - Amelia - on the same gold mirror cardstock, but this time I lined it with double sided tape on the back, to make it easier for adhering. I couldn't find my double sided sheet, so used 3 lines of double sided tape ;) The alphabet dies are from Whimsy Stamps. I adhered some velcro fasteners on the flaps. I loved how it turned out. My daughter loved it - she loved all the sparkle and glimmer and she adores butterflies! I love my Cut N Boss - it has really made me fall in love with die cutting.

Please do let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!