Monday, November 28, 2011

November Show and Tell at CUWC

Man, I am not sure where this month went, but it seems to have flown by. Since it is already the last Tuesday in November, it is time for a 

You can link up ANY project you have made

You make a NEW POST mentioning that you are linking it up at the
provide a link back to CUWC
You must VISIT at least 3 other blogs in the "class" and say you came by from CUWC.

That's all :)

Here is my project

It is a snowflake ornament that I made from 3 of my new snowflake files.
(available in my Etsy shop)
 Here is a better view of the 3 different snowflake cuts.

For this ornament, I made 8 sets of snowflakes, scored them all in half,
stacked the 3 different flakes on top of each other,
then glued all 8 sets together.
Then I misted all the sides with Glimmer Mist and tied a decorative thread around the top.

(I promise it is so much easier than it sounds)
Here is a picture for the visual learners like myself...

I got this idea from Lovely Linda at Lovely Linda's Craft Central.
Check out her beautiful ornaments .

Be sure and link up something this week at 

Embossed Snowman

I got some new toys and just had to play with them. LOL
I got a set of embossing folders from Sizzix, There is a snowflake background, a snowman, a gingerbread man, and a caption (warm wishes). This is a quick card I put together.

I rubbed Stormy Sky distress ink on the embossing folders then embossed. I added some color to the snowman with markers and cut out the snowman and the caption.

I love this little guy.

I also wanted to mention that Custom Stamp Place is having a sale.
They have some really cute designs that you can add your name too and use to stamp your cards.

Friday, November 25, 2011

One last Thanksgiving project

OK, I know Thanksgiving is officially over, but I just have to squeeze in one last project.

I made this project for a caption challenge my blog friend Eva is having over at Creative Kuts.

I made a banner from a file that I made that looks something like the Sizzix fancy labels die. I cut the letters out from my foil lined pain patches. Then I inked them with TH Adirondack alcohol inks. (Sunset Orange, Butterscotch, Currant, and Caramel)

I embossed it with my new Cuttlebug embossing folder, Musical Flourishes. 

The mumms are from my cut file. You can find the tutorial here.

The sunflower is from a cut file I bought from Creative Kuts.

I love the way it turned out.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Turkey Rosette

I had so many ideas for Thanksgiving crafts that I was never able to get to. Here is a project I made at the last minute just because I had the idea and wanted to see how it would look.

I used different sized rosettes to make the tail feathers for this 3D turkey.
I used scalloped strips cut at 1 inch, 1 1/2 inches, and 2 inches. (My last 2 strips were not long enough. I should have cut 2 strips for each but I was tired :) -LOL I am just now noticing that the middle rosette is turned the wrong way and you can't see the scallops. - I told you I was tired LOL

I used some K & Co patterned paper because I loved the oranges and reds in it. Once you make all the folds, the pattern on the paper does not really matter. All you notice is the color. 

This little guy is only about 2 inches tall, but it would look great cut larger and used as a centerpiece.

I have not converted the svg's into any other files yet, but you are welcome to the svg cut files. I have not written any instructions, but I think you can figure it out :)

turkey rosette SVG 

Happy Turkey Day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Family challenge at CUWC

The challenge this week at Cuttin' Up With Class is Family. I went a little overboard on the files for this challenge. I made captions, stick family "decals", stick family paper dolls, and digis.

Here are two projects I made.

These place cards were made using the decal style stick family files.

I also made a scrapbook page using the paper doll style stick family cut files.

 I guess you can tell I had a lot of fun making these files LOL.

Go over to the Cuttin' Up With Class blog to enter in on the fun. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gobble 'til You Wobble Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the
Gobble 'til You Wobble Blog Hop
( don't you just love that title :)

This blog hop is put together by the very talented
Thank you ladies for letting me "play" along with you!

If you arrived here from Audrey's awesome blog, Cute and Some, you are in the right place. 
If you are just joining us, be sure and go to the beginning over at Jean's Crafty Corner.

Well Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. 
Thanksgiving just would not be complete without a turkey.

I took the "Gobble 'til you Wobble" theme literally.
I made a turkey wobble card.

I gave him a little bib along with a spoon and fork.
The tail feathers are loops of 1 inch wide strips of patterned paper.

The best part is that the card actually wobbles!
Check out this short video.

How fun is that!

If you would like the svg cut files or pdf templates for this wobbling turkey card,
this is what you do:

1) Be or become a member of my blog

2) Leave a comment with your email address 
email me at 

It is that easy.

Thanks for coming by:)

Your next stop on the hop is
Thanks for joining us and keep on Gobbling till you Wobble! :) 
In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of all of the participants. 
Blog Hop Lineup
Jani at  ***You are here***

Friday, November 18, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge Turkey

The Paper Cutz challenge this week is 

#117: "Let's Talk Turkey!"  Make a card, LO or craft project for Thanksgiving, using a stamped, digital stamp or Cricut cut image of a Turkey . Use any colors you'd like.

I made this turkey treat box.

Here is a close up of the turkey before I added the "gobble" captions.

It is hard to tell from the picture, but the dark brown cardstock is lightly embossed. The light brown is Bazzill that I ran through my printer and printed out the gobble captions and the turkey tracks digi. (I am still learning how to do digi's so any comments would be appreciated.)  The patterned paper is K & Co (I am ALWAYS drawn to the K & Co lines no matter how many brands I look at...LOL)

Here is a link to download this digi file of the turkey tracks

The turkey cut file and digi stamp are available to download at my challenge blog, Cuttin' Up With Class. The "gobble, gobble, gobble" caption is available on CUWC also.

Check out what all the other Paper Cutz DT members have come up with and play along with us.

I also have a "Gobble 'til You Wobble" blog hop tomorrow. You won't want to miss this project :)


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Turkey Time

This week at the Cuttin' Up With Class challenge blog, it is turkey time! 

The challenge is to use the free turkey cut file or digi stamp on any project.

I made these two projects.

I turkey time clock so you can let everyone know when dinner will be. The hands of the clock are attached to the wings. The brads allow them to be manually moved and positioned into place.

I also made a holder for utensils.

I used a rosette for the front and used part of a rosette for the tail.

You can get the free files on the CUWC blog and play along with us.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Paper Flower Mumm Tutorial

Here is a picture tutorial for the Mumms I showed in my last post. 

This is a really easy paper flower to make (as my paper flowers go). It does take a few steps but to goes together quickly without a lot of shaping and molding.

For a good Mumm you will need about 16 spidery flower shapes in different widths. You can use as many or as few as you like. ( I will have a link to a cut file at the bottom of the post.)

For this flower, I used flower shapes in the following sizes:2 flowers at 2 inches, 2 flowers at 1.75 in.,  2 flowers at  1.5 inches, 2 at 1.25 in, 2 at 1 in, 2 of .75 in., and  6 at .5 inch 

Stack the flower shapes on a craft mat or plastic. 

Spritz with water.

Put the 6 smallest flowers to the side.

Take the larger group of flowers and use your fingers to scrunch up the petals. (yes "scrunch" is the official term LOL) Repeat with the smaller group of flowers.
Push the petals back a little and...

Spread the larger group of flowers out. If the centers are too wet to glue, allow them to dry a little. (if the little flowers are too wet they may need to dry out too.)
OK, starting with the largest flowers glue & stack the large group of flowers. Stagger the petals.

Now, with the smaller group of flowers, scrunch one up like this...
Then put glue on the bottom and attach to another flower shape...
Fold the bottom flower up and
repeat this with the remaining small petals.



Now just put the small group of flowers in the center of the large group

Hope you enjoy this tutorial and make some Mumms of your own.

Here is a link to the cut file. Mumm

This tutorial will be posted in the "easy" flower page at the top of my blog.