Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cupcake Wrapper Makes a Simple Dessert Exquisite

Today is my mother's 87th birthday. I am not an accomplished cook. I don't even like cooking. However, when I noticed the popularity of cupcake wrappers and toppers I was motivated to make a cupcake, actually 18 of them. Making them look beautiful was a lot of fun.

I used the template from Anna's Seasonal Soirees cricut cartridge to make the wrapper. In the middle of the hearts I have M-O-M written. The "O" is visible  in the picture. The topper was made from the inner hearts cut out of the wrapper. 

Served on fine china made this an extra special treat for the birthday lady. Happy Birthday Mom!

Let me know in the comments below if you ever make something ordinary special by dressing it up.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Handmade Floral Decor

It's a beautiful world!

I made this lovely piece of floral home d├ęcor using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Petunia Collection. I have decided that the flowers which I made from white paper resemble the Camellia Sasanqua flower because of the full stamen that were shaped from navy blue cardstock and sprinkled with prills.

I did upcycle the frame which I found at a rummage sale several years ago and the lace fabric used to enhance the pretty backing paper was taken from a curtain that was no longer being used. The trim and burlap were scraps from my stash. This beautiful project was extremely economical. It did require an investment of time, patience, and the appropriate tools.

Have you ever made something old beautiful? Let me know in the comments below.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Biker Babes Birthday Card

This was a fun card to make. I am not an accomplished colorist yet, but I hope to improve with practice and education. If you are interested in improving your coloring/art techniques it would be to your advantage to look up Lachri Fine Arts on YouTube. She is a professional artist and you will learn a lot from her instruction.

I used Faber-Castell polychromos pencils to color these fun loving ladies and blended the colors with odorless mineral spirits. The stamp is by Art Impressions. 

The lady doing the peddling must be in great shape!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Forever Flowers

These beautiful flowers all have one thing in common. I made them using the Heartfelt Creations  stamp and die sets. The white and pink flowers are made from vellum and colored on the back with copic markers. The red-orange flowers are made from white cardstock with color sponged on from stamp pads. Using this stamp and die set I can make a garden of forever flowers. These are ready to be used on future projects.

Anyone with patience, perseverance and the right tools can learn to make these flowers. If you want to learn how to create them leave a comment below. If you like these flowers leave a comment below.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Just Monkeying Around!

This is one of the fun and easy cards I made this week.

I used the Monkeying Around Paper from Heartfelt Creations to make this card. I did a bit of fussy cutting of the palm leaves and flowers from the papers and used those for adding dimension to the card by layering them. I layered the patterned paper and panel to make a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card. Of course, I had to put some sparkle on the flowers with a bit glitter glue. The card base is a piece of dark brown cardstock from my personal stash.

The card below will make an adorable Get Well card for a child or a young at heart adult.

Scissors, glue and the Heartfelt Creations Paper are all that is needed to complete this card. I did use a piece of dark brown cardstock from my personal paper stash for the card base. It is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card. This is a great card project for a beginner card maker.

Do these monkeys make you smile? Let me know in the comments below.


Monday, April 10, 2017

A Handmade Corsage

This Sunrise Lily Corsage will be a beautiful accent to my mother's attire this Resurrection Sunday. The vellum flowers surrounded by lace and ribbon will put a smile on her face and on the faces of the people around her, because we all know a smile is contagious.

To make this corsage I first created the flowers using vellum paper. I heat embossed the stamped flower images and die cut them. You can find the stamps and dies at this link, Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily. You can also find flower shaping techniques on the same website. The video tutorials on the Heartfelt Creations website is where I learned to flower shape paper. It does take some practice but the results are amazing.

After my flowers were made I pulled pretty things from my stash and used a hot glue gun to assemble them all together. I used a small piece of chipboard as a base and layered and trimmed the pretty pieces. This corsage attaches to a garment with a pin. This was a fun way to use up some of the pretty scraps in my sewing and crafty stash.

God bless you all and have a Happy Resurrection Sunday!


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Encouragement Card featuring the Sunrise Lily Collection

"God's love is endless" is an appropriate sentiment for anyone going through a difficult situation. Encouragement cards are always received as a blessing because the recipient is reminded that someone cares.

The sunrise lily on the front of the card was stamped, heat embossed, colored, die cut and shaped on vellum. The flower stamp, die, and patterned papers I used are all from the Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily Collection. Glitter adds the sparkle and shine to the flowers inside the card and on the outside band. An Anna Griffin gatefold embossing folder created the card base. The inside sentiment is from an Anna Griffin stamp. It all came together beautifully and is handmade with love.

Do you like to give encouragement cards? Have you ever received an encouragement card? Let me know in the comments below.