Customized gifts, cards, and mini albums. This blog represents a series of projects,styles,tutorials, and digital files. My passion is to make Art with Encouragement. You can find me on Facebook and Youtube sharing ideas and tutorials, as well as products I love to use.
I've been MIA, but here are some pics of the latest little batch of goodies I've been working on. These little heart-shaped boxes are from TBBM, and they allow you to cut them with a little heart window without any fuss. To seal the windows shut I used Martha Stewart acetate and my ATG. To add emphasis to the shape I drew the faux stitching with my white Gelly Roll pen, and then embellished the other sides. On one side, each box got a different sticker from DCWV, and the remaining sides got a heart from A Child's Year, and the LOVE phrase from Create a Critter embellished with little buttons on the center of each heart. I actually decorated all sides of the boxes before gluing them together with my hot glue gun. This made it much easier to put them all together and made them nice & sturdy. To finish them off, I added cello bags with Valentine-colored M&M's. YUM!
I made this little card today to inter in the weekly challenges a Cricut Cardz Challenge and BBTB2. The first was to use the colors RED, WHITE, and BLACK in your card, the second was to use a hummingbird image.
Card base in black: 4.5" by 5ish inches-I wasn't accurate!
Red mat : 4 4/16" by 5"
Black mat: a little smaller- dry embossed with Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots folder (my fav.!)
Hummingbird: 3"from Disney Princesses DCT with two wings for dimension, dry embossed and de-embossed to soften the effect.
Eye: Inkssentials Gloss in black.
Flower : 2.45" from Gypsy Wanderings with Hearts at 1" from DP welded in center. Embossed to add shine, and popped with dimensional adhesive.
Heart Layer: 1" also from DP.
Tombo adhesive was used for everything else.
The interior is matted in white, the small flower was made using the cut-outs from the larger flower and embossed. The border is a sticker from my stash. TFL!
I made this mini book known as the "Santa baby" from Paper phenomenon. Since it was after Christmas, I decided to make it with more of a "Valentine" flair. It is for a little girl, and I used the new Playtime Cart available at Walmart with the E.
I made these thank you cards using the Paisley cart for the 1st time. I love owls, so naturally I wanted to use that image first. The frog prince is "charming" as well, so he was next. I added little bits of detail here & and there too...
Sorry people- New camera= no uploads of current activity. Therefore- this post is late, but better late than never. I will edit this post at a later time when I figure out what I used to make the banner. The pictures are finally here though!