Friday, April 22, 2011


I thought I would make some Easter boxes and filled them with paper grass that I bought at Target and candy of course! I used Tags, Bags and More cartridge. I cut the handle box the biggest that would fit on a 12 x 12 paper. I made two cuts. One out of a pastel cardstock and then one from Easter paper. I glued them together, tied ribbon in the holes on the sides and added a tag. I welded the letters together on my kids' baskets using lyrical letter cartridge. I simply glued their names on a darker shade of cardstock for contrast. I used the "popcorn" style box for my husband and some nieces and their husband/fiance and the "cup" box for the Grandmas and my sister's box. The tissue paper added some flair and I filled them with all kinds of goodies!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Shower Card

I made this shower card for my future daughter-in-law tonight. I am not sure if I will wait until the the shower to give it to her or I might send it to her to let her know just how thrilled I am that my son has chosen her to be his wife! I cut the dress out using Wedding cartridge at 3 3/4 inches. I had the stamp that I think I got in the dollar bin at Michaels. I cut it out along the outside line. I used pop dots for the stamp and the dress. I love the glitter outer layer of the dress. Her color is purple so I embossed the overlay after I had adhered it to the black 5 1/2 x 4 inch card using Darice's new hearts embossing folder. (I bought it at Pat Catans). I then sanded it to have the white core come out in the hearts. The inside is debossed and I like how it looks. I added some extra hearts that were actually scrolls that were punched out in a box that I made. I thought that they looked like hearts so I put them to use and glued them in the corners.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Wedding Cartridge

I am still playing with the Wedding cartridge and having fun with it. Here is a cute "just married" car. I cut it at 5 inches. I discovered that there is more to the boxes that I had made in my earlier posts. I am going to add some layers that I was unaware of and will post them. It should make a big difference in how they look. I talked with my future daughter-in-law tonight and we are toying with making these boxes for favors. The only problem is....I will have to make between 300-400! That is a lot of cuts and a lot of adhesive! I have figured out on my gypsy how to cut a ton out on the 12 x 24 mat but the challenge is finding the paper in bulk. I will go to my store in Brunswick and I can buy 12 x 12 paper by the pound which is much more economical. Let's just hope that they have the right color of purple! In the mean time....I am having fun cutting out different things on this cartridge!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Decorative Bride and Groom

I made these oversized bride and grooms using Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I believe they were cut at 10.5 inches. I layered them differently to get two different looks. I took the picture with my gypsy so that you could see how large they are. They will be nice "extra" decorations at my son's wedding. I think they turned out super cute!

A Wedding Card

I used Stretch Your Imagination to cut this card out at 5.5 inches. I used coordinations purple for the frame and a pearlescence purple for the background of the bride and groom. The stamp was just from my stash. I am just experimenting with the cartridges that I have.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another box

I am not sure how to add this ribbon to this box from Wedding cartridge. It has 2 holes on the side so I made a handle. I am not sure that I like this or not. I then tied the ribbon to give it a different look. This was cut at 6 inches. It is a bit tricky to put together but would make a cute favor box. It would take quite some time to make a lot though.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Wedding Stuff

I have been playing around with my cartridges to see what wedding cuts I have. I have made several boxes and tried them in many sizes. I am thinking about making box favors but the number will be high and I am not sure if I want to do that to myself. Ha ha! I will continue to experiment. I thought I would share some pics of my boxes. I used Wrap it up to make these.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

No Rest for the Weary!!!!

Hello everyone! I have returned from my trip to Vegas. We had a lot of fun as usual. It was great to get away after all the hard work that I put into my makeover. I still have a few things to finish up but the night before I left my son came in with his girlfriend to announce that they are engaged and are getting married this August!!!! Woo Hoo! This is the first out of my four to get engaged and he is my youngest! Well, you all know what this means! Wedding scrapbook!!!! I went out today and bought quite a few things on great sales at JoAnns and Hobby Lobby that will be appropriate for shower and wedding scrapbooks. I found some outstanding wedding paper stacks on sale too. It is going to get crazy around here again. And to think that I was going to put my feet up after the re-decorating. Ha! It will all be fun and since I still have not had time to create (although I have designed some things on my gypsy) I thought that I would post an old shower card that I made for a nieces's shower just to get in the spirit of things.