Since Mother’s Day is this sunday, it’s time to grab a foam ball, some strips of stamped paper, glue, pins and your creative spirit to make a topiary for your dinner table or just for a decoration for mom. Here it is:
If you want all the details on how to make it, please venture over to Cut Card Stock blog and check it out.
Happy Mother’s Day!!
We recently had a dinner party at our house and I wanted to get the feeling that the summer is really coming. So I started with golden table clothes and some yellow candles I bought at Ikea!!!
I love our dining room but it is sometimes drafty so the candles tend to drip. I thought if I created some cute medallions, I could put them around the candles and hopefully prevent the wax from dripping onto my pretty table clothes. This is what I came up with…
To create one, I used Spellbinders S4-345 Picot Edge Circles, cutting two per medallion. After cutting, I scored the die-cuts four times and then folded the score lines into alternating peaks and valleys.
Next, I cut the radius of one of the peak folds. After I completed two medallions, I glued the cut edges together and cut a small hole from the center of it. I used two different patterned papers to create a dozen of these.
It’s easy to simply slip them over the candles.
Here you can see the candle medallions. They have alternating patterned papers.
Also on the table are a collection of hand-made place cards, colorful rose buds in small wine glasses and a center strip sprinkled with colorful buttons, paper scalloped circles, and other fun elements.
By the time the party started, salad plates were set, dinner rolls put out in baskets, water poured and candles lit.
It was a lovely evening that began with happy, colorful decor.
Thanks for stopping by…see you soon. Eli
If you have been with me for any length of time (thanks, by the way) you may know that I’ve been designing for Cut Card Stock for several years and before that, Spellbinders Paper Arts. I’ve designed a lot of cards over the years but the one I just created is a new favorite for me.
I’m not sure what it is but I think the colors, the balance, the sentiment, the die-cuts just came together beautifully. Thankfully some days are just like that.
If you want to check out the instructions, click here for the blog poast. Or head over to the CutCardStock.com to see all their products.
Happy Easter to all…and have a creative day. Eli
Easter is coming so it’s time to get your hand-made cards ready. Today over at CutCardStock.com’s blog, you’ll find this card:
The instructions on how to make the card are there but you’ll need to download the sentiment right here!
He is risen
I love me some vintage just not the prices. So, as I finished up my craft room mini makeover I knew I needed to make some darling labels for all my organized bins.
I began these labels as a humble sheet of printed titles and die cut them with variety of sized ovals using my Spellbinders Grand Calibur. Once I cut them out, I kept thinking they looked like the old fashioned enamel labels and I was on my way to creating these:
For the whole tutorial on how to make them, go to CutCardStock.com’s blog (here) and see. Have a beautiful day.
It’s mid-february already and just now I’m getting the chance to share with you a calendar I created for some friends this year. I want to share it with you because you might just want to create an embellished calendar for your purse, diaper bag or briefcase.
First, 2 pics to peak your interest.
Feel free to download the months with the link below. Then visit the Cut Card stock Blog to find out how to put it together. It’s so fun, a great way to enjoy the day and do something practical.
Download calendar pdf: Calendar 2013 ccs.
I know it’s late but Happy New Year.
I love tea. I love to smell it, drink it, hold it’s warm (or iced) cup and I love to give it. Today over at the CutCardStock.com blog, I shared a tutorial on how to decorate this tea tin.
Go make a cup of soothing tea and then visit CutCardStock to check out this little project.
Who doesn’t love a little chocolate for Valentine’s Day? I do. I do.
Here they are.
Check out the CutCardStock.com blog for instructions how to make them. I bet you have all the stuff you need at home…especially the chocolate.
Be sure to make a few to keep at home…pretty and yummy!
A friend of mine was bemoaning the fact that she needed to get a gift for her niece, just after she was encouraging me to keep up with my paper crafts…I suggested she get a journal for her, from me. She agreed!
Here it is:
Her name is Korian! A little hard to see here but the colors in person are fabulous!! The inside has four sections of different colors and each one begins with a little tab and it has a ribbon book mark with chip board buttons hanging on it.
Fun, colorful ribbons add pizzazz to the spiral binding and little silk flowers add a feminine touch.
Now, off to get it in the mail.
Check out this elegant card.
It is not that hard to make. Check it out over at CutCardStock.com to find out how to make it and get the paper supplies you need.