Tag Archives: PVA Glue

Silhouetted Album for B-A-B-Y (and Grad too)

23 May

Today over at CutCardStock.com, I shared a tutorial of how to create this darling BABY album:

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You can download a template to cut out the chipboard pages for Baby, Grad and Love. Click below for the download. Be sure to also check out CutCardStock‘s awesome Kraft Chipboard. It is seriously my favorite.

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BABY printable

GRAD printable

LOVE printable

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope will try one of these albums. I have to say, it might just be a new addiction. If you have some other words you’d like me to put up, just let me know and I’m happy to share.

Cheers, Eli

Summery Dinner Table

3 May

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…

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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.

040313-long-tableHere 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.

040313-fully-setIt was a lovely evening that began with happy, colorful decor.

Thanks for stopping by…see you soon. Eli

Valentine Treat Bags in a hurry…

24 Jan

Who doesn’t love a little chocolate for Valentine’s Day? I do. I do.

Here they are.

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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.

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Be sure to make a few to keep at home…pretty and yummy!

Tween Journal

23 Jan

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:

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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.

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Fun, colorful ribbons add pizzazz to the spiral binding and little silk flowers add a feminine touch.

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Now, off to get it in the mail.

 

Gift Tags Wear Red

28 Nov

Its the season for giving and for that dashing color red. Go on over to CutCardstock.com and see my post about these beauties right here.

I love that vintage Santa stamp and I love working with the Cut Card Stock’s metallic papers (Curious Metallics and Stardream Metallics). Seriously, go check it out.

Merry Crafting for Christmas, Eli

Summer Fun Layout

14 Jul

Living in Florida has given us many days like this:

We are loving it.

If you want to see what supplies I used and how to create it, please join me over at the CutCardStock.com blog. Click here to get there.

Have a wonderful summer day!!

Eli

Bargello styled cards

30 Apr

Ciao, Bella! Hello Beautiful!

Bargello is a style of needlework originating from Italy. The quilters stole it and so have paper crafters. I have wanted to try it for a while and I finally got around to it.

For instructions, check out my post at CutCardStock.com .

(But be careful, it’s an addicting way to use up scraps.)

Until next time…keep crafting.

Goodwill Goodies!

16 Feb

I love Goodwill. I go there to peruse the aisles of kitchen gadgets, china, storage items and so much more. I’m always looking for interesting things to alter. This week, I stumbled upon a couple of blue bins that I knew would be fun for my craft room. A crafter can always use more cute storage bins, right? The one on the left is the before.

This is a super simple project. I used patterned papers from one stack to be sure that they all coordinated. I traced each shape I needed onto the paper and hand trimmed. I wanted it to look hand made. If you want it to be more polished, use a paper trimmer. I inked the edges to give them some depth and then adhered them with PVA glue (my favorite).

Here are a couple more images:

I embellished each with a couple of stamped images. I put the 2 bins up on a shelf and added tags to them for a quick grab. They make me smile. I hope they do you as well.

Happy Crafting!! Eli

Layered Birthday Card

17 Oct

This weekend afforded me some time to create and I just pulled some favorite colors and started working. I fussed with the layout a while but I like what finally came together. I hope you do too.

And a close-up.

Important Stuff
Papers Green, blue textured cardstocks, glitter flower (Die Cuts with a View)
Stamps/inks Sunny Birthday (Hero Arts); ColorBox cat eye ink (Clearsnap)
Tools Cindy Loo cartridge, Cricut cutting machine (Provo Craft)
Adhesives Pop glue dots (Glue Dots International)

Other Stuff Blue polka dot paper, PVA glue, blue and green brads; gray shaped mat

Laundry Tags

16 Sep

We moved recently to a new house in a new state. Of course the way we live in this house is quite different than the way we lived in our old house. {you can read more about this adventure at my other blog At Home in Palm Beach} This house’s laundry room is smaller and shaped differently. Due to the differences,we  needed make sure the space was efficient.

We brought with us a standing Elfa shelving unit with basket drawers. It fits just perfectly in the laundry room. With so many baskets, it got a bit confusing as to what dirty clothes should get tossed where. So, I designed tags to make it easy for all family members to help sort.

This gives you the full picture. I think they are pretty cute but guess what? They are functional as well. Each 3″ tag has a black circle backing, a patterned paper circle, a black circle with a shaped window and a patterned paper ring. I didn’t mind all these layers because I wanted them to survive some abuse.

As you can see above, I simply printed the type of laundry on the rim of the tag. They are, from the top:

  • cold lights (hence the snowflake)
  • cold darks
  • whites (can be bleached)
  • no tag (I have since been using this for hangers)
  • linens
  • reds/pinks
  • lights
  • darks

So, if  some tags around your house would help, choose some fun/coordinating patterned papers along with some white or black cardstock. Cut window shapes and circles with your Cricut or Wizard. Add a brad, some twine and voilá…the laundry practically does itself. 🙂

Eli

ps: {For extra “umph” laminate the tags before the brad/twine}