Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fourth of July Utensil and Treat Cones

No Fourth of July is complete without a backyard BBQ. These cute 4th of July utensil and treat cones are perfect for holding utensils or treats like popcorn and trail mix. They’re also simple, fast, and inexpensive to make! One sheet of 12”x12” paper will make 4 cones. 

·         Glue Dots® Premium Glue Tape
·         12”x1” sheet of double sided patterned paper. 

1.       Cut a 6”x6” square of patterned paper.
2.       Turn the paper so it’s oriented as a diamond instead of a square.

3.       Use Glue Dots® Premium Glue Tape to put adhesive on the front of the bottom, right hand edge of the patterned paper. 

4.       Use Glue Dots® Premium Glue Tape to put adhesive on the back side of the bottom, left hand edge of the patterned paper. 

5.       Roll the paper into a cone and press along the edges to seal the adhesive.

Premium Glue Tape is strong enough to stand up to the bending and pulling of this craft. The dispenser helps it apply quickly and evenly. Whether you have 4 people or 40 at your BBQ, they’ll all love this fun decorative touch. 

I wrote this post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Blessed Are Card

I'm over on the SRM blog today with a Blessed Are Card using SRM's Bible journaling stamps.

Head on over to the blog to see how I created this clean and simple sympathy card.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Grad Cap Card

We just got done with graduations (and a few graduation parties) in my neck of the woods, but I still wanted to share this grad cap card that I created.

I grabbed a fold-able grad cap card cut file from the Silhouette online store. I like that I can start with a basic idea from the store and the use the Silhouette Studio software to really customize my card.

I chose colors from the grad's school. I also used the Studio program to cut the graduation year and the word "Congrats!"
For those of you familiar with Silhouette, when using a file that has both cutting and scoring, the scoring is done with small dashed cut lines. I like to remove those lines whenever possible. Instead of cutting those score lines with my Cameo, I use a scoring tool to score them by hand. I just like the finished look a bit better.  

A cute little tassel I made from cross stitch thread and attached with a large brad completes the grad cap card.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Welcome Summer Sign

I'm over on the SRM Blog today with a Welcome Summer Sign.

Head on over to the SRM blog to find all the details on how to make your own Welcome Summer Sign.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Silhouette Birthday Cards

May is a busy month for cards for me. Between birthdays, Mother's Day, graduations, weddings, and end of the year teacher thank-yous, I feel like I'm constantly making cards. I tend to fall back on clean and simple designs. Today I have a couple of Silhouette birthday cards that use both the negative and positive cuts.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut "Happy Birthday" from a fun script style font.

I backed the negative cut with birthday paper from We R Memory Keepers Cakes and Candles collection.

Some Glue Dots® Pop-Up Dots help add some dimension to the card and helps make the greeting stand out more.

For my second birthday card I used the positive cut from my Silhouette. I used paper from WRMK Cakes and Candles again, but this time chose patterns that were a bit more colorful and busy.

These Silhouette birthday cards are a great what to send handmade greetings even when you are super busy!

I wrote this post while participating on the Glue Dots® design team.

Friday, May 4, 2018

You can find me over on the SRM Blog today with this wedding card.

Head on over to the SRM Blog for all the details.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Celebrate Birthday Layout

I'm not going to has gotten the better of me lately, and I've had so little time to scrap it seems. When I do get something done, it seems to be even harder to find time to blog about it. I guess that's just the season I'm in right now, but I've got a few free minutes now, so I'm finally going to share this Celebrate Birthday Layout that I created a month ago.

I've always been one to scrap out of order. I scrap photos as I find the right paper for them. The good part about that, is that I have a pretty great system for keeping my photos (digitally) organized, so I usually know the story and dates behind photos, even if I'm scrapping them years later.

I can even tell you that my sister-in-law took these photos for me, so I could just do the cake and singing and enjoying the birthday boy thing and not have to worry about snapping the perfect photo.

A quick note about the details of this layout: The paper and embellishments used here are all from Jillibean Soup Souper Celebration collection. I's a fun and really versatile birthday collection.

Whatever season of life you're in right now, I hope you're finding time to enjoy and celebrate it!