Sunday, April 21, 2013

Stamped Candle

You may remember this post from Trinity's Lalaloopsy party last year. Well, guess who had another Lala themed party this year?! Her mom lucked out because now there are actually decorations with Lalaloopsy on them. Everything at the party was super cute. I didn't want to show up without a homemade gift, so I decided to make Trinity something that no one else could buy her...a Lalaloopsy candle with her name on it! Candle making is very easy. You can do it one of two ways: either stamp on a piece of tissue paper or run the tissue paper through your printer (taped to a regular piece of paper) -- for this project, I printed the image. Then cut the image out, getting as close to the image as you can. Position it on the candle and then wrap a piece of waxed paper around the candle and pull it tight in the back. Hold the candle by the waxed paper that is left over in the back and use an embossing gun to slowly heat over the image. It will take 1-2 minutes, but gradually you will see the image magically melt into the candle. Be careful to not overheat. Slowly peel away the waxed paper and that's it! If needed, you can heat over the image slightly to fix any places that the tissue didn't completely melt. 

Bubble Guppies 1st Birthday Invitations!

If Slevin's birthday hadn't been the day before the Superbowl, I totally would have had a Bubble Guppies themed birthday for him because it is his FAVORITE show. So I was very excited when I was asked to make invitations for a Bubble Guppies themed first birthday! Everything was created on MDS and I even downloaded a bubble font to tie everything together. Isn't he a cutie!?

Meet & Greet Baby Shower

These are a cross between a birth announcement and a baby shower invitation and I love how they turned out. This is for a "Meet & Greet Baby Shower" for a baby that was born in December. Everything was created using MDS and then I simply rounded the corners (there were 100 invitations, so that's 400 corners to round!). 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

I have had these done since before Christmas and I designed them before Halloween, so I've been itching for sometime to share these! A Breakfast at Tiffany's themed bridal shower, how fun! I used Tempting Turquoise cardstock from Stampin' Up, and I must say, it's pretty darn close to Tiffany Blue. The card is a gatefold and my favorite part is the little pearl earring :)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Doily Birthday Card

Today I was invited to a birthday party for my friend's mom. Melissa always plans the best parties :) it was a great time and everything was so nice. Her mom likes to do craft projects, so I knew she would enjoy a handmade card. This was a very simple card and although I kept trying to add more to it, I ultimately liked the simple look. I used my Stampin' Up markers to color the sentiment and flowers and stamped on the doily (which are my new obsession). I used spray adhesive to adhere the doily to the card. The stamp sets used were Close as a Memory and Celebrations. I finished it off with a Chocolate Chip ribbon and by rounding the corners. I really liked how it turned out. Happy 55th Terri!!!

The inside
Melissa actually surprised me with these doilies a few months ago (she found them at Target). She got me like 8 packs so I see myself using them a lot, and they are the perfect size! She's the best!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bless Their Nest Shower Invitations

I think this is one of the cutest baby shower themes I've seen! Bless their Nest :) These invitations were made to match a baby girl's nursery and I love how they turned out! As always I designed them on MDS. I tried to get the Top Note shape to cut out on my Big Shot, but no matter how I tried to line it up, it never worked, so those are all hand cut. I adhered only the top portion to the base of the invitation so that it would flip up and you could read the message underneath. The bow was adhered with a glue dot and the corners were rounded with my corner punch.
Flip up the panel to reveal a special message from baby :)

 All 30 of them :)

Check back next weekend! I have 3 parties that I did invitations for that I can post. One of them has been done since before Christmas, so I can't wait to finally share them.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Diaper Invitation

This is another invitation that I have been waiting a very long time to share! I made these for my cousin's baby shower. Aren't they the cutest thing ever!?! I created my template based on a few diaper templates I found online and combined. Each one of these was hand cut (the diaper and the insert). I also "stitched" with marker along the outside of the insert and the tag on the front. It's one of my favorite little extras to add to cards. I used the horizontal slot punch to punch a hole on each "tab" of the diaper for the ribbon.

Her theme was rubber duckies
Close up of the tag. 

And after...All 40 of them ready to be mailed out! :)
 I have several more that I can finally post this month, so check back for those :)