Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Thank You Card for Teacher

Now that the school year is ending I'm proud to say I will have a kindergartner soon.  Yes my baby bee (Bella) is graduating from pre-school and going to kindergarten next year. I'm so happy. 
So I thought I would be nice to give her teachers a little something special. 

I have seen cards like this on Pinterest and thought it was such a cute idea to make for a teacher. 

Here's what I used: 

Basic Black CS: 4 1/4 x 8 1/2  Score: 5 1/2
Hardwood Stamp Set in Baked Brown Sugar on Crumb Cake CS
Thank You stamp in Whisper White Craft Ink
Banner Made form the Retro Fresh DSP with the Petite Curly Punch

I also made them a little gift. These post-it notes are the perfect teacher gift. 
(Check out my post from April to see how to make these)

The perfect teacher gift. Now all I need is to make a bag to put it in. 

Hope you enjoyed. 

Mama B

Monday, May 26, 2014

Fathers Day Card

Today I have for you a fun Fathers Day Card. Now my Husband is a huge kid at heart and I wouldn't have it any other way. So naturally making fun cards for him is easy. He absolutely loved his Ninja Turtle Card. He thought that was awesome. And I'm sure he's going to love this one too. 

Again I have to say that I don't have a real tutorial on how I created this card. It's mostly free hand, but I can try to explain what I used. 

I used:
Crushed Curry CS (body, nose cheek) 
Whisper White and Baked Brown Sugar for rest of body
Whisper White ( eyes, teeth)
Island Indigo (eyes)
Basic Black (eyes, mouth)
Cherry Cobbler (tongue)
Real Red (tie)

I hope that helps. He was very fun to make. I also used the star from Perfect Pennants Stamp Set (133230) and the fathers day stamp from May's Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Hope you enjoyed! 

Mama B

Monday, May 12, 2014

Olaf Birthday Card

So today I have good news and bad news.
Good news is I have an awesome card to show you.
Bad news is I don't have a tutorial to explain how I made this card. 
I pretty much made it all free hand. 

He was very tricky to make. I did use some punches from Stampin Up the helped in the process.
Owl Punch (head, mouth, eyes)
Large Oval Punch (upper lip, middle body)
1/2 Circle Punch (nose, coal)

Everything else was free hand. 

I'm here to help if you have any questions on how I out him together. But I know all you talented crafty people will find a way. 

Oh and by they way, the little girl who got this card absolutely loved it. 

Hope you enjoyed.

Mama B

Monday, May 5, 2014

Origami Owl Box into a Card holder

Hello Everyone

A friend of mine is selling Origami Owl now and has saved a few boxes that she receives all her items in. She gave me some to see what I could come up with and naturally I wanted to make a box to hold my many leftover cards. 

I was able to unfold part of the box and tape it up to be able to hold some cards. 

Now the paper i used to decorate is a very old set that Stampin Up used to sell. But I wanted to try it out before I used my newer paper. 

So here is a tutorial on how to build up the box. I'm not showing how to decorate it. I'll leave that up to you. 

First I brought up the sides of the box. This gave it more room inside so that your cards can fit perfectly. 

I pulled out the front and taped the side flaps so that they could stay secure.

I then cut off the top and the side flaps at an angle before I taped it down.

Then your done. 

Your able now to decorate your box however you want. I did wrap mine over the sides of the box so that it was a clean edge. I then added the inside paper so you don't see the folds. 

Hope you enjoyed.

Mama B