Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tall and Skinny

I'm all caught up with my HIMCR DT postings so I decided to make something for another challenge and came up with this one for Verve's Mojo Monday. Please ignore my paint splattered easel.

Cardstock: My card measures 7" tall x 3.5" wide when folded. The blue and cream are from my stash, the 2 prints are from SEI's June 2014 Kit of the Month.
Ribbon: From my stash
Flower: From the SEI June 2014 Kit of the Month, Leaves are leftovers from another project
Sequins: My stash
"Happy Birthday" printed on my computer using Word, layered onto a blue background.
I inked my edges with the ink that came with the SEI June Kit.

Entering into this Challenge:

Mojo Monday - Tall and Skinny


Saturday, August 23, 2014

HIMCR #162 - Any Holiday! 2nd Posting

HIMCR #162 - Any Holiday!

The sponsor is Pickled Potpourri!

The giveaway is a $7 Gift Certificate to Pickled Potpourri!
I was able to complete 2 projects this week using the same images from Pickled Potpourri.
I have been wanting to make something on wood and came across this piece of wood in our neighborhood wash a while back. My other half drilled some holes in the wood for me and I went to work.
My piece of wood measures 13" wide x 4 1/4" tall, the bottom piece measures 7" wide x 4" tall.
The papers are all scraps from my stash, I covered both pieces of wood with black paper, I had to make a join in the top piecs. I used Mod Podge to hold the paper on. When that layer was totally dry I added the printed paper using Mod Podge.
My images were all printed out at 3" tall, I colored them using my Faber - Castell pencils and gamosil then fussy cut them.
Adhere to project using Mod Podge, when that layer is totally dry add 2 more layers of Mod Podge.
Then I adeded several items from my Halloween stash and the ribbons for hanging on wall.
Entering into these challanges:  (Halloween stash)  (Buttons, up-cycled piece of wood)

HIMCR #162 - Any Holiday

HIMCR #162 - Any Holiday!

The sponsor is Pickled Potpourri!

The giveaway is a $7 Gift Certificate to Pickled Potpourri!
Thanks to DT member Lena I was able to get this week's images. Thank you Lena. I made these cute little treat bags.

Digi Image from Pickled Potpourri
Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2
Colored pencils, I used my Faber - Castell pencils and gamosil
Chipboard (I reused an office supply box, very light weight)
Googly eyes, ribbon, twine, charms and stickers (all from my stash)
Action Wobbles
Color images then adhere to chipboard and fussy cut out.
Cut bags using Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 <TrtBgLce> after first scoring using Cricut scoring blade and <TrBgLc-s> to mark score lines, then cut bag, do both, "cuts" at 10.75".
Fold bag on score lines and assemble bag.
I added 2 holes to my box lids with my Crop-A-Dile to add the ribbon.
Add ribbon and close bags by tying with twine through holes in bag and flap.
Attach twine to 5th hole in flap, add charms to other end of twine.
Attach image to other side of bag with Action Wobble.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

HIMCR - #161 - Use Ribbon

 HIMCR #161 - Use Ribbon!

The sponsor is My Besties!

The giveaway is 4 preselected digital images!

My desktop computer died on me so I do not have a way to print up the digi images for this week's challange so I went rogue and pulled out my quilling supplies.

On the blue card I used ribbon for the flower stems and pleated ribbon on the edge.
On the orange/yellow card I used ribbon along the bottom of the front panel as well as the bow.
Quilled Creations Beginner's Quilling Kit and Combing Quilling Kit (orange/yellow card).
Ribbions, brads, sentiment stamp, fringing scissors.
Embossing folders.
Adhesives, foam pads.
Corner Chomper
Blue card measures 5" w x 6"tallh (when folded on side), front panel is 4.25" w x 5" tall.
Orange/yellow card measures 5" w x 7" tall (when folded on side), front pannel is 4.5" w x 5.25" tall
Card fronts and yellow panel are all embossed with various folders from my stash.
I chomped all of the corners on the blue card and panel. The leaves are from Cricut's Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge, flowers are from the beginner's kit, follow kit directions to quill and assemble 3 daisys.
The flower and huming bird on the orange/yellow card is from the combing kit, combing tool included when you buy this kit. Follow kit directions to make the hummingbird and flower.
Grass on blue card was cut from a scrap of green cardstock then I used my fringing scissors and curled the blades of grass.
All of the brads and ribbons are from my stash except for the pleated ribbon, I just received that as a part of a blog candy package of goodies from: Paperie Blooms, it's from Webster's Pages Designer Trim Collection.
I adhered the Bazill Basics blue panel to the front of the blue card with foam pads.
I took the prongs off of the ladybug brad on the orange/yellow card and adhered her with a foam pad.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Double Sided Post-It Holder

Yesterday was a odd day, I overslept and felt like I was behind all day so I spent the day watching TCM and taking my time playing with making this post-it holder. They are very easy to make and really don't take any time at all, I was just in slow motion all day.

I used double sided paper, the pocket with the flowers on is the flip side of the paper I made the easel section out of, the, "Mom" side matches the easel paper.

I also used some of the metal flowers I had leftover from my previous project, added some sequins and cut out, "Mom" with my Cuttlebug alphabet dies and embossed them with an argyle folder.

All you need to do to make one of these is:

Cut easel: 9 1/2" x 3 1/8".
Score at: 1/2", 1 1/2", 2 1/2", 6".

Cut pocket or pockets: 5" x 4 1/8".
Score on 5" side at: 2 1/4" and 2 3/4", then turn and score on 4 1/8" side at: 1/2" and 2 3/4".
cut out small sections where score lines cross. Then fold on score lines and assemble.
Cut 1 or 2 (depending on if it's single or double sided) to measure a 1/2" small all the way around than the finished pocket. Decorate this panel and attach to pocket section.

Entering into these challanges:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

HIMCR Blogiversary #4 - Anniversary!

HIMCR Blogiversary #4 - Anniversary!

This has been a great Blogiversary for Hiding in My Craft Room!

Thanks so much for celebrating it with us!

We are 5 years old!!!!

For this challenge it can be anything Anniversary themed and isn't a birthday just an anniversary of a birth. So hey, we'll accept birthday themed projects as well!

We want to have fun right and not make it too difficult to play but still a challenge at the same time!

The sponsor is Scrapper's Delights

The giveaway is 3 images, winner's choice from Scrapper's Delights!


I was bad and didn't follow directions but I really don't have any anniversary to celebrate so I made a, "Happy Easter/Hoppy Birthday" gift box.

Why does Google flip these on me and how can I fix it?

Digi Image from Scrapper's Delight
Cricut cartridges:Tags, Bags, Boxex & More 2, Birthday Bash, Easter 2010 and Ribbons & Rosettes
Cardstock, I used DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack for the box and grass, everything else was a scrap
Flocking, twine, googly eyes and bling, my bling is from Zva Creative, one of my blog hop winnings
Adhesives, foam pads, pom poms
Print and color digi, then fussy cut and adhere to piece of cardstock and make a, "shadow". I added flocking for flower centers.
Cut box from Tags, Bages, Boxes and More 2 @ 11", cut Happy Easter and bunnies from Easter 2010m cake and, "Hoppy Birthday" from Birthday Bash, the gras is from Ribbons and Rosettes, the lighter green is cut as grass border @ 1" x 11", I also used the same cut for the darker green but I stretched the cut to be a little bigger than the lighter green. Cut each length of grass twice.
Assemble your cuts, add googly eyes to the bunnies, I also added pom poms for the bigger bunny's tail and nose. Attach sentiments to box before assembling as well as the image, cake and bling.
Attach darker green grass to box with foam pads, score wherever you need to turn a corner. Attach lighter green grass to the darker green grass using foam pads. Add a piece of twine around outside of grass.
Attach bunnies, mine are either inbetween the layers of grass or under both layers of grass.
I also cut a piece of chipboard, just a bit smaller than bottom of box and glued to bottom of box, this gives the box bottom more strength.

HIMCR - Blogiversary #3 - Back To School


 HIMCR Blogiversary #3 - Back to School!
The sponsor is Digi Digi Doodle

The giveaway is ?????   
I was very happy with this project until I got up this morning and saw the wrinkles in the vinyl, I shouldn't have used any glue on the letters, I should have stuck to my Xyron sticker maker. Or if we lived in a perfect world I would have had some black paint on hand to use (that was my first choice).
Apple digi from Digi Doodle
Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge
Red, black and white cardstock, clear craft plastic
Black vinyl or paint (I would use paint if I did it again)
14 x 11 canvas
Glazed Dimensions, black enamel accents, colored pencils
Mister Huey's Color Mists - Shine
Foam pads, Xyron 1 1/2" sticker maker
Attach vinyl to canvas or paint canvas black (I strongly recommend the paint). 
I ptinted the apple out using red cardstock then again using white cardstock. I fussy cut the red apple out then colored in the stem, leaves, nose and mouth on the white apple and fussy cut those out. I also did a fussy cut on the white cardstock eyes but didn't color them. Shape leaves and run a bead of Glazed Dimensions to center of leaves. Attach leaves, stem, eyes, nose and mouth with foam pads.
I cut the font from the Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge at 1 1/8", using white cardstock then I sprayed the letters with Mister Huey's Shine while still on the Cricut mat and let them dry. I also cut the font shadow from black cardstock and cut a second set of letters using the Clear Craft Plastic. (I wanted to use white glitter paper but didn't have enough) so I decided to make it shine a different way.

If you look real close you can see the shimmer of the font.
Attach apple to vinyl using double sided tape. The set of books on the bottom was an extra from a previous project a few weeks ago. Put black Enamel Accents on the dots on the apple's face.

HIMCR - Blogiversary #2 - KISS! Keep it Simple Sweetie!


HIMCR Blogiversary #2 - KISS! Keep it Simple Sweetie!

This just basically means to what it says, just keep it nice and simple or clean.

AND have fun!

The sponsor is PaperTemptress!

The giveaway is a $20 Gift Certificate to PaperTemptress

I made this card for my friend Pat who fell and broke her wrist a few weeks ago.

The Paper Temptress papers are so beautiful, they really shimmer and shine, close ups below show some of the beauty of these papers.

I cut my card base then each subsquient layer was cut approximately a 1/2" smaller than the previous layer. Then I added some black trim from Queen and Co. that looked like a ladder, then I laid gold ribbon over that trim so all you can see is the border of the black trim. I put the floss on top of the gold ribbon and tied under where I wanted to place the blowers. Flowers are from my stash, the brad centers are from Spare Parts, the gold and white twine on the side is from Your Next Stamp. Sentiment came from my Unity Stamps.

Card base: kraft
Topped by: Cream Velvet, Onyx mica/metallic, Canelicle Incandescent, Flame mica/metallic, Navy Blue Leather, Silver mica/metallic, Gold mica/metallic, topped by Silk Silver Luster Text.
I stamped the sentiment twice, on the gold mica/metallic then again on the Silk Sliver Luster Text, doing a fussy cut on the Silk Silver Luster Text and layering on top of the Gold mica/metallic using a foam square.

Super Scraps Saturday - HIMCR - Blogiversary #1

HIMCR Blogiversary #1 - Super Scraps Saturday!

A month wouldn't be complete without a Super Scraps challenge!

The sponsor is Sami Stamps!

The giveaway is a $12 Gift Certificate to Sami Stamps!

Rose hat digi from Sami Stamps
Zva Creations Bling
Colored pencils
Tea pot and cup stamps (from my stash, brand is unknown)
Embossing powder, Versa Mark pad, heat gun
Print and color digi the fussy cut it out.
Cut cardstock to measure 5.5" wide x 5.25" high.
Cut printed cardstock to measure 4.75" wide x 4.75" high and adhere to card front.
Add Zva Creations bling, adhere hat with foam pads. Print sentiment onto velum, I used my Xyron 3" sticker maker, putting the yellow cardstock through the it then adhering sentiment on top. I added the flowers from my stash and yellow Stickles for flower centers and adhered to card with foam pads.
Print inside onto vellum, cutting vellum 1/2" wider than 1 side of cardstock, score so that it will fold with the card. Since my vellum adhesive doesn't work as well as it should, I added the ribbon strip on the inside to hide the tacky tape.
Add a piece of twine around card fold.
For the menu I stamped a scrap of pink card using the Versa Mark pad then sprinkled with navy blue embossing powder and set with heat gun.
Cut patterened paper to measure 4.25" wide x 6.5" tall and score at 3.25". I printed the menu onto vellum, cut to fit inside the patterned paper and tied twine around the fold to hold the vellum in and added the tea cup after fussy cutting out.
Fussy cut the tea pot and adhere to front with foam pads, add a piece of Zva Creations bling.
Entering into this challange:

Friday, August 8, 2014

Metal flowers on Dutch fold card

This week's Lawn Fawn/Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop this week I pulled out my metal sheets and got to work.

I also got out my Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders to cut and emboss the flowers.

Cardstock, white and printed
Metal sheets
Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge
Zva bling
Embossing powder
Ribbon, stickles, pom poms
Adhesives, foam pads
I and embossed the flowers then layered them and added a center of Stickles.
Emboss your sentiment.
Cut Dutch fold card:
Cut white cardstock to measure 10" long x 4" wide. Cut a second piece of white cardstock to measure 8" wide x 3 3/8 " long.
Score 10" X 4" piece at 4" and fold.
Score 8" x 3 3/8" piece at 2" and 6",fold, Adhere card pieces together matching bottoms.
Cut printed cardstock to fit the front flaps you created.
Cut front panel so that it fits (mine is a little too long) front with a bit of overhang. Decorate this panel with flower cuts, I added twine stems and cut some leaves from my Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge. Adhere flowers with foam dots, place pom poms along bottom of stems then add a piece of ribbon with foam dots.
Decorate bottom flaps as you like, I put my sentiment and some Zva bling on mine. Add a piece of twine on the top fold.
As you can see by the second picture, the card will stand up on it's own. You want the decorated panel to be heavy enough to help the card stay closed.
I am entering this into these challanges: