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Saturday, 29 October 2011

My Creative Time DT Call

Hi everyone!

I just found out that Ms. Emma over at My Creative Time is having her very first DT Call! So excited for the opportunity. I made a really quick project to link up for the Call.

I was inspired by Ms. Emma's giftcard die when I though to make this.


It is Hello Kitty's head on the "header" of the gift card holder, then it became a treat holder. There's a fun-size package of skittles in there. For the sentiment, I stamped "Happy Happy Birthday" from My Creative Time's "Wow so many candles!" Set. Click here to view all her products for purchase. 

The purple paper is plain cardstock from my stash, which I embossed with my cuttlebug. I can't quite remember the name of the folder, but I'll check in a bit and update as I figure it out. To finish it off, I tied my holder with some Cotton Candy Pink Divine Twine. =)

Wish me luck! Have a fabulous, crafty day!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Last minute Throwback Thursday

Hi everyone! Just posting up a quick project so I could link up for My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge.


Recipe to be added later. I used the HK Greetings for this one.

Enjoy!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Life is Grand!

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a quick fall treat with you. I saw these super cute M&M candy sticks several months ago and I've been wanting to do it... so here it is! Perfect time to play along at Gettin' Cricky for their Simply Sunday Challenge. I'm also linking this up for My Craft Spot DT Call. Please hop on over there to visit the talent that is trying out, You may find some awesome blogs to follow. I did. : )

Recipe
Paper - Orange Cardstock from stash
Ink - Stampin' up Baroque Burgundy, Inkadinkadoo Black
Stamps - K. Andrew Design Stamps Positive Thoughts
Cricut Cartridge - Doodlecharms
MISC - Divine Twine brown sugar, double-sided tape, 1" x 8" cello bags, Fall M&Ms, make-up sponge

While standing in line at the grocery store, these awesome bags of Fall M&Ms caught my eye! I was so excited because then I wouldn't have to sort through regular M&Ms and pick out the browns, oranges and yellows...
To start, I used MyCutSearch.com to figure out which cartridges had any Fall-themed cuts. I knew I wanted to use a leaf so I keyed that in the search bar. After going through which cartridges had leaves and which cartridges I had in my own library, I decided on the Doodlecharms leaf.



Off to filling up the cello bags I went... It took me a while, only because my two-year old was desperate to help and was sneaking some of the candy. To fill the bag, I used a chopstick to get it open and press down on the M&Ms as they were dropped in to make sure they were in order. After the first couple of M&Ms, they pretty much "fall" in line perfectly.

I cut out both the shadow and black out leaves just to have a mix. They were cut out at 3."

After I had cut them all out, I inked them using a make-up wedge sponge with the Burgundy to give it a blended fall look. I have tried using the kitchen sponges, paper towels, toilet tissue, but I found that the make-up wedges blend the best. Plus, they're super cheap -- it's like $3 for a pack of 20+. (Also, I don't own a dauber.)

Next, I stamped on my Sentiment from K. Andrew Designs Positive Thoughts in black Inkadinkadoo in the center. Then, I tied the bottom off with some Brown Sugar Divine Twine, stuck the leaves on my M&M sticks with double-sided tape (because I couldn't find my pop-dots).


Have a fabulous day!