I made a quick video showing how I made this super cute Graduation card, using the new stamp set named, ‘Blue Skies’ by Lawn Fawn, and the coordinating Lawn Cuts. I think making videos of me paper-crafting is starting to become my newest obsession, hehe. I really like making videos of my process, and I hope that it inspires all of my readers to create something too! Well, I hope you enjoy watching how I made this card; and, don't forget to leave me a comment letting me know what you think.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Lawn Fawn recently released 7 new stamps sets and 8 new Lawn Cuts, too! I placed my order the day they were available and received them this past Monday. I was so excited. You all know how much I Love Lawn Fawn stamps, and I have been looking at them on my craft table and have been WAITING for a moment to use them, hehe. Orders have been keeping me very busy lately, and I probably shouldn't have kept them sitting right in front of where I work—because that’s torture, LOL. Any-who, I thought it would be fun to share each stamp set and Lawn cut individually so you can see how cute they are, and what you can do with them! Here we go—Stamp set, Year Two, three different ways!
I’ve created this super cute mini single layer belated birthday card, cupcake topper, and gift bag. Cute right? You can use this mini stamp set for so many things, and I love that it’s only $4.00. I had too much fun making these. Let me know what you think in the comments.
Monday, May 13, 2013
I've always wanted to create a flyer that provides buyers with a little bit of information on me and my shop; and, I finally put some time aside to create them. I made them really quick on Photoshop, and while I was creating the header I thought to myself, “Oh my gosh, I think I've just created my logo” –without even trying to, hehe. In a blog post a while back I mentioned that I hadn't create a logo yet, and that it was on my never-ending list of ‘things to do’—but I’m super happy with it and I think I’m going to be slapping this logo everywhere now. I’ll probably end up changing the header on my blog as well. Anyways, back to the design, I included a tiny bit of info about my shop, links to my blog, a link back to my Facebook page, and invitation to come back to my shop for Christmas 2013 items, and most importantly a 15% coupon code for return customers—which is to be used for Christmas purchases. I've also, always wanted to offer a coupon code for return customer purchases, and since I was making a flyer already I figured, why not add it. Overall I’m super happy with the design of the flyer I made, and I can’t wait to send these out with every package! Let me know what you think of them—I love reading your comments. OH! P.S. I forgot to mention that I also created the logo font using ifontmaker--an awesome app by apple. If you don't have it yet, you NEED to get it! It's so much fun creating your own unique fonts.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Hi! Today I’m so excited to share my very first hand carved stamp. It’s so cute, and I love that it’s large enough to create some awesome stationary. However, it’s also a great size for decorating paper bags, wrapping paper, and tags. This would be so cute for a handmade Rainy Day themed baby shower, or even just a simple ‘Thank you’ or ‘just because’ card. I always love to doodle when I’m watching T.V. (mostly during commercials). Therefore, I have lots of other stamps on the way. Most of the designs I’m going to be creating will be great for single layer cards, and handmade decor. When I created this stamp I wanted to leave the rain drops hallow so that you can color them in, in any color. If you take a look at the stationary I've created you’ll notice I used a pastel rainbow color effect. I think it looks so cute in these light colors. In case any of you are not into image transfer, I also have the ‘Happy Rain Cloud’ stationary set available in my shop as well. To purchase the stamp or the stationary you can find them in my shop by clicking here. Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I have a really fun DIY to share today! We all know someone who is getting married, and this easy Confetti favor bag tutorial would be something you could offer to make for a very special event. What I love most about this DIY is how messy it gets. I think while I was cutting the confetti I found myself stopping frequently to grab handfuls of it and making it snow, lol. There was something very calming about it. Another great thing about making your own confetti is you can control the color(s). You can make bags of a single color or you can use coral and blue, purple and pink, rainbow colors, etc. The possibilities are endless. I’m even thinking about making a bag of metallic confetti in silver. That would AMAZING. Moreover, the tools you’ll need for this tutorial are: Fringe scissors (Click here to view them), and any color tissue paper. Next you simply unfold the tissue paper, cut off about 1/3 of the tissue paper, fold it in half and begin cutting. Once you've cut your vertical fringe, start cutting horizontally as shown in the images below. It’s that simple. I was so amazed at how much confetti I got with only one package of tissue.
To view how I created the favor bag and tag embellishment, view the video I've created below. It's short and sweet.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Today I have a really fun video for you! I haven’t made a video in a while so I thought it was about time I made one; and, while I was making this video I realized that I’ve never created a card from start to finish on tape before. So it’s kind of exciting for me to share my design process with you. I’m making a floral wreath card using Lawn Fawn’s, Pink Lemonade Collection kit. Their papers are so perfect for this because the collection comes with a variety of flowers in a few different sizes and colors—and speaking of colors. I don’t have that many ink colors so this was a great way for me to create a vibrant eye catching wreath. The color on these papers beat ink any day—to me at least, hehe. While I was making this I thought I’d turn it into a ‘Congrats’ card for my cousin who just had a baby. Well, enough talk! I can’t wait for you to watch me make a card from start to finish. Let me know what you think of it I the comments. P.S. I'm a little talky in the beginning but it speeds up, I promise.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Yay! It’s Friday once again—I’m so happy that my weekend gets to start now, haha. Today I wanted to share this card I designed for Father’s Day. I wanted to create a really cute Mother’s Day card as well, but I didn't have enough time to really sit down and design one—since I've been working on orders, blog posts’, etc. But, here is my Father’s Day card! I really like it, and I've also purchased new high quality cardstock; so, the feel is even better than they used to be. This particular card design also comes with an eco-friendly Kraft envelope—I’m super excited about that. This is my first design that comes with one, and now I’d really like to offer Kraft envelopes with all my designs but first I’ll need to find a wholesaler (because they’re pretty expensive). Let me know what you think of it in the comments and if you’d like to order one I have a coupon code you can use to receive 15% off your entire order: UBLOGFRIENDS, and make sure it’s in all caps when you enter it. Enjoy your weekend!
Father's Day card, by Unify: Click here if you'd like to purchase.