Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Operation Organizing Craft Room Pt. 2

I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! It has been a project, but I am loving the end result! Along with organizing all my craft supplies, I need to also find a way to organize my list of future projects and deadlines. I have bought a few planners and notebooks which I hope will do the trick!

I bought a simple composition notebook and wanted to dress it up a bit! So I brought out one of the DCWV Premium 5 Piece Paper Collection available at Joann Fabrics. And let the creativity begin!

The first step is to create the bind of the notebook. I measured the width I was looking for. First you attach the paper to the front of the cover  and wrap around to the back side.
Next it is time to create the rest of the cover. I measured and cut 2 equal size papers to cover the front and the back. Once the paper is attached, trim off the excess around the rounded corners.
I believe that this cover is beautiful, but needs a little more detail! I attached ribbon where the two papers attach, in hope to hide the paper seam. (As you can see in the picture below, the front of the May Arts ribbon is a satin teal color. However, the back side is a kraft, papery feel. I chose to use the kraft side).
The cover still needed something, so I added a cute metal embellishment to the corner. The embellishment is attached to a piece of dark brown burlap paper that is include in the DCWV Premium Paper Collection.
Once I added a stamped title to the embellishment, the notebook was finished! I am in love with the outcome and look forward to creating more! They would make cute teacher gifts! Is it too soon to think about Teacher Appreciation Week??
Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Operation Organize Craft Room Pt. 1

My project for the last week or so has been organizing my craft area. Currently my craft area consists of the closet in the guest room and the corner of the living room. My goal is to condense the goods to one location. It has turned into a larger project than planned.  However, progress is being made!

As I am going through the organizing process, I am trying to find different things that might help out.

A few months ago, I believe I had a die that was thrown away with a pile of scraps. During one of the trips to Pinterest land, I found this idea about keeping the dies you are working with safe and in a clear space.

I found this fun frame in a clearance bin and was ready to give it a try. Time to gather the supplies!

It is time to make this magnetic frame:

This is super simple (and cheap) to create! The metal sheet comes for the shingle materials at your local hardware store. One 8x8 square is under a dollar. Make the measurements needed to fit the frame. And cut. Also, cut out a piece of patterned paper the same size. Layer the print on top of the metal and put into the frame.  Throw a few neo-magnets and you are finished. (The neo-magnets will hold your dies as you are working. Pull them off when you are ready to use them.)
Now how simple was that!  I have a few more organizing projects in the works! Looking forward to sharing with you soon!
Have a wonderful day!
The DCWV Cotton Bloom Stack is a HOT BUY from Michael's.


Saturday, January 17, 2015

It's Your Time to Soar

Hello, Butterfly Reflections friends! It is Jessi from Kissin' Krafts and I am glad to be back to share with you a fun and fresh card. Reflection
Who else is ready to put winter behind them? I am ready to start crafting with fun and fresh prints!
Today's card, I am using a few supplies I bought from the Butterfly Reflections store lately!
I knew I wanted to use this fun sentiment from Avery Elle's Look Up stamp set.  My first thought was to use cloud print paper and maybe add a kite. As I was searching for the right paper, I came across the paper airplane print from AC Day Dreamer 6x6 paper pad.  The rest of the prints came from the same paper pad. (Who doesn't love paper pads? They make it so easy to coordinate papers!!!)
Once I attached the papers, I added a small white wooden clothespin to the card. However, it needed something else. I started messing with adding string to the project, but simply could not decide how to make it work. So after several attempts, I decided rely on my go-to add-on, enamel dots.
Thank you for stopping by today! Check out Butterfly Reflections for the latest product! Their selection is full of amazing possibilities!

American Crafts - Day Dreamer paper pad
Avery Elle  - Look Up stamp set
My Mind's Eye - Market Street Enamel Dots

Thursday, January 8, 2015

First Little Tangles Challenge of 2015 - HELLO

Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week and finding some time to create something wonderful!

Welcome to the first Little Tangles challenge of 2015! And doesn't it seem fitting as we say 'HELLO' to a new year, that are challenge should be 'HELLO'?

Before I show my card for this challenge...

To give you more time to participate in the Little Tangles challenge, there will be one challenge per month. Instead of the two we did monthly last year.
Here is my card using the Neat & Tangled My Heart Sings stamp set:

This shape card is created using a large fancy shape die. I wanted to say HELLO to the new year, sticking with my normal style, CAS. To keep up the CAS feel, I used a fun print at the bottom of the card. A word die is used to start the sentiment. The rest of the sentiment comes from the Neat & Tangled My Heart Sings set. I felt the card was a little too CAS (is that even possible?), so a stamped some tiny hearts from the same set. To accent the hearts, I covered them with glossy accents.
Don't forget to check out the Little Tangles blog for some new freebies!

  Don't forget to link up your projects HERE!

Here are a few rules about the Little Tangles Challenge:

Challenge Guidelines:

  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stamps HERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Sunday, January 27th 11:59 EST to enter.

Also playing along with:
Simon Says Stamp - Something New (New 6X6 Dear Lizzy Day Dreamer)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

L-O-V-E Trendy Twine

Hello, Trendy Twine friends! It is Jessi from Kissin' Krafts. Today, I am sharing a treat packaging idea perfect for a quick gift-giving idea!

This month's spotlight color is the yummy Valentine Cherry Cupcake twine!
When I think of Valentine's Day, I always think of the delicious conversation hearts. So I used those candies as my inspiration today!
I used two different heart die cuts to form these conversation hearts.  Once the two different colors are glued together, alpha stamps are used with red ink (just like those conversation hearts. To highlight one of the hearts, I used Trendy Twine's Valentine's Cherry Cupcake to outline one heart.
Looking for other ideas about treat packaging? Look in the store for these candy chutes and other packaging items!
We would love to see you join our Twine It Up Facebook group and show off your creations!
Valentine Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine - Red & Pink Bakers Twine
Have a wonderful day!

You Can Never Have Enough Texture!

Hello, DCWV friends! It is Jessi here from Kissin' Krafts! I know that most of the country is preparing for a huge arctic blast, so don't shoot me, when I say I want snow! However, living near the Gulf Coast in Texas, the likelihood is low. But a girl can dream right?

In the spirit of snow, I create this fun card using a variety of DCWV products!

One thing I love to do is to add a variety of textures to cards.  To start off with, I created the back layer with a kraft cardstock and embossed cardstock combo. The main focus of the card is a printed pocket style design. To highlight the scene, it is matted onto bright red burlap paper.
To cover the seam where the two cardstocks connect, I used snowflake punches to the card. The finishing touch to the card is to add the mirrored heart embellishment that matches the heart in the snowman print.
Isn't fun how different materials and different textures to your project? Check out the shoot below to see the card laying flat.
Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!
DCWV Burlap Paper Stack
DCWV Winter in the Woods
DCWV Mirrored Embellishments