Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Birthday Greetings

I had some scraps sitting on my desk and rather than file them away I used them to make some more birthday cards. While here in Florida I have been sending about 15 cards per week; birthday and anniversary. The people at our church here are so happy to get them. DH gets lots of comments of appreciation from parishioners about them.
The bottom right card is "framed" with scraps after cutting the Top Note die a second time. I'll be showing you the decorative square cut from the Top Note when I reveal my Thanksgiving cards.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Hostess gifts

Traveling the past few days and wanted to take some little gifts for family and friends that were hosting me. This is a little gift I did for my sister. I purchased a 5x5 inch canvas at the big box hobby store and then rubbed ink in various colors onto the canvas front and sides. Then added waffle paper strip, ribbon and stamped images. Quick and Cute! The waffle paper was adhered with mini glue dots, then ribbon runs completely around canvas and tied and a mini glue dot used to hold it in place. The scripture verse is adhered with mini glue dots, too. I used dimensionals for the bird, heart and flowers. Brads were added to the center of each flower before attaching.
This is a side view. I bought the thicker sided canvas because I wanted it to stand on its own. The sides are about 1 inch wide.

This is a wallet size frame (found in the $1 bin at large fabric store). I saw the expression in a Florida gift shop on a yard flag. So, decided I could use a variety of stamp sets and piece the words together. The wine glass actually is from the retired new year stamp set. This took a little longer since I had to "piece" the expression. Definitely would want to use a stamp-a-ma-jig to do this.
And of course, there are lots of cute expressions to choose from in the Big Idea Book. I've got some other ideas for little stocking stuffers for friends. What fun!