Saturday, June 25, 2011

Christmas in July...A Froebel Star Wreath

What do the 4th of July and Christmas have in common? Stars!!! I tried my hand at making a Froebel Star wreath. It took me quite a bit to figure it out successfully make a star without tearing the paper. I jokingly told my husband..."and I thought I was smart! lol!" You can give this wreath a try and don't be frustrated if you don't get it right with one try. Lighten's just paper! :-D

Here is the link that I used to make this wreath: You will need to make 8 stars to form the wreath. The tutorial can be found here: I used strips of paper measuring 1"x25". It wasn't sparkly enough, so I misted the paper with Shimmerz Baby's Breath and brushed it with Ranger's Perfect Pearls--then I dotted some pearls at the center of the stars. I added tulle at the back to make it easier to hang the wreath.

I'm also sharing this project with the bloggers at

Fourth Of July Banner for My Sheri Crafts

This banner is my Design Team Project for My Sheri Crafts. The pennants measure 5"x7". The letters are from the StoryBook Cricut cartidge, cut at 3" and the star is from Plantin' Schoolbook, also cut at 3". I embossed the frames that I had cut using the Stars Cuttlebug folder. The rosettes were cut using Tim Holtz dies and I just added white buttons on the center. I used paper from The Paper Studio and baker's twine to complete the red, white and blue look.

Vintage Patriotic Card For My Sheri Crafts

I got the lovely vintage image from I made an adaptation of the triangle tri-fold card. You can find the tutorial here: I decided to cut the triangle for the front part of the card and leave the other two sides square, so I will have more surfaces to embellish.
The designer papers are from The Paper Studio. The scalloped frame for the vintage clip art was made using a Spellbinders die. The bookplate was cut using a Tim Holtz die. Fore embellishments, I added crinkle ribbon, flourishes and crystals from Recollection, paper lace from K&Co and Prima flowers.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Spring-Themed Exploding Box

I loved the soft hues of this DCWV Paper pack. I added a rose-printed designer paper from My Mind's Eye and voila! I ended up with a distinctly feminine exploding box. :-D

I added frames from Spellbinders for the inside squares, and dotted the scallops with Liquid Pearls. The box cover was embellished using flowers from Prima and skeleton leaves from Recollection, sheer ribbon from Offray, a Tim Holtz ticket and pearl flourishes from Prima.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Beach Layouts For My Sheri Crafts

I am still playing catch up with my layouts and personal scrapbooking, that's why I decided to take a break from my swaps and focus on some personal crafting instead.

Hubby and I used to live near the beach in Florida and it seemed like we were on vacation all the time. :-)

I used some paper that I got from Michael's and layered a thin strip of sinamay on it. I added some Prima flowers, and tiny shells and pearls for the flower centers. I adhered stickers from Me And My Big Ideas and made some swirls using Viva Decor Pearl Pen. The sun had some added shine to it, thanks to the Stickles. :-D

The paper on the second layout is from Michael's and DCWV. The stickers are from EK Success and Jolee's Boutique. I added some white mulberry paper and stitched around the layered frames. I wanted more color, so I added a row of Prima flowers along the bottom of the page.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Once Upon A Springtime Tags

I love the coordinating stamps that go with the Graphic 45 paper packs! I cut the tags From Tags, Bags, Boxes and More at 4 1/2" using the Blackout Key. I had a ball coloring the images with Copic markers. :-) I kept the tags simple by adding some Prima flowers, borders from Recollections, borders punched out using Martha Stewart and swirls and dots made using Viva Decor Pearl Pens.

Copic Markers Color Guide:
Teals: BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18; BG45, BG49
Corals: R30, R32, R35, R43
Browns: E31, E33, E35
Greens: YG 11, YG13, YG17
Skin: E00, E01, E02

Sunday, June 12, 2011

American Beauties in Red, White And Blue

I outfitted these paper dolls from the Once Upon A Princess cartridge with dresses using paper from Prima, Melody Ross, K&Co and MAMBI. The dolls were cut at 3 1/2". Paper used was GinaK 80 lb. I embellished them with Stickles, Enamel Accents and Liquid Pearls and colored them using my Copic Markers.

Copic Markers Used:
Caucasian Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, R20
Olive Skin: E00, E11, E13, E15, R20
African-American: E01, E11, E13, E15, E17, R20
Blonde Hair: Y00, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Red Hair: YR21, YR24, YR14, E07, E09
Brown Hair: E51, E53, E55, E57

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Diamond Fold Father's Day Card

I made this diamond fold card for the Father's Day celebration at My Sheri Crafts. You can find the instructions on Splitcoast Stampers:

I used paper from Basic Grey's Cupcake 6x6 paper stack, and The Paper Studio. The sentiment was stamped using JustRite Stampers. I made the frames using my Spellbinders Nestabilities dies. Embellishments include: Liquid Pearls, Enamel Accents and baker's twine. I kept the design simple since dad is a no-nonsense guy. :-)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pillow Boxes for Flag Day

June the 14th is just around the corner and guess what day it is? Flag Day! :-) For my project for My Sheri Crafts, I decided to make pillow boxes to hold small gift items. The pillow boxes came from the Easter cartridge, and I just hid the bunny cut using my Gypsy. I used Cat's Eye ink from ColorBox to ink the edges. The paper used are from The paper Studio and My Mind's Eye. I punched along the edges of the accent paper using Martha Stewart Stars punch. I used baker's twine to tuck the vintage images that I printed out from