Tuesday, December 13, 2011

You've Got Mail!

These mini mailboxes from Target are so cute!!  I bought these last year from their dollar spot and never did anything with them.  Well, I came across them in my flurry of crafting and decided to do something with them this Christmas.  I am going to fill these with Hershey Kisses and a special gift for a few of my friends and family.
I cut the Christmas paper just short of 4 inches and it fit perfect.  The reindeer (isn't he so cute!!) is from Doodlecharms.  I tend to forget about that cartridge when I am crafting.  I will have to move it to my favorites drawer so I am reminded to use it more often.
I also like these because I was able to use some of the busier Christmas paper I have without it being overwhelming.  Great way to use that paper you just don't know what to do with.
I like that this can be a cute Christmas decoration after the gift is opened.
Parts and Pieces:
DCWV Christmas Stack
Mailbox from Target
3/4- inch circle punch
Stampin' Up! Card stock - Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel
Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge
Stickles - Christmas Red
Stampin' Up! Ink pad - Real Red
 Stampin' Up! Stamp-n-Write marker - Handsome Hunter
My Pink Stamper stamp - Christmas Wishes
Google eyes
Stampin Up! scallop circle punch

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Keep Calm...

This is yet another idea from Pinterest (I really, really love that site!).  I could not wait to make it for my kitchen.  I really should have been working on Christmas presents, gift wrapping, and cookie baking but I couldn't get this one out of my mind.  I am a huge Disney fan and this was so perfect for me.  I wanted to make this on canvas and needed to use my Cricut Gypsy to design and cut this one.  Mickey Font was perfect for the sign and I was so happy I had white vinyl on hand.  I also used my iRock tool to add the sparkles. 
I need to design and make some for my kids as well.  When I showed the girls this one, they all wanted it for their rooms.

Parts and Pieces:
8x10 Canvas from Michaels
Black Acrylic paint - Plaid
White Vinyl - Cricut (Provocraft)
iRock tool and gems

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Pretty Lamp to Light the Way

Another idea I saw on Pintrest (I just LOVE that site!!).  My oldest daughter has decided to redo her room.  I really did not want to have to buy new bedding and change everything that was blue so I was thrilled when she agreed to just add some new colors.  I saw a redone lampshade like this one on Pintrest and thought it would be perfect for her room.  It would add a girly flair and make use of a lamp we already had.  We plan to paint the base once I get out and get the paint.
I got the ruffle trim from JoAnn's and already had the jeweled brads and Prima Flowers.  I needed 6 yards of the trim to cover this lampshade.  I used my trusty hot glue gun to adhere the trim to the shade.  The lamp uses a low wattage bulb so I am not too worried about the heat.  In spite of the many times I burned my fingers with the hot glue (I really need to pay more attention to what I am doing and less on the Harry Potter movie playing in the background) I had a lot of fun making this.  Of course, there was the added bonus of a happy teenager when she saw her new lamp.  I think I got some good mom points for this one.  :)

Happy Scrapping and Crafting!