Monday, October 24, 2011

{Cork Decor}

This was made with my collection of corks (yes, we drank every bottle but I have been collecting for several years)!
I used a plain canvas, some torn up scrapbook paper & a wash of brown paint. I cut the letter from my Cricut and hot glued the corks down. I think it came out pretty good!

Happy Craftin'

Friday, October 21, 2011

{New Mom's Scrapboard}

Our family is currently in the middle of a population explosion and I wanted to make something to welcome my new little niece!

It's a Scrapboard! A place a busy mother can put all those special memories in one place until she is ready (or has time) to put them in their permanent book!

I used a cork board that was painted and fabric was hot glued over the cork area. I used coordinating ribbon for areas to tuck in memories.

I made little envelopes for the First Haircut & First Tooth with plastic bags to store inside along with a card to note the date. Next I added some additional cards for them to jot down special memories that they can add to a scrapbook at a later date.

I wish I has this when my son was he was younger... I now have to rely on my aging brain for all the memories!
If you try one, please put on on my facebook so I can check it out!

Happy Craftin'

Friday, October 14, 2011

{Trick or Treat} Treat!

Here is an easy treat bag called "2-4-6-8" Bag!

8.5" X 5.5"
Score the 8.5" edge: 2", 4", 6" & 8"
turn page and score 5.5" edge 2"
Cut bottom flaps open and cut smallest rectangle off to create a side flap.
Watch video to see entire procedure!

Happy Craftin'!