Monday, March 10, 2014

Valentines to crocus

Hello bloggers,
 Time does slip away and it's been too long since my last post. I didn't realize I had so many pictures of things I could share until I looked through them today. So hopefully there will be something you might like to try. New techniques are fun to try to see if they work for you. Never know when you might discover a favorite.

Of course in February there has to be Valentines's cards. These have the front textured with an all over heart design and then a strip of hearts at the bottom. A "label" was made with a strip of card stock put into just one end of a die, making the shape at each end. The hearts are from Stampin Up "Hearts a Flutter" die set.

At our monthly meeting of a couple of friends we made these 2 projects. Actually as you can see there are more than 2 since the first one has 5 boxes. These were all made using one sheet of 12 x 12" scrapbook paper. Both tops and bottoms are included. The next one is a fun folded card with pop outs where you can add whatever you like. We selected a saying. I later chose more decoration for the front and sentiment inside. The blue flower is my first attempt at cutting flowers using a die on felt. It works pretty well but I did have to add an extra shim. The card was a bit larger than the regular A2 size.

This one is so much prettier in person. But hope you can see the details. It is a gate fold style card using spellbinders dies (I think. The owner couldn't remember). The main card stock is light aqua with sparkly stars. Bling flourishes are added on the left along with a pretty lady button and stick pin. It is all held together by sheer organza ribbon.
My hair cutting lady had a birthday so made this card for her. The white lacy part is made with a Martha Steward punch. Inside is gold paper textured w/ a swirly embossing folder. The pretty paper flower was given to me so don't know who made it. Leaves are MS punched out.

I hope there is something here you would like to try. Since the projects were done at my friend's house, I don't know the source. But you could do a search on youtube to find videos to help you with them. Youtube is a fountain of information.

Looks like spring is trying to come and most of us are ever so ready for its appearance. Until then, keep warm and busy crafting.

Luke 8:16 16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.  
If you have a relationship with God on a regular basis, you know what this means. Jesus was actually talking to those of His day who could see Him in person. But I think it also pertains to seeing with our spiritual eyes and ears. We can see His work everyday as we go through our life. He touches this world and sustains it for our use. There is much to thank and praise Him for, even if life gets challenging. Give Him your praise for what He has done for you.
Have a wonderful day and keep on crafting!! 


  1. Meg, the cards are so beautiful! Oh, thank you so much for sharing them. On the last card with lace type puch, how'd you get it punched in a wavy pattern like that? I recognize the first card and smiked so hard my cheeks hurt :) again, thank showing us new techniques that you learn and the cards that you make with them.

    1. Lequita, that lacy punch is made to wave. It punches the border all the way out so is not attacted to the edge of the paper. There are 2 punches in the set just like all the around the page punches. This set just punches it all out to make a frame.

  2. They all look beautiful. I love the boxes.