Friday, June 25, 2010

MPS June project - Summer time tote

Summer is here!!! Kids are getting ready to resume their swim lessons. I made this tote for my niece to take her things to her swim lessons. I couldn't find my tripod, so I made a picture tutorial :)
Here are the things you need:
Freezer Paper (Wax paper will not work)
Blank tote
Any cricut cart. I used Create a Critter
Tulip fabric paint
You also need a piece of cardboard, an old magazine, or something to stick inside your bag to prevent any paint soaking on the other side. Mine didnt leak through, but better safe than sorry!
Cut out your stencil on the freezer paper. I used a 12x12 piece of freezer paper. I used the whale from the Create a Critter cart. Cut out the whale, the whale's first layer, and the saying "Splash". Make sure to save any little pieces in your saying. Make sure to place the dull side of the paper down on the mat, the shiny side will not stick to the mat. If you are cutting out a saying, make sure to press the Flip button on your machine or else it'll be backwards when you iron it on.
Iron on the stencil to your bag, SHINY SIDE DOWN. I started with the whale's first layer, the one that is squirting water. Make sure all the sides are stuck on the bag to prevent any paint leaking under the paper.
Take some paint and a make up applicator or brush and brush/dab on the paint.
Allow time for the paint to dry. I used my blow drier to speed up the process. Use the cool setting. Once it’s dry to touch, peel off the paper and place the second layer to paint on the different shade of blue. Try to align the image exactly for best results. Iron on this second layer trying to avoid the painted area. It will not damage the painted area, but you might get your iron a little dirty.
Paint this new area. Let dry and peel off paper.
On to the saying. Repeat the same process above. Iron on the paper, making sure to include the small pieces of the saying such as the loop in the L and the circles in the P and A.
I painted the water squirt blue
And then continued with the magenta wording
While that is drying I added the sun on the corner and then blow dried the sun and the saying.
After everything was dry I took some puffy paint and added the eyes and smile on the whale and sun. I also wanted it to be a girl whale, so I glue gunned a pink bow ☺ .
I cut out another sun on blue paper and made a gift tag using Robyn’s Friends & Family stamp set.
I know this was a lot of information, but if any step in unclear, please feel free to email me with your questions

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

MPS Sneak Peek of Tweetie Hoo Puns stamps

Here is my latest project I've created using My Pink Stamper's newest punny stamp set. This set is great if you are using any kind of birds. This set will be released VERY VERY soon. You can start checking her website for her announcement on when these will be released.

Well on to my project. We have yet ANOTHER member in our family that is expecting.

I made this card using the Straight From the Nest cart. I cut the nest on brown paper at 4 inches and the eggs on teal paper also at 4 inches. I kept the Real Dial Size button off because those eggs would've been gigantic! I used a different shade of brown for the card itself. I used SU chocolate chip cardstock and cut it at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and the teal paper was cut at 5 1/4 x 4. I stamped the sentiment with chocolate chip ink.
With the same colored ink and a makeup sponge I inked the edges of the nest. I did some heat embossing on the eggs. I used the eraser end of my pencil, dipped it in the embossing ink, sprinkled white embossing powder, and applied heat with the embossing tool.
Keep your eyes out for the release of these stamps! Hope you enjoy my card :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Baby Shower invite

Simple and easy shower invites I made. I used the onesie and the duck from the New Arrival cart. I cut the onesie at 5.5 inches and the duck at 1.75 inches. I attached the duck with pop-up dots to give it the raised look. For the buttons on each shoulder, I punched out tiny holes on a foam sheet and used the little dots. I used the Martha Stewart screw punch that has 3 different sizes. I used the medium sized hole. I used black Sticlkes for the eye of the duck and orange Stickles for the duck's bill. The back of the invite has a blank sheet of paper on which I printed out all the shower information. I placed each invite in a clear cellophane envelope and gave them to the mom-to-be to hand out.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

100 followers giveaway winner

And the winner is....

rbaq12 said...
Congrats on hitting 100!

I'll be contacting you shortly :)
Thanks everyone!

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Woohoo!!!!! 100 followers giveaway

Thanks to everyone who has decided to follow my blog. I never imagined I would actually have people interested in my crafting creations. So as a little token of appreciation, Ive decided to have a small giveaway. It's nothing big like a cartridge or anything :) Its a flower stamp set from Stampology. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post with a way for me to get a hold of you. I'll be picking a winner on Thursday. Good luck and thanks again! :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Almost 100 followers!!!!!!!

I'm 1 follower away from 100!!!!! I think this calls for a celebration and a giveaway! Stay tuned :)