Today I am going to share some photos of my newest invitation I recently made. They turned out so dang cute.
So start off with a basic mask shape and cut it out.
Once I had the base mask, I then traced it onto a piece of copy paper.
Now because I wanted to make sure they fit the envelopes I have for them. I took measurements and then drew a box around the mask so that I would know how much room I had to work with.
Here is the fun part, the design. I first drew it out in pencil. Then when I was happy with the design I drew it in with a black marker.
Once the drawing was complete I created a die cut for it and started cutting them out.
This mask had 2 layers of color. the first layer (which was done in lavender) was laid onto the base mask.
Then the 2nd layer (which was done in a dark purple) was layered on next.
Now you can go crazy or keep it simple. I took gold glitter glue around the eyes. (i know it’s hard to see this step), then added bronzed mica fragments over the right eye (this is made by stampendous) and last but not least added two rhinestones, one on each side.
Ok it wouldn’t be a real invite without a place to put all your info. So I cut out yet another piece which mirrored the base mask but bigger.
Glue your mask onto the white piece and fold over. You can now add your info to the inside.
Here is a shot of the final invitation. Isn’t it just lovely. I have had so much fun working on this one.
So I was given the challenge to make and design an invite for a combined birthday party. the little boy wants super hero stuff and of course the little girl wanted princess’s. So after thinking about this one for awhile, I came up with this cute design. A little superhero on one side and a princess on the other side of the invite holding the card. and what’s great is that I could change the hair color or skin color to match the birthday kids.
On this one you flip up the top card to reveal more party information.
Our Little Superhero
Our Little Princess
I was filling on of my orders earlier and had felt like I myself had fell down the rabbit hole and ended up in Wonderland with Alice. My desk was covered with little oysters (from the Walrus & the Carpenter story)
time to make some scalliwagging Pirate Invtiations
Here is a shot of the finished invitation minus my personal info. so where the white is you should add your address, date, time and either email address or phone number for the RSVP
Once I printed out all of my invites onto recycled brown card stock. I rolled one up and inserted into a empty water bottle. I also added some jewels in the bottom of the bottle instead of sand.
now to make a label. take one 2 1/2 round circle, a design (I chose to use the same ship image as on the invite) and a 2 x 8 1/2 in strip of paper.
cut out the image (ship) and glue it onto the circle. I then took a black marker and drew a circle on the circle and added marks.
Attach your circle to the end of the strip of paper.
then i used my Scotch Advanced Tape Glider and applied 3 lines down the back of the strip continuing onto the circle.
here is a closer look at that process.
Now grab your bottle and starting on one side, apply the strip all the way around the bottle until the 2 ends connect.
I used Natural Jute;s 3 ply brown twine to the top of the bottle to finish her off.
Here you go. a finished pirate invitation in a bottle.
Yo ho, yo ho, a Pirates life for me.
Today I made a pattern for a pirates chest. here is the finished product. it looks so cute. it is about 3 inches high and 2 1/2 inches wide
it took me a little tweaking to get it right.. here are a few examples.
here is the final pattern and I added wood grain to the sides that would show.
then I plunked it down on my copy machine, put in some light brown card stock and printed the bad boy out.
I can’t wait to fill it with goodies and bling it out with some jewels.
So I guess it’s not completely finished. I will post pictures later when it is all shiny with jewels
During the scrapbookusaexpo 2012 me and my sister chose to experience there VIP seat treatment. this entailed us receiving early entry (even before the early bird shoppers), a free cricut apron, seating in the exclusive VIP area, a make and take class, treats, a VIP host and an opportunity to enter into a layout page contest.
the contest: there were about 5-6 prizes to be rewards. The terms for entering was to submit a summer type scrapbook layout for judging.
I choose a fun array of photos from a terrific beach trip from years ago. Me and the same sister that accompanied me to the expo made a sandcastle on rock away beach in Oregon. Then decided to destroy thus said sandcastle before leaving. 🙂
This is a shot of what the 2 page layout looks like side by side (Sandcastle To destroy or not to destroy)
Here is my hand drawn sandcastle title. After I sketched it out with a pencil, I took my black marker and outlined it. Then taking 2 different blue markers filled the top portion in with the lighter blue and made waves with the darker blue. For the bottom I used doodlebugs design inc’s crushed flock, color light brown. To apply the flock. I applied liquid craft glue evenly where I wanted the flock, sprinkled it on top and shook the lose remaining flock onto a spare piece of paper and put back into the bottle.
To make the title pop even more I glued the title onto a piece of black card stock and used my Imaginise distresser around the edges. Then I chose to do it again but mounting it to a Fushia piece of paper this time and repeating the process.
I brought along with me some of my handmade die cuts. The little oysters from Alice in Wonderland are ones I make and sell on my Etsy site. click here. I thought adding these cute little oysters would be perfect for a beach layout.
Here are some of the products I used to make this layout. want 2 scrap black pearl bling, Imaginisce Destressor, Doodlebugs Design crushed flock, and my favorite adhesive runner Scotch advanced tape glider.
If you have any questions on how I made this page. Please let me know.
me and my sister were at the scrapbook use expo 2012 all day on saturday. we received many fabulous items, won drawings and participated in extra fun games.
the dj had games going throughout the day to keep things fun and to give you a reason to get out of your chairs (well another reason then going and checking out all the fantastic deals at the vendor stations)
we watched a race against time scavenger hunt. where the 2 teams (blue and red) had to go to different vendor stations and find there colored circle and beat the other team back to the dj station before the other team collected all of theres.
then we had a tug of war. we did get into this one and got our butts handed to us on the 1st pull. congrats to all the woman that won this even after 4 pulls.
here are a few shots of the action.
then we had a dance contest. they warmed them all up with a zumba lesson. then each stage to be able to stay in you had to receive an item from one of the floor judges.
1st stage – marti gras beads
2nd stage – marti gras mask
3rd stage – u guessed it a marti gras boa.
the final stage they would change up the music every 10 seconds.
i was so proud of my sister she did the change overs so well. think about going from doing moves from thriller to a country hoe down.
Here she is (the 3rd one in pink.. oh course) with the 4 top finalist.
some more designs that you will see soon. are: penguins, king julian and alex the lion from madagascar, shrek, fiona, donkey and gingy from shrek. if you have any characters you would liked to see. just let me know and i will put them on the list to make. Enjoy
I had so much fun checking out all the cool vendors at the scrapbook expo. click Here
So I wanted to share with you all what fantastic finds I brought home. Today was my day to just mosey around the convention checking out all the vendors and products. Tomorrow me and my sister will be given the VIP treatment and are going to be scrapping all day.
any whoo Let’s take a look at what I found.
Vendor #1: Eyelet Outlet – where I found some awesome brads – each pack was $2.50-$3.00
12 Retro Button Brads
12 Bottle Cap Brads
12 Gear Brads
12 Pirate Brads
12 Moose Brads
12 Farm Animal Brads
Vendor #2: Doodlebug Design Inc.
the bundle I bought
They gave out FREE catalog’s. I have already flipped through it and it has some amazing organization products and ideas for your craft room.
crushed velvet flock.. in the colors of lily white and bubblegum – $1.00 each
Boutique brads – limeade assortment – $2.00
pink flocked brads – $1.00
Craft Knife – black n white daisies – $3.00
Craft Mat … reversible self-healing double-sided – pink w/pink flower print on back – $3.00
Mini Brad Keepers – 12 bottles for $2.00
Vendor #3: Basic Grey
They have a great sale going on. a Mix n Match deal 1 for $2.00 or 3 for $5.00 so I purchase 6 different items for $10.00 each cost $1.66
Rub-Ons – 5 pages worth
brads in 6 assorted colors
which i have already placed in some of my new mini brad containers – I giddy about this one.
decorative paper clips
decorative brads – each larger brad came with a matching little one.
Vendor #4: Part Time Sally
They were selling echo park paper co. products
The stickers I bought were 5 for $1.00
21 sticker Little Boy Set
23 sticker little girl set
22 sticker Paris & Love set
Vendor #5: My Scrapbook Zone
all of there 2 page layouts were $6.99
Monster on Parade 2 page layout
“toaddly’ in love 2 page layout
Vendor #6: Out on A Limb
Their 2 pay layouts cost $6.00-$7.00
Lil’ Stinker – $7.00
Vendor #7: Want 2 Scrap
Bling Bling Everywhere and all for a buck
Marquis Rhinestones – Silver
black, light pink and orange flowers with swirls
Finesse Swirls Pearls – White, Orange & LeCreme
lines of white crystal
Spellbinders Nestabling in clear and black
Swirls : Pearl, light pink, bright pink, black and yellow
Set of dots: black, light pink, red, purple, bright pink, dark blue, yellow, light green, light blue, dark green, green pearl
Here are some of my Alice In Wonderland characters I carry in my Etsy site. I have created them to hold a letter, number or name. They are great for parties, framing and decorating your kids room.
Here are some examples and you can find them in my shop here
You are able to customize them yourself: you choose the character, number, letter or name, and the color.
Characters available for Alice in Wonderland: Alice, Walrus, Carpenter, Little Oysters, Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, March Hare, Queen of Hearts, Kind of Hearts, Cards, White Rabbit, Caterpillar and much more.
I only have photos of the die cuts. But I can also make Banners, Cupcake Toppers and Name Signs.