Monday, September 16, 2013

Birthday Bracelet and Gift Box

Hey, Everyone! 
I just wanted to share a quick and easy gift box for jewelry, a cookie, whatever you make or bake that will fit inside.   I made this box, tag and a cute bracelet for my Sister-In-Law's Birthday this past weekend.  We spend a lovely day at a local winery for brunch with the family to celebrate her special day. 
I used the Silhouette file "Treat Holder - Petal Shaped" (Design ID #42139) and sized it so that the inside bottom of the box was 4".  I cut a strip of paper, put some slits on one side and formed it into a circle and glued it to the inside of the box to be the bracelet holder.
I made a couple of tags and welded my dear SIL's name to the bottom of one and used my sketch pens to write the birthday sentiment.  I also cut out a circle to fit the inside of the bracelet holder and sketched a cute cupcake and sentiment on it and glued down.

Happy Birthday, Susie!  We love you!



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Halloween Glitter Witch

Hey, Everyone!

I realize it's a little early (okay, way early!), but I found the cutest Halloween design in the Silhouette online store this morning and had to make it, and make it out of glitter I did!

It is the "Halloween Witch Boots Broom Ornate Frame" (Design ID #33401).  It comes in as a one-piece item, so after I cut it out of the double-sided adhesive and applied it to my cardstock, I put some extra cuts in by hand so that I could separate the boots, stockings and broom from the frame.  I left the top paper on and pulled it off one section at a time and applied the different colors of glitter.  I used a paint brush to make sure it was all stuck to the adhesive and to get the excess off of the cardstock.  Popped it in a frame and we have some awesome Halloween art work!

Hmmm, I wonder what else I can glitter...

P.S. I've updated my flickr page too with "pre-blog" craft project photos.  Feel free to check them out!  Just click the link here, or use the flickr button in the top left.