Saturday, December 22, 2012

My First Mesh Ribbon Wreath

Hi Everyone,
 
I thought I would post the first mesh ribbon wreath that I made. I found these cute glittery ornaments at Walmart. The Merry Christmas one is green and the Snowman is silver. I added a snowflake brad to the snowman's hat.
 
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Mesh Ribbon Wreath








 
Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here for my turn again this month. Hope everyone is doing well. Thank you Sheila for having me again :)

I've been seeing alot of these gorgeous geomesh wreaths and decided to make one. The first one I made was bigger, then I decided to make another one for a friend but decided to make it smaller.

I first covered it with satin ribbon, then started using the mesh to cover the wreath using floral pins. I made a bow and tied it on. I think it came out pretty. There are so many different wreaths out there. The geomesh is amazing. It takes a little practice but they are pretty easy to make.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are all ready for the holidays. Boy did they come fast. See you soon. :)


















Monday, December 17, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers

Good Morning Everyone,

How hard it is to go on with our lives, to go to work, school, shopping or whatever the day has planned for us without thinking about the families of Connecticut. Whatever it is your day involves, please have thoughts and prayers for them all. I ask that God watch over them and bless them.

WINNER OF MY GIVEAWAY FROM THE BLOG HOP

Good Morning Crafters,

Just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciated each and every one of your comments. They really made me feel special :)

The Winner of my giveaway is MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom. YAY, Congratulations.

Please email me at spidermonkey62@gmail.com with your address so that I can get this out to you right away. Thank you so much for your kind comment.

Have a great day.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Napkin Fold Card

Come join us for our
Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Holiday Blog Hop!!! Today's hop is a collection of Holiday (Christmas or New Year) crafts designed by the Bug Bytes Design Team Members. We all take turns designing at The Bug Bytes one day each month, I am on the second Friday of every month. Lisa from Lisa's Craftroom here and this is my very first Blog Hop :)

You should have arrived from the talented Beth's blog. If you found me first, please start at the beginning with our Dear Pam who is the hostess.

Here is my project. I saw this card made by Dawn and I must say, it was pretty easy to make and the results are amazing. She made a 12" x 12" card and I followed along with her and made it, the only thing is, I wanted to make one a little smaller so I decided to make another one at an 8" x 8" size. It worked :) The only thing is, I struggled with trying to figure out the measurements for the triangles to cut out of designer paper and adhere them. I don't know why I have such a hard time with measurements, do they offer classes to learn? LOL :( Well, that will be something to practice more.

Well, let me explain how I made my card. Sorry for being so picture heavy, I just wanted to show each step. I started out with an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Kraft color cardstock. I cut it 8" x 8". Then scored it on one side at 2" and 6", turned it and scored again at 2" and 6", then folded all the score lines.










Find the middle, which for this card was 4", I put a little dot, then folded up each corner up to the center.










Then you take each triangle and fold them back. See the design so far?


























Now comes the tricky part, you might want to watch Dawn's video on this part because it's kind of hard to explain in writing. You take the middle triangle and as you are folding it in, the left and right side become a square, hopefully you can see what I mean by the picture, do that on both sides.



























I cut Designer paper, I believe the squares were 1 3/4" then cut in half to get 2 triangles, you need 16.









The middle, I cut a piece of Designer paper at 3 3/4" then a piece of cream color at 31/4" as a mat.









This is the band I made out of the same Designer paper to go around the card to hold it in place. I used Emma's circle and scallop stitched dies along with the All Around Christmas stamps for the cute tree. I colored it in with sparkly markers and adhered the circle to the scallop using glue, then used a pop dot to adhere it to the band.






Finally, the inside was stamped using Emma's Just For You stamp set.








All the gals are very talented, so be sure to enjoy each project along the hop! Don't forget to link up your project on Pam's blog.

I will be giving away two punches from Creative Memories, two circle punches in one and two square punches in one, so don't forget to leave a comment. :)
Here is the complete list of blogs in case you found me first:

   Elizabeth www.217Creations.com
Thank you so much for taking the time to hop with us. I hope that we all inspired you to make holiday projects to share with family and friends. Thank you Pam for hosting and thanks to all the Design Team members who made this hop possible :)




























Friday, December 14, 2012

Designer Paper Bag


Hi Everyone, Lisa from Lisa's Craftoom here taking my turn this month. Thank you Pam for having me again. WOW, can you believe that Christmas is in 11 days. I'm still shopping, YIKES.

Well, I saw this cute bag on Angie's blog. I loved it because it is easy to make and you can embellish it any way you want to.

It starts off with a piece of Designer/Patterned paper 6" x 12". I scored it at 4", 5 1/2", 91/2" and 11", then I turned it and scored it at 4 1/2".



I folded all the scored lines, nice with a bonefolder.

I cut the smallest tab off.
I used score tape to adhere the sides together, that way it's stronger and it will hold whatever you put in it better.

I also used Score Tape for the bottom.


Now in Angie's video, she used an oval punch to make handles, unfortunately I don't have an oval punch, yet :), so I just used a circle punch.
Then I used red tulle to tie around the handle. I punched out a circle and handcut a banner and used Emma's All Around Christmas stamps.
You could put anything in this cute bag, candy, cards, a small gift. I think it came out cute.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate it.