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Monday, May 9, 2011

New crafts!

So, I haven't had a ton of time to spend stamping lately, although I will be doing more this week, so I'll show you some new stamped things soon.

I did, however, get a silhouette SD machine that I am sooooo excited about! It cuts paper, vinyl, fabric, heat transfer, etc and you can even draw some of your own things for it to cut AND you don't need to buy tons of cartridges! It hooks up to your computer and can use any font you have on your computer. If you do want to buy some templates, they are only 99 cents each and you just buy them online and download them! Yeah! So, I had it almost a week, before I got to play with it a little last night. I cut some cardstock and that's it so far. Need to find more time to play with it more. I cut out pillow box templates, tags, borders, leaves, etc.
(Here's a few things I cut out. I just laid them on the pink paper to show them. Love the Happy Birthday tag!)

It was Teacher Appreciation week this last week at school, so I got to make things for FOUR teachers this year too. My kids wanted to give them the pot of flower pens, so I went to the dollar store and found some cute pots, filled them with kidney beans, let my kids choose the flowers (again dollar store) and wrapped the pens in floral tape and wala!

Then I made a few matching flower cards to go along with them as well.

And of course, I couldn't stop there. Had to make another flower pot card too. :)

(This one is much cuter in person I think. You pull the flowers out of the pot and write on the paper under the flowers, tucked into the pot.)
The other thing I got to do this last week was to stamp on washers! You're probably thinking "what?!". I have seen some super cute things done with them and have been wanting to try. I got most of my information and inspiration from this wonderful blog here. I as going to do some keychains and some zipper pulls for my kids, but after I started stamping, I realized I had 2 m's in my alphabet I bought and no "n". All my kids names have an "N" in them, so I ended up doing one of the ideas shown on that blog instead.

Well, I think my first project turned out pretty cute! It started out going to be a keychain, but it works as a necklace too. :) I'm excited to do more soon and hopefully I'll get better too!

What do you think?

I also bought supplies to make some 1 inch glass tile pendants and earrings! So much to do, so little time. Still, I'm excited!!!


Sarah said...

Could I PLEASE make a request for such a cute necklace with a white ribbon for a certain daughter of mine who will be turning 8 in July and has a SPECIAL occasion shortly thereafter? ;)

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