Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cooking up some fun.....

Stopping in with a cute little Father's Day project using Treasure Tots, Chef Jeff from Treasure Box Designs collection.
I decided to create a tag card instead of a regular card, so I used a pattern from Silhouette America.I topped the blue tag with white and red card stock, all from DCWV Matchmaker2, and then added my paperpiecing.
I used just part of the pattern set shown here. There's a full size chef and more in the kit too. 
Just a reminder that the TBD sale is over soon, so take advantage of the 40% off now while you still can.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

You Old Bird.....

May and June bring me lot's of birthdays for which I will need cards, so for the next several postings, that's what I'll be concentrating on. The card today features a cute Treasure Box Design's owl from the Treasure Box Pals pattern. I love the cute little faces on all of Dina's patterns.
 I chalked all my pieces first and then mounted him onto  Cuttlebug ovals. I used pop dots to lift him up a bit. (Don't forget you can click on any picture to enlarge it.)
I used papers from my leftovers bin, and layered them with cardstock from Colorbok. I stamped the cute sentiment and layered that as well.
(Gee I hope the recipient doesn't get offended at being called an old bird~lol)
Just look at that cute face :) It's what sets Treasure Box Designs patterns a 'cut' above the rest!
If you've never tried paper piecing on a card before, you should. It adds such dimension to your card projects and takes them beyond ordinary flat cards.  Stop by Treasure Box Designs and check out her cute patterns. There are so many different patterns for every occasion.They always brings a smile to the recipients face.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Leftover pieces...

Whenever I use my cutting machine, I sometimes cut out extra pieces. In case I might lose some or to fill up the extra space on a piece of card stock. So I'm left with a pile of these.
So after having these pieces left over from yesterdays project, I came up with these cute tags.
I used the leftover flowers from Treasure Box Designs Mother's Day Card kit (see previous post) and applied them to some Tim Holtz preprinted tags. I also used an Inkadinkadoo stamp for the leaves on one, and a Martha Stewart border punch for the grass on another.
Perfect for sticking on a gift or tucked into a card. And a great way to use leftover pieces.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Don't fence me in......

I love using paper pieced patterns to create something different and useful, and today my project is both cute and brings a breath of spring to my home.
I designed my own picket fence box for my cutting machine and used to it create this cute planter box.
I then used Treasure Box Designs "Mothers Day Card" kit and embellished my planter box. I added ,flowers, leaves, vines and the cute bear peeking out of the grass.
The vine is actually a ribbon from the kit, but it reminded me of a vine, so I added the leaves and flowers to make it climb up the side of the box.
I will finish adding more vines and flowers to all three sides to finish it off.
Add more or less embellishments to your liking, add a small plant and you have the cutest spring home accent.
Check out all of the cute paper piecing kits at Treasure Box Designs. Right now they are 40% off. Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Unbeelieveable You

I have an unbeelieveable project to show you today, but first an exciting bit of news for me. I've been asked to join the design team at Treasure Box Designs!!!! I am so excited to be a member of Dina's team and have loved working with her paper piecing patterns since I first discovered her cute art.
So how very cool is that?

My project today features Treasure Box Designs 'Unbeelieveable You" pattern set. I love anything that has a bee design, (although not real bee's mind you. Those I hate~lol! )
I wanted to create a box I could use for a gift along with a matching gift card, and the bee set was perfect for that.
I created the box bottom using Sunflower Yellow cardstock from Colorbok  and Snow White card stock for the top.
I stamped black bees on the top and threaded black sheer ribbon through the slots in the lid.
I reduced the size of the patterns and used the paper pieced bear for the front and added bees to the sides and back of the box. I used vellum for the wings.
I added pop dots to the bear and bees to make them dimensional. A bit of greenery behind the bear and a cute tag on the lid to finish off the box.
For the gift card I used a Martha Stewart punch for the black strip. I then topped it with a white card stock strip, then stamped my sentiment. I added two more bee's to complete the card.
I love the bright sunshiny happy look of the final project. I think it will bring a bit of cheer to it's recipient.
Check out Treasure Box Designs for the cute pattern used here, and if you've never paper pieced before, you need to try it. It's so much fun!
And their patterns are 40% off right now!!!!
Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon :)