Saturday, August 28, 2021
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
COVID-19 really put a damper on my craft blogging resolution for 2020. It's not so much that I haven't made things throughout the year, but mostly that I haven't taken pictures of the projects or created any content for this blog. So, now it's November, and I'm attempting to get back at it.
Because Coronavirus cases are not under control in Kentucky, my cousin won't be able to have a birthday party this year. Social distancing can be hard, especially for teenagers, so I wanted to make her a special card to make her smile for her birthday.
I decided on a shaker card in the shape of a balloon. Who doesn't love a little sparkle? Especially when it's contained! Shaker cards are perfect for that. Inside the balloon, I used purple micro beads, pink heart confetti, and blue/purple confetti dots against a blue background. For some extra fun, I added a twine string detail to the outside of the card.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Beginner cardboard shape: Egg
Advanced cardboard shape: Bunny
Friday, April 3, 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020
-Transcribe family recipes.
-Dust off and use the sewing machine/crochet hook/knitting needles/[insert craft tool here].
-Read books or magazines.
-Light some candles and take a bubble bath.
-Cook or bake a favorite treat.
-Update your bullet journal or diary or start recording your experiences during this time to look back on.
-Do some Spring cleaning around the house.
-Take a walk around your neighborhood (keeping social distancing in mind).
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
All you need for this project is paper in rainbow colors (I used cardstock), scissors, and some glue dots. You could use liquid glue or a gluestick, but I didn't want the paper to warp at all, so I decided to use glue dots.
For this project, I free-handed all the shapes, but if you don't want to do that you can use a template from the internet. An easy way to remember the rainbow colors in order is "ROYGBV" (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet). Cut out a half circle or gumdrop shape of each of those six colors, making each one a little smaller than the next. The white paper is for the cloud shapes.
Once your shapes are cut out, you are ready to prepare your card base. Fold the piece of paper (mine was 8.5x11") in half. On the folded side of the card, use scissors to cut four slits (two on each end) of the card as shown below.
Start with one cut on the left end of the folded side of the card...
Once you've cut your notches, you can open the card and pop out the paper tabs. This is what you are going to attach your rainbow shape to for the pop-up card.
First use the glue dots to assemble your rainbow in ROYGBV order.
Line the bottom of the rainbow shape up with the bottom of the paper tab slits, then press onto the glue dots to secure.
You should now have a functioning pop-up card. Hooray!