Sunday, June 11, 2023

Craft Shadow Box

 Below is a picture of our latest shadowbox squares - the theme for this one was - crafting. Such a great swap this one was - (as they have all been).  There are really no two alike - we have quilting, crocheting (with hand drawn hands and a real crocheted piece), stamping, painting, scrapbooking, friends getting together to craft, sewing, and little mice crafting - that has a really cute play on words.  

Zoom in to see all the great detail on each swap squares.  I bought a separate shadow box from Hobby Lobby - (they run them 1/2 price just about every 2 weeks).  I wanted this one to stay in my craft studio.  Hmmm that means something has to come down off the wall to make room for the shadow box.  Then will get hubs to hang it for me so it will be straight.  

I'm hoping this is not the last one we will do - as these have been so much fun - we have all four seasons and Christmas.  Open for suggestions - I thought maybe outdoor activities, healthy squares, (not so much), favorite technique.  

We have had a great group participating in these swaps - one from Canada, one from out of the state of MO. one from St. Louis MO., the rest being local girls.  You just never know where this hobby will lead you.  LOL

Thursday, June 08, 2023

Stadium Wave Cards

 Our project at Cuppa and a Card Tuesday was to make a Stadium Wave Card - and Ruth was our instructor for this card.  Looks complicated - but - Ruth had it all mapped out for us and it was really not hard at all.  In fact it was fun!!! We made the Balloon card at Cuppa and a Card - I then came home and made my "Girly" one so I wouldn't forget how to make it.  Have some friends coming next week so this is one of the cards we are going to make. 


The balloons are by StampinUP - cute set of balloons - complete with dies as well as matching 6 x 6 designer papers. 

The next pictures is the one I came home and made

The girly one also uses StampinUP (retired) no dies so I fussy cut the images, purses, perfume, shoes, coin purse.  Again matching 6 x 6 designer paper to match.  This one is going to daughter for her birthday in July.  

Both card have a 1 inch decorated belly band to hold it in place, as it is thicker than just a normal A2 card.  The Happy Birthday was cut from a holographic paper plate.  Yes a paper plate.  It goes through the die cutting machine with no problem and there are so many cute paper plates at Walmart and Dollar Tree.