My scrapbook room has been buzzing like a hive as I’ve been working on creating a bunch of projects for Lisa Bearnson’s upcoming HSN show on March 24th. One of the fun, NEW products that I have been playing with are the Inspired Inc. Vellum Stickers (Item #307453). I can’t wait to share everything with you, but until then, here’s a peek at one of my projects that was featured on the HSN blog last week (click on the link for full instructions and step-by-step photos).
I think this would be such a fun, little gift to give to a teacher, co-worker, or neighbor as a small gesture to usher in Spring!
Be sure to follow Lisa’s Blog and Facebook page for more sneak peeks of upcoming products and set your alarm to watch “Papercrafting with Lisa Bearnson” on March 24th.
Have a creative day!
I wanted to create a Thank You gift for a few people that went out of their way to help us out last week for my grandparents’ funeral. I have been wanting to create the darling 3D scarecrow in the Leaves Are Falling SVG Kit by SVG Cuts, and decided that it would make a great gift for them since they could keep it up from now until Thanksgiving. Here are the four scarecrows I made using a collection by Die Cuts with a View called Modern Meadow that I picked up at JoAnn’s. (Darnit! I should’ve got a “group photo” of them all together … “Take me to your leader!” Hehe!)
Basically, their shirt and hat papers are what is different on each one. (Their hats are created from various patterned paper leftovers I had in my stash from My Mind’s Eye and WRMK.) And the embellishments vary slightly on each one.
I also created this card by SVG Cuts from the Caramel Apple Pie SVG Kit to go with each one. The tag on the card is embossed with the Cuttlebug Thanks 4-Set.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
I’m back with another Fall project … a Fall Banner! This one comes together fairly quickly with simple shapes and letters found on the Cricut Classic Font Cartridge, available digitally here. A Cricut Craft Room cut file for this project can be downloaded HERE in the Cricut Project Center.
I cut a different shape for each section of the banner and then used my sewing machine and brown thread to add stitching around the edges.
I punched each shape and then tied them together with lengths of brown satin ribbon. Next, I added rust colored twine and wooden buttons to each knot in the ribbon for some cozy, Fall texture!
Finally, I accented each letter with metal flowers (Maya Road), gems, and pearls. I can’t wait to add this to my mantel … and the best part is, I can leave it up from now until Thanksgiving!
WooHOOO! It’s officially FALL! My favorite time of year! I just love everything about this season. The warm and cozy colors, textures, food, and scents. It’s a time to pull out the corduroy jackets, boots, clogs, and make a pot of warm, savory soup. It’s a time to start adding special decorating touches to the house and to visit friends and family.
If you are looking for a fun gift idea to drop off to a friend, you might like this next idea. I purchased a pack of scented sachets with yummy fall scents. These can be found at several different types of stores. I purchased mine at Michael’s. Next, I made them a little more special by slipping them into a decorative envelope created with my Cricut Expression machine and the Simply Scarecrow Seasonal Cartridge.
The envelope pouch was created with the Cricut Mini Books Project Cartridge, but you could use any type of envelope or envelope cut file and simply trim off the envelope flap. The half circle notch could be added with a circle punch. I used the Cuttlebug machine and the Contemporary Nature embossing folder to add some texture.
The layered ovals were created with the Cricut Cake Basics Cartridge. I stitched around the edge of the top oval with my sewing machine. I love making fall projects, because you can go crazy with layers and texture! I really don’t think you can overboard in this area.
The scarecrow is holding a cute little dimensional leaf banner created with baker’s twine and Cricut cut leaves. Just punch with a 1/8″ hole punch, string the leaves and tie onto the arms of the scarecrow. The crows eyes are black pearl stickers, but you could also use dimensional black paint. (I like Inkssentials Enamel Accents, which can be found at JoAnn’s … and probably Michael’s, too). Finally, add some buttons to the scarecrow and pumpkin for more homespun detail.
If you would like the Cricut Craft Room cut file for this project CLICK HERE to go to the Cricut Project Center to download.
Happy Fall, Friends!