Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bean's Keepsake Box

Today I made a memory box for baby Bean, Kari and Erik's new baby, who is arriving at the end of May. My daughter, Alyssa, is having a shower today for them. The theme is ducks, so I stayed with the theme for the box. I put glued light blue paid Paper Pizazz paper to the outside of the  brown cardboard box, which I bought at JoAnn's. I used K&Company' Itsy Bitsy's duck and yellow squiggle trim around the lid and bottom edge of the box. I put a yellow heart button with orange embroidery thread on each corner of the lid. The duck in the center of the lid is a wooden duck that was already painted, from JoAnn's. I used stickles on the wing to brighten it up, along with a button for the wheel to match the trim and a bling in the center. I added the green rivet to the eye to make it more 3D. The saying on the side is also from Bayby Boy Word Icons, made by K&Compnay.  The pictures didn't turn out as good as it looks. I need a better camera. After it was all done, I filled the box with my presents of a baby 8x8 scrapbook, a sleeper and an outfit and last but not least my baby card with a gift card to
Start with the brown cardboard box

cut a piece of paper to overlap the edges and glue or tape down

wrap the paper over the edges and secure it

do the same for all sides and then the edges of the lid too

cover the top. I cut a piece that was the exact size of the lid

I was going to line it and you could, but I didn't have anymore of the same paper, so I added some white felt to the bottom of the box. I didn't take a picture, but I glued the invitation to the inside of the lid, for a keepsake.

I added the duck and squiggle trim around the edges

I added the boy words to the side of the box

the four corners have yellow button hearts with orange embroidery thread. The duck is wooden with a button for the wheel. I added the stickles to the wing and the rivet to the eye.

And it wouldn't be complete without stamping with your name. I did this on the bottom of the box.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Simply Adorable Bears

Simply Adorable Bears new patterns, will be available this week. Go check out her FB page and her other items. I just found this site today and her work is just so cute. Of course, I am definitely fond of these patterns, since they are Disney related. I would love to add them to my Disney trip scrapbook pages.

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog candy

Blog candy at  Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog, during the  28 Candles Blog hop, April 16-18.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Mermaid's Crafts

A Mermaid's Crafts is offering blog candy of a free Cricut Summer Collection cartridge, ends April 16.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Polar Bear Nut Cup

Please go vote for my Polar Bear Nut Cup.  I made 30 of these for my M-I-L's Rebekkah's regional meeting.  The theme was Coca Cola. Plus a few more for my BFF's.
Craft Idea's Contest

I used a Memory Box polar bear stamp. I increased the size on the copier. I covered the card stock with sticky backed fleece paper. I drew the face on, used brads for the eyes, and felt for the nose. The ribbon is made from some left over Christmas ribbon. The skies are made from red Popsicle sticks. The bindings are wire twisted around. The poles are toothpicks with red and white twine for the handles and red duct tape for the top. I used a snowflake punch on shrink plastic and shrunk it for the snowflake on the bottom of the pole. Cotton balls were used for the snow. I used a box die cut for the nut cup and cut it down to size. The coca cola bottle was a magnet from my fridge that I put on the printer and shrunk it to this size. I colored the lid red.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Christmas Houses

 I wanted to post these pictures, from making our Christmas houses. We each made one. They were from Stampin'Up.  We decorated them with paper and trims from KC & Company. Even plastic lights around the edge. It was a lot of fun. My stamping buddies, Gina, Dianne, and Laura all hard at work making their houses.