Thursday, November 20, 2008


Here's a simple Craft I did, but I think it is cute. First I papier mached a balloon and let it dry completely.

Then I cut like one million strips out of brown tissue paper (maybe not quite a million). Then I glued the paper strips on in rows, starting near the back, then just gluing rows in front of each previous row, I just glued the strips flat down on the bottom of the turkey.

For the head I cut the shape out of cardboard, glue the tissue paper on it in a sort of mosaic layer way and then painted the beak and waddle.

Friday, October 31, 2008


My sister and I made some simple tombstones as yard decorations, I just cut a cardboard box, and made tombstone shapes. We painted them black, then used white paint to add the names to to grave markers, we went with a Harry Potter theme, we're nerds I know but it was fun.

I also cut strips of cardboard and attached them to the back with masking tape to support the tombstones in my yard.

Halloween Ghosts

I made some window hangings for Halloween, Just lay out some wax paper pour some school glue out in the shape of a ghost, and place some wiggly eyes in the glue while it's still wet. At First I just used the plain white glue, but decided to add orange and black food dyes to make some of the ghosts more colorful, I also made a few pumpkins with the orange glue, and spelled out the word 'BOO' in black, for the letters in BOO I had to try more than once because the glue runs more than I thought it would, so I had to leave lots of space inside the letters.
So easy, and cute, this will be great when I have preschoolers

Thursday, October 23, 2008

and MORE Cards

I made new cards for the next month's cardswap.

First the birthday card. Simple I cut 8-1/2 x 11 red cardstock in half lengthwise then folded it in half and cut the edges off of one half... like so:

I used Kraft Edgers Scissors to cut a length of patterned paper from making memories, I cut it just wider than the skinny portion of the red cardstock.

Attach the two pieces and you get this:

Next I stamped "Happy Birthday" on a smaller piece of the same red cardstock and voila:

The other cards I made were Thank You

I layered two flowers I bought in the scrapbooking aisle to some cardstock using some cute little brads, then I painstakingly cut out circles from a golden colored cardstock, and then cut out slightly smaller circles from a dark brown cardstock, stuck all those circles onto the card, and then used a silver gel pen to write in the "THANKS"

Friday, September 12, 2008

More Cards

As I previously mentioned, I don't like paying large sums of money for greeting cards, just to end up having them thrown away- So I decided to get involved with a cardswap in my area. I had to make 14 cards, and I will get to swap out some of them so that I get a bigger variety of cards.

I started out with a pack of cards and envelopes from Halcraft, and a package of embellishment paper from Making Memories.

I cut some of the embellishment paper into 2-inch squares.

I laid out the squares of paper in a sort of tile pattern, and glued them in place with a glue stick.

The Finished Product- I like it, it has a little bit of a 'mod' look to it, but still a little classic I think.

All 14 cards, ready for the cardswap.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Getting Started

I'm new to this, but I enjoy crafts and have one son (7 months old) who is one of my main inspiration for crafts. I would like for this to be a way for me to share my ideas, but mostly to gain resources and get new craft ideas from others.