Archive | February, 2011

I also crochet!

25 Feb

I’m one talented lady.  Ok, maybe talented isn’t the right word, but I have a lot of hobbies.  Aside from creating digital cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting, I taught myself how to crochet.  It all started when I wanted a hat for my son but didn’t want to pay $$$ for one.  Bring it on Youtube!  So one beginner crochet book and several Youtube videos later, I had crocheted my first hat.  I went on a crocheting rampage and made hats for some cousins, a friend or two, and even got two orders for hats.  But alas, my crocheting bug was not to last.  I got 3/4 through a scarf for myself using up leftover yarn, but have yet to finish it.  I was inspired last night however to create a lovely headband as a gift.  It was easy, and fun.  Gotta love The Art of Crochet by Theresa!  So thank you Theresa!

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Yes, I papercraft!

22 Feb

A MOMpreneur friend of mine was looking for some note cards to hand out to her customers.  She was finding it difficult to find just what she needed at just the right price.  So of course I offered my services.  You know I do digital design, but did you also know I paper craft as well?  Hmm.. Well, I do.  Here are the cute note cards I made her.

And of course you can’t make note cards without a box to put them in, so here is the box.  By the way, I hate math and this box was tricky as it used up the entire sheet of cardstock so the measurements had to be just so.

So there you have it.  You learn something new every day.  I do indeed paper craft!

DIY Letter Frames

17 Feb

I was looking for a gift for a friend and stumbled across these frames that had letters on the glass and fancy paper underneath and I thought perfect!  But of course, I could do that myself!  So off I went to IKEA to get some cheapo frames, and then I sat down and worked out my own version of letter frames.  This isn’t quite a tutorial, but I’ll tell you how I made them.

I first cut out some black letters out of cardstock on my Cricut.  Then I sprayed the front of the letters with some spray adhesive.  I adhered the glass (aka IKEA plastic)  to the letters and smoothed them out.  Next, I cut out some nice patterned paper to fit the back of the frame.  When it’s all put together it looks something like this.  I just wish I had chosen some other way to adhere the letters to the glass.  The spray adhesive I bought looked a little like silly string.