Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Tutu Birthday!

A friend of mine has a cute little girl who just had her 2nd birthday.  I wanted to try making a tutu skirt for the occasion.  I know that all little girls love to dress up.

There are a lot of tutorials on YouTube on how to make no-sew tutu skirts so help yourself to that resource and decide which one you want to try.  I made the one with a ribbon waist band so that the skirt can be tied on and removed for those frequent bathroom visits.  The skirt really turned out well.  I used light pink and cream tulle to match the really cute hot pink and cream polka dot gross grain ribbon that I found at my local fabric store.  I also added hot pink satin skinny ribbons throughout the skirt to add more interest.  It turned out to be a very full skirt.  She loved it!

The octopus birthday card card was cut from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.  I had a scrap piece of pastel tartan paper which really made a very cute sea creature.  I added goolie eyes to the body and Stickles to the pirate hat and voila - a very cute pink themed birthday card was born.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gift Card Holders

My daughter asked me to make some gift card holders for a charity event.  I recently bought a gift holder die from My Creative Time.  I have been eyeing this die for a very long time and finally bought it.  What took me so long!

I used a pastel pink card stock and cut out the gift card holder.  Over the years, I have tried to make my own gift card holder but with varying success.  Sometimes the slots for the card don't line up and I have to start all over again.  Using my new die, the holders turn out perfectly every time.  I can then focus on decorating them.  For this card holder, I chose to just add a simple candy cane twine closure and adorn it with a small tag.  I used the Tiny Tags stamp set from My Crafting Spot that comes with the stamp for the tag and various sentiments.  I use this stamp set quite often as it is very versatile.

Everyone loved the holders and they were a big hit for the charity.

See you soon and remember to keep crafting!