Monday, October 15, 2012
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.
Posted by Barb Smith at 9:56 AM
Sunday, October 7, 2012
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!
Posted by Barb Smith at 2:41 PM