paper crafts

I have been a bit busy this week it seems.  I completed 3 different things, now please note that none of these projects took that long.

1st I made some super simple birthday cards for my cousin and a friend. I got the idea from something I saw on pinterest- I really do spend too much time on that site. Here are the cards- just a simple happy birthday with some washi tape candles. DSCF0774

I love sending a handmade card. I really think that can just make someone’s birthday.

Next I finally completed the edging to the embroider pillow that me and goose made. I really like it, but the edging seems to turn. No worries- it is just for the goose.

The goose pillow

close up of edging

close up of edging

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Super Cute I think! It was a total me design from the embroidery to the edging. I just drew out the skull and goose’s name and then I made up the rest of the embroidery. as I went For the edging, I blanket stitched around the edge of the pillow and then made 1 layer of SC then a layer of dc and then a picot around. I have always liked the beauty and simplicity of the picot edge. It is really by default one.

Next I completed the first thing for my friend upcoming birthday. Headband number 1. I like how it turned out, but I may sew up the end the complete it. Right now it is buttoned, but I don’t think that works too well. It doesn’t seem to lay right. I found the pattern on ravelry, but the link is here. It was super easy if you know how to do cables. If not you may want to practice first. now I am not the best knitter and I did have to take out a few rows and this finished one was my second attempt, but I am very please. Also I made it this AM, it only took about 2 hours start to finish. Yes I was up at 730 this AM and will probably want a nap this afternoon.


Now can my productiveness continue into next week? We shall see.

… later



so happy Valentina’s day! I am so prepared this week it is awesome!

tonight I completed the goose’s cards for his class and I made cards for my totally awesome friends.

for the goose’s cards I went to this great site and kinda followed what she did with the idea. there is also a free printable.

I use blow pops because what kid doesn’t like a blow pop.

they turned out really cute!


next I finished my valentine day cards. they turned out great. I was a bit skeptical at first but I love how they look. a modge podge of paper…


totally my style!

… later

I made up some cinco de mayo cards today for a few friends. I can’t seem to not bring myself to use the cricut and I really do heart it. I think I am just trying to come up with excuses to use it. I mean who sends out cinco de mayo cards? Anywho… Here they are…


I do love the cricut cutter!

I began and finished my lovely Easter cards this weekend. I used my fantastic new cricut cutter and they are so fantabulous!!!

I made 4 different kinds.

The first is the hip chick card. Bright red and polka dotted.


I like them, but as I worked I got better and way more creative…

The second set was chillin with my peeps. At first they were kinda blah, but then I worked some more and this is what I can up with…

I sure hope the pictures are straight… Anyway I like how they turned out. As you can see I use a lot of crazy patterned paper that really doesn’t go together. I so love it.

Next I made the hip hop cards. And I think these are my absolute favorite…


Aren’t they great? Do you see the boom box with the rabbit? Yeah I like hip hop and thought it fit! Happy Easter!!

And last I needed just two more so I made the chirp cards… Soft pastels and big birds…


So simple, but so powerful. I love the mix of patterns and colors…

Happy Easter!

So several weeks ago I finished my thanksgiving day cards and envelopes, but for some reason I have not posted them. I am a true slacker. Especially today, I have been at work since 730am and have not done one bit of work yet. Anyhoo…

Cards. Goose helped. I used his hand the make turkeys. Then with my finger I added colors for feathers. I then cut out some beaks, the red hangy things that turkeys have were hole punched red circles, the I cut out some wings with scrapbook paper. I also cut out some corners and lines to decorate the cards.

I choose thanksgiving colors- which equal brown, orange, etc.

After everything was glued and dried. I stamped on the words with some stamps I have. Then I mod poge over the whole card and let it dry. Fini.

Sorry the pic is bad, but the only camera I currently have is my iPhone…


Being me, I then proceeded to make envelopes to mail the cards. To see how I make my envelopes go to here. I made about 6 envelopes and they worked super great. Because I figured out how to hand make them, they are totally custom to whatever shape card I make. I love it.

Here is pic of them…


I used some scrapbook paper. They didn’t seem to want to stay together, so I had to tape them, but they worked.


So today, I decide I was going to make my own envelopes. You know I keep adding on things that I only make. Not good, but I do love making things.

So I looked online for a tutorial or something about making envelopes and the only thing I found was using an already made envelope to make new ones. Not what I wanted.

I then decided I would make my own tutorial with my lovely iPhone.

So here we go my very first tutorial…


1. First measure your card. My was 5″ x 5″. Then get paper. I am using just regular printer paper 8 1/2 x 11. Place you card in the center measure the sides and bottom and top to verify it’s in the center as the pics below…



2. Mark the corners of your card.


3. Cut out the corners.


4. Now shape the top. You don’t have to this if you don’t want too. I just wanted the top to be slanted inward. I like that look.


5. Fold in the sides.


6. Fold up the bottom.


7. Put some glue on the sides and stick the bottom to it. Use a glue stick, it won’t make the paper all bubbly like.


8. Place in your card and glue down the top and volia handmade envelope!


I hope this is helpful!

… later

So sorry for the lacking posts lately. I have been super busy with the new puppy and the potholders and Halloween is coming up so costumes needed to be made.

First update, I have completed the general potholders. I am
Now ready to begin on the day of the dead potholders. I believe I shall begin tonight. I need to get some pics of the general potholders and get it up. They are great and in this fantastic stack in my room and every time I look at them I just smile.


Now I began these potholders because I had a great big basket of just scrap yarn left over from projects. I realized that I haven’t even made a dent in the basket, so now what do I do with all this beautiful yarn?

I did make a few granny squares. I kinda like them and maybe I will just make some and then have a blanket. I do want a granny square blanket.

So some of my friends are having babies. One twins boy and girl, and one a boy. I was going to make swaddling blankets, but atlast I did not purchase enough fabric so I made burp cloths. I always had one with me when goose was a little guy. Very simple and very practical.


I do love them and I hope they do as well!

So Halloween is in a week and I have completed goose’s costume. At first he was going to a fireman, then about 2 weeks ago he stated he wanted to be Batman, but not just any Batman- neon green Batman. So of course, I had to make it. It is done and totally awesome.


I have completed my Halloween cards as well. They are simple yet super cute! I truly do love making things!


Now I just need to make the dogs costume and finish the Christmas gifts.

… later