Using Scraps to make cards
I recently met a crafty friend on line and we met up to craft together. She introduced me to a great Birch Press Layered die, Adora. I’ve loved Birch Press dies but just hadn't ever used them so I quickly grabbed three colors of paper out of my scrap stash and die cut them. The Adora die has a repeating heart pattern and after I cut out the patterns, I was left with all these colorful hearts. I didn't want to waste them so I decided to make some cards but needed white as a neutral to go with my color palette. I grabbed the Altenew Radial Hearts cover die which has a repeating heart pattern and cut out a piece of Neenah solar white. I saved all these heart pieces and decided to use them on a card. Well I ended up making 5 cards and would like to explain how I made them using dies and leftovers. Please read on and note that affiliate links are used in this post. If you decide to purchase the items through these links, I get a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.
Need really quick valentines?
Valentines day tomorrow? Need a really simple and quick idea? Don’t have any thing besides your own stuff on hand? Read on for how I made the kids’ class valentines using what I had on hand and two small sticker packs from the craft store. Supplies: sheets of 8 1/2x 11 red cardstock, Hero Arts heart infinity die set, die cutting machine, Versa Mark Ink, Recollections White Embossing Powder and some valentines and critter stamps. Read on for how I put together these valentines for my kids.
Altenew AECP Polychromatic
Personalized Birthday Gifts
I love birthdays ... from cake to presents to celebrating with friends and family; birthdays are just a lot of fun. Having two kids means lots of birthday parties which means lots of buying birthday gifts. For birthday gifts, I prefer to give something that is personal and can be used over and over. This cycle of birthdays, I’m making personalized tote bags. I already posted on this, here but I have another example including what I put into the whole gift. For this project, I used my Cricut Explore Air, Cricut Iron On Lite, Cricut Vinyl to make: a personalized tote bag, pencil box and bookmark. I also made two birthday cards to go with these presents. Lots of ideas here so I will break them down as I hope this post will leave you inspired to make some birthday gifts.
Birthday card with masking
Hello, friends. Today's card was drawn heavily upon a card design by Jennifer McGuire who drew inspiration from a card designed by the owner of Waffle Flower, Nina Yang. Here is the link to Jennifer McGuire's original blog post. In Jennifer McGuire's design, she used a border stamp to create diagonal lines and used Ranger Foil tape to add some shine. Today I will be using Washi Tape to create the lines. I thought this was a great way to use that stash of Washi tape we all have. My take using the Washi tape was really inspired by Evan and Savannah getting into my Washi stash and laying down strips of tape. I looked at what they had done and, man, it looked kinda cool. I'm always surprised where inspiration and art can come from and those kids have talent in spades.
Welcome to Seven's Crafts and thank you for stopping by. I am a mom, teacher and avid paper crafter. I hope these posts will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do some crafting.