Posts Tagged ‘K & Company’

Glazed Washers

Okay, I have to say when I saw this week’s 3D Tuesday Challenge, I was a bit skeptical.  I dunno if mine will turn out, but I had most all the supplies, so why not give it a go.

After working on it, I have to say, I LOVED THIS challenge!  Paper Craft Planet’s 3D68, “Washed Away” challenge from Silvia was so much fun!  I am a bit of an impatient person, so waiting for the glue to dry was difficult for me.  I followed the directions pretty closely, except instead of glueing the paper to the washer & then waiting, I just used the diamond glaze to glue the paper to the washer & then the glaze on top at the same time.

I cut my patterned paper with 2 round nestabilities that best matched the washer (easy-peasy!), so really, like I said the hardest part of this craft was WAITING a day for the diamond glaze to dry.  You can see my washer balanced on an empty thread bobbin here …

But look how it turns out!

Now, I must admit, I didn’t have ALL of the supplies.  I didn’t have a clasp, so I just made a slip knot in the leather cording.  I like it like that too, because it’s adjustable.  Just tie two knots and then it slides, but because of the leather, it holds in place.

Don’t forget to trim the ends.

Check out the 3D68 album for more inspiring washer necklace patterns.

Thanks, Silvia for all the links over at Paper Craft Planet’s 3D Tuesday group.

Groovy Vase

Just having some fun with a Kristina Werner (Reader’s Choice !) Colour Inspiration, #4.  I LOVED the photo that Laura had submitted, what a photographer.  Gorgeous picture of a jelly fish & a fantastic jumping off for a colour inspiration.

The ‘Vase’ is an idea that I first saw from Kim Burmeister that uses, of all things, a Stampin’ Up Christmas ornament punch–just with the bottom point trimmed off.  Clever!  Had to case.

That’s all, thanks for the fun!

The papers:  My Minds Eye:  Just Dreamy Cards, K & Company Berry Sweet, ColorBox:  Friendly Forest.

Punches:  Stampin’ Up!:  Ornament Punch & 3 flower punch


Pinwheels & spring time just go together, don’t they?  In the Spring we used to get new jump ropes, outdoor chalk, kites & pinwheels.  I guess my parents wanted me out of the house LOL.

This week over at Paper Craft Planet the 3D Project this week, 3d57,  is from Wendy, inspiring us to make Pinwheels.  I love that she used them as an embellishment on a card, so cute!  I couldn’t wait to try this, so I pulled out some K & Company Berry Sweet Patterned Paper.

I used an incredible outline template from Style me Pretty, well, to be honest, I drew it again so I could save it as an SVG file to have my Sure Cuts a lot Software cut a bunch in my Cricut Cutter machine.

EDITED:  Here is a link to the SVG I drew from Style Me Pretty’s beautiful template.  What can I say, svgs faster than scissors.

Did I mention how lazy I am with scissors?  It took me about 20 minutes to draw it, save it & cut it.  Probably faster if I had used scissors, but here’s what I had …

I made one with a brad, using my Crop-a-dile to punch the holes in the paper & in the popscicle stick.

The crop-a-dile does a really tidy punch, but with the brad, the pinwheel doesn’t spin.

So I made another, with a straight Pin, bent.

Make sure it has room to spin …

I used super sticky tape to hold the pin in place & make sure no fingers are hurt …

I covered the tape with patterned paper.

And then had two super cute pinwheels.  Wouldn’t they look great as a stir stick in a Cosmopolitan Drink for GNO?   Or party favors for a little girls party?

Easter Egg Garland

Here’s a cute idea, I originally saw in a Valentines version from the awesome talented & inspiring, Elizabeth Kartchner.  I changed it up a bit for Easter & used some ric rac, to add stability while sewing the garland.  Over, under, Over, Under, eggs, facing same direction … it was rather meditative actually.  Took me about 15-20 minutes to SEW together, but that is with distractions, like forgetting to have a full bobbin spool.

The Wild Raspberry Papers from K & Company, I LOVE!  So after drawing up an Egg shape in Illustrator, & then saving it as a SVG file, I cut it out using SCAL software to talk to my Cricut Machine.  It can be done by hand, but I had these identical Nine 8″x6″ papers cut in minutes.

How long is it?  dunno, but just over two {2} piano lengths.

So I could string them across the piano … which is a bit dusty, which makes me wonder just how much practicing the kids have done this week.  hmmm.

Here’s my little egg shape …

Stitched Up

So this month’s theme at Paper Craft Planet is Keeping You in Stitches, pcpdt0210,   Add sewing to your creation.  I keep a special needle aside, so the next time I go to mend the boys’ clothes or Emma’s latest scrunchie, I can actually sew with it.  Paper dulls the needle just a bit.

I did have some fun with this idea with two projects.  First is this little paper bird:

I thought he was cute.  The CS is a Designer Mat Pad from K & Co called Ancestry.  The pattern … Martha.  And such a Martha thing, it is.  ”What do you do with a paper bird?”  I don’t know, but I like the idea.

The second stitching bit I’ve done was on a card …

The stamp set is from Stampin’ Up! called Paint Prints, stamped in Sahara Sand Ink on Kraft CS, with some old olive CS.  The felt vine is from Forever in Time Floral Embellishments Thick Vine.

The green boarder at the side was left over from another project’s unused Scallop Trim.  Always keep your scraps, ya never know.

Cute as a Button

Time for Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge.  This week’s challenge, #63 is Australia.  We actually just rented the movie a couple of weeks ago, so it was pretty fresh in my brain.

My inspiration for my card came from the character, who stole the show, IMO.  (Although, my GF would disagree & say that Hugh Jackman & the water dump bathing scene was show stealer).  Anyhoo, the boy who played Nullah- for me, he absolutely made the movie.  What a cutie!

Here’s my “cute as a button” card for the movie.  Yes, I know Kraft, where’s the Kraft, there’s suppose to be Kraft.  I am stunningly low on Kraft CS & forgot to order some from my demonstrator, so let’s say that there’s a Kraft colour in amongst the K & Company Cut ‘n Paste Mat Pat Designer Paper, k?

Oh yes & I must admit, the idea for the button heart originally came from Kristina Werner’s button Heart Card.  I’ve wanted to make this for a while, but this challenge was the inspiration to get me to do it!

My youngest said as I was making this, “Mummy, is that MY Valentine’s card?”  I told him that he couldn’t see me making his card-it would have to be a surprise.  Yes, I give my 4 year old son many cards.  He likes them & puts them on his bureau or at his head board.  Too funny.  He’s even cuter :D , but that’s just his Mum’s opinion.

Used:  Vanilla CS, K & Company Cut ‘n Paste Mat Pat Designer Paper, Mini Glue Dots, Printer, Buttons from my stash, Scalloped Heart Nestabilities.

MoxieFabWorld Colours

I saw the MoxieFabWorld Blog & it’s Tuesday Trigger: I Feel Pretty in Turquoise & Gold colour fun colour Challenge & I couldn’t resist.  Isn’t this such a pretty & inspiring photo from Decor Pad via House of Turquoise:

I had some Stampin’Up! Craft CS, a Designer Mat Pad Papers from Ancestry K & Company as well as my ‘new’ (new to me) toy of  Making Memories Grommet Kit & I went to town.  The stamps set is also from SU, called In the Spotlight, used the VersaMark Ink & Detail White EP.  The Twill tape is from my sewing stash & the Punch is the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch.