Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quick Birthday Card

Today is one of my college roomie's birthday. Since I'm a total procrastinator, I made a card yesterday during my lunch break. It had to be mailed yesterday so hopefully she gets it today.

I started with a decorative notecard that I picked up at our local Hobby Lobby. Then cut out some matching cardstock using my Spellbinders Nestibilities (love love love these!) and used Gina K's stamp set to give it a girly touch. Added some bling and used SU inks around the edges of the squares for depth. Something seemed to be missing, so I added a touch of SU ribbon.

So, Happy Birthday Lisa!! I hope it is filled with tons of cake and love!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine's for Teachers

How cute were Jamie's Name Frames. I've been meaning to make one for my family, and I think she has given me inspiration to do so! Seriously...only 5 minutes?? Knowing me, it will probably take more like 20.

So, time to share two projects that I made for Austin's teachers.

I found tutorials on these projects over at splitcoaststampers.com.

Milk Carton Container:
This was made for Austin's 3rd grade teacher. It wasn't crazy easy to score some of the lines, but I'm still excited with the way it turned out. Inside I filled it with Dove chocolates and a gift card to Starbucks.

SU Designer Paper
SU Inks
Small Binder Clip
SU Heart Punches
Strong Adhesive
Milk Carton Tutorial

Shipping Tag Box:
I made these boxes for a couple other teachers at Austin's school. After making the box, I filled the bottom with shredded colored paper and topped it off with some yummy Dove chocolate. They were extremely easy and fun to embellish! The sky's the limits with these little boxes.

SU Designer Paper
Shipping Tags
SU Ink
SU Heart Punches
Strong Adhesive
Shipping Tag Box Tutorial

Name frames

Trying to compete with those cute Valentine pizza boxes will be a tough act to follow! So cute Julie! Well obviously I am Jamie. Today I made a name frame for my friend Julie (another Julie), who I get to go see in one week from today (can you tell I'm excited?)! I have made a few of these in the past, here's one example:

I made this for my bestie Jami for her birthday, she loved it!

I've been telling Julie for a while I'd make her one and since I am flying to go see her I thought it would be perfect time to get busy on it and hand deliver it to her. She requested reds and browns so I went thru my Valentine paper pack from Stampin Up from last year for her color request.

I get the frames at Walmart and they are very inexpensive. Depending on the size of the name they usually have to go in a 4x8 frame.

My last name just has 3 letters so I was able to use a 5x7 frame. This project is so easy I literally threw it together before work this morning. You just need a frame, paper, letter stamps, paper cutter, adhesive and ink. I have been adding flower embellishments lately or ribbon or you can simply stick with the paper, sometimes the paper can be too busy for extras. It took me about 5 minutes to put together. Here is the finished project....Julie I hope you like it! :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


What a way to start our first post! Valentine crafts!!!
I guess I should first give you a clue into who is posting. I'm Julie. Check out my personal blog for more info on me and my family. Jamie's personal blog is over here but lately neither of us have been posting very regularly...hopefully we will be better with THIS blog!

Ok, on to the cuteness of Valentines.

I decided this year to try my hand at being Martha Stewart and hand make Austin's Valentine "cards." They are actually little pizza boxes filled with a little chocolate. My goal was to keep them somewhat simple and TRY not to get too girly. (although I couldn't help myself in adding a little extra heart punch to the girl's treat boxes)

Here is the finished product. They aren't PERFECT by any means and next time I would definitely use a pattern paper instead of stamping my own design. Overall I'm satisfied with the results.

Next post...teacher Valentine gifts....ya, I'm so trying to be that mom

Products Used:
SU Bitty Box Bigz XL Die
SU Whisper White card stock
SU Greetings, Earthling Stamp Set
SU Designer Paper
Random Heart Stamp...dunno brand...
SU Circle Punch & Scallop Nestibilities Die
SU Markers & Ink
Oh, and Chocolate Hearts...can't forget the chocolate.