Sunday, January 31, 2016

Valentine's Day Cards

It's been quite a while since I've sat down to make cards, at least six years or so. So late this past summer I threw together a couple and got the bug again. So here are a couple of quick Valentine's Day cards.


The card on the left features C.C. Designs Rose. I love stamps with coordinating dies. I'm horrible at fussy cutting. Absolutely horrible. I made the heart pattern with some hearts from various Lawn Fawn sets I have, distress inks and Spectrum Noir marchers. (Put them away before making note of which ones ☹️)

The card on the right also features a C.C. Designs stamp and die set, Cupid. The purple patterned paper was in my stash, it wasn't quite the right shade so I colored it in with Spectrum Noir markers to match the colors in her dress. The arrow patterned paper is from the Recollections Paddywack paper pad. The heart brads are also Recollection brand. Love stamp was a dollar stamp from Michaels. 

Both images were colored with Spectrum Noir markers. 

So many new techniques for me to try. I can't wait to practice with my new Distress Inks. Oh and to make my first shaker card. 


Thursday, January 28, 2016

30 Day Colorin Challenge - Joining the Fun

Starting February 1st, I'll be joining a coloring challenge. Basically you color something for 5 to 10 minutes a day. Sounds easy enough right?

Head on over to Kathy's blog http://www.thedailymarker.com/2016/01/coloring-challenge-details/ and check it out.

I'm really excited about the challenge and decided to do a little prep work today. I'm not sure about the rest month but to start with I'll be doing some coloring with my Spectrum Noir markers. I will be posting daily on Instagram and on Saturday's I'll post a review of my weeks projects.

I can't wait to get started and see what everyone does.

Happy Crafting,
Priss



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tissue Packet Holder

It's that time of year, colds and bugs a plenty. Here's a little something to add to a "get well" goody basket.



While this project can be made with just the basic paper trimmer, like everyone with a new toy I decided to use my Explore Air to create this project. While I'm not exactly new to Cricut I am still learning the ins and outs of Design Space.

In design space I inserted my rectangle edited it to size . (4w x 10h) Then I added and attached my score lines at ½ in, 3 in, 4 in, 6 ½ in, and 7 ½ in. Finishing it off by attaching a circle in the space between the ½ in score line and the 3 in score line. I just sort of eyeballed that.


 I cut mine out of heavier patterned paper on the card stock setting. I used my envelope punch board to round the corners on the top panel. Then I decorated the top panel with stamps from Lawn Fawn. 

Below is a list of supplies that can be used if you did not want to use the explore and design space along with step by step directions on how to use them to get the same results.

Supplies:
Paper trimmer
Scoring blade or stylus
Bone folder
Adhesive
Corner rounder
Circle or hole punch
Kleenex tissue pack
Card stock
Patterned paper/stamps/embellishments  to decorate

Directions:

1. Cut card stock into 4 in x 10 in rectangle.
2. Score at ½ in, 3 in, 4 in, 6 ½ in and 7 ½ in.
3. In between the score lines at ½ and 3 punch a circle or oval.
4. Fold a score lines burnishing with a bone folder for crisp lines.
5. Round the corners on the end with the large rectangle. (Optional)
6. Place adhesive on ½ in tab.
7. Fold box placing the ½ tab flush with the score line at 7 ½ in line.
8. Decorate panels as desired.






Monday, January 25, 2016

Introducing Miss Priss

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. I've been an crafter for years. I enjoy cross stitching, paper crafting, cake decorating, and much more. I'll be posting ideas and projects as I go along. Posts will range from things I'm comfortable making already to learning new techniques and attempting new crafts altogether.