Guess who is running the big show?
“I told mama to take the weekend off because she’s been crafting non-stop ever since she started this blog! No worries, I’ll keep an eye on the craft supplies!”
Have a wonderful weekend! *nibble nibble*
Seriously, how can you say no?
Simplicity’s challenge for this week is to overlap a sentiment and an image. I decided to let my paw print stamp run happily over a sentiment that I am sure my Scottie has used on me hundreds thousands of times. (btw, it works like a charm!) Now, if I could only perfect this pout-I’d rule the world!
Simply put … adorably sweeeeeeeeeeet!
These lovely delights are called Marshmallow Pops which I have cutely renamed as tkle’s sweet treats! I absolutely fell in love with the idea of marshmallow pops, cake pops, and cupcake pops. I’m determined to make a batch (or more) of each! I got the wonderful ideas from Bakerella who has rekindled my love for all things sweet. Here’s how I made the goodies:
Lastly, wrap your little marshmallow pops with some cellophane and ribbon! I have to admit packaging the pops was one of my favorite parts especially adding the tkle’s sweet treats tags! Hope you have a very sweeeeeeeeeeet day!
I received some super fabulous new from a friend and wanted to send a congratulations card. There’s really no sophisticated way to say “You’re da bomb!” so I just went with it! I have been wanting to create a pop-up card for awhile but didn’t know how to pull it off. Surprisingly the most difficult part of this card was arranging the letters! I plan to dabble in more pop-ups
Save the date for you and your perfect mate!
Magnets, postcards, stickers…ohmy! After searching online about what save-the-dates should include it boils down to 1) the wedding date 2) location and 3) name of bride and groom. Simple enough right? The save-the-date tags (below) maybe a bit on the small space side but the top note (above) seems like a good size for all the information. I still want to play around and figure out a save-the-date template that I really love. I like these but I’m looking for l.o.v.e! Isn’t that appropriate?!
Dad, you’re the best…at embarrassing me!
As a child, I have distinct memories of my dad trying to embarrass me just so he could have a good laugh! I can still remember my cheeks flushing bright red and wondering, “Why me?” and “Where can I hide?” lol. Gotta love dads!
For this card, I started off with my oh-so-favorite orange and was trying to make a 1st place ribbon. Sadly, I have not yet acquired a scallop circle die cut larger than 2 inches so I couldn’t get that effect! I had to settle on the circles and added the extra colors for a little pop! This is not one of my favorite cards but it was worth a post because, well, it’s orange!
I have been bitten by the wedding bug!
I was sorting through all of my supplies and realized that I’ve acquired a lot of wedding goodies. I’m sure all the spring-sales have nothing to do with it I thought I’d share a few of my favorite wedding stamps and hope it inspires some wedding crafts! More to come!
I’ve decided to do a 3-part Father’s day card series because when it comes to dads, you can get away with a chuckle or two! For every crafter, there are certain colors of cardstock that poses a creativity challenge. For me, it’s brown or orange. (Definitely, brown. No, it’s orange.) Both have me gripping my hair and saying “argh!” why doesn’t it work?! So for Father’s day, I thought these would be great masculine colors to inspire some creativity.
Here is where I got the idea for the card and decided to make my own version. I found the beer mug from Clip Art and loved how the frothy bubbles were overflowing from the mug. Inspired, I made the white frothy beer bubbles with my circle die cuts and added a mini-dot on the largest bubble for a little dimension. Overall, I think this will give a dad a little chuckle on his special day!
May your birthday be filled with lots of treats! *munch munch*
There is just something about personalizing a gift (name, initials, a quote) that is so wonderful! This craft was so fun to make and I’ve been looking forward to it! I scored my blue cardstock and texturized it with polk-a-dots. Next, I stapled the cellophane bag to the back of the cardstock and used flower punches to cover up the staples poking out the back. I cranked out my alphabets using my cuttlebug die cuts and stamped on a birthday sentiment! My only worry is that the goodies will get crushed in the mail! *keeping fingers crossed*
My little Scottie showed signs of birthday-envy and wanted to take a bite out of the gift! She’s just going to have to wait for her birthday!
It’s important to set goals for yourself.
My goal has been to get my hands on these delicious little punches from EK Success! And surprisingly, I found it at my local target! There are a lot of really cute punches made by ek. And I’ve learned flower punches are very versatile. Big or small, flowers seem to go with almost any occasion! So the next time you are visiting target-stop by the scrapbooking aisle because who knows what kinda goodies you will find!
So remember the post where I was completely thrilled about the wedding invites? Well, TA-DA!!!
Pocket Fold Invitation: (The t&c represent initials of the bride&groom but today it will be tickle crafts tying the knot!)
Main Invitation Card:
Tiered cards tucked in a pocket:
Overall: (Intentionally left blank because I wanted to show just the template!)
Here are some additional flower designs that can be added to the main invitation. So many choices, lots of fun! I hope you loooooooooooooooove these as much I do!
Apparently if you love dogs and reading, I’m the one for you!
I received a wonderful request for more doggie bookmarks! The list included adorable Scotties (of course), Schnauzers, Golden Retrievers, and Weiner dogs! I got a bit more creative this time and added some embellishments to the border that runs along the bottom half of the bookmark. I think they turned out great! I managed to make all of these in one sitting which was exhausting but worth it!
I know these bookmarks will be well-loved! Keep on reading
Patient, kind and in 3D!
As promised, I finally used my 3 dimensional heart stickers and created a card! I wanted to keep the design very simple because the stickers add a lot of color and texture. To make this card, I lined up the hearts in two columns and using a pushpin I made little holes. I picked a love sentiment and it always surprises me how the font can really change the mood of card – the same design can appear playful or formal just depending on the stamp!
Helpful tip: I would recommend placing your card on a piece of cardboard as you use the pushpin because this allows you to create a well-defined pushpin hole. Happy paper punching!
Wishing you a speedy recovery!
Still in love with my cuttlebug alphabets, I made this clean and simple get well card. I made several attempts with the ink (purple, pink, even green) but for some reason the black really popped against the background. I have not used a lot of black ink in my cards and I seriously think I’ve been missing out! This card is a 2 layer creation and I’m working my way down to 1 layer which is pretty good! (Must control my urges to add a little ribbon, bling, or buttons!) Enjoy!
Scotties and Simplicity-how can one go wrong?
I could not help myself from participating in the One Layer Wednesday challenge from Simplicity’s inspiring blog (My 1st crafting challenge! So exciting!). Naturally, something adorably related to Scotties came to mind! Also, I wanted to challenge myself to only incorporate a little ribbon and I love the fact that my idea turned out simply adorable!
I’m not sure how my Scottie feels about the card. She decided to dress up as a rooster so she’s not really feeling like herself today!
As some would say, “Stick it to me!”
These are such a great find especially when they go on sale for $1 after a particular holiday (i.e. valentines and easter for the above). I love that the stickers are 3 dimensional and I often use the hearts to sign “love” at the end of my cards. On my to-do crafts list is to incorporate these little goodies in a creative way! Hope you find some at your local Michaels!
“Butterfly in the sky, I can fly twice as high…” Reading Rainbow.
I came across this beautiful idea while searching for butterfly inspirations. One of my very first punches was the Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch which I absolutely loved and could not stop using everywhere! I punched out all the different colored butterflies using my extra scraps of paper. The hardest part was figuring out how to layout the butterflies! This card brings back memories of books and beautiful rainbows which I loved as a kid
Helpful tip: As a newbie crafter, hang onto your extra scraps of paper because they really come in handy! For example, you can punch out a shape on an unused corner of a craftstock or test how ink may look on a colored craftstock. You end up saving yourself $ because you don’t waste a whole sheet of craftstock. I keep all of my extra scraps in two ziplock bags (one is for small and one for big scraps). Save that money and buy yourself a cute little stamp
I made a little something with love for Mother’s Day.
I found these wonderful picture frames in an assortment of colors! I thought red would go perfectly with the theme of love for Mother’s day. Using my oh-so-awesome cuttlebug alphabet, I cranked out “Mom” in blue craftstock to match the words in the love scrapbooking paper. A sweet and simple craft in celebration of a beautiful holiday