All posts filed under: Crop a Dile

Baby Decor Wall Hanging Tutorial

I made this keepsake frame  for my Great Nephew’s Baptism this past weekend.  Isn’t he a cutie??!   I just adore him! It’s so nice to be able to hold a baby again as I was really starting to miss this, as my boys are 11 and 8 now!   Times just passes so quickly. SUPPLIES: Cardboard cut to 4 inch square (Bazzil Chipboard) Paper hole punch and eyelet setter (Crop a dile) Corner rounder Square 1 1/4 inch paper punch 2 metal eyelets 15″ length of  Ribbon, 15″ length of  co-ordinating ribbon Foam Adhesive Tape 1/2″ wide (Scotch foam adhesive tape) Decorative papers mini fastener (safety pin) Decorative letters (for initials) 1. Cover the cardboard coaster with dp, and round the corners. 2. Punch two holes 1/4 inch down from the top, and 1/2 inch in from the sides. Set with metal eyelets.   Feed the ends of the ribbon through the holes and tie off the knots. 3. Tie alternate ribbon around the frame and make a bow on the right side. 4. …

Proud of my Little Lion

My son is just finishing up a 10 week reading program in French as a second language and he reached a level beyond the target for the program!  We are so proud of him and I thought I’d make him a bookmark as a little gift.  His birthday is this week too, he’s turning 7!  I always give my boys a few special books as graduation gifts at the end of the school year,  so I know he’ll be happy to have it. This week at Crafty Creations Peggy has given us a themed OVER THE RAINBOW challenge inspired by the song from Wizard of Oz.   Perfect! My son LOVES rainbows! The image is COURAGEOUS CARL from our sponsor this week; Whimsy Stamps!   I drew in the rainbow and clouds myself as I didn’t have one to use.  The back is stamped with a “This book belongs to” sentiment from Unity  and ” You amaze me” from Verve stamps. Stop by Crafty Creations Challenges to see all the fabulous creations that the team worked on …

Nice Ride

My husband recently bought himself  a 2005  papaya orange  Audi  TT coupe quatro.  He’d been longing for a sports car for a while and  after struggling for some time with his practical self, gave in to the pleasure of owning a second car built for speed and performance, instead of child car seat capacity and luggage space.  Although he did ask my opinion, I have never been interested in cars, nor do I know a thing about them, but I knew it meant a lot to him, so I left it to him to decide what to do.  He originally wanted it in yellow, but found this great papaya orange instead!  At first I really didn’t like the idea of the yellow or any other bright color, but now I have to admit that I think the orange is a really cool look for this car! This week’s Crafty Creations Challenge was set by Claire (hopejacare) to the theme of  TRANSPORTATION.  So, I thought I’d make a card to congratulate Des on the purchase of …

Crafty Creations Button challenge

Phew it’s been a HOT few days here in Montreal!  My boys and I have been fully enjoying our pool! Am I ever glad we finally decided to put one in!  It’s been heaven having a way to cool off and spend some fun time with them and my husband when he gets home from work! Having the boys home from school is proving to be fun but I sure don’t get much work done with them around!  That would be fine, except I have my niece’s wedding invitations to finish in the next two weeks, and a big birthday card order, as well a few other projects to get done this summer.  I hate to stay indoors working when my boys want to play and I need to be out there with them if they want to swim.  I started a daily routine of  reading with them. We’re reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing  by Judy Bloom.  AND no T.V or video/computer games in the afternoon!  I read to them for half an …

Home Decor Desktop Calendar

Flourishes has lovely digital calendar pages.  Seeing as it was the end of January and I needed a calendar for my craft room, I decided to download them to make a desktop calendar project.  I decorated  this quite quickly and simply with my new Cricut Home Décor cartridge.  But you don’t need a Cricut to make the calendar!  It’s an easel style base so it can be easily opened and closed; I can leave it standing on my desk or pop it in my purse!  It’s compact at 41/4 x 41/4!  If you would like to make one too, I ‘ve written a full picture tutorial you can see HERE at CUSTOM CROPS.  I hope you enjoy it! As always, if you have any questions or comments I am happy to hear them!  Thanks for stopping by! Tonight at midnight I will post the first of three challenge sample cards for Flourishes!! Yippeee!!! They are having a celebration for their 1 year anniversary of Timeless Tuesday Challenges and invited me to make some samples for …

Big Bow Tags

Hello!  If you are like me and about a zillion other crafters, I’ll bet if you look around your craft area right now, you will find lots of  Holiday paper scraps everywhere!  If you are super organized and have already thrown them in the recycle bin, shame on you! *wink*  Get them out!  Making Holiday TAGS is a wonderful way to use up those scraps and clean up your desk at the same time. The tags above were made with scraps I had leftover on my desk, even the decorative edge. I just had to cut the strip in half to fit it.  The great thing is that tags can be any shape or size, so using scraps just makes sense. Work with what you have! I did bring out the striped Stampin’ Up!  ribbon to make these big bows; I certainly would never call that much ribbon “scraps”!  But aside from the ribbon you can see how quickly tags like this can come together just using your scraps. The mini tags are punched from …

Thanksgiving Tree

Hello everyone!! I just spent an hour over at Splitcoaststampers, at a New Release “Power Hour” party for Flourishes!! I am a bit dazed…phew those posts scroll fast!! It is not easy to keep up and read all of them!   It was really fun though, spending time with some lovely women from all over the world!  There were even 4 or 5 of us from Canada!! EH!  🙂  I even won a $10. coupon at Flourishes…which I promptly used when I purchased the new release bundle!  I’m so baaad… shopping after hours!! I had time to play today too, since the boys were at school, and in between loads of laundry… I made a Thanksgiving card for my Twisted Sisters challenge, and followed the limitations set by Splitcoaststampers Limited Supply Challenge.  We had to use a new tool, an old stamp, a fave color combo and a not so fave embellishment. My least favorite embellishment…flowers My fave color combo (or one of) is olive green and chocolate My newest tool is my crop a dile …