Friday, October 29, 2010

My Sheri Crafts -- Get Well Soon!

How appropriate! My littlest helper, "Wiggles", is almost three and on Friday night became quite ill. She vomited all over her daddy and again on me. Poor little one. As I write this, she's asleep on the floor, lying on a towel, beside me. She doesn't want to move, just stay close by.

Funny enough, our challenge on My Sheri Crafts this week is "Get Well Soon" and I made this card:

I like the cuts, from Just Because cricut cartridge, but I LOVE the ribbon detail. It was inspired by the paper weaving our kids do in school, but is a nice touch I think!

Make sure you enter your card (or other craft) in My Sheri Crafts blog this week!

Have a great weekend, and safe Halloween!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My Sheri Crafts -- Halloween!

My Sheri Crafts is getting ready for Halloween! So is my class, and we made these fabulous water bottles:

Cricut vinyl
Cricut Happy Hauntings
Transfer tape
Halloween coloured ribbons
Glow in the dark beads

Make sure you enter your project at My Sheri Crafts for a chance to win!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

My Sheri Crafts -- Boss' Day Challenge

A quick little gift for My Sheri Crafts challenge: Boss's day! Make sure you enter your card or project for a chance at winning!

Friday, October 8, 2010

My Sheri Crafts -- Stitching Challenge and MS Doily Tutorial

This week's challenge at My Sheri Crafts is "Stitching"! I love using my sewing machine on LOs, but I got this fabulous package of stickers from my LSS a while ago, that are actually meant to be stitched. Fun, huh?

Here's an up close of one of the stickers, stitched with metallic thread:

And the finished LO:

Another fun detail was making the doily that partly mats the photo.I love my Martha Stewart punches, and I'm always looking for ways to use them on things in new ways. I've made circle doilies before (see here) but this one doesn't require cutting into the pattern and uses a corner punch!

How to make the doily, using a Martha Stewart corner punch:

You'll need a circle and a corner punch. Not all punches work equally well. I'd suggest punches that have a sloping entry/exit into the pattern, or just experimenting.

This circle was cut 7.25".

Start punching! I flip my punch over to see exactly where the punch will occur. Keep the design close to the edge.

Line up the next punch section. Your pattern repeats should overlap, but not get too close.

The result. The last punch may not line up exactly. Since this will be layered under a photo, it doesn't matter. If I was going to use it and have it all show, I would "hide" the not-perfect lining up bit with ribbon or a prima flower.

There's a little triangle bit left over from the punch.

The triangle bit can be left, or removed with an exacto knife.

Fun! I hope you like this technique. It's a great way to extend the use of those fabulous punches (and go get some more!!)

Make sure you hop over to My Sheri Crafts and enter your stitching project for a chance to win!