Wednesday, October 8

Wednesday

This week started our really hectic!  I had to work more hours at work, but that's ok.  It made me miss my planet more, and it made me crave to create more.

Let me start this blog with a big Thank You to ScrapScene for featuring my work.  This time it's my altered TicTac container.  Actually, I made this altered item specifically for one of my SCS PIF friends, Amber.  She wished for anything altered, and I granted her this.  Click here for more pictures, and click here for more details about this project. 


Despite my "busy" work schedule, I was able to make cards for another card swap.  The rule of the swap is to make any size card except for A2 or 3x3.  And the twist is, we have to make matching envelopes for our cards.  What I did first is choose a template from my Kreate-A-Lope Envelope Maker, and from there, I was able to decide on what shape/size of card I was supposed to make.  In other words, I made the envelopes first.  Because of little time, I decided to use my Cricut machine to make my card base.  The Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge has a "card feature."  With that, I was able to cut a flower card base using black cardstock.  Then, I cut a smaller size of the same flower, disabling the "card feature", using black & white bg paper.  The bigger flower you see is an image from Close To My Heart's (CTMH) Rustic Flowers Set.  I inked it with Stampin' Up More Mustard.  After that, I punched circles using Creative Memories circles puncher in  1.5 and 1.25 inches using white cardstock and white vellum respectively.  Then on the white circle, I stamped "One & Only" from CTMH My One & Only stamp set.  For the final touch, I adhered an orange flower sequin.

I was able to finish all 6 cards in one night, so I was happy. 


All I needed to do was just stack each element, and then they are done! 
Speaking of custom-made envelopes, I was also able to make A2 size envelopes with liners for another SCS PIF pal from Canada.  Again, using Kreate-A-Lope.  This is my first time to make envelopes with liners, and I'm glad I was able to do it.  Now I'm more confident in making my own envelopes.


Guess what?  I received cards from the "Twinkling H20" Card Swap on Monday, and I am very happy with each one.  The swap host let me use Shimmerz because I didn't have Twinkling H20s.  Now I know how this product looks like and how they work.  I am considering in buying some.  To see more of the cards, click here.


That's it for now.... tomorrow I can sleep in! :)
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