Thursday, June 30

We've Moved!!!

I had lots of negative cuts from my Recycled Cards Series, that I had to use them for something. They kinda looked like elephants, at least to me.  I adhered white half pearls to serve as the eye. I made this card set to give to my cousin in Washington State who moved in to a new house this year.

I used card stock from the Old World Mat Stack by DCWV, and it went really well with the negative pieces, along with the rustic embelishments. I just punched one of the long edges with an EK Success edge punch.

The cards remind me of Thailand.  They are quick cards to make, but I'm very glad with the outcome.

'Til next blog!

Friday, June 24

Recycled Cards Part 3

Hello crafty friends!  Here's probably last of the Recycled Cards series.  I saved some greeting card fronts a former co-worker was trying to get rid of, and made cards out of them.

You can see the the previous sets by clicking below:

This bunch is a Thank You Card Set I made for a neighbor.  I have been giving her card sets every year.  I think the year before, I gave her a Christmas Card Set (click here to see).

For this set, I used the same newspaper background paper, and pierced around the edges.  I really like how this ended up to be. Just like the previous recycled cards in the series, I used sentiments cut from 2012 Winter CHA stamping catalogs.

I put the cards in my Tinker Planet paper bag, which I use when I sell my handmade cards at craft shows.  This way is quick and easy, and promotes my blog as well.

'Til next blog!

Monday, June 13

Signs Galore

About a couple of months ago, I was invited to this wood sign making party by a former co-worker.  I thought it would be nice to make a sign for my craft room to hang on the wall.  I did post a teaser about it on my Facebook Page.  

It was my first time to play with vinyl.  It turned out, they were cutting images and letters on vinyl through an electronic die cutting machine.  I was excited and inspired at the same time.  I thought this is something that I can do with family this summer.  And it's a perfect opportunity to use my new die cutting machine:  Brother ScanNCut2.  

So we planned on it.  We bought the wood from Home Depot, each at less than $10.  Then made sure to prime it, and also pre-plan the design for their signs.  When they got here, they picked the shapes they wanted online, and we were able to scan and cut on the Brother ScanNCut2.  It did take time to figure things out, as I used the Cricut Expression 2 for many many years.  But after a while, everything was a breeze.  The shapes we cut were either used for stenciling (acrylic paint), or applied straight on the wood.

The pic below shows the signs yet to be finished.  They had to come back the next day for the final touches.

After the signs were done, we coated it with a sealer and added hardware in the back for hanging.  What a fun activity!  This I'd say is the biggest project I've had here in Tinker Planet.


I have to say that my sign is not totally done, as I am still going to add embellishments and my own personal touch to it.  That's for another post.

'Til next blog!