Sunday, March 26

Wedding Invitations

I love to make wedding invitations.  Even back when I was young, I always liked seeing wedding invitations.  And I was curious as to how they were made.  Now having all these tools and supplies at my disposal, I make wedding invitations as gifts to friends and relatives.  This year, we have a niece getting married, so I made 3 samples for them to choose from.  The couples names both start with the letter K, so I incorporated that in the design.

Sample 1

Sample 2

Sample 3

Projects like this make my wafer thin dies and embossing folders very handy.  I wonder which one they will pick?

Saturday, March 4

The Real Ruler of Tinker Planet

Don't you just love it when your craft room is just so nice, clean and orderly?  I know it's normal for my planet to be chaotic, but at some point, it needs refreshed.  I can't make anything when it's messy beyond words, that's why I make it a point to put things in order.  And I just did.  It feels so great!  

And of course, my dog has to see everything.  She likes to take a "stroll" on my L-shaped craft desk.  And she also loves to look while I'm making something.  DH would carry her and look over my shoulders as I play.  I love this dog!

Wednesday, March 1

The Sign

Hello, crafty reader!  The planet is pretty decent as I type, and I'm very glad.  There's been a lot of new additions here, but just haven't really had the chance to blog about them.  I'm taking one step at a time as real life stuff takes place.  Let me start with the new Tinker Planet sign.

I blogged last spring about a wooden sign I made with friends from my former job at the school.  I really had a good time painting and playing with vinyl for the first time.  After this experience, I'm not scared of vinyl anymore.

Then in the summer, I had family come over and made more wooden signs for their homes.  You can see more details about this Tinker Planet event by clicking here.

You know how creative juices flow when your craft room is in pretty orderly condition.  So I was able to spice up my wood sign.  I consider this as a kick start for National Craft Month.

Because this sign is to be hung in my craft room, I did my best to match it with my Tinker Planet header.  

My only regret is that the alpha font available for this party was very limited.  They just cut whatever they have in their die cutting machine.  I basically didn't have a choice.  But also, I didn't know what to expect when I went to this party.  Anyhow, it still worked.

The wood was stained black first, and then acrylic paint was applied.  After which, I did image stenciling with black acrylic paint.  The vinyl application came last.  

Here at the planet, I gathered embellishments that could fit my Tinker Planet header. These butterfly 3D stickers worked perfectly. 

Then at the bottom, I adhered red bling on white flower embellishments, to match the left side of the Tinker Planet header.

I'm happy with the result of the Tinker Planet sign.  It already has a spot here to be hung.  

For National Craft Month, I plan on doing a lot of work here at the planet.  Not necessarily crafting, but more on improving the layout and ergonomics of my small craft room.  I will be posting them as I go along.

'Til next blog!