Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A tisket, a tasket....

A tisket, a tasket, simple gifts in my basket. I wanted to pop in today to share a simple Thanksgiving treat I'm giving my kids' teachers today. I like to give them something for each holiday and when I saw these cute single serving caramel cups, I knew I could come up with something festive.
I chose to use an oldie but goodie stamp set from SU! called "Simple Thanks". I love it and I especially loved coloring the buckets of apples.  I colored them with Copic and Prismacolor markers. I added some Glossy Accents to the single green apple outside of the bucket for some extra detail.
I packaged one apple and caramel cup in a cello bag. The tags were diecut using one of the tag dies from PTI. I just recently purchased 2 different styles and I don't know how I lived without them. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks for fluttering by!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

"Frozen Fever" inspired gifts

My son was invited to a "Paw Patrol" birthday party for a little girl in the neighborhood. He was VERY upset that I didn't buy her a "Paw Patrol" gift, but bought  "Frozen Fever" Anna and Elsa dolls instead. I explained to him that we don't ALWAYS have to buy a gift directly related to the party's theme, and especially in this case, because I REALLY wanted to do something girly. He was so funny and was REFUSING to sign the card because it was girly and NOT "Paw Patrol"! LOL! It was really cute, even though he was being a stinker. I always like to include something handmade with my gifts so I decided to make a few things for her hair.

I've made hair ties like this in the past, which you can see HERE . You will need to scroll down a bit to see them. If you are interested in a tutorial, let me know. I took pictures along the way so I could put one together in a snap. I used ribbon I had on hand, but I thought it coordinated nicely with the colors from the dolls. I created a cute little card to package it up on for a boutique-y feel, which I love. I diecut the kraft paper using a spellbinders die and then gold embossed the border using gold powder. It was stamped using a PTI border stamp, which I can't recall the name of. It's quite old, but is so timeless and is a definite go-to set. I then added some white snowflakes from the "Two Feet Deep" stamp set from PTI as well. It is one of my all-time favorites and will be making a big appearance in this year's Christmas crafting.

Of course I needed to create a few felt covered clips for her as well. I've made quite a few of these in the past and I love how fast they work up. I thought that this color combination would be very versatile for a little girl and would be sweet paired with pink or purple. I wanted to make teal clips with yellow flowers, but I didn't know if they would match anything she had.

The sunflower image from "Rosie Posie" and "Rosie Posie II" was the perfect focal point for the card. I love having the coordinating dies for this set, but there isn't one for the sunflower. I chose to use a spellbinders scallop circle die, but it wasn't a "perfect" fit, but it worked out okay.

I stamped a snowflake image from the "Two feet deep" on the center of the flower, I thought it was such a fun "Frozen"ish addition. The background was created by stamping white snowflakes onto vellum. I layered the vellum over a teal piece of paper to soften it a bit.

The honeycomb image is also from "Rosie Posie" and I stamped tiny sunflower images into each center to continue the theme. A few crystal clear sequins finish it off. I had a lot of fun putting this ensemble together. When "Frozen Fever" first came out, I wanted to plan a party SO bad, but Emma was too old. I'm glad I got a chance to put something together to scratch a little bit of my itch. Ha ha! Thanks for fluttering by!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Rejoice in the Lord... Always

 I thought I'd share a non-traditional Thanksgiving design I put together earlier in the month. I made 6 of the same design to send out to a few friends. I really love this "New Every Morning" set. It has some really great and inspiring quotes and scriptures that I can see myself using again and again. I also used a scripture for the inside about "giving thanks", which is perfect for a Thanksgiving card.
 I stamped circle images using white ink onto vellum, which was the starting point for the entire design. I then chose the colors I wanted to use and was thrilled to find some cute pattern paper that coordinated perfectly. It's from Authentique, I believe.
The background was embossed using a folder from The Paper Studio that I picked up at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. A few crystal clear sequins finished the design off as well as a little bow of black baker's twine. These will be popped in the mail today to reach their recipients just in time for Thanksgiving! I'm hosting for the first time this year and I'm super excited! Happy Thanksgiving to you and thanks for fluttering by!

P.S. I spent yesterday evening cleaning and organizing my desk and studio so I can dive headfirst into my Christmas projects! I'm so excited! I love crafting for Christmas so stay tuned for some fun projects!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

BOO to you!

 I'm finally ready to accept that Fall is really coming! It is one of my favorite seasons, yet I still have such a hard time saying goodbye to Summer. Making cute, Halloween-y projects always helps, too! One of my friends in the neighborhood asked me to make a card for her darling baby nephew who is dying from a tragic illness. They are hoping to celebrate a few holidays before he passes. My heart aches for this sweet family. I thought this "Spooky Smiles" set would be perfect for a fun Halloween card.

I've been on the "notify me" list forever, it seems, for the spooky tree and fence. They finally came, as well as a few tag diecuts that I couldn't live without. The fence and tag were the starting point for my design. I couldn't decide if I should have the jack-o-lantern peeking out from behind the fence or the cat. As you can see, the cat won and he's perfectly placed on his gate ready for a spooky night. I added a bowtie and witches hat, (which I am just realizing as I am typing) is kind of strange, but definitely cute! The bat is hanging around as well and it looks like a trick-or-treater might have dropped a piece of candy. Ha ha!

All of the images were stamped using Palette Noir ink and colored with Copic and Prismacolor markers.The sentiment was stamped using Fresh Snow ink onto black cardstock. The tag was tied with a bow of black baker's twine and a few sequins finish it off. I added the darling little Jack-o-lantern to the inside as well as a strip of pattern paper and another sentiment. Thanks for fluttering by!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Blessed are those that mourn...

 Yesterday evening we had the most glorious rainstorm...the kind that I love watching from my cozy front porch. This morning the air was crisp and the smell was so heavenly that I couldn't resist taking a walk after Rhys went to Kindergarten. Now that I'm back, I thought I'd sneak a minute before lunch to share my most recent design.
 I used the new "Blessed" diecut and stamp set to create a simple sympathy card. I love all of the sentiments included in the set. I can see me reaching for this one often. I diecut "blessed" about 3 or 4 times out of stampers select white cardstock and glued them on top of each other for a thickness about the size of chipboard. The rest of the sentiment was heat embossed using gold powder.
The flowers and leaves were stamped in blue ink with yellow centers and are part of the "Garden gate" stamp set. I diecut multiple flowers and popped them up with foam squares. The pattern paper is from a pad from Hobby Lobby that I just love. A few burnished gold sequins finish the design. Thanks for fluttering by!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Today I will choose JOY!

 I'm back today with another tiny town creation. This time I used the church to create a baptism gift for a special girl. The hair clips fit perfectly inside for a sweet little gift.
 The hair clips were made using Sweet Blush wool felt and the flowers were made from Vintage Cream and Simply Chartreuse felt. I also stitched a Spring Moss button to the center of each flower. I attached them to a simple card I whipped up using the "New Every Morning" set and "Handmade Hodgepodge".
 I diecut the main building out of SU!'s Blush Blossom cardstock and the church facade was diecut from a piece of Authentique pattern paper. The window boxes and flowers are from the Sweet Shoppe die collection but I just couldn't resist adding them to the church.
The tag was also made using the "New Every Morning" set as well.  It's stamped in Smokey Shadow ink. I added a battery operated tea light right before it was given to the recipient. Thanks for fluttering by!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A little Sunshine!

 I'm blogging from my phone today, pictures and everything! My digital camera was on the fritz earlier so I figured I'd use all of the fabulous technology at my fingertips, literally! LOL! The kids are back in school, including Rhys, my new kindergartner. I'm hoping with just my little one home I can do more blogging during his nap time. I've posted a new project HERE as well, if you'd like to take a peek. Follow me on Instagram @kellylunceford for more projects and ideas.

 Today's projects are for a friend who's been under the weather for a while now. As soon as I saw the Tiny Town Sweet Shoppe dies, I knew I would HAVE to have them. Mostly becauseof the darling little fabric shop that Betsy made. You can see I've made my own little vintage fabric and notions shop to match the quilted card I made.
 The card was made using the Quilted: Summer stamp set which I recently purchased even though it is more than a year old.
 My color palette is Ocean Tides, Simply Chartreuse and SU!'s Crushed Curry. Such a fun, summery combination sure to cheer someone up! I diecut all of the triangles and quilt frame from white cardstock. I added some stamped triangles at the bottom to give the feel of actual "prairie points".
 The sentiment, which I love, is heat embossed using gold powder onto Crushed Curry cardstock. I love how bright and shiny it is on the yellow cardstock! My card wouldn't be complete without some machine stitching. I'm debating on leaving the tails of the thread. I know it's super trendy right now, but I don't know if I'm sold in this case. Ha ha!
 Here's a close-up of the tiny fabric shop. Let me tell you, if I happened upon this little dwelling, I would not hesitate to stop by! LOL!
I cut the main structure out of the Everyday Blessings pattern paper from PTI. The awning was cut from Kraft cardstock and the stripes are also from Everyday Blessings.The door and window frames are cut from Ocean Tides cardstock. The window boxes are Kraft and the flowers are colored using Copic markers. I did add some Diamond Stickles to the white flowers for some extra sparkle. The vintage sentiment is from one of my favorite older sets called Button Boutique. I added a real, tiny and lightweight button to the shop sign for some extra detail. I had a lot of fun putting this all together. Thanks for fluttering by!