Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Leather/Faux Journals and Holiday cards



Hello again my friends. 
Yes, I'm in my craft room and I'm having
so much fun making all these lovely journals and cards for my
family and friends for the Holidays. 

This heart rose gold leather Journal cutting file is being offered 
FREE
from Jennifer Maker over on her blog here. 

Plus, each day she has special Christmas cutting files and surprises each day
that she shares with everyone.

 She's so sweet and very talented.
Take a look and you will be amazed.

Up first is the journal that I made using Faux leather from Cricut.com.
Everyone will love these! So quick and easy to make.
I used real leather for the bow and think it adds contrast.
Love love Cricut Faux Leather!
Jennifer used Real leather for her journal and it looks super. But, if you
don't have that, you could use most any material.


Amruta Tengase suggested sewing the journal paper up the middle. 
I used this gold metallic multi colored thread.

 I've never sewn on paper before, but it worked like a charm. 
I also used thin gold ribbon to hold the papers into place.

Up next is this pretty heart cutout Holiday card from white card stock. 
The only thing I changed from the original Faux leather journal were
the holes to hold the journal papers and to close it. I just used Contour in 
Design Space to edited them out.
 So fun!

Up next is my Silver Faux leather journal. I used a papered paper
on top of the white inside inserts to give it a different look. 
I love how it turned out! 
This one will be going to my daughter in Washington, because
I think she will love the color and silver Faux leather.



Up next is a Christmas tree card using white card stock again and
adding a green patterned paper to the back. A few jewels and some
pretty bows make this a gorgeous card indeed. So quick and easy
to make. You can use any Stencil or cutout for this project. Test 
with paper first to be sure it will cut right. 
Most of all have FUN!

Up next is my blue Faux leather journal. I was so inspired with
my first heart journal that I thought...hmmmm how could I make each
one different. I found this Angel in Design Space in Access under 
"A Quilted Christmas". As I'm writing this I see that when I used Contour, I
took off her right hand. lol Well, that could be part of her wing, right? haha
The Faux leather cuts like a dream with the New Cricut Maker.


Up next is the Angel card, but it's not finished yet. I'll add some
gold ribbon up the side. On the card, you can really notice the 
one hand missing. ;( I may just cut another one if I have time.

Up last is my favorite card! 
I just happened to buy foil bags last year and
thought how pretty this would be in different colors. I cut each foil piece out
and glued them with Glossy accents behind the white card base. 
Regular glue won't hold the foil.
I then added white card stock to over it all, so it was finished.
For the inside I cut red foil the length of the card and added white card stock
 for the  sentiment in the middle.
 I love how this turned out! 


Thanks Jennifer Maker for the inspiration and Free file.

Click on the link below to get the Heart Journal and more FREE
I hope that I've inspired you today.

That's it for another crafty day my friends.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Misty

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmastime Gingerbread House Cards 3D Christmas Trees



It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, soon the Bells will ring.
Yes, it's that time of year again my friends. 


This is Birds 3D gorgeous white Christmas tree that comes in her
complete collection for your Holiday crafting.
You can get this 3D Christmas Tree, plus the Gingerbread House Clock 
and Hanging Mistletoe, by clicking on the link below.

REAL Working Clock Gingerbread House!!
Yes, it's a real working clock and it also lights up.
See pic below!
Isn't this simply Gorgeous!
This is on my list to make, because I Love clocks!
What a wow keepsake or gift!!

Oh and don't forget the Mistletoe!!
Every house needs a little Mistletoe hung above the door, right? Add
a colorful bow or twine and you have this sweet decor for the
Holiday season.
Enjoy those Kisses and Hugs!!!

Click on the link below for the "Christmastime Collection By Bird"


First up is this pretty Green 3D Christmas tree and Gingerbread House
card. The tree was so easy and quick to assemble that I just couldn't
resist making more. For the Silver 
star I cut glitter vinyl and put it on 
both the front and back. Added pearls and a gem. 
This cute tree can be taken apart by 
just taking all the branches off, since they
are not glued. Just store in a plastic container or
bag to use year after year.  

The darling Gingerbread House card was also easy and fun
 to make. And it has a perfect matching envelope.
  I placed little Gingerbread stickers and gems. You can make these 
cute cards or have your family join in the fun for someone 
special on their list.

This is Birds Pretty Gingerbread House card in soft pink.
Love the matching envelope!

Up next are Red and pink Candy cane Gingerbread House
card and matching tree. So fun and quick to make for your
Holiday gift giving. I think I'll make them in the
colors of the rainbow for all my family to enjoy. In fact
I may just cut them out and let them pick and mix
all the colors so they can make their very own special tree. 
So fun!

 Next up is my Blue and White Christmas tree and matching card.
I think this one is so pretty and looks like a winter wonderland. This set
could be given for Christmas or Hanukkah, since it's in the blues. You
may replace the star with a six sided one if you wish. I also used Gold glitter
vinyl for the star and gems. Beautiful collection!

How about a Fabulous Freebie today!!


Free Bundle Box from Bird!
For all your Holiday gift giving.
Click on the link below



That's it my friends for another crafty day.
I hope that I've inspired you to start your Holiday crafting soon with
this beautiful collection.
Happy Crafting!
Hugs
Misty

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Shriek! Halloween Bat Faux Leather Pop Out Card EEK!



Oh my, it's that month again and you know what that means. 
Yes, it's time for all those ghosts and gobblins that make Halloween
 Spooktacular on October 31th. As you can  probably tell I prefer 
the not so scary things, just because I'm a scaredy cat. haha



This is the Pumpkin that my mom made years ago, gluing two pieces of 
poster board together with Elmer's glue and then quickly cutting it out before 
the glue dried.  She traced the pumpkin face on and then painted in each part 
to make this extra large ( 15" x 13") pumpkin that she put on her door each year.
 I still have him and will display him proudly this month.
He has that special look that makes you just want to Smile for sure. lol

I even made a cutout card of him and she simply loved it.
Lots of memories!

Next up is the Creak 'n' Shriek collection by Bird.
This is an amazing new kit that is on sale over at  Birds.
Click on the link below to get the Halloween Creak 'n' Shriek kit

First up is this really unique Halloween Bat pop out card.  As you
can probably tell by now, I like lots of color and these little pumpkin
faces are no exception. I used green, yellow and orange pieces behind
the cutouts to create each delightful face. I found the perfect rainbow
ribbon to add a fun bow on top.


EEK!!!!      POP!!!
Yep, here's my Bat in all his glory! 

What was that saying from Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman?
Here's looking at ya kid! hehe

When you open up this card, he pops out to greet you. I cut 
him out in my Cricut Maker and used Faux pebbled leather 
and paper. This is  the first time using Cricut pebbled Faux 
leather and it cut just like butter and it was also easy to glue. 

Can you imagine your recipient's face when they open
this card and feel the bumpy leather. hehe
Makes him look Real. EEK!
A WOW card for sure.

Here's a close up picture of his wings and mouth. I added a large 
red sequin to his eyes and also later added glitter to his teeth.

This is the back of the card that I embossed and cut the oval 
a little smaller so it would have a black border. Oh, I found
the little Arsenic card in my Tim Holtz stash and thought
that would be a perfect touch to a surprise ending. hehe
You can stamp your sentiment or write a little note.
Here's the envelope to match with the pumpkin face.
Super wow card for all your Halloween guests or family and friend to
enjoy. Very easy to assemble with Bird's step by step video tutorial.
I think I'm going to send this to my daughter that mentioned they
saw a bat near their roof one time. Won't she be surprised when
she opens this one. hehe 

How about a Freebie Halloween card from Bird!
Plus get a glimpse of charming Lilly.

Click on the link below to get this Free Happy Halloween card.


That's it folks for another day in my crafty room.
I hope that I've inspired you to start your Halloween making
early and even be adventurous and try using Faux leather on
some of these incredible creations. I'm sure they will be a
WOW creation.
Have a Great week!
Hugs,
Misty


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Happy Camper Caravan Cards Magnet and Vinyl Bag



Hello again my crafty friends. I just got back from watching my
daughters dog, Charly. Yes, she's the star of the show today lol
Isn't she a sweetie and she was so good.
 I had to take her up and down those stairs for over
a week and fell down them while I was at it. ha Yep, I'm still sore.:(
And.........

My Katie got to go up and down those stairs as well, but one fall
was enough for me. lol
Sitting on lots of Pillows now!
I came to the conclusion that I do Not like Stairs. ;)


I'm a Happy Camper to be Home Sweet Home, so I just had to make this
cute Caravan Camper Vinyl bag.
Caravan by Bird
 http://www.birdscards.com/store/index.php?route=common/home
My daughter gave me a Heat Press for my Birthday and I thought I would
try it out on this bag. So quick and easy .
I opened the Caravan file in Design Space and added a couple extras
to the bag. I love how it turned out.


I made this one smaller, into a refrigerator Magnet. I pop dotted the curtains
and added the pull down curtain. So fun and easy, just add a tiny
magnet to the back and it's ready to decorate someones fridge or
any metal surface.

Here's the card that I made before I left, but didn't have time to post it.
I added a little kitty charm in the window and embossed both the
curtains and door and added the perfect little door handle.

This reminds me of the I Love Lucy episode "The Long Long Long Trailer.
I loved that show!

This was my second card that I had fun making. The diamond paper and
 embossing folder worked perfectly. If you look closely you can see
the embossed roses on the curtains and little potted plant in the window.
So easy and fun to make for most any occasion.

This is Birds pretty pink and white Caravan with the matching
envelope. Soooo cute!

I believe the file is in Birds Facebook group "Birds SVGs Group" here
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1783926958585879/

How about a Freebie from Bird!!

This adorable 3D Birdhouse and cards are FREE

Click on the link below to get the Birdhouse collection.

http://www.birdscards.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&path=87&product_id=50


That's it for another fine day in Apple Valley my friends.
I hope that I've inspired you once again and remind you
to be very careful on those stairs if you happen to come across any. haha
Have a wonderful week and weekend!
Hugs,
Misty

Monday, July 31, 2017

Vintage Wedding Clock Mantle Paper Cage Clocks


Hello my crafty friends!
YES, this lovely clock is made of Paper, using my Eclips cutting
machine, but you can use the Cricut Explore machine also.
This gorgeous clock was an inspiration and a challenge from Cherry
Lynn Young on the Cricut Facebook site. She so kindly shared the
cut file in Cricut Design Space and also her tutorial.  You will need to
have the retired Ornamental Iron cartridge in order to cut this Wedding clock.
 It's definitely a WOW and treasured keepsake.
Cherry has been so nice as to share her other clocks that use
only Cricut access files, so everyone that owns a Cricut Explore and
 has access can create a fantastic clock.

And as you will see as you scroll down, there are many of her fun
clocks that you can make. She is in the Let's Learn Cricut Explore
 Facebook group, so you can follow her if you like.

Check out her Gallery of all the clocks here
https://www.facebook.com/cherrylynnyoungartist/


She is so talented and creative and an inspiration to all.

This is the Wedding clock, decorated with white and gold papers.
The feet are brass from Tim Holtz, but you can get them from
AliExpress for less. I accented with pearls on the rim of the
top and some on the flowers.  It does take some time
to make, but you can follow her tutorial step by step.
Gorgeous Clock!

This is the back with a golden key cut with shiny gold paper and
layered four times. All four sides have four layers also to make it sturdy.
 The door opens so you can change the clock
 battery and the latch is from Hobby Lobby "Woodpile", but
can be purchased also at AliExpress.


Art Nouveau designed clock by Cherry Lynn Young
This is a gorgeous clock using the Cricut Cardrige,
Art Nouveau. I love her beautiful coordinating colored papers.

Here's the link for the Art Nouveau Clock in Design Space.
FREE
https://design.cricut.com/#/design/63634353


This is her Mickey Mouse clock that is simply
adorable and would make a delightful gift and keepsake
for someone special on your list.
If you have Cricut Design Space the file is below.
FREE

And this old time 50's oldies is a Must make for all you
rock and rock enthusiasts. So cool and gotta love the clock
hands, also from AliExpress.
Here's the link for the 50's clock if you have Design Space
FREE
https://design.cricut.com/#/design/63866644


This is Cherry's newest clock. It's a bit smaller than her
original ones and I believe uses Cricut designs. So pretty
with the intricate clock face and lace top, adorned with
gold up the sides and feet to match.
Beautiful clock!
Here's the link for the petite blue clock if you have Cricut Design Space.
FREE
https://design.cricut.com/#/design/64314251


This is the back with her white and gold key and golden heart
with a pearl for the latch. So many ways to decorate these
beautiful clocks and they will surely be treasured for years.

I Love my clock with all it's elegance and beauty and will
treasure it for many years. I am thinking of making the Art
Nouveau clock for someone special and also the cute Mickey
Mouse or the Tinker Bell. They are all gorgeous gorgeous clocks
 and will bring many happy smiles to anyone.

That's it my crafty friends for another day in my craft room.
I hope that I've inspired you to be creative and think out of the
box to create something amazing.
They say if there's a will, there's a way!
Happy crafting my friends and have a pleasant week!

Hugs,
Misty

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Route 66 Box Card Plus Tackle Box Card


Everyone likes memories, right!
Let's take a road trip along memory lane today.
This box card is from Mary's over at svgcuts.com and is in the
Travel the World collection below.


But, first up is a story about my delicious peaches!

It's another Hot day here in Apple Valley, CA!! It's reached 120 during
the last month and expected to stay that way for awhile. Whew! So
glad I don't have to be out in that heat. All my peach and apple trees are
dropping fruit like crazy and guess who picks them up. Yep, little ole
me, but I get up extra early while it's cool and begin my work.

I remember my sister telling me that I needed to plant fruit trees years back.
Well, she lives in Arizona and doesn't have a clue what she created here.
I should have only planted "ONE" fruit tree!!! And, maybe NOT 14 trees.
Oh well, at least my work is not in vain and the fruit is
really delicious, plus all my neighbors and
students LOVE me. 
Oh and don't forget the birds! ;)



Are you ready to start crafting?
This box card will surely delight all the travel and car lovers.
I made this box card a few years back and thought I would
share it here with you today. It's a really fun and easy card to make
for guys or dads or even gals that love old cars.
The link is at the top of the page.


Speaking of old cars, my son built his first Yellow Camaro while he
was in high school and still drives it to work today.
His car was featured in the Car magazine.



This is a picture of his Yellow Camaro.
I remember when he started with an empty shell back then in Anaheim Hills
and  he still cherishes his car like it's his baby, even though his babies have
graduated from high school and college. lol
 I also remember when he used to drive it up the hill and get tickets every time.
Now I could see him getting a ticket going down the hill, but Not up the hill. lol
Maybe it was because he had loud pipes and the officer could hear him coming. haha



Up next while we are on that journey, is this really cool and unique
Tackle  box card from also svgcuts.com.
Super fun card and will be sure to please the fisherman out there.

This Tackle box card came in the collection "Sunday With Dad" from
svgcuts.com. The Tackle box does take a little time to cut and
assemble, but it's well worth your effort.


Mary has created some really awesome box cards in this kit. Who
wouldn't want that Large Hamburger and cool beer or soda box card!
They are definitely a Wow card for sure.
You can get this kit below.



I used green textured paper for the base and brown textured paper
for the panels. I also use the Cricut blue Holographic vinyl
for the lure. It's really cool in person since it changes colors.
I also added a Tim Holtz brass pull to the front of the handle. This
was a fun and yes time consuming project, but I love how it turned out. 


In eCal I created the cutout Happy Birthday and made a shadow layer.
Gotta love my eClips machine and my Cricut Explore Air2 for all
my cutting needs. The best of both worlds! ;)




How about a Free svg file from svgcuts.com


Click on the link below!
Enjoy!




That's it for another crafty day my friends.
I hope I've inspired you today and you enjoyed viewing all these super cards.
Plus a little taste of my fruit trees. :)
Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Misty