Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pretzel Treat Bags

I like to make these little pretzel treat bags if I need just a little happy.

Cast of characters:

Use the pretzel rods and dip in the melted almond bark. Some get  sprinkles and some are leave plain-- I like the plain better.
I did find this time it was easier to work with the almond bark using the double boiler method rather than melting in the microwave.

I cut a piece of card stock for the backing in the cellophane bag. Then cut a  topper for the bag and fold in the center. The  topper is white cardstock with  a second smaller piece of scrapbook paper cut to add some color. Then it still seemed to need a little something so I punced a hole and added a green cardstock tag that I had cut earlier with the Cricut and stamped with the "JOY" stamp with silver ink. It was added by tying with a small piece of ribbon.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Handmade Cards

Still working away on the new to me hobby-- papaercrafts.

I made this 6 card set including the envelopes. I used the Plantin Schoolhouse cartridge for the envelopes.

The cards are from 8 1/2 x 11 inch white cardstock. The corners are rounded. The cards are blank on the inside.

There are doubles of 2 of the cards and then a birthday card and  an inspriational card.

The thank you card is stamped with the "thanks" stamp and brown distressing ink with the edges of the cards are inked as well.

Next up is a card stamped with a bicycle in green ink. I love this stamp. The edges of this card are inked a little too.

The birthday card is stamped with a cupcake stamp and Happy Birthday.

and last but certainly not least is maybe my favorite card. It is stamped with a rubbed stamp with a scripture.  The edges are inked in pink and it has a pink  flower with a rhinestone in the center.


This set of cards isn't fancy at all and certainly made by a beginner but I enjoyed making them a lot.
I placed them in a cello bag and tied with a ribbon. I think I may give them to my friend who recently did some things for me as a thank you.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Ornament

I am loving my Cricut. I have made each of the seven grandchildren one of these ornaments for Christmas. I used the clear ornaments from Hobby Lobby and the single letter of their first name was cut using the Plantin Schoolhouse cartridge and their names were cut using the Jasmine cartridge. The ribbon is wire edge ribbon from Dollar Tree.

I'm also making some of my own Christmas cards this year. I followed a card that I saw on You Tube.