Thursday, March 27, 2014

Note Book Cover

I wanted to get a note pad that I could keep projects or post information for my blog in. I found this really nice Project Layout note pad at Staples. It didn't have a cover and kept getting messed up in my bag so today I decided to make a cover for it as an easy solution to the pages getting all messed up.

The finished Project with the cover

Very nice notebook

Cut out a cover and then a paper to cover the binding to reinforce it.
Score where the paper will fold over the binding & where the cover will fold up so that everything lays down crisply.

The paper that covered the binding went over on the back a little

Paper: The Green Stack by DCWV - need a thick paper to hold up over time
Note Pad: Letter Sized - White - Project Ruled (Purchased at Staples)
Adhesive: Score Tape - use a heavy duty adhesive to make sure it holds

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PaperTrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge

Challenge: High Gloss
I created this card for the PaperTrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge
If you enjoy this project see how to follow my blog, on the right side, to see more Simple Creations. On this card I did alot of Stamping & Heat Embossing with Clear Embossing Powder to create a High Gloss shine.


Stamps: PaperTrey Ink Background Basics: Postmarks
Paper: PaperTrey Ink White, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold
Ink: PaperTrey Ink Pure Poppy & Versa Mark
Other: Twine, Clear Embossing Powder, & Rhinestones

To create the base layer I stamped with Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. But on the light Harvest Gold paper it didn't show up like I was hoping. So I rubbed a Pure Poppy ink pad over it. Then I wiped off the ink on the embossing with a baby wipe. I love the result. Now it really pops off the page. 

PaperTrey Ink March Blog Hop

Challenge: High Gloss
I created this card for the PaperTrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge
If you enjoy this project see how to follow my blog, on the right side, to see more Simple Creations. 

I used both Glossy Accents & Clear Embossing Powder to create a high glossy shine on this card. 

Supplies & Instructions:
Paper: PaperTrey Ink White, Pure Poppy, & Harvest Gold Papers
Stamps: PaperTrey Ink Warm Happiness Too Stamps
Dies: PaperTrey Ink Warm Happiness Too Dies
Ink: Versa Mark & PaperTrey Ink Pure Poppy Ink
Other: Glossy Accents, white embossing powder
Used my Cuttlebug to cut out the cups

Monday, March 24, 2014

Celebrate Card

I wanted to create a simple quick card I could make for Birthday Parties or other Celebrations. It makes it nice to have cards made ahead of time, that I can pick from when I need to. This card design is simple enough to make multiple cards at once. 

First pick papers that go well together. I found fun papers in a Recollections "All Girl" paper pad.  I made a standard size card base from white card stock. Cut an 8 1/2" x 11" paper in half to create 2 cards. Then fold each in half to make the card base. 
Cut out stars from different patterns. I used a Cricut and the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge shift of button #20 and cut them at 1 1/2".
Stamp "Celebrate!" from My Pink Stamper - Birthday Crazy, or other birthday stamps you have. 
Cut and adhere the different layers of paper.  I put the stars on using 3D Zots so they would raise off the paper. Then add gems to the stars. That is a quick & simple creation. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Easter Banner

I needed some Easter Decor in our home so I decided to make this quick Simple Creation. Sorry it is hard to take pictures of banners and really capture how they look. 

Paper - The Old World Stack by DCWV
Cricut Cartridge - Story Book
The paper was really thick so I had to cut everything twice. There is a setting on the Cricut E2 & in the Cricut Craft Room Software
Cuts - Button #39 basic/shift
4" & 3.5" (stretched in Cricut Craft Room)
Basic Letters from Story Book Cart 2.5"
Zots 3D between the shape layers
Clips I bought from IKEA (they hang curtains)
Twine to hang the banner
Hope you enjoy this banner and are inspired to create something for yourself. 


Birthday Wishes - Card

Simple Birthday Card

Basic Instructions:
Cut out a card base
Cut out a basic shape and use different papers to layer on it
Decorate with Washie Tape strips
Stamp Birthday Wishes (this is a My Pink Stamper Stamp)
Add dash marks with a white gel pen

Simple Card Instructions to make your own Birthday Wish Card. I love using Washie Tape for a quick simple way to dress up a card. It already is sticky so, all I have to do is rip it & put it on the paper. These cards are easy to make up alot so you can have them on hand when you need to give away a birthday card. I've learned I have given away most of my cards and its time to start stocking up again.