Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fun with Crafty Secrets

Vicki Chrisman (my glimmer mist idol!!) recently hosted a little challenge: she sent out packets with misc bits & pieces from the Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage collection and each recipient was to make at least one card. Well, I was lucky enough to participate, and now it's time to unveil the creations :)

Neither creation has any stamping on it - definitely unusual for me. The CS images were absolutely adorable, though, and I just didn't think anything else was needed.

This first card features a kewpie image - I had to laugh when I saw this in my package because I am sooooo not a gardener! Regardless, it was cute and lots of fun to work with. I cut it out with my Fiskars "stamp" edged scissors, then added the cute prima. I layered a bit of lace onto Bazzill bling, then added the buttons. Super simple!
VC Challenge 2

We only needed to make one item, but I was dying to use this lady! It was too small for a standard card, though, so I pulled out a manila shipping tag to use as the base. I started by hitting it with a bit of glimmer mist - no pattern, but a nice layer of sparkley color. I then layered the houdstooth paper across the bottom and punched the edge with a Martha Stewart scallop punch. The little strip above that was from the page with the kewpie, and I added the rickrack and adorable copper heart clip. I matted the central image with some floral paper (had to get a bit more red in there somewhere!) and accented her aching head with a button. I looped the green trim through the top, and it's now hanging above my workspace. It may not be good economic advice, but it makes me smile every time!

Anyway, be sure to head over to This Art That Makes Me Happy to see what the other ladies have done. It's a veritable plethora of crafty inspiration!


dini said...

LOL - love the tag - that pretty much summarizes my philosophy of packing too. :S

Dina @ mamadinis

Ann said...

I love the Kewpie image--so cute--and the layout is fab. The sentiment on your tag is too funny! :D