March 2016 archive

Shake It!

Who doesn’t love a fun shaker card?

Thanks so Much card

 

Especially lately. Shaker cards have made quite a remarkable comeback. Before a year or two ago I hadn’t made one in probably 5-7 years. It’s always fun when you can take a fun old technique, revive it, and make it new.

Don’t know what a shaker card is? It means that all those bits behind the butterfly in the circle window shake around, so when the recipient receives the card it’s got a fun interactive part to it!

♥ Chrissy

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!

I had so much fun last week making eggs I made a few more over the past week I wanted to share. All eggs shown on my blog are for decor purposes only, so it’s best to blow out your eggs first since you won’t want to be eating them.

The first are marbled eggs. These were fairly simple. You just need a disposable container, larger than the egg, with enough water in it to submerge the egg. Then you just drop some nail polish in, swirl it around with a skewer, dip your egg, and let it dry.

Marbled Egg

The second one I tried were some glittered eggs. Glue and glitter, that’s all there is to it.

Glittered Egg

The third are some chalked eggs. I spray painted these with chalk board spray paint, let them dry, and chalked (with a sharpened piece of chalk).

Chalked Egg

Fourth, I made some confetti eggs! These might be my very most favorite. All you need is tissue paper, a hole punch, Mod Podge, and a sponge brush.

Punch out some confetti out of your tissue paper with your hole punch, paint your egg with a thin layer of Mod Podge, sprinkle on the confetti, paint another thin layer on top, and let dry.

Confetti Egg

 

And last, I dip died this egg and painted on a floral pattern using gold acrylic paint and a small paint brush. It’s the first time I’ve tried to do something like this and think it turned out pretty nice! Time consuming, hence the single egg, but very pretty!

Painted Egg

 

I’d love to see the eggs you’ve made too. Feel free to leave a link to share your brilliance!

♥ Chrissy

Golden Easter Eggs

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I tried a thing this year! I’ve seen around the interwebs that you can use temporary tattoos on Easter eggs. “Genius!” I said. It’s a marvelous thing for those of us who really want some easy way to make some impressive looking Easter eggs.

I found these beautiful gold temporary tattoos over at the Rifle Paper Co. I also ordered some of the pretty colorful ones too. Just know that the gold ones I’m showing were the right size and fairly easy to apply to the eggs.

The other colorful ones… I had trouble getting them to stick to the egg, but no trouble getting them to stick to my husbands arm. He wanted to check that they weren’t defective, and they weren’t as far as applying them as intended. Wishing I had taken a picture! Sure do ♥ him.

♥ Chrissy

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

We like to make a big deal out of St. Patrick’s Day in my family. One of my sister-in-law’s family is from Ireland, and what better excuse than that to go to a pub with most of your siblings to see bag pipe bands and eat Irish food? It’s almost as good as being Irish myself!

I love to give my nieces and nephews little gifts for holidays throughout the year, and St. Patrick’s Day is one of those. This year I made simple boxes full of delicious jelly beans, and made to look like a rainbow. There aren’t very many holidays where you have a legitimate reason to arrange things in a spectrum.St

Hope your St. Patrick’s Day is as lucky as they get!

♥ Chrissy

On the Cover

I submitted this Easter card and treat bag months ago and, quite frankly, forgot all about them. When you’ve got a job where you’re constantly creating, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of everything you’ve made. So, this was a pleasant surprise I got from our PR rep. My projects back AND a copy of the magazine!

CardMaker Inside copy

 

The card came back to me with relatively little damage to it considering how much I’m sure it gets handled and/or tossed about. The treat bag… not so much. It kind of got trashed. Not that it’s a big deal. They got a picture of it while it was in pristine condition which is the important part, right?

Easter Card

And, they liked my projects so much I even got featured on the cover of their magazine (along with that rose card that’s partially covered and to whom I have no idea who to give credit, but kudos to you mystery creative!).

CardMaker Cover with Card

 

♥ Chrissy