Monday, September 30, 2013

Cupcake Liner Flower DIY

Have you seen those cute little cupcake liner rosettes floating around?  Well, I've been wanting to try them for awhile now (actually bought the liners last year) and I thought they'd be just right for a cute Halloween banner.  Yeah, we don't really do too much creepy over here!

All you need to make yours are cupcake liners (available at any craft store), 
quick drying glue and pinking shears.  

1.  First, fold each liner in half and trim with decorative scissors or shears.  I used smaller liners on top, but you could always trim down another large liner.
2.  Next, unfold the liner and scrunch up the middle (the more you scrunch it, the more pleats you will have).  Now, flatten the center.
3.  Then, add glue to the center and begin layering the liners.  I used two polka dot, one white and black patterned, and then an orange spider web liner.
4.  For the center, I punched a scalloped circle out of patterned cardstock, glittered the edges and used Thickers for the lettering.

Here is a closeup, aren't they fun?  I will definitely be making more!

Have you used any household items in your crafting?

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Magic Number 5!

We had a great weekend, topped off by relaxing with good friends at their son's 5th birthday party yesterday!  I wanted to share the card I made for the birthday boy.

I have a lot of scraps to use up, and found the perfect colors for this card.  The cardstock is Bazzill, the paper is Nana's Kids by DCWV and the stickers are Bo Bunny (discontinued).

The fun little tickets are leftover from my son's carnival party.

One thing I enjoy about handmade cards is being able to personalize them...for this I used a white Souffle marker.  I love this especially for kids, they absolutely light up when they see their name on something :) 

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