Thursday, March 31, 2016

Disney Crafting

My family and I are heading off to Disney World soon and I have done a bit of crafting with adhesive vinyl and my Silhouette Portrait to get ready! Most recently, I embellished our new Magic Bands to better represent the characters we each used instead of our real names on the inside of our bands (If you look closely at the first picture, you can see the names printed on the box in front of each band- in case you can't figure out the characters from the designs!)

Here are the designs on the other side of each band. I especially love how the BB-8 turned out, with the orange from the band showing through the openings in the design. And I have to give credit to my husband for the idea to use the tower on my band. It was genius!

The other items I embellished are books to hold our collections of Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game cards. These were actually Christmas gifts for my husband and the boys, so I made them a few months ago. The adhesive vinyl worked beautifully! It is super easy to use and looks very professional. 

The gold one is my husband's, the middle one belongs to Kylo Ren (err, my youngest) and the last one is for my oldest and fellow lover of all things green. We can't wait to to get to Disney and put all these things to good use!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

A Few Birthday Cards

Last weekend we celebrated an early Easter with my husbands family and while we were at it, we threw in three birthdays for good measure. Here are the cards I made:

 This card went to my father-in-law, and was done with a bokeh technique I learned about here. The background came together pretty quickly and I was happy with the results. I stamped on a Papertrey Ink sentiment (from the Graceful Greetings set) and glued on some faceted gem-like things I picked up at a stamp convention a few years ago. Overall, a very pretty card!

 This card was for my nephew, who is turning 12 next month. It's a pretty simple card- just a navy base with the negative bits from the Papertrey Quatrefoil Coverplate die cut from patterned paper glued in place (I used the rest of the die cut as a template to place the pieces). Then I used versamark and white embossing powder to add the greeting (from Papertrey, stamped multiple times).

The last card was for my niece, who turned 10 earlier this month. The popsicle stamps and greeting are from the Summer Sweetness set from Papertrey. After stamping the popsicle and drips in orange dye ink, I stamped over them with versamark and heat embossed with clear powder to give it that shiny popsicle look. The patterned paper was from a 6x6 paper stack my husband gave me for Christmas. It was a perfect pair for this stamp set!

Thanks for checking out my cards!