Wednesday, March 19, 2014

28th Birthday Quilled Pink & Yellow Flowers Card

It's my birthday month and I am actually going to be celebrating my 28th birthday! I'm not big on doing anything, but we do have a lot to be happy for this year so I'd like to think of it as a nice time for reflection. Hopefully it'll be warmer and I can get in a nice stroll. I'm scheduled for the dentist to get in a permanent crown on that day, so it'll make for a memorable birthday for that reason if nothing else. 

This is a card with a chalked background and 3 quilled flowers. I don't know why, but I really wanted to scatter the leaves a little bit to use up some of the white space. 

Enjoy this Wednesday afternoon!

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Upcycled Coupon Holder for Fridge Door

Lately I've been doing a lot of coupon clipping because why not? What I didn't like was the clippings ending up randomly all over surfaces when I wasn't ready to use them yet. Therefore, I borrowed an idea from my friend, Jenny, and decided to upcycle a small box that I already had:

From here, it'll turn into a functional box and affix temporarily by way of magnets to the fridge.

I snipped off the top portion to create an opening. Then, I covered the entire box with my choice of scrapbook paper, which happens to be a gray polka dot paper. I did a crisscross on the front with peach ribbon (yeah, I know I'm loving peach these days!). I threw on the die cut flourish and a premade flower from Michaels.

All you need to do now is put on the magnets! I actually didn't glue mine to the back. Do you know how the N and S poles of the magnets attract? Well, keeping that in mind, I put multiple magnets on the fridge and I followed up with an equal amount of magnets inside of the box. Just as strongly as they repel, they seem to attract. This allowed me to keep the set up as temporary as possible. My reasoning was that if down the road the box starts falling apart, I would still be able to salvage the magnets cleanly and fuss-free. The trade off is that I am using double the amount of magnets upfront and I'm sacrificing the thickness of the magnet on the inside (where I could've kept more sheets of paper instead).

So there you have it; a quick project with materials that most of us crafters have on hand and totally useful for coupons, menus, and other notes you may want to keep easily accessible.

Happy crafting!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Gold and Peach Quilling Flowers Card (29th Birthday)

I've been really out of tune with the blogging world and I apologize!

On the one hand, I have the opportunity to work on all of the crafts I could ever want for my wedding. On the other hand, I do so many repetitions of each aspect that I really miss the freedom of making whatever I want in a heart beat. I am really proud of what I've done thus far, but just in case anyone from my guest list is reading this, I don't want to give away anything prematurely. :X I'm mean like that! :) I am currently working on my guest signing poster. I was glad to shift gears to this after completing a few shy of 100 invites (I will make a separate post for this). Fortunately, they're all out of my hands now and I am very relieved of that. :) We will be traveling down to NYC for it on April 27th (a week after our 5 year anniversary actually) as that is where the majority of our friends and family are. As you can probably imagine, it hasn't been the easiest planning things from 3 hours away.

For now, I have for you a quilled card for someone celebrating their 29th birthday. I quilled 2 flowers in gold paper, but I felt that it needed more gold so I went ahead and wet embossed the tops in gold as well. That gives you the added metallic look that you see above. I really like this color combo and in fact, I will be using it as part of my wedding color scheme.

Have a very wonderful Tuesday!

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