Thursday, May 31, 2012

A card to match the purse!

I loved the colors on my tiny purse so much, that I decided to make a card to match!  As long as the scraps are already on the table . . .

I added lots of layers to this card.  :)

I even pulled out my sewing machine to do a bit of stitching!

I cut the "it's your day" sentiment at 3.82 inches from the Birthday Bash cartridge.  Then I covered it with glossy accents and attached it to my card with dimensional adhesive. 

The black striped border is a piece of ribbon that I glued on and then folded under the edge of the patterned paper.  I built the top piece of this card before I adhered it to the card base.

The tag sentiment is from my Tiny Tags Stamp set and I tied it on with a bit of Honeydew Bakers Twine.

It is funny that there can be so many shades of black when it comes to picking paper! My Black patterned paper with the swirls actually looked slightly gray next to the black card stock, so I heat embossed the patterned paper with clear embossing powder.  This made it a dark black and shiny too!

I probably won't give these away together as a set, but liked the color combo.

Have a happy day!

Only 24 hours left!

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Memorial Day Stamp Sale!!

Click HERE to see all the details!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tiny Purse gift box

Hi everyone!  I had so much fun making this tiny purse!  I think I will fill it with Dove chocolates or some other tasty little treat and give it to a friend who is feeling a little down right now.  Being able to give someone something unique and special is one of my favorite parts about paper crafting!

I wanted the whole purse to be shiny, so after I embossed the black with the Cuttlebug, I heat embossed both the black and the green polka dot pieces with clear embossing powder.

The sentiment is from the Tiny Tags stamp set and I tied it on with a bit of Honeydew bakers twine.  

I thought the rhinestones (Close to My Heart) added a fun touch of bling! 

I cut the purse (black) and green layer at 3.75 inches from the Forever Young cartridge. The cute polka dot paper is from Pebbles.

The green layer is actually supposed to go on the inside, but I added it to the outside of the purse instead and then used my exacto knife to cut a slit for the front of the purse to slide into.

 Have a happy day!

Winners from Challenge #56 - Congratulations!

We had so much fun looking at all of your amazing projects!  There were so many cute cards and projects it was hard to pick!  Thanks for joining the fun!!

We have a winner (randomly picked) from last weeks challenge!

Congratulations #49 - Karen L.

Be sure to grab your challenge winner button from the left side bar and Email me with your address so I can mail your prize.

Design Team Top 3 (or 5!) Picks:

Be sure to grab your 'Top 3" button on the left side bar.

Have a great day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday Challenge #57 - Buttons & Bows!

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!  We spent part of our weekend camping and woke up one of the mornings to snow!  

We have decided to add a new rule to the Monday Challenges. Starting this week your project must be new for this challenge (no backlinking) in order to qualify for the prize.  It is so fun to see all of your projects and I hope you enjoy playing along with each new challenge! 

For those of you who are new to My Craft Spot I thought I would post the challenge rules again.  (They are also listed on the left side bar)

To qualify for this weeks prize:
1. Make a project that matches the challenge.
2. Link back to My Craft Spot in your post.
3. One entry per person.
4. Project must be new for this challenge (no backlinking)

Winners are announced the Wednesday after the challenge closes.  :)

So, are you ready for a new challenge?!?!  

This weeks challenge:  Buttons & Bows!
(Include buttons and bows on your projects)

Now for some inspiration from my fabulous design team!!
(Be sure to visit each of their blogs for more pictures and instructions!)

I love the fun background shapes GiGi used and the face on her sunshine is absolutely adorable!!

GiGi used Divine Valentine Bakers Twine to tie this cute bow!

Inside of GiGi's cute card:


 Robin's teapot is beautiful!  I love all of the lace and ribbon she used!

The scalloped background is soooo pretty!

Love the stitching!


Heather's flowers are so pretty and the Chocolate Cupcake twine looks so cute on the flower pots!!

I love the beautiful papers Heather used and the button flower centers!

The sentiment Heather stamped on her gorgeous card is from Sweet Sentiments #2.

I love all of the fun details Marlene added to her gorgeous card!

The flowers are so pretty and the curly wire adds a fun touch!

The Airmail bakers twine looks so festive on top of the Snow white Bow!


What a fun birthday card!  I love the glossy cherries on Ally's delicous looking cupcakes!!

Inside of Ally's sweet card!

Stamp Sets Used
Butterfly Kisses
Sweet Sentiments #1
Sweet Sentiments #2
Tiny Tags
Birthday Wishes
 Raspberry Truffle
Snow White
Milk Chocolate

Divine Valentine Twist
Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine
Airmail Divine
Butter Cream

This week's Prize:

Tiny Tags stamp set

Link here for a chance to win!!

Happy crafting!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Memorial Day Stamp Sale!!!

Buy any 3 stamp sets and get the 4th stamp set for only $5.99!! 

As always, shipping is free in the U.S. and Canada! 
(only $5.00 anywhere else in the world)

Use the PayPal button below and then be sure to add 3 more stamp sets to your shopping cart.

Choose a stamp set for $5.99!

 Sale ends on Thursday, May 31st

Click HERE to see all of the stamp sets at My Craft Spot

Have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend!!

4th of July Glass Block!

Hello, my crafty friends!  Today I have a fun 4th of July project using a Glass Block and Vinyl!

So, I had this idea in my head and pulled out my Gypsy.  I added a 6.5 inch square on the first layer so I would have a template.

Then, I opened a new layer and added all of the words and pictures so I would be able to see how everything would fit together.  Then, I opened a new layer for each color (Red, white, blue, and black) and copied the words/pictures I needed to cut from each color.  I cut each word or picture with my Cricut and then added them one at a time.  If I had chosen to use only one color of vinyl, I could have applied the vinyl to the glass block all at once, but I thought it was worth the extra effort to have different colors.  :)

I have listed out all of the cartridges and cut sizes I used.  Basically, I just played around with the fonts I already had.  If you have the Stand & Salute cartridge (which I don't), there is a bunch of fun word art all ready to go!

Red America:  Jasmine cartridge - 2.29 inches
White Stars:  George cartridge - 0.80 inches and 0.41 inches
 Black America:  Kate's ABCs cartridge - 1.02 inches
Black image of boy and wagon:  A Child's Year cartridge - 1.94 inches
Blue 4:  Kate's ABCs - 1.21 inches
Blue th and of:  Kate's ABCs - 0.52 inches and 0.43 inches
Blue JULY:  Boys will be Boys cartridge - 0.93 inches

Blue Home of the Brave:  Lyrical Letters Cartridge - 0.68 inches
Red Liberty:  Jasmin cartridge - 1.31 inches
White USA: Kate's ABCs cartridge - 0.61 inches
Black image of boy in car:  A Child's Year - 1.71 inches
Blue Land of the Free:  Lyrical Letters Cartridge - 0.84 inches

**I moved the letters closer together for the "Land of the Free" and "Home of the Brave"

Click HERE for a video showing how to apply vinyl to tile.  I applied my vinyl to the Glass Block exactly the same way, except that I did just one piece at a time.

 I got my block from Quality Glass.   It has a plug on the bottom so you can put things (including lights!) inside the block.  How cool is that?!?!

Have a happy day!