25 maj 2015

Easy Wedding Thank You Cards - Canvas Corp Brands

It doesn´t need to be difficult and time consuming to make your own thank you cards. Just with a few supplies and a bit of fantasy you can make an item that looks more personal and a ready printed card.

I made an easy step-by-step on how I created my "Thank You" tags.

1. Use a ready made tag as your guide when you draw as many "new" tags as you need on the back of your chosen paper. I used this lovely White & Kraft Lace Paper. Cut out the printed tags.

2. Distress the edges on your patterned paper with a edge scraper before you glue them on the ready made tags. Now it´s time to be really creative! Find a shape that you like - I chose a heart! Take a sturdy paper that takes water good and draw several shapes using your chosen one as the template. Then apply ink with a brush. I used Glimmer Mist in the color Red Chillies that I deluted with a bit of water.

3. Take a couple of paper scraps and stamp a sentiment (on the back if you like me used the same patterned paper for everything). Cut out your painted shapes.

4. Highlight your stamped cards with a white pencil if needed. I like the effect on my cards. Glue on your painted shapes on the tags. Add dimensional squares on the back of your stamped cards and then add them on top of your shapes.

5. Finish off your project by adding some sort of ribbon or string.

Material from Canvas Home Basics & Tattered Angels.

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20 maj 2015

Heart like yours canvas {video} - Berry71Bleu

Being a mother is really something special. A lifetime of responsibilities and worries but also a life filled with joy and endless love. My two kids is the best thing that ever happened to  me and I can´t imagine life without them in it.  

When I got my first child - Max now 11 yo - my mother said to me that what every you do - put yourself first. A happy mother is a better mother than one that sacrifices her own personality for her children. I often think about what she said. Many of my so called friends love their kids but has turned into bitter ladies that just nag about everything. They do not have any "own" interests left, just keeping the household in shape. I do have a really messy house, we do eat out a lot, and my windows are so dirty that you can´t see trough them - but I embrace life and the things I love. I craft. I exercise. I go to fancy restaurants and I have time to fool around with my kids on the lawn. Thank YOU MOM for the advice you gave me 11 years ago.

The quote on this canvas made me think of  motherhood and what I feel for my kids. I made the canvas for Berry71Bleu´s May Challenge "All about Mom".

And a little video treat!

Products from Tattered Angels, Zeus & Zoe, 7 Dot´s Studio, Prima Marketing, Um Wow Studio.

19 maj 2015

Travel Card {video} - Canvas Corp Brands

One of the landmarks in life is when your parents officially turn into “old people”. My father turns 70-years-old this month and that makes me astonished. Where did time go really? If he´s 70, that means that I am – hrrrr – not 30 as I would love to think…

I made this card using the Bon Voyage and American Vintage papers. They fit perfectly for this project since my father used to be a truck driver. He still work a couple of days a month, and love the social life it gives him.

The American Vintage – State Plates features the alphabet and numbers in the old license plate font and is a great way to call out a birthday, anniversary or holiday date.

The flip side of the card features the Go & See Paper, which features amazing photos situated in vintage polaroid images.

This process video shows how I made the card:

Products from Canvas Home Basics, Tattered Angels, 7 Gypsies, Cocoa Daisy.

18 maj 2015

Mother´s Day Cards {video} - Sa Crafters LCC

Mother´s Day are coming up shortly here in Sweden and these two cards where made for my mother and my MIL. I used the same material for both cards except from the dolls that are two different.

I love these wood dolls from Sa Crafters LCC and will by more of them for sure!

I used water color pecils to get the settled color effect on the paper edges. The sweet butterflies is cut outs from a patterned paper.

And a little process video.

Products from Sa Crafters LCC, Tattered Angels, Pion Design, Faber Castell.

16 maj 2015

Trust the Magic Tag - Words & Paintery

A new challenge has gone live with at Words & Paintery. This time we have taken the fields of Tulips as inspiration for our Color board.

This is my interpretation of the Challenge.

And the challenge looks like this.

Products from Canvas Home Basics, Tattered Angels, Prima Marketing, Sa Crafters LCC.