Sunday, December 12, 2010

Paper Crafting

I have been playing with the cricut and paper crafts in general. My goal is to eventually offer some great gift cards that go with my table runners and quilts that I make. This way the customer has a super gift item and everything is done for them, just add a sentiment and sign their name.

A simple card I made. Not that great, but cute.
This is a gift card holder. It started as a toilet paper roll, then covered with card stock. I found several sites in the internet that had directions for these.

I love making these poinsetta flowers. I ran out of yellow pieces from old silk flowers, thats what I prefer to use for the center. So on these, its yellow paint. I got a zig 2 way glue pen and used that on the edges of some of the petals, then some silver cosmetic glitter, I think I like them better with the glitter.
I got the svg cutting file and the instructions on how to make them on Penny Duncan's blog.

With me being new, i don't have a lot of things yet. Both the red and white poinsettas, I sprayed with a homemade concoction I made. I used liquid hairspray, pearlescent white cosmetic grade mica and sprayed the petals before putting together. For the leaves, I added a touch of Tim Holtz distressed reinker to some hair spray with the mica. It has helped up great! The mica doesn't come off at all.


  1. I think these flowers are beautiful -- wish I could do as well - woowzer woowzere!
    Sandy Dehon

  2. Your flowers are stunning and I LOVE how you used the opposite parts of the Christmas Tree cut out as well!!! *Hugs*

  3. Very very nice stuff!!!! I love the simplicity of the card, and the toilet paper roll tag is AWESOME! The poinsettias are gorgeous! Keep up the great work!

    Judy Garrelts