Homegrownart’s Blog

Blogging about paper crafting and other things I enjoy.

Check out My Card Slide Show! August 2, 2009

 

Cuttlebug Challenge April 8, 2009

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Thinking of You Card
Thinking of You Card (Before)

 

Good Day Readers,

I decided to do a Cuttlebug Challenge today. If you are not familiar with challenges, they are simply motivational and inspirational ideas or projects to get your creative juices flowing.  Now there are some awesome bloggers with really cool ideas that set up these challenges,  so you can search for card challenges and I am sure you will find some great ones. 

Check out the Cuttlebug Challenge I participated in today.   The criteria for this Cuttlebug challenge, well was to use the Cuttlebug machine, black, white, and craft paper and to keep the card CAS “clean and simple” . 

I used DCWV pattern paper and Cardstock and Inkadinkaddo Stamp set, with the Cuttlebug folder.  Honestly, I am not too happy with the way it turned out.  Will probably redo. 

Okay so I made some alterations by adding the sentiment on a white oval CS, chalked the edges with gold chalk, added 2 flowers at the ends, and added 2 rhinestones on the flowers.

Now I am contented.  🙂  Thanks for looking.

Thinking of You (After)

Thinking of You (After)

 

Spring has sprung .scut files April 2, 2009

Hi Crafters,  You can use this .scut file to cut out a welded  HB.  This can be used on cards to say Happy Birthday, or if you have initials that are HB.  Also posted today is a Springy flower file that you can use to decorate whatever your heart desires.  This may be a tip or not: use pattern paper instead of plain card stock, or you can layer using a combination of both.

Hope you are enjoying the Spring.  I sure am, and also looking forward to celebrating Easter.  Thanks for stopping by. 

http://www.4shared.com/file/96409474/84d95bfa/HB_online.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/96409473/1abdce59/springy_flower.html

 

Now Selling on ETSY.com March 22, 2009

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Hi Ya’ll, what better to write about today than to share with you exciting news in my life.  On March 19, 2009, I took the plunge and opened an online store selling my hand-made greeting cards on Etsy.com .  I am gradually listing some cards that I have made and will be listing a bunch more.  Please click on the following link or on the blue button on the right hand side of the screen that says: BUY HANDMADE ETSY.  This will take you to my Etsy store showcasing what I have available.  At the moment, I am only shipping to the United States.  As I become more familiar with online selling, I will expand my shipping options.  If you need shipping to another country, please let me know by emailing homegrown07@yahoo.com.

The reality is that I need to support this addictive hobby of mine.  I am sure you can think of a couple people to send a greeting card to.  If not, buy it and send it to me because I have not heard from you in a while! J  Yeah, I am thinking right now, I should have taken some marketing classes in college.  Please be so kind as to lend any expertise you may have in this area, by leaving a comment for me.

I am quite excited and looking forward to all your support and doing business online with you.   Have a productive week!

 

Delight in Life! March 7, 2009

 

 

Delight in Life

Delight in Life

This is a card I sent to a friend when she had her baby boy.  Giving birth is truly a miracle, from the moment of conception, to all else that follows.  We should Delight in Life!

Here is the list of products I used, however, you can always improvise with other embellishments, papers and stamp sets that you have, inorder to create your own unique cards.  Inspiration from www.splitcoaststampers.com, however I cannot find the link.  I will edit should I find it.  SCS rocks!

 Stampin’ Up! Products used:

 Delight in Life (sentiment) and Looks Like Spring (flower) stamp sets.

Certainly celery green gross grain ribbon

Certainly celery green button

Apricot Appeal cardstock (CS)

¼” circle punch to get the ticket corner look.

Chocolate Chip Ink pad for sentiment

Apricot Appeal Ink Pad for the flower

 

Cuttlebug  (CB) Folders:  D’vine Swirls and Bloom Dots

Offray: Green ribbon on button

Bazill Basics Green Cardstock

Measurements:

v  A2  Card which measure 4 4/16”W x 5 8/16”H; same as 4 ¼” x 5 ½ “ or 4.25” x 5.5”, so if using and 8 ½” x 11” CS score down the middle at 4 1/4” and cut at 5 ½ “  You will now have two A2 cards.  Hope this makes sense.

v  Bloom Dots layer is 4”W x 5 4/16”H

v  Green CS layer for sentiment  3  4/16 ”W x 1 8/16”H

v  D’vine Swirl  layer is 3”W x 1 4/16”H

Procedures:

v  Stamp Flower on Apricot appeal CS with Apricot Appeal ink. Cut out with scissors.

v  Stamp sentiment with chocolate chip ink. Color in small flower with red marker, and leaves with green marker.  You can also use colored pencils.  Emboss sentiment layer with D’vine Swirl CB folder.  Layer on green CS.

v  Emboss  Apricot Appeal  CS  with Bloom Dots CB folder.  Attach ribbon, and flower with button. Attach  sentiment on the lower portion.

v  Use enough adhesive and secure to the green CS base.

v  Smile and give yourself a pat on the shoulder.  Job well done!

Delight in Life Ver. 2

Delight in Life Ver. 2

 

Elegant Valentine’s Day Card February 13, 2009

Hi Crafters,

Just wanted to share this beautiful V-day card with you.  I custom made it for a dear friend, who also happens to be my best customer.  He is going to give his lovely wife.  This card was CASEd (here to mean: Copy and Selectively Edit) from a SCS member, at the following link: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1075352

I really admired the uniqueness of this card when I saw it.  Hope you like my rendition of it.

Valentine's Day Card Front View

Valentine's Day Card Front View

Here are the measurements and materials I used.

All paper used are from DCWV. Forever tag is from The Happy Hammer; silver brads from Making Memories; embossing, hearts, key, corners done with  the Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine; sentiment is from Stampin’ Up! (SU)Elegant Greetings set; Cranberry Crisp Ink pad from SU; Corners punched with my SU  1/4″  circle punch (I don’t have a ticket corner punch, so I use the V mark that is seen right  when the paper is inserted.)Rhinestones (Joann’s); glue dots and dimensionals also used. Silver string was salvaged from a gift set.

Measurements in inches:

Light Pink Cardstock (CS): 6×12 scored at 6 and 9; 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 (you will need to vary this depending on the size of sentiment you are using)

Burgundy CS: 5 14/16 x 5 14/16; 2 14/16 x 5 14/16

Designer Paper (DP): 5 12/16 x 5 12/16; 2 12/16 x 5 12/16

White CS: 2 x 3

If you need further clarifications please post a comment.  Great,  now you have a go at it!

Valentine's Day Card Angled View

Valentine's Day Card Angled View