Saturday, June 18, 2011

4th of July Fun Banner

Hope everyone is doing great !!! Here in Puerto Rico, the temperatures have started to soar and it is really, really hot. We just had a swimming pool installed and I haven't been able to get in due to a terrible sore throat and coughing. I think I will be ok by Fathers Day ( I hope!).

As I did last summer, I will be going into a crafting hiatus, because my 2 military boys will be home for vacation; one in June and the other in July. Brandon, the one that recently joined the ARMY, will be marrying his high school sweetheart when he comes. I am finishing the invites, will make the cake, and will make handmade soap as favors. YAAAYYY !!!

Today's project is a fun, festive, and patriotic banner for the 4th of July.
    • cartridges:
    • White cardstock
    • blue cardstock
    • red cardstock
    • curling ribbon
    • 3/4 inch circle punch (to cover the staple that attaches the ribbon curls)
    • 2 sided REMOVABLE tape
  • Print and cut flags ( I made 7)

  • With the "cut Only" feature selected, cut the banner with its shadow, and layer together.

  • Affix the flags to each pennant with removable tape. I did this with removable tape, so that I can use the pennants for a different occasion if I wish to.

  • I made 7 pennants and threaded curling ribbon through the holes.
    • I then made some cute "tails" of curling ribbon and attached them with mini staples to each pennant. I covered the staples with  red cardstock circles. These will be extra fun for my grandson to look at.

THANK YOU so much for looking. I will try to post pictures of the things I am making for my son's wedding. :)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

My Dad, the King of The Grill !!! Fathers Day card.

Hello everyone !!!! I made this card for my little grandson Santiago for him to give to his daddy on Fathers Day. My Son in Law is a Stay at Home Dad until his results from the USMLE come in and may I say, his is the greatest dad ever !!!! My grandson adores him. Also, he makes the best grilled pork tenderloin in the planet. And, that is the theme for his card. You may notice that on the card, their dog Coby is waiting to taste the meat, just like in real life. LOL !!!!

    • Martha Stewart Fence border punch
    • Imaginisce Heat Setting Tool and gems
    • Sakura Glitter Pens
    • Green ink dabber
    • pop dots for dimension
    • Corner Chomper
    • American Crafts white cardstock
    • Stampin Up Kraft cardstock
  • Print and cut the shapes needed. Add embellishments.

  • Make a card base 5x7 (folded) from kraft cardstock.
    • Glue the white fence to it.
    • Ink/color the bottom part of the card with green ink.
  •  Glue the words "PAPA" (or DAD) to the card. Use dimensional dots to glue the other images.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fathers Day Gift: End of the Day Personal Items Holder.

Hello everyone and happy Saturday !!! The project I made for today is very, very practical and, it can be used for teenagers, young adults and dads, alike. It is a tray where guys can put in their cel phone, keys, loose change, glasses, wallet, etc. At my house, I have to pick up those items from the dinning table, every day. This one I made for my son (who is not a dad.. not even married LOL). I designed it having in mind his major interest in life: music and his guitar. I used printable vinyl to decorate the tray.
    • cartridges:
    • Cricut Printable vinyl
    • candle tray (from Walmart)
    • twine
    • glue gun
  • Cut and print a square with the stave pattern on printable vinyl. Let it dry a few minutes and remove only the vinyl, leaving the backing on the mat.

  • Adhere the printed vinyl to the tray.

  • Cut and print the guitar. Layer it.

  • Affix the guitar to the label. Glue twine to the tray with a glue gun.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating your personalized gifts for Fathers Day !!!!