Blog header inspired

This week’s challenge at CAS-usal Fridays CFC 72, Toot your own horn, is to create a project inspired by our own blog header.

So there it is, I used my blog colors, blue, orange, a bit of gray and purple on my card. I did some embossing on the blue panel and used coordinating papers with the header’s colors.

Used hearts for my main focal point, clean and simple.

My header colors
My header colors

 

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Fall fun

This week’s challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to create a clean and simple project inspired by autumn, CFC71

I freehand cut the felt leaf I used here, then embossed a woodgrain background to add a little texture. The stamp came from Ali Edwards’ Simply you stamp set.

The colors mainly follow the autumn colors and I love the simple monochromatic (in-a-way) colors are applied on this card.

Felt leaf

Felt leaf

Autumn inspired

Autumn inspired

 

Felt and Fabric wrap

I got excited when I knew this month’s blog hop theme at Papertreyink. They have the felt and fabric wrap challenge open to all Papertreyink customers. The first thing I think of are the Favor It dies that I already owned. I have three and I already used them before during last year holiday to hold some chocolates for the kids.

Warning: lots of photos in here.

Apparently, I pretty much get overwhelmed and did some random designs to decorate my bags. I used some fabrics, felt and cardstock for the main bag while embellishment came from Layers die and rick rack border die that were also from PTI. I love those 3D flowers on those bags. The gray flower one is made of fabric. I love how they complement the beige lace and washi tape that I put across. Creating the ribbon leaves were one of the things I learned from PTI Make it Monday as well as the fabric & rick rack rosette technique. 

Anyhow, here’s my take. Candies and chocolate kisses will fit perfectly in here. This can be used as favor gift bags for a shower, birthday and others and the decor will follow the same theme whichever that is.

Mini Gift bags

Mini Gift bags

Mini Gift bags set

Mini Gift bags set

Set of 3

Set of 3

Mini favor gift bag made of fabric

Mini favor gift bag made of fabric

Mini favor gift bag made of felt

Mini favor gift bag made of felt

 

Mini favor gift bag

Mini favor gift bag

 

Favor gift, red & blue

Favor gift, red & blue

 

Polka dot + stripe

Joining in for Embellish magazine Stripe & Polka Dot Color Trends Challenge.  I have used my Papertreyink border die for the dots instead of the actual polka dot, and used minimal stripe in the gray thin strip + the sentiment base.

I have seen a lot of card designs online and though I admire layer cards too, I can say that my card style leans more on a clean & simple design. That’s apparent here isn’t it?

On my interpretation here.

Happy everything day

Happy anything day

My interpretation

Make-up brush, roll

I have cut these fabric from Heather Bailey (Freshcut fabric) a looonng time back 😦 but was able to finish the project only last night.  The cut fabrics were intended to be sewn as a make-up brush organizer. Sewing is much more the same way as the crayon rolls I did previously but this time larger. The inside pockets varies in size to fit the brush, some liner pencils, and whatnot.

I did some shots of the process of making this roll and plans to post a tutorial soon  to share.

For now, only the final product is here.

Rolled

Rolled

Make up roll

Make up roll

 

Black and white plus one

Joining in again at CAS-ual Fridays challenge (CFC 70), this time using B&W plus one color.

My first time to try to incorporate stitching into the card by doing a straight stitch along the border. I think the thread tension in my sewing machine needs to be adjusted if I plan to this again into another card. I used the 3 dies to cut the butterfly and two flowers on top. Yes, those 2 other dies are flowers but a little difficult to see here. I haven’t taken a closer shot on those.

So here it is, black and white with the lime color, a great contrast to the black.

Anyhow, onto the card.

Black and white plus one

Black and white plus one

B&W plus one color

B&W plus one color

I applied a sketch from Retro Sketches Challenge # 29.

Retrosketch 29

 

Business card holder

I found this fabric business card holder tutorial from The Crafty Cupboard a long time ago but had the change to do this only today. Been procrastinating for so long :).

I should have done the finishing stiches on all the sides a little bit smaller so there’s more room for the business cards inside.  I’m not too happy with the alignment in the inside pockets too. Anyhow, this is my first attempt to do this project so I must improve the next one. Overall, I had fun doing this card holder.

On to the final product…

Business card holder iin fabric

Business card holder in fabric

Business card holder, with my cards

Business card holder, with my cards

Business card holder, inside

Business card holder, inside

Trees color trends challenge

A late post to make it for the Embellish magazine Trees color trends challenge.  The project must incorporate a tree within the project. I don’t have a stamp neither a die to use so I improvised the tree shape by cutting it free hand. The overall leaves is a fabric diecut scallop and the card background embossed with my Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Fabrics are a nice alternative to paper if you happen to have small fabric stash from sewing projects. Now onto the card, again a very straightforward approach to the challenge.

Trees

Trees

Trees color trends challenge

Trees color trends challenge

Trees color trends challenge, detail

Trees color trends challenge, detail

Embossed card: CFC69

This week, I’m making cards with embossing technique. Be warned, I have a lot of photos here. I don’t have much embossing folders but I was able to borrow some from my crafting buddy Chekai. See the light blue background with numbers? I kept it as the main focal point for the card. It’s from an embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

CAS-ual Fridays challenge for the week is to use embossing: heated, dry or otherwise. The Hello stamp comes from my very first stamp set bought sometime back.  Good that I was able to use it here at last.  I love the pop of color from the button that I diecut from ‘My Favorite Things’ button dies and B&W twine.

Embossed background

Embossed background

Embossed detail

Embossed detail

I did another embossed version in a mini squared card.  This time I used Retro Sketches challenge # 28. I love their clean, clear sketch challenges too. This card is more of an autumn color. The embossed background is again from Cuttlebug embossing folder. Also, I used a thick vellum to impressed the circles from Papertreyink Sunshine impression plate. The detail maybe a little difficult to see in the photo but the vellum has a touch of texture too. I love how you can create texture and dimension even into a small card.

Retso Sketch # 28

Retso Sketch # 28

Embossed background

Embossed background

Embossed background

Embossed background

Embossing using impression plate

Embossing using impression plate

Another card with selective embossed detail is seen here. This time using floral embossing folder from Cuttlebug. The selective embossing gives more character to very plain Kraft cardstock isn’t it?

Embossing in card

Embossing in card

Embossed Cards detail

Handcrafted Holiday Sew Along

I found  this interesting sew along for handcrafted crafts for the holidays beginning October 1st.

Handcrafted christmas

Handcrafted christmas

Got this info through The Patchsmith blog whom used to participate in Zakka sew along projects as well.

The handcrafted holiday sew along will sure be fun.  The holidays is still three months away but it’s still good to start early than to drag yourself doing things up to the  last-minute.  I’ll post the projects here too so you can see what I’m currently up to.

I’m currently planning an activity in mid-November but I’ll know only by end of the week if the plan pushes through. I’ll mention the progress on my blog over the weekend.