Monday, November 15, 2010

New Card and Mini Purse for my Friend's 50th Bday!!

Here is my Black and White Easel Card and Mini Purse that I made for my friend's 50th Birthday.  The Purse was the perfect size for a beautiful sparkly necklace from Brighton.
You can buy a copy of this template from Creations by AR... CLICK HERE.  She has some beautiful templates.  I downloaded the template, imported into Sure Cuts a Lot and then cut!!!  It was so easy. 
I just love this beautiful black and white damask paper.  All of the black accents have been run through my cuttlebug with the swirls folder.  The great part about this purse template, is it comes with the little coin purse and the inside pocket.  Since my black and white paper was only one sided, I cut another template of the purse from another color and lined the purse.

I tucked a Starbucks gift card in the interior pocket and of course a shiny new coin in the coin purse.  I was told when you give a purse (cloth or paper) you should always insert a new coin in the purse so that the receiver of the gift will always have money in their purse.  Hopefully it is not all coins, they get kind of heavy!! LOL.  The brads are pearl bards that I got at Michaels and the tiny pearls are from Martha Stewart.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid, the pearls are pearl flourishes are from Michaels and the Can Can Girl is named Babette from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps, you can get her HERE
I used Copic markers, Just Rite Stamps and lots of crystal glitter for her skirt.

Since I was mailing this gift to my friend, I wanted to have an envelope to put the card in, but since it had flowers, there was no way to fit it.  I just made up my own template for this box.  I used acetate and sandwiched it between the black paper and the black and white paper so that it did not show on the inside.  I think it came out beautiful!!  I hope you like it. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs, Teresa

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Tis' the season to be giving!! Melanie and I are giving away some
Christmas Blog Candy to help put everyone in the Holiday mood!

1 K & Company Designer Pad (4.75 x 6.75)
10 Sheets of Designer paper (6 x 6)
1 pack of K & Company Christmas Tags
1 spool of red ribbon
1 container of red glitter glue
1 pack of five adhesive ornaments
1 pack of mixed Christmas Embellishments
1 Large Snowflake clear stamp
2 Small Snowflake clear stamps
1 Snowman clear stamp
1 "Let it Snow!" saying stamp
1 "Noel" saying stamp
1 "Merry Christmas" saving stamp
1 MAGNOLIA "FIR" stamp
from Merry Little Christmas 2010 Collection


You will also get 1 more "SURPRISE" Magnolia Tilda Stamp
From the Merry Little Christmas 2010 Collection
Not shown in picture.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS..............

1.  Become a follower of this Blog if you aren't already

2.  Become a follower of Melanie's blog

3.  IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER ALREADY, become a member of our Magnolia Yahoo group and post a picture of one of your holiday cards in the group Photo Album called "Holiday Card Pics".

Once you become a member, refer someone to our group and if they become a member and mention your name when they sign up, you get a 2nd entry in the contest.

4.  Leave a comment on Melanie's blog with your email address as well.

The winner will be chosen on November 30th! The winner is to email Melanie with their address by December 2nd or a new winner will be chosen.


Hugs, Teresa

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thank you Gift for Friend.

Today I have a new card and a Tile with vinyl to share with you.  Just recently my 94 year old grandmother passed away.  We are a very close family and we also have a very close church family.  For my grandmother's memorial, we had over 120 people attend.  My sister, Kelly, ran most of the service. I ready a poem that my grandmother said she tried to live her life by called "Today" and told a few stories.  But what really made the service was my sister's friend from church, Delores.  She sang "Amazing Grace" which was one of my grandmother's favorite songs, of course, I sat there with tears running down my cheeks like most of the other people sitting there.  Delores has an amazing voice!  I hope she likes the card and the tile.

I used a 9 x 13 tile and I just happen to purchase this really nice rod iron easel at Michael's, the saying says it all.  I had a few problems with the vinyl, I think it was the font I used.  All in all, it took me about 1 hour start to finish on this project. 

I then created this Shy Tilda easel card (yes, as a few of you said, I am addicted to easel cards now!) and a box with a window.  The box was cut on the circut also.  I am sure you can see my BIG mistake, I decided I didn't want the acetate to show on the back of the box lid, so I cut a frame from the cardstock that I used for the card.  After I had sandwiched the acetate between the lid and the cardstock, I turned it over only to notice that I put it on upside down...I tried to peel it off, but darn if that score tape does work like cement!!  This was my last sheet of this paper, so I had to leave it.  Oh well..I guess she will know it is handmade!

Here is the card that is inside the box.  I just love this Shy Tilda, she is colored with Copic markers and is on a oval that is run through my cuttlebug.  The beautiful lace is from a card kit I got from Peggy Biggs (This lace is so pretty!) and the flowers, leaves and crystal stems are from Wild Orchid.

The cardstock is from K and Company.  The Thank you is from the Justrite Stampers.

Here is the inside, this sentiment is from Justrite Stampers Friendship collection.  Kiss your family today and tell them how much you love them.  We were lucky to be able to say goodbye to Grandma before you passed.  She will be missed, but I know she is in a better place.  Thanks for stopping by.