Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wedding Season is Just About Here!

Wedding season is coming up! I have these adorable hankies on sale until the end of the month! These would make a cherished gift for the bride. It's something New and Blue! And something that will be a keepsake forever.

This elegant lace handkerchief is embroidered with the bride and groom's first names and date of their wedding in blue. Other colors can be chosen. Then the hankie is dressed up in this adorable card stock bodice, hanging sweetly on a tiny hanger with a ribbon sash.

During the sale, these hankies will also come with a pretty tag in it's own gift box ready for giving. ON sale here: KZ Embroidery & Gifts

Wedding hankie gift tag

hankie and tag in gift box

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Paper Rosettes for Card Making

Here are 2 cards we've made recently. I purchased a Martha Stewart scoring board and made lots and lots of paper rosettes. I even got my teen making them! So we put together these two cards and decided to post them to a few challenges just for fun.

Mom's card
Daughter's card

Once you get the hang of it, using the scoring board makes rosettes much easier! The only problem I had was figuring out the paper sizes. I have been trying every size of paper I can think of to make the smaller rosettes for cards. This was my first attempt!

As you can see... I still need to do some tweaking! So here goes!

For the smaller rosettes, I tried useing 1 by 6 light weight scrapbook paper. I had 2 problems with this. The lightweight scrapbook paper is too light. If you press the least bit hard on the scoring board you rip the paper. There goes those flowers! Secondly, 6 inches is just a tad too short if your paper width is 1 inch. Once I was finished scoring, I cut my 6 inch paper into a 3/4 inch strip. Accordion fold on the score marks. Pull the two ends together and match up the valleys and mountains to glue. Then gather it all together and pull out until you have a rosette. Use a small circle of card stock on the underneath to glue it all together.

This blue rosette was 8 inches by 3/4 inches. It was scored on the black marked lines on the scoreboard, which was every 1/4 inch. The smaller rosettes were made using 6 inch by 1/2 inch paper. I even made a few from 8 inch by 1/2 inch and scored them every 1/8 inch. These were small and short. The larger rosette was made with 12 inch by 1 inch paper scored every 1/4 inch.

So now we have lots of rosettes for our next card making attempts!

We are submitting our cards to these challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
CPS Sketch 254
CES Challenges - Blues and Cream
C.R.A.F.T Challenge 143
Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Pink Paper Paradise      I love CASE Study

And daughter gets this for her participation! Yay!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Grape Vine Birthday Card

Inspired by Sonya at Appel Quilling Garden I have come to love making cards with grape vines!

I made this card for my aunt for her birthday. She loves different kinds of wine and I thought this would be a nice card for her.

By the way... Sonya is giving her Twirled Paper class again at My Creative Classroom. I would highly recommend it! It was an awesome class.

And... don't forget to enter my giveaway for a personalized fleece stadium throw! Enter here: Out of the Box Sampler Giveaways

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
  Pink Paper Paradise   

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