Crafts


Valentine's Day

I love holidays, you can ask my family, on second thought don't ask....
unless you want to feel better about your own hoarding problems and
 in that case ask away

Since I have just started blogging I have not had a chance to take pictures of my cards in stages,
but I thought I would show some of my cards from Valentine's Days past...

This is one of the first cards I made.  I cut the mailbox from my Cricut and
embossed the hearts on blue card stock.

For this one I punched the hearts out from a strip of card stock, glittered my punched out hearts with white glitter, then put tape behind the red hearts and put red glitter on the tape.  It is hard to see, but the glitter  really adds a lot.

Hummingbird stamp from Stampin up, Martha Stewart corner punch, glitter in middle of flowers.

Same hummingbird stamp, but this one I made into a square card.

This one is a very simple card I made for this year.  I just punched out the hearts,
stamped the sentiment and tied a bow.


Thanks for visiting my part of the country,
Jana





Easter Wreaths

 I cut cardboard circles for the base.  Mine were 12 inches on the outside and the inside was cut at 9 inches.  If your cardboard is not really heavy, cut 2 circles and glue them together, that is what I had to do to get them firm enough to hold all the eggs.
I used 4 dozen (I know that sounds like a lot, I was surprised too).  I used the iridescent eggs and grass.
It took almost an entire package of grass. I found the eggs at Walmart and the grass at K-Mart.
Using a hot glue gun, glue the eggs on the outside of the wreath first, facing the "fattest" part of the egg on the inside of the wreath.  Do the same with the inside row of eggs. I used a hot glue gun for all of my glueing and it worked great, I don't think mine gets as hot as some might.
On the bottom two rows always face the "top" or skinny part of the egg out.  When both rows are complete add eggs to the top at random.  Leave a gap between the two rows and fill this in with the bow, it needs a place to rest down in.
Wow the light likes these iridescent eggs, it makes them look bright.   

It gets prettier when the grass and bow is added, grass covers a multitude of sins, trust me.  I would poke it in lots of places if I thought it would cover....lets say dimples, anyway...
Just seeing if your paying attention
This is my Vanna White showing us how to poke the grass in.  I just put glue in the "holes" and then took a pencil tip and shoved in some grass to cover up and fill in.

We put grass around the outside, inside and randomly in-between the eggs.  See the big hole between the blue and yellow egg, that is a perfect spot to put some grass and cover up that big hole.  We also gave it a "haircut" when we were thru to even it up a little.

 I made a bow and tied it in.  I like the ribbon with the wire on the edge so that next year after I have stored this I can fluff up the bow again.  I found this ribbon at Hobby Lobby,
 another great friend of mine.  This one has the purple grass.
My wreath hung fine on a wreath hanger that fits over the door, but you could always make a hanger out of ribbon, before securing your bow.  My wreath measures about 15 to 16 inches when finished.  This wreath has the pink grass.

Thanks for visiting my part of the country
Happy Easter
Jana



Celebrate You


 This is a birthday card I made with a matching envelope
 I used a stamping up stamp and paper and then glued on the "gems" around the punch outs.
This was for a birthday, I loved these colors.
Thanks for visiting,
Jana

39 comments:

  1. I see you got it figured out and love the cards!

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  2. Wow, love the cards. I have a thing for paper products. They are really lovely jana.

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  3. Hi Jana
    I love your work. Can you tell me where you found this "dotted swiss" paper? My daughter and I both love this type of fabric and this paper would make a great little surprise for her.
    Thanks,
    Karen

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  4. I love this wreath maybe going try one.Hope get those granbabbies nothing like them...Thank's Cookie17

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  5. The wreath is very pretty. And I love the Hummingbird cards!

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  6. I LOVE your egg wreath!!! :) The 'grass' really makes a huge difference!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to show & tell us how to make one!!!

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    1. I agree with her. Thank you for the step by step

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    2. Thanks for sharing on how to do this. Definitely going to try it.

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    3. Thanks for sharing on how to do this. Definitely going to try it.

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    4. The egg wreath is incredibly easy and so cute! Thank you for the tutorial and pictures. I'm working on my first one and will make one for my son and his wife after this one is done. :-)

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  7. Love the egg wreath. I'll have to try it. I like the use of cardboard, the wreath forms have gotten so expensive!

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  8. this is so beauitful i just love it , i can not wait to go to the craft store to get this stuff and make it thank you...

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  9. i did not know it was a card board base until i looked at it again wow i thought it was sterfoam ....

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    1. I found that using cardboard cake bottoms works great!

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  10. HELP!! What part do the 2 smaller wreath rings play? Are they glued to the back of the larger ring? Did you put any kind of hanger wire on the back?
    Thanks so much!!!

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    1. They are all the same size, just cut and glued together so they would be sturdy enough to hold the eggs. I hung it from a ribbon tied around wreath hidden underneath the bow. I hope this helps and have fun making it.

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  11. Awesome wreath for Easter.Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Making this right now with my 4 year old daughter. Having a blast! Thanks for this idea:)

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  13. Jana, you are talented, creative and kind, all qualities the world could use more of. Your egg wreath is so cute, it makes me excited about Spring, thanks for sharing your enthusiasm.

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  14. Did you glue the eggs together before gluing them onto the cardboard?

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    1. No, if you glued eggs together before you wouldn't know how to place them, hope that helps.

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    2. I think Michelle means did you glue the eggs together at their seams before gluing them to the cardboard? Those eggs pop apart pretty easy so gluing the two sides of the egg together first before attaching them to the cardboard makes sense to me.

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  15. I think she meant glue the 2 halves of each together - which I recommend as I did a similar wreath and they DO need to be glued into one unit before putting on the wreath.

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  17. Where can you buy these eggs please?

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  18. When I make the Easter Egg wreath I attach the card board circle to a wire wreath form. I decide it in 4 different areas with floral wire. Makes it nice and sturdy.

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  19. You could cut your cardboard in an egg shape. :)

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  20. Beautiful I love learning new things

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    1. What size eggs did you use small or regular

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  21. Did you use small or regular size eggs

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  22. Beautiful Easter wreath! so spring like

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  23. Thanks so much for the instructions for the Easter Wreath! I'm making it now and it's turning out SO cute!

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  24. I use a 18 inch wire to draw the shape on my cardboard.then I used 82 eggs from Dollar tree store.then I got two ribbons spolls to wrap the wreath first so it covers the cardboard up.but you did a great job love it.i just twicked it a little.

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  25. Sorry but can you explain the method for cutting. Im not understnding the 12 and 9 inch......

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    1. I will tell you what I did..... I bought a 12" piece of round cardboard from the "cake" department of Hobby Lobby. I found a nine inch plate and traced the plate in the middle of the cardboard. I then cut out the "middle space" although I cut the inside circle a little smaller so that my cardboard wreath would be wider. It is probably 3.5". I wanted to be sure the eggs would have plenty of room when gluing. In other words you want about a 3.5 inch wide round circle that is 12" across.

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