Sunday, October 20, 2013

Using up scraps

Today just a simple quick card. It measures 1.25 x 4.25. That uses that last piece from the one section.
Happy Crafting, 
Alley Cat

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Thinking of you

Yep, More Scraps!
This time you will be using the small piece of pattern paper.
Gluing them in a patter like this you will have one piece left over, but don't toss it out we are going to make something with it. 
Happy Crafting, 
Alley Cat

Friday, October 18, 2013

Best Wishes

More Scraps! 
In the picture below you will have one of the bottom strip from each paper as well. Cut at 1.5 inches and you will have the top piece and another piece that I forgot to take a picture of before I glued it to the card. Oops! 
Here is the card:
Happy Crafting, 
Alley Cat

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Using Up Scraps from Housewarming Thank yous

Ok, So here is the scoop! I have one of these pieces for every card I made, here is how I cut it.

 Once you have them all cut up like this, use the large piece of pattern paper and line them up side by side. You will be able to make two of these cards below. (See last post for recipe)

Happy Crafting, 
Alley Cat

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Housewarming Thank You Cards

My house warming party is over and now its time for the thank you notes.
Here is the recipe
Authentique - Something for all Seasons 6x6 Paper Pack
The Paper Studio - Kraft Cardstock Pack
The Paper Studio - Note Cards with Envelopes
Ink pads:
Studio G - Blue
Studio G - Green
Stampabilities - Bottom Of My Heart
Silhouette Cameo
Pop Dots
As most crafters I DON'T through away any scraps! They can be used for something right? Right, Be on the look out for other cards I made using these scraps. 

Happy Crafting, 
Alley Cat

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thankful Card

This is another card from the Stampin' Up card class.
     Chocolate Chip
     Scraps of both cardstock and designer series paper
Ink Pads:
     Basic Black
Stamp Set:
     Gently Falling
     Expressions Thinlits
     Burlap ribbon
     Perfect polka dot embossing folder
     Embossing Buddy
     Big Shot
Happy Crafting, 
Alley Cat

Monday, October 14, 2013

Butterfly - Get Well Soon

I made this card at a Stampin' Up card class. It was fun learning new techniques to add to my cards. Here is the recipe:
Cardstock -
     Rich Razzleberry
     Whisper White
Stampin' Write Markers -
     Old Olive
     Wild Wasabi
     Marina Mist
     Melon Mambo
     Rich Razzleberry
     Tangerine Tango
Ink Pads -
     Rich Razzleberry
     Marina Mist
     Wild Wasabi
Stamp Sets -
     Papillon Potpourri
     Delightful Dozen
     En Francais
     Creative Elements
Miscellaneous -
     6x3 Clear Block
     Small misting bottle with water
     Stamp n scrub or paper towels 
     Score pal
     Adorning accent embossing folder

I am going to start trying to give recipes for every card that I post. Some I have made before I will try to do a recipe but it might not be possible for all. 

Happy Crafting,
Alley Cat

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hummingbird Card

This hummingbird card was lots of fun to do, it brought me back to my childhood. I sketched it using the Silhouette Cameo on white cardstock, then I pulled out my crayons and started coloring. Also, I used some Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink on the background. It was so much fun. Hope you enjoy!

Happy Crafting,
Alley Cat

Friday, October 11, 2013

Craft Room Corkboard

 This is a project that I have been wanting to do for a very long time now. I was going to paint it directly on the wall but came across a free cork-board and thought that would be better. This way if I ever move I can take it with me! (For those who don't know I just moved into my first house.) 
I found this quote on Pinterest several years ago and fell in love with it for my craft room.
As my housewarming party got closer and closer I enlisted a friend to help me do this project. She did all the lettering for me and helped me paint some. I am so glad that this project is finally done! I love it. It was a lot of work and I don't know that I would ever do it again but I am glad that its done.
We used blue ink pen to draw the letters and the paint would not stick to it unless it was VERY thick. I ended up "painting" all the letters with the syringe that they gave me when I had my wisdom teeth out. Yeah not fun. Then the Sharpie would not work for very long going around the edges of the letters. I ended up using about 8 Sharpies on this and then gave up with the last little bit to go. Desperate for any kind of marker that would work I looked up and saw a black dry erase marker. It worked beautifully! If I would have just used that in the beginning I would have cut about 8 hour off my project.
So without further ado here it is. 
This is a similar picture to what the cork-board looked like before that I got off the internet because I forgot to take a before picture.


(The pink is the color of the other 3 walls in the room.)

Happy Crafting,
Alley Cat