Monday, July 29, 2013

Birthday Anniversary Binder

 I used to have a store bought one until two little girls got to it.  I made it work even though it was colored on and they had ripped out February.  Well I finally decided enough was enough and decided to make one.  I got a binder and covered it in paper and attached a ribbon to close the thing up.  Then I got 6 dividers covered them in patterned paper and made a pocket for each side.  I then stamped the month on each pocket and did up lines for each day of the month.  I also decorated each one with stickers.  Then I added all the birthdays and anniversaries into it and I have my binder.

Card Storage

My card storage has been awful since we got here I was using a CD tower and it was fine unless I had to move it.  And of course I had to move it every time I needed a card.  So I was going through my pinterest the other day looking for a craft to do and fell upon a card box I had pinned.  So I went looking for a box.  The one I found was bigger then the picture but since I still have a bunch of store bought cards left from my Granny's stuff it works for me.  So I got to work covering the box in patterned paper, hunting out wooden letters and coloring them.  
Then I started sorting my cards to find out how I wanted them separated.  I decided on six big categories Birthday, Blank, Friendship/Thank You, Holiday, Sympathy/Get Well and Congratulations.  I had these awesome cardstock designed papers left from a friend's Mother in law and I cut them down and folded them so they stand by themselves.  Then I busted out my stencil and did up cut labels for each one.
 Then I needed sub-categories because I am that OCD!!!  So I went through and broke those down.  Thank You, Thinking of You, Just Because and Missing You for Friendship and Thank You.  Valentine, St. Patricks, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas for Holidays.  Get Well and Sympathy  for the Get Well/Sympathy group.  In Congratulations I have Baby, Graduation, Anniversary, and Newlyweds.

I put it all together and it looks great.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Getting my crafty on

So since it seems like all I spend time crafting lately is doll stuff (which is a ton cheaper then buying it) I felt I needed to do something not doll related.  So I cruised my crafty to make folder on pinterest, which doesn't see anywhere as much attention as my doll folder.  And found a card holder I had pinned.  So I went in search of a box to craft over. I was having no luck then I saw the Ramen noodle case for Seth's chicken ramen and I tore off the plastic and went to work.  So far it is covered in patterned paper and I made the dividers for the sections (Birthday, Congratulations, Holiday, Blank, Get Well/Sympathy and Friendship/Thank You).  I want to make subdividers for the Congratulations, Holiday, Get Well/Sympathy and Friendship/Thank You and I need to cover the corners.  But that is a task for another day since it is 11:30 and we are taking on two more little girls tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Altered Word Faith

So I am finally getting around to my long craft to do list and I altered my word of the year Faith.  I painted it blue and silver then inked flowers on it and then painted the flowers purple and yellow.

Doll Things

I have been working on doll things.  I made some for Kyrie and for a friend of mine's daughter.  I made hula hoops (tutorial), a notebook with lined paper, a folder with lined hole punched paper inside, a pencil, 2 batons, 2 clipboards (I bought them at A.C. Moore, 2 for  $1.00, then I painted them), some colored pencils, and lined paper.  I also put some cute little hearts in from the dolls to each other and a apple.

Doll Hula Hoop Tutorial

This is my first tutorial so bare with me.  Ignore my messy desk I have about nine million things going on.

  • Ribbon (you will need enough to cover your hoop
  • scissors
  • glue (you need a super glue)
  • 2 Glow Stick bracelets with connector pieces
  • lighter
1. First bend your glow sticks and hook them to the connectors and hook the two bracelets together in a circle.

2. Put super glue in the connector pieces to hold it together.

3. Burn the end of your ribbon to keep it from fraying.
 Before Burning
After Burning

4.  Wrap the hula hoop in your ribbon.

5. Cut off the extra ribbon.

6. Burn the end of your ribbon.

7.  Glue the end and fold over your hoop.

8.  Done!!!