Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Crafty Weekend

Is it wrong to fall in love with a paper punch? I know you gals with your Cricuts have a love thing going on!

I just bought this Martha Stewart edge punch. Isn't it beautiful? I know, I know, you probably have one already. But I am very new to this tag-making experience.

I thought I would try to make a tag before I make one of Elizabeth's, for her Tag Along. She will be making a different tag every month, and she provides the graphics for them. You can copy hers, or make it your own. So I made this little one, to get some practice. The crepe paper was definitely the boss of me, instead of the other way around! But I am learning. I wish you could see the glittery parts, because I love the Stickles glitter glue that I used. Either way, I want to use that edge punch to make many more!

I also made a bunch of felt and flannel hearts, all a little different from one another.

I acquired alot of apothecary jars last year. Last year. That sounds funny to say!

So I needed to fill those jars with lots of hearts, and felt ones seemed the cheapest way. Seven down, many more to go. I hope you found time this weekend to craft!


Linda said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHH I love those hearts! What a cute idea, I need something to fill my apothecary jars with and that is such a creative idea. Of course I have no craft talent but I might try! Your tag is very cute!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love it! Very cute! I might have to borrow the felt heart idea. The tag is adorable! I love those edge punches. I've used them on plain white stickers for little labels and such.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Those are so cute. So far I've found time to clean and time to slice a nice chunk off my thumb (my sewing thumb) with the mandolin while slicing potatoes for scalloped potatoes and hame. No crafting so far.

Maureen said...

Carol, my dear - do I detect an addiction? lol I must say you do know how to pick 'em though. I just love that punch. Your tag is so very, very pretty too!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So cute! Love the jars. And the punch is beautiful!


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

Your tag and hearts are adorable! Thank you for sharing this site with us for the tags. I am loving this blog! Happy New Year, dear blog friend!

Debbie from NJ

Fran. said...

Oh your blog is just so cute! Don't you just love Elizabeth? I love your little hearts! It does make me want to sew! I love hand sewing and making tags too! I'm just getting over the flu and feel the need to craft now! Thanks for the inspiration! Take care, Fran. XO


Hi Carol!
I DID craft this weekend also. Your tag is AWESOME!!! and the little heart pillows are very sweet!
I have been making cards for years and don't have all the fancy things...I like the basic things.
Punches are great. Good for you!
Deb :)

Kammy said...

Oooooooooooo, I love your little felt hearts ! I adore that punch and my cricut doesn't do that !
You make me want to fill my jars with hearts....Soooooon !
Hugs and Happy New Year !

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

The lacy punch just adds so much to any paper!!!

Jane said...

Your tag turned out so cute!! Using the lace punch was the perfect touch. Very creative.
I am also loving the felt hearts in the apothecary jars...I think there will be felt hearts in jars all over blogland (including my house).

Janet, said...

I love your tag! You are really on the ball with your Valentine decorations. I haven't did a bit of crafting this year.

barbara said...

I've been eyeing that particular punch. (I bought the icicle one and was quite pleased with it.) I think I like yours a lot. I do love how those arms fold up, and how you can match up your cuts - oh, it takes so little to make some people happy.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Well, I'm behind the times. I didn't know those punches even existed. I do know about the cricut though. Very cute projects!
I posted about the bird and flower tutorial you requested. Had to give someone else the credit...why reinvent the wheel!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Sweet Hearts!!! I'm having a crafty week too! Such fun after the holidays and all! I do not have a Martha S. Paper Punch but now that I see yours...I think I have to have one! Great idea! Have fun, Carol! Hugs, Coralie

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Carol, I loved seeing all your crafts! Lindsey has a Cricut and it does do amazing things. Martha's punches are the best! We have several of those and use them all the time. I love your jars! Have a nice day! Twyla

Judi said...

Oh me oh my! I don't have any of the edge punches, boo hoo :)!! I love the tag you made ~ I've never made them either but think they are so darling!

I also have a fondness for anything felt, especially if it has sequins!! Judi

Judi said...

I just saw the comment you left and I want to thank you for your kind words ~ it helps :( Judi

Sandy said...

Oh Carol! You are getting crafty!!!!! Great job on all of it! And please keep the instructions coming! Love this post!!!!!