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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Puppy/Kitty Bank

Good day blog fans!
My last post was a "princess" card for a
4 yr old.  Today I'm showing you the gift I made for her.

She, like most 4 yr olds, loves puppies and kitties,
so that's what I put onto the bank I made for her.
For the kitty, I used Valentine Kitty from
Miss Kate Cuttables and cut it with my Silhouette
from vinyl.

For the puppy I used Girl Love Puppy,
also from Miss Kate Cuttables.
One of the things I love about the Miss Kate designs
is the many different parts.
If you look at the designs on the site you will see that
I did not use all the different parts, yet they are still
I needed to make this work with the vinyl that I had,
so not using all the layers worked out well.
I put some money into the bank for Gwen
and I think the bank was a hit with her, I know it was
with her parents.

Thanks for spending some time with me today.
I hope you have gotten inspired in some way.
Come again soon.
Until then have fun crafting.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Princess Card

Hello crafty people.
Today I'm showing you a card that is totally
different than what I usually make.
I needed a card for a 4 year old's birthday party.
I found some paper in my stash that was definitely
perfect "princess" paper.
I cut out the different elements,
used some of the paper for the front panel of the
card and adhered the different elements onto
the card. I used foam adhesive to give the flags
and the bird a little dimension.

There was this cute frog on the paper,
so I fussy cut him also for the inside of the card.
Since it was a fairly light weight paper,
I glued the piece with the frog to a piece of
white card stock before I fussy cut him.
I used an action wobbler to adhere the frog to the
card so it would wiggle when Gwen opened
the card.

The card did not disappoint, Gwen giggled when
she opened it and the frog was wiggling.
She loved it.

Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to.
Come again soon,
the next post will show you the gift I made for
Gwen for her birthday.
Until then, try something that is a little
different than what you usually make.
See you soon!

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see what the products are.
I didn't necessarily purchase from these sites,
except where specified,
and you may find better prices elsewhere,
I am in no way promoting any particular site.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Pikachu and Unicorn

Hi All!
Did you make any Christmas ornaments for
I did and here are couple of them.

Here's the Pikachu I made for my great nephew
Anthony. I found a picture of Pikachu and went from
there, creating it in my
 Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
and cut the face pieces from vinyl.
The ears were done freehand with glitter craft foam.
For the ornament itself, I used a clear plastic ornament.
First I poured liquid hair spray into the ornament,
then drained it out.  I used gold glitter and poured it into
the ornament, then poured the excess out.
This process works great for me.

I made this unicorn for my great niece and Godchild,
Andrea.  I followed the same process for glittering the
ornament, found some eyelashes on the internet and
traced them in my Silhouette program and cut them from vinyl.
The horn and ears were drawn freehand and cut from glitter craft
foam.  I found the little flowers in my stash and put them on
with super glue, then added gold gems to the centers.
I also added the year to the back with vinyl.
The kids both loved their ornaments.

I started a tradition of making ornaments for those
we have Christmas dinner with.
Unfortunately, I didn't remember to take pictures
of them. Each ornament had the date on one side and
the other was something that was important to that person
in 2018.  I also use a color that corresponded in some way
to that person or their "theme"
Sure wish I would have remembered to take pictures.

Thanks for popping in today.
If you made ornaments for Christmas
that everyone loved them as much as these were loved.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Christmas Cards

Hi blog friends!
I know it's kind of late to be showing my Christmas cards,
but here they are.
They are simple to make and can be for any

I used whatever Christmas papers I had for my cards.
I think these would be great for pockets on
a scrapbook page also.  They would work
to hold memorabilia or pictures that don't all
fit on a page. 

My son got married in September, so I decided to
use a family picture in my cards.
I mounted the picture on a piece of card stock
and stamped a Christmas sentiment on the other side.
I love that everyone can take the picture out and
keep it.
Here is a tutorial on how to make this style of card.
My measurements are a little different than hers,
but you can adjust this design to different sizes if
you like.
I also used ATG tape along the bottom to make it
into a pocket rather than a card that opens.
Just make it the same way and adhere the
flaps along the bottom.

I'm glad you stopped by today,
give this card a try, it's easy to make
and can be embellished more if you choose.
Come again soon,
you never know what you'll find on
Kristie Kreates!