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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Baby Shower Decorations

Hello!
Don't you love baby showers?
My daughter in law was helping give a shower
for her sister, who is having a baby girl.
Here are some of the decorations and favors that
she made.
She used pens that she bought for her Cricut
to make tags for the favors.
First the Cricut wrote out the wording
then cut them out.
Here are the finished tags.
Aren't they cute?!?!
And the favors.  Each tube was filled with
Violet seeds and some paper shread, which can be put 
right in the garden to grow.
The baby's name is Violette Rose,
so this is perfect for the favor and so
sweet.
I think this gift banner is adorable.
Each of the little onsies were embellished with
silver foil around the neck and for snaps. Soooo cute!
And how sweet is this 
Welcome baby Violette banner?
Here is one more banner, in progress.
I don't have a picture of this one finished,
but I'm sure it was adorable from seeing this
laid out like this.
I think she did a fabulous job for the shower.

I'm so glad I could share this with you today.
Have you ever decorated for a shower or party
 using your crafty skills?
Hope to see you again soon,
until then,
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Tags - Flowers

Welcome to Kristie Kreates!
Here are a couple more tags that I made
for my tag swap.
These were very simple to make.
I stamped a 2 layer image of the flowers
 onto white card stock,
with Distress Inks and fussy cut them.
As you can see, one of them I stamped polka dots,
I used a background stamp for this.
One of the flowers is adhered directly to the tag,
the other is adhered with foam tape to give a little
dimension to the tag.
Last I stamped the sentiment.
2 quick and easy tags, ready for use.

Thanks for stopping in today,
I hope you have been inspired in some way.
See you again soon!




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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Party Decorations

Hi!
Have you ever thrown a surprise party?
My hubby turned 60 in February and I 
decided that I should have a party for him.
The kids helped me so much with all the prep,
it's hard to do the prep when you live in the
same house with the person you are 
having the party for.
My daughter in law, Sara and I 
got together several times to make decorations
and plans.
Here are some of the decorations we made,
she with her Cricut and me with my Silhouette Cameo.
I printed pictures to put up around the party space.
This is of Dave at Cliffs of Moher, Ireland.
Here are a couple of young Dave, in Elementary or Middle 
School on the right and his senior picture on the left.
Our wedding picture.
A recent selfie that he took.
Us together for a portrait,
probably around 1986 or 87.
With his Mom at our wedding.
One of his famous Halloween costumes.
Me with Sara and our Happy Birthday banner.
Cheers to 60 Years
Our #2 son, Jaryd's best friend Brian, turned the 
6 upside down during the party so it said
90 years. Such a joker!
Thanks for the laugh #2
Sara made some really nice cards to label the food.
Sorry you can't really see them, they were so cute!

I'm glad you came today so I could share the fun 
we had making and throwing the surprise party for 
Dave.  He was totally surprised and we had a great time
with about 30 family and friends.
Come again soon,
you never know what you'll find at 
Kristie Kreates.



Friday, March 22, 2019

Tags - Foliage

Hello blog friends.
Today I have another tag post for you.

These were made with an alcohol inked background.
I used "Further Around The Edge" stamp set from
 Dyan Reaveley to stamp the vine design
 and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

For these 2 tags I used alcohol inks on silver card stock,
then stamped them with a variety of leaf stamps using
Alcohol Lift Ink.
The Alcohol Lift Ink does just what it say, it lifts the ink
off the card stock, leaving the design of the stamp.
Once it is lifted, you can take that stamp and stamp
the "lifted ink" onto another surface.
I would encourage you to watch some videos on this
product and technique and give it a try,
it's fun and gives a great look to projects.

Thanks for stopping in, come again soon.
Until then,
try something new.





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Monday, March 18, 2019

Kelsie's Card

Hi all!
Our family has a lot of birthdays and anniversaries
in February.  One of those is our daughter's birthday.
Kelsie loves purple, so I took a dive into my 
background stash and found this piece that I made
vellum.  It's hard to get a picture of how really 
beautiful this piece is, but I love it.
When the ink was still a little tacky in spots
I applied some pink metallic Deco-foil
Adhesives show through vellum, so I covered the 
entire back of it with wide score tape and adhered it to
a white card base. Covering the entire piece
gives it a uniform look and you can't see the adhesive.
I cut the Happy Birthday from some glitter card stock
and also cut 3 or 4 from plain white card stock.
I then layered them to give the sentiment some dimension.
You can see the shiny pink Deco-foil a little better
in this picture.
On the inside of the card, I wrote a personal note 
to Kelsie.

Thanks for coming by today,
I hope you'll stop again soon.
Until then,
make someone smile.




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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Tags - Plaid

 Hi!
Today is tag series day.
I really enjoyed making these tags.
I have a stamp set that I got used, I don't even remember
where or when.  It has different styles of stripes, so I decided
to try my hand at making some plaids and these are what
I came up with.

I used different combinations of the stripes and
colors to create different looks
and I love how they turned out.
I wanted to make some tags that were a little more
masculine and I think these fit the bill.
I used Distress Inks and my
MISTI Stamping tool as each of
those stripes is stamped separately.
They didn't really take long with the
help of the MISTI.
These were all stamped on manila tags
 and I use a bit of jute twine for the tie.

Thanks for stopping by today to
see what I'm up to,
I hope you'll stop by again soon.
Until then stretch yourself and
think outside the box.






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I am in no way promoting any particular site.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Daisy Card

Hello blog fans!
Recently I saw this video on Jennifer McGuire's
blog and had to give this technique a try.
Mine didn't turn out nearly as beautiful as hers did,
but it was my first try and think it turned out nice.

The idea is to stamp, color and cut up a piece and
add it to the front of a card.  There are several ways
she shows in her video that I linked to above
and they all are beautiful.
I just wanted to try the simplest one,
so I cut my stamped piece and added
the pieces to a card base with foam tape.
I used the Daisy Thanks stamp set from
Stampendous.
For the sentiment I used
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words

I'm glad you stopped by today and I hope
you'll go check out Jennifer's video on this technique
and give it a try.
Until next time,
Happy Stamping!




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