Five on Friday
CREATING LIKE CRAZY!
Great to be joining Amy from Love Made My Home11 and all the lovely bloggers from 'Five on Friday' again after a couple of weeks break from posting.
I've had been a very busy time creating lots of paper crafting projects as well as finding a new job and dealing with a boiler that is rebelling! (Currently no heating!)
So here are five of the things I've been up to. Firstly (and I meant to post this on 'Wicked Wednesday') I make Halloween boxes for friends / their children / colleagues etc. Sometimes I make them to raise a little money for charity.
1. Halloween boxes
|Frankie guarding the treats!|
The boxes are made with a fry box die (links below) and various stamps and punches. I love the Frankenstein - or Frankie as I like to call him - as he dances to the tune of 'Monster Mash'. Some of you may remember the song from many moons ago. (Now I'm showing my age! lol)
2. Card Party
A friend hosted a 'card party', as we call it, last weekend where she invited some friends round for an open house. (Thank you so much Sharon.) It was lovely to be able to meet people and sell some of my creations. It had taken me weeks to prepare and a manic week or so just before the card party to make extra items. I was so thankful for my friend Jan Doling for helping with essential last minute tasks and being a general superstar. Those of you who are crafters know how long it takes to make handmade items! Next creative dash is for a local school Christmas Fayre at the beginning of December.
3. Birthday boxes
|40 birthday boxes|
From the card party I had a few orders and the first was for 40 birthday boxes! Really liked the way they turned out but they did take over 12 hours to make. I used a die for the main part of the box (retired from SU) then made the end pieces. So that is 40 main pieces, 80 end pieces (individually cut and scored and 3 pieces of tape on each one - that's 240 pieces of double sided tape), 80 pieces of decorative paper - front and back and 40 decorative elements. I was happy when these were completed! :-)
4. Baby Cards
|One design for baby cards|
I've had lots of requests for baby cards recently - mainly boys. This is one design I have made based on a card by Clearly Besotted on Pinterest. I will be making some different ones this weekend to add to the collection. Hopefully I'll be able to show them next week.
5. Sticky note holders
|Love that I can personalise projects with nicknames.|
|Useful little holders - great near a phone to take messages.|
I made these little sticky note holders for two friends. They are based on ones originally made by Jan Brown. The holders stand up with a tent fold in the middle and have a little pouch on the back. I'd added a mini calendar and some decorative paperclips into the pouch.
That's it for this week. I'm off to plan and make my next lot of crafty projects. If you would like me to show you how to make a particular project then please leave a comment below. Have a fabulous weekend, and for my teacher friends, have a great half term.
Products used: Unfortunately some of the products used are now retired including the bigz die used to make the body of the birthday boxes and the Fry box die used to make the Halloween treat boxes. Both were by Stampin Up! but they have other dies available for treat boxes so it's worth checking out their site. Coloured card is from Hobbycraft, matt black card from Crafter's Companion, coloured paper is from Trimcraft 'Bright Sparks' collection. Mini pens are from Wilko and sticky notes from Staples. Stamps and dies for the baby cards are from Clearly Besotted however they are taking a break and are closed until the new year. Their products can be found in a number of other crafting websites.