Thursday, April 24, 2014

Graduation Cards by Latrice

 Graduation time is approaching and Latrice Murphy is preparing to give gift cards to a few close graduates she knows.  She created a set of 4 identical cards in a matter of minutes using SRM's Take 2 Graduation Stickers by the Dozen, mist and a little ribbon.  Here's what she made. 

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Latrice started with a gray card base and topped it with white card stock that she used a notebook border punch on along the bottom.  She then dripped and splashed gold mist on the white card stock.  Latrice next used the Take 2 Stickers by the Dozen graduation set.  She layered 2 border stickers along the bottom and added some gold ribbon.  Her sentiment is popped up with 3D squares giving her card a bit of dimension.  She finished off her card with a bit more dimension using wood veneer stars. 

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Latrice loves her finished cards and can't wait to make a graduate smile this year.  Easy peasy and oh so pretty!

Here's the sticker Latrice used for her project.

Did you know that there are 4 designs of Take 2 Stickers by the Dozen that you can use to make quick and easy fabulous cards?  They come in Birthday, Baby, Wedding and of course graduation with more coming soon!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Decorated Doily Tag by Shelly

Shelly Kurth ususally is a minimalist when it comes to crafting, but when she started to play around with the new SRM Doilies, she mod podged and glittered and layered and embellished like never before.  Love the results!  

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First Shelly mod podged her doily using a brush, spreading it all over the doily.  Once done, she sprinkled glitter all over it, tapping off the excess.  She let it dry and repeated the process one more time.  She let it set and dry.  Using the mod podge gave the doily a nice "heavier" finish so it does not droop.  

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Once dry, Shelly created a card stock circle and tag, added a SRM Label by the Dozen (Birthday Birdie design) to the circle and popped it up on her doily.  She then loosely wrapped some solid Marigold Twine and added the little banner,  added a few sequins to the doily as a finishing touch and mounted it on her cardstock tag.  Then she added Marigold striped twine to the tag itself.  

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Wow!  How cute is that?  Shelly had a lot of fun making this project even though it was pretty messy with all that glitter but she said it was all worth it!   The results are stunning!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mother's Day Card by Laurel

Laurel Seabrook makes the most lovely layered cards.  What a Spring treat this card is just in time for some Mother's Day inspiration.

For her card Laurel used lots of delicious patterned papers, SRM's Mother's Day Express Yourself, Mother's Day Quick Card and some Natural Twinery Twine.  YUM!

With Laurel's inspiration and a few SRM Stickers, you can CASE this card and there's plenty of time before Mother's Day to get the job done!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mini Birthday Cards by Yvonne

Using SRM's Take 2 Birthday Sticker, Birthday Birdie Stickers by the Dozen, doilies and a clear mini box, Yvonne Yam has created a lovely gift of mini cards for a friend.  

The matching envelopes are decorated with the borders from Take 2 Birthday and the images from Birthday Birdie Stickers by the Dozen.  How fun!

Yvonne then popped cards into one of SRM's Clear Mini Boxes. 

She put the envelopes under the box and and tied them all together with a lovely bow!  

And here's what they will find!  8 mini cards with matching envelopes under the box and all wrapped together.  What a perfect gift for friend.  Who doesn't need a stash of birthday cards?  

And here's the SRM products used in Yvonne's project.

The clear mini boxes not only can hold mini cards, but delicious candies as well.  They are food safe! 

Thanks Yvonne for this very "sweet" project.  Think I'll make a few of these for my present drawer.  I always like to have something on hand for a special friend.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Layout by Latrice

Latrice Murphy's thinking about the Easter egg hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny with her girls and it inspired her to create a layout from a past Easter.   She pulled out a couple of SRM's Easter sticker sheets, printed a 5 x 5 photo of her youngest and went to work.  

Latrice added some embellishments of chipboard and buttons...

Lots of SRM Stickers….

A bit of dimension….

And the result is fabulous! Here are the SRM Stickers that Latrice used: 

Thanks Latrice for some great inspiration for Easter layouts.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Graduation Card Tutorial by Shelly

Using watercolor paper and watercolor pencils, Shelly Kurth has created a beautiful graduation card.  First she used pencils, paint brushes and smooch spritz, and then Shelly added SRM's Take 2 Graduation Stickers and a touch of solid black twine.

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Here are the steps Shelly used to create this card: 

1.  Take watercolor paper and using the watercolor pencil, rub on card (back and forth motion and lighter/darker in some areas). 

2.  After, take paint brush and wet. Brush over the watercolor pencil, until you get the look you want. Let dry. 

3.  Then take the smooch spritz and spray on card (to get the dots/splatters, do not push the pump all the way down. Before you use it on the card, you may want to use a tissue/scrap piece of paper first to see how it will come out.) Once you've sprayed the spritz on the card, let sit for a minute. 

4.  Then take your finger and slightly smear it in one direction. Let dry. 

5.  Take circle die, black cardstock, and run through your machine. Once you have your circle, adhere sticker to it.  

6.  Add foam squares on back and adhere to card. 

7.  Take twine and loop it around the one side of the sticker and add sequins.

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Here are the SRM products Shelly used for making her card.

Now you are trained so you can use this very cool technique to create watercolor cards too! 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Coffee Lover's Gift Set by Corri

Corri Garza loves working with SRM's new Vinyl and she loves making little gift sets.  Corri created this cute "Coffee Lover's" gift using SRM's Turquoise Matte Vinyl and applying it to a simple white mug.  She added some K-cups to the mug, added a "Happy Day" sentiment to the handle and topped it off with a big brown bow! YUM!

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Corri also made a quick and easy mini card using sentiments from SRM's Life is Good Sticker Sentiment sheet.   

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What a fabulous gift for a coffee loving friend.  This cup will most likely become their favorite!

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 Did you know that SRM's Vinyl is Oracal?  It's the best in the industry.  It comes in so many different colors and styles.  Be sure to check with your local store or favorite online store to see all the options.

SRM's Sticker Sentiments are perfect for so many different projects.  Corri used just a few sentiments from this sheet for her project so she has lots more for future use on cards, layouts, containers or altered projects.  These stickers are printed on clear and go onto any surface beautifully.

Do you use Vinyl yet?  If not, perhaps it's time to dive in using a Silhouette, Cricut, Slice, Spellbinders, Memory Box or Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies.  Or use your Sizzix or Accu Cut machine.  Anything that has a sharp blade will cut SRM's Vinyl beautifully.  Or you can even make your own templates and cut it by hand! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Doily Rosette Tutorial by Juliana

Juliana Michaels created this beautiful burlap gift bag using SRM's 5 x 7 Burlap Bag, some of SRM's Doilies, some solid Pink Sorbet Twine, a flower and some jewels. 

Love the delicate flower Juliana made with her Pink Sorbet Twine.  YUM!

And here step by step is how you create your doily rosette.  Click on photo to enlarge!

Begin with 3 doilies.  Repeat the following steps with each doily.  

1.  Fold the doily in half.  Then fold in half again and again and again for a total of 4 times.

2.  Unfold doilies and cut a slit along one of the crease lines to the middle of the doily. 

3.  Accordion fold the doily to look like photo 7 in collage above.

4.  Glue ends together to create your rosette. 

5.  Attach doily to front of burlap bag with hot glue gun.  Embellish with twine, flower and jewels. 

Now fill your embellished bag with a small gift and it's ready to give to a friend!

Thanks for the inspiration and the tutorial Juliana.  Doilies are so much fun and you've shown us one more way to make them shine! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Graduation Treats by Lesley

Lesley Croghan had fun using some of SRM's new grad items and she LOVES the embossed kraft bags! In Lesley's own words describing these beautiful SRM kraft bags that come embossed with a flourish pattern, "Swoon!".

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Using SRM's Take 2 Stickers Graduation, Lesley decorated her kraft bag and some Happy Graduation pencils too! And don't forget the black solid twine!

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Then she created a card, again using the Take 2 Graduation stickers including some of the borders that are included on this sticker.

What a fun and fabulous ensemble for a graduation party.  You can always add your school colors to this project by using colored cardstock or twine.

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Do you have a graduate in your family this year?  Hope that Lesley has provided you with lots of inspiration for planning your party!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Princess Purse by Yvonne

Yvonne Yam altered one of SRM's clear purses and created a very special treat for a want-to-be princess!  Yvonne covered the front and back of the purse with some felt.  She added some lace at the top, a tag with a SRM Princess Sticker sentiment, some delicious solid and striped Pink Sorbet Twine and a button.  YUM!

Here's the SRM Sticker that Yvonne used.  You could make lots more princess projects with just this one sheet.  

And inside the purse you could place some sweet treats or even a little gift.  

Do you have a princess in your family?  Her Princess Purse awaits her!  Easy to make and oh such fun!  Thanks for the inspiration Yvonne.  Love the way you alter projects. 

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