Tuesday, February 11, 2020

More Wintry Fun Happy Mail Projects

Hello my friends and crafters.  This is the last of my Wintry Fun projects.  Sure hope you have enjoyed viewing what was created.  This little Bear is so sweet I had to make a card to go with my projects.  It's A2 size.  It sure was fun to make.
This altered glassine bag held dies for my friend.  For some reason, altering glassine bags is something I adore doing.  I just love how they come out.  Isn't this Santa cute with his rosy pink cheeks!  The snowflake oval die is from Alina Crafts on Aliexpress.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you got some inspiration for later this year for your crafting.  Presently, I am working on a cute tea bag holder which I will post a tutorial for.  There's also a cute purse in the works.  Hope to see you soon.  Until next time my friends, Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Wintry Fun Tag Holder and Tags

We're back today friends with another edition of Wintry Fun Happy Mail.  This little pocket tag holder was posted back in December in a Rustic Farmhouse theme.  You know, I just had to do one in Pink, right!!!!  lol  This Santa is just adorable.  He melts my heart.  This pocket was big enough to hold the following tags:
If you follow my blog you know that I just adore CottageCutz dies.  This cutie is called Woodland Snowlady.  Don't you love the little Cardinals in her head wreath!  The tag is from Papertrey ink.  It's one of my go-to dies for creating tags.  It's a great size.
Here's another go-to Papertrey ink tag die.  I love this one too!  The bow die is from My Creative Time.  That bow die gets a work out in the ole Cuttlebug!!!!  This bear melts my heart.  You know I love bears-hence I collect a lot of bear dies.
This tag is created with a Sizzix Framelits die called Fancy Tags.  It's a really cute tag die.  Again, you see this adorable bear die holding a snowman.  Two of my favorites!!!  You can't go wrong with bears and snowmen!!!  All Poinsettia are from the Spellbinders Poinsettia die.
And the last tag to fit in the pocket is this darling shaker skate.  I just had to use those resin bows on the skate-aren't they the bomb!!!  Shakers are so fun to create.  The little reindeer is another Cottagecutz die.  Its called Sweet Christmas Reindeer and there are several ways you can decorate your Reindeer.  There's antlers, a bow, and a Santa Hat.
Thank you so much for stopping by today to check out these projects.  It sure is appreciated.  My Cuttlebug has been cranking in my craft room of late!!!  It's a hot mess in there but I feel motivated to craft.....lol  Hope your having a terrific week!!!  Until next time friends, Happy Crafting.  Hugs and Blessings, Carol


Friday, February 7, 2020

More Wintry Fun Happy Mail Projects

Greetings crafty friends and welcome to another post of my Wintry Fun Happy Mail.  The above project is an altered dollar tree storage container you can find in the tool section.  Isn't this such a sweet snowman!!!  This box was filled with snap button jewelry.  Have you seen snap button jewelry?  I have a collection and love it.  This box is perfect to slip in your suitcase so that you will have a collection of wonderful pieces to wear on your vacation.
Here is a little Gable Box that was created to house some delicious candy.  The poinsettia here was created with the Spellbinders Poinsettia die.
Creating tags is one of my favorite things to do.  This was created with the Graphic 45 Large Tag ATC & Flower Staples Die 4501687.  It is a very long tag, but the bottom was folded up to create a pocket to hold another tag inside.  Don't you love the sweet face on this Snowman!

Thank you so much for stopping by today to review these Wintry Fun projects.  Hope you are having a successful and happy crafting week!  Until next time my friends, Happy Crafting.  Hugs and Blessings, Carol



Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wintry Fun Frame

Greetings all my crafty friends!  Today's share is a frame on a stand.  Isn't this just darling.  This was made for a Happy Mail project for a friend.  Don't you just love it.  It was created with a die from Nicole Silhouette.  You can find her on Youtube.  The die is absolutely adorable.  Ssshhh-I have several of these made ahead-they just need to be decorated.  So this is a heads up that you will see more of these on my blog, Youtube channel, and Instagram.  There are a couple sitting on my table right now that are complete and show another way to decorate.  The poinsettia are from Tim Holtz Sizzix die.  Later this year I will create a tutorial to show you how they are made.  This is my favorite Poinsettia die.
This is the back of the frame.  These are a good size and perfect to display in a place of honor in your home.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  As you can see, I am trying to be more active on my blog!!!  It's considered a documentation of my crafting journey.  You are welcomed along with me and certainly appreciated.  Until next time friends, Happy Crafting!  Hugs and Blessings, Carol

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Paris Themed Happy Mail Project

Hello friends and crafters.  For today's share, I have a fabulous array of Happy Mail projects.  The above purse was created with on sheet of designer paper.  It was so fun to make and it's adorable!
This goodie holder was made with a Sizzix Scalloped Handled die.  Rolled roses are so fun to make.
This is an altered glassine bag.  Glassine bags are one of my favorite things to alter.  The teapot is a Cottagecutz die.
This is such a cute die.  It holds a lipstick or lip balm.  The little Eiffel tower is from CottageCutz.
You can find this lipstick holder die on Aliexpress.
This cello bag holds 3 handmade large boxes made with a My Creative Time die.  It's packaged with an adorable teacup bag topper.
This cello bag holds 3 Tea Cup Bag toppers that were made as a gift in this Happy Mail.
The Summertime in Parks Cricut Cartridge has this large Eiffel Tower.  I've wanted to create it for some time.  Love how it turned out.  The smaller one on the left was made from a Spellbinders die.
Would you believe this cute little box contains little jars of shaker material.  It's absolutely darling.  You can find this die on Aliexpress.
See how cute this is on the inside.  You get all the little accessory dies you see here with the main die.  What a great gift and presentation for Happy Mail!
Here's a really sweet little teapot teabag holder.  It's absolute darling and makes a great presentation for a teabag gift!
The card that was created to go along with these gifts was created with the Spellbinders Eiffel Tower and layered two times.  
This cute tag and tag holder was made with another die found on Aliexpress.  All these projects were so fun to make.  I just love a Tea and Paris themed project.  Hope you don't get tired of them!  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

2019 Rustic Farmhouse Altered Ornaments

Hello everyone!  Just dropping in today to share a few ornaments that I altered for Christmas of 2019.  It's been so busy that I just didn't finish until a week or so ago.  The above ornament was purchased from Dollar General and altered with Spellbinders handmade poinsettia, twine, ribbon, snowflakes
This is another altered ornament from the Dollar General
A fun altered Dollar General Ornament with a Buffalo Check ribbon.
This is the top of an altered Hobby Lobby Barn ornament.  This turned out so sweet!
The front of the Hobby Lobby Barn.  There's still a couple more of these in my stash for 2020!
An altered Mailbox from Walmart.  There's a couple of these in my stash for 2020 too!  I love these little mailboxes.  I need to do a pink one!
The Dollar General had a bunch of ornaments that I loved this year.  Above is another one that I just had to do!
Don't you just love skates.  It reminds me when I was a girl skating in the back yard on the pond in the back of our house.  This ornament came from Walmart.
The last one in the collection is another Dollar General.  It was so much fun altering these.  I was just taken with the Rustic Farmhouse theme this year.  Really looking forward to seeing what's out there in 2020 to alter.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time, happy crafting!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Pockets with Tags

Hello my crafty friends!  Here is a project that I created to send to my friends and family for Christmas.  This has become a tradition now.  These are sent instead of cards for the recipient to use as they wish.  The tags end up on trees as ornaments or used in gift giving.  Either way this is probably not something that ends up in the trash!!!!  lol
This year I was inspired by the Rustic Farmhouse Christmas d├ęcor you see everywhere in the stores.  I really love the buffalo check!  Above is one of the pockets I created that holds three tags.  This is how it will come in the mail to the recipient.  The pocket is a Nicole Silhouette die.  You can find her on YouTube where she shows you her dies and where to purchase them.
The next few pictures are going to be of the tags that were created to go in the pockets.  This is a lantern shaker tag.
Don't you just love this cute Snowman from Spellbinders.  He's a darling addition to these set of tags. I just love adding burlap too!
This is from a Hero Arts Stamp and Die set that I purchased at Michael's a year or so ago.  I have a thing for "bears", so I had to add this to my collection.
There are several people on my card list that love Cardinals.  I picked this die up a year ago.  It's a Dee's Distinctively die.  What a great die for layering the wings and bringing dimension to this Cardinal.
Here's another look at a different configuration of one of the pockets.  This one uses Kraft Cardstock for the base.  The paper used in this project was found at Hobby Lobby.  They had sheets of red and black buffalo check and white and black buffalo check.  Christmas Plaids and Mistletoe Lodge were the paper pads used.
Here's another pocket with white cardstock as the base.  By now your asking about that Santa on the front, aren't you?  He's a wooden die from Aliexpress that is still available.  The stitching around him makes him look so country!
Here's a cute buffalo checked mitten tag with a birch tree background.  Love the greenery on this tag.
Last but not least, is this sled tag.  The Sled is from Memory Box and it was cut on red metallic paper and Kraft paper.  It's pieced to make it look like an old fashioned sled.

Thank you so much for joining me today in my share.  Going to try to post some more projects soon. For more information on this project, please check me out on my YouTube channel "Carol Hurlock".   Until next time friends, Happy Crafting!