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!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Spellbinders Charming Cottage House Warming Favors

Just wanted to share these super cute Spellbinder Charming Cottage die House Warming Favors that I made for my sons House Warming Party.  These little boxes are just darling and were the perfect party touch.  My son purchased the cutest little house and these were perfect.
Craft Cardstock was used for the main color.  White, black and gold trim really compliment the kraft.  Everyone loved these tiny house.  It's a great die to have in your stash.  Hope you enjoyed my project share today.  Until next time friends, Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Gorgeous girl tag

Don't you just love "Gorjuss Girls"!!!  I am so smitten by these darling girls.  When I was a young girl, I loved playing with paper dolls....maybe that's why I enjoying paper piecing these cuties.  The other day I went to the store to see if I could purchase some paper dolls.  They are not to be found.  I wanted to introduce my little Granddaughter to them.  I am going to have to get creative with my dies and make her some!!!
This is the glassine bag that was altered to hold the beautiful tag in.  But opsy!!!!  I see that something must have happened when I was editing this photo.  Those black lines through the flowers are not supposed to be there.  hahaha  
See....I told you....this one shows the tag and the bag together and the roses are perfectly fine.  Oh my goodness, you never know when something is going to go wrong.  Thank you so much for stopping by today and viewing this project.  Hope you have a wonderful day.  Until next time....Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Tea in Paris

Hello friends.  Today, I would like to share with you a "Tea and Paris" assemble that was created for the Loaded Envelopes Galore and More Swap group.  Don't you just love those Brenda Walton Teacups.  That die is one of my favorite.  Let's not forget about the Teapot die too!  That is a Sizzix Bigz XL Pro die.  Both of these dies are now retired, but I adore creating with them.
What is "Tea in Paris" without the Eiffel Tower!!!  This is little number was created using "Summertime in Paris" Cricut Cartridge, a project I've wanted to tackle for some time.  Just love the way it turned out.
Isn't this tea pot adorable.  Loving those Prima Papers used for this project.  The black, white, and pink is perfect for a tea in Paris theme.
This is the back of the teapot decorated with bling from my stash.  
These are three tags that are included inside the teapot.  They were created with some Cottagecutz dies that are in my stash.  How cute is that tiny Eiffel Tower!
This Julie Nutting Stamp is perfect with her beautiful dress and hat.  Don't you just love those stamps!  Thanks so much for stopping by today to view this project.  Hope you like it and are inspired for some "Tea in Paris" of your own.  Until next time.....Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Altered Dollar Tree Easter Eggs

Greetings friends and welcome to another Easter post.  This is an altered egg from the Dollar Tree.  Isn't it beautiful.  It was spray painted with pink spray paint.  Then Modge Podge was applied with a paint brush and chunky glitter sprinkled all over.  Just love how these turned out!
And, look what was on the inside.  These cute tags with those fuzzy peeps you can find at Michael's.  Don't you love these peeps with there little Easter Bonnets!  It tickled me so much to finally be able to use these peeps on a project.  
Here's another altered Dollar Tree Egg in a blue colored configuration.  You can see the pretty pearls and leaves used to decorate these eggs.  It was a blessing to be gifted a box of Bridal shop extras from my friend.  The Roses were created with a Marianne Creatables Rolled Rose die.  Distress inks were used to color the ribbons for a beautiful match.
Here's what was inside this egg.  Aren't they cute.  This is a cute little bunny die that holds a Reese's peanut butter egg.  They are just adorable!
One more to show you.  There are just so many ways you create you beautiful altered Dollar Tree eggs.  It was such fun creating and hope you give it a try.
These were the bunnies inside the pink egg.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I sure do appreciate it.  I am back in the craft room.  I will have a House Warming project to share with you soon.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  Hugs and Blessings!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Peat Pot Easter Baskets with Sizzix Tim Holtz Bunny

Hello friends.  Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  Today is a share of Easter Baskets created from Disposable Peat Pots you can find at Walmart.  They are fun and inexpensive to alter.
As you can see, there are many ways to decorate and paint these fun peat pots.  The eggs inside the basket come from the Dollar Tree.  This pot is painted pink and decorated with trims from Hobby Lobby.
This pot was painted white and decorated with trims from Hobby Lobby.  The handle on the baskets were made from a Martha Stewart punch.
This basket features a fun fur trim.  The Bunnies are a Tim Holtz Sizzix die that was cut on heavy  white cardstock and had glue applied to hold that beautiful chunky glitter you see.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  As you can see, I am trying to be better at updating my blog this year with new projects.  Be sure to come back tomorrow as I have another fun Easter project for you.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  Hugs and Blessings!!!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Bakery Box House Project

 Hi everyone.  Here is a close up of the Bakery that was created for the Loaded Envelopes Galore and More Facebook swap you can find here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoadedEnvelopeOriginal/.  For the month of April I am the Guest Designer for the swap.  I created this project for us to swap.  Isn't it fun!!!
 This box is large enough to use your window dies that you might have in your stash.  If you don't have any, I show you in the tutorial how to create the door, steps, roof, and windows.  You only need a score board and a paper cutter.  It's simple.  You decorate as you wish!
 This is the backside of the Bakery.  It's decorated with pearls and swirls as I was going for a Shabby Chic look for this house.
 There are so much themes you can do with this house.  I am currently working on a "Coffee Shop" as I intend to fill it with Keurig (K Cups) as a gift presentation.  See, isn't that fun!!!  You could do a Flower Shop and include flower seeds inside!!!
The letters for the Bakery Sign were done on a Circuit machine.  The rolled Roses are a Marianne Creatables die.  Thank you so much for stopping by to view my project.  I have included the tutorial below.  I would love to see your houses.  I will be posting pictures of the embellishments that are included in these houses soon.  So check back.  Until next time,  Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Lovely Loaded Doll House

Hello friends and crafters.  I am pleased to announce that I am the guest designer over at the Loaded Envelopes Galore and More for the month of April.  Please come and check us out here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoadedEnvelopeOriginal/  These houses measure 7" high, 5" wide, and 3-1/4" deep and perfect for "loading".  Gosh so much you can do with these.  I can imagine putting some cookies inside to bring to a new neighbor for a welcoming present.  Or how about bringing one of these houses loaded with candles inside as a hostess gift.  Wouldn't this be cute to present at a house warming, or how about a bridal shower with Bath and Body Works products inside.  Your imagination is the limit.
Here is the tutorial for putting one of these together.  All you need is a Score Board and a Paper Cutter and you can create a house.  How fun is that!!!
Your window dies in your stash are going to work on this house as you have a lot of real estate.  If you don't have any, I show you how to make the windows and window boxes as shown on the "Red" house.  Wouldn't this be great with your recipients last name on the house like as shown on the "Bakery".  Wow, they would proudly display that in their home!!!
 The roof on this house was done with a Martha Stewart Punch.  
 The house was created with a Sizzix Tim Holtz Embossing Folder that looks like Bricks.  I used distress inks on white paper to achieve this look.
 This is the back of the house.  The fence is a die from my stash, but I know there is a Martha Stewart punch that does a fence as well.  The tulips are from an Elizabeth Craft Designs die and so are the tiny flowers in the window boxes.  You could use a tiny punch from your stash for those as well.
 Thank you for stopping by to view my project.  I will be back tomorrow with close up pictures of the Bakery.  I will also take pictures of the embellishments that I loaded my doll house with to show you how much you can stuff in there!!!!  Until next time, Happy Crafting!!!!