Thursday, September 18, 2014


Mornin' hens!  Ready for another gift bag idea?  Isn't this the cutest??  OMG, I saw this idea on Pinterest and HAD to make one.  I had just bought Jaxon a Halloween outfit and wanted to wrap it up, so I thought this would be PERFECT!!  And SO SIMPLE TOO!!  

Ok, so I just started with a brown medium gift bag and drew the face using a pencil.  Then I went back over it with a black Sharpie.  The white areas were done using a Faber Castell artist pen, the cheeks were colored with chalk pencils and then I used colored pencils for the nose.  To finish, I took some raffia and tied it in the middle and hot glued it to the top of the bag.  That's it!  Cute huh?  I do LOVE to wrap gifts.  It's a paper addiction, what can I say....  Tee-hee!


Monday, September 15, 2014

It's your birthday!

Mornin' hens!  Here's another little birthday card I made.  I cut the sentiment 4 times using my Silhouette Cameo and layered them with the red one on top.  Gluing them on top of each other makes a cool 3D effect and sort of looks like chipboard.  I cut the DP using the stitched dies from Lil Inker Designs and adhered it to the card base using some foam tape.  

Next, I embossed the flower and leaves onto some coordinating DP using white embossing powder and die cut them out.  To finish, I added a red button time with some red baker's twine.  There ya have it!  Hope you hens have a GREAT day!  {{{hen hugs}}}


Friday, September 12, 2014

Can't wait to hug you!

Mornin' hens!  Here's a cute gift bag idea for you.  I made this little gift bag to take to Lil' Chick the day Jaxon is born!  Of course you all know I love kraft, and it's so simple to dress up a plain ol' kraft gift bag and make it look like something you might get from a speciality store.  

For this project, I purchased this larger gift bag at Michael's and then took an old gingham plaid Cracker Barrel gift bag and cut it into 2" wide strips.  I glued the strips together and then matted them to some kraft cardstock.  Then using my border punch, I added some scallops to both the top and bottom edge.  I adhered the scalloped gingham strip around the top section of the gift bag and then hot glued the raffia bow to the side.  

To finish, I stamped this cute little image onto some DP and fussy cut it out.  I paper pieced the image onto a scalloped circle I die cut from Kraft cardstock.  I added the sentiment, also from the same stamp set. and tied it onto the bag with some natural twine.  Suuh-weeeet!  Hope you hens have a GREAT day!  {{{hen hugs}}}


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Happy Birthday FMIL!!

Mornin' hens!  Today is my FMIL's birthday.  Umm, that's Favorite Mother In Law for those of you who were wondering...   Tee-hee!  She's a cat lover too so I used another cute cat stamp from my stash.  This was actually the second card I made with this image.  Do you ever do that?  I had the whole card made and showed it to the DH and he said, "uh, it's ok - but busy!"  So with that said, I started doubting it.  Finally, I tore it apart and salvaged the image!!  Now, I love it! Yay!  

I added a few strips of washi tape to the bottom and stamped the sentiment below.  Then I adhered the image using a few foam dimensionals and added some Glossy Accents and Stickles to the flowers.  

I freehanded the lines around the border and rounded two of the corners.  To finish, I added a few DIY enamel dots and some aqua bakers twine.  Cute right?  Okee dokee, that's it for me today.  I hope you all have a great day!  {{{hen hugs}}}