New Moon Treat Bags

As you all know, the new Twilight Series Movie, New Moon premiers the week and we are very excited for it at our house!! In fact, we're so excited my daughter and I came up with these fun "treat bags" to take with us for our group of girls that are going to see it. And thanks to a really AWESOME friend for inviting us to see the movie at 7:00pm on Thursday night...instead of the midnight showing everyone else is going to. They rented the entire theater and invited us...along with a bunch of other people (wahoo)!!

So here's the treat bags we created...
Bag includes: Bite Me bag of Oreos, Bag of red & silver Kisses and a can of pomegrante 7up. I did the large bag of "red velvet" cookies, but they won't fit in the bag so my hubby says those are for him. I stamped all the bags with my favorite Fancy Pants stamp too to give it that Twilight feel.

This is what the bag looks like closed up. I also added in a pack of "tissues" for the girls...just in case the movie makes the cry!!
So about stamping on the bags...my favorite scrapbook tip I've tried out recently. Have you ever thought to stamp on your plain cello bags yourself?? I hadn't...not until my friend pointed out that you could stamp with Stazon ink (white for the black lunch sack and black for the cello bags). I used the Sprinkles glitter glue type stuff to add a bit of red to the lunch sack.
You can find StazOn ink at most craft stores, but here's a link to it on scrapbook.com.


New Moon Bracelets

Last weekend I was in a crafty mood and very excited to know that we were getting close the premier of New Moon. So I created these fun bracelets with in honor of New Moon movie. I made one for me and one for my daughter! These were actually inspired by a gorgeous necklace I saw at Ann Taylor....but I couldn't find big white round beads.


Dictionary Flowers & More

I love making these Dictionary Flowers!! One day I happened upon a great blog post from Leah Fung from Scrapbooks, Etc magazine and she showed you in a video how to make these yummy dictionary paper flowers. So last weekend I met up with a friend and we went CRAZY making tons of these flowers in all shapes and sizes. Below these flower pictures I listed some tips that I learned from playing.

Here's some flower tips I posted over on the Imaginisce blog:

TIP #1 - Dictionary paper works best, it's not too think and not too thin. I just went to the local thrift shop (D.I) and I bet some of those used book shops would be a good place to look. Plus it was only $3...and it will make TONS of flowers.

TIP #2 - In the video they top off the flowers with other paper flowers and buttons, but I have to admit that I think the iTop Brads really finish off these flowers so much better. I would suggest poking the ned of your scissors through the center before it dries completely...the glue may not have set all the way and it's a little thick, but you can push through and make a nice small hole that you can slide your iTop brad through the hole.

TIP #3 - This process is messy but super fun. I used both spray mists from Tattered Angels and Maya Mists...they both work great.

TIP #4 - Don't worry about die cutting the flowers. I just folded it like I would if I were cutting out a snowflake and then used my scallop scissors to cut off the top. Since you crinkle these up they don't have to be perfect to begin with!!

Now for more flowers I created:

Spattered Daisy: This is a plain cream silk flower that I spritzed with brown glitter spray. I created the center with by covering a large iTop Brad with dictionary paper that I'd sprayed with brown glitter mist and then coating it with Diamond Glaze.
iTop Punch Flower: This flower was created with the large and small iTop Punches. The center is a small iTop brad covered with brown fabric and tulle.

Fan Folded Flower: These flowers were fun to create and easy. Cut a 1" x 12" strip of paper and score it every 1/4". Once you have it scored, start folding it back and forth like a fan. Then adhere the ends of the fan together and push the center down to create the circle. Adhere the center of the flower to a scrap piece of paper under the center (I poured liquid glue in the center and held until it dried). Then simply adhere the buttons of your choosing to the top of the circle flower.
Crinkled Layered Flower: Loved these fun circle flowers too! You simply need to a cut out circles about a 1/2" difference in size. Spray with glitter spray and crinkle up, flatten out and roll edges. Set the circles aside until they dry and pile on top of each other. I then covered a large iTop brad with suede and pierce through all the circles. Voila...that's it!!

I Love Card Swaps!!

Sometimes I want to scrapbook, but the idea of finding the right layout, the right product and the right photos seems like a lot of work. So I make cards!! A while ago I started a card swap, which I enjoy coordinating with some very talented friends and neighbors. These are some of my cards from past swaps!!

I borrowed my sister-in-law's Home Decor Cricuit cartridge for my last card swap. The following two cards show what I created. The large orange flower on the first card was from the cartridge and the bracket quote on the second card is also from the cartridge. I love the bottom card the most, may be hard for me to actually give away!

Note: The center for the flower on the card above was created with the iTop Tool by Imaginisce!

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