Monday, April 26, 2010

Cards for Cancer Patients/Survivors

I made both of these cards for my friend Jan.  She crochets afghans for cancer patients/survivors, and she gives these cards with the afghans.  I based the "hope" card on CathyMac's Easter Daffodil card.


  • Stamps: PTI Year of Flowers: Daffodil, SU! Hope Happens, PTI Everyday Button Bits
  • Paper: SU! Delicate Dots DSP, So Saffron, Whisper White, Old Olive, Certainly Celery
  • Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive
  • Accessories: Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, square punch, martha stewart lattice edge punch, prismacolor pencils, gamsol

Monday, April 5, 2010

Christmas 2009 Treats for Coworkers

Okay, I know my post order is out of whack.  Valentines Day treats, Easter treats, and then Christmas treats??  What can I say!  That's the way I roll :).

Forgive the Pyrex container and the cardboard box.  I made these Christmas treats for my coworkers, almost 80 of them (I tend to give every single person one for Christmas and only a few one for the other holidays).  The great thing is I got commissioned to make some wedding favors from this!

Stamps:  PTI Holiday Tags 2009, Holiday Tags 2008
Paper:  Real Red, Glorious Green, misc DSP (SU!, DCWV, Martha Stewart etc).
Ink: Real Red, Glorious Green
Accessories: 2 in scallop circle punch, 1 3/4 in circle punch, red and green stickles, ribbon from Michaels, Sizzix Big Shot, SU! Pillow Box Die
Difficulty: 1 (besides from having to cut out 80 pillow boxes, it wasn't bad)

Easter Treats for Coworkers

One of the main things that takes up my crafting time between roughly September - April is making treats for my coworkers for the holidays -- Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and finally, Easter.  Easter is over now...and I get to craft for myself for a while.  Oh, and begin Christmas cards at some point :).  It's kind of exhausting so I am glad I get a break for a while.  Everyone always really enjoys them, though!

 I made 51 of these for co-workers. I used a tutorial from Nickole Chiasson, which can be found here (you have to scroll down, it's the Halloween matchbooks).

Stamps: Miscellaneous Michael's $1 stamps, Studio G stamps, Taylored Expressions, PTI Egg Hunt and Spring Tags
Paper: Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery. Various DSP from K&CO, unknown.
Accessories: Scissors, Word Window Punch
Difficulty: 2 (had to cut out and staple quite a bit)