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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Skinny Cards

I have a new set of cards in the store today, and they are a unique fun size!

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At 3” wide x 7” tall, these definitely don’t fit in a standard envelope, so it’s a good thing that an envelope template is included!

Get these Skinny Card templates 25% off today!

Need some inspiration?  My CT has lots for you!

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Father’s Day Treat Bags

With Father’s Day just a few days away, I wanted to share the cute treat bags I made!

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I used Dad’s Day by Scraps by Mara and Blue Heart Scraps, which is the full sized kit you get for FREE if you’re a June Brownie Addict! 

Not an Addict?   It’s not too late!  For $10, you get Game On –the Mega Kit and Add On, Dad’s Day –the full size kit, You Are my Sunshine –the mini kit, plus freebies –2 alphas, word tags and templates!  Check out all the previews HERE

The July Brownie Addicts is available now too, just $7 before July 1st, then it goes up to $10!

Ok, back on track lol

I also used my Treat Me Template

I cut the flap into a “W” shape to resemble a shirt collar and inked the edges so that they didn’t just blend in, then I printed patterned papers onto regular copy paper for the origami ties.  You don’t want to use cardstock for them because there is lots of folding.

I practiced both with unprinted paper, to get the hang of the folds and figure out what size was going to work best.

For the neck tie, I used this tutorial from the Operation Write Home blog.  I started with a 4” square, just like their instructions.  If you want a diagonal striped tie like mine, make sure that your square is cut in line with the stripes (vertical or horizontal).  Because it gets folded on the diagonal, starting with diagonal stripes finishes with straight stripes.

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For the bow tie, I used this video tutorial on VideoJug. They use a dollar bill, which is 2.5” x 6”.  This turned out a little big for this bag, so I started with 2”x5.5” instead.

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It’s kind of hard to see in the pictures, but the ties have great dimension on them, they are puffy and realistic! 

I just used some double stick tape to adhere the ties to the flaps.

I finished off the bow tie bag with some shirt buttons and closed the flaps with repositional adhesive.  Velcro or magnets would work too and help give the collar some extra dimension too!  Slip a gift card or some candy inside and you’re all set for Father’s Day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

PDF Outlines!?

What do you do with the PDF outlines that come with most of the templates by WendyBird Designs? At first I thought they were pretty useless and thought about deleting them. I'm so glad that I didn't.

One afternoon I was making a crown using Crowns Vol. 1: Princess for my niece using PSE9. My son comes up and tells me that he wants to make one too. So I told him that I would make him a crown next. He said, "No, I want to do it myself". I then explained to him that making them isn't something that little boys could do. So he no sad. I started thinking and then realized I had the PDF outlines with the templates that I had. So I printed it out and let him get to work.

It's really easy to do. All you have to do is print out the PDF outline that you can find in the template folder when you purchase templates from WendyBird Designs. I like to cut it out before handing it off to my son to decorate.
Now it's ready to be colored, painted, glittered, or whatever else you/child decides to do.
The days are so hot this summer, that the kids get bored and in most areas (like here in Louisiana) it's too hot to sit outside to play. So this can be the perfect project for the little ones to do. You don't only have to do the crown, there are lots more to choose from. 
I even made myself one. :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tall Bag now at Brownie Scraps!

In case you missed it last month, the Tall Bag template is now available again, and you can get it 25% off today!

Find it HERE at Brownie Scraps!

I used Berry Much by Ohana Designs to make a new bag this weekend – isn’t it cute?

And fabulous CT work as always!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hi everyone!! Have you all seen the new hybrid challenge at Brownie Scraps?? Wendy has an adorable little popcorn box template up and ready to download for your hybrid scrapping pleasure! Very fun, very cute, very easy, very quick. You can use it for crayons, or candy or q-tips or even POPCORN!! And it's free to download for the month of June! Hurry on over and get hybridding!

June Hybrid Challenge




Friday, June 3, 2011

Mad in Crafts Giveaway

Hurry up and go check out Mad in Crafts!




Not only is it a super fun blog with tons of craft tips, blogging and writing workshops, she has weekly tutorial link ups which I love, she's also hosting a full month of giveaways for her birthday!  Happy Birthday Jessica!

And today's giveaway is a set of 6 cute cards handmade by me!












All you have to do to win is leave a comment on THIS POST by June 10!  You'll also find a 25% off coupon from me there too!

So what are you waiting for?  Go leave a comment and check out all the other great giveaways HERE!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Blog Train!

I am happy to be participating in the June Blog Train for the first time!  It was such a fun theme I couldn’t resist!

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You can find the full list of more than 90 participating designers HERE

Remember, do not share anything you download – always direct back to the blog where you found it.

Here is my contribution – 3 card templates with 3 word arts!  Like all of my hybrid templates, your download comes in PSD, TIFF and PNG layers.  The word arts are included in the card templates as shown in the preview, and also individually so you can easily add them to a layout instead!

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Image is linked, or click HERE

You’ve come from Marie H Designs, your next stop is Trixie Scraps

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ve enjoyed a bit of hybrid on this train!  Make sure to check out my Freebie link at the top for more goodies, plus if you become a fan on my Facebook page, you’ll find a coupon for my store in the Fan Offer tab!

Please say hi if you were here, I love hearing from my blog visitors!