First Day of School 2017

PHEW!  It’s been a CRAZY week!

So many last minute things that I did for the kids and others that I had not intended on doing – but it’s been fun because I had lots of craft time!  Here’s a picture of the kids at the bus stop:

First Day of School Shirts

I know I’ve said in the past that I don’t want to share personal photos – but the main reason I’m sharing this is to show off these cute t-shirts that I designed for the school this year – it was such an honor.  I’m learning more and more everyday how to digitize my work.  I even made their signs digitally this year.  There photos and a hyperlapsed video on Instagram if you’d like to take a look.  Find me by searching “craftincaly.”

First Day of School Bracelets 3

I also handlettered this card for a neighbor as a gift to her daughter.  I think it’s the sweetest gift ever!

Teacher Chalkboard

And finally – I made this card for a neighbor who is returning to work after taking a year off to have her baby.  TEACHERS ARE AMAZING PEOPLE and deserve all the support 🙂

Hope you all had a terrific week!  Until next time…

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copic colors used:  E17, E34, E25, Y28 E07, E41, R20, R17, R29, W0, W2, T9, B23, G03, G05, YR31, Y06, YR23

Not pictured below:  Craft-colored cardstock

ME Page Huggers
ME Page Huggers

EH | SSS |ME

ME Words Defined
ME Words Defined

EH | SSS |ME

MFT Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames
MFT Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames

EH | SSS | MFT

LF Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables

EH | SSS | LF


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag

EH | SSS | SU


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
HA White Embossing Powder

HA White Embossing Powder

SSS | EH

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS


Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Sakura White Gelly Roll
Sakura White Gelly Roll

Sakura Black Gelly Roll

Sakura Black Gelly Roll

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


SU Stampin' Dimensionals
SU Stampin’ Dimensionals

SU Stampin' Dimensionals
SU Stampin’ Dimensionals

3.5

Absorber
Absorber

EK Success Retractable Knife
EK Success Retractable Knife

EK Success Self-Healing Mat
EK Success Self-Healing Mat

SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI

EH | SSS | MSP

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

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Mother’s Day 2017

Happy Mother’s Day, Crafting Friends!

Hope you’re having a wonderful day!  I should’ve shared these cards sooner but it’s been a busy couple of days and lots of activities.  I had my 10 year college reunion the other night…that makes me feel old, but it was a lot of fun!    I want to quickly share a few cards that I made for Mother’s Day as well as a a little project I did for Teacher’s Appreciation week.

  1.  Floral Card in a Box (click on images to zoom)

    I’ve made these a few times in the past year – their a favorite for my next door neighbor ;).  There are lots of tutorials on Pinterest and YouTube.  Here’s my last blog post here and the link to the video I used:  https://craftincaly.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/floral-40th-card-in-a-box/

  2. Freehand Florals (click on images to zoom)

    This is simple layered stamping – but I love the bouquet look.  The stamp set is called Freehand Florals and you can view it here.  I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black cardstock and added sequins to finish off the card.

  3. Second Generation SpotLight (click on images to zoom)

    As soon as I saw Jennifer McGuire’s video on this last week using the new Ellen Hutson’s Courage stamp set to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, I had to try this technique for myself.  I don’t have that stamp set yet (but I did order it this morning) – so I used the same Freehand Florals set from above and it turned out sooooo beautifully!  You can view Jennifer’s blog post with video here.

  4. Cross-stitched Roses

    This stamp set by Waffle Flowers called Stitched Roses is amazing!  I spent a lot of time lining up these layering images….my OCD killed me but it turned out looking so relistic!  You can find the awesome stamp set here.  I used a simple border die and some sequins to keep the card simple.  It’s so pretty!

  5. Teacher Appreciation – Cupcake Liner Flowers

    Last week was Teacher Appreciation week.  On Thursday night…I got a text from Evan’s friend’s mom asking if I had any paper flowers lying around.  It was bedtime and there was a situation/possible meltdown because crafting was not going so well in their home.  She wanted to make a project for her teacher and so I got excited at the chance to make some flowers so I went all out!  I followed this tutorial by Lia Griffith and made these cute flowers using cupcake liners and pencils.  I decorated some cardstock to wrap around a small jar and it turned out so cute.  The gift card was something I quickly stamped to hold gift cards for my boys’ teachers.

That’s all for now!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

XOXO,

Caly

Share Handmade Kindness Week 2 – Community

Hi Everyone!

It’s week 2 of Jennifer McGuire’s Share Handmade Kindness Challenge. If you’re not familiar, visit her blog by clicking on the following image:

SHK-blog-badge

The first’s week’s challenge was a handmade item made for a family for friend. I made a card for my husband and you can view that card here. This week’s challenge is a community challenge: waitresses, doctors, mailmen, nurses, teachers, police, firemen, military, pastors, etc. So I’ve decided to make my boys’ teachers cards.

Little Minds

This card too is very simple, so I didn’t make a video.  I stamped this Avery Elle image in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copic markers. To add a final touch, I added some glimmer using my Wink of Stella Clear Pen.

Little Minds 2

I had to use an envelop punch board to make envelopes for these since they are 4×4 cards – it’s never an issue because I love using tools I don’t get to use often.

Little Minds 1

I hope you like this!

SUPPLIES:

AE Little Minds
AE Little Minds
EH | SSS
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS

Sandy Allnock Hex Chart
Sandy Allnock Hex Chart
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear
EH | SSS | AMZN
Envelope Punch Board
Envelope Punch Board
EH | SSS