Thursday, July 28, 2011

Christmas in July!

Hey everyone! I thought I'd post all of our Christmas with the Crafty Galz Videos from 2010. This is just a fun flashback for those who start early in making their yearly holiday cards, as well as those who weren't following/subscribed to craftygalz during the 2010 holiday season.

1.) Merry Christmas Card

2.) Fire Place Card

3.) Santa Card

4.) Peace & Joy card

5.) Joy Scrapbook Page

6.) Reindeer Card

7.) Handmade Gift Card Holder

8.) Snowflake Card

9.) Gingerbread Snowman Card

Monday, July 18, 2011

3 Flower Card

Hey Everyone! I have a quick card for you today. It is super simple (which of my cards aren't?), and only uses a card base and 3 scraps of cardstock (& a stamp with ink).

Friday, July 15, 2011

Scrapbook Area/Room Organization

Today I thought I'd share some of my ideas to organize a (small) scrapbook area (I have part of a room). I recently moved my 10 cart drawer (see it in this video, more specifically @ 10:40) out of my scrapbook area. This was alot of good space to organize, but I need it somewhere else now. Everything that was in that, now has to be organized other places throughout my scrapbooking area.
TIP: Use things that you'd normally throw away. Wash out the item & let it dry. Cover it with some cute patterned paper.

This is just a locker organizer. I thought it would be nice to organize some of my commonly used items. You can usually find these around this time of year.

This is a cereal box. I cut 3 sides off the front, so it will open and close. This houses all of my stickers.

This is a cocoa powder container. I covered it with some cute patterned paper. I kept the lid in case I ever want to put something different in it. Now, it houses my edge craft sizzors.

This came from either staples or office depot...can't remember. These are at the little stations where you can pick different types of paper clips and office supplies, After I used up all of the paper clips, I used it to store pens and pencils.

I got this a while back, they are frequently sold at the Target Dollar Spot. I thought I'd store my buttons in it, because I don't have a huge collection of buttons.

I LOVE this. I use it at a mini trash can for my desk. I covered it with some sparkly patterned paper. It helps my desk stay clean while I am working on big projects.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

...More Simple Cricut Gifts

Hello Everyone! I know many of us may vacation over the summer and have family trips, or trips to visit distant (in space, not relation) relatives. I know many of us crafters (including me) love to make small personalized items for family members. This post also has ideas for easy Cricut gifts.

These are door signs, great for bedrooms. I kept it easy on myself and used the same 2 designs. It is much easier to work this way, you can cut out 2 of each image). I used 4x8 pieces of chipboard for each sign. On the girls' I added cream 4x8 cardstock, red letters, and a princess hat. On the boys' I added 4x8 bright blue cardstock, navy blue letters, and a alligator. (all paper by recollections @ Michael's, except princess hat [making memories-cosmopolitan stack])

I cut all of the letters out from George & Basic Shapes, I used 'shadow' for the letters. I think that chunky letters are cute.
I cut the Alligator from Create A Critter. A little hint to same some paper- Instead of cutting the (base) gator image in black and then cutting layer one in navy,  I just cut the base in navy... not a huge deal to have navy eyes... that's all the black (base) is used for. This is the first time I have cut the Alligator; it is cute, but still boyish (sometimes I find Create A Critter can be a little cutesy for boy projects).

I LOVE this! I cut the princess hat out using the Sweet Treats cartridge. I used this same cut in this project. As you can see in the 2nd picture, I added cotton candy stickles to the heart on the princess hat, and xmas red stickles on the letters in small dots.

...GASP...that was a long post! Have a great day and stop back later for more crafty fun!