Saturday, November 25, 2017

Nativity with Vinyl Stencil

My project to share today was created using a vinyl stencil I cut on my scan n cut.  I purchased a Nativity design from Lori Whitlock Shop.  First I'll show you how it ended up.


I cut the design out in some vinyl. I had some colors from a multi-pack that I don't really care for so I used it. The hardest part was remembering to weed out the good parts.

Then I applied it to my wood piece with some transfer tape and sponged black paint over the entire design.  I did a light layer so I wouldn't have seepage under the vinyl.


I waited only a few minutes to pull the vinyl up.  If I had done a heavier layer I would have waited a little longer.


 All in all I was able to finish this gift in about 30 minutes.  At least 10 of those minutes was spent picking the vinyl I would most likely not use!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Goodies

Well, it has been a very long time.  Many things have happened like a major hurricane and a two week delay in the school year.  I feel like everything has been crammed together this year.  I missed making Halloween goodies for friends so I made up for it with some Thanksgiving goodies.

The first treat I have to share uses the Halloween Cookie Cutters set from last year.  I tried to find the fall seasonal Hershey miniatures but I waited too late to find them.  I did manage to score some fall colors of Reeses cups which is almost as good.


I kept the packaging simple for this one.  I used the 2x8 cellophane bags from Stampin Up and a Marvy punch with a little fall paper in my stash.

I stamped and colored my little scarecrow before attaching him to the top of the baggie.


The second treat I have used one of the treat tubes from Stampin' Up.


I saw the treat tube holder on Pinterest but it was only a picture link.  I'm not sure if my measurements matched or not but I used a small circle die to cut openings for the tube to slide in.
I also used the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and the Everyday Labels punch.  My tube is filled with fall M&Ms.


The next treat I have to share uses the Papertrey Ink Favor it 1 box and the flower die from the
Thoughtful branches set.


I used some glitter orange paper to die cut the flower out and adhered it to both sides of the favor box.  I finished off with another Everyday Label punch and the Labels to Love set.


My last treat to share is my favorite!  I have seen a lot of the little coffee cups around so I had to order some. I just knew it would go perfectly with a new set from Lawn Fawn--Pumpkin Spice.


I added a little glitter for the pumpkin spice to the tag and tied it to a paper straw.


Inside is a Starbucks Fall K cup.


Things have finally started to slow down so hopefully I'll have some Christmas goodies to share soon!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

More Teacher Shirts

It is the season for teacher shirts at my school.  It helps that the principal gave us jeans 2 times a week this year!  My partner and I have been coming up with different shirts to wear.  This chevron apple is her latest request.


I used the old gold glitter vinyl and put her name in the center.


I am going to have to do one of these for myself.

She also wanted a first grade shirt with arrows.

She loves primary colors and wanted this one to be very colorful.  I love the design but, if I make one of these for myself I will have to tone down the colors. Maybe some gold and one other color for me.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Breaking Hearts

My teaching partner has a 3 month old baby. Her husband was dying to have a onsie that said Breaking Hearts and Blasting Farts. I have come to refer to it as the farting shirt when we talk about it!

Since they have a boy I couldn't use glitter so I had to use regular vinyl.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Carols of Christmas

When I signed up to be a Stampin' Up Demo again they sent the Carols of Christmas as a bonus for signing up.  At first I didn't think this set would be one I really liked but I picked up the dies and now I just love it!

I stamped one of the big sentiments all over the background and then created my scene with the dies.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

All Ears

Two of my teaching friends have Disney themed classrooms this year.  They are using the theme We're all Ears for Learning.  I made them both a Minnie Mouse shirt.


I used purple glitter vinyl and black glitter vinyl. I was also able to find a purple raglan shirt to put it on.  I was also able to find a font like the Disney font.


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Beautiful Branches

I am very guilty of getting a stamp set and then never using it.  Like I just had to have it and then it sits in the drawer; lonely. The beautiful branches set from Stampin Up is one of those sets.  I fell in love with it and then it just sat in the drawer.  I challenged myself to make 10 different designs with it before I put it away again.  The cards below are the 10 designs I came up with.


The first card I have to share with you is back to school themed.  I used the big puffy flower piece as an apple and made the background black like a chalkboard.


I added some wink a stella clear to the apple.  You can see it a little in this picture.


I'm sure I will be using these this year.  I always send thank yous when students bring me little Christmas, Valentine, and end of year gifts.


I wanted to add to my birthday card stash.  I love how versatile this set is.  This one die cut makes a flower and is leaves to a tree.  For this card I used it as a hydrangea.  I stamped the image ontop of the die cut piece.  My misti made it fery east to accomplish this.


I finished these two cards off with a fun sentiment inside from Bring On the Cake by Stampin Up (another neglected set I hope to make some cards with soon!).


I feel like I can never have too many thank you cards.  I am always reaching for one.  I like to have them in many different styles to fit the thank you occassion.  For this card I cut the tree branches out of silver paper and layered it into the card.


The tree is recessed into the card with the matching bird sitting in its branches.


For card number 4 I pulled out even more unused things with this embossing folder.  I didn't stamp the flower, I used only the die cut and a sentiment from the stamp set.



I wanted a little more dimension on the flower so I added some nuvo drops for the flower centers.


I set my sights on fall colors for the next few cards.  I love fall colors and I feel August is close enough to fall to pull them out.


To create this card I stamped the leaves in 3 colors of distress ink in a pattern across the card front.  I also used some of the leaf die cuts and my stitched ovals.


This set also works for Christmas.  I went with some bare and evergreen trees for this card.  It is a very simple card but I love the combo of Kraft and red.




I layered some patterned paper and used the evergreen tree again.  This time I stamped it with some fall colors.  I just kept inking parts of the leaves up in different colors and stamping it over the branches.


I finished the card off with some brown twine.


I used up the scraps from that same piece of patterned paper I used on the previous card again.  This time I used the smaller tree and leaves.


I stamped part of the leaves on the ground for fallen autumn leaves.



After I had cut those recessed tree card out I had several trees in white, pink, and aqua.  I used them on the last few cards.




I made it through all 10 designs.  I want to try this again with another stamp set that hasn't gotten any love.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Texas Teacher Shirt

I have one of my favorite shirts I've made to share today.  It is simple and I love that I found a short sleeve raglan style shirt for it.



Friday, August 4, 2017

Everything Is Awesome Teaching Shirt

This year my partner and I are both doing Lego themed classrooms.  We wanted to have a shirt for both of us to wear.

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I downloaded a Lego-like font for all the wording.  I layered the white on top of the black shadow layer.

For the Lego head I used some basic shapes in SCAL and adjusted them until I got the look I wanted. I finished off the Lego head with a pink bow and a smiley face.

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