Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Rubber Cafe HEYYYYY Cupcake!

Hi there guys! Cherry here today for the Rubber Cafe to share with you a sweet little

birthday pocket using the Hey Cupcake set. I fell in love with the whimsical

little cupcakes...and all the sweet little details to them.   They lend themselves easily to a shabby sweet look!

Here's how I made my project:

1. Make a pocket from a simple manilla file folder. I just cut it down to the size

I wanted and stitched up the sides.

2. Then add some papers and diecuts to the front and some homemade stitched

crepe paper. I've been addicted to making it lately.  I use generally 4-5 layers of crepe paper and simply stitch down the middle.  I than take my scissors and cut on each side thin strips being careful NOT to cut through the stitching. Than the fun part..... crumpling the crepe paper up.  I like it really tussie mussied up!

3. I then stamped three different cupcakes onto some pattern paper and went to

work fussy cutting them all out. I paper pieced them and added some foam adhesive

to the one for the front of the pocket for dimension.

4. I added glitter and some vintage tinsel to them as well. I also decided to add some

Cotton Candy Jellie Dots for "candy toppings" on the cupcakes. It was a bit

time consuming but added some sweet detail. I LOVE the outcome! I also...of course used my fave FAVE glue ever...Scrap Happy glue on all of it!




5. I also added little images such as the mini rosebud and the hearts to the top of the pocket.

This set has some of the most adorable little images!

6. Finish off the project by topping it off with some yummy May arts texture ribbon from here. Love it and will have to get more ..and a few buttons and mini roses..and I was done .

Hope you have enjoyed my project! Who doesn't like a cupcake? Thanks for letting me share!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring break

Happy mid-week to you.  I have been trying in vain to fight off a bug.   I have a horrible dry cough..don't know if it is allergies or a virus.  Either way I wish it would go away.   It is Spring break here and I am so happy to have my son home with me.   He is my buddy and I love having him around.   We plan on going and seeing the Hunger Games soon...anyone seen it?  I thought I would share a few things with you.  Nothing exciting...a card and plaque.   The card is made using my fave stamp from The Rubber Cafe the mini mason jar.  I have a lot of fun with this stamp...I added a image from and some lace and a chipboard button.   I also used a stamp from  the gorgeous sew lovely stamp set.  I can't stop using it.   I Love it!  I have had several of you ask about it.  I think it is my fave sewing stamp set ever.   I added a vintage crochet doily snippet although you can't really see it and some ribbons and stickpins.  The other is just a little plaque using my fave Maya road pieces.  I have made plaques from these for years now and never tire of this label style.  I used some chipboard pieces from October Afternoon and papers from the Scrapcake.   Well that is it for me.  I need to go take some theraflu.   I hope all is well with you!  I would love to hear from you...I notice so many of you come by but don't leave a comment.  Don't be shy!  hugs, cherry

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Birds and butterflies

Hellllllllo there!  How are you all?  I have been sooo busy with Spring cleaning and kitchen renos I have not been around much.  I am afraid I only have another pocket to share too rofl.  Sometimes I may not be ready to create something but put things in certain piles knowing that I want to use it with this or that.....sometimes it is good to wait.  Wait till everything just kinda falls into place.  This project was like that.   I used a lot of Kaisercraft goodies. Birds and butterflies.....two of my favorite things during spring.  Some sheer green ribbons that I tea gave them a subtle browning on the edges.   You can tea stain just about anything, which I just about do lol.   I also finally found some more shell buttons...and used a bunch of them. I LOVE tortoise shell buttons.   Hope you enjoy and sooo hope you are not tired of seeing these silly pockets.   If you think you might be interested I can do a step by step for you on how to create one.    Let me know!   hugs, cherry

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easter Vintage Street Market style.......

Happppppy tuesday to you! Cherry here to share an Easter project that will surely bring a smile to someone dear. I started out with a vintage wax glassine bag sold in sets in the store. These are great for a base for a treat bag and are sturdier than your new glassine bags. I than covered the glassine bag with some multi-use paper from the The sweet gingham pattern worked perfectly with the Spring theme. I than went to work using elements from the the gorgeous vintage aqua bingo card (they don’t make colors like this anymore) and the sweet Bethany Lowe ornament that comes in the kit. I added vintage trim to the bottom, the sweet little rhinestone brad, and plastic lily cabochon all from the Easter kit. Other than that some crickle seambinding and some wood buttons from my stash. I created four tags to stuff inside that would make great little accents tied to …what else a chocolate Easter bunny or any Easter treat! Cadbury egg anyone? The new bingo cards in the craft pantry staples were the perfect base for tags. The mini bingo cards were perfect for the little vintage Easter stickers found also in the kit. I added more fun vintage trim and ribbons and some paper from the as paper accents on the bottom. I also used the twirly twine and adorable tags that are with the twine for sentiments . The larger bingo card tags I decorated with vintage hankie scraps I had in my stash. I used a sizzix flower die and just piled on the layers. I have to say the Vintage Street Market kits make perfect kinship with any vintage goodies you already have in your stash. You must go check out the vintage Easter goodies in the store. If you want something unique and different there are some adorable things. I love being able to use something that not everyone has. Well…hope you enjoyed the Easter Bunny goody bag! Early Easter Greetings to you all! cherry

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday blues...

Soooo I guess I have the Monday blues...I was woke up by our dog growling early this morning.  It was the counter guy obviously getting a early start...a little to early for me.  It really was a typical Monday....out of sorts a bit.  I needed a big energy drink today, but that's ok because I had a good time in the craft room today.  I picked up some manilla folders in the startionary section of a local store and had fun making it a pocket with a whole bunch of stitching .  I had made the button card awhile back and it has sat on my desk for quite awhile before I knew it was meant to be used today.  I love all the stiching on it and the oval cabochon with rows of vintage buttons.  From there it was easy for me to figure out the odds and ends I wanted to use.  I think I will call this one a Spring sewing pocket.   I added some new to me butterflies here and there and the sweet softness of it harkens Spring days.  I have loved lately using a few vintage button cards I have in my stash.  They are old wrinkled a bit and definantly NOT perfect.  That is what I love about them though...the history they add.  Well how has your Monday gone?  Good I hope!  I hope you enjoy....tomorrow I wil be posting a Vintage Street Market project for you.  hugs , cherry

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Some Spring cuteness

Hey there..........Sunday night....about ready to hit the hay but  Popping in with some fun and cute little creations.   Using some Spring goodies....I never tire of ginghams, polka dots, cherries, banners, etc.  They always seem to make me happy and get me in the mood for the warmer weather that is surely gonna hit any day now!  Lots of little chipboard pieces full of whimsy.  These were made just for fun!  Mr cottontail down below though was made for

the Rubber Cafe  .   Just in time for some Easter fun!  I used their background basics and the sweet Easter Greetings sentiment.  I had so much fancing up the pink bunny diecut with polka dots and than adding some fun glimmer with Your so fine glitter.  I added a little picket fence and some crepe paper for "grass".   I also added some yummy pink seambinding from Really Reasonable Ribbon.   I have to say they have some of the BEST prices on ribbons.  Lots to choose from too.  Well that is it for me.   I have some countertop guys coming tomorrow to measure for our new countertops EARLY.  Hope you all had a lovely weekend!  hugs, cherry