Friday, February 22, 2019

In The Bag

For my next adventure I decided to try my hand at making Mini Daisy Tote, I’m not liking the Aleene’s Tacky Glue, it tends to be clumpy and doesn’t stick as good as I thought it would. I’m in the process of trying to get hold of Art Glitter glue as I’ve heard that its a fantastic glue to work with.
I haven’t tried using my glue gun as of yet on any paper items, I’m trying but I’m sure it would have worked better for the flower and embellishments. Special thanks to Dreaming Tree for their wonderful SVG file to make this cute little treat bag, I think its adorable. I’m sure as I progress, I will make more of these and get much better at them. I placed my daisy to one side but they had their daisy centered.

  • 1) 12″ x 12″ Double sided patterned Cardstock, (Bag Template)
  • 1) 8″ x 11.7″ Solid White Cardstock, (Large Outer Daisy)
  • 1) 8″ x 11.7″ Medium Pink Cardstock, (Inner Daisy, Strip, Base)
  • Rhinestone Fuschia Embellishment
  • Glue
  • SVG Files from The Dreaming Tree .
If you have any questions about how to access the files for this from Dreaming tree, I’ll be happy to help get you to the right place. They also have wonderful tutorials to help piece these cute totes together. Enjoy making your tote and let me know how it turns out.

Again I suck at gluing, the inside is really bad and you can see all the glue lines...
The pink strip is crooked..
And my attempt at inking the edges of the flower failed miserably and it looks like I just had ink on my fingers and transferred it! 
But on the bright side,  it is all in one piece, so that's a great day!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Simple Beginnings

The First thing I must say is ” I’m not a crafter by nature in any way shape or form! I ten pin bowl, play cornhole, take photographs randomly when my mood agrees with the camera and I’m generally never one to get excited about paper or vinyl!!
 For Christmas my amazing fella gifted me a Cricut Maker, let me tell you that thing does a lot of stuff! 
I've discovered 2 major things in the last couple of months, firstly: I am actually enjoying this crafting journey, I’m slowly getting my tootsies wet, and I know this process will take a lot of time and effort given the only crafty things I’ve ever done was make Fall and Christmas Wreath’s for the door last season! (Thanks to MayMay and Vince, Her tutorials on wreath’s are fantastic!!) 

I also learned very fast that Crafting is expensive and now I’ve started using my Cricut, I think it could be addictive and I’ll be somewhat bankrupt by the time its all said and done lol!
 I’m sharing my projects here as I go, so I have a way to monitor my own progress and of course learn and get better (bigger lol) 
 I’ve made a project from the Cricut Access Account, which was a cute card for my fella, and then for Valentine’s Day, I made the treat heart box (Thanks to Dreaming Tree For the Free SVG and tutorial, Their site and tutorials are amazing. ) 
The cute snack box and card are both Cricut Access designs.( I highly recommend signing up for Cricut Access)! I’m really happy (small lie here) with how they turned out for my first projects and my fella loved them. I’ll be adding to my blog as my journey continues.  

Now these may looks somewhat ok to the normal person but here's a list of the errors.

It is fraying , the tubey fill stuff is literally shrinking lol...
The small accents keep falling off, so, it has more hot glue on it then a store sells....

Heart Box
The paper is bubbly and bowed and doesn't sit right, There are gaps everywhere, you can see a lot of glue, the heart on top is not centered right and the bottom looks like it went for a stroll in sticky greyish mud, LOL

If you look carefully, it is not lined up correctly and you can see the white cardstock base!!