Monday, April 18, 2011

Papercrafted Easter Gifts for Sale or Inspiration!

Here is the link to the whole Facebook album that you should be able to view, even if you aren't on FaceBook!
Here are a few shots that you will see in there with details!

 Contact me with questions!  Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Can Metal Butterflies Fly?

Can Metal Butterflies Fly?
Using Aluminum Cans with your Sizzix Big Shot

I am on a mission to create something in a large bulk and inexpensive but creative, functional & cute.  In that process for the other item, I made this:
I cut a pop can using kitchen shears, taking off the top and bottom, being left with a nice sheet of aluminum.  I recommend rinsing it first so it is not so sticky.
I cut it out using Beautiful Butterflies Stampin' Up Sizzix Bigz Die.
After cutting it out with this die, I ran it through the Big Shot again but this time embossing it, rather than cutting, using Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I bent it a little too look more like a natural butterfly and then adhered it to a clip.

{this is what the die looks like, by the way}

Voila! Ready to go!  Now my mind is racing with what I can do next with this new medium!
Enjoy and thanks for reading!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Help She's Crafty Give Back

My littles will have an Easter basket..probably 2 because Grandma just can't help herself.  
How about yours?
 {Yes. Last year she got him this tricycle for Easter, along with a basket full of cars and candies.  What can I say..first grandchild.}
 As we put together the She's Crafty~A One Day Artisanal Boutique, we wanted it to be more than just a place to shop, but a place to give back something, too.
So we decided to gather candy & trinkets that would be given to the Florida Baptist Children's Home House Parents so they could give it to the kids they take care of in their Easter baskets.  
There are 70+ kids there so that is a lot of baskets! 
Please help us by donating individually wrapped candies and treats like those pictured below.  

Already filed Easter eggs would be greatly helpful, too.  
I know Target and Walmart have a great collection of goodies packaged like you would buy to give to classmates.  Family Christian usually offers things like this, too.
 Don't forget about the older ones living there, too
 Please drop off your donations on April 9th between 10am - 3pm.  We will have a donation basket at She's Crafty, if you don't make it to the store.  
We hope you will come out and not only support the lovely local ladies and their wares for sale, but also this worthy cause!
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