My Sheri Crafts #142



Get ready to celebrate BIRTHDAYS at My Sheri CraftsIt was my turn to pick the theme this time and since the month of September holds so many birthdays among people in my life... I figured it was the right theme to pick




I designed this card to look like a birthday present since most of the time... the card IS THE PRESENT!  

I used double-sided paper so that the top part of the present (which represents the box cover) would match the bottom part.  The bottom part is basically a pocket where the personalized note can slip in.  The border punch trimming is a Martha Stewart punch and instead of a giant bow, $1 stamp inside which I colored with gel markers, and I used silk flowers to finish it up



  
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My Sheri Crafts #141



It's time for another challenge over at My Sheri Crafts.  Design Team Sister, Sarah, had asked us to create any project with a music theme but especially focusing on the piano.  I found a clipart image online of a baby grand folder and went with it.   I altered the image on Adobe Photoshop so I can cut it in multiple different pieces.  Here is what I came up with...




I used a double sided paper for the inside.  The black keys are popped up to add dimension and I used a flourish bird die cut from Spellbinders to use as my leaves for the metal red roses I've had in my stash.  

Now, to figure out who to give this to...
  

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My Sheri Crafts #140

Angels


Angels... the new challenge over at My Sheri Crafts!  Design Team Sister, Peachy, had asked us to celebrate "Be an Angel" Day on August 22nd, by creating any angel project

Have you ever seen a craft project and thought they are the most adorable things ever?  Then you think to yourself... "I can make that!"




Well that's exactly what I did with these angle ornaments.  I've seen so many of them online and decided to attempt and make them myself


This white one was my first attempt.  I used plain white cardstock and brushed it with white perfect pearls.  The trimmings were from a stash I received from Design Team Sister, Charlotte.  The wings are Cheery Lynn die cut of a butterfly.  The head is a bell you often see in crafts during Christmas time and it's perfect for hanging up the ornaments.  The halo is made from a glittery piece of pipe cleaner



My second attempt is a smaller version and a more perfect size ornament.  I also decided that angels don't always have to wear white, do they?  So, into my stash of scrap papers I go!  The trimmings are also from Charlotte... thank you Charlotte!

Well, what do you think?
 

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My Sheri Crafts #139

Shaped Cards


Shapes, shapes, and more shapes!   That's the new challenge over at My Sheri Crafts!  Design Team Sister, Sandy, asked us to create any card as long as
the shape is not your typical rectangle / square shape



Since we've had a list of upcoming projects for a while, I actually created this card for my son's Kindergarten teacher for Teacher Appreciation week. 


I decided to make it an easel card and display the teacher's name so that she knows that it was especially made just for her. 
I made the apple out of various different apple cuts I found in Cricut Craft Room and cut it with SCAL.  I used a Darice embossing folder for both the leaves and the apple and inked it.  The teacher's name is actually made from the old style label maker and framed with a Spellbinder die cut
 



 After I made this card, both of my daughters had requested I do the same for their teachers.  Both girls being in Middle School meant having to make 12 more cards (6 teachers each).  The request was a late notice for me so I didn't make the 12 cards as intricate as the first one.

I used the same cut for all 12 cards and also personalized it for each teacher except one.  One of the teachers transferred before Teacher Appreciation Week so I made the last one with the just "Make Learning Fun" tag for whoever happened to substitute that class
 



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My Sheri Crafts #138

Christmas in July


There's a new challenge over at My Sheri Crafts... Christmas in July (with lots of layers).  That's right!  Design Team Sister, Sue, has asked us to create a Christmas project that includes lots and lots of layers. 



I couldn't really decide on what project to work on but eventually ended up making two things.  Here they are... a wreath and a tree!

For the wreath, I decided to recycle an old book that had missing pages.  I've always admired wreaths made up of newspapers, book pages, music sheets... paper in general.  I found quite a bit of images online of these type of wreaths and decided to make my own for the first time.  What do you think?

The only problem (which I didn't notice until the project was completed) is that each of those cones were rolled up the same way... showing the Author's name at the top.  So, I hope I can find someone who likes Pierce Anthony to give this wreath to

 

For the tree project, I decided to make multiple layers from using a Fiskar border punch, then folding at each scallop.  It turned out fatter than I had imagined so I stopped at the 9th layer and added a "stem" or base made from a finished roll of glue dots then covered with a coordinating paper from the tree


Here is a view from the top




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