Thursday, December 31, 2015

Mishmash Card Sets

I've been working on these card sets for a while, but did not post as I was giving them as Christmas gifts. I loved using different patterned paper to match the different personalities of the women in my family. And, I think they really loved them. They took all of the cards out, and opened the little envelope with the tags in them to try them out.
A variety of tags are enclosed to transform these A6 cards into whatever occasion you might need. I used my Sizzix Eclips' print-2-cut feature, which cuts an entire page of tags at one time. I think it's my favorite feature of the cutter. No fussy cutting by hand! I've enclosed the tags for multiple styles and occasions. They have double-sided tape to adhere them to the card. I designed the envelope/box for the cards sets with a tied-ribbon closure.

Set 1 - Retro
Set 2 -Whimsical
Set 3 - Spring

Set 4 - Country

Set 5 - Watercolor
This one is not a tagged set, but a stand-alone.  I made the background with a combination of watercolors paints and a graphic program.

Happy Card Giving!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Vinyl Variety!

Never thought I'd be the one to really get into htv and vinyl! However, I've become hooked on it. It's been so fun giving htv projects as gifts. Many of these are not my original ideas, so I'm not taking credit for the the designs. And, I'm not selling them. I have made these as gifts, so I want to thank those whose original ideas enabled me to gift them. I used my Sizzix Eclips to cut the htv for all of these projects. It's just not a paper cutting machine!
I designed this t-shirt for my nephew who turned 50. I think it's one of my favorites.
The Snuggle is Real, worn by my grandbaby boy in his viral video "The Saddest Bookworm." Check it out on youtube. I may be partial, but I think he's the cutest!
Made for some young friends who were in the cast of Peter Pan. This was was made with 3G Jet Opaque, a printable vinyl product. The photo was taken by one of the show moms.
Here's another one made with the 3G Jet Opaque. I designed this image for my Baby Bookworm in order to cover a big mistake. Worked like a charm!

A few more shirts I made for my little Bookworm.

 My daughter requested a shirt like this her little guy, so I just started from scratch and designed it myself.
And, a few onesies I made as gifts for family and friends.

These were made for my great-niece's Disney Cruise vacation. It has her initial in the body of the Minnie spider.
Here are a few made for some toddlers I know. The first for a 1-year old, and is made with Jet Pro Softstretch transfer paper. The second for a 2-year-old, and she received a tutu to wear with it.
Here are some shirts made for my nephew and great niece.

 Made this for my nephew and his wife and two boys. The boys are awesome snowboarders.
And, one for another great nephew who is quite the sportsman. This is their favorite team.
Yes, I know that Terrific is spelled with an "e." This was made for my great niece, Tori, so...well, you get it. She's Torrific!
Gee, seems like I have lots of great nieces and nephews. Made this one for each one of them. The weeding on this one was a bear. All of those stress marks on the lettering had to be picked out individually. But, it was worth the effort. If you know Dr. Who, Star Wars and Star Trek this is just funny!
This was made for my husband...appropriate since he is a ukulele builder and he really does "father"  his ukes. ;-)
These were made for the ALS walk in Orange County, in memory of my brother, Marty, who was stricken with this horrible disease at a much-to-young age. We've used these shirts for a few years, and now we have a new generation attending, so we had to get them all outfitted.
Here's a Santa sweatshirt I made for one of my besties. Love the glitter htv. And, she is quite a dog lover; hence, the doggie shirt which has an actual trace of her own doggie on it.
A little fun shirt for the Linguist in the family.
Here's a little lucky shirt made for a friend who was taking the bar...she passed! Beauty and smarts...she's got 'em both.
For a little variety, I used the same floral image that I did on the shirt above to personalize my very generic luggage! I love how this turned out. Hoping that it will make it easier to pick out my luggage at baggage claim.
And, lastly, made this make-up bag for my thespian great-niece. It's a good size and will work well for her stage make-up.
Nothing like putting these all in one post and making me feel like maybe I was semi-productive over the past six months. Thanks for taking a look!

Don't get too close to me with a blank shirt!
It may not be blank for long!