Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Craft 'N Mingle 2015!

Hello! Hello!  I so wanted to scan this into my computer so you could have a better view of it; however, my computer and scanner are wireless and have decided not to talk to each other (amazing how that works, huh?). 

I am really excited about the projects that we are offering for this event :).  There is quite a variety.  The prices range from $3.50-$30.  Space is filling up so don't hesitate reserving your spot.

There is one project not listed.  It is my butterfly wall shadow box.  That is also one of the options.  There is a link here on my blog to go directly to my website for more info about this wonderful event!  Can't wait to see you there :).

Thanks for stopping by! -Dari

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Chalk It Up Teacher Appreciation Gift

Hello! Hello!  Tomorrow is my Princess' last day of Kindergarten.  I picked up two bottles of lotion from the store for her teacher and their class' aid.

I am tickled with the end result of these :).  I created a CCR file for the box/container/wrap (whatever you want to call it)!  You can download it on my website:

Ingredients I used for this project are: (all CTMH except the glitter chipboard)

*Chalk It Up paper pack
*Dye inks: sorbet, black, flaxen, lagoon
*Believe in Yourself Stamp Set (C1574)- back side on corners
*Pretty Petals Stamp Set (C1599)
*Give a Lift Stamp Set (D1581)
*White Daisy Cardstock
*Fiskars Paper trimmer/scorer
*3D Foam Dots
*Dots- Aqua
lagoon equivalent of glitter chipboard (front and inside bottom to stabilize and strengthen)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I love to hear from my readers :).  Hope you have a great day. -Dari

Ha! Ha!  So, I completely forgot to give you the scoring measurements for this fun box :).  After you cut it out on your Cricut, you are going to score the long rectangle (along the long side) at: 3/4 inch.

On the smaller rectangle with the oval cut out, score 1/2 inch from the shorter edge.  On the longer side from the oval, score at 1/2 inch and 1 1/2 inch.

Fold along the score lines of the long rectangle the same direction.  This forms the base of your gift container.

Fold along the score lines of the small rectangle in opposite directions. 

Place glue on the 3/4" section of the long rectangle and line up the 1 1/2" high section of the smaller rectangle to the edge.  Press into place. Make sure you glue the 3/4" tab on the backside of the smaller rectangle.

At this point, I found it best to insert my gift (lotion) into the oval before gluing the 1/2" tab to the backside of the container.

Enjoy! -Dari

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Star Spangled Wreath

Hello! Hello!  Here is my fourth project for our upcoming Craft 'N Mingle.  I got the inspiration for this project from the blog  She has an awesome tutorial for this project. 

I began with a 10 inch white paper wreath I cut on my Cricut.  The inside dimensions were 7 inches.  All of the stars are the same size- 3 inches (Cricut Craft Room Basic Shapes).  There are 10 craft colored stars and 6 each of the blue, red and off white.

I distressed all of the edges with Desert Sand dye ink. For the blue stars, I ran them through the Cuttlebug using CTMH's dot embossing folder.  For the red stars, I stamped a background using CTMH's Baroque Borders (S1208): an old stamp of the month set with cranberry ink.  The off white stars are stamped with a type font background stamp I have using black ink.

The cute flag is an old CTMH rubber stamp that I dug out of my daughter's stash.  I love that stamp.  I stamped it twice and cut out part of the second image to layer and give it dimension and used 3D foam tape to assemble.

I adhered EVERYTHING using CTMH's Bonding Glue Pen and Liquid Glass.

I hope you enjoy it!  If you would like to join me on June 20th and make one of your own, the cost is $10 for this project.  Just let me know :).  I'd love to help you make your own!

Thanks for stopping by :) -Dari

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Summer Fun layout

Hello! Hello!  It seems that it is a milestone when I complete a project that has nothing to do with one of my classes, groups or events; however, I actually took some time just for myself, and this is what I came up with :).

This layout is simple in its design, yet it screams "happy" to me, which is exactly what I was going for.  There are lots of fun memories behind these photos, and I wanted them to be the focal point.

Hidden behind the title is a journaling tag that slides in and out of the main photo.  This layout just naturally gave me the perfect opportunity to do a little "magic" (hiding).  When I insert this layout into the sheet protectors, I will simply cut the protector so that the tag can slide in and out without having to remove the layout from the protector.

The only CTMH ingredients I used for this project are:

*Bonding Glue Pen
*Blossom Cardmaking Stamp Set (D1649)
*Year Noted Stamp Set (C1618)
*Dye inks: Pear, Lagoon, Sorbet and Bamboo

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a fantastic day :) -Dari

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

CTMH Tic-Tac gift

Hello! Hello!  Who said Tic-Tacs can't be a great gift?  I would even love this (and I don't like tic-tacs) :). 

This is one of the 5 projects I am offering at our Craft 'N Mingle on June 20th here in Oakley, UT.  The project costs $4.50.  This includes the tic-tacs.  Wouldn't these be perfect for Visiting Teaching handouts; Just Because/Thinking of You/Pick Me Up gifts; Teacher Appreciation gifts.......? 

I have to admit that the Hopscotch paper packet hasn't been as easy for me to work with as I had hoped.  I love the colors of this pack, but I've had a harder time with the "juices" flowing with it.  However, you would never know from this project.  I love it!

I created the box using my Cricut.  It took quite awhile (longer than I expected) and several attempts before I was successful.  You can import your own Cricut Craft Room File for this on my website

I will post a YouTube video for this shortly.

The ingredients I used for this project (all CTMH):

*White Daisy Cardstock
*Hopscotch paper pack
*Glacier Thick twine
*Bonding Glue Pen
* 3D foam tape
*Hello Blooms Stamp Set (C1540)

For me, that's a short list!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting! :)-Dari