Tuesday, December 30, 2014

It's Been a LONG, LONG Time- We're Ready for the New Year

It's been a long, long time since I last wrote anything.  Partially because we moved from Iowa to California in the summer of 2013 and partially because I know there are TONS of blogs out there.  I don't want to get lost in the vast sea of blogs available today, and I sometimes wonder what on earth I have to offer that isn't already out there, so I have been hesitant to keep up with this.

Well, today I will make a stronger attempt to post some of my creative ideas/projects.  I don't have a 'focus' medium, but I like to do it all: scrapbooking (really any paper crafting), sewing, painting, refurbishing items, and of course, digital work.  I'm probably missing something, but if I have an idea about a project, I'll figure it out!  Anything that boosts my creativity is open for me to try.

So here's what I was busy crafting today- New Years photo props for my 2 kids.  We'll be celebrating at home tomorrow night, but that doesn't mean we're not going to have fun.

I was inspired by props posted in a post on www.classyclutter.net.  (The direct link wasn't working at the time of this post).  They are cute and fun and perfect for a 7 year old and 2 year old.  I used my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine (the best thing ever!!!) to cut glasses, a hat, crown, and the lips.  All of the shapes are in the Silhouette online store.  However, I did transform the glasses to include 2015 in the lenses and added the year on the hat and crown.

For my Mr.                               For the little Miss

I still have to add the lollipop sticks to the glasses, mustache, and mouth.  I'll probably use elastic for the crown since my very strong-willed daughter will insist on wearing it all night.  The hat will probably get a lollipop stick too.

Materials used:

  • Silhouette cutting machine
  • 2 12x12 pieces gold glitter cardstock
  • 2 12x12 pieces black glitter cardstock
  • Lollipop sticks for handles

If you have a Silhouette cutter, here is a great video showing how to weld 2 objects together.  I used this feature to weld the numbers in my glasses so that they wouldn't be cut out in separate shapes- but rather 1 continuous shape.

I can't wait to see our kids with the props!  (Maybe I'll get a few pictures of us too...)
Happy New Year!

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