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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Happy Birthday KCC Blog Hop

Welcome to the Krazy Crafting Crew Happy Birthday Blog Hop!!!  

If you are looking for the Celebrate America Blog Hop, please go HERE!

You should have arrived from my good friend Ellen (Card Monkey).  If you found me first, please go to the Lisa Marie's Blog so you don't miss anything!!!

I was recently invited to join this Krazy Crew and I get to celebrate my "Birth" into the group with my first blog hop!!!

I am celebrating my invitation to this group.  As a crafter, it only takes a few kind words to really motivate me to create more.  When Lissa Marie invited me to join this group I was over the moon excited.  The other members made me feel very welcome too!!  

I always like what I make, but never really know what other people think of my work.  I sometimes wonder if some of my friends/regulars are just being polite.  I also know that I sometimes get in a rut and I create more masculine projects as I have all boys.  

BUT I always try to be true to myself and not just follow the crowd.  I try to use the supplies I have instead of rushing out to buy the latest and greatest things.  I also try to design my own projects when I can using my Gypsy and Cricut or my Silhouette Cameo.

I am hoping this will not be the last birthday I celebrate at KCC!!

And now onto my project - Decorated Gift Bags and Cards:

My son was invited to a birthday party for a set of twins.  I wanted to personalize their gift bags and cards.  I started out making a banner for each bag by grabbing my Gypsy:

I used these banner flags from Birthday Bash and sized them to 3.5 inches.

I also used Birthday Bash for the font and sized the letters to 2.5 inches.  I wanted to cut Brady out in blue and Ashton in red, so I placed each name on half of the mat.

I cut out the letters in cardstock and adhered them to the banner flags.

You can also see the card pieces above.

I took two shadow layer letter Bs sized to 4 inches.  I flipped one and hid the inside cuts and welded it to the top of the other B.

I did the same thing with the A.

I cut them both out in white cardstock.

Next, I cut the regular layer of each layer (sized to 4 inches) in blue and red cardstock.

I wanted to put their names on the front of each card as well.

I used this font from Opposites Attract sized to .83 inches.  I put the word Brady inside the B in order to size it.  I love how this font welds together!

I cut out the letters in cardstock (minus the Brady) and adhered them to the front of the card.  I cut out the names in white cardstock and adhered them to the cards.

I punched a hole on the top of both sides to string the twine for the banner.  I strung the twine through each banner flag and pop-dotted the flags to the front of the bags.

Here are the completed bags and cards ready to go to the party!!!

Thank you for stopping by and celebrating with us!!  Your next stop in the hop is the Lovely Liz! 

I have included a complete list of blogs in case you get lost along the way:

Your Host
Lori ~ Scrappin' my stress away ****HERE
Liz ~ Tryin' to Craft ****NEXT
Robin Lane ~ Create-a-Latte
Jearise ~ Lorby's World
Robin Scott ~ Scrap and Chat


Ellen Jarvis said...

Welcome to the KCC, Lori! I hope you like it here. Your banner is terrific, as ever. I truly do love your work ... You inspire me!

Ellen (CardMonkey)

Unknown said...

Love the projects! Happy to have you with us!
♥ Pam

Charlotte C said...

You are amazing to find time to do all that for a birthday party. My grandson was going to a bowling bday party and my quick contribution was a bowling pin shaped card - after which I needed a nap. lol.

Miranda said...

Hi Lori! I think your projects are FANTASTIC and I'm not just saying that! LOL So we are the babies in the group and I'm looking forward to growing with you and each of the other talented ladies! You and I have crossed paths several times and I was excited to see you were a part of the team! Miranda

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

I heard about the hop from Ellen. Such a nice story. I am at the beginning of my blog hop journey with one under my belt and I can identify with all of the gitters. Hoping my story turns out just as well as yours! Thanks for the giveaway! Off to follow you and complete the hop!

La-Vie B.
Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

Karon said...

What a wonderful way to dress up plain bags - love this idea, Lori. Thanks for sharing!

Migdalia said...

This is CUTE!! Love this FUN idea!
Have a wonderful day,
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Janet's Planet said...

cute idea! TFS
Welcome to the crew!

Camille Short said...

Oh, love your project! Very cool.

Liz said...

Happy Birthaversary Lori and welcome to our happy little group! Loved your project and your tutorial. Can't wait to seewhat youcomeup with next month!

Mary Ann said...

Great projects!Super cute!!!

Pink Dalmatians said...

I love how you personalized the bags and the cards are adorable! Happy to have you join us & get to know you better!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Your projects are fantastic!

D- said...

Your gift bags and cards are excellent. TFS.
D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)

Scrappin Robin said...

Welcome to KCC, Lori. Wonderful projects. TFS.