My daughter has a giant dollhouse.
A few years ago, my dad custom made it and it pretty much takes up most of her room. Alexis didn't start out with much in the way of furnishings, but over the years, we've remedied that with a few birthday/Christmas gifts and some craftiness. We found out that the store made doll beds don't tend to last long and we've glued one back together at least five times. Instead, we decided to make our own and we loved them so much that Alexis now has more beds than dolls!
First of all, we started out with half of a check box (the boxes that bank checks come in). Most of the beds we've made are just stand alone check boxes, but on this one, I had the perfect "headboard" - a chipboard piece that was shaped like a house. I glued the "headboard" to the box with Beacon Adhesives Fabri-tac.
May Arts ribbon for my "dust ruffle" and glued it around the bottom of the bed. The pleats really make it look like a dust ruffle!
For the pillow, I cut the sock in half (until it was as long as I needed to match the bed) and filled it with some extra fabric. I glued the end shut with Fabri-tac and then adhered the pink floral ribbon around it. That floral ribbon is AMAZING and it's from May Arts.
For the blanket, I cut pieces of lacy trim to match three sides and adhered them with my trusty Fabri-Tac.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Apparently I need to get busy making more wedding cards - they were pretty depleted when I checked in at Annie Kay & Co. yesterday. Until I get some new ones made up, I have a bold wedding card I made last week for a wedding we attended. I lean more towards pretty and delicate, but the invites to this wedding were bold, graphic and modern - they were also done on the exact same grey metallic cardstock I used on the center of this card.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Since it's CHA season, I've been checking out all the recent paper releases and mentally making a wishlist. I do love some pretty patterned paper! The thing is, I also really enjoy using plain cardstock to make a lot of my projects. There are so many options. For example, on this card below, I embossed American Crafts Kraft cardstock with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I recently taught my son to play "Heart and Soul" on the piano, so I wanted to go in that direction for this card. The "I" and "U" are American Crafts Thickers and the stamps are by Unity Stamp Co.