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This blog is about our life at home, and away from home... everyday happenings, and special occasions. We enjoy a variety of pastimes, but our main joy is making "Kindred Kreations". Thank you for joining us in our journey of growing together through faith, family, love for learning, projects, and more.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Project #4, 5, 6

Happy day after Thanksgiving! I thought I could get these posted before, but with all of the holiday preparations it didn't happen.
Project 4 is the second set of place cards. I used the "Places Please" stamp and die set from PTI, inked the edges, stamped the images and adhered them onto a piece of cardstock from DCWV paper.
Project 5 is a quick little treat that I set at each place setting. A little candy bar covered in paper and tied with PTI ribbon. I made a little "coaster" using a printable stamp from The Cutting Cafe and ran it through the Cuttlebug and called it done.
Project #6 was just a take-out box tied with wired ribbon and decorated with a few little jewels. I filled them with tiny fall shaped sugar cookies to give to some friends and neighbors.

Well, that's it for now. I really want to get to a few fall and Thanksgiving layouts before I start into Christmas projects, but we'll see:)
I hope your Thanksgiving was a blessed one filled with love and family and friends.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Project #3: Take home goodie & Paper Playtime Challenge #61

For today's post I am sharing the "take-home goodies" I made for our Thanksgiving celebration.
I used the Cloud 9 paper again and made "apple cider sliders". I had fun with these quick and easy favors. I searched You Tube for the hot chocolate version and substituted the apple cider packets.
Pretty simple, start with a 5x8 1/2 piece of paper, decide how many layers and decor you want for the front and have some fun! I cut a few layers with the  Nestabilities Deckled Edge set, then added a stamp from Gooseberry Patch Harvest Celebration and the sentiment is from Emma's Holiday stamp set. So fun to ink it up a bit and attach it with an itty bitty clothespin (I love these). The ribbon is from Walmart's clearance section. I thought the sheer  brown and polk-a-dots would be a fun touch.

I am going to submit this over at Paper Playtime's Challenge #61: Say it with Sentiments.


I hope your holiday plans are coming together nicely. My Wednesday is my food prep day: the list is long...And my sister in law is coming to dinner tonite with her two grown kids and "significant others"....So I will have an extra post with the place cards and treats I created for this Thanksgiving Eve impromptu dinner.
I have to say that having the opportunity to have them all together will be so fun.  3 out of the 5 of our kids will be there too.  They know that Uncle Thomas and Aunt Donna host Thanksgiving dinner as well and are totally on board with pitching in for that prep too, they are wonderful!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Project #2 and Wacky Wednesday Challenge #59

For my next project I did a simple embellishment for the guest bathroom. Amazing what a bit of patterned paper, buttons and twine can do!
I started with some patterned paper from Cloud 9 and Chipboard cutouts from Maya Road. I inked the shapes with various distressed inks and added a sentiment. I finished it off with buttons and twine from PTI and wrapped the tops with jute twine.
I thought this would be fun to add to the Wacky Wednesday Thanksgiving Challenge over at More Than Favors.
Have a great Tuesday everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving project #1 Placecards

Whew, birthdays are over and Thanksgiving is almost here. I spent the week planning and shopping for most of the meal and was able to finish a couple of projects.
For this year's placecards, I used PTI Friendship Jar and Fall Fillers stamp sets. I have been wanting to play with these sets and decided to try a bit of paper piecing. I started by using the coordinating dies and cut the jar and topper from PTI Vintage Cream cardstock. I then cut the topper again with various patterned paper from last years Amber Autumn stack from DCWV. I cut the tag and "ribbon" from the plain tag and pieced it on the patterned stack, inked the edges and stamped the sentiment and popped it up on the jar. I just made tent type stands from kraft carstock to adhere the jars to. I made 15 of them and a couple of extras so I can do a little more paper piecing. (it's a fun technique and I need the practice). I thought about adding buttons and twine, but after I put the names on there wasn't much room:)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Final Birthday Project: Cupcake Wrappers

Here's the final project: 24 cupcake wrappers. I used the Cupcake Wrappers Lite cartridge for these cut out at 2 1/2". I didn't have a cupcake handy to measure with or I would've cut them a bit smaller. After they were cut and assembled (using my 9" Xyron) , I used the Cuttlebug to emboss and added some Stickles on the "flames" and wheels. Pretty simple all in all, the cuts on that cartridge can be very intricate, but this one cut just fine.
The party's over and was super fun. The boys were wonderful and very excited!


Friday, November 11, 2011

Birthday Project #4 Banner

For today's birthday project I made a banner with the boy's names. I used my PTI Coasters again (loving these) and covered them with 4x4" square of paper, the corners cut with the Corner Chomper and I inked the edges. The next layer is a 4" scallop circle cut from the Mini Monograms cartridge adhered with pop-dots. The letters are cut from Nate's ABCs cartridge with the font 2 feature and font 2 shadow feature. The characters and checkered flags are cut from the Cars cartridge. I added some Glossy Accents, Stickles and Cuttlebugged whatever I could. I just used some twine to put it altogether.
This has been alot of fun to put this together for the boys. I figured I can deconstruct some of the decorations and use them in the scrapbook layouts!
I tried my best to photograph the banner, but for the life of me I can 't seem to do a good job. Any tips would be helpful.
The birthday party is Sunday and I'll post the last project then: Cupcake Wrappers!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Birthday project #3 Goodie bags

My next project for birthday week: I needed to create some simple goodie bag toppers. I already had the bags, so I added the goodies and decorated a bit. I stared with a 5x5" square and scored it at 2 1/2", then added a strip of red punched with Fiskars Treading Water, I used a couple of scallop punches and stamped a sentiment from MPS Everyday Occasions set. The "4" is from the Sweet Treats cartridge embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and I used some character stickers to finish it off. I added some stickles, but have learned to keep the bags simple as the kids are more interested in what's inside.
Thanks for stopping by. Only a couple of birthday projects left!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Birthday project #2 Jazzed up Juice boxes

Still making projects for the birthday party this weekend. Since the kids who will be here are pretty young (4 and under) I thought it would be easier to have cups with lids rather than just the traditional party cups; however, the juice box cups I found were pretty plain so I needed to come up with a way to jazz them up a bit. I tried just using vinyl to add each of their names, it was still to plain. I have seen water bottles decorated and decided I could modify that design for my project.  It was pretty simple really, just trim the paper and score, cut the top with a punch and decorate. I used Nate's ABCs cartridge for the font and some chipboard "Cars" pieces I picked up at Joannes.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Birthday Project #1: Birthday Invite

It's birthday week for the boys, so I pulled out my Cars cartridge and gave it a whirl. I only had to make six invites, so it wasn't too bad. I cut Lightning McQueen at 3 1/2" but it would have been better to cut him a bit bigger as there are a lot of detail cuts. I added Glossy Accents around the tires and windows and some stickels too.  I used The patterned paper is from DCWV Celebrations stack and a Martha Stewart Loopy punch and EK Success label  and scallop punch. I used PBD "Party time" stamp set to create the sentiment on the front and the inside. The "4" is from the Sweet Treats cartridge.