Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Decorate to Celebrate Challenge

This week I am a guest designer for
Challenge #30:  July 25, 2012 - August 7, 2012

 I decided to make a pew bow with
extra wide white taffeta ribbon from Midori as the base.
It is just a simple bow tied with a wire and a rubber band on the back to attach it to a pew.
I dressed it up with some paper anemones and ribbons.

The anemones are made with Giant Flowers Cricut cartridge and a Gypsy.
I added some black and white striped ribbon from Hobby Lobby and green vine ribbon from May Arts.
I also added a few hydrangea blossoms and pearls.

I also made a few photo props/signs for the bride and groom.
I used my computer to design and print onto craft card stock and added a handle
and some flowers and ribbon to match the pew bow.

I hope I have brought some inspiration for this challenge.

I entered my pew bow at
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge
#121 Wedding Bliss
and the signs at

DL.ART THANKFUL Thursday challenge
 Weddings or Anniversaries
Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Paper flower wedding bouquet

This is my entry for the DCWV/May Arts Craft Challenge.

The challenge was to use paper from the Snapshot stack from DCWV with four ribbons from May Arts.

My idea was to create a wedding bouquet.

My first out of paper flowers.

I did add some solid red and solid yellow card stock to tie the prints together.

I used my Cricut and Gypsy for most of the flowers. The green hydrangea blossoms are with a Martha Stewart punch.  I used Giant Flowers, Mother's Day Bouquet, and Flower Shop cartridges.  Most of the cuts have been altered with the Gypsy.

The handle is wrapped with yellow herringbone twill and finished with a few pearl pins.

Thanks for looking,

Jules :)

Friday, March 30, 2012

Cinderella, Cinderella

 Last week was my baby girl's 5th Birthday.  By her request, a blue Cinderella princess party was planned.
I also thought I would try out for Jinger Adams design team.
"The deadline is the inspiration" as my old boss used to say.
I think that being on a design team would be perfect for me and make me post more often.

The poster is the lyrics to "A dream is a wish your heart makes".
I re-covered and old dress form that I had, in blue, to look like Cinderella.
My little girl was pleased.

I used a lot of Cricut cuts, but I did not purchase any new cartridges. 
I used Flower Shop and Mother's Day Bouquet for the flowers,
Gypsy wanderings for the pumpkin,Once Upon A Princess for the castle and Summer in Paris for the crowns and chandeliers. I used my gypsy to make Cinderella's dress from various shapes.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Day

These are some paper "lollipops" that I made for a flower shop.
They were looking for a heart to tuck into flower arrangements for Valentine's Day.
I wanted something with a little substance to it. 
I cut the hearts out at 3" and glued them to 8" lollipop sticks.
 I glued a 1/2" strip of card stock between the hearts to give them some depth.

They remind me of a box of chocolates.

I am entering these in to the
Valentine Party challenge
Love is in the air challenge

Thanks for looking

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Elephant Baby Shower

These are some arrangements and decorations that I made for a baby shower.

It's a surprise. 
So, the colors were green and chocolate brown. 

 I made about 25 elephants (actually 50, they are double sided)
and stood them up on rosettes that I made with my
Martha Stewart scoring board.
They paraded down the center of one long banquet table amongst the flowers.

This was on the gift table to greet guests as they arrived.

The ellies are from the "Sugar & Spice" Cricut cartridge.
The "confetti" is a Martha Stewart elephant punch.

I am entering these in the
Decorate to Celebrate "Anything Goes" challenge and
Whimsical Designs "Anything Goes" challenge

Thanks for looking.

Monday, January 9, 2012

White rose bouquet

 I made this bouquet for the

I used coffee filters to make the roses and added some bling to the centers.
The template is on Martha's site. I decided not to paint them. 
I just used a little Perfect Pearls for some shine. 

I grouped them into a hand tied bouquet, added some more bling, wrapped silver angel hair around the base and added a bow with satin Midori ribbon.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Paper poinsettias and Christmas trees

I started the season making paper poinsettias.  I used a leaf shape from the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge to make the petals  I used the same shape in four different sizes.

I used a bamboo skewer to "draw" on the veins and a little flocking for the centers.
I glued them to clothes pins to attach them to gifts.

This was one of my harebrained ideas.
I was asked to decorate a benefit party.
I didn't have much budget, so I thought I could buy a
stack or two for $15-$20 (on sale) and make 100 paper trees.

The first 10 were not so bad, the next 90 was another story.  I did get them all done. I used my gypsy to make a cut file for the cones and George and Basic shapes for the stars.

 I had all different sizes, colors, and patterns.
They really did add some color to a very beige function hall.

I used wrapping paper to add  a runner to the tables.
I had about seven trees grouped in the center of each table and the rest were scattered about next to some candle holders I dressed up with leftover paper.

Merry Christmas!

Thanks for looking