Showing posts with label Canvas Corp. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canvas Corp. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

21: Vegas Style Birthday Card

Red White and Black Birthday

My BFF and I have done everything together including getting married and then a few years later, having kids within days of each other. We even went to the same Ob/Gyn and delivered in the same hospital. So 10 days after celebrating my baby’s 21st, it was time to celebrate her baby’s 21st.

Since she’ll be celebrating in Vegas, I wanted the card to match so when I saw dice brads at Impress I had to get them and based the card around them.
Black and White 21

I went with a red / white / black scheme to play off of the roulette wheel. Used Canvas Corp diamond patterned paper , layered with an embossed panel using a Cuttlebug embossing folder with a crown at the top.
Black and White Checker

I used my Cricut Expression to cut the numbers 21 out of the diamond patterned paper and layered them with foam dots ( cut 2 sets for each number) and added some glittered gold paper and ribbon to give the card some glitz.  Layered the dice brads onto black and gold papers and embellished the crown with gold rhinestones.

I hope the birthday girl has a great time!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween Cards: Quick, Easy, and Stashbusted

Quick Halloween Cards

While I love nothing more than shopping for new goodies each season, sometimes you really need to use what you have. For this year’s Halloween cards I decided to do that and pulled out miscellaneous things from my stash.

Quick Halloween Card Canvas Corp

The cards themselves ( Canvas Corp) were from a pre-made pack. Black and white polka-dot cardstock. Perfect for Halloween! I used a label sticker from a pack I’d picked up along the way somewhere.  For the card shown above, I added a chipboard banner shaped sticker on top of which I put a scrap of a Halloween rub-on. Added a sticker from another leftover package and finished with a leftover orange rhinestone, and scrap of glittered ribbon.

Quick Halloween Cards Stickers

I did the same with the other cards I made, coordinating whatever went together from what I had on hand.
Halloween Cards Fast

Quick Halloween Cards This N That

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Back to School for College Kids: Coffee Run Card

Coffee Run Card

Those of you who are coffee drinkers, remember when you weren’t? Remember when you thought it tasted gross and wondered how and why anyone would ever drink the stuff?  I do. And I think I was about the same age as College Boy when that changed forever. Is there a coffee switch that clicks on in College?

Now that coffee is a major food group, we usually help him out with a Starbucks card to cover Pumpkin Spice Lattes and supplement the dining hall coffee. Funny how the frequency of Starbucks trips is in direct proportion to who's paying for the Lattes isn't it? Mom and Dad pay...frequency goes up. College kid pays? Dining hall coffee YUM!

I remembered this Canvas Corp paper I had in my stash. PERFECT!

Coffee Run Supplies

For this project you will need:
  • Cardstock ( I used kraft to match my patterned paper and because it reminded me of the Starbucks “sleeves”) and matching envelope
  • Coffee themed paper (Canvas Corp “Coffee Words on Kraft”)
  • Gift card
  • Coordinating theme stamps
Cut cardstock to make 5.25 x 5.25 card. Cut patterned paper to cover front and back. Cover front of card. On inside of card, cut a slit to fit your gift card. I used an XActo knife and cut down the short side of the GC:

Coffee Run Inside

Slide GC through slit; cover back of card with remaining panel and use a scrap of the paper to line the inside of the card as shown.

Coffee Run Closeup

I debated about just leaving the card alone but me? Leave something alone? So I stamped a coffee stamp on a kraft scrap using watermark ink, finished with some decorative pearls, trimmed the image and mounted with foam dots.

Coffee Run envelope

I liked how the watermark ink looked on the kraft paper so I stamped the back of the envelope too!

So who else went from “coffee is the grossest thing ever” to “is there life before coffee”?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fall Vinyl Embellished Candles

Sharing a project I did for the Expressions Vinyl blog last week.

I’m having a long overdue lunch with some girlfriends and I always like to take them a little gift. I love embellishing these tall glass candles . I downloaded the image for the vinyl from the Silhouette online store and cut from gold metallic vinyl on my Silhouette Cameo.

Gold Vinyl Maple Leaf Border

Here are my images after peeling away the extra vinyl. For images with lots of detail, like these swirls, I like to use transfer paper to get my images cleanly off the backing and onto my project.


This made it easy to center the image and place it on the candle.  I used a Canvas Corp damask print paper ( white on kraft) and Mod Podged the paper to the candle, then applied the vinyl image.

Leaf Vinyl Candle

Then I just poked around in my stash and embellished with some complementary rhinestones, plain old twine, beads, and paper flowers.

Fall Vinyl Embellished Candle


What's a gift without a gift tag? Since I have an abundance of paper scraps, I found a coordinating scrap from another project, covered a plain white tag and finished with a K&Co fall leaf scrapbook border, a giant eyelet, and coordinating baker's twine. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall Décor: Canvas Corp Chalkboard Paper and Canvas

I had the chance to play with some more of the pieces from the wonderful giveaway I won from Canvas Corp. Included in my goodies were these:
Canvas Corp Canvas and Chalkboard Paper
A 10x10 canvas and a 12x12 sheet of chalkboard paper. I’m itching to get some Thanksgiving décor up. Not that I don’t love Halloween but I think sometimes as artsy craftsy decoratsy peeps, we get ahead of the season and by the time the actual holiday rolls around we’re on to the next.
I wasn’t really sure where I was going with this. Sometimes I know. Sometimes I don’t.  But I decided that I wanted these two to go together. Here’s where I ended up:
Canvas Corp Altered Canvas
I used extra strong double sided tape to stick the chalkboard paper to the canvas. Then I got the idea to frame the edges with leaves so I cut a bunch of oak leaves on my Cricut from metallic silver cardstock.
If you can’t take a straight picture, tilt it in Windows Live Writer!
Looked around for something to add and my eyes fell upon my jute twine. Made some spirals and ran the twine around the edges. I’m going for a sparkly Thanksgiving and am in love with tinsel glitter so I covered more leaves with “Champagne” tinsel glitter by Recollections  (Michaels).  Finished up with some rolled paper roses made from a chocolate brown metallic paper and went around those lightly with chocolate brown glitter glue.
Canvas Corp Altered Canvas Closeup
Wrote the year in the middle with a chalkboard marker so I can update it again in the years to come.
Canvas Corp Chalkboard Paper
Canvas Corp Altered Canvas Rosette
Not a great pic, but you can see the glitter glue sparkling on the edges of the flower.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thank You Canvas Corp! Edgar Allen Poe Collage

The highlight of my week was getting an email from Jenn at Canvas Corp letting me know that I won their recent Facebook Halloween giveaway! Squeal!! I. LOVE. THEIR. STUFF! And it was even shipped out immediately and I received it on Thus! Wanna see?
Canvas Corp Halloween
An assortment of papers, a chunky canvas, a burlap canvas, notecards, clothespins, canvas and burlap banner pieces. I had to play with it immediately! My Halloween mantle already had an Edgar Allen Poe / black and neutral theme and one of the papers was Poe’s “The Raven” written on kraft paper so I got an idea to add one more piece.
Canvas Corp Poe Collage
I found a royalty free line drawing of Edgar Allen Poe online, downloaded, and printed on a plain piece of kraft colored cardstock. Cut and tore pieces of “The Raven” and black and white diamond Canvas Corp papers ( it was meant to be since I already used the same paper on my “Witches Ball” piece) and put on either side of the picture. Cut banner pieces from black and gold metallic scraps and put those along the top.
Canvas Corp Raven
Canvas Corp Poe
I cut a “P” from black vinyl using my “Wall Décor and More” Cricut cart, and also a black bird silhouette to represent a raven. The frame is a plain wood frame from Dollar Tree that I painted. To finish, I made rolled roses and freehand cut leaves from paper scraps and hot glued those to glass and frame.
Poe Mantle
I already had a piece representing “The Raven” from last year so this went perfectly with the rest of my Poe themed décor. Thank you SO much Jenn and Canvas Corp! Can’t wait to play with more from my wonderful package!
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Reverse Trick or Treat: Mid-Term Survival Kit

Halloween Goodie Box Closeup
It didn’t take long to learn that college kids are different from high school kids in that silly fun things are not embarrassing ( within reason!) and are appreciated.  Away from home, they  love to receive packages!  I always had fun making stuff for either class parties or as he got older, friend parties,  but what to do this year with him not home?
Thus “Reverse Trick or Treat” was conceived! And, since October is mid-term time for him and a few of his best friends, I combined the two.
You might remember the altered candles I did for graduation party favors. I had some supplies left over and found the cutest self adhesive metal “Monster Head” stickers by Jolee’s Boutique.
Halloween Votives
The instructions on how to make these are in the graduation post. I printed “Trick or Treat” on the candle wrappers and adhered the stickers. Then wrapped each one in a clear cello bag:
Halloween Votive
Then when I was at the grocery store one day I saw a pack of kids bubbles. I thought this would be a good way to represent “blowing off steam”. But these bottles just screamed to be altered!
Altered Bubbles
Wrapped each bottle with Canvas Corp’s black and white harlequin paper and went over it with “Smash” tape. Then used “Poison” labels  from Recollections at Michaels. These definitely needed to be wrapped in case of leakage.
ALtered Bubbles Bottle
Of course college kids need sugar! I found this cute idea on Pinterest which is from The Idea Room: Mummy Candy Bars!
Candy Bar Mummy
Super easy ! Giant candy bars ( they were 2 for $3 @ Target); googly eyes and white crepe paper streamer from Dollar Tree. Go to The Idea Room for the full tute! Also included a bag of Halloween mini-candies ( chocolate of course!)
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Trick or Treat Goodies
These are some of the miscellaneous things I included in the kits. Stretchy skeletons and pumpkin noise makers ( Michaels). Halloween Pez dispenser. And see those cute Whisker Graphics bags?! I actually did one set of full “kits” for son and 4 friends, but his school has this thing called sponsor groups where they put kids together in a dorm like a built in family in groups of 10-12, so I did a box of goodies (minus the bubbles, and candles) for them.
Used the Whisker Graphics bags for those , sealed with these:
Halloween Tags
One bag / tag for each of the 12 “spiblings” (yes that’s what they really call each other!) and their two sponsors ( upper classmen who show them the ropes).
The final individual kits:
Halloween Goodie Box
And here’s the cheesy sign I included in each of the 5 kit boxes:
Mid Term Survival Kit
“Zombie Apocalypse and Mid Term Survival Kit”
Several college campuses have recently been playing a campus wide game of Zombies vs Humans so I thought I’d play on that. Plus, after mid terms, they may feel like zombies!

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