Monthly Archives: March 2017

Spring (or Summer or Autumn or Winter!) Chalkboard Vinyl Bottles

For years I had saved 6 green bottles from a fancy drink to use for a craft I had envisioned. Well, it took until last year before I finally used them to create a cute spring/summer decoration! It was so simple to make…all I needed were the bottles, chalkboard vinyl, a Silhouette machine (though the vinyl could be cut out by hand if a Silhouette or Cricut isn’t available), decorative flowers, and a chalk marker (or regular chalk). I picked my favorite decorative box to cut out with the vinyl, then attached one to each bottle. I also wrote one letter each of the word
“spring”, as well as put one flower, into each bottle. After spring is over, just erase all bottles but the first one, spell out summer, and fill with summery flowers (like daisies or sunflowers!). I haven’t tried it in autumn or winter yet, but since both of those words are 6 letters as well, these bottles could be used year round! In autumn you could use wheat or darker flowers in them, and in winter you could put winter berries or some kind of decorative branches. The possibilities are really endless! (Flowers are from Michael’s Crafts).

Starry Woodland Birthday

I created this starry woodland Birthday card for one of my nephews who is turning 5 next month. I’ve been fond of my Lawn Fawn stamps as of late, and used several from different sets for this card. The tree is from Critters in the Forest, birthday sentiment from Chit Chat, and the deer, balloon, and gift from Party Animal. Since all of the patterned papers came from my scrap boxes, I’m not sure of the brands of those. I used a rub on transfer for the number 5 as well, but a stamp, or nice handwriting, would have worked as well. This card is even more perfect since said nephew lives in the Pacific Northwest 🙂

Bright and Beautiful Birthday

Today is the first Saturday of National Craft Month! Each year I have loved making as many crafts as possible during this month, and usually try a new craft as well. Last year I was teaching full time and finishing up my senior project so I didn’t really have a chance to craft as much as I wanted. However, this year I not only have more time, but I have a baby due at the end of May that I want to craft for! So this month will not only include some scrapbook-y and various crafty posts, but a few baby crafting posts as well 🙂

Anyway, to kick things off I wanted to share this bright and beautiful birthday card I created today. The base of the card is the only thing not made from paper scraps…something I’m always looking to use. It can easily be duplicated with any large piece of scrap paper, all you’d need to do is switch up the colors. I just love it!