How do you spend two days snowed in with the family?

I make cards in the basement!  Six people, 1 internet connection and 1 TV everyone wants to watch.  I just spent my time in the craft area downstairs and came up with my next batch of OWH cards.  These are very simple cards.  I just took papers from the DCWV Flower Shower stack and started combining colors and images.  There are only three that I used the Cricut to make.  The rest were punches.  Let's see if you can tell the difference.  Sorry there are so many shadows in the pictures.

Card  # 1 Hearts and Flowers
 Card #2 Have a Tweet Day
 Card #3 Hearts and Flowers #2
 Card #4 Oh Hoppy Day!
 Card #5 Six Medalions
 Card #6 Ziggy
 Card #7 Surprise
 Card #8 Country Love
 Card #9 Love Birds
 Card #10 Tulips and Daisies

 Card #11 Gold Fish Bowl

 Close up of the fish bowl card
So which ones are Cricuts?
Numbers 6, 7, and 11.  Numbers 6, 7 are cuts from Plantin Schoolbook and 11 is a card cut from Life's a Beach.

Number 4 is a Cuttlebug die cut, the rest were hand punches.  On #10 those little purple tulips were punched from one of those tiny punches Michaels has in their dollar bin.  I glued them into the beige dots.  Kinda looks like ribbon. This is a great stack of papers.   The owls, birds "love cross stitch" and flowers are all parts of the paper stack.  I needed the bright colors to cheer me up - at least until we had to start shoveling!!

Stay warm and safe everyone.


New Techniques

Sorry I've been absent for a while.  I'm teaching myself some new technique to use on my paper crafts.
I started with this: card:
This is my first Yo-Yo flower in over 45 years!  Wow how old am I!!! LOL  I'll tell you they were a lot easier to make before the arthritis and poor vision set into my life.  Here's a close up of the flower:
I started with a 3" square of cotton fabric, 10" of straight lace, button thread, and a 3/4" button.  The hardest part? Tying the thread bow!  I probably wasted 18" of thread, but my fingers are not conducive to small bows - let alone tying with thread.  I made the flower then gathered the lace and glued it to the back of the flower using score tape.  The button is glued to the front of the flower to hide the gathers.

The other technique on this card is the black "lace".  Here is a close up:
This started out as plain black Recollections card stock.  I punched a 6" wide piece of card with the MS lacy hearts border punch.  I trimmed the piece to 5.25" by 1.75".  Then I ran it through my Xyron machine.  I used a black glitter that has pink glitter highlights.  (It came in a box of small interlocking bottles of glitter in 20 shades.  I bought it a Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago.) I pressed the glitter down firmly to make sure it covered the card stock.  Then I went back with a needle and reopened all the holes in the hearts that were filled in with glue and glitter.

I'm not very good at explaining how to's so here are two video links.  One for the YO-YO flower and one for the Xyron glue/glitter process.

A few other comments about the card:
This gorgeous pin came from June over at Lina Beas she makes fantastic pins and beautiful paper art.  Thank you June and have a great time on your Cruise.

The pleated velvet ribbon was the inspiration for this card.  I bought it at Walmart along with a package of valentine buttons that included the two white hearts.  I used a very thin strip of black paper to "thread them".  The simple stamp - came from a $1.00 clear stamp set at Michaels.  The paper and it's all one sheet, came from a bundle of paper from Big Lots.  The loop border actually goes all around the 8" square.  I chose to use just a section without a corner.
Here are some more closeups of the card.  Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know if you have questions.  I will also have a teaser image of what I've been working on for the rest of the week.

Take care everyone.