Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gearing up for the "LOVE" season!

Today I spent the day making some Valentines Day Cards! I figured I with my Parents coming to visit us for the holidays soon I better get a head start on the "next" holiday. I also had a couple new craft items that I had been itching to use for a while now, like my new heart embossing folder and the hearts border cut out punch!
These cards and more are available for purchase on my Etsy shop AlishaKayDesigns

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

How to make Adorable Felt Boxes, DIY

Make these adorable boxes from Felt! You can make whatever size, depending on the size of square felt piece you have.
These are perfect for holding jewelry, coins, or whatever else comes to mind!
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Clothespin Christmas Card Holders!!

Today I spent the day making some super fun and addictive decorative clothespin card holders! The possibilities are endless on the designs you can make with these because it is made from patterned papers....and we all know paper is one of my Loves :)  They turned out great, I I plan on making lots of these since they are great for many different decorations or uses like:

1. Greeting Card Holder (Just run a strand of twine or ribbon down your cupboards, under your mantel, etc. and then hang the cards off it using these clothespins!)
2. Fridge Magnets to hold papers or notes! (just add a magnet on back)
3. Chip bag closures!
4. Anything that you can think of!

If you are interested in purchasing these decrotive clothespins you can at my Etsy shop AlishaKayDesigns 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Etsy Featured Sellers November Part 1: Gift Ideas For Girls and Boys!

This month for the featured Etsy sellers post I am doing a 3 part post! The three part posts will be Gift Ideas For Girls and Boys, Gift Ideas For Women, and Gift Ideas For Men. Take some time to view these talented Etsy Sellers Items and Shops!
Gift Ideas for Girls and Boys
Nursing Necklace / Teething Necklace, Colourful, Breastfeeding, Babywearing -  baby teether, mom jewelry
Couture Baby Girl Headband, Girl's Christmas Vintage Headband, Infant Red Headband, Baby Girl Lace Headband,Tutu Matching Headband
Crayon Roll Holder Organizer with Vehicles, holds 12 crayons. Christmas present, stocking stuffer, Birthday present
Boutique Flower Fairy - Girls Fairy Dress with tulle skirt - Custom made for Christmas
Koala kids crochet beanie
Lattice Pillow Pink Trellis with insert  18X18 inch
Fall Girl's Floral and Polka Dot Twirl Skirt, Sizes 3T - 6
Nativity Doll Set- Needle Felted Mary, Joseph, Jesus and Manger Childrens Waldorf Inspired
Thank you to all the shops for supporting the blog and making such unique items! Everyone keep posted for the next series of featured Etsy Sellers Post for November, gift ideas for men and gift ideas for women!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Die cuts for scrapbooking, cardmaking and MUCH more!

Hello All,

I just made a new listing on my Etsy Shop for Die Cuts! I love using these on my cards and want to share them with everyone now because the options are endless on what you can use these for! Please feel free to message me on my shop if you have a particular color, shape or size you are looking for, I would LOVE to do a custom order for you! AND all blog readers can use the coupon code BLOGREADER to get 10% off your first order!
Click Here To Visit My Shop

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Flowers From Plastic Spoons!

Flower Made From Plastic Spoons
I came across this idea while I was browsing different ways to make paper flowers and thought I have GOT to try this! The best part about this craft is that plastic spoons are super cheap and the colors are almost limitless.
What you need
1 Burning Candle
Plastic Spoons (Any Color, and at least 6, the more spoons the fuller the flower)
How to Make

Step One: Take one plastic spoon and sway it over the burning candle until it looks to start becoming droopy. (The closer you put the spoon to the fire the more of a burnt look you get)

Step Two: While the tip of the spoon is still hot (be careful spoon will be extremely hot) shape the spoon into the desired shape of petal you want. I usually pinch in the sides a bit and then make the tip fold outwards just a tad. (The plastic hardens quickly, so try to get the shape you want fast)

Step Three: Reheat the base of the scoop part of the spoon and snip off while the stem is still warm. 

Step Four: Repeat step two to the rest of the spoons and fuse them together one by one by heating the ends slightly and pinching them together.

Keep going around placing the petals where you want them
For this flower I used the ends of a plastic black fork for the center.


Monday, October 29, 2012

October Featured Etsy Sellers!!

Last month I decided to start a monthly Featured Etsy Shops Post. Well being the month of October I wanted to feature shops with Halloween items. Please take some time to view some of these wonderful talented people and their shops full of great items!

DISCOUNT - Candy Corn Earrings Halloween Handmade Polymer Clay Miniature Food Candy

Printable Halloween Invitation DIY Vintage Paper and Spooky Goth Skulls-Teeth  Halloween Holiday Party Invitation
Halloween diecuts bat pack of 25
Halloween Treat Basket in Orange and Black Stripes
Halloween Girl's Twirl Skirt, Argyle and Dots in Black and Orange, Sizes 3T -6T, 7-10
Pumpkin coffee cozy Halloween crochet cup sleeve
Tangerine Orange Chiffon Ruffle Wreath Shabby Chic - featured on the Gift Insider - as seen on TV
Camera Straps with genuine Leather ends - CheckMate & Egyptian Vibe
Halloween hair clips
DIYHalloween Decoration, Set of 4 Printable Halloween Monsters, TaraMonsters,  DIY Paper Toy, Art Toy, Vampire, Frankenstein, Pumpkin, Mummy
Halloween Cupcake Toppers, Chalkboard Flags/Pennants - Set of 12
Blue Tree Painting on Wood / Shabby Chic Natural Home / Halloween Decor/  Pagan Folk Art
Halloween Pumpkin Hat - Costume Hat Knitted for Newborns
Festive Halloween Maze Fabric Pot Holder, Kitchen Trivet In Orange & Black
Thank you to all the wonderful Etsy Shops for making such wonderful and Beautiful Items to make this post happen!! Keep checking the blog for Novembers Featured Etsy Sellers! Thanks from AlishaKayDesigns on Etsy

Friday, October 26, 2012

New Etsy Shop!

Hello Everyone! Boy oh boy the month of October has been super busy in many different ways. As noticed I have not been posting many crafts this month at ALL. The main reason for this was because I was gone visiting family back in MI for 3 weeks while my husband was doing dermatology rotations all over the state. After we got back home I decided to get my Etsy shop back and running since I had not been able to do much with it since being pregnant, having a newborn, taking care of my two year old, etc. SO I finally sat down crafted more cards, took pictures of them, wrote descriptions and posted them. I hope all of you take the time to check out what I have so far. Some of the cards I posted tutorials about are on there for sale and all the Halloween items are on clearance. Hope everyone has a great day and has fun crafting away! The October featured Etsy shops post is in the works and will be up in the next couple days!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Spooky Sparkles!

Yes, yes, another one of my cards. I wanted to post this card because I was surprised on how much a little glitter can make a simple patterned paper stand out better. You can use this technique on almost any patterned paper of your choice.
To make use this technique I simply took some patterned spider wed paper and made this card layering different papers then to make the pattern stand out a bit better I just took some good ol' Elmer's school glue and traced part of the pattern then dropped the silver glitter all over and then shook off the access, and there you have it sparkly spider webs!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

BOO! Cutest DIY Halloween Home Decor!!

I have been in Michigan visiting family for almost 3 weeks now and have not been able to craft much since all my craft supplies are at home, but I did this craft a while back and still had the photos of it on my computer still, so I decided with Halloween around the corner I would post it. I love making anything with paper, and believe it or not you can make a TON of different things from paper. I got this idea from a craft magazine I had that had something very similar. This was really fun and super cheap seeing that everything here is stuff from the dollar tree.
Things you need
Small buckets (dollar tree has these in the wedding favor section)
Floral Foam (dollar tree also has this)
Moss (this is also in the floral section at dollar tree, comes in a bag)
Wooden skewers
Colored card Stock
Glue Stick
Hot Glue/Gun
Wiggle Eye Balls

How to make:
Step One: Cut your colored card stock to your desired sizes for the background square and then a 3 little bit smaller squares in black for the inner background.
Step Two: Cut out the letters to spell BOO! (I used my cricut machine for my letters but if you don't have a cricut you can print out letters in your desired font on the computer then use them as a stencil on your card stock)
Step Three: Cut out a half oval for the ghost shapes.
Step Four: Glue all your cut pieces together and then place your wiggle eyes in place on the ghosts.
Step Five: Hot glue the skewer stick to the back of the finished card stock topper letters.
Step Six: Hot glue your ribbons around the bottom of the buckets
Step Seven: Break or cut off blocks the fit inside of the buckets from the floral foam.
Step Eight: Hot glue some moss at the top of the floral foam
Step Nine: Stick your finished letters into the buckets and Enjoy your super cute Halloween Craft!