Sunday, June 1, 2014

Manly Magnet set and a Moneky Baby card

Wow, I didn't realize it has been almost 3 months since I posted anything!
I haven't been able to create much anyway, we are preparing to sell the house and move 2 hours away, and almost all my spare time has been declutter packing, cleaning, painting the house (with the help of a dedicated friend!) and other odd end fix-it jobs for the house.
Now most of my craft room is packed away!


I had my magnet making supplies saved out since I knew I was going to be making my dad a set of car magnets for Fathers Day.  He works on cars and has for at least the past 35 years, and he has his own auto shop, so I wanted to make him these for his shop fridge.  The next Doodle Pantry Challenge is having a theme of "Make it Manly", starts at noon today on the Doodle Pantry Blog, hope you can join in!

I used the Classic Cars 1, Classic Cars 2, and the new Classic Cars 3, as well as the Hotrod Pickup, Vintage Auto, Classic Corvette, and one of the motorcycles from Motorcycle Mania.

I printed the color versions onto Neenah 90 lb. cardstock and followed the instructions over at Sun & Moon Craft Kits for making the magnets. ALL my magnet supplies I got from them as well (glass pieces, magnets and glaze to adhere it all together).

MONKEY BABY CARD (with nothing other than paper, adhesive, a little ribbon, and my trusty color printer!)

I needed to make a card to go with the little gift I got for my daughters second grade teacher. She is going to have a baby over the summer and it's a girl and my daughter was all excited to get to give her this gift before school lets out.
Now I must inform you that almost all my "stuff" has been packed away.  I have NO dies, NO punches, NO embellishments except for a few spools of ribbon on hand, NO color cardstock (only white), and NO e-cutter machine.

I had very LITTLE to work with!  Pretty much just white papers, adhesive, and a few colors of ribbon to choose from. Oh, and good thing I still had my sewing machine out and plugged in since I still have to cut the sleeves off some of the kids shirts to make them some short sleeve shirts out of the winter shirts (Gotta get as much use out of the winter clothes as possible!).

Luckily, I found this adorable monkey at Miss Kate Cuttables and all her stuff comes in PNG/JPG as well as SVG cutting files.

Here's my card:

So, I printed the monkey after changing the color of the pink cheeks and heart in Photoshop to a melon-ey, coral-ey shade.

I then matched that coral color and printed a full sheet of the coral, then a full sheet of the brown on the monkey, and then I pulled in the Zebra print from Going Wild Digi Paper Pack and changed the color of the stripes to the same coral color that I needed and printed a sheet of that.

So all this card was printed out and cut.  Them I sewed the sections and added my ribbon. Since having NO embellishments, I happened to print an extra monkey with the heart and cut out the heart to add over the sentiment.

Sentiment from Baby Shoes by Doodle Pantry
Zebra print from Going Wild Digi Paper Pack by Doodle Pantry (color altered to be coral/melon)
Monkey by Miss Kate Cuttables (pink color altered to be coral/melon)
Neenah 80 lb cardstock
Printer Paper
Color Printer
Sewing Machine
Foam dimensionals and adhesive
PTI ribbon
That's all I had for today, I hope you were inspired by something to go get crafty and bless someone else with your cards and creations!


Pat (mspfd) said...

Laurie, what fantastic work. The car magnets make the perfect gift for your dad, and the monkey card is, without a doubt, the cutest. Your creativity is amazing!

Heather said...

Who needs all that crafting 'stuff.' LOL This card is adorable and you only used white cardstock and a printer--ok, sewing machine also, but it's perfect!! Such inspiration. And I love those magnets. I have got to get me some of those supplies...after my move.