Thursday, June 14, 2012

...the Grand ol' Flag

In my family we often have parades. When ever there is something to celebrate like someone's birthday or good news of any kind really it's time for a parade.  I remember a lot of parades during potty training!  You did it!! WooHoo for you!  Let's have a parade!  It's just us being goofy and marching around the house, clapping, singing (loudly and often out of tune), and laughing as we celebrate in a big and spontaneous way the little everyday moments in life.  One of the songs we often sing is "Grand Ol' Flag!"   It's got the upbeat, marching kind of tempo just right for a spontaneous parade!

I couldn't help but think of all of that as I made this card.  It is a grand ol' flag!  It makes me smile.  It makes me proud.  And I am thankful for the many things it stands for.  So today, on Flag Day, I have this to share with you.

It was super fun to make! The Sheet Music background stamp is so fun to use and I liked putting this spin on it.  I used daubers to ink up the specific areas of the stamp in order to give it the look of a flag. Stamped the background, added the sentiment, mounted it on a cherry cardstock base, a little navy ribbon and voila!

Wherever there is a grain of loyalty,
there is a glimpse of freedom.
-Algernon Charles Swinburne

Happy Flag Day!

Card Recipe  All the crafty goodness you see is from A Muse Studio
Stamps: Sheet Music Background, Let Freedom Ring (both on sale this month!)
Ink: Cherry, Navy
Cardstock: Sugar, Cherry
Embellishments:  daubers, Navy satin ribbon

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 & fabulous Gifties!

It's that time of year. School is just about over and I've got teacher gifts on my mind. Here's a super fun and fast gift idea for ya. Who wouldn't love this pretty bouquet of pens?!

They are easy-peasey to make. Just die cut flowers from cardstock and punch a hole in the center. Then add a glue dot to secure it to the pen when you slip the flower onto the pen top. The grass green cardstock, papaya polka dot ribbon and stamped sentent finish it off beautifully.

Everything you see is A Muse Studio crafty goodness. Leave a comment if you'd like more info on how to make these pen bouquets or want to order supplies.

Happy crafting!

To make the sentiment tag I used the lined paper stamp from the School Days set, stamped it in bermuda ink, and then cut it out and tacked it down with a glue dot (love those things so handy!)>

Here's a close up of the pens.  I bent the petals a little so they weren't so flat.

The all just tucked in the cone so nicely that I didn't need to do anything else. Just arranged them nicely. 

All supplies are by A Muse Studio.
Stamps: School Days
Ink: bermuda, onyx
Cardstock:  grass, grapefruit, burano, bellinin, papaya, sugar
Embellishments:  papaya polkadot ribbon, crop-a-dile, a|s exclusive flower die #1, and pens of your choice.