Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gratitude Card Set

Hi everyone, hope you all had an awesome and enjoyable Christmas. Now that all has settled down a bit for most of us, I decided I would make some Gratitude card sets for myself and as a card gift set to family members.

This is my DT post for Cardz TV Gallery and I used Cardz TV Stamps "Many Thanks". I also used some beautiful "Natural White" twine from Timeless Twine. I purchased the clear boxes online from Clear Bags. The photo corners are from the Silhouette file #67953.

I will be back after the new year with some exciting news, as it will be a very busy crafting year for me.

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy "2015" New Year!!!


Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Season's Greetings

Merry Christmas
Happy Holidays
Joy and peace fills in the hearts of those
who believe in the miracle of Christmas
Wishing you a Merry Christmas filled with
Happiness, fun and Joy
 The Calderone Family

Saturday, December 13, 2014

"Twas the Night before Christmas" Book Box

Hi everyone, glad to be back with another project to share with you for my DT post for Cardz TV Gallery. I made this adorable book box that I found at SVG Cuts "Spirits of Christmas Past" kit. I think it's just perfect to be used for little Christmas treasures. 

I used Cardz TV Stamps "Very Merry" and "Home for Christmas", which couldn't be more perfect. I also cut the moon svg file from "Night Before Christmas" over at Kadoodle Bug Designs.

A couple of embossing folders were used to do the sides of the book, back cover and corners. Finished it by adding some twine, metal brads and rhinestones, along with shading and spraying with Glimmer Mist "Guilded Gold".

Some of my most favorite designer papers are from Graphic 45, I used the "Twas the Night Before Christmas" paper pack.

Can't wait to give this to that someone special that I have in mind!


Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Creative Crew DT Member for Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine

Hi guys, super happy to announce that I am a new member to the Creative Crew DT for  Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine... YAY...super excited!!!! So happy to be a part of the crew, I loved making new friends with such wonderful and talented women.

Looking forward to creating with these awesome products and to start sharing it with everyone, it's going to be lots of fun. Don't forget to stop the Timeless Twine Blog and check out the new Creative Crew team.

Also, be sure to check out their store on Etsy... 
See you soon
Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

"Santa's Cookies" Mason Gift Jar

Hi guys, here's a project I made for my son last night, who asked me to make it for a Christmas raffle that they were doing at his job today. He thought it would be fun to contribute a mason jar filled with ingredients and directions for Sugar Cookies. 

I used the Cricut cartridge "Teddy Bear Parade" and for the top of the jar an svg file #68381 from the Silhouette store. I also used Cardz TV Stamps "Christmas Critter" for the sentiment. Hopefully this will put a nice smile on someone's face.


Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Friends Make the Best Presents" Gift Bag

Howdy, I'm here today to share my next DT project for Cardz TV Gallery. For this project I made a Christmas gift bag and used Cardz TV Stamps "Home For Christmas".

I love to watch the snowfall, it's just so beautiful and cozy, I just had to share it by using it as my back drop for my project. I made a nice huge snowflake for the center of the bag with some Tim Holtz dies and added a little jar with fake fluffy snow which hangs from a blue metallic ball chain...see the video below!

I had so much fun putting this together and I can't wait to give it to a special friend.



Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, November 28, 2014

"Magic of Christmas" Tag

Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I know I have plenty to be thankful for and totally enjoyed having family and friends over to share this special day.

For todays project I want to share with you a quick post of a tag that I made for Christmas. I used lots of elements and texture to the tag to give it a nice snowy feel. On my next post, I will have a video where I will show you how it more or less came together.


Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Fall Banner

Hi guys, as promised I'm back with the fall banner that I made, I was going to do a YouTube video on it, but unfortunately I have way too much going on, so I just haven't had the time, sorry.

I bought a set of MDF craftwood pennants from KaiserCraft , I covered them with Authentique papers "Thankful Collection" and I used a metallic paint from DecoArt "Rich Espresso" to paint the sides.

I painted some chipboard letters with gesso, sprayed them with various fall colors of Glimmer Mist, shaded them with my finger using Archival "Coffee" ink and added some foam tape to the back. 

With craft cardstock I cut smaller pennants and embossed them with a leaf embossing folder. I distressed the edges and inked them with TH "Walnut Stain" ink, I also inked the embossed leaves. I did spray them with the "Bronze" and "Guilded Gold" Glimmer Mist for a warm glimmer effect. I used bakers twine around the edge and attached it with metallic brads. Before adding them to the larger pennants, I put foam tape to the back.

Finally I used jute to hang the banner and tied a bow with raffia in between each pennant.


Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Harvest Blessings Gift Bag

Hi everyone,  for todays project I would love to share some Thanksgiving gift bags that I made. I'm having Thanksgiving dinner at my home this year and I wanted to make something nice for the guests to take home with them. Inside I will be adding a jar of caramel and a couple of apples, I found the idea on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect. I still have several more to make, but I just had to share the ones I made so far. 

I used craft  gift bags that I covered in beautiful papers from Authentique's "Thankful Collection" and the stamp set I used is from Cardz TV Stamps "Thankful for You".  You can find the acorns on the "B is for Boy" and "Stretch Your Imagination" Cricut Cartridges.

Please enjoy the Youtube video below! I will be back soon with a Fall banner.

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Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Christmas Treat Box

Hi everyone, here we are with another DT project I made for Cardz TV Gallery! For todays project I made several little Christmas treat boxes, I know this is a busy time of year for most of us and I wanted to make something that would come together rather quickly but yet, with some love and thought put into it. I think these can be perfect gift for anyone "as a" thinking of you at Christmas time... after all it is the thought that counts! :)

I found this "Curvy Box" svg file at My Craft Spot and also the tag from the "Present" svg file.
I used the Cardz TV Stamps - Very Merry, Home for Christmas, Holly Jolly and Snow Day.
The "Ginger Spice Cup" svg file is from Kadoodle Bug Designs.

You will find my YouTube video posted below!

I did cut out an additional layer to the top of this box because I wanted the paper for the handle to match the frame around the window, I then distressed the edges for a soft snowy feel. I added a pretty snowflake brad with pearls, lace with pearls and I added a white chain to complete the look. Paper used for the box is from Paper Studio "Ornamental Christmas"
and the paper for the window frame and handle
is from "Marcella" by K.

For the next two boxes, I wanted a more rustic look and thought these papers where perfect for it, I used a Martha Stewart punch for the Holly's, red and white twine with red brads and red and white cording for the one below. Papers are from the MME "Brown Paper Packages".


Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Mini Album

Happy Halloween!!!!

Hi guys, hope your all enjoying Halloween today, I had so much fun decorating and as always...looking forward to seeing all of the kids in the neighborhood with their fun costumes.

For todays DT project for Cardz TV Gallery, I thought it would be nice to have a little mini album for all of the cute pictures that we all take of our kids, in my case nieces and nephews all dressed up for Halloween. I have posted a link below to a YouTube video I made showing the project in detail, which I thought it would be much easier than posting pictures. I do plan on doing some future YouTube videos, although I must say I'm still not all that comfortable in front of the camera, which I'm hoping will change as time goes on.

Anyways, I had a lot of fun putting this together, I used Cardz Tv Stamps sets "Trick or Treat", "Spooky Sayings" and "More Spooky Sayings" and the Echo Park Papers "Happy Halloween", which I had from last year. The SVG files that I used are from SVG Cuts, Svg Cutting Files, the Silhouette Store - #66197 and the Cricut Cartridge "Happy Hauntings". Please do not forget to stop by Cardz TV Gallery and check out what else our other designers have created!

Hope you enjoy...

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pumpkin Picking Box Card

Happy Fall ya'll, here is my 2nd Cardz TV Gallery DT project I made for today, it's my first box card, yay... finally!!! I made this pumpkin box card and used it as an invitation for pumpkin picking.

I live in PA, but I usually go to Alstede Farms in NJ, love going on the hay ride, as always my kids always have to pick the biggest pumpkins, then complain that they are heavy... no kidding, lol! They have a huge corn maze, which you can be easily get lost in for hours and lets not forget their warm fresh baked pies, yummy!!! If you haven't been there and your close by, it's definitely a must visit, especially around this time of year.

Onto the project...I got the cut from SVG Cuts...Autumn Box Cards "Pumpkin Patch" and I used the "Extras" for the labels...1 @ 3 inches and 2 @ 2 inches. The Cardz TV stamp sets I used are "Thankful for You",  "Ticket Talk 2" and "Good Times". The papers are from Colorbok Textured Cardstock "Natural Wonder" and Paper Studio "Natural Botanical". I added orange brads, 3 dimensional stickers "Harvest" and an arrow stamp. TH ink pads for shading...Antique Linen, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Gathered Twigs and Rusty Hinge, plus Archival inks - Coffee and Jet Black.

Please do not forget to stop by Cardz TV Gallery and Cardz TV for more inspiration from our DT members.

Hope you enjoy...

Happy Crafting!!!

"Spellbound" Halloween Tag

Hi everyone, here we are with another project I have created for the Cardz TV Gallery, I just love being part of this DT, there is such wonderful inspiration on the gallery, it's a must see! 

I love Graphic 45 papers, I used these papers from the "An Eerie Tale" paper pack , such fun papers to play with. I used a #10 tag and Cardz TV stamp sets "Frankly Frightful" and "Spooky Sayings". I also added a pocket for 2 additional tags I made for a photo and/or some journaling, I used spellbinders die cut #S5-167 for the tab on the smaller tags.

I used my mini tag punch for the "Trick" and "Treat" sayings and added them to the smaller tags. I added some black brads, green rhinestones, green seam binding, green twine and foam tape. I also used black Archival Ink and TH- Black Soot for the shading.

Hope you enjoy...

For added journaling or photos.

Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Purse Gift Card Holder

Howdy all, I have a project here today that I made for a gift card. I bought this purse from the Silhouette store #60407, it's so darn cute I had to buy another (similar) "purse gift-card holder/envelope set" that I will be using for another project I have in mind, I'll be posting that one soon. This purse took no time at all to put together, seriously...it took minutes.

I used Core`dinations green cardstock and Graphic 45 "Time to Celebrate" papers. I added some foam tape to the front and back layers, Prima flowers, button, twine and green ribbon to complete the look. The sentiment I used is from the Cardz TV "Just Saying" stamp set. 

Hope you enjoy...

Happy Crafting!!!