Friday, January 10, 2014

Simple Random Craft Things

Hello there…today I would like to show you some simple random things… I am sure you are also using your craft supplies for those quick projects to pretty things up its part of the fun having all that stuff that we all collect.

I love especially using all the shapes Magnolia has in their DooHickey die line – THANK god I have a new die cutting machine. I just recently broke my Sizzix as seam to have forgotten how to sandwich the plates after my long crafting break DUH!!!  I feel so stupid – this sure was an expensive mistake.

Christmas deco_1

Here I am using DooHickey Heart tag along with a very pretty Magnolia script stamp. The hearts are decorated with some small rose buds or some wooden flower shapes out of a Prima kit. I have seen several sets over at Sir Stampalot. I will see if I can find the link for you. I attached all the tags to my gifts with some bakers twine.

Christmas deco_2

Looking good on the presents Smile behind the chair you can see how nice the Heart die cut looks on the gift bag. The snowflake tissue paper and gift bags were all purchased at Joann.

Christmas deco_3

The crochet hearts also looking good as Valentines deco on my willow branches (found at Ikea)… no idea how many more to crochet… maybe 25??? if you are interested in the pattern just leave a comment (Pretty Pressings blog) and I can write it up for you guys.


Than I did some sewing… drew my own pattern for it until I was happy with it. I purposely did not turn the fabric inside out.. I liked the frayed fabric like that. For decoration I used Magnolia Doo Hickey Tea-Label Tag set – you will get 3 shapes in the set. This piglet went to Sweden as it stands for God Jul there, in Germany we have piglets for “Good Luck” around New Year or as its called there “Silvester”.

God Jul Pig

Than I quickly altered a Distress crackle paint container with some pretty leftover Magnolia Paper – the one I used is called “Riffard Roses” and comes from last years “Special Moments” Collection. Those papers are just too pretty to throw any pieces away. I keep most of them.
I used DooHickey Vintage Daisies Flower dies (on sale right now), So Wrapped Tilda Lace label and the heart swirl branch die. Really inexpensive decoration and it just makes it so much prettier for gift giving.

Distress paint_1

The ribbon is by Martha Stewart, to adhere my papers onto a round surface I like to use Scor tape.

Distress paint_2

All right.. thanks for swinging by today. Hope you are going to have a great weekend with hopefully some crafting time involved.



trisha too said...

So many little pretties, Claudia--
VERY sweet post!


Mo said...

Deine Herzen sind WUNDERSCHÖN liebe Claudia, ich würde sehr gerne wissen wie du sie gehäkelt hast...!
Alles Liebe,

Sol said...

So many Beautiful things.. Smart ideas.. and Those Beautiful Decorated gifts.. Must be a Joy both to give and absolutely to receive such a Beautiful and thoughtful gift.. Love in all the wrapping too.. I need to make time to decorate some of my own stuff to... Thank you for the idea!! :o)

Tracey T said...

Love these ideas for embellishing gifts or for just having around at home. Would love the pattern for the crochet hearts when you have 5 minutes. Hugs, Tracey xx

Christina C. said...

Deine Handarbeit ist wahnsinnig toll!
Das Schweinchen ist so suess und die verschiedene Herzchen sid fabelhaft!
Ausgezeichnet, Claudia!

Heidi said...

WOW this is so great Claudia. You have so many great ideas <3
Thank you for the inspiration
Hugs and love

Danielle Champagne said...

HO!!!!! this is soooo cute Claudia. give such a lovely touch to your gifts. Keep my fingers crossed & wish to have time to do these cuties! wonder if you would share your time-recipes!!!! LOL. HUgs.

Gunilla/Nilla said...

You are so creative! Love all your sweet things!

Yes we say God Jul AND Gott nytt år in Sweden;)!!

Have a lovely weekend/Gunilla


Hi Claudai
These are all so gorgeous and beautiful a fabulous ides just love the crochet hearts have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx

Sandra H said...

Wow they are stunning x

Sara said...

Beautiful gift ideas Claudia, is there no end to your talents, knitting, crocheting, painting..... wow, they are just all gorgeous, hugs Sara xxx

Irene said...

LOVE it Claudia, great ideas and thanks for the inspiration!

xx Irene

Daisy Trails said...

Love all the details on the tags. Would love to have a go at crocheting the hearts, if you get a chance to put up the pattern, that would be brilliant.

Beth said...

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh . . . did you mean it about sharing your crocheted hearts pattern?? I would looooove to know how you made those lovely little crocheted cuties! Thank you soooo much!