Thursday, February 16, 2012

Crayon Art

I got the idea from this blog:

I sketched out the couple and umbrella myself and used an X Acto knife to cut it out. I used a special kind of black card stock paper. 

I used wax paper to cover the area that I wanted to glue the cut out on. Then I surrounded it with foil using duck tape to secure the area. 

let the melting begin!

then I glue gunned the couple :)

the end!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

My best friend, Racheal, told me she wanted to make mint chocolate chip cookies; 
so off to the grocery store we went!

sugar cookie mix pack (we used Betty Crocker), 1/2 cup of margarine, 
1/4 teaspoon of mint extract, 7 drops of green food color, 1 egg
1 cup of creme de menthe baking chips (Andes)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 

1.  Preheat the oven to 350.  Stir (or use your hands like us) the sugar cookie mix, margarine, mint extract, food color, and egg until the dough forms.

2.  Get one cup of creme de menthe!  Add it in the dough.  

3.  Add the one cup of chocolate chips.

This is what it will look like!

4.  Use a spoon to make a ball of dough and set it about two inches apart.  Let them bake for about 10 minutes.

Here's yummy goodness!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

DIY Fabric Envelope

I wanted something to put an invitation and some goodies in something that wasn't just a plain envelope.  My mom has a bunch of fabric scraps so I decided to make a fabric envelope!  Pretty simple and I made it without buying any new materials which is always a plus :)

Things you'll need:
ruler, scissors, needle & thread,
 two buttons, glue gun, two different fabrics, 
fabric chalk (or anything that will show up on fabric)
thin ribbon, cord, or thread to tie the envelope

1.  First, I took the fabric I wanted to use for the outside of the envelope and with a ruler and my fabric chalk outlined the envelope.  I used 9" x 12" measurement for the envelope, added 5" to both sides of the envelope for the flaps, 2" to the center bottom, and 4" for the top flap.  It looked something like this 

SIDE NOTE: Watch your favorite tv show while you make this!  It's simple so you can definitely multitask.  I watched How I Met Your Mother, my favorite show 

2.  Next, I cut out the outline and placed it on top of my second fabric (the fabric I would be using for the inside of the envelope) and used it to cut out the same dimensions.

3.  In order to make sure the inside fabric isn't hanging out of the edges of the envelope I cut the the edges to make it a little smaller than the outside fabric.

4.  Next I hot glue gunned the edges of the fabrics together.

5.  Fold over the right flap then the left flap over it, glue that together.  Then I glued the bottom center flap on top of that and of course left the top flap alone.

6.  Get your button and sew it on the top flap.  I used the same color thread I would be using to stitch something on the envelope.  

7.  Then sew on the second button! 

8.  Then if you want, you can stitch something onto the front.  I was using the envelope to send an invite to my sorority's semi formal so I stitched on my date's name.