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Friday, April 5, 2013

My Husband's Closet and a Talented Lady

So many of us are blessed to find wonderful inspirations, talent sharing people, and new web friends. I would like to share one fun card one very talented, sharing, creative woman from the Silhouette Plus forum and her blog Susans Craft Corner. Susan designed this wonderful kinetic card which will bring magic to anyone receiving it. The beer can be a cola, wine, or any other beverage of your choice just by making a few changes. I have an uncle whom is now retired . He was a representative for beer containers. I thought he would love to get this card.

If you would like to grab this file please visit Susan's blog. She updated this wonderful cutting file to include instructions. I'm pretty familiar with kinetic cards and I couldn't wait to make it so I made some modifications and winged it. Her instructions are great. You will have a fun card made in no time at all. Please don't forget to leave Susan some blog love and appreciation for all of her kindness and generosity.

Next, I want to share a real quick and cute project in honor of National Earth Month.It's the time of month to recycle and re-purpose those almost to the waste bin things.

 My husband was cleaning out his closet. I watched him heading towards the recycle bin and my eye brows raised and eyes popped wide open. This was crafting stuff in the making. He surrendered the jeans. It was time to get down to some crafty business. After all, I had to show him the potential of his worn out jeans. 

First, I cut out the pockets making sure to cut them close to the edges. After they were neatly cut out, I traced the shapes of them on some chipboard and cut the chipboard. Next, I added the ribbon hanger and trim to the pocket with hot glue. I could have used some fabric glue on the front bu I have this love hate thing going on with my glue It's like I challenge it to burn me again. After I added the ribbon I hot glued the chipboard on the back of the pockets, embellished it with some of the Jolee's Boutique dimensional stickers by EKsuccess, a Prima flower, and in the center of the flower I added a pretty yellow rhinestone. We need that bit of bling wherever we can get it. Last, I cut out the Levi tag on the back of the jeans to give it that something little extra.

They hang nicely on a magnetic hook or you can tap in a nail and hang it wherever you want and place anything you would like right into the snug little pocket. 

One more little thing I wanted to share about a recent purchase. I was fortunate to have a 50% off coupon from Michaels so I bought the Aleene's Ultimate Glue gun. I wanted to have a glue gun with various tips since I use a glue gun a whole lot. The problem with this neat glue gun is changing the tips. I swear, you need the strength of a gorilla to get the tips off. My husband jumped in to help and had to get another wrench to hold onto the back portion as he turned the front. The other thing that made this hot glue gun not too "Debbie" friendly is the fact that you have to change the tips while the glue gun is still hot. Really! I thought. With my record burns and mishaps this was a bit scary and can be dangerous. With all of this said; if I can get past the fear of changing the tips, me and Alleen's Ultimate glue gun may have a long and lasting relationship. I really love having the various tips and adore the handle grip that squishes the glue out. It's much more hand friendly than the trigger type of glue guns. If you decided to take the plunge and buy one of these nifty but naughty glue guns; don't forget to wait for a coupon. Without a coupon they are pricey.


  1. OMG, I LOVE this!!! What an amazing card!

    As an aside, Debbie, I've been enjoying quite a few of your Silhouette Studio videos. I just got mine and your videos have been such a help!!! Thanks for sharing them with us novices... lol!!!

  2. Love the occasional addition of the videos. They are brilliant for showing kinetic cards in full motion. Could do with a new glue gun myself I think..... Nice bit of re-purposing too with your OH's jeans too.
    Tine :)

  3. Totally awesome! The card and the jean pocket. Love :)

  4. Fun post...thanks for all the info!
    Paper Hugs,

  5. Thank you for sharing not one, but two projects with us today! Awesome card you made and also reused something from your hubby's closet - thank you for sharing!!!!

  6. Cute card. I love what you did with the old jeans pocket.

  7. What fun projects! Thanks for always being so generous in sharing your stuff and your resources for inspiration.

  8. Love it. Bad thing is upcycle totes, bins and crates are taking over!

  9. WOWZA, card looks awesome. And repurposed jeans - brilliant.

  10. Cute card Debbie and I love what you did with the pocket.Now I,m on my way to Susan's blog to give her some Love.
    Blessing's Jocelan

  11. Very cute denim pockets! As far as glue guns....I would rather work with Beacon's 3-n-1 glue than a hot glue gun. I have this one that is stays on the stand to heat, the pops off the corded stand to use with no cord. It gets VERY hot though, so I rarely use it.

  12. HOLA MOLA Debbie,

    you are the craftingest gal I know! LOOOOOVE love love all your projects and thanks for your friend Susan for sharing the files too. I've sure missed you! Have a terrific week!

    Hugs, Barb

  13. Love what you made with the jeans pocket how very cute.

    What size of glue sticks are needed for the hot glue gun? I know there are two different sizes available.

  14. Lora, it uses the regular size glue stick, not the mini. It comes with 5 sample sticks. :)

  15. I love your projects Debbie. You are a great crafter.

  16. Tried to visit Susan's Craft Corner - wanted the file of the beer pop out thing....but it says removed. Did she open a different one? Do you have the file? Is it free, if not, how much?

    1. Susan did shut down her blog. I made a new "Beer Card" and have the cutting file. You can send me an email by clicking on the link on the right hand side of my blog and I'll be happy to email it to you. Best wishes, Debbie


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