Thursday, September 27, 2012

Food for the Forest....(you build an appetite there you know) :)

Hi everyone!
I hope you are having a wonderfully crafty day.

I wanted to show you all what I made for a swap I'm in on SCS.
It is the "Food in the Forest Swap" hosted by Forest Ranger (Jeanette). Hi J! :)

Now, I have to say this is one of my most favorite Fores swaps that Jeanette has has nothing to do with the fact that she chose my theme idea for this one! *giggle* Okay, it has a little to do with that....*wink*
So, I took on quite a few spots in this swap.
Look at all I did.....

I took 1 standard card spot. I used a limb stamp I bought from JoAnn's.
The design card stock is from a DCWV stack. I added some clear glaze to the middle of each flower after I colored the image. I punched some holes on either side of one of the branches and attached a birdcage charm with some hemp twine.
I added a white panel inside the card and off stamped the image to the edge of that (uncolored).
I put a note in each card.....I think the branch might throw one off as to how this goes along with food in the my note said "If you are every lost in the Forest, plants and tree blooms are your best friend in time of hunger". LOL I hope I pulled that off. hahahahaha


Yes, I took 4 spots in her recipe "section" of her swap. I am planning on making a Forest Cookbook when I get my returns. :) I will get 12 different recipe cards back. I think that will make for a cute little cookbook!
For my recipes, I used ones that you could make the day before you leave for your picnic or camping trip. You can store all these in air tight containers and munch on them the whole time you are "communing with Nature"! *giggle*

And lastly...

I took 3 spots in her Candy section of her swap. I love making card and page accents. That is like my "first love" in crafting I guess. I love getting out pictures and thinking about making a page and then going to my Cricut and making some Candy to go on the pages. Or, making some type of scene or accent piece for a card, then attaching it to the base. The card base is just an afterthought to me usually. I love all the stuff I'm gonna put on it. :)
I cut the Acorn (also on one of my recipe cards just a little smaller) and the trees from the new (to me) Art Philosophy Cricut Cart. I love that thing!
The leaves are stamped and paper punched.
I packages all in cello bags with a little glue dot on the backs. I didn't do the little decorative tops for the bags, that I've seen so many ladies do, I just didn't want anyone to go through the agony I do when I want to use the Candy I get back and I have to mess up that pretty topper. I cringe every time I do it.

Well, this is what I did for the latest Forest Swap. I'm very happy with how everything came out.
I can't wait to see what I get back!

Until next time...



Carolina Little said...

WOW Melina, I love that charm on your card!!!. Beautiful!!! and you made me soo hungry after looking at your post. Great projects and fabulous cuts. My cricut feels a bit abandonm, I haven't been using him... I should try again!!!.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh my much to look at. You have been busy!!! All of your projects turned out great. I especially like the card. The layout and colors are perfect!

~Paola~ said...

Oh my!!! what a feast for the eyes Melina!!soo much to take in and all so wonderfully done! Lovee your card...I'm glad U added the sentiment for us to DOES makes sense ♥ Lovely recipes too and super cute card candies as well...I'm gonna start calling ya 'busy bee' (BB) from now ♥

Jackie said...

These are all FAB Melina! I think my faves are definitely the card candy you made....very nice work!!!

Darlene said...

Oh boy, Melina, just look at all that you have done here!! They are all lovely. MInd if I copy your idea on the card? That is really pretty. Your recipe cards are so detailed and nicely done and the card candy is fantastic! What a great group of items for the Food in the Forest swap.

Athina said...

You have been one busy lady! Fantastic projects, where do I start? The image on the card is darling. The recipe card are very cute and I love the recipes! The candy, wow, these acorns are awesome!

Liz said...

Melina, love your card and I must try one or two of these yummy treats for sure too! I love what you did with the Art philosophy cart I've been looking at that one. what a great ideal !!!!
Liz D

Tracie said...

What a unique looking charm on that first one. I love it! They all look fabulous!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Melina, I've seen these! I've seen these!!! And they are all FABULOUS!!! I'm so glad I get to keep one of each!

crafty-stamper said...

love your recipe cards swaps idea and cute acorns--just to let you know I didnt receive your e-mail
carol x