Welcome to 5M Creations!
I love creating custom party decor. I have many products including: name banners, cupcake toppers,
centerpieces, invitations,thank you cards, favor tags, and more. I also make handmade greeting cards.
Please check out my etsy store to see my current items for sale. www.5mcreations.etsy.com
Email me for more info on a custom set to match your event. Thank you for visiting.
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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Baby Card Cuteness!

I created a couple of neutral baby cards for a Product Review. I love how they came out. I was able to use my Cricut to cut the baby and bottle for these. I love the look.
I am excited to make more. Including a few girly ones.

Monday, February 22, 2010

My Space

I have not had the time this week to work on any cards so I thought I would share with you some photos of my craft space. We turned our unused formal dining room into my craft area. While not necessarily quite as nice to look at it is much more functional and much more used.
My cute tins purchased for my space by my bestie Dara. 
She knows I have a thing for polka dots. :)

While my craft area looks nice and tidy I promise it is just for the photos. There are currently half done cards, scraps of ribbon and paper covering the whole table.

And if you look closely there is a sneak peak of my current project. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Precious Kid Display

My mom asked me to make a display for a Family and Kids show that we had a booth at this weekend. She wanted it to highlight some of our products without being wordy with descriptions. Here is the finished product. I used the Cricut to cut out all the letters and her logo hand print.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day cards and treats

So now that Valentine's Day is officially over I can post Matt's card.
This card was fun to make. I used Papertrey Inks Simple Valentine heart stamps in pink and red. I layered a smaller heart in white ink on top of the red then cut them all out. I ran the pink heart upside down through my Xyron sticker maker. By running it through upside down the sticky side ends up being on top. Then I added glitter. It sticks great to the adhesive and is so much less messy than glue. I added the heart border to the top matte and used embossing powder and a heat gun to make it shine. Then I added the hearts to the matte. The pink one is elevated off the matte by a mounting square to add some dimension.

Like I have said before I am not a fun of guy cards but at least on Valentine's day they can have hearts and red. I even snuck in a little pink. He was pleasantly impressed (or so he says).  

Next are some treat containers that I made with my cricut Tags, Bags, and Boxes cartridge.  
The first ones were for Haley's classmates. I started by cutting the template and scoring them before folding.

Once they were glued and put together I cut hearts out of a patterned paper that we ran through the sticker maker. Haley attached them and filled the boxes with candy.

The next little bags I made for Madison's Mommy to Mommy friends at church. They were only about 3inches tall and held 6-8 Hershey's kisses. Perfect for a 3 year old. She had fun handing them out.
 Hope you all had a wonderful day with your loved ones.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Birthday Cards

I made cards a few weeks ago for my inlaws and grandparents birthdays. They all happen to be within about 10 days of each other. We celebrated last night so now I can share them with you.
The flower paper is another color in the pattern I used on the sympathy card earlier. You may not be able to tell but the Birthday Wishes sentiment is stamped in a pretty eggplant ink to match the purples in the card. I cut the frame on my cricut and used my corner punch to round the edges of the card.
I have decided that I am not a fan of "guy" cards. It is much easier to make a pretty card than a manly card. {grin} But, I did come up with a design. I just layered a couple of different patterns to add some dimension to the card.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Butterflies & Bows

This is one of my favorite cards so far and it was so easy. It was made with a beautiful scrapbook page with decorative corners. I just cut it to the size of my card and added come ribbon. I actually have a similar design in several colors to put together. I love the look. And it is easily used for any occasion with a stamped message inside. I added a trim of matching paper to the inside to carry the color through the whole card. What you cannot see in this picture is that the butterfly image is a shiny silver that really reflects the light and adds such a pretty shimmer.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Thinking of you & Sympathy

We have had a number of unfortunate things happen in our family this past week. Matt's Uncle Curt past away after battling cancer and his Auny Betty had a major surgery. While there are never words that are very fitting we wanted these families to know we were thinking of them. Matt asked me to make cards for both his aunts.
Here they are:

This was my first time trying this layout and I have to say I really like it. I used a border punch to create the scallop edge and a corner punch to round the corners of the cards and create the sentiment box.
I love the pop of color with the purple accents. And the soft hues of the blues and greens. They are both so feminine. I have decided that bows are my favorite accent for a card. They really complete the look.