Sunday, December 27, 2015
The box opens through the center to reveal earrings or a small trinket as shown. The template is pretty simple.
The box is made with a sheet a smidgen less than 4x4 to make a 2x2x1 box. Fold up the sides and tape it to make the bottom of the box. The right side piece makes the base and the sides/top. The base of the box is taped to the middle square and the top and the bottom part is folded up to make the side/lid.I put tape on the 2 blue striped squares as shown and fold up the sides to makes the sides of the box. I then took a 2" circle punch and put tape only on one side of the lid and attach to the one side of the top.
Inside is made by taking a piece of a cardstock a smidgen less than 2" x 2 1/2 or so, score at the 2" and put the 1/16 inch holesalong the fold line if you are giving away earrings.
This was a pair I made using some wire wrapping techniques and some beads and pearls I had.
This is a very simple pair I made using the new Botanical Garden Jewels that is in the new spring Occasion Catalog. It was super simple to make. Just a sterling silver earring back, a clear crystal and a sterling pin connecting it all.
The top of the box is made using the festive flower builder punch with a set each punched with whisper white and vellum -put together with vellum on top of the white pieces, just offset a tad. Curl the edges a bit using a small dowel. I put a little iced rhinestone in the center to add a little touch of sparkle. Enjoy!
Friday, December 25, 2015
The step up card made to fit an A2 card and the letters were diecut with silver glimmer paper to add sparkle inside.
Happy holidays to you all.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
This was one of the projects we made for December class - an easy way to make a giftcard holder. I cut the Cardstock 8 1/2x 3 2/3- so that you get 3 pieces out of a sheet. Score the piece at 5 1/2 and fold up to create a pocket. punch the center with a circle punch of your choice . 1/1/4 works well. Round the top sides with Curvy Corners Trio punch as shown. Fussy cut the poinsettia from the Home for Christmas DSP- don't you absolutely love this paper? Stamp sentiment on a scrap piece of whisper white and a strip of the WInter Wonderland Vellum Mount the flower using the dimensional. The tag top has a piece of DSP punched with the circle punch folded over punched again with the trio punch and add the ribbon of your choice and tied with a gold cord. Easy to put a gift card in, minimum work for really cute giftcard holder.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
I love popup cards and this is one you can use for the holidays or even for a birthday or any occasion. The front ia a piece of real red CS embossed with snow falling EF with a piece of whispet white stamped with sentiments from Holly Jolly Greeting in Old Olive and Real Red. Put the snowflake element with a crystal in the center and mount with a glue dot. Take a piece of whisper white and cut into 5 1/4x 8 1/4 and fold in half. Cut a line 1 1/2 inch up from the folded line 7/8 inch from the left and right edge and score or fold over. Pop it out to create a popup present. Take a 3x3 piece of DSP and glue on to the popup. Add ribbons cut to side. Add a folded over ribbon or button to accent. Stamp sentiments as desired. I think it would be cute as a Holiday or a Birthday card. I put some folded over money as a holiday gift to a special someone.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
For the twins 'birthday I had plans to make this cake shaped favors filled with a piece of candy and a Lego minifigure in each one. I mad 15 o fthem - extras using the Cutie Pie thinlits. were perfect. I topped each of the cake pieces using a bermuda bay dsp and the fringe using the tissue paper from Paper Pumpkin using the fringer scissors. That little bit made it look so festive. I alos got some extra straws and cut them up to make candles to match the ones in the kit. Unfortunately I had to be away at a meeting and was not able to be at the party, I was told that it was a big hit and the kids loved it.My only complaint is that the kits come with candles for the matching opposite sides, The dies only come with one die for one side and they do not match up if you put them back to back. I'll save the smaller version of the boxes for another occasion.
Monday, October 26, 2015
I cut up one of the watercolored panels to use on all 3 cardfronts.
I cut little pieces and stamped the flower on one of the panels before mounting it on the little card.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
With all the allergies in classes, I thought best to make it then buy - but it was really that they did not have enough in the store for both their classes!
So I got done around 2am making all the cupcakes and frosting it all but it just looked plain. I needed something to jazz it up a bit but what to do- what to do.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
The base is Tip Top Taupe with a layer of Mint macaron.
I took a sheet of whisper white, and embossed the woodgrain on the top half using versamark then tip top taupe ink. You have to do it twice because the stamp is not quite wide enough to get it all across- check out the left side second wood panel and you will see a darker midline inking but when you see the whole thing, it is not that noticeable.
I stamped the vintage leaves and on this one I actually cut it all out because I did not want any white outline- took me less than a half hour TV show so no big deal. I just wanted it perfect. Used a dauber to ink mint, Cajun Craze, and tip top Taupe on the leaves. Curl the edge of the leaves and adhere with dimensionals. I added some Tip top Taupe DSP on the bottom and wrapped linen thread around a few times, tied it into a bow then mounted the whole thing onto the mint macaron layer as you can see.
Took a piece of premium copy paper and cut it to size to line the inside of the card and stamped the sentiment in taupe so there would be room for everyone to sign.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
It came with everything you needed and I think it took less than an hour to put together. I did not have the leaf stamp so I originally put it together plain which was still really cute after I sponged the leaf edges with soft suede ink. But stamping with the leaf stamp does add an additional detail. Love the bell at the tip. The hardest part was crinkling the hat body to make the curve with the body of the hat. I think it's super Cute!
I did use all the fringe to make it full but only used one of each leaves and they give you three packs of each leaves in all the different colors. I have so many leaves left over that I am planning a leaf banner.
I used cajon craze to stamp the leaves on the different diecut cardstocks or soft suede depending on the cardstock color.
I probably have enough supplies to make another 10 more cards at least. What a deal!
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Check out the felted bags we got for attending- very gender neutral messenger bag like for both men and women.
Is this not the sweetest punch art ever? Love the use of the oval punches and heart punch for the vellum wings!
Surprise was that the base cardstock for the left oak leaf was pool party - see the little blue peeking through?
And check out that music paper DSP. I want a whole pack of just that and the Woodgrain too, by the way, Stampin' Up if you are listening!
And what about the Pillow Box framelit? Perfect size! I have other dies and tools to make longish ones but love the square shape. Can't wait to get my hands on that one.
and the new Christmas Greetings Thinlits and the Seasonal Frame Thinlits - perfect size fonts and the holes in the letters are cut out (did you hear that Makani?) Put these tags on a card and it would be a darling holiday card.
and this is the sample banner that our own Sharon Tong- Robinson won from Pam Morgan using the Flurry of Wishes set that Margery won as a giveaway. The snowflake wooden elements add so much texture. Gorgeous in person.
Hope you enjoyed this little slice of our convention fun! Lynda