Saturday, November 29, 2008
Here's a little house for Koale's cute little delicious treats. This little box would make a super cute "just because" kind of gift. I know it would cheer me up if someone randomly gave me a sweet cupcake especially if it was in it's own designer box!! With it's own stand! This is just another reason to try the Clear Sheets from Short Cuts, you can do sooooo much fun and unique stuff with these clear sheets.
This box measures 3.5x3.5x3.5x3.5" and is 6" tall. I made the base and top the same size except it is 1.5" tall. The background is 3.5x6" and it just slips in behind. I attached all the pieces with Tombo adhesive. Glue dots will work as well. Make the stand (inside the base) an inch tall so that the cupcake isn't hidden at the bottom of the box.
Clear Sheets-Short Cuts
Border Punch-Treading Water-Fiskars
Cupcake-My son made'em
Friday, November 28, 2008
So I found this bird pattern at Scrapbooks Etc (under the title of "Nature Paper-Piecing) along with a couple more. I love this bird!! I hoped I would put the right colours together to make it pretty and I think I managed to do just that. Add a little glitter and a frosted card for a soft look and here you go! Putting the bird on a frosted card really hightlighted the details and added dimension.
Frosted Card blank-Short Cuts
Bird Pattern-Scrapbooks Etc.
Stamps-December word puzzle-CTMH
Pattern Paper-K&Company Christmas Pack
White Hemp, cardstock and Desert sand ink-CTMH
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Well I've been doing a lot of digital layouts for the past few days and haven't stopped to stamp. I know I must be crazy. Anyway I decided to make a digital card, I know its not the same but at least its something.
Sugar Cookies digital kit by NitWit Collections.
A link to the NitWit store is on the right of this blog.
(this is the same kit I used to make my blog title this month)
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Here’s my “twist” on the Treat Box, I thought it would make a cute version of a “hurricane lamp”. The full sheet of acetate from Short Cuts is perfect for making these boxes, not only is it perfectly clear but it’s thick, (thicker than any other type I’ve used) which makes it perfect for projects like this. The box is itself is really strong and can hold stuff really good. I scored all my fold lines and it just stays in place, add a little glue and there you go. I find Tombo adhesive runner works best.
The measurements are: Cut one piece of acetate 6x11”, score along the 11” side at 2”,5”,7”and 10”. Fold the score lines and glue where they over lap.
For the base and top covers cut two 5x6” pieces of pattern paper. Score along the 5” side at 1 ½” and 3 ½” and along the 6” side at 1 ½” and 4 ½”.
Assemble the top and bottom and slip over the clear box body. Glue with Tombo adhesive or Sticky strips. Decorate as desired.
The background was made by using my Watercolour and baby wipes technique, see video tutorial for this technique right here in my blog. Stamp images can cut around leaving a 2’ bottom, score ½” from the bottom, fold and glue to base of the box bottom. Glue the rider to the front of the box and the large tree to the back.
Punch 4 snowflakes, sandwich tread between two snowflakes and tread through the top of the box, decide how low you want the snowflake to hang and tie a knot at the top.
This example has a Flameless tea light in it, the pic on the right shows how it glows. I can never seem to get a pic that shows this effect as pretty as it is in real life.
Clear Full sheet- Short Cuts
Pattern Paper-K&Company (Brenda Walton Specialty Paper Pad)
December Word Puzzle & Beauty of Christmas-CTMH Acrylic Stamps
Snowflake Punch-Martha Stewart
Treading Water Border Punch-Fiskars
Flameless Tea Light
Water Colour PencilsInks-Black, Terracotta-CTMH, Night of Navy-SU
Clear Card Blank-Short Cuts
All Decked Out and Holiday Joy-CTMH
Cardstock-White Daisy and Desert Sand-CTMH
Snowflake punch-Martha Stewart
Drippy Goo Border Punch-Martha Stewart
So here’s an example of my new favourite card type…it’s a Gift Card Holder!! Isn’t it cool!! It folds up like an accordion to form a card that has a little pocket inside. It will hold a gift card perfectly, but I think it can hold other things, so my mission now is to list all the different ways this cardholder can be used.
If you have any suggestions let post it in the comments, I’d love to hear your ideas. I have a few ideas for these and will post pics as soon as they are done. Stay tuned!!
Gift Card holder-Short Cuts
Pattern Paper-Anna Griffen
Cup of Friendship and Annotations-CTMH acrylic stamps
Ribbon and hemp-Michaels
Lace Doily Border Punch-Martha Stewart
Inks-Garden Green and Desert Sand-CTMH
Another sample of what you can do with a gift card holder, make it an invitation and store your information where a gift card would go.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I used a tree box template from SCS to make the Angel's body. You can even put candy inside her. What a cute gift for someone!! Hummmm...
The rest of her I made up, the wings are the snowflake stamp, I used MS glue pad to put adhesive on the stamp to make a sticky image and put glitter over top, you can't see it but it's there. The lace trim was punched from a border punch in 3 pieces then glued and trimmed. I have a tiny mitten punch that I love using to make hands and I did bead and tie the snowflakes together. I'm thinking now I should have taken step by step photos of the process.
Here is a fabulous site for step by step instructions on how to make the triangle box
Monday, November 17, 2008
I almost completely cased this card. I loved it when I saw it in SCS gallery. If you want to know how to make the christmas tree visit this blog...http://www.theartofinking.com/my_weblog/2008/11/quick-origami-tree-tutorial.html
Thank you Gina for sharing your tutorial.
Christmas Scripts (sentiment)-CTMH
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I've had the little image here stamped, coloured and cut out for about 3 days now and I just figured out what to do with it. I'm glad I waited for my Mojo to return...Oh I guess I haven't told you....I lost my Mojo a few days ago. Boy it's depressing!! Wanna know why I think it came back, well I went shopping with my Mom yesterday and now I back!! (I hope...LOL)
Holiday Lane-Lizzie Anne Designs
Craft Paper-The Paper Company
Red Ribbon-Fabric Store
Liquid applique + glitter then heat to puff up
Pantone markers (my new best friends)
OK so the vintage look of this card was completely by accident. You gotta love those "happy little accidents". To keep with the theme I thought it best to stamp the tree in brown and sponge the edges in both brown and black. My new punch (which I hated when I brought it home and now it's kinda growing on me).
Oh and if your like me and do not have an oval cutting anything here's a trick...I took an (oval)tag off a jar of Olives and used it as a template. My husband thinks it's the only reason I bought the olives..hahahaha
Holiday Joy-CTMH acrylics
Paper-unknow (cause I bought the little paper pack about 3 years ago and lost the cover)
Border Punch-Zig Zag-Martha Stewart
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thank you for stopping by. I wanted to share this card with you today for two reasons. First it was my first attempt at using markers. I'm starting to see more and cards beautifully coloured using Copic Markers and then a light came on. I have Pantone Markers!! Oh my I had them all along stashed away. What a CRIME!! So I blew the dust of them and started colouring.
My Second reason is...I made this card for my friend, I think she's the greatest mom ever (besides my mom) and this image of a little girl and her mom cuddling reminded me so much of Laura that I had to make her a card with this stamp. I even tried to make the hair match!
So here's to Laura, your the best girlfriend.
Cudding-Rachael Anne Miller (clear stamps)
Christmas in the City-Lizzie Anne Designs
Pattern Paper-Making Memories
Snowflake punches and glitter-Martha Stewart
Markers-Pantone (yeah baby!!)
Monday, November 10, 2008
Rocking chair pattern by http://www.petrinacase.com/
As soon as I saw this rocking chair template I just had to have it. The trouble is what to do with it when you have it..LOL It would make a really cute christmas ornament. There are so many things you could put in the seat. Pumpkins, real treats (like Kisses), a heart or heart box, flowers....oh I could go on and on. Hahaha.
Clear stamps-Teddy bear by Rachelle Anne Miller and CTMH's December word puzzle and Shining Star
Inks-CTMH Tulip and Creme Brulee
Snowflake punch and glitter-Martha Stewart
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
So I bought this punch (Martha Stewart Goo border punch) and I LOVE IT!!! I can see so many possibilities with this punch. I know it is a halloween punch but who's say's I can't improvise. My goal is to make cards using this punch in as many different variations
1. Green goo from a witch's cauldren (dahhh no brainer there...LOL)
4. Melting icecream (second card)
7. Rain, spilling water, splashes (summer fun, pool party, beach card)