Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I found a cool tutorial over on SCS. It is a crimped envelope card. Fast and so cute. I see them used for all kinds of things. Invitations, gift cards, love notes or little gifties. We all like those.
I made this card for a friend who isn't feeling very well right now. I seem to have too many of those these days.
For this you need a regular A2 envelope. You seal the flap and then cut 1 1/4 inches off the short end. You stamp the envelope and then run it through the crimper. Note: crimping will distort the image. I used the flower from Thoughts and Prayers. I used my quickie glue pen to trace the stem and then I poured on the new brown glitter.......so yummy!I stamped a sentiment on a card for the inside. Dimensions for this are 4 by 5 inches. I really love this idea.This is a picture with the lid off. I really hope my friend likes her card.
Here is one I did in riding hood red, using the Friends 24-7 set and the matching jumbo wheel. I love this set a lot, can't wait to play some more.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Again I needed a quick card for an anniversary. My husband and I celebrated 18 years of marriage on Feb. 2nd. We went out for lunch to celebrate with friends who have the same anniversary almost to the hour. They have been married 18 years and 1 hour. LOL Whatever!
But I wanted to make a card to celebrate the event. I thought this background was perfect. This is pretty simple, my favorite part is I took a quickie glue pen and went around the flourish on the bird and covered it in dazzling diamonds. Very pretty!
Well the first order of the new catalogue finally arrived. I couldn't wait to get my new toys out to play. I ordered texture plates, a circle scissor and some beautiful new sets. I love how fast and easy it goes now with all the sets being die cut.

I needed a masculine card to let someone know we were thinking of him. I just LOVE this new set Thoughts and Prayers, it is the perfect set for expressing those sometimes hard to put into words moments.
The chocolate chip piece I ran through the Big Shot with the diamond texture plate. I really like it, it gives a nice crisp impression. I coloured the tree with chocolate chip and old olive markers.

I am going to love using this tree, check out the co-ordinating Decore elements tree. It is going in my living room, as soon as I can get someone to paint.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

This is a really fun and quick gift for Valentines Day, or really any occasion. This is a box made from the exclusive Top Note Die for the Big Shot.

Materials: chip board, Whisper White and Riding Hood Red card stock, Love You much stamp set, Candy Lane Designer series paper, flower from the pretties kit, button bouquet,scallop edge punch,Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and one inch double stitched grosgrain ribbon.

This project is my take on the box shown on page 80 of the Idea Book and Catalogue.

I used chipboard that was 4x6 inches. I used the Anywhere glue stick and glued the designer paper to the chipboard. I then ran it through the the Big Shot to cut it out. I stamped the Love on whisper white in Riding Hood Red. I used the scallop edge punch on both ends and inked it. Using a quickie glue pen I filled in the love and then used Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

For the box part it was trial and error.......mostly error. LOL

I cut 2 pieces of Riding Hood Red card stock 41/4x 51/2. The first piece I scored at 1 inch on all sides. On each corner the score lines will make a square, I cut one of those down to the first score line. I know this is as clear as mud, so if you need pictures let me know.

I then folded it to make the bottom of the box. I used the Scor pal for this project, so to make the second part of the box you need to make it a little bigger or smaller than one inch. I made it smaller, I lined my paper up to the first tick on the score pal and scored at the one inch mark.

The second box is made the same way as the first.
(view from the side)

I set my box on my chipboard cutout and traced it with a pencil. I used sticky strip to adhere it. Then I put my box together. I tied the ribbon around the box, to finish it up. This can be filled with paper wrapped Hershey Nuggets or other candy or trinkets.

(Open View)
These boxes are easier to make the more you do them. I really like these and intend to use them a lot as little gift boxes.
Craft Yard Sale Postponed.
I just wanted to let people in the area know that I have rescheduled for February 14Th, what better to do then buy some cool new paper crafting items to lovingly add to your stash.
The sale will be at the Granville Ferry Hall and run from 10 am til 2pm. Come early for best selection. There will be all kinds of samples and a make and take available too.

The reason for the postponement is due to the (thankfully small) heart attack my husband suffered. He is doing much better and believe me I am watching him like a hawk.
Looking forward to seeing everybody on the 14Th.