Thursday, September 27, 2012
Thanks for putting up with all my purse die posts! and thanks Missi Roeber for the fantastic Idea!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I punched an oval in black, cut it in half, then added some teeth for my mouth. The eyes and nose are points of a black punched star.
The stem is just a scrap of Old Olive paper that I ran through the Big Shot with the Wood Grain Embossing Folder, sponged with some ink. I added a small paper curly by wrapping a thin piece of paper around a stylus. The stem and curly vine are attached with glue dots.
I hope you like this project! Feel free to contact me with any other questions you may have!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
I then sponged some ink around the purse, so it was a little smudgy. This adds some depth, and we don't want a nice neat Frankenstein anyway, right?
Trace around the flap to get your hair for Frankenstein. Attach the hair to your flap. I added sticky strip to the back and front. Because the flap gets rounded, its easy for glue to separate your hair from the flap. Be sure not to glue the little tab that keeps your box closed.
Add a mouth with a black marker, two eyes and a nose, and you are all done.
I hope you like today's project.
As always, feel free to call or email with any questions!
Monday, September 24, 2012
I started out my embossing several on the Frankenstein stamp onto Old Olive card stock with Basic Black embossing powder. I made some scallop circles and striped circles with my paper punches. I used some dimensionals to pop the Old Olive paper up off the striped circle. I used my Old Olive dolled scallop ribbon to attach the tag to the treat bag. I have a twist tie under the ribbon to keep the food extra secure.
Jillian helped me mix up the ingredients. This was a fun project for Jillian and I to work on together.
This is what the whole stamp set looks like.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
I made the eggs sort of speckled by using markers to ink the stamp up. I stamped in Pool Party, then dabbed some Midnight Muse around the edges and some Crumb Cake spots.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy your day!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Stamp 15 of each. I was able to use one full sheet of paper and one tiny scrap of another. So, cost wise, this is a pretty inexpensive project.
Now, cut them all out with your framelit Dies and your Big Shot. I cut one of each size at the same time to cut down on the number of times I had to crank the Big Shot.
I used these new Sticky rounds for the base. They come 12 to a pack, and they really made starting the ornament very easy.
Next, I added some bits of tulle in between the first layer of ornaments, this adds a nice soft layer. I didn't need to add any glue, the sticky round still had enough area for me to press the tulle down. I did take my scissors to trim the center a bit.
Add the Red layer next, pressing them down into the glue, and moving them in between the green layer. Then add another glob of glue to the center for you medallion. I forgot to mention that you should have your medallion ready to go so the glue doesn't dry.
There are a few ways to make a medallion. I think the easiest is to use your scallop circle punch. I used the large one for this ornament, but I think I'm going to go down a size for the rest of them, to show more of the red ornament. I cut out my paper by centering the punch over the patterned paper to get the pattern to look centered on my finished medallion.
Fold the circle in half in between each scallop, then snip one of the fold lines to the center. Fan fold them, and attach the two together.
I then added a vintage faceted button with a pearl in the center. All done. Very pretty!
I hope you'll give this project a try, its a great bang for the buck, easy, just a bit time consuming to cut out all your pieces.
Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Yea! My room is clean. That means I can get back to work. My big projects to tackle this week are that really pretty ornament from the Holiday Mini Catalog Cover, and the Fall wreath from last years holiday mini. Do you save old catalogs too? I save one of each. I probably should go through them and only keep pages that have things I want to copy. But, that is a project for another day!
Look, a clean desk!
Nice organized punches! I used to not have a craft room, and my stuff was all in bins in the hall closet or a shelf on the enclosed porch. It is so nice to have my own space that doesn't need to get all cleaned up after each project so we could eat dinner at the table. It's a pretty small room, just big enough for one person, but I love it!
Enough adhesives? I didn't know exactly how much I had until I gathered it all together. I usually added an adhesive or two onto workshop orders so I always had some on hand. I think I will cut back for a bit, huh?
Thanks for stopping by!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Friday, September 14, 2012
Did you ever have such a mess in your craft area that you just couldn't get anything done? Well, that's where I am at right now. So, Its cleaning day for my craft space! I wanted to make a rosette wreath and some of the ornaments from the Holiday Mini catalog, but my room is making me nuts. I hope to post pictures of those projects next week. Check back, I'll show you my nice organized room!
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Next I decorated the box with a strip of co-ordintating designer series paper. I added a bow and a button, and a tag reading "Welcome"
You can see that the ideas are endless for decorating. You could add flowers or butterflies and make your box in any color and size.
So, one down, twenty nine more to go! :)