Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hi Everyone
I made this card for a swap I have this week.
I wanted to make a card that highlighted ways of creating a card without a lot of stamps.
In this case I've used only one stamp. The stamp is from the SU! Sincere Salutations set.
I've used the Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, and Whisper White card stock. The DSP is Green Tea. I've also used the Baja Breeze Double stitch ribbon. Other accessories used include the Top Note die cut and the large oval punch from SU!. The additional ovals I got by using .
Hope you enjoy,

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hi Everyone
I caught a great tutorial on a mini bag using the Top Note die cut from Stampin Up! over on Angie's blog. Go check her out
I've used the Top Note die and cut out two pieces. I then used a small paper bag and cut it so that it fit within the Top Note (about 2 3/4" or so). I've also used the large oval punch from SU to punch out and make the handle of the bag.
It's super cute and quick. Give it a try.
Hope you enjoy,

Saturday, November 15, 2008

HI Everyone

I wanted to share this cute and super fast Christmas Tree.

I think this will look great in those tight places where you want to place a decoration but might not have a lot of room.

To make this tree just cut out two identical triangles.

From there make a slit from the bottom up on one of the triangles and from the top down on the other triangles. This allows you to slide them together so that they will stand.

The swirly think I just free hand cut out. I started with a circle punch and just cut around it to make the swirly..much like peeling an apple.

There is some great holiday paper out there so have fun.

Hope you enjoy,


Friday, November 7, 2008

Hi Everyone
Hope you are having a great Friday!
I've got a couple of disclaimers before I get started on the tutorial today.
First I'm working hard on getting better pictures. My mom use to be a professional photographer so I know she's dying seeing there pics (Love you Mom!).
Secondly this tutorial is on how to make the Box Bag's originally designed by .
Check Diana's blog
I'll also include measurement for the modified versions of this bag box from my original post
So let's get started.
The supplies you will need for this project are:
  1. 1 piece of card stock (4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square)
  2. 1 piece of pattern paper (11" x 5 1/2")
  3. Adhesive
  4. Sticky Strip
  5. Hole punch
  6. Ribbon
  7. Bone folder
  8. Scissors
  9. Round Tab punch (SU)
  10. Scallop edge punch (SU)
  11. Paper Trimmer
Step 1 - Cut card stock into a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square
Step 2 - Score square at 1" on all four sides

Step 3 - Cut square on score lines to make flaps of box

Step 4 - Place sticky strip on flaps of box

Step 5 - Adhere flaps to create the box
Step 6 - Add stick strip to the bottom of the formed box (this is where you will attach the pattern paper to).

Step 7 - Cut a piece of card stock to 11" x 1 1/2".
Step 8 - Punch scallop edge out of the 11" x 1 1/2" card stock.
Step 9 - Adhere scallop edge to the pattern paper using sticky strip.

Step 10 - Add adhesive to the 5 1/2" side of the pattern paper.
Step 11- Place the box and adhere it to the center of your pattern paper as pictured. Continue to roll the box and adhere to the pattern paper.

Step 12 - Once you've rolled the box onto the pattern paper secure the edge of the papers together where you added the adhesive to the 5 1/2" side of paper. It's a close fix so be mindful of your stick strip placement. I ran out of the small sticky strip an had to use the wide strip. I just cut it in half to get it to work for me.
Step 13 - Using the round tab punch, punch out a tab.
Step 14 - Adhere the round tab punch to the top of the box bag.
Step 15 - Thread and tie on the ribbon. Now you've got a Box Bag.
Diana modified her original to make a taller version of the box bag. For a taller version as pictured us the following measurements:
1. To make the box, cut 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of card stock. Scored on all four sides at 1"
2. For box body cut pattern paper at 9" x 11"
3. For scallop edge cut card stock to 2" x 11"
4. Follow all instructions as above

Based on Diana's measurements Andrea Walford created a version that would hold cards. For a version that will hold A2 cards (standard cards) as pictured use the following measurements. These measurements were provided by Andrea Walford you can check out Andrea's site
1. To make the box, cut a piece of card stock to 8" x 4". Scored on all four sides at 1"
2. For box body cut pattern paper at 6" x 10" and another piece at 6" x 8"
3. For scallop edge cut two pieces of card stock to 1 1/2" x 8 1/2"
These are a ton of fun to make and pretty quick.
Hope you enjoy,

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hi Everyone
I've made these box bags in the past put wanted to share some variations that I've stumbled across on SCS during the last few days.
I will be including a tutorial in the next couple of days so that you to can make these box bags.
I've misplaced the names of the original designers but I'll hunt those down and include those a well to give proper credit to ladies.
This first bag is wonderful to use as a container for handmade cards. You can fix standard size cards in this box bag. I love this idea. I think those friends of mine that I give card sets to will love this new way of holding the cards.
This second design is much taller and the base is about the same as the original. I love the idea of this size. It's perfect for things like hand lotion or even a bottle of water. It's a great little pick me up. Just think how great your friends at work will feel when they come in one morning to their cubicle and find this great gift.
This final picture is the original design dimensions. What's great about this is they Santa representation. This is another idea I cased off of SCS. So very cute I think. Just another great way to Seasonalize it (Is that really a word?) In this size I've put stuff like a votive candle holder or just candles. Of course candy is always great. You could also include something like those small tubes of hand lotion. I've thinking of those seasonal lotions from Bath and Body or even the ones from Avon. Avon and Bath and Body always have great seasonal packaging for lip gloss, hand lotions and stuff like that.

Hope you enjoy. Stay tuned for the tutorial in a few days that will include the dimensions for all three types.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hi Everyone
It's been so long since I got a chance to participate in Julie's Mojo Monday challenges.
But today I've finally got a chance.
For this card I've used the following supplies:
1. Card Stock - Basic Black, Pink Pirouette (Stampin' Up!)
2. Background Paper - DCWV 'All Dressed Up'
3. Crazy for Cupcakes and Party Hearty stamp sets (Stampin' Up!)
4. Accessories: White Ribbon, Punches: 1 1/2", 1 3/4" and 2" circles, Ultra Fine Prisma Glitter, Diamond Glaze, and Tria Markers
I think it turned out so cute, girly and sparkly.
Hope you enjoy,

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hi Everyone
I wanted to provide a tutorial on how to make some cute pumpkins made from a punch. They will be a great addition to your Thanksgiving table I think. Well that's how I'm going to plan to use them. Step 1
The supplies you will need are:
1. 2 8 x 11/2 sheets of Tangerine Tango card stock (any orange will do, I just happen to have a lot of Tangerine Tango handing around)
2. Round Tab punch (#108340)
3. 1 Green Pipe Cleaner
4. Scissors
5. Sticky strip
6. Adhesive

Step 2 - Punch out 16 round tabs.

Step 3 - Adhere the tabs together
Step 4 - Take the Pipe cleaner and use about 1/3 of the strip for the step. Curl around a pen to get the curl of the pumpkin stem. Using a piece of sticky strip adhere the pipe cleaner to the inside of the pumpkin.
Step 5 - Using your adhesive attached the two ends together to create the pumpkin.

I love how there turned out. I hope you enjoy making these.
Have fun,