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Fran•táge: Bronzed Mica Fragments

It’s another Fran•táge Friday at Paper Craft Planet, brought to you by Stampendous.

This week’s technique, using the new Fran•táge line of stamps, is having some fun with the new Fran•táge Bronzed Mica Fragments.  I am totally taken with these metallic embellishments & stamps.

First, the stamps. I used Friendship Assortment Perfectly Clear Stamps and the Fairy Queen Clear Stamp Set.  Other supplies included a Paper Doily, &  a box of chocolates.  And do no forget the Bronzed Mica Fragments.  Ooh la la, I love that stuff.

Okay, let’s get started:

Emboss the doily.  If there’s some unwanted stray embossing powder, just remove the it with a brush before you heat set it.  It does help if you rub the doily with a dryer sheet or an embossing buddy to cut down on the static & have a nice clean image.

Paper doilies are delicate so I found it handy to use a clipboard when you heat set the embossing powder.

Okay, now brayer that doily.  I used a celery colour.

Glue the doily to the box AND also glue (I used Crystal Effects Adhesive) to the top so you can adhere the Fragments.

Brayer a Doily for the bottom of the box too.

Okay, after shaking & gently tapping the Bronze Fragments onto the box, you’ll want to pump up the image a bit.  So stamp & emboss a few more of the Fairy image & cut it them out to layer onto the box with dimensionals.

And there ya go, a simple box of chocolates becomes simply fun.

My rainy day photos don’t do the Bronzed Mica Fragments justice — they absolutely sparkle!

After making this project, I wanted to do more with these Bronze Fragments.  I walked around my home & looked at everything I could glitter up.  I found a little inexpensive glass vase in a drawer.

I put Glossy Accents glue & made a thin coat onto the glass.  Then I sprinkled the

Bronze Mica Fragments on.  Then I covered the fragments with a hi-lustre Mod Podge.  I balanced the vase on a screw driver to dry.

While the vase was drying I used the Friendship Assortment Perfectly Clear Stamps on celery paper & adhered that to some cork punched with a grommet.

And a blah vase becomes something that I love to have out in my home.

And that’s this week’s “Flowers & Chocolate” Fran•táge Friday … fun with doilies & Mica Fragments.

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Spooky Treat Bag

Had to give this cute idea from Adela a try. Paper Craft Planet’s 3D Tuesday Challenge group, 3d79 is a Halloween treat bag.
Love this idea. You could easily make up a bunch for a classroom OR a handful for those extra special tricker-treat’rs.

The thing I really loved about this little treat bag is the way it secures shut, by the chimney …

The Windows were freebie SVG’s from Kristina Werner.

The trees, although I drew up in Illustrator & converted to an SVG, was an idea I originally saw over at svgcuts.

Be sure to check out other fun interpretations over at Paper Craft Planet.

Framed Box

This week’s 3D challenge over at Paper Craft Planet, 3d77 is a Framed Box, with an easy to follow template from the very clever Adela, of Creations by AR!

The frame part is really cute, in that you could slide a photo or a note into the front pocket, which is separate from the box!

I used Blue Awning K & Company Paper, Treat Your Self Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!  Always Artichoke, Pacific Point, Apricot Appeal Ink, Tim Holtz Stamp Set:  Regal Flourish.

Good for a treat for a little gift.  Be sure to check out the template & the other fun takes on this template.

Piano Pocket

So this is a challenge for this week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #92, Napoleon Dynamite.  To be completely honest, I have not seen the movie.  I have seen clips of the movie, where he’s dancing on the stage.  So I guess that’s where I was going with this interpretation … dancing…music…piano?  Bad segway, but there ya go.

My card on the front, probably THE most plain card I have ever made.

Inside, it’s a Piano Pop UP Gift Card Pocket card!  Whew, that was a mouthful.

Gift Card for coffee, baby!

The template is from Extreme Cards!  No special cutters used, just an exacto knife & a ruler.  Straight lines & the template.  I did have some problems (as you can see) with Black Embossing Powder going EVERYWHERE.  What a mess.   I did my best to cover up the mess with brown CS.

You can still see a bit, but it is what it is.

And it POPS UP!  Too much fun!

I did re-drawn Extreme Cards Template again in mirror, so that when I printed it out on the card stock, you wouldn’t see the lines.  (once cut, just flip it over)  Here ya go …


This week’s 3D Challenge from Paper Craft Planet, 3d75, “Purse”-onality, is so darn cute!  Adela provided us with a freebie template pattern to make it too!

I used some Martha Stewart paper, Embellishments: Creations by AR, Stamp: SU! Cercle D’Amitié, Ink: Certainly Celery, MM Brads.  It was so quick to throw together.

Be sure to check out the 3d75 Album for more fun interpretations.

Making a Paper Frame

Well, I’m home with the 3 kids today, no day camps, no cottages, no buddies around, & a generally rainy day. Think of me will ya. The boys are making paper airplanes & Emma is drawing. I squeezed out a quick hour in the craft room to have a go with two challenges in 1. (Paper Craft Planet’s 3D Tuesday & Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge!)

The 3D Challenge, from Tammy, for 3D72, “You’ve Been Framed”.

This frame is made out of paper, using a template I found from the very clever Inna of Inna’s Creations.

The owl ‘Spin a mood’ in the middle, reminded me of those casino roulette tables that James Bond plays, so that’s where the second Challenge from Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge comes in CSCC89, Casino Royale! I don’t think the Flower is much of a silhouette, but I’m hoping I still kinda’ hit the challenge.

Be sure to check out other frame examples over at Paper Craft Planet!

Chairful Day

I must say, one of my favourite weekly challenges is Paper Craft Planet’s 3D Tuesday Challenge.

I have a thing for little boxes.  Little favour boxes, little gifts to hold handmade goodies or just to dress up a little something.

This chair favour box is this week’s 3D67 challenge from Paper Craft Planet.  Adela, of Creations by AR, provided the template for free this week.  Couldn’t you see this dressed up a bit for a wedding or as a shower favour box?

Trigger Tuesday Halter

Moxie Fab’s Trigger Tuesday Challenge has come up with this Halter Top from Anthropology for a fun challenge this week.

I had some paper from Cosmo Cricket (Hello Sunshine) that reminded me a bit of this fabric, so that’s where I started.

Here’s my go with this trigger challenge:

Box It Up

This week’s 3D Challenge over at Paper Craft Planet is from Lori Tecler with, 3D65. Lori has a link for the free template on her blog.

Also, check out further details on the “3D65 Box It Up”, in the Tuesday 3D Challenge Group.

Notice the small “helping hands” in the photo … that’s Liam. As I type this, I’m pretty sure the bucket of jelly beans is being quality tested by him.

I can’t blame him, they’re tempting.  He’s a jelly bean guy, like Dad.

The little bucket was from the Dollar store, just plain white, but that’s no fun, so I covered it with K & Co Berry Sweet Paper.

Okay, I need to check on my jelly bean monster right now.

Oh Happy Day

This Digi Stamp is from Paper Craft Planet’s Sketch sponsor, Karens Doodles.

You could win one of these digi stamps by entering a father’s day card with this week’s sketch challenge & tag it with sk052910 over at Paper Craft Planet!

Image: It’s your day
Paper: Watercolour Paper, White CS, 8×8 dpp Cosmo Cricket “Get Happy.
Ink: Copic Markers.
Acc: SU Circle Punch & Dimensionals