Archive for January, 2010
So I popped over to Heather’s Stamping Haven here in frosty Ottawa today & saw this BE-UUUUU-Tiful American Crafts Glitter Card Stock. The peel stickers are Geo Shaped Sparkler’s from Stampendous, with a slight yellow hue. Really glittery, almost holographic.
As soon as I saw glitter paper, I knew I wanted to use this Strawberry Box Pattern from PaperScrapz. I first saw this pattern a few years ago & loved it.
So the Papers are standard 12″x12″ & with the print out, you could get at least 9 strawberries, probably more like 12 if you cut a little more carefully. Cut the pattern & then score & punch the Card Stock. I cut out the print out first, then put a bit of “not so sticky” tape on it & pasted it to the non-glittery side. Works better, no mess & don’t have to print out on the good card stock.
I find with this Glitter Paper, being that it is such a thick Card Stock, you need to use a marker & colour the edges so the white doesn’t show through.
Okay, onto the green stems, don’t forget to colour those edges too.
Then glue/tape the tab in place & lace up the strawberry, using embroidery thread or whatever.
I punched an extra hole in the top of the stem, so I could add a button & tie a bow.
Add your stickers or you could use pearl drops or whatever to mimic the seeds of a strawberry.
Now these little boxes are so tiny, you could put anything in. They’d be great for Valentines for children’s classes. I’m thinking for Emma’s class, maybe jelly beans or red hot cinnamon hearts. I’ll have to talk to her about it. The boys … I’m not sure if they’ll be up for making these, but maybe just eating the candy.
I thought the gold wrapped chocolates looked yummy … oh shoot, peanut butter … can’t give those out at schools, maybe for the neighbourhood kids.
Ferrara Roche gold wrapped chocolates would look wonderful too, just the right size.
That’s it … Give it a try!
This is for a Valentine 3D Challenge from PaperCraftPlanet’s (3d46) from Adela.
Adela has a great tutorial for these Hanging Hearts, that would be great for a little Valentine.
You could fill it with cinnamon hearts, a couple of chocolate strawberries, or candy hearts …
Be sure to check out other little 3D Heart Hanger’s at PaperCraftPlanet.
The Paper is from The Paper Connection: Red Starburst Transit & Ribbon from Martha Stewart.
Time for Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge. This week’s challenge, #63 is Australia. We actually just rented the movie a couple of weeks ago, so it was pretty fresh in my brain.
My inspiration for my card came from the character, who stole the show, IMO. (Although, my GF would disagree & say that Hugh Jackman & the water dump bathing scene was show stealer). Anyhoo, the boy who played Nullah- for me, he absolutely made the movie. What a cutie!
Here’s my “cute as a button” card for the movie. Yes, I know Kraft, where’s the Kraft, there’s suppose to be Kraft. I am stunningly low on Kraft CS & forgot to order some from my demonstrator, so let’s say that there’s a Kraft colour in amongst the K & Company Cut ‘n Paste Mat Pat Designer Paper, k?
Oh yes & I must admit, the idea for the button heart originally came from Kristina Werner’s button Heart Card. I’ve wanted to make this for a while, but this challenge was the inspiration to get me to do it!
My youngest said as I was making this, “Mummy, is that MY Valentine’s card?” I told him that he couldn’t see me making his card-it would have to be a surprise. Yes, I give my 4 year old son many cards. He likes them & puts them on his bureau or at his head board. Too funny. He’s even cuter , but that’s just his Mum’s opinion.
Used: Vanilla CS, K & Company Cut ‘n Paste Mat Pat Designer Paper, Mini Glue Dots, Printer, Buttons from my stash, Scalloped Heart Nestabilities.
I saw the MoxieFabWorld Blog & it’s Tuesday Trigger: I Feel Pretty in Turquoise & Gold colour fun colour Challenge & I couldn’t resist. Isn’t this such a pretty & inspiring photo from Decor Pad via House of Turquoise:
I had some Stampin’Up! Craft CS, a Designer Mat Pad Papers from Ancestry K & Company as well as my ‘new’ (new to me) toy of Making Memories Grommet Kit & I went to town. The stamps set is also from SU, called In the Spotlight, used the VersaMark Ink & Detail White EP. The Twill tape is from my sewing stash & the Punch is the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch.
So I have a couple of quick crafting creations to share. The first one, is a Flower Pot Lollipop Valentine. I’m not sure where I first saw it, because I remember making them for my DD JK class like 7 years ago. Oh my time flies. When I googled it, I found a tutorial from Dawn Olchefske’s blog.
That’s it. It’s pretty straight forward & would be a fun Valentine’s gift for a child’s classmates.
This was a fun technique & a new twist on the Basic Pop Up Card …
My DD is the dancer in the family, so I thought she’d like this. There are more fun interpretations of the Pop Up Twirl Card at the SCS Gallery.
Used: Lollipop, reative Memories Heart duo Heart Punch, Vanilla CS, Stamp from Michaels Dollar Bin (Kolette Hall G Studio), Stampin Up Markers ruby Red & Basic Black, My Mind’s Eye Bohemia Blossom Angel Small Damask/Pink Paper, Offray Ribbon, Tacky Tape, Making Memories Antique Brads.
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, Marvy Punches, Bella Rose Stampin’ Up! DSP, En Pointe SU Stamp Set, Bamboo Skewer, Embroidery Floss, Pink Pirouette CS, Close To Cocoa CS, Corner Rounder.
So, I’m hoping I make the deadline for this fun colour challenge. It’s from Embellish magazine. (Thanks Tina, for giving a heads up to this challenge!) If not, I did have fun with the challenge & that’s the point, no? I really loved the valise chesterfield inspiration. Thought is would look fabulous in my front room. But I have a feeling DH wouldn’t really go for it & the dog might eat it. So for now, I’ll turn it into a card:
I got the idea for the Chesterfield/Sofa Chair from mlcdesign, although I like theirs better … maybe because of the tiny glasses they used.
Time for Paper Craft Planet’s 3D Tuesday Challenge! This week’s 3D45 is from Kim Burmeister, with a wonderful idea for a family Journal! She also has the very Green Idea to reuse card board & rescue it from the recycle bin. Love it!
I must admit, when I saw her grommets she used, I really liked the look of it. So I went out, equipped with my 40% off Michaels coupon & when looking for Grommets for the Crop-a-dile. Couldn’t find any BUT picked up a Making Memories Grommet Kit. BIG Grommets! Easy to use. Loud, when at the punch with a hammer, but easy to use.
Here’s the inside. I covered up a fish cracker box, with mitred cornered DSP Manchester Paper, but left the card board inside, because I liked it.
Oh, & incase you’re wondering why you shouldn’t use traditional key rings, rather than those open & close latch key rings … two words … SCRATCHES & FRUSTRATION for putting it together! What can I say, next time, I’ll know better.
Be sure to check out this week’s 3D45 Album to see what everyone comes up with!
Stamps: Stampendous (from the kitchen), Heart Jewelry charms from the dollar store (Crafts), Making Memories Grommets, Making Memories Grommet Kit, Manchester DSP (Stampin’ Up!), Scalloped Heart Nestabilities, Always Artichocke CS, White Ink, Always Artichoke Ink, Silver EP, Versa Mark, Martha Stewart Putty Satin Ribbon.
I can’t tell you how much fun I had giggling over this week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #62, Night at the Museum. Honestly, unless you’ve seen the movie, you just won’t get the card. Actually, maybe if you’ve seen the movie, you may still not get the card. Here’s my Miniature Easter Island Head, “Dum-Dum-wants gum gum” Valentines Card. I know, I know, I can hear the groans from here.
I took a lesson from 7 Hunters on using photoshop & Illustrator to make a “cut out” type picture & that’s how Easter Island Head was made.
Okay, here are a few more Valentine cards that I made, just because.
and this one …
which pivots open …
I cut this using my Cricut Cutter on Kraft & Manchester Stampin Up DSP, attached with a brad.
The only file folders we had in the house are this blue colour. I’m not sure if it goes, but it’s what I had.
I tucked the ribbon into the back with a slot. I think I actually made it backwards, as the flap is suppose to go to the front. What can I say, I have difficulties follow directions, ask my parents, it’s always been the way.
The inside was folded up, to make a pocket. Check out directions here from Patty Bennett.
The inside, since it’s protected by a cover, I used felt embellishment trim.
Used: Stampin’ Up! DSP (Windsor Knot), A long Blue File Folder, A note Book, Felt Embellishment (Crafts), Oval Nestabilities, Olive Satin Ribbon, buttons (from my stash), White Thread (from my stash).
I love little boxes. :P I do, to the point that one of my neighbours mentioned it, when I didn’t sign my name to a gift, they said to the recipient, ” For sure, it’s from Amy, she likes making boxes & stuff”. LOL
So here’s a little box, that you could put in treats, or messages or whatever!
To attach the handle. I used a flower stem wire attached by Making Memories Brad:
Inside are little ‘Fortune Cookie’ style treats. These were just a circle punch I used SU 1 3/4″, taped on 1 side & then puffed up in the middle, by bending. You could stick a little note in there fortune cookie style or something small.
This is two-sided DSP from Stampin’ Up. The Stamp is from Tim Holtz. Embossed in Versa mark ink then Kiwi Kiss Ink & Clear EP. The ovals are also Coluzzle templates.
Edited: For More Make it to Go interpretations, check out Paper Craft Planet’s 3d48 album!