Archive for July, 2011
This week’s Paper Craft Planet 3D challenge, 3D122 is something you can use for decorating for a summer birthday party. It’s ice cream cones
I’ve seen a few different takes on this, including this one for a baby shower from Martha Stewart’s craft crew.
No high tech gadgets here, just paper & balloons. You’ll need to make a cone shape, so may I suggest a homemade compass:
Draw a rounded shape with your ribbon/pencil compass.
Make a criss cross design. This is the most time consuming of the project, IMO.
Use Super Sticky Tape.
Match the top & secure the side:
Take a quick break to use up scraps & help make “King Hawk Boy & puppet subjects” …
Okay, back at it & make 4 more cones …
Pop over to the store & pick up some helium balloons. If you want them to last longer, as the store to put “filler” in them & they will last up to a week, rather than 6-8 hours. I think it was an extra 50 cents per balloon for my store to do them. Remember … if it’s stinkin’ hot out, like a humid Ottawa summer day, put the AC on in the car & THEN bring the balloons in. (Yes, I burst one, finding that out).
Poke the ribbon through the cone. I used a chop stick.
Pull the ribbon through & tie.
Wanna know why I learned? Stampin’ Up Card stock is awesome & HEAVY! I noticed the ice cream cones would float enough to stand up on a table; however, not to float up to the ceiling … hmmm. I wanted them to float up … what to do?
Salvage! I cut down the cones a bit, rather than redo them with lighter stock paper.
Cone, half as high, but now they will float.
Not bad, but I think next time I will use a lighter CS & have a bigger cone.
Now, go surprise the birthday girl at camp! Happy 12th, Emma-Sian!
So I loved the idea from Paper Craft Planet’s Scrappy Sunday scrapbooking the beginning of July.
Canada Day, July 1st, baby!
This idea (of lining up a row of photos) was inspired from Pink Paislee.
PCP’s Tips included:
- Use color to reinforce your theme. (hello, Canadian Flag!)
- Texture adds interest. I tried to give it a “Soldered” look (& also some fun textures added in the pattern from Graphire (from design freebies called antique art collection) for the swirly design on the filler pattern)
So here is what I drew.
Here’s some blocks for you to add some copy.