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Hey there’s a new template release from Creations By AR!
It’s a “Home for the Holidays” Blog Hop at Creations By AR & the DT girls have each made a HOUSE BOX and ORNAMENT
for you to celebrate the new template release.
We will have some LUCKY WINNERS! How do you Win? Well, one random comment from each group listed below will be chosen to receive the new template. The more you comment, the greater your chances!
Visit and comment at each blog – one winner chosen from the AR Team
One winner chosen from a comment on the AR FaceBook Page.
Here’s my take on the template:
The template ornament house opens up to hold a treat inside.
Chocolates, peppermints, earrings Something for the teachers or that friend who is always there for you.
Come check out what everyone else has made with the template:
The Design Team:
It’s another Fran•táge Friday at Paper Craft Planet, brought to you by Stampendous. Learn something new & win some stamps … woo-hoo!
This week we’re playing around with embossing enamel. The Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel adds a great effect especially for Christmas Crafting.
Here’s the layered Christmas ornament we’ll be making:
The supplies you’ll need include embossing enamel, Cling Jumbo Pine Drift stamp, clear Christmas Ball ornaments, oh yes & have a stash of buttons.
The embossing enamel looks great when you add small amounts on the branches of the tree. I just painted a bit of glue where I wanted the enamel to high-light. I also used some more buttons for ornaments on the tree.
In order to get the layered look, just stamp a few times & cut out what you want to use. Use textured paper for a tree-like look. I also only used part of the stamp on this project, it’s a very versatile stamp set that way.
Now take a mason jar of buttons, some super sticky tape & sit down in front of the tele for a show or two & cover the ornament with buttons:
Add your focal point and a ribbon and there you have it!
Thanks so much to the folks at Stampendous for these fabulous products and the giveaway!
Want to win some free stamps? Leave a comment AT PAPER CRAFT PLANET before December 2nd. After that, we’ll pick a winner through Random.org and announce that lucky duck on the next Fran•táge Friday.
I am having some fun with being one of the guest designers on Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #84, Father of the Bride.
I had seen this template a LONG time ago, but one of those cards you tuck in the back of your brain & then when I found out what the movie was this week, I had a flash to this scene:
Franck Eggelhoffer: Uh-oh, I bring the wrong color thread. I assumed you’d be wearing a black “tuxado.”
George: It is a black “tuxado.”
Franck Eggelhoffer: I don’t think so, babe. This tux is “nuffy” blue. No doubt about it.
George: What’re you talking about? Armani doesn’t make a blue tuxedo.
Franck Eggelhoffer: Armani don’t also make “polyaster.”
I thought ‘Father of the Bride’ was such a cute movie. My fellow Cannuk, Martin Short, did a ridiculously funny character of Franck Eggelhoffer, IMO
Just too much fun! Good for Father’s Day or A wedding or Graduation maybe!
I had some left over scraps of paper, so I thought I’d use them to decorate this rectangular tin I bought, as an impulse buy, while in the queue at Michaels ($1.50).
They would be great for small thank you cards, but I’m going with my standby of Chocolates.
So what do you need:
I don’t measure things. Rulers & I … um ya, I don’t measure things, I eyeball. So here’s the eyeballing:
The tag, I used with my old Sizzix Machine & this tag maker, good for cutting paper.
Then I used my leftover scraps & swirled some more So Swirly (S.U. Wheel), and sponged a bit too. I sealed it with Sticky Tape, ’cause man, that tape is strong. The tape was put on in a square “U” shape under the ruby red strip, to act as a pocket.
Tag in …
Wrapped chocolates inside, unfortunately it wouldn’t fit 9 chocolates, just 6:
This went to a buddy of mine who loves chocolate, I mean, really LOVES chocolate. LOL
Used: SU Jumbo Wheel: So Swirly, Certainly Celery CS, Ruby Red CS, Anna Griffin AG945 PP, Versa Mark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Cording from Fabricland (Sage), Dimensionals, Sizzix Tag Punch, Olfa 45mm Scallop Blade used in Fiskars Trimmer, Buttons, Hershey’s Miniatures, Rectangular Tin from Michaels.
Okay. My oldest son is totally into Star Wars. Thank you Uncle Roland, last year introducing him to the two trilogy’s.
Last October, our Halloween costumes were Star Wars. Then there was the new curtains & quilt to sew: Malcolm wanted me to make him a Star Wars bedroom, and we even have the Star Wars Lego game for the Wii.
When we talked about Malcolm’s birthday, he wanted it to be a Star Wars, (wait maybe Pokémon) , no STAR WARS, definitely STAR WARS birthday. Right.
Didn’t want to spend too much time on something that was going to be smashed up. Here’s my go at a “a quick and inexpensive piñata” Death Star for Malcolm’s party next week.
Start with one of those big “paddle” balloons, glue mixed with water, strips of newspaper, strips of paper towels, somewhere to hang it (preferably in the basement over the utility sink) and an APRON:
Then cover it. Warning: It’s messy. It was also pretty HEAVY, so I supported with a small garbage can, which did leave a bit of a ring shape on it. It takes a couple of days to dry, but then you can just POP the balloon on the inside with an exacto knife & it deflates, leaving the paper-maché piñata
Hmmm somewhere to put the candy, gonna need a bigger hole:
Then CUT it, with an exacto knife or sharp scissors:
Then you have this:
Okay, now I have that big “dent” circle in from where the garbage can (the white support there in the above picture) made an impression when it was drying. Maybe that can be the ’satelite’ thing. Done. Now onto painting it.
More Painting, yah it was pretty rough, but the 2 year old is close by, and wants to ‘help’, so better get this done quickly:
That’s it. I put fishing line through it, to invisibly hang it up. You may or may not be able to see it at the top there. We’ll need to pick up some candy & patch/tape up the hole. Hmmm Maybe a light saber to beat it …