Posts Tagged ‘Nestabilities’

Glazed Washers

Okay, I have to say when I saw this week’s 3D Tuesday Challenge, I was a bit skeptical.  I dunno if mine will turn out, but I had most all the supplies, so why not give it a go.

After working on it, I have to say, I LOVED THIS challenge!  Paper Craft Planet’s 3D68, “Washed Away” challenge from Silvia was so much fun!  I am a bit of an impatient person, so waiting for the glue to dry was difficult for me.  I followed the directions pretty closely, except instead of glueing the paper to the washer & then waiting, I just used the diamond glaze to glue the paper to the washer & then the glaze on top at the same time.

I cut my patterned paper with 2 round nestabilities that best matched the washer (easy-peasy!), so really, like I said the hardest part of this craft was WAITING a day for the diamond glaze to dry.  You can see my washer balanced on an empty thread bobbin here …

But look how it turns out!

Now, I must admit, I didn’t have ALL of the supplies.  I didn’t have a clasp, so I just made a slip knot in the leather cording.  I like it like that too, because it’s adjustable.  Just tie two knots and then it slides, but because of the leather, it holds in place.

Don’t forget to trim the ends.

Check out the 3D68 album for more inspiring washer necklace patterns.

Thanks, Silvia for all the links over at Paper Craft Planet’s 3D Tuesday group.

Nestabilities Bracelet

I saw this cute tutorial from Nathalie on the Green Bracelet from Custom Crops.  It uses one of those “benefit” rubber bracelets, Fabric Tacky Glue, scrap fabric, & Nestabilities die cuts.

Here’s my DD, who gave up one of her old rubber bracelets & now has it replaced with the refurbished bracelet.  Yes, I do know she’s wearing her shirt inside out.  Apparently, that’s cool for a 10 year old to do.  Who knew?

Fun!  Be sure to give it a go, it’s pretty quick to make.

Spellbinders/Paper Craft Planet blog hop!

Happy Sunday and welcome to the Spellbinders/Paper Craft Planet blog hop!  12 designers are hopping along, each creating something spectacular with the Spellbinders new Summer line.

I had some fun with Spellbinder’s Sweet Treats Shapeabilities + using the oval Nestabilities to make the whole watermelon.  Other ingredients:  Copics Markers:  Y11 Pale Yellow, YG13 Chartreuse, YG03 Yellow Green, Stampn Up Markers:  Pink Passion & Basic Black, Making Memories Magnetic Alpha Stamp Set.  Water Colour Paper.  Forever in Time Flocked Self Stick Decor-Borders.

The Supernovas are crazy for Spellbinders and we’re having a blog hop

to show off the new summer dies! Hop along with us and leave us some
love and you could end up winning one of the new sets! We’ve hidden
FIVE prizes among the Supernova’s blogs, but no one knows which ones!
Leave a comment on one or all of the Supernova blogs in order to win.
The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. Blog comments
will be open until Wednesday at 6pm EST. The lucky winners will be
announced on the Paper Craft Planet blog on Wednesday night.  (This contest is open to US residents only!)

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to see all the projects in one place!

Family Journal!

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.

Tag, You’re IT!


Paper Craft Planet’s 3D Tuesday Challenge,  3D38 challenge, “Tag You’re It” is from Susanna Boyd.  The VIDEO tutorial Susanna did is AWESOME (with a new fold for a tag holder!) & she’s right it takes no time what so ever. I did spend a bit more time on the tags themselves with the nestabilities {flourish thing} & cuttlebug ornament die cuts, & some copper embossing, but the tag holder itself … MINUTES. LOVE IT.


The book holds 8 ornament tags.


Here they are:


Give this challenge a go (on from Tuesday to Monday 23rd November), you’ll be surprised how quick it is to make.

Used:  Merry Moments DSP (Stampin’ Up), Spellbinders Bordabilities 12″ Illumination Border, Inkadinkado Christmas Season Clear Stamps, Copper EP, Versamark Ink, Recollections Rhinestone Pearl Stickers, Martha Stewart  Ribbon, white string, Provocraft Ornament Die Cut, Chocolate Chip CS, Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangle, Grid PP (unknown scraps).

Audrey Needs a Clutch Purse

The Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #26, this week, was ‘My Fair Lady’.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen the whole movie, just a bunch of memorable clips.  

As for my submission to this challenge, um, I’m not sure what I think about how it turned out or if it’s really all that linked to the movie.  With that in mind, when I watched the clip of Audrey in the ball room, I thought, where’s her purse?  Audrey, where’s your purse!?  You need a clutch purse with that gown.  So here’s my Clutch purse for Audrey.  

Here’s how I made the purse.  No template, just a “W”-folded piece of CS, cut with an oval Nestie:

Cut a few more ovals & used some metal frames for the handles:

The metal embellishments were cut with the cuttlebug Die (2×2 Vintage) from a coke tin aluminium & I stuck it on with Glossy Accents Glue.  The top is just velcro’d together.

The inside is on of my favourite gifts … a gift card from Starbucks.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my Timmies coffee, but oooooo those Vente Mocha Lattes … ah man, it makes a great gift!

The back, needed another oval Nestie cut to hid the bottom part of the metal frame:

Used:  White CS, Black CS, glossy CS, Coke Tin Aluminium, Cuttlebug Die (2×2 Vintage), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nestabilities, Glossy Accents Glue, Metal Frames, Velcro Adhesives, Word Window Punch, Sticky Tape, .

Lots of Colours

Wow, that’s a colour challenge!  Paper Craft Planet’s pcpcolor14 had 6 colours + white.  Lots for me.  Not sure how I liked how it turned out, but had fun trying all to put the colours together.  Ridinghood Red, Summer Sun, Lavender Lace, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, & white.  

Here’s the inspiration photo from Crate & Barrel:

Here’s my go, don’t ask me where the focus is, sometimes busy is just fun:

I saw the directions for this STEP CARD on Julia’s blog, thanks for pointing it out, Marlayne! I saw these cards a while back, but hadn’t tried it until now.  Pretty quick actually, just the embellishing that takes a bit of patience.  The main white folded base is 4-1/4″ x 11″ (score the 11″ side at 1-3/8″, 2-1/2″, 4-3/8″, 6″, 8-1/4″.)

So glad Katherine is back from trips, having Babies, & busy life to post these challenges!

Used:  Certainly Celery Ink, Ridinghood Red Ink, Certainly Celery textured CS, Summer Sun CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, Bashful Blue CS, Ridinghood Red CS, Lavender Lace CS, White CS, Corner Rounder Punch, Stampin’ Up! Circle Punch & Flower Punch, Miracle Of Spring Stamp, Hand Painted Petites Stamp (SU retired), Scalloped Nestabilities, Cricut Cutter (with ‘Joys of the Season’ Cartridge), Offray 3mm Ribbon, dimensionals.

Fun with Borderabilities.

SplitCoastStampers has a contest on right now in conjunction with Spellbinders.  I don’t need any excuse to make something with my nesties, but this is a good reason for you if you haven’t tried ‘em.  You can create a card, layout, or altered item (tags in SCS upload Gallery as: Spellbinders_cardSpellbinders_layoutSpellbinders_altered) with any Spellbinders products, so I thought I’d use my Nestabilties (Ovals) & Borderabilities (12″ Grand Illumination Border):

I used some Groovy Guava CS (SU retired) that I found in my stash.   I cut out the Illumination Border twice (once for the front, embossed & once for the inside, not embossed).  I then just cut around with scissor on the Card to allow for the border to show through, like a lace & to hid the ugly bits, I just glued the two pieces together.  Easy peasy … here’s the inside.  

Used:  Groovy Guava CS, White CS, Ribbon Bundle (SU Sale-a-bration ‘09), Nestabilities Ovals, Borderabilities (12″ Illumination Border), Sweet Little Sentiments Stamp Set, Certainly Celery Ink, Ranger Ink Applicator, Dimensionals, Super Sticky Tape.


Sandwich in the Cuttlebug:

Nestabilty Sandwich to Cut:  

A plate

C Plate


Die (with ridge facing paper)

B Plate

Keep the paper & die together & then embossing

Nestability Embossing Sandwich:

B Plate

Tan Mat (Spellbinders)

Paper (already cut)


B plate

3 shims of paper same size as cutting board.

A Plate.

Vintage Dancer

This week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, Number 20, (can you believe it?) is The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons.  My neighbour & I went to see it about a month a go.  Um … hmmm.  The movie started off with my attention, but I could have shaved off about 45 minutes in the middle.  Sorry, I know, I’m bad.  But I can definitely see where it’ll do well tomorrow night at the Oscars.  

Without giving any of it away, the part when someone is going through their old photo albums, very touching, sat with me.  Also the weird thing with the photos on the wall in that old house that he knew not one of them?  This card is sorta’ meaning to reflect the photos on the wall & the album.  

This week, I remembered to include the challenge part of it … VINTAGE, Gotcha!  Thankfully the folks that run & those that participate in these CSCC challenges are tolerant of my forgetful rebellions.  

Here’s my card:

You can’t see it all that well, but along the bottom is my purchase this week at Michaels with the 40% off coupon … yes, it’s another punch I have a weakness for punches, but try to control the collection.  It’s was new to Michaels & oh boy were there so many to choose from.  It’s the new slim profile punches (from the winter CHA show).  

Used:  Nestabilities Oval & Scalloped Oval, Mat Pack to Pierce around the scallops, Splellbinders Borderabilties Grand 12″ Illumination Border, Cuttlebug,  Antique Copper Making Memories Brads, Global Views 12×12 Paper Tablet (Déjà Views), Ranger Ink:  Walnut Stain, Ranger Applicator, Copper Paper, Really Rust CS, Dimensionals, Vanilla CS, Mellow Moss & Kiwi Kiss Ink, En Pointe Stamp Set (SU Retired), Chocolate Chip CS.

Liam, discovering

Time for another fun Colour Inspiration, #39, from Kristina Werner. The photo, Kristina took four years ago, on a trip to New York City with her college. The bubble gum machines made me think of my kids & especially how Liam (now 3) is always pining at those machines when we leave the stores. Always at the right height to catch the eye of young kids … thank you, marketing machine.

I thought I’d have my hand at another digital scrapbook page, my 3rd one to be exact. Practice is the only way I’ll be able to get more comfortable with it. I used the freebies I got on line at Scrapbooking Etc again … there was a PILE of freebies, so it’ll keep me going for a long while. The only thing I changed (I’m not even sure if you’re ’suppose’ to do that) was the brackets & the explore-seek-out type colour. The Discover was already in that Green Galore Colour, so that’s one of the reasons it caught my eye. The picture, I tried to make into Black & White & then I mess up & it turned out more Sepia Coloured, so I went it.

Thanks, Kristina, for the inspiration this week.  Be sure to check out other fun interpretations at Kristina’s Blog.

Used: Anne Langpap Paper2.jpg (that’s the polka dot paper), SBECoolBasicsBrush.pdf (from Scrapbooking Etc) (Discover explore phrase & graphics), Adobe Illustrator CS3, Photoshop CS3, Picture of Liam from the summer, a brush that I made from SBESweetYellowNewspaper.pdf (for sidewalk-type background, along the left) The Swirl was filled in with Gauze/Ice Pattern (yes, I took a picture of Ice while we were skating on the Canal a few weeks ago).


Okay I have to add this, because I felt like I was cheating by doing a digital … here’s my Ralph Wiggum traditional card, my youngest & I worked on:

Used:  All Wrapped Up, Treat Yourself (SU Retired), Real Red, So Saffron & Green Galore Ink, Spellbinders Labels One (turned on it’s side), Offray Black 3 mm Ribbon, Stazon Jet Black Ink, & Dimensionals.