5. Open your card and fold the bottom left down to meet the same score line.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
5. Open your card and fold the bottom left down to meet the same score line.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Paper: Baja Breeze & Kiwi Kiss Cardstock, Ski Slope Designer Series Patterned Paper
Stamps: Snow Swirled, Every Day Flexible Phrases
Ink: Whisper White
Accessories: Felt Flurries, Designer Brads, Pretties Kit Brads, Library Clip, Chipboard
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
- Cut one piece of textured cardstock to 12"x10.5"
- Score both of the long (12") sides of your cardstock at 2 3/8" and 2 7/8"
- Score one of the short (10.5") side of your cardstock at 2 3/8" and 2 7/8"
- Score the other short side of your cardstock at 2 7/8" and 3 3/8"
- Cut along the inside score lines to where they intersect the other inside score lines on all four sides of your cardstock.
- Round all the corners
- Fold the flaps in to create your purse.
- Punch two 1/2" circles
- Use a brad to attach one of the circles to the centre (close to the bottom) of your upper flap.
- Use another brad to attach the other circle to the middle of your bottom flap
- Tie a string around the brad on the underside of the circle and use this as a closure.
- Punch a hole on the very top of your purse about half an inch in on both sides. Thread a piece of ribbon through the holes and tie knots on the inside of the purse to create your handle.
To create the inside pages:
- Cut two 12x6" pieces of cardstock
- Score both at 3", 6", and 9"
- Accordion fold both pieces and attach the two pieces together creating a five panelled strip.
- Glue one of the end panels to the inside of your purse.
- Embellish as desired.
I like to cover the backs of my brads with strips of patterned paper or stickers to keep them from scratching my top photo. My seven year old daughter joined us for Stamp Camp this year and made her very own purse album (pictured below). She was so proud!
Friday, August 22, 2008
I created the pattern for these truffle boxes to hold individual Ferrero Rocher Chocolates after being inspired by a cupcake box my daughter brought home from a birthday party. They're quick and easy to make and don't use up a lot of paper. I'm still waiting for my order of new catalogue goodies to arrive, so for this sample I used Pirouette Pink cardstock with Bella Rose Designer Series Paper and elements from the Pretties Kit.
One or two colors of cardstock
Scrap of Patterned Paper
1.75x1.75" piece of transparency or plastic
1 1/4" Circle Punch
1 3/8" Circle Punch
To create your own Truffle Box:
Cut a piece of cardstock to 8.5x5"
Score along the long side at 1.5"
Score along the short side at 1.5", 3.5", 5", and 7"
Cut along all the short score lines to where they intersect. These will be the flaps for your box.
Cut a piece of cardstock for your inside base 2 7/8"x2 7/8"
Score along all four sides at 1/2"
Cut out the squares formed by the score lines at each corner.
Punch a circle out of the centre of your base piece using the 1 1/4" punch.
Punch a 1 3/8" circle from a scrap piece of Designer Series Patterned Paper. Set aside this piece. Using the hole as a guide, line up your scallop circle punch and punch out a scallop. This piece will be used to embellish the top of your box.
Use the 1 3/8" circle you punched out to trace around in the middle of one of the inside (2x2") panels on your box. Cut this circle out using scissors, making sure to cut along the outside of the traced mark.
Glue your scallop piece to the outside lid of your box.
Flip the box over and glue the transparency to the inside lid of the box to create a window.
Glue the flaps of the bottom of your box together as shown.
Glue the flaps together on the lid of your box. Be sure to do this while the lid is on your box to make sure that the lid will fit over the base.
Fold along the score lines on your 2 7/8 x 2 7/8" piece of cardstock. Slip this inside your box as a stand to hold your truffle in place.
Embellish the outside of the box as desired.
Monday, August 18, 2008
- Inks & Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze
- Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch
- Whisper White Cardstock
- Rhinestone (removed from a rhinestone brad - more on that later this week)
- Cut one 7" x 4.25" piece cardstock
- Score along the short side at 3.25" and 3.75"
- Cut along the short score lines to where they intersect and fold everything up into a box. Glue flaps in place.
- Squeeze the open ends together and punch a quarter circle out of both pieces
- Embellish as desired and add matching 3x3 cards and mini envelopes
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
This Summer I decided to tackle the mess that is my scrap space. Over the years as a demonstrator, my stuff has spilled out of the office and now takes up more than half the basement. I finally decided that having rolls and rolls of ribbon scattered in every corner of my space was no longer working for me and I set about creating one space dedicated to ribbon. Did I mention that I have a weakness for ribbon? My system isn't complete yet. I need to clean out the drawer unit that my altered ribbon holder rests on, but when I am done, it will contain spools of less frequently used ribbon (which are now stacked in the dvd cases and arranged in the two black boxes you see on the stand. My current Stampin' UP ribbon will remain in the IKEA baskets under my punches, since I use them most often. My other favorites (at least the ones that will fit) will go on the altered Paper Towel Holder I found on sale at Michaels last year. This system will need changing again soon, since I know of at least two new punches that will be coming out in the new Fall Idea Book & Catalogue, and I need to squeeze in another IKEA rail to hold them!
Now on to the fun part! My brand new catalogue preorder items arrived a week ago and I was so busy cleaning, I had no time to play until now. For these projects, I used the brand new Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, two of the new in-colors, and a couple of the new stamps. I altered a paper towel holder that I found in a 90% off bin at Michaels last year. I think I paid about $3 for it. I laughed when I put it in the cart, knowing that I am probably the least likely person I know to have a "farm fresh eggs" sign with a hen on it in my house. I laughed again when I looked at it yesterday and started thinking that there will probably be people out there who will think it looked better before I altered it! Anyway, at least I'm much happier with it now. Here's the before & after:
The next thing I altered was a Bulletin Board I also found in a sale bin about a year ago. It wasn't ugly before I altered it, but it still wasn't me. I don't remember how much this one was, but I'm sure it wasn't more than the Paper Towel Holder. The top holds a 6x6 scrapbook page, which I attached with only a little adhesive so that I can pull it out and change it later if I want. This will hold sketches, photos, and other inspiration. I can see it from my computer desk when I work and it makes me smile.
Stamps: Dreams Du Jour, Heard from the Heart
Patterned Paper: Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Cardstock & Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Other: Pretties Kit, Scallop Border Punch
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
1 - 5.5"x2.25" piece of cardstock scored along the short side at 2", 2 3/8", 4 3/8", and 4.75"
1 - 6" length of ribbon for the handle
1 - 2.25"x0.75" piece of Designer Series Patterned Paper
1 - embellished scallop. I used Polka Dots & Paisley and Big Pieces and the 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" circle punches for mine.
1 - brad
Attach the patterned paper to the smallest section and round the two corners.
Mark the centre of the opposite flap and pierce through both the scallop and the centre of the flap. Do not pierce through the flap or glue your scallop to your purse.
Attach a mint patty to the inside middle section of your purse and glue dow the two ends of ribbon to create a handle.
Close your purse, tucking the flap inside the scallop to hold it shut. I'd love to see your creations. Leave a comment with a link or email me with a picture!