Thursday, February 28, 2013

Valentine Fry Container

This was my favorite project in the Valentines Class.  I was going to make them for the ladies I visit monthly but decided it was too time consuming.  I love the owl punch and sad to say it has seen it's last days so will need to order a replacement on my next order.  I downloaded the fry box from someone using the user name qbee.  I have attached the link here:  Fry Box Template.

Stamps:  Its a Wrap - Holidays
Ink:  Pretty In Pink
Paper:  Real Red, Garden Green, Pink Pirouette DSP, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Basic Black
Accessories, Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Owl Builder Punch, Cello Bags, Self Stick Labels, Hershey Nuggets, 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Heart Trim Punch

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Valentines Cards

These were some of the cards that we made in our Valentines Class.  I found I didn't have much Valentine Paper left so I switched my hoard of "Always" Designer Series Paper.  I have been holding onto this paper since 2009.  I am down to the last pack. 

Paper:  Regal Rose, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Always DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:L  Regal Rose Ribbon, Full Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, Small Heart Punch and Scallop Trim Border Punch.

Paper:  Whisper White, So Saffron, Pool Party and Riding Hood Red
Ink:  Pool Party, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  Scalloped Heart Embosslet, Fashionable Hearts Embosslets, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, early Espresso Bakers Twine, r\Rhinestones. 

Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP, Retired DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Accessories:  Itty Bitty Banners Framelets, 1" square punch, Large Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, Small Safety Pin.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Snow Tissue Box Cover

We made this is one of our Christmas Classes in December.  I got the idea on Pinterest. 

Supplies Needed:
Box of tissue (I have made a few of these with different brands and they all work)
Two 5 1/8” x 9 1/2” pieces of Real Red cardstock (base)
One 6 9/16” square piece of Real Red cardstock (lid)
Four 4 ¼” x 3/4” pieces of Whisper White cardstock (base layers)
One 4 ¼” square piece of Going Gray cardstock (top layer)
One 4" square piece of Whisper White Cardstock
Four 4 1/4" x 3/4" Silver Glimmer Paper
Whisper White and Silver Glimmer Paper for the Snowflake
Scoring tool
Adhesive (I used sticky strip and snail)
Snowflake Die
Framelets - Labels Collection
Big Shot
Embossing folder ( I used the Pointsetta One)
Hearts Border Punch

Assemble Base: 
1.  Score the long sides of each of your two 5 1/8” x 9 1/2” pieces of cardstock at 1/2" and 5".

2.  Using sticky strip adhere side “A” on the first piece to side “B” on the second piece. Refer to drawing.
3.  Repeat with other side.  This creates your base. 

Assemble Lid:

1.  Score the 6 9/16" square piece of cardstock at 1" along all 4 sides.
2.  Cut each corner on the red lines (up to the scored line) as shown in the drawing below
3.  At this point I layered the Going Gray onto the center of the lid.  Then layer the Whisper White piece on the lid but do not adhere down.
4.  Center the framelit on the lid and fild up one of the sides so that it will git through the Big Shot.  Sorry I did not take pictures of this process.  You need to make sure that the paper is set on the platform just right so all will smoothly run through the big shot. 
5.  Remove the Whisper White piece and rerun that through the Big Shot with embossing folder. 
6.  Adhere the white piece to the top of the box lining up the Framelit cuts. 
7.  Run the four 4 1/4"x3/4" pieces through the Big Shot with the embossing folder. 
8.  Using the hearts edgelet punch - edge the four pieces of glimmer paper. 
9.  Adhere the edgelets and white edges to the lid sides.
10:  Fold and adhere all four tabs (marked “X” in the drawing) to form the box lid.
11,  Cut out the snowflakes using the glimmer paper. 
12.  Put the lid on the box and then put the snowflakes on all four sides. 

I love these.  Have since made a Valentine and St. Patrick's Day box.  Pics to come later. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Snow Much Fun Decor

This was a framed decor piece that we made using the Snow Much Fun stamp set.  I had some mica flakes from a year or two ago that I never used and thought this would be the perfect place to use them.  So I covered the ground with these mica flakes.  I also has some of the felt snowflakes left over so I incorporated them into the project as well. 

Here the snowmen are having a snowbll fight between the frames.  I also used the red glimmer paper and the owl punch to make little ornaments for the tree. 

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Baha Breeze, Whisper White, Old Olive, Silver Glimmer Paper, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Stazon, Whisper White Craft, Night of Navy
Stamp Sets:  Snow Much Fun
Accessories:  Snowflake Punch, Snowflake Die, Felt Snowflakes, Mica Flakes, Silver Brads, Dazzling Diamonds, Various SU Markers

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Birthday Vase

Part of our Greetings for the Seasons 2 class we also made a Birthday vase.  This was perfect because Dave's Mom's Birthday was this month. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

January Vase

We had Part 2 of our Greetings for the Seasons Class.  This was out vase for January, 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Tile Coasters

For one of the classes I held in December we made tile coasters.  We took Designer Series Paper and made 4 coasters and a trivit.  I talked to my step-daughter Melissa about this and she decided to make some for her friends.  These were her sets.  The second set was for her friend that is a big Batman fan.  What we learneed from out experience. 

1.  Cover the file first with Modge Podge.  Put down your first layer of paper.  (For the class all we had was one layer of paper). 
2.  Let the layer dry completely before apply a layer of Modge Podge on top.  If you put it on too early the paper will bubble up. 
3.  We ended up putting 3 layers of Modge Podge on the paper - letting it dry in between layers. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Neighbor Gifts

I saw this idea on Pinterest and it was perfect for a quick and easy Christmas gift  The biggest problem with this was trying to find enough whisks.  I found them at Walmart for .97 cents for an individual whisk.  Most stores had from 0-3 availalbe.  So I finally ended up getting the 3 pack in three sizes - after all they were going to different locations.  This was also a great way to use up some retired ribbon.