Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanks Dad!!

Sorry for the light glare at the top of the picture....this is a punch organizer that my Dad made for me.....I love it. I currently holds all my SU punches and all my Big Shot stuff. Absolutely great as it's now all at my fingertips.
Here's a picture from the other side of it, it too is not the greatest picture but you will get the idea of it.

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Have a great day!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

More Washers...

Here are a couple of pictures of the other washer pendants I've made using the DSP's mostly from SU; they are double sided so these are the same washers but the two sides.

For more information see the post below.
Have a great day!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Flocked Treasure

Seems like forever since I was here to post, so sorry for that ..... but I have lots to share over the next few days.

Our demo group was having a Yankee swap of hand made 3D items for our Christmas get -together( it was so yummy....Turkey, Ham and all the trimmings) the Yankee awap was fun too!
This is the project I took to swap....

I had picked up this cute wooden box at a local dollar store and knew I would use it some day, so.......
I used the Flocked red paper from the Christmas Cocoa DSP pkg and covered it. It was very easy to do; cutting the DSP the same width as the box and wrapping it around, adhering it with Tombow multi purpose adhesive. Then I thought to sponge the edges with Real Red ink. Next I used my crop-a-dile and punch three holes through the DSP exactly where the elastic cord and wooden knob/button was on the original box. Next I inserted three red circle fire brads into the holes. I needed to create a fastener for the flapof the box so I took the metallic elastic cord from the Mini catalogue and crocheted a silver chain. I tied the ends to the two brads on the bottom side of the box and stretched it up and over the brad on the top, perfect!
On the inside of the box I lined it with the striped DSP from the same Christmas Cocoa pkg.
The treasure on the inside is a "Washer Necklace/pendant" created using the same DSP's and Crystal Effects. It was really beautiful, if I do say so myself. It was reversable with the Flocked paper on one side and..........
The striped paper on the back; the satin cording is just looped around the washer so it can be easily reversed.
To create the pendant I went to the hardware store and purchased several washers, very inexpensively. At home I matched up the SU circle punches with the washers and punched the shapes from the DSP. These were adhered to the washer using a small amt of Crystal Effects; and when dry I used a sanding block and sanded the edges. The centre was sanded with a small metal file I have for putting DSP onto intricate chipboard cutouts. Once I was happy with this I placed the washer on a cutting mat and applied a thick layer of Crystal Effects, let dry over night or longer and then turned it over and applied it to the back side of the washer. Let dry again for a good 12-24 hrs. I went back and applied another coat of the crystal effects to both sides because I really wanted it to have a bevelled, rounded facade. After I was sure it was dry and hard, 2 days later I took a length of satin cord and looped it through the washer and just tied it in a knot at the ends.

Once I was ready to pkg the jewel I took a piece of Real Red CS and scored it on all sides then cut diagonal slits in the upper corners and punched 1/8th inch holes at the end of the slits for the cording to it in them and inserted it into the box.
Next I decided it didn't need to be wrapped so I made a tag from the Christmas punch set and tied it onto the pkg after wrapping it with a white organza ribbon and bow from SU.

I think it was a hit! .
I got the idea for the washer pendant from this website:
I've made several others that will be gifts for somebody this year.
Hope you like it it was my favorite of them all.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wings of Friendship Note cards gift pack

This cute little note card set was from our summer Upline meeting, it showcases the new In- colors and is also a great gift for someone special. We used the In-Color Stampin'write markers to color the stamp( from Wings of Friendship, a hostess set in the Idea Book and Catalogue) and the stamped the image on the circle of Whisper white CS they were then adhered to a 6"x3" piece of In-color CS scored at 3" with a small coordinating piece of In-color ribbon behind it. These were placed in a clear envelope along with envelopes. The envelpoe was adhered to a piece of In-color CS 4"x6" or so that has been scored and folded at 2"on one end and then scalloped. We then tied it closed with a piece of Ic-Color polkadotted ribbon for a cute and very easy gift.
Hope you like it.
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bag in a box

I think this is what these are called....I love the look of them and they are so cute for small gifts or candy. They are created from a small box on the bottom the distance around should be around 11.5 inches total so you have a 1/2 inch overlap. You then take a 12x8-9 inch piece of DSP and wrap around the box lining it up at the bottom. I then took a strip of cardstock and used the border punches to create a decorative strip and again lined it up along the bottom of the box and wrapped it around the DSP(I like the narrower border better than the wider one). Punch out 2 round tab punches and fold in the center the place centrally on either side of the bag top to create a holder for the ribbon; try to align these so they are opposite each other. Punch a 1/4 inch hole just below the fold in each tab punch and thread a matching ribbon through and tie.
Decorate the bag as you would like. This worked up really quick once I decided on the DSP and color combo.
We're still under construction so I can't find all seems to get piled on my work table and then when I do get time to play I have to organize, soon to be done I hope.
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Seasonal Baskets

I can't beleive this week has flown by so fast, I don't know where it went. We've been in the middle of having new windows and a couple of patio doors put in as well as having the house insulated and new siding so have been very busy.Of course there are always glitches....the sills under the back part of the house were rotting when they removed the siding so they had to be replaced, this meant the deck at the back had to be partially removed...ugh!! Oh well it'll soon be done and we'll have a lovely warm "new" house this winter.

The picture above is of a few baskets I made from 12x12 DSP( , you score each side at 4 inches and cut into the score line on two sides at the 4 and 8 inch score lines. The handle is made from a 1.5 x12 inch piece of DSP that has been punched with the eyelet border punch on both of the long sides. the fold up the two cut squares to meet half way into the middle square. These are secured with a brad through all layers and the handle as well. It takes about 5-10 minutes to make start to finish and it's really cute. These are great for holding candy, treats or light weight articles. They can be made smaller by usung paper 9x9 and scoring 3 inches on all sides or even 6x6 scoring 2 inches on each side. Hope you like it.
Thanks for looking.