Saturday, April 30, 2011
Earlier this week I shared with you that you can use chipboard that you find around the house in your paper crafting. I used the front and side panels of a pasta box to make the front of this card. I chose to use chipboard covered in pattern paper rather than cardstock because I wanted it to be very sturdy. I want the recepient to be able to display the card without worries of it falling over.
Here is a look at the card laying flat on my scrap table. I used a post it note to cover the cello panel in the box to make a centered, square window. I used a ruler and an exacto knife to cut out the window (you could use Nesties if you have the size you're looking for.).
Here it is open and standing.
I heat embossed the flower and then ran it through an embossing folder for texture
Here is another view into the "window"
Thanks for looking! I'll share other uses for your chipboard in upcoming posts.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Chipboard is one of my favorite tools in scrapping and paper crafting. I use it to make embellishments, notebook holders, post-it note holders, boxes, and so much more. It can be expensive to buy, but I've found sources for chipboard in varying thinckness around my home and in my everyday life.
Here is a perfect example, We separate our "recycling" from our garbage anyway, so why not recycle it within our own home and let me make something pretty with it? I have a basket in my scrapbook room where I keep all the broken down boxes from our recycling. This weekend I'll show you something neat that I have in the works for the pasta box featured above.
Make sure you stop back to see the unveiling!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Today's post is using a stamp set from Stampin Up called Because I Care, and the sentiment is from All Ocassion. I used my favorite pattern paper and 1" square punches for the quilted background, and then I ran the background through an embossing folder for the textured look.
I kept it simple and just added pearl accents as the embellishments.
I hope you like it, and thanks for looking!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Yesterday I showed you come birthday cards I made using the embedded embossing technique of applying all the circle punches to the background and then using an embossing folder running it through a die cut machine. Well, I'm completely addicted to the look! I needed three thank you cards to give with the boxes and 6-packs that I made for my employees and my paying gig, and so I decided to layer circles on circles. I really like the circles on black because the "pop", but the white stamping didn't hold up to the embossing very well...I'll have to try something to perfect the technique, but this is what I have for you today.
Green Galore, Whisper White and Basic Black
Pacific Point, Whisper White, and Basic Black
Melon Mambo, Whisper White, and Basic Black
Thanks for looking and Happy Stamping!
Monday, April 25, 2011
I just listed these adorable cards in my Etsy Shop. I'm so happy with the way they turned out. I punched and assembled each of the backgrounds and then ran them through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. The photos don't do the colors justice. They are vibrant and would be great for any age birthday recipent.
Here is one with a black background and larger circles.
This one is on white with much smaller circles
Here is a close up of the texture on the black card.
Another close up of the texture on the white card.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. I appreciate your comments.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
For those of you who have been following my 6-packs for my employees at my paying job, I've finished the third and final 6-pack, and I'm going to share that with you today. Here are the links to A2 Box 6 Pack # 1 and A2 Box 6-Pack # 2 as well as the tutorial for the box.
This 6-pack uses Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla, and Kraft cardstock, and two pattern papers by Terri Conrad Designs and Wendster's Pages. They are from the Coco Collection; the darker one is called Chocolate Souffle, and the lighter one is called Cream Puff. I used a variety of stamps for the sentiments, but the images are from the Portfolio Collection. All images are from Stampin Up.
Here is the whole set
The box closed up nice and neat
Card 1: Happy Birthday
Card 2: Happy Birthday
Card 3: Thank you
Card 4: For You
Card 5: Best Wishes
Card 6: Thinking of You
One more final look at the 6-pack.
Thanks for looking and your comments! Happy Stamping!
Hello everyone. Just a quick note wishing you all a Happy Easter today. We've spent the weekend with loved ones and are very grateful for this time and the season. I'll post something crafty later today, but until then, I'm wishing you happiness and special memories with your loved ones today.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I love a lot of dimension in my paper crafting, so I use a TON of pop-dots and dimensionals to obtain the look I want since they come in so many different thinknesses and shapes.
One way that I can save money and get just the right size "pop-dot" that I'm looking for is to use the left over foam from my stamps. I alreay know that one side has a super strong adhesive on it so half the work is already done.
I peel the rubber off the left over foam.
Cut to desired size and peel the backing off
Place as desired.
Apply extra adhesive
not much is needed as it already has some "stick" since the rubber was stuck to it
Tip, if I'm looking for the thickness of the Stampin Up dimentionals since they are thinner that most of the other pop-dots, I just press on the item I've pop dotted until I get the thickness desired.
Thanks for stopping by. If you have any tips you use, please share them with me via a comment!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
On Saturday, I shared with you that I'm making gift boxes of cards for my employees at my paying job. You can see the first 6-pack of card here. This is the second set. The first one was masculine, and this one is very girly. I used Sending Love DSP from Stampin Up as well as Real Red, Kraft, Black and Verry Vanilla cardstock. All the stamped images and senitiments are also by Stampin Up.
Here is a look at the 6-pack and the box with the lid off. Card 1: Congratulations
Card 2: you're too kind
Card 2: you're too kind