Sunday, November 30, 2008
I'm glad I could finish. Have fun shopping for whatever holidays you celebrate!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I stopped by Paper Garden Botique on Saturday, November 22, 2008 to pick up some embellishments and found they were doing a "Make and Take" , so after my purchase, I sat down and put this little dainty together - it's so nice to have everything scored and cut to size because it went together super fast and was so much fun.
Directions for Hershey Bar wrappers
1. Cut a 5.5" X 5.5" square piece of red card stock
2. Score at 1.5", 1.75", 4", and 4.25"
3. Cut white piece of cardstock at 5.5" X .75"
4. Cut black belt band at 5.75" X 1"
5. White cardstock about 1" X 1.5"
To make the belt buckle, on silver cardstock, use the yellow square Marvy punch and then center it with the blue square Marvy punch and you get a framed square.
Since the white piece of cardstock was already adhered in the midde of the red card stock and the half circle already punched for me, I don't know exactly what size punch you'd use. Just make a judgement call. Lay the cardstock face down on your table, (I folded the scored lines to get better creases, put the candy bar in, fold the open sides in and tape one flap of cardstock over the other. Take the black strip, wrap the red cardstock and adhere in the back, same as your red cardstock. Turn the paper over. Take the smallest piece of paper, put it straight perpendicular to a red stamp pad and press it into the stamp pad on all four sides to get an edge of red around it. Adhere a glue dot to the back; take the silver "belt buckle" and apply tape to the back of the buckle. Now place the tag and buckle down so the tag doesn't show on the inside of the buckle. Voila!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Paper Garden Boutique
details 2601 El Paseo Lane, Sacramento(916) 769-7431
Stamp Art Shoppe
details 1000 Sunrise Ave. #3B, Roseville916-773-4378
I love visiting both stores - unique artists.
I believe they should have their new stamps in by December 12th, 2008 as the Hero Arts website posted... crossing my fingers - Christmas list in hand:))
I darted in Paper Garden Boutique and made a "Make and Take" project. I'm not going to tell you about it until I capture it with the camera. COMING SOON - Make and Take....
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I have to try that technique. Take care, call.
I used grossgrain ribbon and since it's a thicker type of ribbon, I just tied a knot in the ribbon. I like the way it turned out here. I do have an issue with bow tying, it's usually that if I get a good bow, I have so much extra to cut off. Oh well. I am glad that on the Hero Arts blog, karylim posted a link to a tutorial for tying a bow. I wanted to include it here also.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Made these for the mini challenge at Hero Arts during the last week of October.. They were such fun. I was able to use part of an embossed brown scrap, from which a scallop circle had been cut - worked perfectly here on the scrapling. Then I had a bit of lace to run down the side and narrow dark brown ribbon for top and a little up from the bottom. Some gems on both brow strips - the bottom strip I folded under.
The red and blue card backgrounds has the star from the Hero Arts "Warm Wishes" clear set. I took a blue toned tag (peal and stick) and stamped it with the inside of the Holliday tag of the Penguins. The saying on the red card is computer generated.
I wasn't going for as dark a red as I got, but it will work out just fine. I do like the narrow brown tone scrapling. And isn't that a fantastic name - scrapling - first time I heard it was on the Hero Arts blog. Strange name for a card, but entirely appropriate.
I loved making the little gift tags, using up all kinds of scraps from my scrap pile. As you can see, I did make a few.