Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I popped the October title as well as one of the centered photo mounts.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Decorating composition notebooks is certainly not a new idea. I was taught how to do this years ago and continue to make them for various reasons. This one was made for my daughter in just one evening. She was selected to be a member of a leadership group at her school called the Cougar Cub Club. She informed me that she needed a notebook for her group and a pen. Well....I couldn't just hand her a spiral bound book from mead or 5 star. Why not create something uniquely for her and you can't pass up a .50 cent comp book. It's difficult to see in the pic, but the pen has her name stamped on the inside. Super easy and super cute.
All CTMH product except the green and yellow ribbon.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
You will need to start with a piece of cardstock that measures 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. This piece is only visible from the inside when all complete so it does not matter what color it is.
Then score that piece 1" around all edges.
And score on a diaganol in each square like this:
Fold up all sides and adhere the corners on the inside of the box:
Next you will cut a piece of B&T to measure 5 1/2 x 11. This will cover the outside of your box. Apply adhesive along the bottom inside of your B&T and up the side of the finishing edge. Start wrapping it along the outside of the box. It is best to start in the middle of one side so that your seam will be in the center of the back:
Next cut a piece of cardstock to measure 2 x 11. Scallop the top edge of this piece and trim the bottom so that your final measurement is 1 1/2 x 11. You may choose not to scallop and instead use ribbon or ricrac to finish the edge. Attach this piece around the bottom base of the box like you did the B&T paper.
Finally cut or punch tabs for the top of the box and punch holes in them to string your ribbon through. On this bag I used 2 holes, but on the Holiday bags I used a single hole.
All that's left to do is decorate and embellish your bag however you like. Fill with goodies and tie it all together with ribbon.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Here are a few I made for the Holidays.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
While I was making my flip card I originally stamped this flower in clear ink and embossed it. I then proceeded to sponge ink around the embossed image and decided I did not care for it and set it aside on my desk. I came back to it a few days later and decided to try and salvage it. I started by brushing on some liquid glass, sprinkling clear embossing powder over it and a touch of glitter then heating it. I realized that the liquid glass could be a little bit thicker so I repeated the whole process over again. This time while heating, it began to bubble. "Oh, my" I thought, "hope this thing doesn't catch fire!" I watched as it slowly transformed and began bursting the bubbles with the pointed end of my paint brush. It just sort-a crinkled and crackled a bit and I decided NOW I like it and would attach it to a project. I came up with this simple card, did a scallop edge, added the sentiment, brads and ribbon. Voila, a beautiful card.... or an accidental creation?
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I'm looking forward to creating more spooky cards.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I made these little "S'mores To Go" packages. Inside each package is a Hershey chocolate bar, mini marshmallows and graham crackers. I also included a recipe for No Fire S'mores, thanks to Paula Dean and Food Network. com! All items are individually wrapped and swaddled in polka dot cellophane. Finally I tied it all together with some chocolate organdy ribbon and these darling tags I made using Lasting Impressions embossing templates and paper from Close To My Heart.
Here is the recipe to make the No Fire S'mores. It's very simple and would be such a nice treat for families to share together.
But, that's not all! I also made a dozen goodie bags filled with Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies. These were made with a 5x12 sheet of card stock with a hole cut out of the center front to showcase the yummy cookies inside. I stamped the apple and sentiment from the September Word Puzzle stamp and finished it with some twine. The school asked to have all baked goods packaged individually, so I think these qualify!