Monday, July 21, 2014
While I still had my sand out from my last project...thought I'd make a beach scene in a box. Perfect to send to family and friends who are away and may be missing the island life...
Click here for the cover pattern...cut 2, one for the top and one for the bottom. Put double stick tape on all four tabs of each piece (see below). Cut a 4-1/2" x 6-3/4" piece of acetate. Score at 1", 2", 4-1/4" and 5-1/4". Fold at each scored line and tape edges together at back "seam". The trickiest part of this project is keeping the measurement of the back panel at 2-1/4" wide when you tape the ends together. Make your scene on a piece that will fit on back wall of acetate box. I tried to pop up many layers to get more dimension.
Place the acetate box in one of the cover pieces. Adhere the side tabs first, as shown below:
Then adhere the other two tabs. Fill with sand, place your scene along back wall and tape the top cover on in the same way as the bottom.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Hope you're all having a great summer!!! Can't believe how quickly it's going by!!! Here's an idea for your next beach-related gathering:
I ran across these little "portion cups" while browsing through the aisles of Longs and immediately thought of our bucket stamp...then on the next day I found some craft bags of sand at Ben Franklin...perfect!!
Click here to get a pattern for the insert to make your beach bucket more cheerful and summery. Cut 4-1/2" strips for the handle.
Attach handles with colorful brads!!
(Note to self: remember these next spring for Easter baskets)
Fill with some wrapped candies. Wrapped is probably better to keep them protected...nothing worse than eating sand!! :p
Sunday, July 6, 2014
I never get tired of seeing what people come up with using Dandelion stamps...different perspectives always spark new ideas!! With that being said...here is some summer inspiration provided by some very generous and talented local crafters...enjoy!!!
Thursday, June 26, 2014
I never did get to ink up this trio of girls from my last release...they're all mini stamps (#6033, 6034 and 6035) Kokeshi Doll 1, 2 and 3...along with # 6044 (Small Sakura) and Arigato sentiment from CL-11 (Keiko Set):
I made the card resemble a Japanese screen...
Start with a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of card stock...score at 1-1/4" intervals and fan fold...the finished size of the folded card is 1-1/4" x 3-3/4"...tiny!! I also made a quick vellum envelope to hold the card:
To make the envelope, cut a 3" x 8-1/2" piece of vellum...Fold in half, then score each long edge at 1/4"...cut away the tabs on one side of the center fold and fold remaining tabs along scored line. Use double stick tape to seal.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Just a fun little summer project...
It's a "photo album" card!!
It looks like a photo album of fun, summer activities...
...but at the back there's a space to write a note, making it a card.
Here are some really quick how-to's. Cut 2 pieces of card stock for the front and back cover (3-1/4" x 4-3/4"...scored at 1/2" from short edge). Insert four "pictures" into two 3" x 4" plastic bags and punch two 1/8" holes into each bag. Punch 2 holes in front cover tab and back cover tab, lining up holes in "picture sleeves":
Put all pieces together using 2 brads to secure:
Hope you're having a fun summer!!!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
If you haven't decided what to do for Boy's Day...I hope this treat box helps!! This has been a go-to pattern for me recently. Click here to get the pattern and instructions.
I made a few adjustments to give the kendama toy some movement. Before taping the front of the box to the side tabs, I punched a 1/16" hole at a point that would be covered by the tip of the kendama. I also stamped and cut out a kendama (from MC-45 - Kendama Set) with a little bit of twine tied around the handle. Next, I taped a penny to one end of a 4-1/2" piece of twine.
Put the penny end of the twine into the box...thread the other end of the twine through the punched hole (from the inside, out). Now finish taping the box together:
Tape the loose end of the twine to the back of the kendama ball and mount the ball onto the cover with double stick foam. (The penny will keep the end of the twine in the box when it is closed, yet it also allows you to open the cover:
To finish it off...mount the kendama on double stick foam and position it right above the punched hole.