Monday, June 27, 2016

Desktop Sign

Fun desktop sign!!  to make the base piece, cut a 2-1/2" x 5" piece of card stock.  Score at 1/4", 1-3/4", 3" and 4-1/2".  "Float" owl on a piece of acetate and adhere to tab before forming base piece.  Fold base into triangular-shaped piece and adhere 2 tabs together.  Owl is from cling set, "Whooo Loves You" (CL-19)...heart and sakura stamps are from cling set, "Special Day" (MC-61)...and sentiment is from cling set, "You Make Me smile" (MC-58).

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Little Gift Bag

I made these little gift/favor bags with stamps from our cling set, "Special Day" (MC-61).  Place the main stamped image on the inside of a sheer bag, then hold it in place by stitching some flower/heart images (along with a tiny bead) to the outside of the bag.  Add some candies for favors...or maybe jewelry for a special gift :)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Pineapple Card

Happy Saturday!  Found this cute pineapple paper at Ben Franklin (Imaginisce - Pineapple Days) and knew I had to make a pineapple card!!  Click here to get a pattern.

Open the top of the pineapple to reveal a greeting of "Aloha!"

Cut out three pattern pieces along solid lines and fold along dotted lines.  If using a paper with a one-way pattern, make sure you cut out the pattern so the design faces the right way (see below).  Glue the hula girl on the thin strip, right under the fold line.  Put some double stick tape on the tab at the top of the strip.

Adhere the strip with the hula girl onto the main card piece, as shown below.  Put double stick tape along the edges of the pineapple (between the 2 dots on the pattern).

Lift up the strip with the hula girl and add one more piece of double stick tape, right at the fold.  Remove backing tape from double stick tape and fold the strip back down.

Fold the bottom part of the card up and secure with the double stick tape:

Fold the top of the card down and add some double stick foam, as shown below.  I also added a greeting to the top of the pineapple:

Mount the top of the pineapple onto the foam dots:

All stamps used in this project are from our cling set, "Aloha" (CL-17).

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Catching Up...Part 2

Posted a desk caddy project awhile ago...and I'm just now catching up with posting a pattern to make this project.  Thanks for "bearing" with me ;)

To start, cut out main box piece (black) and 3 compartment pieces along the solid lines.  Fold along the dotted lines.  For main box piece...attach tabs (with double stick tape) to the INSIDE of the box.  For compartment pieces...attach tabs (with double stick tape) to the OUTSIDE of the compartment piece.  This way when everything is all put together, none of the tabs will be showing.

Here's a picture of all the pieces folded into boxes:

**Note that for all the compartment pieces...the printed design is on the inside of the box

Attach a header piece with double stick tape to the back side of the box (the back side that measures 3-1/4").  Header piece should be 3" wide x 4-1/2" tall.  I used a heavy weight plastic, but cardstock works just as well:

 Then just glue compartments into box (put glue on all sides and bottom of compartment pieces)...and decorate the header.  Stamps for this project are from our cling set "You Make Me Smile" (MC-58)

Thanks for stopping by :)

Catching up...

Finally getting around to posting a pattern and instructions on how to make this little box:

Start by cutting 2 pattern pieces along the solid lines and fold along dotted lines.  Apply double stick tape to top edge of cover (below, left)....and 4 tabs of box (below, right).  Stamp image of girl (from cling set, Special Day MC-61) onto center section of box cover...and cut out "window".  Next stamp, color and cut out image of girl, bird and banner (banner is from cling set, Enjoy Today MC-60).  Also, cut a 2" x 2" piece of acetate and apply double stick tape to all 4 edges.

 Form box by folding all four sides up and adhere to tab at each corner.  Glue the colored images of the girl and bird onto the stamped image on the box cover.  Add banner with some double stick foam dots.

 Flip cover piece over and tape the piece of acetate behind the cut out window:

 Wrap cover around the box and hold closed with the double stick tape:

Here's a slight variation...add a little "shoji" door to the top of the box (pattern for shoji door also included):

 Cut out shoji door and glue a piece of vellum paper behind it.  Mount shoji door on thin strips of double stick foam.  Use double stick foam again to raise the image of the girl.  Kimono girl and sakura flowers are from cling set, Arigato CL-20