Monday, July 25, 2016

Keeping It Simple

Sakura branch stamp is from our cling set, "Happiness" (CL-21) and panda and wording stamp is from our cling set, "You Make Me Smile" (MC-58).

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Shave Ice Favors

Tiny favors...just for fun.  Stamps are from cling set, "Sunshine and Shave Ice" (MC-43).  Click here to get a pattern for the favor and the stand.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

One More...

One more mini framed bulletin board...for tiny pictures or reminders.  Stamps are from our cling set, "Never Forget" (MC-59).

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mini Bulletin Board

Here's a mini bulletin board made from a simple picture frame (I'm using a 5" x 7" frame) and a piece of cork board.  I found my cork at Ben Franklin...they sell them in 12" x 12" sheets.  Remove the glass from your picture frame and add a piece of cork measured to fit the frame.  If you have trouble closing the back panel trim your cork back a little at the side that closes the frame.

I also decorated a couple of push pins by stamping our large sakura stamp (#6043) on shrink plastic and adhering them to some push pins (I used Glossy Accents to attach the sakura to the push pins).

To make the boxes, click here for the patterns. The boxes come in three sizes (to fit each of the kokeshi girls from cling set, "Enjoy Today", MC-60) outer box (shown in black paper) and an inner box (shown in printed paper).  Cut out each of the pattern pieces along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines.  Put double stick tape on each of the tabs (notice the tabs on the outer box face a different direction from the tabs on the inner box (this is to reduce the bulk when the two boxes are put together).

Put the boxes together.  Adhere the tabs of the black box on the inside...and adhere the tabs of the printed box on the outside (as shown below).  Fit the printed box into the black box (all tabs are now hidden).  Before gluing the two boxes together, check to see if any of the top edges need to be trimmed (it's easier to do when the boxes are still separated).

Glue inner box to outer box:

Here's one more tip in adding a bird to one of the corners of the boxes (Bird stamp is from cling set, "Special Day", MC-61).  Use the corner of a piece of card stock as your guide and mark off a 90 degree angle onto your bird design, as shown below.  Make a clip right up to the corner of the right angle.  Trim paper to form tabs (approx. 1/4" from drawn line).  Fold tabs back along drawn lines and glue to the corner of a box.

Once you're done, you can either use the stand on your picture frame or mount it on the wall :)

Sunday, July 3, 2016


When you have your stamps out, stamp a bunch of images on plain white office labels...then they're ready to peel and stick whenever you need them.  (Stamp images are from, "Celebrations", MC-21 and "Never Forget", MC-59).

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Arigato Favor

A little thank you...kimono girl will "bow" with thanks...

All stamps are from our cling set, Arigato (CL-20).  Start with a small box of candy.  Cut 2 images each of girl and sakura (one b&w image and one colored image).  Stamp and cut out one "arigato" sentiment. Cut out a contrasting strip of paper (Width is approx. 7/8"...for length, wrap paper around box and add 1/2".  Score at 1/4" from each short edge).  Also, cut a strip of acetate (1/8" x 1") and sandwich between b& w and colored images of girl (photo shows pieces already glued together).  Attach bottom of the acetate piece to the b&w image of the sakura: 

Wrap candy box with paper.  Wrap contrasting strip of paper around box and add double stick tape above and below scored line at each edge (placement of double stick tape indicated by arrows).  Center sentiment on contrasting strip of paper:

Remove backing from 4 strips of double stick tape, adhere so that contrasting strip is attached to box and forms a small tab at the top of the box:

Glue b&w sakura behind the tab:

Glue colored sakura in front of tab and onto b&w image of sakura, matching edges.  Finish off with a gold bow.  If you move the box gently, the girl will appear to be bowing :)