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Friday, September 16, 2011

Inspired by Nature Squares

I saw this card and loved it so much, I just had to make something like it. I didn't have the stamp she used, so I used Inspired by Nature instead. I used Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso to make this card. I love how the pearls dress up the card so much. The sentiment is from the Perfect Words Hostess stamp set. I almost want to enlarge this and frame it, it would be perfect for my bathroom!
The easy way to make the squares for this card is to stamp your image with Early Espresso ink on crumb cake card stock. Then I made this template so I could punch my squares out evenly so they will line up with the image that is stamped on the Very Vanilla below. You can make the space between the squares whatever you want, as long as it's even. Then you can match them up perfectly with the image below and everything is lined up!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Re-Using Old Projects

I made these two cards by reusing the backs from older projects! I really like how they came out. I have so much trouble throwing things out and sometimes I don't have a plan for all of the projects that I do. This was a great way to reuse them! Here is what they originally were below, my plant holders.

And I made these little plant holders using my Six Pack Baby Holder project!

Talk about getting some good use out of a project!

Monday, September 12, 2011

ABC Punch Art Peekaboo Frame Book

Here is my ABC Punch Art Peekaboo Frame Book! This uses the new Peekaboo Frame Die from the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog to make an alphabet book. Under each frame is a punch art object that corresponds to each letter! This tutorial includes step by step directions with pictures for each punch art object for every letter as well as alternate options.
This is a great gift to make for your own child or to make as a gift for a baby shower or new baby.

Book measures approximately 6-1/2" x 6-1/2".

to see more details or get the tutorial!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

SNAIL Mouse Treat Card

As promised... here is my SNAIL container mouse! I told you my husband came up with a second idea, besides the ghost, and here it is! I love this little guy and so do my kids, he is so cute!
Here are the directions for how I did these cards. I do not have the step by step for the mouse so here are the ghost directions. You can see more about the ghost card HERE.

I started with a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic Black cardstock and traced the top of the SNAIL tape container in the center. When you trace around the top of the container, it is slightly smaller then the base because it slants down. When you cut it out, just cut about 1/16" outside of your traced line.

You are going to put red sticky tape on the top of the lip of the plastic. you only need a few small strips to keep it on the paper. Now put your paper down over the plastic piece, just like you would over a treat cup.

On the back you are going to put sticky tape down the two long sides and one short side, the bottom. You are going to cut out a piece of paper that will slide in and out to open and get the candy out. This paper should be larger then the snail container opening, but fit inside the sticky tape on the edge. You can put a loop of ribbon on the top of this white piece so you can pull it in and out.

You are going to cut a hole in the front of your 8-1/2"x 5-1/2" card that is smaller then your white pull out piece. It does not need to be as big as I show here. It just needs to be large enough to get the candy out.

I cut a little skirt for the bottom of the ghost and filled the container with cut paper, but really it would be candy. Now when you pull on the ribbon, the back tab opens and you can put things in and out!

I have purposely left out dimensions for this because I just cut as I went to fit the size of the snail container. These do not need to be exact. Hope you have fun with it!
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