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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Some More Dasher

Ok... So I am a little psycho with this challenge but I love that inspiration picture! I did these two cards for the Diva Inspiration Challenge #72(again) on the Utah Divas International Blog. CLICK HERE to see the inspiration picture for it. I used the Dasher stamp set and the tree is Loads of Love.
I did the first one and decided I wanted it a little different so then I did another. Now I think I have this out of my system and I can move on to something else!
Which one do you like more? I can't decide.

Dasher Snowy Night

I did this card for the Diva Inspiration Challenge #72 on the Utah Divas International Blog. CLICK HERE to see the inspiration for it. I used the Dasher stamp set and Season of Joy.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Kusudama Flower & Ornament

The whole thing

The close up!

I saw the directions to make this flower and then make the flowers into an ornament this morning. It has taken me all day to do it, but let me tell you, it was worth it! Do not start this project unless you are prepared to spend a long time doing it and to get sticky fingers. That being said, this is beautiful in person. The pictures look nice but don't do it justice. I asked my husband what he thought and he told me, "That looks like it took a really, really long time."
I changed the colors around from the tutorial and added the beads. The pearls are from the pretties kit and the silver ones I had around. To see the tutorial that I used to make the flowers CLICK HERE. To make them into an ornament CLICK HERE. It takes 4 sheets of 12x12 paper to do this. I used 4 double sided papers that were red on one side and white on the other to do this. I folded half one way and the other half opposite to get this look.

Here are the few things that I added:

I strung the pearl on thick string, looped through the silver bead and back through the pearl.

After I glued my folded paper together(check instructions, link above) I added more Tombow adhesive and put the string down the center. Then Iput the rest of the pieces on to make the flower. The Tombow(green double capped glue) leaves your fingers sticky in the end but it dries really quick and holds great. I would suggest it.

Here is one finished flower with the bead.

You get three out of one sheet of 12x12 paper with one 3x3 piece left over. I did 6 flowers of red and 6 of white. The paper I used was red on one side and white on the other.

Here is my army of flowers.

Here are the two halves before I put them together.

I threaded the beads on string for the bottom and looped that through my tied ribbon for the top to hang it. I glued it down the center of one half before I put the two halves together.
Here it is!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Top Note Photo Box with Thank You Cards

Top Note Photo Box with Thank You Cards

This project is my Top Note gift box that can fit 4"x6" photos or up to 10 thank you cards and envelopes. This is the perfect gift to give someone for Christmas. You can fill the box with thank you cards and envelopes and then once the person uses them up they can use it to store their holiday photos!

CLICK HERE to get directions for this project!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Golf Bag with Cart Card

This is my golf bag with cart card. I saw a card with a similar golf bag done by Stacey Carter and I changed it around a little bit. CLICK HERE to see her card. I thought it needed a golf cart too!

I wrote out the basic directions and I added a few pictures to show some things that might be hard to tell by looking at the photo!

To make the handle of the cart I punched with the slot punch to make the hole in black cardstock and then put it inside my word window punch.

To make the bag I used a piece of going gray in 1 3/8" x 3". I put the end half way into the small oval punch like below and punched. This makes the top of the bag

I put the other side inside the punch to get the rounded shape at the bottom. If you put a piece of scrap cardstock inside the punch the right way it is much easier to get your golf bag piece in.

This is what your bag should look like. You also need a black and basic gray small oval. To get the black sliver, see next photo. Don't forget to sponge the sides of your bag with going gray to give it some dimension!

Once you punch your black oval, put the piece of cardstock back into the punch and just take off a little sliver of the top like shown in the punch.

The black full oval goes in back and next your basic gray oval. Then put on your golf clubs and put the bag over that. Last glue the little black sliver at the edge of the top of the bag to make it look like your golf clubs are actually in the bag. You can sponge to add more dimension on the bottom of the basic gray oval.
The handle is just the word window taped to the black grosgrain and taped onto the back of the bag.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Scallop Envelope Woven Basket & Card

Scallop Envelope Woven Basket & Card Project

This project is great for a Baby Shower, new baby or for a new neighbor house warming gift! Change up the colors and make it for any holiday! The box is 3 1/8" square by 2 1/4" in height.
To get directions for this project CLICK HERE!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Bow - Ornament

I was looking through the projects on Splitcoast and found this tutorial (CLICK HERE) to make a bow. I changed mine around a little. I used 8- 4" x 1/2" pieces of paper and 4- 3 1/4" x 1/2" pieces of paper instead of what they said. I used a large sized brad to hold the pieces together and left off the top loop of the bow. Pretty nice for wrapping a present or even for an ornament on the tree!

These are the three pieces I used.

I stacked them together with large glue dots alternating the patterns.

Heart Pretties Ornament

While I had the pretties kit out and ornaments on the brain I thought I would play around. I came up with this heart ornament. The paper is 1/2" wide by 4" long of double sided patterned paper, you need four of them. You just put all 4 pieces on the hat pin and starting with the first that you put on you just twist it twice around and put the other end on. I put a few beads in the center to keep them apart and I got a heart! Nice simple little ornament.

Snowflake Pretties Ornament

This ornament was made using the Pretties Kit and the Snowflakes Set #2 sizzlets die cut (The small set of four). You could also do the same thing with the snowflake punch! The ribbon is the white organza ribbon. I used the two way glue pen to get it together and to get the ends together I used a toothpick with the Tombow green capped glue. It was a little tedious but well worth it! It's hard to see in the picture but this is really beautiful and delicate looking.

Here is one snowflake attached to the other. You want to attach half of each to the other and keep going around.

This is three attached together.

Here are all five snowflakes on the hat pin with some beads from the Pretties Kit.

And here it is!
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