Sunday, July 28, 2013

Animal Print with a Vintage Twist

Hi everyone!!! I'm back this month to share a Rolodex holder with cards that I created using some awesome Animal Print cardstock that is 20% off over at the Robin's Nest.  Also this month we have teamed up with Gina's Designs to showcase some of their wonderful products too. 
I love to alter Rolodex cards and belong to a few groups over on Swap-bot that are solely dedicated to altering these little works of art. I have a collection of this cards but no holder to put them in. I didn't want the typical holder that you buy out at an office supply place. I wanted to create one but didn't know how or what I would use. After much thought and one failed attempt this is what I came up with.

This is what my Rolodex holder started out as before I altered it. I actually used the "drawer" of the matchbox to create the holder...hold onto the "sleeve" because I might just have a project for next month using that in some fun way...wink wink ;-)

The front of the box measure 1/2 inch down and mark with a pencil. Cut down to the mark on either side of box. 

Fold down and adhere to box.

Next cut 4 chipboard pieces to 3/4x4 1/2 inches and another 4 chipboard pieces  to 1 3/8x4 1/2 inches. I used a Rolodex card and centered the holes by drawing in each piece of chipboard. Then punch a hole in each one. Line up holes in the the 3/4x4 1/2" chipboard and adhere all together. Then do the same with the 1 3/8x4 1/2" chipboard pieces. These will be glued in later on the front and back inside of the box.

 Use a ruler and draw a line at an angle on each side of the box and then cut. 

 Paint the sides of the box in Spa Blue paint both inside and out. Cut a 2 1/2x4 1/2 " piece of     Dino Feet Glitter Cardstockemboss with the Snowball embossing folder and adhere to the inside bottom of the box. Cut a 4 1/2x 4 7/8" piece of Teal Giraffe Cardstock and  punch two holes in the 4 1/2" side of both ends. I used the two pieces of chipboard that I glued all four pieces together as templates for the teal cardstock. Now you are ready to adhere both of the 3/4x4 1/2" and the 1 3/8x4 1/2" to the inside of the box. Use either binder clips or cloths pins to hold the chipboard in place while it dries. Next adhere the teal cardstock (as below) starting by lining up the holes and wrapping the cardstock around the box until the other end is folded over and the holes are lined up. Again use either binder clips or cloths pins to hold everything in place until it dries.  

Next cut with a small hand saw two 2 1/2" pieces from a 3/16" dowel and paint  both with Spa Blue paint and let dry.

Once the dowels are dry insert into the holes in the box. Below is what it should look like. 

Cut a piece of Teal cardstock 3x5" and then score a 1/2" all the way around the holder. This is considered the "skirt" which you can glue trim to. Fold down and cut the "corners" out to were it should look something like this below. Next adhere to the bottom of the holder. Let dry and then glue the spools to each corner of the holder.

Next adhere lace and ric rac to the "skirt" around the holder.

I inked and painted some of the chipboard pieces from Gina's Design. I let them dry. Then I used The Paper Studio A2 Script Embossing Folder to emboss the butterfly and then inked it in Sahara Sand Chalk Ink.

Cut a small piece of Dino Feet Glitter Cardstock to fit the frame. Emboss and then adhere to the back side of the frame. Since I don't have any pop dots available I used some of the "extras" that are around a set of  rubber stamps I had just bought. I cut and adhered to the back of the frame and then glued it to the holder along with the butterfly and dew drops. 


Now comes the fun part!!! Decorating Rolodex cards!!! You can either buy the blank Rolodex cards at an office supply place or if you are like me you can either use a diecut and use cardstock like I used the Chocolate Glitter Leopard Cardstock. Or cut them and use a Rolodex tab punch which can be bought at a office supply place too. You can make your cards larger than the standard card...the choice is yours. :-)

I fussy cut the lion out of the Red Lion Cardstock and used a Crocus Yellow wash on the lion and then let dry. Add bits of scrap cardstock, stamped sentiment and a dew drop.

There is no right or wrong way to decorate these cards just have fun and get creative!!!

You can cut images off of envelopes like I did the sunflower below.

The elephant I fussy cut from the Blue Glitter Elephant Cardstock and I also used some printables from Garden Carnival Composition Book Digital Kit and
Vintage Circus Party Printables to spruces up the front and back of this Rolodex.

I used Brown on Brown Animal Print Cardstock and added some stamped tags which I hand cut out. I received these in a swap so I'm not sure of the names of the stamps??? 

I used the Dino Feet Glitter Cardstock for this Rolodex card. Another stamp image, scraps of cardstock, a Gina's Design Doily, some alphabet stickers and a birdie image.

Last but not least is a stamp I actually own. This adorable China doll name is Lottie and it is by Pink Persimmon. I added a flower, dew drop, button, Gina's Design Doily, lace, scraps of cardstock and the stamped word beautiful.

Robin's Nest Supplies Used:
Gina's Designs:
Other Supplies Used:
250/300 Count Empty Matchbox
Ric Rac
3/16 inch Wooden Dowel 
Hole Punch
Sizzix Snowballs Embossing Folder and Clear Card, Telephone and Address Diecut
The Paper Studio A2 Script Embossing Folder
Various Stamped Images and found images
Scraps of scrapbook paper
Prima Flowers
Spare Parts Wooden 1" Spools
Americana Spa Blue Acrylic Paint
Ceramcoat Crocus Yellow Acrylic Paint
Versa Magic Sahara Sand Chalk Ink
Martha Stewart Leaf Bud Chalk Ink 
Ephemera's Vintage Garden Printables:

If you have any questions about the Rolodex holder or cards please feel free to email me and I will do my best to answer them. Don't forget to check the cardstock that is 20% off over at the Robin's Nest and also check out Gina's Designs for a great selection of cardboard shapes and paper doilies.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Shabby Chic/Vintage Toilet Paper Roll Mini

Hi everyone! I would like to share a mini I created for a swap over at My Scrap Room. We had to use five flattened toilet paper rolls for the inside, a chipboard cover and back, three types of embellishments on each page, tags in each of the "pockets" and last but not least it had to be decorated in a shabby chic/vintage type of theme.

I used a variety of scrapbook paper, My Mind's Eye: Bramble Rose, Lost and Found Two, Prima, cardstock, embellishments Robin's Nest Dew Drops, ribbon, lace, buttons, Tim Holtz Swivel Clasp and Tsunami Rose and Ephemera's Garden printables from their shops and blog. 

The mini is so FAT I had to use a swivel hook to keep the mini closed.


The tags for the toilet paper roll "pockets". I left them blank so my swap partner, Mesha, can either journal, add photos or decorate the way she wants to. :-)

Some close ups of some of the pages with pull out tags.

I hope this will inspire you to create something fun for yourself or as a gift for someone special. 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy creating!!!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

1~2~3 Get Scrappy DT Call

Hi everyone!!! 
Check out this new design team I ran across that I'm trying out for. All the requirements... which aren't bad and are easy peasy...are listed below.

Here is a design team call for 1 2 3 Get Scrappy!
A new Challenge blog for Scrapbookers.
Challenges will be posted the 10th of each month.
We will be posting our very first challenge on August 10th. We will only have one challenge per month, giving you more time to create!
Our challenges will be a "tic tac toe" type board with 3 rows down and across. Each space will have a different crafty product/technique/idea. You must use 3 in a row either down, across or diagonal.
You will be able to enter each month's challenge up to 3 times and can combine as many other challenges (from other challenge blogs) as you'd like. For more information please click on the tab above.

We are looking for Design Team members.
For a 6 month term running August - February

~You must have a Face book account. We have a private group on FB where all the upcoming challenges are posted, we post our favorites and creations are posted for me to add to the challenge.
~You have to have had a blog for at least 1 year and be active in posting to that blog.
~You must create once a month for our challenges.
~ You must be available to comment on creations. There's nothing I dislike more than entering a challenge on someone's blog and no one commenting on my entry. That is just not nice. So, this is a big MUST!
~ International applicants welcome!
If you are interested, all you have to do is: 

*Become a follower of 1 2 3 Get Scrappy! blog.
*Leave a comment on  1 2 3 Get Scrappy Blog  with your blog link by July 31st. (DT members will be notified by August 3rd) 
* Post about their Design Team Call on your blog to get the word out.
Also, leave your email address on 1 2 3 Get Scrappy Blog so they can get in touch with you!

  Their first challenge will be August 10th!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Programmed to Get Well

Hi everyone! I'm back to share a card I created for a special little boy named Eduardo who is at St. Jude's Hospital and he is battling Leukemia. I had got an invite on Facebook to either make a card or just go out and buy one. I choose to make one. The base of the card is actually a small paperbag which I folded and decorated. 

I used an assortment of scrapbook paper, cardstock, scalloped ribbon and a rub on robot which I fussy cut and then added Eduardo name to it. 

If you have any questions about Eduardo and how you can send him a card drop me a line and I'll get the address to you. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday!!!
Enjoy creating!!!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

From Me to You

Hi everyone! I would like to share a quick post on a gift card holder I created. I had leftover scrapbook paper and I had got the Tim Holtz's Alterations Townscape diecut on clearance at Hobby Lobby...really cheap...that I wanted to use and this is what I came up with.

I also used the Sizzix SU Hearts and Brackets diecut to cut the heart out and, of course, I had to use some Robin's Nest Dew Drops too :-)

The inside of the card I used a empty toilet paper roll holder as the base for the gift card holder. I used the Townscape die on one end of the TP roll. Once the TP roll is decorated adhere it to the inside of the card.

Now all you have to do is add is a gift card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!!!
Enjoying creating!!!