Thursday, May 16, 2019

Memories Traveler's Notebook Cover

Hi everyone! I am back with my second blog post of the month for Momenta! I'm big into planners and I love that Momenta has an assortment of travelers notebooks for planning, doodling, journaling and goal setting.


I decided that I would decorate the cover of the Planner Pages Notebook and try to at least do highlights of what is happening for that particular month. The notebook has a calendar for each month with two lined pages. 


I started by cutting cardstock from the Watercolor Metallic Paper Pad to fit the front and back of notebook. Before adhering to the covers I lightly inked the edges of the cardstock.


I cut the largest Rectangle Border Diecut from a piece of cardstock from the Metallic Ink  Paper Pad.


I matted the diecut with two different colors from the same paper collection and added a  4" Watercolor Doily and adhered to the cover.


I cut two small banners and adhered to the doily. I selected a floral cardstock from the Peony Paper Pad and fussy cut one of the flowers out and glued to the banners on the cover of the notebook. I placed white cardstock along with adhesive backing already applied to the white cardstock on top of the memories diecut which is from the Hope/Dream/Believe Cutting Templates and run through the Diecut Machine. I placed the memories die above the banner on the cover.


I added Ric Rac trim to the front edge of the cover and on the inside I added Pom Pom trim to finish off the notebook.  For more inspiration click on the Momenta link HERE.


Also I am having problems with blogger where I can't respond to comments left on my blog. I have emailed blogger/google and have yet to receive a response to my problem. If you do have questions I do have an Instagram page that you can leave a comment if you need to. You can find my Instagram link HERE.


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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating! 


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Daydream Paper Clip

Hi everyone! I want to share another project, a paper clip I altered, that was shown in ClearSnap's booth this past January at Creativation .


I placed the cloud stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto an Acrylic Block/Precision Press(retired) and inked with Leather Premium Dye Ink and I stamped randomly on one side of the folded piece of cardstock. I inked an Art Dauber with Bahama Premium Dye Ink and lightly ink edges of banner and the cloud images.



I cut the stamped clouds cardstock 8"x3 1/2" and fold in half, 4"x3 1/2". I cut a "v" in the end of cardstock to create a banner.


I placed the Daydream stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto an acrylic block/Precision Press(retired) and inked with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of cardstock. Next I cut and folded, inked the edges with Sandstone Premium Dye Ink using an art dauber. I cut two smaller banners from patterned cardstock and slide all stamped and patterned cardstocks around the jumbo paper clip and adhered together.



I punched out a mini butterfly from cardstock and inked an art dauber with Rose Premium Dye Ink and inked the mini butterfly, adhered to the "Daydream" banner and add a Black Gem to the body.



I placed the outline of the Butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto an Acrylic Block/Precision Press(retired) and inked the stamp with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of White CardstockNext I placed the "filled in" image of Butterfly stamp onto an acrylic block or Precision Press...be sure to line up the stamp with the stamped Butterfly cardstock image...ink the stamp with Sandstone Premium Dye Ink and stamp on top of the stamped butterfly image.




I inked three art daubers with the following Premium Dye Inks: RoseRaspberry and Dandelion and inked the majority of the wings with Rose Premium Dye Ink, ink a small portion of the wings, next to the brown, with Raspberry Premium Dye Ink and the inner and the outer portions of the wings with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink. I fussy cut the butterfly image out.



I adhered the butterfly to paper clip banner, added three Black Gems to the body and clear glitter glue to the dots on the butterfly. I looped several gold metallic and yellow threads and glue underneath the butterfly.



SUPPLIES

ColorBox: Art Daubers
4" Jumbo Paper Clip
Gold Metallic and Yellow Thread
Clear Glitter Glue
Various Patterned and White Cardstock
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Acrylic Block/Precision Press(retired)/MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini Butterfly Punch

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!



Friday, May 10, 2019

Deluxe Cantilever Sewing Box

Hi everyone! I am back today with a project I created to give to my mom for Mother's Day. Truth be told I had started this project last year...I know bad 😖...but I always seemed to have something come up where I had to put it aside but I hunkered down and finished it finally!


I started by cutting twelve "boxes" and twelve "attachers" from Matboard using the Cantilever Sewing Box Diecut (retired). The sad thing is this sewing box diecut wasn't retired when I started working on this project and I have looked at several different website to see if I could find a link but I haven't had any luck.😦


 I did put these together according to the direction but since I doubled the size of the sewing box I adhered four of the bottom boxes together and then sets of two boxes together for a total of four two boxes sets. I added patterned cardstock to the inside and outside of all the boxes.


I inked the "attachers"with Beach Blends Ink and once dry I secured those to each of the box/drawers with a brad.


I embossed the lids with the Waffle Embossing Folder (retired) and inked both with the Beach Blends Ink. Once dry and before adding patterned cardstock to the other sides of the lids I glued a piece of seam binding to the under side of each lid. I then adhered both lids to the top of each box/drawer. On the box/drawer on either side I adhered a piece of seam binding and cover the end that was glued to the box with a button.


I cut two ovals from matboard using the center of oval diecut from the Trinket Box and Frame Book and Pages Diecut. I cut patterned fabric slightly larger than the oval diecuts. I slowly adhered one end of the fabric to the underneath side of the oval and started adding cotton batting and once I got it stuffed like I wanted I adhere the rest of the fabric to the bottom. I completed the same steps for the other oval die. 


I adhered both to the top of each lid to create pin cushions. Next I added pom pom trim around both pin cushions.


I had leftover flowers and leaves from previous projects that I had cut from Journaling Card, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts. The larger flower I used a combo of Simply Sheer Soft Peach and Gold Glimmer Mists and in the center I inked the smaller flower with Wildberry Blends Ink. I added a gem to the center of the flower.


I inked the leaves with Frog and Leaf Blends Inks. I also added thread bows and pearl sprays. 


 I now got to fill it with fun sewing notions! I found the little spools of thread at Family Dollar a couple of years ago and it came with needles and the little thing that helps thread your needles??? What is it called??? 😳 


The tiny pair of scissors I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby and the tomato pin cushion I found at Walmart in the craft and sewing section.


A peek underneath the lid which will make a great place to store lace and trim.


 There you have it! My Mother's Day project! It took a while to finish but I think my mom will really love it.


SUPPLIES

Sizzix: Matboard
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Beach Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Frog Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Leaf Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Wildberry Blends Ink
Tattered Angels: Simply Sheer Soft Peach Mist
Tattered Angels: Gold Glimmer Mist 
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Fabric
Pom Pom Trim
Crinoline Fabric
Seam Binding
Buttons
Thread
Brads
Pearl Sprays
Gems

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!



Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Butterfly House Gift Box

Hi everyone! I am back this week with a gift idea for Mother's Day! I created this little gift box for ClearSnap to be shown in their booth at Creativation this past January and I am finally getting around to sharing this fun piece.


I started by placing the outline of the Butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto the Acrylic Block/Precision Press/MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of White Cardstock.



I placed the "filled in" image of the butterfly stamp onto the Acrylic Block/Precision Press...the precision press is no longer available but since creating this project I now own a MISTI Stamping Tool which I love. I made sure to line up the stamp with the stamped butterfly cardstock image after inking the stamp with Sandstone Premium Dye Ink and stamped on top of the stamped butterfly image.




I inked three Art Daubers with the following Premium Dye Inks: Coral, Dandelion and Black. I inked a majority of the butterfly image with Coral Premium Dye Ink and the inner and outer edges of the butterfly wings are inked with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink. The butterfly body  was inked with Black Premium Dye Ink. I fussy cut the butterfly image out.



I put a 2"x3" box together. The second box I cut the lid/flap off and adhere the 3"x3" piece to the smaller folded flap of box. 


Next I glued the other smaller folded flap to the inside of the box. 


The smaller flap I glued to the other side of the larger flap. 


This creates the roof for the butterfly house.


I cut four pieces of patterned cardstock 2"x3" and inked an art dauber with Leather Premium Dye Ink and inked all edges of cardstock before adhering to the base of the 2"x3" box. I measured and mark in 1" increments on both sides of the roof and cut four 1 1/2"x3" and one 3"x3" brown cardstock and ink an art dauber with Leather Premium Dye Ink. 


I inked edges of all pieces of cardstocks. On the marked places on the roof, I started at the bottom of the roof and  work upwards by adding the 1 1/2"x3: pieces of cardstock. Before adding adhesive to the 3"x3" piece of cardstock I folded in half to create a 1 1/2"x3" roof peak. Then I adhered to the peak of the roof.


I inked and stamp the "Be Grateful" and "For Small Wonders" stamps from the Butterfly Clear Stamps with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of cardstock. I cut both to 1 1/2"x2 1/2" plus one plain piece of cardstock the same size.


 I inked an art dauber with Leather Premium Dye Ink and ink all edges of cardstock. I then adhered the sentiments to each side of the house. The plain cardstock I adhered to the backside of the house. I punched two mini butterflies from white cardstock and inked both butterflies with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink using an art dauber. I adhered mini butterflies to each side of the house and added Black Gems to the center of each butterfly.


Next I punched from white cardstock a decorative punch (any punch/diecut will work as a long as it fits the front of the base of the box) and inked an art dauber with Rose Premium Dye Ink and ink the edges of the punch. I glued to the front of the base of the box and adhered the stamped butterfly to the center of the base of the box and add black gems to the body.


I placed a piece of white cardstock on top of the Flower Journaling Card Diecut and place both between two cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine.


I loaded an art dauber with Rose Premium Dye Ink and inked flower diecuts, shaped and adhered flowers to each side of the roof. 


I added leaf sprigs, pearl sprays and twine/cording to flowers. 


I added a mix of gold gems and sequins to the center of each flower. Now all you have to do is add a small gift such as candy or jewelry inside and it is ready to give as a gift.


SUPPLIES:

ColorBox: Butterfly Clear Stamps 
ColorBox: Leather Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Sandstone Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Coral Premium Dye Ink 
ColorBox: Dandelion Premium Dye Ink 
ColorBox: Wheat Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Black Premium Dye Ink 
ColorBox: Rose Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Art Daubers
Black Gems
Gold Gems
Sequins
Twine/Cording
Acrylic Block
MISTI Stamping Tool
White Cardstock
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Leaves Punch
Mini Butterfly Punch
Scissors
Paper Cutter
2"x3" Kraft Box (2)
Various Patterned Cardstock
Pearl Spray
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journaling Cards, Flower and Leaves Journaling Card Diecut
Diecut Machine
Decorative Punch

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!