Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Away in a Manger
I used burlap paper to decorate the top half of the box. I have never used it before but it worked well with the Scor Tape. The rest of the box is decorated with punch art!
I made these Angels when I first started making my cards. You can see them in a previous post but they were made with more of the gold paper. I made the Angels below with more silver paper. I loved the way they came out. I hope you can see how they reflect the light. I bought that paper on sale at Joann's! I think the Manger scene and these Angels were my favorite! Or maybe it was the Toy Soldier's..... They were all fun to make!
I am going to start my Christmas wrapping which will probably take me right up until Christmas. I know everyone will be busy with shopping, cooking, wrapping and enjoying family. I want to wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas filled with love and laughter! See you in the New Year!
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Christmas Card in a Box!
I use a bunch of different stamps to construct these guys! The hat is made from SU's tag punch. I just cut it down to shape it into a tall hat. I use the oval punch to add the detail to the hat. You can see I use the tag punch for the body too. The arms are from SU's slot punch...at least I think it's called that.
Here is another shot of the construction stage.
These are my Angel Card in a Box! Can you find the instructions on how to make these fun Cards on a previous post here on my blog in November. The ideas are limitless! Monica Gales's video instructions are fabulous!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
This is going to be a quick post since I need to get back to making my Christmas cards. I have decided that our cards this year will be Cards in a box. I don't know if I can make one kind!!! I have already used these cards so I am working on making some different ones. I thought I would share the pictures of these fun cards! If I come up with any new ideas - I will share the pictures!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Angels Card in a Box
I am so in love with the Card in a Box technique! We just about sold out of these at our Craft Fair last weekend! I had one box made but didn't have an idea of what to put in it! After the fair, I saw these cute little angels made from a ribbon die. I will have to go back and add a link to those angels but I didn't "pin" it at the time.
UPDATE: I did find the link to the Angels I saw on Pinterest. Check out Dale's cute Angels!
Here are just a few pictures of the 2 tables we had at the Craft's fair last weekend! My sister's and I had a lot of fun meeting people and talking about our craft. We didn't sell everything but we were happy with what we did sell! I think we may do another Craft Fair next year!
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Card in a Box Carolers!
The last picture is a shot of the group of the Cards in a Box that I have done so far! I think I want to make a few more. I find the 3D effect really interesting and different. Plus they are really fun to make!
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Card in a Box!
I hope this post isn't too long! My sister's and I are doing a Craft Fair in two weeks!
We have all been working on many different projects - so I thought I would share my newest project!
I found this technique on Pinterest (of course) -and fell in love with it! Monica Gale does a fabulous video with great instructions! She does do the measurements in Centimeters. I will give you the measurements in inches below. At least it is the measurements I used. Check out her video first to get an idea of how to make this adorable card/box!
2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and 11 inches. Then turn your card stock so the short side is at the top of your score board and score at 2 3/4. You can follow Monica's instructions from here. I didn't add the measurements for the decorative paper since I think everyone may have a different idea of how much of a rim they like to have showing around your decorative paper.
For the inserts measurements - I used 3.75 inches x 1 inch and then scored each end at 1/2 inch.
I used the owl punch to make the little penguins. Their little flippers are the ears of the owls. I love that Stampin Up punch!
|Back before sentiment is added|
Here is another peaceful scene that I made using a bunch of different tree dies and a Memory Box die of deer. I don't think you can see all the glitter I used on the trees. This box is one of my favorite.
I love how these boxes fold and can be mailed quite easily! I will be making some envelopes with my Envelop Punch Board.
also a cat sitting on the window sill. I used the Madison Window from Memory Box. I did cut it down a little so it didn't stick up quite as high. The tree is from a Martha Stewart punch.
Here is a shot of all three! I am going to make a few more and then start on something else. We only have 2 weeks! Yikes! Next year we will plan to start earlier!!
Friday, October 25, 2013
Halloween Flying Easel
Just a quick post today! I have been working on a Halloween card for my Grandson. I love Karen iston's idea for the Flying Easel card! I used the Sizzix die for the ghosts, skeleton and bats The frame is from Spellbinders. I believe the paper is from K & K Company. I had to put the sentiment on the bottom of the card since the back has been mostly cut away. Here is a tutorial that Karen shared on her blog.
The tree below was soooo beautiful when it first turned orange! The leaves are dropping now but it is still gorgeous!
Friday, October 11, 2013
Boxed Mini Album
The flaps of the box fall open to reveal the pages of the Mini Album. So cool!
The picture above is the bottom of the album. I think I will add a pocket here. There is plenty of room to be creative!
You can stand the box on one end! I still need to decorate the top! I think I will save it for Valentine's Day!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Craft Room Carousel!
I paid about $25.00 for the Carousel. They have them at Best Buy! They are made by Keurig and called the Kue. They are really made to hold the Keurig coffee cups. Don't make a mistake and buy the shorter carousels. This one is pretty tall. The mini cups I used are at Walmart for about $3.99 and come with the covers. I can see into the cups easily! The cups hold my beads and such for making Chunky Charms!
I love finding things that help organize my Craft Room. Below, you can see the Banana Stand that I use when I am making my Chunky Charms. I love using the charms to decorate mini albums or whatever! It 's my new fun thing to do!
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