Sunday, December 2, 2012

Merry Snowmen (Cheery Lynn Design Frosty the Snowman )

I die cut three of the Cheery Lynn Design Frosty the Snowman and then changed up the trim with a variety of shiny cardstock paper.  That way each one would be unique.  After die cutting three Papertrey Ink - In the Meadows Silhouettes snow borders I embossed them with the Polka Dot Embossing folder and created rolling hills for my snowman.  The top trim is the Polka Dot folder and the Martha Stewart Icicles punch to give the card dripping icicles.

Cheery Lynn Designs Frosty the Snowman die
Cuttlebug - Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Papertrey Ink - In the Meadows Silhouettes Snow Border die
Martha Stewart Icicles punch

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Singing Snowmen (Memory Box Frostyville Border)

This is a simple and quick card to make.  Die cut the large circle (3¾″) in white cardstock and then trim around your tag to fit inside the circle and glue.  Run 1/8" double sided Wonder Tape around the edge of the circle. Die cut another large circle (3¾″) with the Grafix Clear-lay plastic film and attach to circle over snowmen.  Then using white cardstock die cut the large (3¾″) and (3¼″) together to get a ring, attach over plastic film to the front of snowglobe.  Using the bottom of the Memory box snowglobe die cut the base in brown and glue slightly under top. If you don't have the snowglobe die to use for the base just use an E.K. Success Large Slim Paper Punch - Photo Labels.

Die cut two white Frostyville Borders and glue in place; add a few snowflakes and you are done.  The reason I did not use the Memory Box Snowglobe top is because I needed a bigger circle for the snowglobe.

Memory Box Frostyville Border & Large Snowglobe
Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle Large
Carol Wilson Fine Arts Christmas Tag (After 32 years ‘Carol Wilson Fine Arts, Inc’ has gone out of business. )
Grafix Clear-lay plastic film
Art Institute Glitter Glue Designer Dries Clear, Wonder Tape 1/8"double sided

Monday, October 8, 2012

Winter Cottage (Dee's Distinctively Dies)

My project today is made with Dee’s Distinctively Small Winter Cottage, Small snow covered stacker tree & Border No 3 dies.  I die cut the cottage once in tan cardstock and once in white glitter cardstock. I had some scrap Christmas cardstock so I cut pieces to create candy poles for trim and the door of the cottage.   Then glued the glittered roof in place, added the chimney and using the Border No 3 die created the smoke rising from the chimney.

To create the trees I die cut one set in white and one set in green cardstock for each tree and then glued them in layers.  That way you can create any size tree you want.

Using an E.K. Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace Scallop punch I created an edge from the brown cardstock to go underneath the house. The snow with die cut using the Papertrey In The Meadow Collection Edger set.  The candies I punched with E.K. Success  Paper Shaper ½” circle punch.   Snowflakes are a small Marvy punch.
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dee's Distinctively Small Winter Cottage, Small Snow Covered Stacker Tree & Border No 3 Die.
E.K. Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace Scallop Punch
Paper Shaper ½” circle.
Snowflake Marvy punch
Glittered cardstock, scrap Christmas cardstock, tan, white and green cardstock

Thursday, October 4, 2012

All White Bouquet (Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight die)

I have another white on white project to share with you today.  I made this one using the Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight large and medium frames.  By using mounting tape under the frame and some of the flowers you can create fun dimensions. I decided not to emboss anything on this card which makes the flowers stand out against the frame.  After die cutting several Memory Box Fancy Blossoms and Primula Blooms I arranged them near the left corner of the frame and added Dee’s Distinctively small leaves to create branch sprigs along the corner of the frame and under some of the flowers.  To complete the flowers I added Liquid Pearls in Silver Pearl color to the center of the flowers.  This is a really easy card to make using very few materials. 
Spellbinders DecorativeLabels Eight
Memory Box Fancy Blossoms & Primula Blooms
Dee’s DistinctivelySmall Leaves
Liquid Pearls – Silver Pearl
Mounting Tape & Glue

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Party Decorations Tutorial/Mother's Day Hats

Completed Party Decoration

Step 1

Step 2

Cake shape (changed sizes to create layers)

You could make these as hats for Mother’s Day, Halloween, Christmas or cakes for a wedding by adding several layers in different sizes to the base or just use as table decorations.

Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (using 3¼″)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large (using 4⅛″)
Martha Stewart Diamond Fence Trim punch
Any embossing folder I used a Cuttlebug Polka Dot
Solid cardstock in any color and matching Glitter cardstock.
Cutting mat, scoring tool & rotary cutter
Scissors, glue, hot glue gun, assorted flowers and beads.
Medium full 15 ounce size can with glossy label (the waxy coating makes the paper come off easier). This is important because you need the weight of the can while making the decorations.

With rotary cutter create one strip of cardstock 1½” X 11” long. Score the entire length of the cardstock at the 1” line and then take scissors and cut little wedges up to the score line. This will allow you to bend the cardstock later.

Using Diamond Fence punch and glittered cardstock create a punched strip about 11” long (you should have punched 4 times with the punch to create strip.

Take your Solid cardstock and Spellbinder dies and run them both through a die cutting machine and then emboss both pieces.

Look at picture (#1) to get started. Now that you have all your pieces ready flip can over and place cardstock around top of can and trim to fit, then glue in place making sure you don’t glue to tightly you need to be able to remove the piece later. Press cut wedges down on can lid, this makes it easier to glue to base of scallop cardstock. Next glue glitter Diamond Fence strip around the cardstock and trim so you have a straight edge. Gently remove from can base and use hot glue gun to glue cut wedges to scalloped cardstock base. Then use glue gun to glue circle on top. Now you can add flowers, beads or any trim you like.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Deer Trio (Memory Box)

It is always fun to find ways to use the Memory Box Deer Trio die, so I created a forest scene for my card today.  I die cut the Scalloped Frame using the Spellbinder Classic Scallop & Standard Circles.
I used mounting tape under the frame and glued the deer, grass, flowers and clouds in the background. I attached the tree to the top of frame and added a couple of small butterflies to the leaves.

Memory Box - Deer Trio, Arboscello, Wildflower Patch & Puffy Clouds
Cheery Lyn Designs - Lace Corner Deco F
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles & Standard Circles
Marvy small butterfly punch
Martha Stewart grass punch

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Memory Box Arboscello Tree Card

With so many Memory Box dies to choice from you can create lots of  scenic cards.  I like to take a dryer sheet and rub it over the die before I cut, I find it releases the die and bits of paper do not stick to the die. 

I have a fun project to share with you today using nothing but Memory Box dies. To create the card scene I started with the Leaf Canopy on the main part of the card. Then I die cut several Arboscello trees and glued them together and used glitter on the leaves. Next, I die cut several Nestled Birds, glued them together and used mounting tape. I used the same technique for the Willow Dragonfly, Puffy Clouds, Deer Trio, Grassland Border and Prim Poppy. The Meadow Leafs and Wildflower Patch are just a single die cut.

Just add a drop of glue and glitter to get the objects to stand out from the card.

I really like how the card turned out and it is easy to make.

Materials: Memory Box Dies
Arboscello Tree, Leaf Canopy, Wildflower Patch, Meadow Leaf, Prim Poppy, Grassland Border,Deer Tri, Puffy Clouds, Willow Dragonfly & Nestled Bird.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Punch Art Easter Chick Tutorial

Easter Chick Pieces

Example of Card Using Easter Chick

Easter Chick
Time to Complete: 5 minutes

What would a Holiday be without a craft? It is always fun to give a child a simple craft project that is easy and fun to make and this Easter chick can be used as decoration for the house, on a card, as a banner or a basket. The Easter Chick is a great way to get your child involved with different shapes, sizes, and colors not to mention you can use it to make your own very special card.

• Martha Stewart 1” Heart punch
• E.K. Success Paper shapers 1¼” Scallop punch
• Marvy small Star punch
• Fiskars Shape Template - Ovals
• Yellow, Dark Orange & Light Orange cardstock
• Darice 10mm Wiggly eyes
• Scissors
• Self-healing cutting mat
• Art Institute clear Glitter glue or Glue Dots

Punch one Dark Orange Heart, two Yellow Scallops and two Orange Stars. Trace and cut out one yellow oval 1.5” X 2” from Fiskars Oval template.

Glue one Yellow Scallop shape behind head. Cut the other Scallop in half and glue halves in the middle of body to create wings. Fold Heart over so point meets center of heart and trim off the side to form a beak and glue above the wings, then attach eyes. Glue Stars under body for feet to complete the Chick.

I have included an example of a card where I used the chick as the focal point.
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