Thursday, December 13, 2012

Silver Snowflakes

I haven't had much time to be in my craft room lately, so here's an oldie I dug up using a fun Stampendous snowman and Sparkle N Sprinkle's glitter and Tear-ific Tape.

The image was stamped onto white CS and colored using Prisma Color Pencils and Gamsol.
It's got SNS Sparkling Snow Glitter highlights.  On the right side, I punched out 3 snowflakes.  I attached a strip of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to the back and then covered the negative space with Sassy Silver Glitter from SNS.  To finish off the panel, I used 1/4" Tear-ific Tape to make a frame and covered it also with the Sassy Silver Glitter.   The brads were created from regular silver brads, heated with my heat gun, dipped into SNS Clear Embossing Powder and then immediately into the SNS Sassy Silver Glitter!    I've tried doing brads using Versamark, but the results are as good and it's an unnecessary step.  The Clear EP melts because of the heated brad and the glitter sticks beautifully.

Here's a close-up.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Another Beautiful Box

Good thing I have lots of friends to find these fabulous ideas for me!   My friend, Nina did this little box that's perfect for a small gift or candy or cookies or anything else you can think of!

I used more of that fabulous velvety glimmer paper from a Reflections Cardstock Stack.
The rosette was made using the Sizzix Die and I used a small scalloped punch and a crystal clear snowflake for the embellishment.  I made the rosette a little bigger than I had planned, so you really can't see very well the pretty scalloped border under it...

Here's a view from the front.

And a close-up of the rosette.

This one takes one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of CS too.
Scored at 2"  5"  7"  and 10"  on the long side
Scored at 2" and 7" on the short side.
Trim off all but one of the 2" sections from the top 
(that's your flap)
Cut in to form the box - add tape to the side
then squeeze in little dents on each side and fold the flap over.

It's called the 2-5-7-10 Box and you can google it and get better instructions.



Thursday, December 6, 2012

Collapsible Box

How cool is this box!!! My friend, Ann found the pattern for a really easy box that goes together fast and can collapse to store! Perfect size for gift card or small gift. You can get two of them out of one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of CS.

For decoration, I used a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet from Sparkle N Sprinkle, placed it on white CS, then used a Spellbinder Die to cut it out.  The CS I used was a little too heavy and it didn't cut out all the beautiful little pieces - so I went with it!  It made it all raised up at least - so I covered it with SNS's Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter and then cut a plan one out of white CS to layer on top.  Finished it off with a velvet brad that I had laying around and some skinny ric-rac from May Arts and VOILA!

Here's the box semi-flattened.  
It's only taped together on the sides - the ric-rac holds the bottom and top together!

Here's a close-up.

Want to try it???  Here are the measurements.

For one box:
one 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of CS
Score with the 8 1/2" side on the left at 1" and 4 1/2"
Turn and score at 1"  -  4"  -  5"  and 8"
Clip the two corner sections off the "short" side
Cut down from the 5 1/2" side to the score lines to create your box.
Tape only the side flap.
Use a craft knife and cut a slit a little wider than the ribbon you'll use 
in the center of each of the front and back panels - top and bottom
Thread the ribbon thru and you're done!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Paper Wreath

My friend, Nancy first did this for Halloween and I loved it - THEN she did Christmas!!!   Keri Brown, one of our Sparkle N Sprinkle Design Team did yet another..... me in the mood and off I went to do my own.  Turns out to be very simple!  Hardest part, as always is selecting the paper.  I used a set from SU.  It's a little tedious cutting and curling all those strips, but easy and lots of fun when you get going.  Bunches and bunches of 1" x 12" strips.

For the center, I followed my friend, Nancy's Christmas ornament instructions and added it to my wreath.  I used Champagne Glimmer Paper from SU and a patterned velvety paper from Reflections for the ball.  Found a perfect pendant at Michael's in the Champagne Color too.   I'd select a little less heavy CS the next time as the back didn't want to stay together very well.  Oh well, you can't see it anyway LOL...   The ornament was created with 24 circles  (3 1/2") and my trusty hot glue gun.
It's got clear buttons on the top and bottom.

Hope you enjoy it.

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