Friday, October 29, 2010

Sunburst Mini for A Friend

I made this cute mini for a good friend for her birthday. I just love the paper, it is by Stampin Up and is called Love Letter.

I used a coil binding. The closure is a flap that folds over and is held in place by an elastic cord theat wraps around the mini.

When you open the book this is what you get! A lovely sunburst. Laura from Following the Paper Trail shows how to do this inside part here.

Here is the front side of the tags...oops there are only six showing but there are actually 7 tags in the mini.

and here is the back on six of the seven tags.

Just another view of the mini opened up.

Here is the whole thing with tags out.
This is a fairly quick project and lots of wow appeal.

If you are looking for a fast and fun mini, this might be the one. You can see my video for this mini below. I hope you enjoy.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Flowers and More Flowers

Beautiful Flowers. So many flowers. I am no longer able to make my flowers for order. I am grateful to everyone who ordered these from me, but with my new job, I just don't get much craft time anymore. I miss it terribly and perhaps once my probationary period is over and I get an actual part time position, I will be able to have time to paper craft.

You can still make these on your own by watching my Ustream or Youtube videos showing how I make these beautiful flowers. I know they look difficult to make, but they are easy. You can use what you have, whatever punches or dies you have, each flower is unique. You can glimmer mist or use patterned paper, all of which makes each blossom a thing of beauty.

The large ones are my favorite. They remind me of magnolia blossoms. I once had a magnolia tree. It was a gift. I never did get to see it bloom because a neighbors dogs would pee on the tree every chance it got and killed it.
I was originally asked to be on the Paper Cubed Design team for 6 months but I received an e-mail stating I could stay on as long as I like. I will still be staying on. I know it will be a challenge to meet the monthly challenge but I feel it will keep me involved with paper crafting so I don't completely lose my favorite hobby.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

P3 Challenge Time!

It is Paper Cubed challenge time again. The challenge this month is to use acetate in your project. I made a treat holder. The base is made from a sizzix die called envelope, pocket. I then used a circle Nestability to make a window. To cover the window I used acetate that has been embossed with a web embossing folder. I then cut a matt for the window from some Stampin Up designer paper called Wickedly Fun Specialty. I wrapped a piece of Purely Pomegranate Satin ribbon around the flap before sealing the sides with adhesive. I die cut a spider and made a matted label for the pocket.

I then made a tag to attach to the top of the pocket. I used more Purely Pomegranate ribbon and tied it with a small piece of striped grosgrain in pumpkin pie. Both stamps are from Stampin Up.

You can check out the other Design Team projects or add your own here. You have a whole month to create something.