Monday, August 26, 2013

Baby Shower Favours

My sister's baby shower is next month and I offered to make her baby shower favours for her since I won't be able to make it as she lives in Australia and I am in the U.S. Oh who am I kidding, I would have made them for her if I lived in Australia too. hehe. So the past weekend was spent working on different designs to see what I liked and was going to work best for time and what not. My sister wanted a Jungle theme to match her nursery and seeing she doesnt want to know the sex of the baby until 'birth day' I had to stick with 'safe' colours.
Here is what I came up with.

Number 1. 
It's made using the milk carton die. Just cut 2 and cut off the end panel so each piece has 3 panels and the edge tab. Then just stick the panels together. Tape up the bottom, cut holes in the top and tread ribbon through the top and tie. (Thinking I may need to add a tutorial for this one as there are some little tricks I used that helped with sticking it together)
I really liked it but figured out it was going to be way too time consuming to make 20!
Back to the drawing board.

Number 2.
I found this really cute tutorial for this box HERE at Julie Davisons blog. Thanks Julie!
I remembered I had this cute little monkey from a retired set I had called 'Monkey Business'.
I thought this one was pretty cute but there was one more I had just been itching to try.

Number 3.
Ok. Now tell me this isn't stinkin' cute! I found this fantastic pattern and tutorial HERE by Kim Prince.
I added a velcro dot to the strap so it would be easier to fill with lollies/candy as I will be shipping them to my sister and she will do that part. As a last minute decision I decided to use my paper piercer and punch little holes around the edge and use a marker to create the faux stitching. I am thrilled how it turned out and so did my sister. And it didn't take as long to make as I thought it would. So if you hadn't guessed yet, this one is our WINNER!
Now I just need to make at least another 19...

If anyone is interested in more details on additional tutorials for these or anything on my site, please let me know. I know I get slack about those sometimes. 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Whitewash Secret Garden

Inspiration for this card came from THIS site which provided the instructions on how to make a Z-Folded card. The base is made from Crumb Cake, folded as directed by the tutorial. I cut 1 1/2" off the edge to make room for the border and additional stamping. I used Crumb Cake ink to randomly stamp on the left side. I made the stitch marks by piercing the cardstock with my paper piercer and then joined the dots with an Espresso Marker. Then I added some Rose Red seam binding and Antique brad. The flower on the inside was coloured with the Whitewash Technique which I described back in THIS post. I used Rose Red ink to match the seam binding. And there you have it. :)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Stamp Camp Christmas Projects


This was the treat box I made for my Stamp Camp members. Thanks to Dawn Olchefske for the tutorial for the box. Click HERE for her video tutorial.

Before adhering the box together you will want to stamp and colour your box

Stamp your design in versamark and then heat emboss with white detail embossing powder.

Use white craft ink with your aqua painter or use a small paintbrush. Mix the ink with a little water. Paint the design completely and let to dry.

Using a blender pen and ink, paint over the whitewashed parts shading as desired. You can either use a teeny bit of ink from a reinker or smooch some ink from your inkpad into the lid of your stamp pad.
Use a soft cloth or dry baby wipe to wipe any ink off the embossed lines.

And here is the card we made. The stamp set 'Joyful Christmas' was used for both these projects.