Monday, 30 January 2012

Apothecary Art Congratulations Card

Happy Monday everyone!  I made this card for my MIL. She needed a wedding card for her friend's wedding. I can't use any black so this one is red and pink. So much like a Valentine card.

I used the new Apothecary Art stamp set from the Occasion Mini. Such a hard name to pronounce. I can not seem to say it right. I also used the new Labels Collection Framelit Die from the Occasion Mini. Oooh! I love this die. Oh! and the stamp set too of course. There are pearls on the flowers but you it is hard to see in the picture.

Thank you for stopping by!

"And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they two shall be one flesh?"
Matthew 19:5


Friday, 27 January 2012

Baby Shower For Myles

Hello, there. Happy Friday. Today's projects are decorations for a baby shower tonight. I decorated the place last night. I'm not able to make it to the shower so the pictures only show the things I made. No food or gifts on the table. It would be nice to have those things on the table so it doesn't look so bare.

It is a shower for my Pastor's grandson. He is 3 weeks old today. I did a little banner for the front of the food table and the drink table (no pic of the drink table). I used the Special Delivery Boy DSP (retired) for all the decorations.

I made a 3 tier cake and decorated with sailboats, ribbons and anchors. Topped the cake off with a folded sailboat filled with candies.   

Close up of the decorations around the cake.

Anchors on the cake. I forgot to add strings to them.

Close up of the banner. Myles is the baby's name.

Close up of the sailboat. You can't see it but I used skewers to hold up the sails.

Sailboats on the tables where ladies will be sitting.

Banner for the gifts table.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

"Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."
Psalm 127:3


Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Valentine Heart Treat Box and Card Tutorial

Today is my birthday. Since it is a special day I thought I share a FREE tutorial with you. I finally finish it. It is very lengthy. Hope you like it.

I use the Petal Cone Die die cut pieces to make the box. Sorry, I don't have a template for this box.

Valentine Heart Treat Box and Card Tutorial

(4) 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card stock
1-1/2" x 9-1/2" card stock
1-1/2" x 9 card stock
Petal Cone Die
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade
12" Ribbon
Slot Punch or Crop-A-Dile
Sticky Strip

1.Die cut the (4) 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card stock using the Petal Cone die. Picture above shows the pieces you'll need for this project. Set the 1 petal piece, the 2 half scallop circles and the banner aside.

2.Cut off the flaps of 3 of the petal cone die pieces. Set one petal piece aside.

3.Draw a line about 1/4" from edge all around one of the petal piece using a ruler and pencil.

4.Cut around the drawn line. This will be the inside of the box base.

5.Use the inside box base and lightly trace around onto another petal piece.  This will be the box base. Set aside.

6.Stamp the 1-1/2" x 9-1/2" card stock and the 1-1/2" x 9 card stock pieces. These will be the box sides.

7.Score 1/2" on the long side of both pieces and 1/2" on the short side for both ends of the longer piece. The 1/2" scored parts will be the flaps for assembling the box.

8.Add sticky strip on the flaps of both pieces of card stock. Cut the corners of the longer pieces as shown in picture above.

9.Working with the longer piece of card stock first. With the flap at the bottom, lay the card stock onto a ruler, starting cutting on the flap part at 4" and then cut every 1/4" after that all way to the other end of the card stock. The picture shows the cutting point.

10.Now work with the shorter piece of card stock. With the sticky strip at the top, lay the card stock onto a ruler, starting cutting on the flap part at 4" and then cut every 1/4" after that all way to the other end of the card stock.

11.This is how the 2 card stock looks like when you finish cutting the flaps.

12.Join the ends together making sure the 4" parts meet and the parts with the little 1/4" flaps meet. Snip at an angle on the part where the end of both 4" part meets.

13.This is how the box side looks like after they are joined. The "V" part will be the bottom of the box and the rounded part is the top of the box.

14.Punch a hole about 3" up from the bottom "V" of the box side using the Slot punch or the Crop-A-Dile before assembling the box side to the box base. The picture show the side already assemble to the base but it is harder to punch a hole this way. Trust me I know. It is easier to punch a hole before assembling the side to the base.

15.Assemble the box sides at the "V" first up to before the heart curves.

16.This is how the box side looks like after assembling the "V" part.

17.Now assemble the top of the box. Stick down the part where the 2 pieces of card stock meets first and then work with the 1/4" flaps pieces last.

18.Cover the inside of the box with the inside box base piece that was work on earlier. Now you have a heart box. Set aside.

19.Now take the last petal piece and emboss it or stamp on it. I emboss mine. You can see the stamped one here.

20.Add sticky strip on the other side of the flap.

21.Adhere the embossed or stamped petal piece onto the petal piece with the flap cut off earlier.

22.Open up the joined petal pieces and stamped the inside. This will the card and lid of the box.

23.Cut the banner in half, score about 1" on both pieces and then add sticky strips.

24.Adhere the 2 banner pieces onto the back side of the card as shown in picture above.

25.Adhere the lid to the box. Make sure everything is line up.

26.Punch holes on the lid.

27.Tie the 12" ribbon through the hole and decorate the box. Enjoy!

"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity."
1 Corinthians 13;13


Valentine Heart Treat Box Package Offer

I'm offering a pre-cut petal cone die cut pieces package to those who don't have the Petal Cone Die. You can see the FREE tutorial here.

  White package

Pink Package

package includes: (2 different packages to choose from)
4 petal cone die pieces
4 half scallop circles
4 banner

Please indicate in the description which colour you'd like before check out. Thank you.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Birthday Card From Stampin'Up!

This month is my birthday and Stampin'Up! sent me this beautiful card. Isn't pretty? It was made using the My Digital Studio program. I also get an extra 15% off on top of my standard demonstrator discount. So cool to be demonstrator.

"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made..."
Psalm 139:14


Saturday, 14 January 2012

Bird Birthday Card

I made this card for my friend's daughter's birthday. She just turned 13. She a teenager now, very well behave and a very sweet girl too. She's very talented and writes beautiful poems just like her mom.

Do you recognize the silver top note die piece? It was the left over place setting card from the Ladies' Christmas Tea back in December. I only need one of those for scrapbooking. I use it to make a card. I don't throw away anything that is worth using again. Although my pile of "keep it and use it later" is getting rather large. My husband did suggested to throw some away. Yeah, right. I don't think so. That will never happen. lol  My husband is so sweet though. He lets me craft whenever I want. He's so wonderful.

Thank you for stopping by!

"We love him, because he first loved us."
1 John 4:19


Friday, 6 January 2012

Valentine Heart Treat Box and Card

ETA: a free tutorial coming soon.

Cool little treat box here. It was made using the Petal Cone Die. Did I ever tell you I love this die? I can never get tire of this die. There is a card on top and is part of the box.

I crocheted the flower and added onto the box. I crocheted 8 of these flowers in red for each guests for the Ladies' Tea back in December. You can see it here.

Here is a view of the box open a little. The box can be tie with a ribbon for closer.

Here is the card when open and is attached to the box. You can write a little note to the recipient.

Open the top heart pieces and you get a box filled with treats. I love this idea.

Thank you for stopping by today!

"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance..."
Proverbs 15:13