Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Oh So Succulent

I'm in love with the Oh So Succulent Bundle, there are so  many ways you can use this set. This time I mixed it up with the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies and made this adorable Card.

This card will make any Mom very happy on her special day!

For the box I used the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes and lined it with the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Frame Tutorial

To make the frames you need to figure out what size you want in the middle.  For a 3”x5” frame inside you would need to cut a piece of cardstock 8”x10”.  It requires 2 inch on all four sides to create the frame side.  The frame sides will cover an additional ½” on all 4 sides.  This is true no matter what size frame you want to make. 
Take your piece of paper and score on all four sides at ½ “, 1”, 1 ½”, and 2”.
On the both short sides score down to the second score line (1”) at 2 ½” from each end See “A” in the picture below.
The picture below shows the cut lines.  Cut on the solid lines.  All of the squares represent ½” square.
Once cut it should look like the picture below.
Place glue dots or whatever glue you prefer to use at the points labeled “A”.
Fold the score lines on the long sides.  Place Tear & Tape adhesive on the backside of the flap labeled B.  Fold into a box and secure down
Fold the score lines on the short sides.  Place Tear & Tape adhesive on the backside of the flap labeled C.  Fold into a box and secure down making sure to square the corners before sticking the glue dot down.
This is what it should look like when finished.
 Hope you find this to be as fun as I did.

Fairy Garden

The project below was suppose to look completely different. I went to a local craft store and bought an expensive flower pot and had it all set up. Than all of a sudden I started thinking about what am I doing, I'm a paper crafter. So I ripped the entire project apart and my 4x4 canvases came to mind for the base, at least I could live with that idea so much more than resin. Well down below you see the result, let me know what you think of it!

Non Stampin Up Products purchased for this project is a 4x4 canvas and wooden sticks for the evergreens.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Inking Idaho on the Road Part 2

I love to create 3-D projects especially flowers and plants. I wanted to show with my display it's not all about card making and scrapbooking there is so much more to it.
This is my version of a cabbage plant.

I have lots of succulents in my backyard and I never new they actually bloom until I saw it myself.  I made the bloom by coloring the Whisper White Mini Pompom Trim with a little bit of Flirty Flamingo Ink and a little water.

This one I'm especially fond of, since every leave is cut and painted by hand. A lot of people actually thought that the plants I made were real. What better compliment could you get.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Display for Inking Idaho on the Road Part 1

Today I would like to share with you my display I made for our yearly event Inking Idaho on the Road. My lovely husband created this gorgeous wood shelf for all my goodies, it looked amazing. Every time he thought he was done, I made him add another shelf.
Everybody in our team was able to pick a stamp set, and I picked the Oh So Succulent stamp set. The first project I came up with was this picture frame.  It is entirely made out of cardstock and stamped with the Hardwood background stamp.  I used the Succulent Garden Suite and finished it off with the Dragonfly Dreams. It was so funny during the event, because nobody believed the frames were paper too. Everybody had to touch it to make sure it wasn't wood.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Carousel Tutorial

Thank you to everyone for the wonderful comments about the Carousel I made.

There have been a lot of request for how I made it.  Below is everything you will need to make one.

There is not a lot to say about how the Carousel was done since it’s entirely made from the Cutie Pie Thinlits  die.
For the base you need to make ten of the Cutie Pie boxes and join them together into a circle (Pie) (I hot glue them together).
The canopy was made from one part of the Cutie Pie box.  You will need 8 of these.  You will need to remove the sections marked cut in the picture.   See the picture below.  You will need to fold them on the score line on the long edge and join them together.  This will make the canopy cone.  Then you will need to fold the ends up on the score line.  Use a corner rounder to round the corners.
Once the base and canopy are done I take the cardboard roll from a roll of paper towels and cut it to the length for the desired height of the canopy.  I cover the cardboard roll with cardstock (Color is your choice).
I glue it to the base in the center of the base and then glue the canopy onto it. (Hot glue worked best for me).
I used “Santa Sleigh” thinlits for the sleigh.  Be sure to make a box in the middle for the straw to go through.
For the horses I just used the carousel horse stamp.
For the poles, I used paper craft straws.  I cut them to length and inserted them through the horses and sleighs.  I then glued them into place top and bottom.
Decorate as desired.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Inking Idaho on the Road Raffle Prize

I hope you had a wonderful weekend just like mine was. Our Team Inking Everything got together to set up our 4th annual crafting event called Inking Idaho on the Road. Over a hundred people attended this event and I got to finally meet demonstrators from out of town and made a lot of new friends. We had so much fun watching some of our talented team members do presentations on techniques and different projects, it was so much fun to watch and learn.
I had the honor to make a raffle prize for this event and came up with the idea making a Carousel.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Easter Village

This is a little Easter Village we will be making during the month of March. I filled the house with chocolate eggs and closed it with a magnet, so once the chocolate is gone you could easily replace it with a battery operated tea light. For the base I used a 4"x4" canvas and painted it with acrylic paint.