Thursday, July 23, 2015

6x6 tile made into a trivet

Another gift idea. I picked up 8 of these 6x6 tiles for .25 each!

Printed the image on photo paper and Mod Podge it to the tile. I used my brayer to go over it so it wouldn't pop up.

Let it dry for a few hours then took a Gloss Mod Podge spray and went over the top twice.

Dollar Tree mug etched

As soon as I saw this huge mug at DT I knew gifts were in mind.
I printed off a template of The New England Patriots and using Contact paper I cut out the stencil.

Placed it to the glass and dabbed on a thick layer of etching cream
I left it on for 40 minutes just to be on the safe side as my cream was old.

It is hard to get a clear picture due to the glass. I'm quite pleased and got the etching on my first try!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Terracotta Gumball machines

These have been on my craft to do list for a long time.
I purchased the items 3 months ago and just got to paint them this past weekend.

The base is a 5" pot I purchased at Dollar Tree
The globes I had on hand (they were a perfect fit!)
The covers we picked up at AC Moore
The red paint I had on hand

Glue used was E-6000 to glue the globe to the base and the wooden bead (also from my stash) to the top so that the candy can be removed.

I am only keeping one - perhaps sell or gift the other one. I really want to paint on what would be typical the candy return, but not sure how to do it.  I may look for a metal or hardware to glue on to resemble the output, not sure.

To get it glossy, I use Gloss Mod Podge and painted on two coats with a foam brush.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Terracotta Pot

I saw a similar idea and immediately had to make it.
Bought the white terracotta pot (I wanted natural but this ended up working out great) at Dollar Tree
I painted it a based yellow color so when I glued on the sand the white would not show through

Use matte Mod Podge and adhered the sand to the pot. I picked up a bag of sand at Michael's for 2.99 - 40% off coupon of course!

Added the twine also from Dollar Tree and hot glued the shells from an old Florida trip.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card

I made this for a dear friend's father. I heard he enjoyed the homemade aspects of the card.
I embossed the base card using the Tim Holtz French folder
Distressed a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of patterned paper
Stamped the image and sentiment from Stampin Up
Most layers raised on foam squares.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pop Up Box Card

This is my first card of this kind and I wanted to make it for my daughter. She is now a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and starts her job today! So proud of her.

Measurements and directions from from Split Coast Stampers
Start with a 8 ¼" x 9" of card stock
Score at 2 1/8, 4 ¼, 6 3/8, and 8 ½ across the long side
Then score down the short side at 2 ¾ 
Cut this piece down to 6 inches, so what you have left is the box card piece of 6" x 9"
Take the piece you cut off (left over is 2 ¼ x 9") and cut it to 3 1/8". So you have 2 ¼ x 3 1/8" piece and then cut in ½. These two piece will be the inner separators to be able to attach your pop up designs. (In my case it was flowers and the sentiment)
Take the 6 x 9" piece and cut up to the score lines to make a box flaps
Fold down only three flaps so you have a solid back with the tab and it forms an open type box
Take the little separated pieces and glue them inside the box to separate the flower elements.
I made a belly band 2 ½" not shown

Friday, August 1, 2014

Framed bird card set

Here is a set of 4 card set, using a framed embossing folder and the Stampin' Up bird punch and branch set. The sentiments are also from various SU sets.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sponging ideas on cards

I often forget this simple but striking effect especially for single layer cards.

Ink and sentiments from Stampin' Up!
Below cards are masked with torn paper to reveal only the center sections. Sponging various colors in the center. Remove the masks and stamp the sentiment and the image

Monday, July 28, 2014

Split embossed background formal birthday card

I saw this card on Pinterest and just had to make it.
Looks very formal to me and could even be a shower card with a change in the sentiment. Or better yet, a Mother's Day card.

I used a different embossing folder than the originator whose card I really enjoyed.
Embossing folder from Cuttlebug
Scallop Border punch by Stampin' Up
Sentiment and butterfly also SU!
The leave and branch sprig is from Sizzix.