Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Double Panel Pop out cards

I made two of these cards with a new die I bought.
I've been wanting this die for years and glad this different company made it even better!
The first card is for my friend Louise who invited me to see Tim Hawkins comedy show. Loved it!
 This is what it looks like when it is fully closed. The card inside actually pivots!
 The below picture shows the card opened up

This shows the back of the card and the other side of the pivot. The panel you see on the left allowed me to write a sentiment to Louise and John.

While I was making one card I often will make the same card twice with a twist, this card I wanted to send to Kelsie for her first day back to work.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Birthday banner pop out card

I love this Elizabeth Craft Design Die set and it's rather fun and easy to make one of these cards.
This one I made for my daughter.
The sentiment are from Stampin Up.
I left the front plain as it will be dispayed open.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Book page wreath

I saw this wreath advertised at a class which I thought was right up my alley.
Re-purpose an old book which I bought from the Salvation army for .99, sad to say this book was from 1948; The Valiant Lady. (This book was about 6" x 9")

Cutting a 10" x 10" square from foam board, I drew two circles one at 8" in circumference and then 4"  circle within that.

Punched a hole in the square and ran a jute string through it so I can hang it when done. (see above drawing)
Taking the pages from the book (or if you are using music sheets you may need to cut them down)
I ripped them out and rolled them into a cone, to make the cone start at the lower corner of the page and roll it into a cone shape. I taped the upper side to keep it together.
To know where to place it on one of your two rings (on the white foam board) you stapled about 1.5 " up from the bottom point of the cone.

Taking hot glue gun, glued them by laying the stapled area to the outer ring. I believe there are 32 cones glued to the outer ring of my first layer.
I continued again to fold, tape, staple and hot glue the next grouping to the 4" ring. (I think 25 cones )

The 3rd layer, I rolled the cones on the long side of the page starting in the middle of the long edge thus creating a shorter wider cone and glued (8) them to the center. because there was a gap, so I added the 4th layer (8 more) which were placed between the cones on the 3rd layer.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do in the middle , I had a few of these medallions I made for Christmas ornaments ...and glued one in the center (the medallions were made from old music sheets) .

I found the perfect spot in my home above my stairs when you walk into my house.