May 31, 2008
- Cut 12 x 12 paper to 11.25 x 12.
- Score along 11.25" side every 2.25" so that you put in four score lines
- Using the wheel guide and roller, roll you paper with the desired pattern
- Accordian fold the paper
- Looking at 2.25 x 12 rectangle, measure and put a mark at 1.5", 3' and 4.5' starting from all four corners
- At 3" mark measure in 3/4" and put a mark from each of the 3" markings
- Cut out a triangle starting from the 1/5" mark to the 3/4" in from the 3" mark and then back out to the 4.5" mark
- Using sticky tape, adhere one of the edges over the other to create a rectangular tube
- Pushing middle of ends of tubes in with pointer fingers squeeze ends of tube together
- Secure ends with ribbons
- Stamp and punch greeting and secure hodgepodge hardware to the outside of box
May 30, 2008
May 27, 2008
May 22, 2008
May 21, 2008
I had purchased the Embrace Life stamp set a couple of weeks ago and hadn't gotten around to using it until tonight.
Life in the McKay family has definitely been a little difficult over the past few years, and if it has taught us anything, it is that we have to embrace every moment. I came across this card on Splitcoast done by Christine Creations. I loved the colours and actually found them quite soothing. I have soothed myself into a state of wanting nothing more than my pillow right now:)
Can't wait to see everyone at the Flea Market on Saturday!
May 20, 2008
On an adorable note, my oldest son, who is four, arrived home from preschool the other day with a homemade envelope and a bunch of paper scraps that he had chosen. When I asked him what they were for he said, "They're for you to make cards with mommy!" I melted!
Speaking of demos... if anyone is possibly contemplating this, right now it is a fabulous time! Stampin' Up is offering 20% off of the Starter Kit as well as your choice of a free Hodgepodge Hardware Set. Although I am quite new at this myself, I think it would be a blast to have a recruit to work through the ropes with. I started purely for the discount and now have begun to take it more seriously as I've realized I can do something I love and support my "scrapbooking habit" at the same time!
May 19, 2008
May 17, 2008
May 16, 2008
I am so not a girlie girl and this card is so girlie girl, but I loved it when I saw it and had to give it a try. I cased this off of an amazing Stampin' Up demo named Dannie Graves. She does the most creative things and is always sweet enough to post exactly how she made them. For this card I used the Pretties Kit in the catty and Really Rust, Groovy Guava, and Apricot Appeal colours. I also used the Polka Dots background as well as the Baroque Motifs stamp set which is still one of my favourites. What do you think?
I had two girlfriends over the other night for a little class on how to make the Carousel Notes purse! We knocked them off in under two hours. Sandra went home and made yet another adapting the idea to fit the arrival of a baby as a gift to her girlfriend! It turned out absolutely stunning. She forwarded me her pics and I got permission to share:)