Thursday, January 26, 2012

Decorative Cigar Box #1

On January 22, 2012, my friend Gloria and I took a Decorative Cigar Box class at The Queens Ink at Historic Savage Mill.  The class began at 12:00 p.m., and we finished our boxes at 5:00 p.m.  I really enjoyed making this and am very pleased with the way it turned out.  I have already gathered together a stash of cigar boxes, so I can't wait to make some more!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Happy Hello

Do you know what I used on the front of this card?  Give up?  It's cupcake liners!  Cut the liners in half, then cut out the bottom, and adhere.

My inspiration came from the Scallops Gift Bag shown in the Jan/Feb 2012 Paper Crafts magazine.

I wonder what else I can do with the rest of these cupcake liners short of making cupcakes?  Any ideas?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy New Year!

Some friends and I got together to make Christmas cards last month.  One of my friends commented that I should make my doily cards for Christmas.  Well, since I had already designed my Christmas cards and finished most of them, I was inspired to make some New Years cards with doilies.  Here is an example of one of the color schemes I used.  Most of the others were black and white....but I mailed them all and didn't take a photo :(

I didn't have a stamp with a good New Years verse for the inside of the card, so I found a poem on the internet and modified it to suit my needs.  It reads:

New years come, and new years go,
Pieces of time all in a row.
As I live my life, each second and minute,
I know I'm privileged to have you in it.
My appreciation never ends
For my greatest blessings: my family and friends.
Happy New Year!

Here are the instructions:

1.    8 ½” x 5 ½” card base using Rich Razzleberry card stock (Stampin’ Up!).  Score and fold.

2.   4” x 5 ¼” designer paper (DCWV The Black Currant Stack); adhere ribbon (Offray) and tie knot; then adhere to card front.

3.   2 3/8” circle (Spellbinders Standard Circles Large) using Rich Razzleberry card stock (SU!).

4.   Stamp sentiment (SU! All Year Cheer III) on Very Vanilla card stock (SU!) and punch out with 2” scalloped punch (EK Success).  Ink edges of scalloped punch out with Rich Razzleberry (SU!).

5.   Die cut 4” doily (Papertrey Ink Parisian Lace) using Very Vanilla card stock (SU!).  Ink edges of doily with Rich Razzleberry (SU!).

6.   Adhere 2 3/8” circle cut-out to doily center.

7.   Adhere scalloped cut-out with sentiment on top of circle cut-out.

8.   Pop doily onto card front (SU stampin’ dimensional).