Monday, May 28, 2012

Magical Monday - 3 In a Row Challenge

Today's Magical Monday Paper Cupcakes Challenge is 3 In a Row.  We got to pick any three elements from the below grid that are in a row (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) and incorporate them into our card or project.

I went straight across the top row - punches, ribbon, and 2 or more patterned papers.

You can join the fun at There's Magic In The Air with Paper Cupcakes Challenge Blog.

Supplies used:
Images: "Gigi on Tube" (Paper Cupcakes)

Sentiment: Hero Arts
Cardstock: SU! Pear Pizzazz
Designer Paper: Citrus Matstack (DCWV)
Punches: SU! Word Window and Modern Label
Ribbon: American Crafts
Gigi was printed on Georgia Pacific 110# Cardstock (from Walmart), colored with Copic Markers, cut with Spellbinders Labels One, sponged around the edges with SU! Mellow Moss ink, and popped with SU! dimensionals.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Home on the Range (Cigar Box #10)

I made this Western-themed altered cigar box for a friend's mom.  Her mom is a horse nut like I am. The difference is she actually has a horse!  Must be nice...

Any-hoo... I hope she likes it.  It didn't photograph well.  Perhaps it's the photographer?  Yeah, I think so :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Magical Monday - Sketch Challenge

This another first for me!  I was recently invited to join the Paper Cupcakes Design Team!

I'm only filling in for two months, but I have the option of staying on for another six months after that.  Let's see how I do for these two months first!

Challenges run from Monday through Sunday every 2 weeks, and here is my very first Paper Cupcakes Challenge Card.

So hop on over to the Paper Cupcakes Challenge Blog and join in the fun!  I can't wait to see your interpretation of the sketch!


Supplies used:
Images: "Sending Cheer Your Way" (Paper Cupcakes)
Sentiment: Bouquet of Joy (Clear Art Stamps)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Designer Paper: Citrus Matstack (DCWV)
Copic Markers
Border Punch

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Doily Dress Folds Tutorial

I've had a bunch of folks ask me how to do the folds, so I'm finally gonna do it!  Yay! 

Hope the following makes sense:

Take a 4" paper doily...the kind you can buy in packs in the cake
decorating section of Michaels, A.C. Moore, etc. 
There is a front and back to the doily. 
Start with the doily face down.

Fold 1 1/2" from the right (or approximately 11 & 4 o'clock)
Then fold down the other side 1 1/2".
Be sure to line up right side so it is a straight edge.
Adhere the top fold down
Fold tip down toward the back so there is an approximate 3/4" topline

Adhere the folded tip to the back

Take the second doily and put it on a piece of white card stock.
Using a 1 1/2 heart punch (Creative Memories), punch out both pieces at the same time
(the doily doesn't punch well by itself - it's too thin and gets stuck in the punch)
Adhere the punched doily heart to the card stock heart
Trim off edges to form bodice

(I suggest punching out a cardstock heart and trim it to your liking,
then use it for a template so that the sides end up even.
Adhere the bottom of the front of the bodice to the top of the back of the skirt.
The back view is above, and the front view is below.
Wrap a 2" piece of ribbon around the waist,
and ONLY adhere to the BACK of the dress.
Take a 4" piece of ribbon and insert it through the waist ribbon,
fold over as pictured, then trim off the tails to your liking. 

(At this point, decide if you will be using a brad or gemstone, etc. - if using a brad, insert it at this step.  If using a gemstone, first use adhesive to hold down the ribbon to the waistband.)
Finish off by add the brad or gemstone and/or any other bling of your choice.

Your dress is now ready to adhere to the front of a card or scrapbook page, etc.

I hope the above tutorial made sense :)

I'd love to see your creations, so please message me
with your completed dresses :)