Hello and welcome back to my blog. I’ve been back from the annual Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip for 3 days and it just feels like there is not enough time in the day to do all the things I want to do. Today I made this MILLY THE MOUSE triangle box. I love the way she turned out so I just had to share her with you.
I got the idea and instructions from Steffi Helmschroff. Steffi is a Stampin Up Demonstrator from Germany. She is an amazing demonstrator and a wonderful person. Steffi and her husband Frank were assigned dinner seats with us so that is how we met. Steffi does not speak English and I don’t speak German so her husband Frank interpreted for us. Frank is a sweetheart too, we really enjoyed meeting both of them. Steffi and I exchange information so we can stay in contact.
Stefi has a YouTube Channel, so I checked it out. I fell in love with this watermelon box that she made. Her video is in German, but somehow, I figured it out. Isn’t it cute? Mine is slightly different than hers because the punch that she used to make the watermelon seeds is discontinued now and I didn’t have the stamp set she used for her sentiment. But other than that I copied her idea.
Once I knew how to make the box, I started to think about other things I could make that in the shape of a triangle. The first thing that came to mind was Candy Corn. Halloween is coming up ( yes I know time flys) and we could use another cute goodie box so I made this one.
Notice that it is the same layout as the watermelon just made for a different occasion.
Well, what else can I make? How about a mouse? MEET MILLY the mouse. Notice her tail, she makes me happy.
Here are all three boxes together. Milly is bigger than the other two. As long as you start with a square piece of cardstock you can make them any size.
The watermelon and candy corn were made from Whisper White cardstock and colored with the sponge rollers and ink. On the watermelon, I used Garden Green and Real Red. For the candy corn, I used Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie. For the seeds on the watermelon, I used the little bits of cardstock that drop from the Hold Onto Hope Cross thinlit.
The product used to make Milly the Mouse are listed below.
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Hello friends! Look at what I’m sharing today. Isn’t this home decor piece darling?
I had so much fun making this frame. YES, that is right this frame is made from cardstock. Glossy cardstock to be specific. You definitely can use any cardstock to make a frame however the glossy cardstock fools your eye. The glossy cardstock makes the frame look like it is made from a hard plastic. This frame reminds me of the ones you can buy at IKEA.
Here is a side view for you.
When would you like to come over and learn how to make one? Let me know and we will set you up. Or if you can’t come over, here is a link to Karin’s blog. Karinspapercraft.blogspot.com. She has a great how-to video. Please let me know if you need help though, I’m here for ya!
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Hello friends. Today’s post is all about that little basket I made for the Color Fusers blog hop. I was asked for instructions so here they are.
I used the second largest framelit in the set.
Cut one piece of cardstock at 11 x 4-1/4. From that piece, you can cut out all four framelit pieces as shown above.
Next, you will turn your image landscape onto your paper trimmer. Place the nose of the image on the trimmer at 2-1/2″ and score. Do this to all four pieces
All four images should be scored as shown above.
Next layer all of your four pieces onto your folder (mine are stacked two on each other so all four go in at once).
Now lay two pieces ( one at a time) into your trimmer portrait style and score. Line up the edge of the cardstock with the end of the dark gray part of the trimmer as shown below.
Now do the same with the other two pieces BUT this time CUT instead of score.
Below is a photo of one cut.
Fold up the edges of the two images that were scored
Cut off the bottom part of the tab as shown below. Notice that I cut off the tab just up to the scoreline. Cutting off that part of the tab reduces bulk when putting the bottom of the basket together.
Add multipurpose glue to all four tabs and let the glue set a few minutes to get tacky.
Lay the four framelit images out in this order….. One with a tab, one without a tab, another with a tab the last without a tab and then join them together. I have a picture below.
Now bring the ends together. Make sure everything is lined up straight. The tacky glue allows you to still move things if necessary.
I placed multipurpose glue on three of the bottom pieces and let the glue get tacky then closed up the bottom of the basket. I set two clear blocks into the basket for weight to help the glue set completely.
For the handle cut a 1/2 inch strip of cardstock the length of the folder.
If it is longer than the folder that is okay emboss it anyway and just cut off the excess.
Add multipurpose glue to each end of the handle and let the glue get tacky. Then place the handle on the basket.
Embellish as you wish. AND HAVE A BLAST DOING IT!!!!
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When I first saw the adorable mini ornaments in the holiday catalog I knew I had to get some. I thought a small table tree would look adorable adorned with them. I have a small silver table top tree that I planned to embellish with these cute mini ornaments. As I was looking at the ornaments I thought how would they look on a vintage spring?
Every holiday I create a 3-D item using vintage springs. This year I made this tree. I used the Cherry Cobbler Dark Blend to color white pearls. Changing the color of the white pearls create berries. Berries look darling on the wreaths. Speaking of the wreath, I’ve gone through so many boxes of these little wreaths they are precious. On my Christmas Tree Spring I used a wreath as the tree topper.
I used Stampin’ Up’s silver thread to hang the ornaments onto the tree. I stained a round paper mache’ box using Cherry Cobbler Re-inker and a sponge. When the ink dried I used the stencils and embossing paste to create the brick pattern on the lid. Dazzling Diamonds glitter makes the box look a bit snowy. Very Vanilla Lace Trim dresses up the bottom of the box and designer series paper dressed up the inside. The spring just sets perfectly on the box bottom. All I had to do to finish this cute little tree off is to lean the lid up against it.
This little tree will sit perfectly on the hall way table upstairs among other Christmas holiday decor.
Please let me know what you think of my little tree? I love it!
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Whooooo wouldn’t love receiving a goodie in this owl pillow box?
My Paper Pumpkin arrived yesterday afternoon. Whaaahoo! I dropped everything and went to my studio to create. When I opened up the box I first noticed the flyer which tells us about the upcoming October and November kits. The flyer tells us that the two kits are made- to -match projects, perfect for gift giving. That sounds exciting!!!
Then as I set the flyer down I saw the beautiful stamp set in this month’s kit. Wow! What a nice set, very very versatile that is for sure. As I opened up the project kits contents I was drawn to the embossed, craft in color pillow boxes. I want you to know that when my Paper Pumpkin arrives I don’t look at the instruction booklet. I always just look at the contents and start creating. I’m not suggesting that you do that, but that is what I do. By not looking at the instructions, I get to use my imagination to create what ever I want. This time I came up with this cutie pie OWL.
I’m sharing this months alternative project with everyone, however starting in October, I will create alternative projects with my Paper Pumpkin kits and share the exclusive projects via email with all of the ladies who subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and selected me as their demonstrator. Sending a special project to my subscribers is my way of saying THANK YOU!
I think pillow boxes make cute owls so I started putting one together. The only thing that wasn’t in the kit is the black card stock that I used for eye balls, the 3/4″ circle punch and the thick jute. But everything else came in this months paper pumpkin kit.
Now I need to check out the instruction booklet and see what Stampin’ Up! created with the kit. I’m sure the projects are beautiful.
Side view, don’t you love the clothes pin feet? The clothes pins allow her to stand on her own. Yep the clothes pins are in the kit too.
If you want to try out Paper Pumpkin just go to the side bar and click on the link. After you have filled out the subscription information you will click continue and that is where they ask you who your demonstrator is. Just let them know it’s me!
I received a phone call from Debbie when she received this months Paper Pumpkin, she was so excited, she loves it. Then I saw on FB where Rhonda received hers. Rhonda was so excited too. I love it when I know my customers are enjoying their product. NOW hopefully they will like this little OWL.
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Happy Wednesday stamping friends! Today I decided to make a 3-D item using Stampin’ Up! product. The picture below shows you a close up of all of the ribbons that I used to transform an embroidery hoop into Halloween decor.
Notice that the Peekaboo Peach ribbon is crinkled. The crinkle in this seam binding ribbon adds a touch of vintage to any project. Another thing you will want to know about this ribbon is that it comes in all of the NEW IN-COLORS too.
The Berry Burst ribbon is a 1/2″ wide and woven. It’s gorgeous. The thick Jute Twine, oh my gosh, I’m so excited that Stampin’ Up! has jute in the Holiday catalog. This hoop can securely hang anywhere from this Jute.
Embellishing the inside metal ring of the embroidery hoop was easy, I used multipurpose glue to secure the 7/8″ wide Striped Ribbon to it. Then I tucked the inside ring into the outer ring. Because the Striped ribbon is much wider than the width of the rings it hangs over nicely. Next, I embellished the outside ring with the Victorian Lace Trim. The trim is so pretty and feminine. It also was secured with multipurpose glue. You are going to love all of the ribbons, they truly are beautiful. A variety of Stampin’ Up! ribbon transformed the embroidery hoop into a festive ring of holiday color.
Now, about the focal point. A 3 x 3 square of polka dot Designer Series Paper holds a smaller stitched square of Peekaboo Peach card stock and a circle of Berry Burst card stock. All of those items back the black cat. I sponged the circle just to add a bit of interest and texture.
You will find this black cat in the same Designer Series Pack as the polka dot paper. Yes, there are a couple of 12×12 sheets of paper patterned with these cat images. The cats were printed to coordinate with the cat punch. All we have to do is punch the cats out, Awesome huh?
The cat shimmers because I colored him with Wink of Stella. Black Rhinestones, Bitty Bows and spider webs all contributed to the finished product.
3-D items are fun to make. You can decorate your home with them or give them as gifts.
Thanks for stopping in, I hope you enjoyed visiting.
By the way, I love the comments I’ve been receiving lately. Thank you for using the comment section to tell me how you feel and for asking questions.
Live Loved my friends ~ Beverlee