Hello and happy Friday!
Yesterday’s open house was a GREAT TIME! So many came and seemed to enjoy themselves. We enjoyed ourselves so much that I closed a little late. Some times time just flies by and suddenly you look up at the clock and ooops, it’s time to go. Well, that is what happened last night, but it was worth every minute.
My customers LOVE LOVE LOVED the make and take. I taught each one how to make this cute heart favor. However, I didn’t give out written measurements just because I promised I would give instructions today on this post. So here we go.
- You will need a piece of designer series paper cut at 3-15/16 (which is one line under 4″ on your trimmer) X 5-14/16 (which is two lines under 6′ on your trimmer)
Now for the scoring.
With your dsp laying on your paper trimmer portrait style place the left end of the dsp on the 3-1/2 mark and score lightly.
Next, slide the end of the dsp to the 1-3/4 mark and lightly score
Now holding your dsp portrait style simply fold it in half.
Burnish all of your score lines and then open it up flat. Next, you will fold over the smallest scoreline
The next step is to add Multipurpose glue to that thin tab. Once you have the glue on the tab, fold the dsp closed at the center score line.
You are ready to create the rounded heart humps. Using a 1-3/4” circle punch or die cut out a circle. Place that circle on one end of your dsp tube and draw a half circle. Do that to both ends.
After drawing the half circles cut them out using your snips.
Your tube will now look like the image below
Turn your tube so that you are looking at the glued seam and press in lightly. The center score line will give in and the two ends will fold up towards each other to make your heart shape.
Your heart shape should be formed like in the picture below. Gently pinch the bottom.
Our next task is to make the heart stand up on its own.
Choose a front and back to your heart. Working with the back of the heart pinch the bottom and fold the tip back towards the seam on the side. Once you have folded it back pinch the score light tightly. Then fold it to the other side and pinch the scoreline tightly again.
Open your heart back up and you will notice a V shape at the bottom. Push in on the center score line and the two other score lines will go in also.
In the picture below I’m showing you where to place the tear and tape. Burnish the tape well and pull off the tapes protective paper. Gently push the heart pieces together.
Place your heart on your table leaning it on the back V that you made and it will stand on its own. If it does not stand, just keep gently pressing on it until it molds and stands alone.
Embellish as desired. I use the stitched Shapes and the Layering Circle Dies for the white and the Rococo Rose circles. The ribbon is the 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Rococo Rose Linen Ribbon. The sentiment is from the stamp set Country Home. Lastly, I cut a little flower from a scrap of dsp and layered that onto the white circle.
I know these instructions seem lengthy but the project is really pretty easy. If you need my help, let me know.
Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee
Hello, my friends and HAPPY Tuesday.
Isn’t this an adorable favor? A favor for absolutely any occasion I might add. This heart favor is perfect for a shower, wedding, birthday, luncheon, retirement, Valentines Day or just about any reason you want to share a little love with someone.
I found this favor while looking at a Stampin’ Up! demonstrators website. The creator of this adorable 3-D item is Brigitte Keiling a demonstrator all the way from Germany. I just had to case ( Create and Share Everything) her fabulous idea.
When can you learn to make this cute Heart Favor you ask? Well, come to my OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, July 11th. I open at Noon and close at 8 p.m. Everyone who attends can make this cute project.
I do have a few RSVP’s already so if you want to make a heart favor please let me know that you are coming so that I can prep for you.
So far the following ladies have RSVP’d:
I hope to see you on Thursday, take care and remember to LIVE LOVED!
Hello friends ~ Today I’m sharing a project with you that has been swirling around in my head for a while now. I’m ecstatic with how it turned out and how easy it was to complete.
This wooden TIC TAC TOE board game is so pretty. I love it so much that mine sits on my coffee table all of the time. The game invites family to play a friendly game and to get a little competative with each other. Playing a friendly game engages the children and the adults in the room, it's a good thing.
I want to share this project with you so I’ve scheduled a class where you can make one with my guidance.
At class, you will embellish 10 disks. The disks display two different paper designs however both are heart-shaped. The heart shapes are cut from the Puzzle Pieces Dies. The detail in the heart-shaped puzzle piece combined with the Magnolia Lane DSP patterns are stunning.
The board that I used is made of whitewash wood grain slats. You can find this 10 x 10 board ( approximate size) at Walmart in the wood craft section. Here is a close up of the board.
CLASS DATE: Wednesday, July 10th or Thursday, July 11 at OPEN HOUSE
TIME: July 10 @ 1 p.m OR July 11 anytime during open house I’m open from noon until 8 p.m
CLASS FEE: Minimum order of $27.50 (plus shipping and handling and the cost of the board which is $5.25). (I will order everyone’s product for them on July 1)
Magnolia Lane Specialty Designer Series Paper #149484 $11.50
1/2″ Satin Black Ribbon #146280 $7.00
Faceted Gems, Clear ~ Clear # 144142 $5.00
Multipurpose Glue #110755 $4.00
PUZZLE PIECES DIE ( not required for this class) #146830 $25.00
I have TWO boards available to the first two people who sign up for this class. The cost of the board is $5.25. If you miss out on those you can buy one at Walmart as I mentioned above. I would go get one (or as many as you want) right away, they are really pretty.
At the class, I will supply the 10 wooden disks, the white and black cardstock that you will need and the decorative tacks that help to secure the ribbon. You will use my die to cut out your designer series papers. If you want to order your own dies, you certainly can.
If you plan to make more boards, I do have extra disks for sale.
For those who already have the items needed for this class then just send me your minimum order of $27.50 and I will order for your products selections along with the other class orders. Your product will be here for you in class.
I’m thinking that this board game is a great family Christmas gifts. Yes, I said Christmas, YIKES. Once you have all of the Stampin’ Up! items you can make as many game boards as you need. What an inexpensive way to give a fabulous gift to many.
To sign up for this class just leave me a comment and I will contact you, or text me at 209-609-1914. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If the boards I have, have been claimed when you sign up I will let you know so that you can go to Walmart and pick yours up.
Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee
Hello friends, It is April 3rd and time just keeps on marching by. I have been busy. I’ve making April THANK YOU GIFTS. These gifts are for all of my customers who order from me this month. I call these little treat boxes Butterflies and Bunnies.
I love the combination of ruffles, polka dots, lace, and the wood texture that this treat box shows off. These little treat boxes hold candy or any little gift you choose to give. I chose to fill it with a chocolate bunny.
Below is a photo of the treat box when it is empty. As usual, my project has a country feminine feel. I’m very happy with the soft touches and the way the box turned out. I hope all my customers love it too.
- Cut Early Espresso card stock at 3-1/2 X 6-1/2
- Score on the 3-1/2 side at 1/4,3/4,2-3/4,3-1/4
- Score on the 6-1/2 side at 4 and 4-1/2
- Designer Series Paper 1-3/4 x 2-3/4 and 1-3/4 x 1-3/4
It will look like this after scoring:
Cut on score lines to form box. After cutting it will look like this
Next, punch the top with the scallop tag punch. Burnish all your little box score lines and fold them in. Place tear and tape on the outside tabs. Place tear and tape on the inside box top and the outside box top. That tape holds on the ribbons. Tip: Add your ribbon before you assemble. Add your designer series after assembly.
I embellished the front of my box using the Butterfly Duet Punch, Powder Pink card stock (powder pink will retire June 3) and the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. One clear Rhinestone Jewel finishes off the look.
NOTE: I forgot to list the DSP in the product list. It is Wood Textures 6×6 designer series paper Item # 144177 – $11.00
Come see these treats at OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, April 4th from noon until 8 p.m.
Have a great day! Live Loved my friends, Beverlee Product List
Hello again and welcome back!!! What do you think about this adorable tote? Angie Juda a fabulous Stampin’ Up demonstrator Is the person who designed this little guy. I just had to make some.
In the month of March, I’m giving one tote to every customer who places an order with me.
I hear that some of my customers are keeping monthly gifts as a collection. I also hear the little thank you gifts bring my customers inspiration. I’m so glad, I didn’t expect that from everyone, but knowing those things are happening makes me happy.
Debbie loved this tote so much she asked me for the instructions so here they are. I figured if Debbie wanted the instructions that you might too.
Start by cutting your cardstock at 6-7/8 x 5-1/2
Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper at 2-1/2 x 1-1/8
Now you will need to score the lines of the tote. On the 5-1/2 side of your cardstock score at 1-3/8 and then again at 4-1/8.
Turn your cardstock to the 6-7/8 side and score at 3/4, 1-3/8, 2-3/4, 4-1/8, 5-1/2 and 6-1/8. Use your bone folder to burnish all of the score lines. Your cardstock should look like this now.
Now you are ready to do some cutting. You will notice that I cut off all four corners. Then I cut the center score lines to create the tabs that you see here. After everything is cut, add tear and tape as shown.
For the top flaps of the tote, you will want to round all four of the corners and then create the little hole for the ribbon. I used the Detailed Trio Punch to do all of that. Once you punch the first ribbon hole line up the totes tops together and mark the second side with a pencil so you can see where to punch the second hole. Doing that will ensure everything is lined up perfectly.
Now put your box together and add the designer series paper pieces to the front and back of the box. Place your goodies inside and add your ribbon.
You can embellish this box however you would like, I used a scrap of white cardstock to stamp the bunny on and then used Blends to color in her ears and belly. I used the second to the smallest scallop circle from the Layering circles Framelits to back the bunny image.
Having the Simply Score tool makes all the scoring simple. Enjoy making these they are super cute. Thank you, Angie, for creating these totes we all love them.
Live Loved My Friends, Beverlee
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Hello friends and welcome back to my blog.
Today I’m sharing with you a project that I came up with for an upcoming craft night. I was recently asked to hold a class for a group of teachers. Of course, I said yes. The apple is the project the teachers will be making. I LOVE it! I hope they all do too.
I believe that teachers are worth their weight in gold, so If I can contribute to a fun night out for these ladies, then that is what I plan on doing.
I wanted to come up with a project that the teachers could make and then proudly display on their desks. I wanted the project to reflect their passions and their trademark so an APPLE came to mind. When I showed the organizer of the group my idea, she flipped, she said YES right away.
With the project approved, I collected the books that they will need. I’ve drawn the pattern and I wrote a little instruction sheet.
An apple made from a book helps to tie into the teaching theme, cute huh? The apple that they are making is pretty big. I don’t know if you can tell how big it is in this photo so I wanted to let you know that the apple is substantial. I wanted the apple to make a statement on the teacher’s desks so the size is important.
I used a circle punch, Mossy Meadow card stock and the Corrugated Folder to make the leaves. I combined rubbing alcohol and Cherry Cobbler ink refill in a small spray bottle to make the red spray. Lastly, I used thick jute to make the bow. The stem is a stick from our yard.
You don’t have to be a teacher to make this. I will offer this class to anyone who is interested so just let me know if you want to make one. If there is interest, I will set up another class date.
These apples would make a GREAT teacher’s appreciation gift or home decor. Mine sits on our coffee table. However, because the apple is a form of art, I can move it around and set it in many different places in our home. For example, the apple would look really cute on a bookshelf, in the kitchen or even in a child’s room.
My oh my I’m excited to teach this project. It was a ton of fun to create.
Have a great day! Live Loved my friends, Beverlee