Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
Here's some Altered Christmas Post-Its, using retired Stamping' Up! DSP (designer series paper). Finding the measurements is always so hard to find, so here they are:
Cut Card Stock 3 1/4 x 7 3/8.
Score 3 1/8; 3 1/2; 3 7/8.
I found that Tombow Multi-glue is the best for this project. The tape strips don't seem to hold things down. I recommend SU card stock because it is study enough to handle the post its and pen -- with nice, sharp scoring.
How to actually make these? I have found a few tube videos the help. But basically, you are scoring the paper, making a sturdy mini pen holder by flatting one edge, which I glue down, and snipping the side of one to be the base of the pen holder. I realize my directions may not be the best, so in the future I will do a how-to video.
I packaged them in 4 1/4 x 6 cello bags, folding over the top. Then I stapled the bag and topper together, covering the staple with a punched snowflake, and adding a rhinestone to the centers.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
At every craft fair, Santa Wrapper Hershey Bars are a hit -- and here's to hoping that they sell well again! And if there are leftovers, friends and family are interested in buying them for small holiday gifts, like for the mailman and they will add a card and tip. And I have teachers on my list who are getting these too. I also need another case of bars -- and card stock supplies, so I can make more.
Here's my Santa Wrapper Hershey Bar measurements, and my source is now a dead link, but I modified them so I am happy. I figure why not share them here -- and an added bonus, I don't have to worry about misplacing them!
Overall red wrapper: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. If you want to cover the edge (which I tape down), do 5 1/2 x 6. I used Stamping' Up!'s Real Red 12x12, getting four squares out of one sheet.
Score: 1 1/2; 1 3/4; 4; 4 1/4
Santa white coat trim: 1 x 4. I used glitter white card stock that I found on sale in the summer. I will be ordering Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper -- and I think that they will come out even better.
Belt: 1 x 5 1/2. Regular Stamping' Up! Black card stock - and when I ran out, some American Crafts.
Interior belt: 1x1. Same as above.
Gold buckle: 1 1/4 x 1 1/4. Stamping' Up!'s Gold Glimmer Paper.
Buttons: 1/2 inch circles (I cut these on my circuit, but you can use a punch instead). Same black card stock. I did cut "real" buttons with holes, but a small round punch will do.
In the past, I have also done bright green elves and had some sickly green card stock and put Grinch faces on them. The link is here.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
I made a fall-themed coffee card for a FB group that I am in: Coffee Loving Papercrafters. I missed the blog hop by one day! One day and a dollar short!
I used Stamping' Ups! Leaflets Framelits Dies with the Vintage Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set (stamped with watermark ink) and a coffee cup die. Layered it on burlap and Pumpkin Pie card stock and then added Gold Glitz Dazzling Details, and as soon as it dries, it is off to the mail!