Friday, February 2, 2018

ALTERED BIRD CAGE


Altered Bird Cage


I started with an empty bird cage.  Measurements are 8" x 11" and is 18" tall.


Started by placing a bird nest in the upper corner.  Using hot glue, I arranged flowers and greenery.


Pic looking into bottom of cage.


Pink flowers are plastic flower stems with a little green leaf hammock.  In case some fairies stop by they can take a 'quick nap'!  I bought these at Michaels.


This is a close up of the flowers and ribbon on top of the cage.  The little butterflies, bees and lady bugs are fancy cut and mounted on wires.




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Friday, January 12, 2018

'BRAG BOOK' Mini Album



     This Mini Album measures 4 1/2" W x 5 1/2" T with a 1/2" spine.  Tutorial is by Marla at Lake Avenue Designs.  Instead of using ribbon to close the album I designed a belly band using elements from my stash.  You can find the tutorial HERE.

     


Here is what the inside pages look like.  I used papers from 'Nature Sketchbook Collection' and 'Enchanted Forest Collection'.  Both are from Graphic 45.


     Another pic of inside pages.  All pages and postage elements were burnished  with 'Crushed Olive' Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.



Close up of belly band.



Here's the back.


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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

ALTERED BOOK



     I made this 'Altered Book' as a holder for my Christmas cards.  The basic instructions for folding I got from a video by 'Owl House Designs'.  You can find that HERE.


There were about 300 pages in the book.  Finished size is about 8 1/2' x 12'.



I then went through my stash to see what I had to work with.


All the edges were burnished with 'Fired Brick' Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.


Here's a close up of one of the corners.


Here's the finished holder with Christmas cards .



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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

HOLIDAY TAGS TWO






Continuing on with the Holiday Tags, here's another group.   I chose the 'Holiday Hoopla' kit by Snickerdoodle Designs because these little elves are just too darn cute!  You can find that kit HERE.


I followed the same directions in the video by Kathy Clement.  You can find that video HERE.  As before, I made my tags smaller by using the ATC size Alphabet Banners by Graphic 45.
I chose my elements for cutting out from the kit and printed a sheet.


I also printed a sheet of polka dots to use in backgrounds behind the Elves.


Here's all the pieces cut out and ready for assembly.


Here's the back side.


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Sunday, October 22, 2017

HOLIDAY TAGS


     For the base of these cards I used Alphabet Banners - ATC size cards by Graphic 45.  Kathy Clement has a video using the larger sizes.  You can find that HERE.



     This is the front.  I used St. Nicholas paper collection from Graphic 45.  If you would like the smaller measurements just leave your email in the comment section below.



This is the back.



I cut out all the parts and elements first.  Then burnished all the edges with 'Gathered Twigs' Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.  


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

PHOTO MINI ALBUM



     This 'Mini Album' measures 4" x  4" with a 2" spine.  I used the tutorial series by Ginger at 'My Sisters Scrapper' to make the album.  I altered the size.  You can find that HERE


     For the backgrounds and elements I used 'Highlands' kit by Snickerdoodle Designs.  You can find that HERE.  The templates for the background were 4" x 4".  Then cut down to fit pages.  The pages measure 3 1/2" x 3 7/8".

                            Sheet of page layouts and tags for the inside pocket of album.


     Tags are on the inside of front cover.  A place for a photo and a journal page that opens out.


     More pages that open out and lots of photo mats.  The mats measure 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" and the template for the photos themselves measures 3" x  3".


                                                              And here's the back.



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Friday, October 13, 2017

APRON BOX


     I used the BIGZ XL die from Sizzix.   Apron Box  was designed by Lori Whitlock for Sizzix. It measures 5" H x 4 1/4" W x  2 1/4" D.  It is filled with recipe cards that are 4" x  6". 
     The small roses are made with the 5 pedaled flower punch by 'ek' and glued onto end of paper clip.  

     
     Close up of chicken.  Touched up with fine glitter from Martha Steward.  Pattern is from a kit by Cheryl Seslar called 'Country Cluckers'.  You can find it HERE.  Grass is a die from Impression Obsession called 'Grass'.



                                                                  And here's the back.




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