Monday, April 19, 2010

Easter Project

OK...I'm going to post a project that I know is a little past due but I'm trying out the feed and want to post this with instructions. So...pardon the fact that it's an Easter project ~ You can definitely, easily substitute paper and stamps to create this project for any occasion.

This is a project we mad
e last month in Stamp Club (check out my class schedule if you want to come to one of these monthly clubs ~ there are 4 to choose from during the 2nd week of every month!). It's a little box project for Easter but could easily be adapted to any occasion. First...the photos:

I got this project idea from another demonstrator named Marlene ~ I did have to figure out how to make the box, though!! I'll share with you the supplies needed and step-b
y-step directions.

Supplies (Remember, if you don't have everything you need, you can click on "Shop Now" at the top of this blog and order everything you need!):
Stamps: Chocolate Bunny, Well Scripted, V
intage Vogue (all in the Occasions Mini, which is only available until the end of April!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip ~ both Classic and Craft, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper (also in the Occasions Mini)

Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4" Epoxy Brads (Occasions Mini), Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Chocolate Chip 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon, 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo Brads (Chocolate Chip), Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Tools: Heat Tool, Paper Piercer & Mat, Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die

Box Directions:
Step 1: Cut a piece of Certainly Celery card stock 9-1/2" X 7"
Step 2: Score that piece of Certainly Celery starting with the 9-1/2" side...score at 4" and 5-1/2", then turn it to the 7" side and score at 1-1/2" and 5-1/2". Fold all score lines.
Step 3: Next you'll cut the 4 scored lines as shown in the following photo:

Step 4: You'll then be able to fold into a box shape, gluing the sides together with a strong adhesive.
Step 5: Cut 2 scallop squares out of Certainly Celery card stock using the Big Shot and the Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die. Glue them to the front and back of the box.
Step 6: Attach 11" of Chocolate Chip 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon to the box using a small hole punch to punch holes in the Certainly Celery sides (see photo above for placement); then, holding the ribbon in place, push one of the Chocolate Chip 5/8" Neutral Jumbo Brads through the hole and the ribbon...fold legs open to secure.

For the front:
Step 1: Cut a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock 3-3/4" X 3-3/4" square,
Step 2: Cut a piece of the Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper (use a piece with just Certainly Celery so you can see the Happy Easter could substitute one of the bolder patterns, but you would probably have to make some kind of tag or extra piece of paper to stamp "happy Easter" on).
Step 3: Stamp "happy Easter" from Well Scripted stamp set onto the DSP with Chocolate Chip Classic ink.

Step 4: Stamp "Chocolate Bunny" onto Close to Cocoa card stock with the Chocolate Chip Craft ink. Then emboss using Clear Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool. Cut the bunny out.
Step 5: Stamp the flowers from Vintage Vogue onto Very Vanilla card stock with Pumpkin Pie and Pretty in Pink inks. Cut out and attach together using the Chocolate Chip 1/4" Epoxy Brads.
Step 6: Glue DSP to Chocolate Chip. Glue bunny onto DSP leaving room for flowers at the bottom. Attach the flo
wers using Dimensionals. Cut a piece of Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon and tie into a bow. Attach the bow with a Mini Glue Dot.
Step 7: Attach the entire decorated square to one side of the box.

Extra Tips:
* Tip: Did you know that you can make any color embossing using a colored Craft ink with Clear Embossing Powder!?!
* Tip: You make th
e petals of the flowers curl by using your Bone Folder to "flip" the petals of the flower.

You're finished!! Enjoy...

Thanks for stopping in!

New Start...

Hi, Everyone! I know...I'm a terrible blogger...but life just got away from me the past 6 months. I really admire these ladies who have blogs where they post fabulous projects every day. It is definitely something that takes time and you have to really want to do it. I don't mind doing's just been that I've had to spend my time elsewhere and haven't been able to focus on this. I've been very busy with my business, my family, and other commitments but I'm ready to get started again. In January, Stampin' Up! announced that they would be starting a blog option on our website for us...that's all great and I even started posting there ~ BUT...there are so many things I cannot do on it! Yet I can post entries here, then have them feed to that blog so I'm going to see how that goes. I can tell you I will NOT be posting every day. Hopefully once a week, but I really want to offer my customers the option of using my blog (whether here or on my website) to make the projects I offer in classes on their own. I will be listing all supplies used, plus step-by-step instructions. If you don't have all the supplies you need, you can substitute or place an order on my website for the items you need. All posts in the future will be written with my customers in goes, the Grand Re-opening of this Blog!! I will be on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip next week and I will have to figure out how to make this feed into my website so it may be a couple of weeks before I get posts going. See you again soon...