Thursday, November 25, 2010

Fancy Favor Box Lid Tutorial

Happy Thanksgiving!  We enjoyed a yummy meal with Mom and Dad.  Such a nice day!
I have not had a moment this week to post this little box.   The bottom is the Fancy Favor box.  I wanted to see if I could use the same die to make a lid.  Happily it worked.  It fits a little snugly but this is an easy way to make a top for this box.
I decorated the top with pearls and punched pieces.

Here is a short tutorial for making the lid:
Postion the Fancy Favor die in this position.
Cut a 2-3/4" X 12" piece of cardstock or designer series paper and lay it on the bottom portion of the die.
It will look like this when cut.  Assemble the lid as you would the fancy favor box.
This box holds a surprising amount.
Made in holiday colors it would make a nice hostess gift to take to any gathering.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Autumn Leaf Mini Candy Bar Wraps

Here is another of the classroom treats I have been making.  This one is a wrap for fun size Twix candy bars.
To mass produce these I stamped a bunch of leaves from the Paisley Prints set using Early Espresso ink. I then colored in select portions with Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke markers before cutting them out.
The wrap is 2-1/2" X 3-1/2" and sealed with sticky strip.  I used a mini glue dot to adhere the leaves to the top.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pumpkin Bread Gift Basket

I dressed up some pumpkin bread to give as gift.  I found a cute little basket that was just the perfect size. 
I tied Early Espresso 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon around the bread
and added a tag.  (The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive.  The leaf in Cajun Craze- stamped off twice to make the image less bold.)
For the card I used markers (Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso) to ink up the large stamp from the Day of Gratitude set then used a sponge dauber to blend the colors before stamping.
5/8" Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon and the sentiment stamped on a scrap Autumn Spice paper punched with the small oval punch layered on an Early Espresso large oval completed the card.  

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Heat Gun Pro Strikes Again

Remember Tom's first stamping project?  (You can see it here.)  Well, today we have the second installment.

Tom has been working on framing all sorts of photos.  He has gotten quite creative with colors and styles of frames.  For this one he wanted a retro look, so I got out my stamps to see what might work. Here is what he came up with:
That is an old photo of me under the hair dryer.  I still remember thinking that dryer was the neatest thing.
We used the Cool Cat stamp set
and the Stay Tuned set.
Each was embossed with either black, white or silver embossing powder.
Here is the embossing pro at work.
Of course Hagrid had to get in on the action
by inspecting
and giving his stamp of approval.