Monday, February 23, 2009

Beeswax Collage Old Fashioned Fruit

This was done on a canvas. I covered the sides with Gimp which I dyed the same green as used in the backgrounds. I first did a soft random design with a Moldable Foam Stamp by Pen Score. The design was taken from a plastic doily. Corner pieces cut from my Cuttlebug. The image was printed on tissue paper and adhered with bleached (white) beeswax. I love making these - they make lovely gifts. Thanks for reading.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Card Keeper with Ribboned Closure

Made this for a friend when she lost her Dad. I intended for her to put the sympathy cards in each pocket. I also made a couple signatures out of card stock so she could add her own pictures and memories. On the edges of the pockets I glued or stitched a fuzzy trim to add a finish and prevent paper cuts when putting paper in and out of pocket. She is very creative and hoping to see what all she does with it. This would be a great idea for a new baby as a shower gift. The mom can add baby's cards and photos and they will all be in one place. Another suggestion is grad, special anniversaries etc. The first ones I made I would fill with greeting cards that I designed and would place 5 cards of different occasions in each pocket and present the entire package. It makes a lovely gift that is useful. Without making the cards to insert it takes approximately 5 hours. The ribbon bow enclosure sets it off and almost doesn't need to be wrapped. Watch for more .... coming soon!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Heart from my doodling pink paint background

Used the background ( see my other blog: ) What more can I say with a quote like that!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Alphabet storage using a CD case

This is a storage idea using a CD case for those little things like die cut letters and numbers etc. Had some fun first decorating a sheet of 1/4 inch foam core. I took some colored pens and made designs at random. (If you don't want to make your own designs with pens try stamping an allover design or glue on a sheet of paper from your scapbook and card making supplies.) I added some glue glitter. After it all dried I measured off 1/4 inch then took a cutter and cut strips on a cutting mat. I then measured and glued them into the cd case making compartments for my letters, numbers or die cuts etc. I have designated a cd case for each alphabet letter. I love being organized. This way when I am doing a project and need them I grab the box A for example and choose the letter suited to my designs. Remember your imagination is the only limitation when creating these storage containers. Have fun! Warning: to do the full alphabet it will take some time but you will be so glad when it's done.