Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Artiste Self-Closing Treat Box


STV12MON32 - Candy is dandy! 

 "So your challenge if you choose to accept it is to create a card, holder, or treat box.  It can have candy as an embellishment, as a gift to give, or as a holder for a card for something yummy!"


So fun and cute, you can almost taste the candy corn inside!

Here is the top of the box closed.  It ingeniously slides down over the sides of the box to form a nice, secure closure.

Here is the top of the box open.  You can open it up more with your hands... but then how would I work the camera?  It simply slides up to reveal the sweet contents inside.
Bottom of the box.  I like to close my boxes this way, the classic cardboard box style.  It will stay closed on its own, but I do add a few dabs of Zip Dry glue for extra security.

The box is on page 55 of the handbook, 3D object.  And its assembly instructions are on pg 33 of the assembly instructions book.

This picture is supposed to profile the box, but to see those darling paper bows on a project, click here!

Here's what the cut will look like before assembly.

Bazzill Basics & Bee Paper Co. cardstock.
Artiste Cartridge.
Onyx Black VersaFine Ink.
Weathered Wood Distress Ink.
CTMH Stamp, Perfect-Fit Halloween
Michael's plaid ribbon.
Other ribbon unknown.
Scotch ATG and Zip Dry Paper Glue. 

 Thanks for taking a peek at my blog!  I appreciate your comments!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Acrylic Scallop Circle Card

Look closely, you'll see that's an acrylic card!
Interior view.  White gel pen can write sentiment on the black cardstock which is adhered to the interior front. 

Stamp on chipboard wasn't as even as I'd have liked, but I guess you'd call it "texture" and those imperfections are what make it handmade!
This sweet little paper bow from the Artiste cartridge is bound to be a favorite cut of mine!  Cut at 3/4"; measures 3/4"x         1 7/8" when folded.

 Cardstock:  Bazzill Bassics, Bee Paper Co.
Actylic: from stash
Ink:  Onyx Black Versafine, Key Lime Versamagic
Chipboard:  CTMH Dimensional
Stamps:  CTMH Word Balloons, It's Your Day
Cartridges: Art Philosophy, Artiste
Brad:  from stash


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Less Is More: 3-2-1 Recipe

3 - 2 - 1
"This week we have a simple idea for you to use as the focus of your cards.
All that you need to do is to incorporate 3 of something, 2 of something and 1 of something else!"
 3:  words - 2:  rhinestones - 1:  stamp

Card is 4.25" square.
Bazzill Basics & Bee Paper Company cardstock.
CTMH Stamps, "Potential", "Baroque Borders"
Lady Bug & Tuxedo Black Momento Ink
Rhinestones from stash.

I've never used this sentiment stamp, but this is perfect for a friend celebrating 30 years of being cancer free - she's pretty amazing.  Thanks for stopping by for a peek.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cards for Friends

Today I just let my creativity flow doing what I love most, making cards.  No challenges, no occasion, just getting into my stash and having fun.  I did use up a fair amount of scraps - which is awesome.

This first card features a picture of my running partner.  We had just finished a race called the Cosmo 7K where they actually served cocktails at the finish!  We had a great race and a great time.  

This card was inspired by one I saw in CardMaker magazine, July 2012.  It featured a vintage photo that appeared to be printed on cardstock - well at least that's how I interpreted it.  This photo was just taken with my iPhone, but I edited it in PSE9 and a demo of Perfect Effects, a photo editing program I'm probably going to buy because its so dang easy to use and produces cool effects.  Instead of printing on photo paper, I printed on Paper Accents Smooth Cardstock in Cream.
 My embellishment was cut from the Art Philosophy cart and stamped with CTMH's Potential stamp set which I believe was a SOTM set from a while back.  The card is an odd size, mostly because my printer was giving me fits and I couldn't adjust the size of the photo.  It measures 7.25 x 4.75".

Before and after photo editing.

Cardstock:  Recollections Kraft, Paper Accents, K&Co., Bazzill Basics
Photo Editing:  Photoshop Elements 9, Perfect Effects from On One Software
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Poppy Pearl & Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Gold Leafing Pen:  Marvy
Ribbon:  Offray
Punch:  MS Cherish
Stamps:  CTMH Potential, Studio 112 Assortment

  Next up is this all occasion card that uses nothing but scraps!
I didn't intend these two cards to be so close in color palette, it just turned out that way!  I love my sassy shopper stamp, so she's the main focus.
 Don't ask me where this pearlized red cardstock came from - its just a scrap.  But I thought the brick embossing folder brought out great texture and it looked just right as a base layer.
 A scrap from a border provided just the right touch for the sentiment.  (Oh, I hate it when photography shows off details I missed, like the little bit of glue that's waiting to be rubbed off on the black cardstock!)

Some sticky back canvas from Claudine Hellmuth was so easy to turn into the right sized flower for this card.  Love that oval pearl brad to dress up the canvas.  A2 size card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Cardstock & Paper:  Paper Accents Smooth Cardstock in Cream, scraps
Stamp:  CTMH Fashionista, My Creative Time Teeny Tag Greetings
Ink:  Vintage Photo & Shabby Shutter Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Sticky Back Canvas:  Claudine Hellmuth
Brad: K&Co. (?)
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix Tim Holtz

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Late Summer Birthday


The colors represent those found in a late, hot summer:  pool blue, sunny orange, and brown lawns!
Still a fan of the Art Philosophy cuts and coordinating stamps!

Rhinestones colored with Spectrum Noir markers to match.

Interior of card.
Cardstock:  DCWV, Citrus Stack.  Recollections, Kraft.
Distress Ink:  Vintage Photo.
Cartridge:  Art Philosophy.
Embossing Folders:  Provo Craft.
Stamps:  CTMH, Celebration.
Rhinestone Strip:  Unknown.
Alcohol Marker:  Spectrum Noir.

Card is standard A2, and I felt the addition of ribbon or twine across the top would be a little too busy.  This was just the inspiration I needed to make this birthday card for a later summer birthday, thanks Mojo Monday!