Sunday, 7 April 2013

Man's Shirt Card Tutorial

This week's challenge is to use the following 3 colours in a card:  Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, and So Saffron.
I first saw this card on Amy Celona's blog.  The shirt I made is very similar, changing the colours to go with challenge 73
It's fun and fairly easy to make, and makes a nice Father's Day card or son's birthday card.

Paper:  Bordering blue, Night of Navy, and So Saffron designer paper
Other: Night of Navy brads, stampin dimensionals

.5 1/2 " bordering blue card stock scored at 1 1/4" from the top
.So Saffron designer paper -1 1/4 by 4 " for the tie
                                          -3/4" by 1 1/4" for the knot
                                          -1 by 1" for the pocket
                                                                . 1 by 1" Night of Navy for the handkerchief
                                                                . paper piercer and Night of Navy brads
                                                                . Stampin dimensionals
1.  Score card 1 1/4" across the entire top of the card
2.  Cut off only the inside portion of the card
3.  Make a slit 1" in on each side on the remaining 1 1/4 " panel
4.  Close the card
5.  Fold each cut side in on a diagonal to make the collar
6.  Secure the collar down with Stampin Dimensionals to give it height
Cut a point at the bottom of the 1 by 4" so saffron designer paper.  Draw a line at a slight angle from the top of the point to the top of the tie and cut off.
Fold  the 1 1/2 by 3/4" so saffron designer paper on the wrong side at a slight angle.  Cut off  the points showing over the top

Adhere the tie to the tie to the card front with a dimensional under the knot and the tie.
Pierce a hole at the collar points, and insert a Night of Navy Brad

Fold the corners of the 1 by 1" so saffron designer paper on the wrong side
Fold the 1 by 1" Night of Navy handerchief and insert in pocket
Adhere both to the front of the shirt.

Punches Border Strip Flower Tutorial

This is not my invention, but here is tutorial  Ilna Crouse  here put together using the scallop trim punch. The result is absolutely gorgeous

Materials you will need:
12x1 strip of dsp (cardstock would work, but it's better with dsp)
sticky strip
1 3/8" punch
scallop trim punch (or any other border punch)
buttons late ( or other buttons or large brads)
linen thread
paper crimper
scrap cs to punch the circle

1. Punch your 12" x 1" dsp strip with the border punch, only on one side.2. Run it through the crimper 4-5 times, each time flattening the folds. Don't flatten them the last time you run the strip through the crimper.

3. Punch a 1 3/8" circle and cover it with sticky strip. I was out of sticky strip so I used artist tape from the art supply store.

4. Start adhering the strip around the circle making little pleats.

5. After you have finished one layer continue to the second one. My ends met at same point, so I didn't need to cut the strip. But you can finish where ever you would like and cut it there.

6. I used chocolate chip button and made a bow using the linen thread. Added a dimensional and adhered it to the middle of the flower. And there you have it. You can use it on a card, scrapbook page etc.

Tutorial - Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punch - cutting squares and rectangles

A Guide for Cutting Squares and Rectangles with the Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punches

Dryer Sheet Card

I did a workshop recently  and this was one of my cards.  As one of the participants said to me "It looks complicated but it is so easy!".
The technique used is the dryer sheet technique with dazzling diamonds.  The picture doesn't show it very well, but when you look at the card with the naked eye the card looks like there's a snow storm going on.  The glitter is really awesome!  And they were amazed how easy it was to change the colour of the bird using a blender pen and then applying a red maker to make a red bird.  One lady actually made a blue bird,which was just as attractive.

Stamp: Scenic Season
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, red SU marker
Accessories: Unscented dryer sheet, dazzling diamonds, SU glue stick, 5/8" white satin ribbon

Tutorial for dryer sheet card

 Many have requested a tutorial on how I made the dryer sheet card.  First of all I must say that I did not invent the technique as it is well documented on splitcoast stamper at this site:
However, I made some adaptations to the tutorial so it could be used in a workshop setting.  Here are the adaptations:
1.  Stamp set used:  Scenic Seasons.  The stamp was stamped with Wild Wasabi ink. With a blender pen, the green ink was removed from the bird only, and the bird was recoloured with a Real Red SU marker.
2.  Glue stick rather than a xyron runner.  Once the ink was dry, the entire surface of the stamped card front was covered very well with a SU glue stick.  A dryer sheet was then immediately applied and dazzling diamonds sprinkled liberally over the surface of the dryer sheet (the glue comes through the dryer sheet and the dazzling diamonds stick to the glue).  Trim the excess dryer sheet and continue to finish your card.
Hope this information is helpful.

Teacher Appreciation Gift and Card - Tutorial Hand Sanitizer holder

I was helping a friend pack as she is moving today.  She had some little (not the mini) bottles of unscented hand sanitizers that she was going to throw out.  Instead I took some and started looking for a tutorial on making a hand sanitizer tutorial.  There were a lot for the mini bottles, so I adapted those tutorials and made a holder for the bottle I had.  Then I made a 3 X 3" card (with matching envelope) to go with this gift.
I thought this would make a great gift to give to a teacher  - for the teacher to use so that hopefully he/she won't get some many 'colds'.  Hand hygiene is so important.
For this project I used the color challenge with Create with Connie & Mary here .  These colors are:  Riding Hood red, Baja breeze and Peach Parfait.

Stamps: Punch Potpourri, Afterthoughts, Countryside, With all My Heart
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Baja breeze, Markers (Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait)
Papers: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait, Peach Parfait designer paper (from paper pack)
Accessories: Large Heart Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Baja Breeze seam binding, rhinestones, dimensionals, Envelope 3 1/8 X 3 1/8", 1 3/4 X 7/8" oval punch

Cut a piece of Riding Hood Red Paper 2 1/2" X 11.
Score at 1/2", 1 1/2", 3 1/2",4", 9", 10"
Cut an additional 2 1/2 X 4" piece of Riding Hood Red .

Use the 1 3/4 X 7/8" oval punch to punch a hole between the 1/2" and 1 1/2" score lines overlapping the 1 1/2" score line a little bit.
Fold all your score lines.
Place sticky tape on the 1/2" piece , fold it over and attach it to the 6 1/2" score line.
Attach the additional piece of Riding Hood Red at the 9" score line.
Decorate.  Put a piece of velcro on the flap to keep it closed.

Here the holder is opened .  The Hand Sanitizer fits nicely in the opening made by the oval punch.
I added an additional  piece of Baja Breeze card stock which I scalloped with the Scallop border punch.
You can see the placement of the velcro

The card is 3 X 3" and fits nicely in SU 3 1/8 X 3 1/8 envelope.  The envelope is also decorated.

The inside of the card - again decorated to match the outside.  There is plenty of room to write a personal note to the teacher

Square Scallop Treat Holder Tutorial

What a day weather wise!  Yesterday we had snow which turned to freezing rain, and then rain.  Today the temperature is plus 8 degrees Celsius - tomorrow the temperature is expected to drop to minus 8 degrees.  It's no wonder people are getting sick.  I don't know what it's like where you are, but the flu season has seen the most cases, and severe cases, for a long time.  Many people did not get their flu shot (even though in Ontario the flu shot is free) because last winter saw almost no flu.  How complacent we get.  I got the flu shot and I'm thankful I did.  Over the Christmas holidays I experienced a very mild case of the flu over a period of 2 days.  Enough about flu ---and onto the challenge with Hand Stamped Sentiments which is "Love is in the Air" - an inspirational one here

Rather than made another Valentine card, I thought I would make a Valentine treat box


This treat box was inspired by Brandy on Pinterest.
  • Real Red Cardstock
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Red Glimmer paper
  • Scallop square die
  • Small heart punch
  • 1" circle die
  • large silver soda pop top
  • Blossom builder punch
  • Hand held punch
  • Rhinestone
  • Small cello bag
  • White Baker's twine
  • Treats
  1. Using the Scallop square die, die cut 1 scallop square
  2. With the Simply Scored tool, score the scallop at 1 1/2 and 2 3/4".  Turn 90 degrees and score again at 1 and 3 1/4"
  3. Form a tab by cutting up 2 of the score lines on either side - up to the horizontal score line
  4. Using a bone folder, fold along all the score lines.
  5. Apply sticky strip or tombo glue to the tabs and attach them to one side to form the front half the box
  6. Apply sticky strip or tombo glue to the longer tabs of the remaining half and attach to the other half to form the sides and the back of the box
  7. With a hand held punch, punch a hole in the completed box on both of the ends.
  8. Punch holes also in the 8 by 1/2" Whisper White handle at each end
  9. Insert each end on the inside of the box, matching holes, and insert a red glimmer brad
  1. With the blossom petal punch, punch 3 flowers in Whisper White
  2. Using paper snips, cut each of the flower petals at the scallops and between the petals, but not all the way to the center
  3. Adhere the flowers together using tombo glue, alternating petals
  4. Attach a large silver soda pop top to the center of the flower with glue dots
  5. Punch a 1" circle of red glimmer paper and attach to center of pop top with a glue dot
  6. Punch a whisper white heart using the small heart punch
  7. Attach to the red glimmer paper with a bit of dimensional. Accent it with a rhinestone.
  8. Attach the flower to the box with tombo or glue dots.  Make sure the flower is attached high enough to allow the box to sit flat. 
Insert treats inside the box in a small cello bag and tie with white Baker's twine.

Crepe Filter Flower Tutorial

One of the new products in the spring catalogue is White Creped Filter Paper.  Today I decided to play with it and see if I could make a flower.
But first I wanted to color the paper, deciding to use reinkers in spritzers. To do this, add about 5 to 7 drops of reinker into a mini spritzer filled with tap water.
Here's the flower:

Coloring the Crepe Filter Paper:
  • circle crepe paper
  • 2 spritzers each with a different color of reinker (Calypso Coral & Pretty in Pink)
  • 1 1/4" scallop circle punch
  • neutral brad
  • mat pack & paper piercer
 Make sure your table and clothes are protected.

  1. Spritz the dry white crepe circle with the 2 colors completely covering the surface
     2.  Dry with an embossing tool.  Below you see it dried.

       3.  Fold circle in half, then in half again twice more until it looks like the filter below.

   Forming the Flower: 

4.  Insert the folded colored filter into the 1 3/4" scallop circle punch

     5.  Punch, and then separate the layers.  There should be eight flowers. Notice the different shades of colors of each of the flower petals.

     6.  Stack the flowers putting the darkest colored flower on the top.  Pierce a hole in the middle with a paper piercer on  a mat pack and insert a brad. Then start forming the flower by bringing each layer up over the central brad.

     7.  Spritz formed flower with Vanilla smooch.  You're done.
You can try this with different colors of reinkers and different punches and dies.
Here's one I did using the Blossom Petals punch using Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight:

Valentine Treat Box Tutorial

This cute little Valentine treat box makes a great gift for teacher, etc as the candy in it is well sealed and easy to transport.  It is fairly easy to make, and designer paper is used rather than cardstock. 
Here's the picture:
  • More Amore designer paper
  • 1/4" Primrose Pink stitched satin ribbon
  • Whisper White paper
  • Large Delicate Doilie die
  • Happy Valentine - Heart stamp
  • Iridescent Ice embossing powder
  • Hand held paper punch
  • Primrose Petals ink
  • Scoring device
  • Paper snips
  • Adhesive

Here's how I made it:
  1. Cut a piece of designer paper 8 1/2 by 5 1/2".  Score at 2, 4, 6, & 8 on the long side and 2" on one of the short sides
This is the template
      2.  With paper snips, cut up to the 2" score line along the other score lines.  Completely cut out the small end piece.

     3.  Start assembling the box.  Apply adhesive to all the bottom flaps except the far right hand flap.  Starting on the left hand side, fold the flap to the underside of the flap next to it.  Than attach the 3rd flap to the underside of the 2nd.

     4.  Before attaching the last flap, attach the narrow flap to the inside of the box.  Then attach the last flap to the bottom.

     5.  Push in both sides with your hands to create the dented sides of the box.

     6.  Add the candy at this point.

     7. Close the top edges together.  Mark 2 areas at the top where holes will be punched. The ribbon will go through these holes.

     8.  Punch holes where the pencil marks were.  Feed ribbon through these holes from the back.  Either tie into a know or form a bow.

     9.  Completed box.  Decorate as desired.

Here are 2 more examples:

Heart Shaped Valentine Box

I have always wanted to make a Heart Shaped Valentine box, so finally  I   I saw this box on Pinterest and CASED it.

Stamp: Filled with Love (retired)
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Red glimmer, Pool Party
Accessories: Hearts framelits, Hearts adorning accent folder, Rose Red seam binding, Flowers from Pop Up Posies designer kit, Flower from Artisan embellishment kit. small heart punch, dazzling details, dimensionals, mat pack and paper piercer, hand held paper punch

Tutorial - Daisy Pencil Topper

This week I am a featured stamper on the Scrappin' Mama Studio's blog  here  and have created a tutorial just for this occasion.

Tutorial - Daisy Pencil Topper 

by Maria Vanderform,
Stampin' Up Demonstrator

These are unique gifts for your downline, customers, hostesses or family members.  They are economical, fun, and easy to make.

  • Daisy Die #2
  • Scallop Circle die
  • 1/2" circle & 1" circle punch
  • 2 pieces of 5 by 6" of coloured card stock
  • 1 small piece of Old Olive Card stock
  • Pencil
  • Bone Folder
  • Tombo Glue
  • Crystal Effects
  • Spritz (mixture of rubbing alcohol and Frost White shimmer paint)
  • Paper snips
  • Sticky strip\

1.  Using the Daisy Die #2 and the card stock pieces cut 2 of each size of petal.
2.  With the Scallop Circle punch, punch 1 Old Olive scallop circle
3.  Punch one 1/2" and 1" circle (the colour doesn't matter)
4.  These are all the pieces that you need.

Prepare the green scallop circle:

1.  Reinsert this scallop circle back into the punch.  (I make a fishing pole to help me).

  Rotate the punch so that the teeth of the punch are pointing into the scallops.  Punch.  

This is what the scallop circle looks like now.

2.  Draw a small circle in the middle of the circle (I have a yellow     circle) - this is where the pencil will be inserted.

3.  With your paper snips, cut between one of the scallops to the middle of this circle.  Then cut out the drawn circle out.

4.  Use a piece of sticky strip and place it at the 4th scallop from the slit.  Remove the pink protective piece, and overlap the cut ends to form a cone.

Make Your Flower:

1.  Using tombo glue (sparingly), glue the large petals together, alternating the petals.

2.  Do the same for the medium sized and the smaller petals

3.  Turn the large and the small petals over.  Glue a 1/2" circle over the hole of the small flower unit; a 1" circle over the hole of the large flower unit.

4.  Now adhere the flower pieces together.  Set aside to dry.

Adhere to Pencil:

1.  Take the green cone, and with a bone folder, fold the scalloped edges back a little.  Apply tombo glue to this area.

2.  Apply crystal effects to the top of the rubber of the pencil, and around the metal edges.

3.  Insert the pencil through the bottom of the hole in the green cone.

4.  With the flower upside down, attach the green cone with the pencil in it to the back of the flower.
 Make sure the scallop edges adhere to the bottom of the daisy.  Leave to dry.  This may take 30 minutes.

Shape Flower: 

1.  Start with the larger petals.  With a bone folder, gently curl each individual petal downwards.  Do one layer at a time.

2.  Curl the medium and small flower petals upwards.

3.  Apply tombo glue to a 1/2" yellow circle and attach to the center of the flower.

Spritz flower with a mixture of alcohol and from white shimmer paint and allow to dry.

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