Friday, July 30, 2010

RAK from Patti Lee


Just a quick sharing.  Look what I got from Patti Lee last weeek!  A couple of Patti's creations.

I've never seen this kind of take out box before.  It is so cute and filled with good enough to eat fortune cookies.

I've always wanted this basket.  Patti probably read my mind and she sent me the basket with everything ready to assemble.  Patti even laced the adhesive on all the pieces!
Some pop up stickers.

Last but not least a note book with my initial on the cover.  Cool, isn't it!

Here is the inside.

Thank you so much Patti for these wonderful creations!


P.S. Wedding invitations are not coming out so good.   I had to redo most of them.  Did I panic?  You bet!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Baroque Motifs Wedding Invitation

Good Morning,
I am going to be off from posting blog and checking fellow bloggers for several days.  A friend's daughter is getting married and I am delighted to be the one who is making the wedding invitations.  I didn't come up with the wedding invitation design.  Joan saw it on line but she didn't like the design on the front of the invitation. She thought the front cover was too busy and the inside is too plain.  I agreed with Joan so I told her may be I could do something to balance it.

Here is the original invitation.  There was a piece of ribbon for her to tie across the front of the invitation and Joan didn't like that she had to tie the ribbon.

 The bride to be like to have her name and her finance's name at the top to the invitation and their  wedding date at the bottom.  So I made this sample. The color is Brilliant Blue and white.

Here is the inside.  The wedding information on this sample was from stampin' up! catalog.

I made another one with Elegant Bouquet embossing folder.  I replaced the wedding sweet image with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder but threw away the card and forgot to take a picture of it.  We were all not satisfy with the card.  So I told Joan I will try one last card.

Here is the last one.  We all loved it! 

I will be making 125 invitations, 125 RSVP, and 125 reception cards.  Everything must be finished as soon as I can.  I had been working on them a little bit over the weekend but still had lots to do.  After the invitations I need to do her bridal shower favors also.  Lots of work but I won't have it any other way.  I love this kind of work!  and Joan gave me a piece of her mind that I must be crazy!  May be I am. :)

Thank you for stopping by again.  Have a great week!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Chinese Knot


I was browsing through the web the other day and was very excited to find this blog.  It was the blog that I am following but somehow I never saw the blog post when the blog owner updated.  She did tutorials on Chinese Knots!  I can't wait to try them.  Here is the link for those who wanted to try something different.

Twelve Basic Chinese Knots Tutorial

Have a wonderful weekend and stay cool.  We are expecting 100 degrees in the Delaware Valley.  A perfect excuse to stay indoor and learn how to do these Chinese Knots.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Ornament Punch Fish Sample Wedding Cards

I made these cards to show someone online earlier this week.  Her wedding theme is fish. I have seen these ornament fish on many blogs but I didn't know who is the original creator was.  Thank you so much who ever you are.

  The art work are the same on all three cards but I used different color for the background.  The first card here I mounted the fish on Tempting Turquoise  and added sand and some sea weeds.  Then I mounted that on white card stock and then mounted that on the black card base.  On the inside I printed the wedding information on whisper white card stock.  This card used the most papers out of the three cards.  This card measure 6 x 4 3/4.

The second cards here I printed the wedding information to the right on whisper white card stock.  Then I masked the text area and brayed Tempting Turquoise at the top and brayed Creamy Caramel at the bottom.  Then I cut another small piece of wavy creamy Caramel card stock for more sand.  This invitation is like a post card. It is measure 7 1/4 x 5 3/4.


This last one here is similar to the second card. It is the same size like the second one also.  I printed the wedding information to the right on Tempting Turquoise card stock.  Then I added the punch fish and the sand at the bottom.  It would look even better is if I added some kind of bubbles, water image or sea weeds image to the background  but I don't have any of those stamp.


Here is the RSVP card.

And here is the Save the date card.

It was so much  fun creating these sample invitations. It would had been even more fun if the bride to be wanted the invitations but she didn't.  Too bad for both of us.

Thanks for stopping by again. Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flowers tutorial


I love Prima roses.  Every time I went to the local craft store,  I had to stop by the Prima collections section to take a peak at their roses. I never bought them.  Then one day  I figured out how to make the roses.   I went to many places to look for mulberry papers or handmade papers but couldn't fine any.  Then my good friend Rachel (hi Rachel) brought some of her handmade papers to share.  Then I realized I got some handmade papers a few years ago from a local craft store that I had forgotten all about it.  I was very excited.  I went back to the store to get some more handmade papers.  It turned out to be a very disappointed.  The craft store had been out of business for quite some time. :(  So now my last choice would be to wait for the convention at Valley Forge.  And for now I  will be just using regular card stocks.

So on to the tutorial. You will need two punches.  The larger flower is about 2" and the smaller flower is about 1".

Punch out two flowers from the bigger punch and three flowers from the smaller punch.

Make slits on all of the smaller flowers like this

Then using the Stylus and emboss them until they look like this

Then glue them into three different sizes like this

Assemble the flower by stacking them.  I used tacky glue.  This is one flower itself.  Set it aside.
With the two larger flowers

Curl the petals like this

and emboss the center of the flowers.  Make two sizes like this.

Assemble them and here it is. Your very own Prima roses.   Tip:  When I made flowers, I always made them at least ten at a time.  It was much faster that way.

If you have any question, feel free to email me or leave a comment here.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wedding Favors

Good Morning Everyone!

I got back from vacation last Friday.  I am not fully back to reality.  That was why I never wanted to go away in the first place because when I came back there are so many things that needed to catch up.  I finished these favors before I went on my little vacation. I made 45 brief cases for a wedding favors. The brief cases are for the men favors.  Here they are.

You can find the brief case tutorial here.  For these brief cases, I used the pizza box style.  It used less paper then the match box brief that I made for the tutorial.

And here are the women favors.

I made 75 of these purses.  The funny thing about this order is I never spoke with the bride.  Remmie is the lady I met at a craft show last year and she is going to decorate the wedding place.  I guess Remmie is the wedding planner. I am not sure.  Any way  she showed the bride my purse and the brief case. The bride to be loved it and wanted to know how much I would charge for 120 favors.  I told her the price and she paid me in full!  Don't you just love that!  Last week was my first time email the bride.  She didn't reply to my email.  Then I email her 2 more times and called her yesterday.  She still haven't contact me.  I still have the favors and the wedding is in less then two weeks.  Oh, well.......

I printed their names on to the card stocks.  Then I cut out two TopNote templates.  I learned this from my up line here . Barb had the writing in the center of the TopNote.  I did mine on the lower right corner. 

Here is how. Cut two pieces of card stock the same size and ran both pieces through the big shot.  Add a little bit of temperately adhesive on the bottom piece so it will stay on the die.

I then took the first template and place it on the card stock that I needed for the front of the purse.  See picture.

Then I lined up the two red card stock templates and ran them through the big shot again.  After that I stamped the flourish from Yummy stamp set (retired).  I didn't use stamp-a-majic for the flourish  because I unmounted most of my wooden stamps.  I used clear block when I needed to stamp and it was working great!

The flower was inspired from Valita.  It was under her video tutorials. 

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Lots of Quilling Earrings

Hello Everyone,

During my absent from blogging a few weeks ago, I didn't create much of anything.  I was obsessed with making quilling jewelry.  What I meant by obsessed?  Well, see for yourself.

These pictures didn't come out so good.  The quilling earrings are so cute!!!  And these were just some of the earrings that I remembered to take the pictures. 

These earrings are for sale.  Check out the For Sale page on the upper left.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Armor Cards Holder


  I've had this idea for sometime now but something always got in the way.  This is an armor cards holder.  It could hold at least 4 cards with embellishment on one size and 4 envelopes on the other side.

This is the front.  I used my handmade brads as the door knobs.  Then I added part of the earrings that I got from the yard sale to the knobs.  I didn't have the picture of the door open because I used single side pattern paper card stock so the inside didn't look nice and I didn't want to lose the impression. :)

I decorated both sides like this.  These were part of the Sixxiz Flourish die cut.  I just used a small portion of the Flourish.
I learned how to do the legs from Patti Lee.  The ticket corner was made using the 1/2" circle punch.  If you look at the punch, there are four sections.  Line up the paper corner on one of the section and punch it out and you'll have the ticket corner punch.

Here is the top view.  I didn't really like it much but that will have to do for now. I kept on thinking Stampin' Up! Lattice die cut would look great up there.

I used Scallop edge punch to make the top and the bottom of the armor.  The scallop square die didn't fit so I had to make it fit.  First I punched a long piece of scallop edge like in the picture.
Then I cut a piece of paper a little bit bigger (about 1/2") then the top and the bottom of the armor.  I then used the scallop edge that I punched out to trace around the paper.

You hardly could see the pencil lines but it is there.  I then line up the scallop edge punch to the pencil line and punched out the scallop square.

Here is the finished one. I had tried the other people techniques of making different scallop square but it didn't work out for me so I thought of this and it work great.

I didn't have tutorial for this one because it was just my try it out. All the papers are DCVW.  When I make another one, I will have the tutorial also.

Thanks for visiting.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Quilling Earrings

Hello Everyone!

Since I discovered quilling jewelry, I am so addicted to making them.  I made a few medium size earrings.  Then my good friend, Tracy, asked me to make a smaller earrings for her sister.  I was hesitated because the size that Tracy asked me to make was pretty small.  It was the size of a quarter.  I told her I will try and here they are:

Here is another one she asked me to make for her daughter.

Then she asked me to surprise her with the third pair.  And I made this.

I really enjoyed making these quilling jewelry.  Check back next time to see what I have to share.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Gate Fold Mini Album

Good Morning Everyone,

I started this gate fold album a while ago but lost my mojo when it was time to do the tags.  I am not a tags person.  I don't know why but I just don't like making tags.  For this mini album I went out of my comfort zone and try something entirely different.  I rarely used black and white.  But for this mini album, I thought I will give it a try.  I used  the La Cream stack from DCWV.  The papers are so pretty with flock on some of the papers.

Here is the front of the album.   The charms are hard to see.  Those were parts of the earrings that I got from the neighborhood yard sale.  The button on the right cover was my handmade brad.  The elastic band hold the album close.

Here are some of the inside pages.  I did not have the bind-it-all wire so I used the 1" book rings.  I hide the knot inside the spine. Link to the tutorial is at the end of this post.

Here is a picture of the finished album lay flat.  It was 2 1/2 inches thick.

I really love this album design so I made two more.

These two mini albums are not finished yet.  They need embellishments.

Laura at Following the paper trail had all these wonderful mini albums.  Click here to go to her gate fold album tutorial. 

Thanks for stopping by again.