Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Quilled Baby Feet Cards

Good Morning Everyone!

I realized that I haven't done much of boy cards,  masculine cards, or baby cards. I need to focus more in that area so I started with baby cards.  This layout was from this week "MoJo Monday."

 I hand rolled those coils. Let me explain: I tried using the needle tool to roll the coils but the coils tension were not event.   I started each coil using the needle tool. Then I took the coil off the needle tool and hand rolled the rest of the strip.  I was really happy with the result.
I couldn't resist the mulberry flowers any more especially with the 40% off so I bought several packs. I won't buy them again unless they are ridiculously cheap.  I preferred my handmade flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 27, 2010

Tea Light Birthday Cake

Good Afternoon,
My younger son was invited to a birthday party over the weekend.  I made this tea light birthday cake for him to take it to his friend.  I bought this tea light after I saw Patti Lee's tea light cake and at the same time I also saw it here

I made the box/card to hold the candle.

Aren't those spiral roses lovely? They are very tiny.  I saw them while I was browsing the web.  Sorry I didn't remember the web address.  It is very easy to make the spiral roses.  I used 3/4" circles and cut a thin spiral  and rolled it from the outside. If you need pictures tutorial, let me know.

I am sharing this at Linky Party.

Thanks for visiting.


Friday, September 24, 2010

For You Quilling Card

I made this card to send to my up line, Barb. I hope she likes purple. I haven't quill in awhile so my coils are not great.

It is sort of a good bye card.  I signed up with SU as a hobby demo a little more than a year ago.  I got more than enough SU products than I ever wanted.  Plus, as you can see, I am in to all kind of crafts.  It is not wise for me to stay with SU.
I CAS this card from Creative Paper Quilling by Doreen.  I just love the simple yet so elegant designs that Doreen made.  

Thanks for stopping by again.  Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Origami Pineapple & Tutorial

Since today is the last day of Summer,  I thought I will do a tutorial on one of the Summer fruit that I enjoyed very much.
I started folding the units back in July.  I folded about 10 units at a time.

It turned out better than I expected.  This pineapple used 420 units.

I did the tutorial on how to fold the unit before but some how that post got deleted.   So here it is again.

You will need 1 3/4" x 3" for each unit.  I used 420 units total because each row consisted of 30 units and the pineapple had 14 rows.  My older pineapple  here used only 286 units. 

Fold in half horizontally like shown. See picture below.

Fold in half to make a center crease.  Then unfold.  Now there are two sections, left and right.

Fold the left section down to the creased line.  Tip: don't fold over the creased line.

Repeat with the right section. 

Flip the piece OVER so the pointed side is down.

Fold the left corner in

Then fold it down

Repeat with the other side.

Fold the piece in half and there you have it, your first unit.

This is how I stored all the units.
To assemble the pineapple:

Apply glue on the side of the unit like shown.

Glue another piece and kept repeating until you have 30 units or whatever the amount you are preferred.

Then join the 30 units to make the first row (circle).  It will look like this.  The first row is the only row that will be using glue.

Gather the bottom of the circle like the next picture and add the second row.  Joining between two units.  This is how the pineapple stays in tack.

Second row finished.

Keep adding row.  This picture showed how to join the units.

 This is how to shape the pineapple.
See the unit in this picture.  It is slended ( is that the right word?) to the left.  This is to make the circle wider.

This next picture showed the unit is tilled to the right.  This is to make the row smaller.

Here is a complete pineapple.

For the center just roll a piece of green paper about 5" x 5" into a cone shape and put it in the center.

Cut random triangles from green card stocks.
and glue them like shown starting at the bottom.  I glued the smallest leaves first.
Then glued longer leaves as I went up.  There is no rule here.  Just arrange the leaves and trim the leaves if they are too big or too long and arrange them to look like the pineapple leaves.

I used tacky glue.  It dry faster than other glue and the papers were just regular color printer papers. 

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

Thank you for visiting.


Monday, September 20, 2010

An all Occassion Card

Good Morning,
This is another stitch card that I CAS from Marianne Design.  She has some nice free down load stitches designs.

The flowers were made from punches and die cut.

Thanks again for stopping by.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Tres Chic Handbags

Good Morning,
I normally don't buy tutorial of any kind.  But Becky Robert at Inking Idaho got me.  Her Tres Chic handbags are just too adorable and her price was not bad at all.

So here are my Tres Chic Handbags.

Thanks for looking.  Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Manhattan Flower Wedding Announcement

Good Morning,
I made 25 of these wedding announcement for a friend last week. 

Janet likes the card to be simple.  It was a regular size card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  The colors were cream and navy.  I embossed the Manhattan Flower on vellum.  Than I used a fine pointy glue and apply the glue to the raised part of the flower then I sprinkled with glitter.   The navy ribbon was from I would add pearls but Janet like the rhinestones on the ribbon.  It's hard to see in this picture but the card turned out quite pretty.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, September 13, 2010

3x3 note card


Just a quick post today.  I made this note card a long with two pairs of quilling earrings to send to Ann at
The Stampin' Schach a while ago but forgot to share and I forgot to take the picture of the earrings also.  I cased this note card from the Scrap book magazine that Rachel lend me.  Thanks Rachel!

Thanks for taking a peek.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Blue Scallop Tin Can

Good Morning,

Sharing another altered item.  I traced the scallop template that I bought from the Convention. Then  I hand cut the scallop and pieced the holes using SU paper piecing template and tool.  The blue scallop in the center was the scallop circle punch.

I saw this tin can at Joan Fabric after I bought the Paper Mache box.  I couldn't walk away without getting a few of them.  I thought this would make a better gift then the Paper Mache box.

Thanks for looking.  Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Match boxes and Quilling Jewelry

Just wanted to share a few more quilling jewelry.

Here are the match boxes to hold the earrings.  I made the box to match the earrings.  These are just some of them.  I still have a few more boxes to finish.

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Monday, September 6, 2010


I made a bunch of flowers using the Cuttlebug quilling kit a while ago and here is one of the flowers.  Even though the weather feels more like Fall than Summer but it is still Summer here.  So I decided to make a sunflower card.

The stitched stem was from here.

Thanks for taking a peak!


 P. S
Michelle at Pink Paper Paradise created a fun Linky Party so hop on over to her blog and check out others talented gals blog.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Alterted Containers

Good Morning,

Ever since I saw the string arts on Beautiful Chaos art.  I was hooked.  I searched the web and found this blog.
I followed her for quite some time and finally I decided to CAS  her work. 

This is the top of the container.

Here is the side of the container.

 Container opened

I meant to make only one but I added too much flowers, both on the lid and on the container, so I had to separate the lid and the container.

 This is the top.  This is the template that I bought at the convention.

 I bought these containers from Joan Fabric.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend!