Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fleur De Lis Rectangles Boxes & A Break


I bought this die sometime ago.  I knew it would look really good as a box.  

 This post will link to:
 JustKeepOnCreating - anything goes

CreativeCraftChallenges- anything but a card

Creative Mondays - anything goes

Box tutorial  HERE.

Tiny rose tutorial  HERE.  I used a smaller punch for these white flowers here( Retro Punch) but it is the same technique. 

This lady here share a really great technique

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P.S.   I just wanted to let my dear readers know that I will be away  for several days.  I will return sometime the second week of April.  I will try to visit your blog whenever I can.

Monday, March 26, 2012

3 x 3 A Note Of Thanks And A Bargain


Over the weekend I felt like making 3 x 3 note cards for they are so cute!  Here are a few of them.

Joann Fabric is where I shop for most of my craft supplies both online and the local store.  Over the weekend this is what I got.  Core Destination paper packs bargain!  The original price was $3.99 then it marked down to $1.99 plus an extra 25% off total purchase.  So I got each pack for $1.50.  The neutral has only 40 sheets in each pack but the assorted pack has 50 sheets in a pack for the 8 1/2 x 11.  There were only 20 sheets  for the 12 x 12 pack. I bought 22 packs total.  The paper thickness (65lb.)  is just what I needed. 

I'm going to enter my note card to

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Have a marvelous  Monday!


Friday, March 23, 2012

Quilling Heart Photo Frame


I need a baby gift for a friend.  I dug into my craft box and found this.  I made this since last year but somehow I never share it.
I love these pearls.  Originally, it was rolled papers but one of them broke off from stacking in the box.  So I carefully took all the rolled papers off and added the pearls.  I like it better with the pearls.
Again, the frame was from Micheal's.  I bought a bunch of them when they had the 25% off total purchase and the coupon work great with the $1 items.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

15 More Tea Light Bridal Shower Favors


Here are the rest of the tea light boxes that I made for the bridal shower. 

Here is the measurement  for the box.

Box Base - 5 1/2 x  5 1/2 card stock
Lid - 3 1/8 x 3 1/8  card stock

For the box base (5 1/2 x 5 1/2) score 1 3/4 inches all around.
then make 4 cut
Take the lid piece ( 3 1/8 x 3 1/8) score 1/2 all around.

Assemble the box and the lid

Decorate the box any way you want.  I love this small box because 1 sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 can make 2 box bases. And if you are using 12 x 12 inches paper, you can make 4 box bases from it.  Isn't that great!

I had been award the Versatile award from Tan's Hobbies.  Thank you Tan for this award. Pop over and say hi.  I love her paper cut creations.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

9 Draws Dresser

Good Afternoon Blogger Friends!

I finished decorating the dresser the same way I did with my last one.  I played around with different embellishments and tried different ways to embellish the mirror. I didn't like any of them.  I had to take out the embellishments and added a new piece of card stock to cover the ripped mirror area.   I wasted enough time so I ended up decorated it the same way like I did with the La Cream dresser (on the left side bar).

The mirror is real.  I bought it from Ac Moore.  You can find the rose tutorial here.

Decoration on both sides.
It is hard to see here.  I added embossed pattern paper to the front of the draws before I added the brad.
On the back I added a small chip board to sturdy the mirror. 

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Tea Light For Bridal Shower Favors


My friend asked me to make her 30 tea lights and boxes for a bridal shower favors.  I had decorated many tea lights and boxes in the past and those boxes measured 3 x 2 inches but my friend wanted a smaller boxes for the bridal shower favors.  These new boxes measures 2 x 1 3/4 inches.  I will share a tutorial how to make the box in another post.  I got carried away I made 15 of the same boxes.

Decoration around the box.
 I  always bought my battery tea  lights from Micheal's.  They carried them in bulk (24) and when I used the 40% coupon it was about .50 cent a piece.   There is a new Dollar Tree in the neighborhood and I saw it carried the tea light battery so I gave it a try.  They are the three smaller tea lights in the front row.  I don't like them very much.  The bottom part where it hold the battery kept coming off.  So I was back at Micheal's to get the rest of the tea lights.

I am working on the other 15 boxes will share them next week.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Purple Flourish Stitches


I decorated this paper mache box sometime ago.  I like everything that are swirly and I love this swirl stitching pattern.   I made a card using this swirl here. However, when I tried then on the lid of the paper mache box, I wasn't really happy with the result.  I think because they are too close together.

I stamped the Fancy Flourish from Paper Trey Ink around the box using Elegant Eggplant ink from SU and added small quilling flower to the center.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, March 12, 2012

Green and White Crochet Rose Note card

Hello Bloggers!

Just a quick sharing today.  I made this quick note card with the pattern paper that my friend Rachel gave me a while ago.  I wanted to show off the pretty paper so I just added my handmade crochet rose and three small paper rose buds.  I don't have those pretty lace so I just added the $1 lace that I bought from AC Moore.

Another one in purple.  I think the rose looks much prettier with the pearl in the center.

I'm going to share my card on the following link also:

Make It Monday

The Paper Players 

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Friday, March 9, 2012

9 Draws Matchbox Dresser Tutorial

Hello Blogger Friends!

From time to time I had ladies email me asking how I made my La Cream  matchbox dresser.  Since I have't done a tutorial in a while, so I thought I will share the tutorial today.  This tutorial can also be applied to the 6 draws dresser that I made also.

I used SU matchboxes but you can use any box as long as it is like a matchbox.

This is how I assembled my matchbox.

You will need 9 of them

I glue them 3 at a time side by side like shown.  You should have 3 sets of this.

Apply glue all over.  Then adhere the middle boxes. Do the same to the last set.

And you should have this.

Cut a piece of card stock 3 x 3 1/2 inches and score on the 3 1/2 inch size at 1/2 inch and 3 inch. See picture below

Apply strong adhesive to the 1/2 inch ends (both ends) and adhere it to the back of the 9 draws. Position it in the center.  This back piece is for holding the mirror part.

You should be able to push the 9 draws.  View from the back.
View from the front

Next you will need 2 pieces of card stocks measure 3 x 6 3/4 inches.
Optional: 2 pieces of chip boards 3 x 6 3/4 inches

For durability I cover my chip boards with the card stocks. Round the corners.

Then adhere one piece on the top and one on the bottom.  Making sure to leave 1/4 inch on the sides and on the front.  The back side should line up evenly with the 9 draws.

I used this chip board for the mirror panel.  I covered it with card stock.

And adhere it to the back

When apply adhesive to the mirror panel, make sure you don't apply it on the draws otherwise you won't be able to open the draw.

Front view
Try pulling all the draws out.  All draws should be able to pull out.  Now decorate the dresser any way you like.  I will share this when I am done decorating it.

I used these for the stands.
I hope this tutorial help some of you.  I f you have any question, feel free to email me or leave the comment here.

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful weekend.


Monday, March 5, 2012

Purple Crochet Flower Thinking of You


I came across some crochet flowers cards on google.   I couldn't resist casing one of them.  I changed a little.  Here is my card.


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