Friday, November 27, 2009

Glitter Window Tutorial

Hi, this is Sherry! Today I am going to show you how I made this card using the Glitter Window technique.
You will need:
Plastic Packing/Box Tape
Double-sided tape
Punches or Dies (for your window)
Card stock
Ink and Stamps

First thing I did was stamp my image on the main panel.

Then I used my rectangle Nestability die to cut out the window. You could also use a punch or even a craft knife if you do not have a die or the ones you have are not the right size.

Next place the piece card stock you will be using underneath your main image panel. Do NOT glue yet. This is for placement only.

Then stamp the image(s) you want to appear underneath the glitter window. Set aside the bottom piece of card stock.

Your next step is to take your clear packing tape and put it over your window with the sticky side facing out (towards the stamped side).

Next turn over your main image panel and pour glitter over the front.

Use your finger to spread the glitter evenly over the window.

Next use the double-sided tape to attach the bottom panel to the back of the top panel.
Now you can finish coloring your images, embellish as you like and assemble your card!

Thanks for stopping by today- I hope I inspired you to try something new.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Coupon Book Tutorial

This is a tutorial for altering a 4x6 picture album into a "fashionable" coupon book. They make perfect gifts too. I will be giving one to my mom for Christmas.

1. Purchase a 4x6 photo album. I went to Walmart and bought mine for $1 (shown below). Take the front cover insert out and measure it for your paper base.
2. Stamp Melanie the Shopper onto white cardstock. I also stamped her "bags" onto 3 different pieces of pattern paper. You do not need to reink the whole stamp for this step, just the area of the purse you are stamping.
3. Use colored pencils or markers to color in Melanie's hair and flesh. I used colored pencils.
4. Cut out the purses and headband. Adhere them with liquid glue onto the stamped image on the white cardstock. Mat this with black cardstock and then onto the pattern paper that was measured the same as the 4x6 insert. Slip this into the protective cover.
5. Make a list of categories that you want for your coupon book. Punch out enough tabs for each of your categories. Write the categories on each of the tags and then fold them in half.
6. Staple the tabs onto the outer right edge of the album pages.
7. You can now start sorting coupons and enjoy!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Nov 20th Card Sketch.

First off, the winner of our Nov 10th Card Sketch Challenge is...

Ashley Nguyen Newell - Congrats! Please email me so I can get your mailing addy.

Now, for Nov 20th's Sketch:

Here is my interpretation of the sketch:

Winning is easy:
1) Create a card with the sketch using Rubber Romance Stamps
2) Post it to your blog or gallery
3) Link your post here, using the mister linky tool belowyou have until Dec 9th! Good luck

Origami Box Tutorial

Happy Friday!!! Ok, so it's really Saturday....but this post should have been up yesterday, but because I'm such a flake with my days lately with all the holidays and vacation days at work this week, I forgot that yesterday was the 20th until about 10pm at night. Ugh! Sometimes I think I'd forget my head if it wasn't attached to my body!!!! I have a quick and easy project for you today that's perfect with holiday giving just around the corner. It's an Origami box that requires no adhesive.

You'll need:
11"x11" cardstock for the bottom
11.5"x11.5" DP for the top
bone folder

Start by folding the cardstock into half in each direction. Next, fold each of the corners to the middle.
With the corners still folded in, fold each of the sides into the middle.
Open the folds leaving the opposite corners folded into the middle.
Next, bring up the sides and fold in the ends. The corner point folds up and over the sides and lays flat in the bottom of the box.
Repeat with the other side and your box is complete. Repeat these same steps with the top.
And here's my finished box! I added a tag to it using the Peace & Pointsettias stamp. I stamped with Dazzle Versamark and embossed with clear detail embossing powder. I them sponged on the blue inks working with the lightest color in the middle.
Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Holiday Ornament Tutorial

I love the holidays especially decorating for them. My favorite part of this is decorating the tree each year. I love to look through all my ornaments and remember who they came from or where I bought them or even when I made them. I love to give ornaments with my gifts, too. Very often I give gift cards, which I think people really love, but adding a hand made ornament really makes it a bit more special.
So, how would you like to learn how to turn this plain little tin into a Christmas Ornament? I found these little tins at Michaels' in the bridal favor section. They are quick and easy to transform into ornaments.

Pick an image to use. Here I chose the Martini Girl Rubber Romance ATC sized Diva. I stamped her on white cardstock. I found a punch that fit the dimensions of my tin and punched her out.

Use a small hole punch to put a hole through the tin, it punches very easily. Tie a bit of cord or twine through to make the hanger for your ornament.

Use red line adhesive to adhere ribbon to the edge of the lid. Add some ribbon to the hanger as well.

Color and decorate the image. I used Copic markers. I added a bit of sparkle to her eye shadow, lipstick and earrings with Copic Spica pens. I covered the martini glass with a glossy glaze pen and added a rhinestone "cherry".

Place some foam dimensionals into the tin. This will raise the image a bit so it doesn't look lost in the tin.

Add the image to the inside of the tin.

I added some pink dew drop embellishments to make it a shaker type ornament. They reminded me of the cherry in a cosmo. Put the lid on the tin, you may want to add some mini glue dots inside the lid if it doesn't seal tightly.

There you go! Now this is a perfect little gift for you cosmo loving friends. You can change up the images to make lots of variations. It is quick and easy and best of all made from the heart.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you will try these!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Divas Have Hit the Internet!!!

They are finally here! I promised and now they have arrived! I thought it would never happen, but I got my act together and we have new designs! 10 new Divas and some quirky new sayings to! I have attached a picture or two but to see them all you have to go to and they will all be there.

I LOVE all the wonderful projects the design team have shown us! What fun and how creative! Keep email me with any new Diva design ideas you may have, or anything else for that matter!

Have a wonderful day!

Robin Ireland

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tutorial - Get Well Soon Soup Holder

We are knee deep in cold and flu season, and there are little sickie bugs going around everywhere. Here is a tutorial for a little "care package" to send to wish good health. (You will need one of those chicken soup mix packets from the grocery store).

Cut 12x12 cardstock to 11"x 5.5". Keep that 1" strip on the side.

Score it at 2.75" and 7.75"

Take your scrap 1" strip and adhere it to the top of your soup envelope packet.

Trim off the overhang on the left and right edges. Set aside.

Color your Rubber Romance stamp (Bunny Girl), and set aside.

Now, take your scored card, and adhere something to that left edge to give it some interest. I added a paper frill. Adhere a large flower, then on top of that, a button to the right flap. Adhere another button to the left flap. These buttons will be the base for your string tie closure for the packet.

On TOP of those buttons, now adhere two more flowers.
Embellish those flowers with anything you want to. I used more buttons.

Weight it down with something heavy til it dries.

Take your soup packet, adhere to the inside of your card, and add the cooking instructions.

Adhere your rubber romance image to the left side of the card. Use twine to close the packet just like a regular string closure (wrap one end of twine around left button, wrap other end of twine around right button)

Here's the finished project. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by today. Wendy