Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The following tutorial will show you how to make a fun gum slider. You'll need:
- package of gum (the type with the foil slider of gum - I used Eclipse)
- double-sided cardstock
- scoring tools
- Terrifically Tacky Tape
- Rubber Romance images (I used Cutie Pie Bird & You're Tweet sentiment)
First measure your gum package to determine how much cardstock is needed for the cover. With the Eclipse, the package was 4" x 2.5".
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Card Stock 4.25 x 10"
Patterned Paper (for outside of GC Holder) 2 pieces 4 x 2.75" and 1 piece 4 x 1.75"
Patterned Paper (for inside of GC Holder) 2 pieces 4 x 2.75"; 1 piece 4 x 1.75" and 2 pieces 4 x .75"
Glue Dots and/or Sticky Strip
Adhesive of choice
Corner Rounder or other Corner Punch (this is optional but gives a nice finish to the project)
Stamps, Ribbon, Scraps (for stamping on) and other embellishments.
Score your 4 x 10" card stock at 3, 4, 5, and 8 inches.
If desired, use corner punch on the four corners of the card stock.
For both the inside and outside of the holder line up patterned paper (if using striped paper align the stripes for a more cohesive look). Then you can use the corner punch on the patterned paper on the ends and glue down.
Fold on score lines. Please note that the 1" sections will fold the opposite direction- this will be where your gift card fits.
Flip your gift card holder so that the outside is facing upwards. Place strong adhesive (sticky strip is used here but glue dots could be substituted) on one of the 1" sections.
Once adhesive is applied fold the paper so that the sides stick together.
In order to create a slot for the gift card, place the fold you just created in the paper cutter. Cut between 1/8 and 1/4" off. This will allow you to fit various sizes of gift cards in the holder.
I don't have an actual gift card but I used a white piece of card stock to show how a gift card would fit in the slot.
Your gift card holder is now ready to add stamped images, embellishments and your choice of closure.
For this gift card holder I use ribbon to close it- I wrapped it tightly and used glue dots to secure it. You could also use Velcro or magnets to secure the flap. Whichever you closure you choose, the recipient is sure to be delighted with the gift card AND the holder.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a Happy New Year!!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Hehehe... now that that's out of my system, let's announce the winner for our last Sketch Challenge:
Debbie Harris - Come on down! You're the next contestant on... Ok... So i'm feeling a little cheesy tonight. Congrats Debbie, please track me down and send me your mailing address!
Here is our next sketch. You have until January 9th to complete a card using it.
Winning is easy!
1. Your card MUST use a RRS stamp
2. Upload your card and link it back here by Jan 9th
3. Have fun :)
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I found these ornaments at Michaels. You stamp the image on the ornament with Stazon ink. Stamp gently as the ornament has a glossy surface that is a bit slippery. If you make a mistake, just spray the ornament with stamp cleaner and wipe off immediately.
Here I used "Merry" from Rubber Romance. You can get her here. While you are in the etsy shop checking out Merry, take a look at all the new Divas! Fabulous gift to give yourself or perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite stamper.
After the ink dries, color the image with markers. I found Sharpies worked best for this.
I added some stickles for sparkle and some Kaiser adhesive pearls.
Add cording to hang the ornament from and a bow for decoration. You are now ready to hang it on your tree or give it as a gift.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
First, pick out two embossing folders - one with a tight design, and one that has bolder lines.
take the tighter design template, and emboss a piece of cardstock running your "sandwich" through your machine ONLY ONCE - front to back and STOP.
Remove your cardstock. Now, take that SAME embossed cardstock, and place it into your bolder lined template. Run it through THREE times - front to back, back to front, front to back (i.e. crank it forward, crank it backward, and crank it forward again). Doing it 3 times gives you a deeper emboss.
When you are done, it looks like this... COOLIO!!!
And here's my card. TFL! Wendy
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Gather white paper, your stamp, clear embossing powder and clear ink. Stamp your image on th white paper with clear ink, and cover with clear embossing powder
With your heat tool, heat emboss your image.
Use an ink blending tool, and Tim Holtz Distress Inks of your choice and in circular motions, go over your embossed image and the surrounding areas until you're satisfied with the results:
here is my finished card, I spritzed the entire thing with Shimmerz mist... just to give it more... shimmer! :)