Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Kiss n Crop is a huge event in Joplin, Mo. There will be hundreds of scrappers, lots of vendors and and array of classes and instructors during this scrappy weekend event November11, 12 and 13th. I am proud and excited to be teaching the project classes pictured above.....the 1st altered book class is already full and I hear we are going to schedule a second....I am so blessed and excited to be a part of this wonderful weekend of scrapping goodness! Follow the Kiss n Crop link to view schedule of events.
Posted by Sandy at 6:49 PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
the back of the calendar
The pulls are made by hot glueing a ribbon loop unter the number of each box...this is strong and study enough to stand up to the gentle pull needed to open each box.
I saw the paper cutting pattern for the majority of my boxes on this video by Laura....Following the Paper Trail....the rest of the design was my own...tho I am sure someone somewhere has done it too.....The triple compartments are made by measuring the interior of the box...divided into three...when I cut the paper I backed off the shorter measurement on one side by 1/16 of an inch to give some room...then I just assembled a 'lid' just like the ones I've made for my explosion boxes.
Hope you enjoyed my calendar...wish me luck on the class submission! and oh....Merry Christmas....LOL
Posted by Sandy at 5:04 AM
Friday, September 9, 2011
hope you enjoyed my project for today....
Posted by Sandy at 4:39 PM
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I've used Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper stash for this layout.
lots of lace and the same Martha Stewart punch in the corner variety...
Posted by Sandy at 7:07 PM
Sunday, September 4, 2011
So anyway...in case anyone has never made one of these I wanted to let you know some measurements as I tried to keep these as simple as possible....My papers are 2@ 12x12 1@ 9x9 and 2@ 6x6....numbers easily divided for scoring....the 12x12 page has two papers put together with adhesive, wanted the outside as sturdy as possible...score the 12x12 @ 4 inches rotating the paper each time to get a tic tac toe pattern....the 9x9 @ 3 inches and the 6x6 @ two inches....cut the corner square from each piece of paper to make a cross....cut one of the 12x12's and then glue it to the other....use it as a pattern to cut the second piece. I like to round my corners....my boxes are glued together at the center square at an angle...I like this much butter than stacked evenly...but you can do it either way...I use my xtra squares that I cut off the embellish the inside of my boxes.....the other 6x6 is now scored from the outside @ 3/4 of an inch...cut one side on each corner to fold in to make the lid.
The rest is the fun part....just embellish the way you would like to.....I have added sand to the top of my box and written my son's name in it...the blue stickles are spread across the opposite corner...pushed up near the 'shore' to simulate waves....my message in a bottles says....'how do i love thee...let me count the waves.
My son dreams of becoming a marine biologist....so my Life's A Beach cricut cart was perfect for this project.
The center cuts are attached with wire and my glue gun....so much fun!
So that's about it....please click on the link below to watch my youtube video for additional views...hope you like my project...can't wait to give it to him....so happy you stopped by today...enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!
Posted by Sandy at 12:36 PM
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Hope and enjoy are cut from Wall Decor and More.
Hope you enjoyed my little project...have a scrappy day!
Posted by Sandy at 5:44 AM