Friday, June 29, 2012
Wow, what a busy week. I had a long list of things "to-do" this week and I am glad to say that I managed to get most of them done.
Today I am sharing with you an adorable box that I created with my Silhouette Cameo. Yep, I am having a ton of fun with that thing!
The pattern for the box is just that and I wanted to add some layers to the sides and it was easy peasy using the Cameo. The print papers are from the My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy Collection. I used Tombow Mono Dots Runner to hold the box closed and to add each of the paper layers to the front/sides of the box. I used Tombow Glue Pen to adhere the sentiment to the front of the box. The little bee charm was fun to make using the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool, Round 14, Shape Studio Clear Bubble Caps: Round 14 and Epiphany Craft Round 14 Metal Charms. I cut up one of the Tombow Power Tabs to use to hold the bow to the box and also a small piece is on the back of the charm to hold it firmly in place.
I wanted the edges of the word thanks to have a finished look to them so I used Tombow Dual Brush Pen #879 to go around the inside and outside edges of the word and that was just what it needed!
Friday, June 22, 2012
Anyone who knows me, know that I always have one foot in the road and I am ready to travel anytime. My motto is "Have passport, will travel". If only the budget would allow, I would be in pig heaven!
This week on the Tombow blog we are partnering with Heidi Swapp and today I am using papers from the No Limits 12 x 12 collection. This collection is travel themed and so I decided to create a "snack box" for a sweet little traveler.
The owl pillowbox pattern and water bottle drink mix holder were cut from a Silhouette Studio file. Yep, I have gotten onto the Silhouette craze. Oh boy, am I ever in trouble!
For the water bottle I wrapped a 2" strip of paper around the bottle and used Tombow Mono Dots Roller to hold it nice and tight around the bottle. I also used Tombow Mono Dots Roller to hold the pocket closed on the drink mix holder, the side of the pillow box holder and all of the components to build the owl with the exception of the eyes. I did pop the aqua blue parts of the eyes up on Tombow Foam Tabs for a little dimension. I added some Tombow Mono Aqua to the black parts of the eyes to give them a little shine.
I put all of these snacks into the box and now it is ready to go! I don't know a kid around who doesn't like some yummy munchies!
Above are the fabulous Tombow products that I used to create this sweet little owl.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Hi there, happy Wednesday to each and every one of you! I hope you are having an awesome day.
If you would like to see several more beautiful card creations using this set, head on over to the Our Craft Lounge blog and check out some amazing work by my fellow design team members.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Hello! So the title of my post is "Saddle Up" and I bet you are wondering where in the heck is her saddle?
This week on the Tombow blog, my teamies and I have been sharing awesome projects using adorable fabrics from Samantha Walker's Saddle Up line from Riley Blake Designs.
I decided to gussy up an unfinished wooden mirror that I had picked up at the craft store some time ago. I started by spreading down an even coat of Tombow Mono Aqua to the unfinished frame and laid the Flower Brown fabric over the top, smoothing out any wrinkles and set it aside to dry. While I was waiting, I decided to create a pretty fabric flower with some of the other adorable prints. I chose to use: Medallion Yellow, Vignette Blue, and Gingham Brown.
I used my Spellbinders Blossom Three die set to cut the flowers. I cut six each of the yellow and blue and four of the brown and folded them in half and then in quarters and added a tack stitch at the bottom of each flower petal. To assemble the flower I punched a 1 1/4" circle out of scrap cardstock and added some Tombow Mono Multi and set it aside to dry to a tacky (aka repositionable) feel. I added the six yellow petals and then a bit more of the Tombow Mono Multi and repeated the layering process with the 6 blue petals and again with the four brown petals. The flower was finished with a metal button and some twine and is resting on a bed of foliage created from two tones of green cardstock. The larger fronds were cut from my Silhouette Cameo and the smaller branches are punched from a Martha Stewart punch. For the small blue flowers on the branches, I punched 1/4 inch circles and then cupped them using a #3 ball stylus and mouse pad. I used Tombow Mono Multi to adhere all of the greens and the tiny blue flowers to the frame. The fabric flower was attached using Tombow Power Tabs.
As a finishing touch I added a tiny dot of brown to the center of each of the bitty blue flowers with Tombow Dual Brush Marker in #977 Saddle Brown.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Woo hoo, the weekend is almost here! I can't believe we are almost half way through the year, before you know it the holiday season will be upon us. Egads!
This week on the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge we are creating cards with an animal theme.
I started by stamping this sweet little lion from Penny Black in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloring him in with Copic markers. I added glitter to his beautiful mane with a glue pen and some Warm Highlights Glitter Ritz glitter. After the glue had dried under the glitter I added a bit more color with a Copic marker. Don't worry, this glitter is so microfine, that it won't be a problem for your marker nib. I had saved the Mojo Monday 230 sketch from a few months ago and finally got a chance to play with it. I ended up turning the sketch on it's side as I thought it would look good to have the scallop edge on the side instead of the bottom. I didn't have a sentiment that I thought was just right, so I generated this one on the computer using my new favorite font LD Woodland, I think it is perfect for this image. The solid cardstocks are from American Crafts and this fun print is from an older Bo Bunny collection. I wanted this card to be fairly flat so all layers were adhered with Tombow Mono Dots Roller, this has to be my favorite all time adhesive when you are needing to layer paper to paper without all of the fussy pop up layers.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Today I am sharing three cards I created using the popular flag/banner/fish tail cut that is being used by stampers/crafters all around in blogland and the internet.
There are several ways to create the flag cut but the method I prefer is below:
1. Cut paper to the width/length of flag that you want.
2. Cut a slit in the center of the end that you want the flag on. The depth of your cut will determine the angle/depth of your flag.
3. Cut from the right and left corners to the top of the slit that you created in step 2. Remove this piece and you will be left with a nice flag.
On this card, I started by cutting each of the flags from the Lifestyle Crafts Sweet and Spicy paper collection using the method above. I adhered the flags to the white panel with Tombow Mono Dots Tape Roller, wrapped the twine around the white panel and then adhered it to the light blue panel with Tombow Foam Tabs. The light blue panel was adhered to the tangerine card using the Mono Dots Tape Roller. The flower was cut from the MFT Prima Donna Petals die. I used Tombow Mono Aqua adhesive to hold the petals together and a Tombow Power Tab to attach the flower to the front of the card.
For my next card, I created a layered flag by cutting the layering piece of cardstock just a tad bigger than the top piece and using the above method to create the points. All of the papers used for this card are from the Authentique Loyal collection and were adhered together using the Tombow Mono Dots Roller and the button was attached using a Power Tab.
The flags for my final card were created in the same manner as the previous two cards. One thing to note about this card is all of the different looks you can create for your flag tails depending on the width/length of your cardstock and the depth of your center cut. The cardstocks used on this card are from Authentique's Glory collection. All elements for this card were adhered with Tombow Mono Dots Tape Roller and the button was secured with a Tombow Power Tab to hold it firmly in place. I used this layout on THIS card and love how different it looks just by changing the colors and embellishments.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Whew, I am sure glad that the end of the week is here. Tonight my dear hubby is taking me out to eat and I am looking forward to that for sure.
This week on the Tombow blog the gals have been sharing projects created using one of Tombow's Correction Tapes. I chose to use the Mono Correction Tape-Pen Style, Fine Line for my project. I have to say I was beyond stumped when I started. You see, this week is also an ABC week on the Tombow blog so that meant I had to create "anything but a card", I am such a card girl and had originally thought I would try to use the correction tape to create a resist background for a card but had to adjust the wind in my sails and this is what I came up with.
I started by lightly sanding this pre-finished letter so that the adhesive would have a nice base to adhere to. I added a layer of Tombow Mono Aqua and then covered it with some 12 x 12 print paper from Kaisercraft and let it sit overnight to make sure that it was stuck down really well. I used the Tombow Correction Tape to create the line and faux stitching around the edges of the plaque. The correction tape is bright white, so I sponged on some Adirondack Aqua ink to tone it down a bit. I created the main flower in the floral spray using the Blossom Three Spellbinders die and then added some foliage using punches and dies. The smaller tulle flowers are from Prima.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend.