Monthly Archives: November 2012

Santa Kitty

Hi everyone, it’s Friday and I am happy to be here with you to share a cute little Christmas card with some non-traditional colors which fits right in with our challenge this week!  : )

I saw this adorable little Christmas kitten stamp by Stampendous at one of our local scrapbooking stores, Carousel Rubber Stamps and I just knew I had to have him. 

The Swedish Spring Oval Frame die is one of my favs and I thought it was just the perfect frame for this sweet little image.

Here is a look at my card:

For this project I used the following dies:

B151 – Cuties 3
B183 – Holly Leaves
DL189 – Lace Square Heart Mega Dolly
FRM135 – Swedish Spring Oval Frame
XL-7 – Oval Classic Large Stacker Nesting Die
XM-7 – Oval Classic

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Non-traditional Christmas Colors!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

As always, if you are in need of more inspiration, why don’t you take a moment and pop-in to see what my fellow Team mates have been up to.  I know you will be glad you did!

Thank you so much for popping by.  Take care and happy crafting!
 

My Simple Box – A Tutorial

I hope everyone is enjoying a great day,

Yesterday I had a wonderful day teaching 2 classes at The Stamping Room and I meet a lot of wonderful ladies.  Hats off to Donna for being such a lovely host.

We made a lovely Christmas Card with a matching storage box.

A lot of the ladies asked about the dimensions for the box so I decided to put this little tutorial together since I knew a few of them were looking to make some boxes soon.  I will try to take some step-by-step pictures next time and publish them so everyone has the step-by-step with pictures.

We made this in our class:

The box measures 8 inches wide by 6 inches tall and is 1 1/2 inches deep.

Here is a template of what I cut, note this is not to scale.

Simple Box

The box is actually quite simple and can be adjusted to fit what ever dimensions you need.  Every flap is 1/2 inches wide to make the math easy.

To assemble the box I did the following steps:

1.  Cut out all of your pieces, score and fold all flaps at 1/2 inch.

2.  Take one of the side pieces and put glue on the flaps where I have indicated glue.

3.  Place one of the glued tabs onto one side of the front and the other to one side of the back parts.  Make sure that the flaps on the front and back pieces are both on either the top or bottom.  It does not matter which one.  You now have the pieces in the shape of a “U”.

4.  Now glue the tabs on the other side piece and attach them to the other ends of the front and back pieces to form the sides of the box. 

5.  After the glue has dried for a bit place the box so that the bottom has flaps all around the box and the top only has flaps on the left and right side.

6.  Place a bead of glue around the flaps on the inside of the box and place the bottom of the box onto the glue to create the bottom of the box.  If you wish, you can cut another 6 x 8 inch of paper and adhere to the bottom so you do not see the flaps.

7.  Place a bead of glue along the length of one of the flaps for the top and glue it to the inside of the box.

8.  To make the box easier to operate, once the glue has fully cured I cut 45 degree angles on both the flaps on sides of the box and the flap that tucks into the front of the box.

I hope you find these directions easy to follow and enjoy making these boxes for yourself.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I love to hear your comments, they make my day!

Cheery Lynn Challenge 55 – Tag You’re It

Welcome to Friday everyone!  

Today I wanted to share with you a couple of tags that I have made.  I used the DL193 – Horizon Coved Rectangle die to make the base of the tags instead of using a pre-made tag.  This gave me the flexibility to make the size I wanted.

If you have not had the chance to use these Reflection dies yet I highly recommend that you try them out.   They are so versatile and I keep finding another use for them.

There is a post by my very talented team mate Kianel here that shows you how these dies can be combined to make different shapes.  Check it out for more cool ideas : )

Here is a look at my tags:

For my first tag I layered 3D DL225 – Snowflowers Set One on top of the B238 – Love You More and used the B215 – Expandable Tiny Borders to hang the Snowflowers as ornaments.

A close-up of Tag 1:

For my second tag I made a 3D DL228 – Lacey Angel and finished it off with some of the pieces from B242 – Special Occasions.

A close-up of Tag 2:

For this project I used the following dies:

Tag 1 – Red Ribbon

B183 – Holly Leaves
B190 – Sentiment Frame #2
B215 – Expandable Tiny Borders
B216 – Wreath Strip
B238 – Love You More
B241 – Rose Leaf Strip
DL193 – Horizon Coved Rectangle
DL225 – Snowflowers Set One
XM-5 – XM Scalloped Circle

Tag 2 – White Ribbon

B189 – Sentiment Frame #1
B242 – Special Occasions
DL193 – Horizon Coved Rectangle
DL228 – Lacey Angel

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Tag You’re It!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Of course, if you would like more inspiration be sure to pop-in to see what my fellow Teamies have been up to!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!!
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