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Craft Hoarders Anonymous – Challenge #20 Box it Up!

Craft Hoarders Anonymous – Challenge #20 Box it Up!

Hi there fellow Craft Hoarders!  I am once again super excited to be back  for my second guest design spot for  Gloria Stengel’s Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.  Today is all about keeping true to the theme of this lovely blog!  Everything that I used for my project was from my hoarded stash of supplies 🙂  There are certain things that I hate to part with like some of my paper, ornate vintage embellishments but when I manage to create something like this Vintage Keepsake Box it actually makes it sooo much easier! I think this lovely little box is just perfect to give to my wonderful Grandmother for Christmas this year.

Joann-Larkin-CH-Vintage-Box

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Craft Hoarders Anonymous – Challenge #19 For all that You do, Thank You!

Hi there fellow Craft Hoarders!  It’s Joann and I am so excited to be here today as a guest designer for  Gloria Stengel’s Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge this month.  A few of my many weakness when it comes to my supplies are my paper and bling.  I am constantly purchasing it and have a hard time using it so today I want to share with you a wine tag that I made using some of my hoarded supplies!

Joann-Larkin-Thank-You-Wine-Tag

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Scor-Pal Keepsake Box

Hello again everyone,

It’s Joann here again with something that I hope you will like.  Unfortunately this is my last post as a GD for Scor-pal.  I have had a blast creating fun projects for all of you and hopefully we will cross paths out there in blog land some time soon.

Now, on to the fun stuff, today I am going to show you how to make a Keepsake Box.

Keepsake-Box

I used the drawer from my Scor-Pal Card with Gift Post and added a box on the top for 2 levels.

To make this Keepsake Box follow these simple instructions:

1.  Build the drawer and sleve from the Scor-Pal Card with Gift Post.

2.  Take a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock and scor on the 1 ½, 3 ½, 8 ½ and 10 ½ marks on both sides and then discard the portions marked with the X.

Step-1

3.  Using another piece of card stock 9 x 5 inches, place the card stock with the 9 inch side up and scor on the 2 and 7 inch marks.  This will be your lid.  To make the design for the flap I found a die that I liked and traced out the shape and fussy cut it out.

4.  Form the top box and when complete attach the top box to the bottom sleve.

5.  To hide the gap between the 2 pieces, I wrapped the sides with DP and them attach the lid.  I used magnets to keep the lid closed.  If you would like to do the same, glue the magnets in place before covering with DP so that the magnet is hidden.

6.  To finish off the top and bottom I used the 2 largest dies from the Cheery Lynn XL-3 – Square Inverted Scalloped and layered them.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you can come back and visit again soon!

joann sig

Scor-Pal Votive Holder

Hello again everyone,

It’s Joann here again and I have a question for you.  Have you ever had to give a small gift to a friend or co-worker and was looking for a unique way to present it?  Well I designed a little Votive Holder that holds 3 votive candles.  The best part is it is fairly easy to make!

SP-Votive-Holder

To make this Votive Holder follow these simple instructions:

1.  Take a piece of 8 ½ x 4 ¾ cardstock positioned on the Right hand side of the Scor-Pal and scor on the long side at 4 ½, 5 ½, 10 ½ and 11 ½ marks.

Votive-Holder-Instructions

2.  Flip the card stock to the short side and scor at the 7 ¾, 8 ¾, 10 ½ and 11 ½ marks.

Use this to make the tray that the votives sit in.

3.  Choose your favorite die and cut the largest out of Solid Card stock and the next smaller die out of DP.

4.  Cut both pieces you just cut in half and for the front piece cut another 2 inches off the bottom.

5.  Fasten the DP to the card stock and then fasten the tray to the front and back pieces.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you can come back and visit again soon!

joann sig

Scor-Pal Card with Gift

Hello again everyone,

It’s Joann here again with another fun project for you.  Today I would like to show you a card idea that also incorporates a slide-out drawer for a gift.

The idea came from a card that I recently did that held 4 tea lights.  You can see it here.  I wanted to create something to hold more than 4 tea lights but you can customize it to hold whatever you desire by simply altering the size of the drawer.

Here is my finished project:

Front-View

And here is what it looks like open

Open

And as a bonus there is a surprise inside

Inside

To make this card follow these simple instructions:

1.  Start with a piece of 7 ¾ x 7 ¾ cardstock and with the card stock placed on the Right side of your Scor-Pal (I like to score from the right side, I find it easier) scor on the 10 ½ and 11 ¼ marks on all 4 sides and then discard the shaded portions.

Step-1

2.  Using another piece of card stock 6 5/8 x 12 inches, place the card stock with the sort side up and scor on the 7/8 and 1 ¾ marks.  Next rotate the card stock and scor on the 4 7/8, 5 ¾, 10 5/8 and 11 ½ marks and then discard the shaded portions.  Since some of the scor marks are not on the Scor-Pal you will have to move your paper so that where you want to scor matches up with one of the channels.

Step-2

3.  To form the drawer, simply fold on the scor lines to make the sides and glue the tabs to the adjacent side for the box.  I like to make an extra flap that I fold down so that the edges of the box is 2 layers thick for extra strength.

4.  Next to form the sleeve,  I designed it so that only one side was open.  Simply fold on the shorter scor lines to make the sleeve and glue the end with the extra flaps shut.  This way your drawer will not fall out by accident.  In order for the drawer to slide in and out easily I added 1/8 inches to each section so as long as you add a little more for the sleeve you can customize this for anything that you want.

5.  To make the card portion I cut my die twice.  Then cut a strip of paper 4 ¾ x 2 ¾ inches and scor it on the short side at 1 and then 1¾ marks.  This will allow the card top and bottom to wrap around the drawer.  Placed the drawer so that you have to open the card to open the drawer so it does not open by accident.

I also decided to make this an easel card for a little more punch but this is totally up to you : )  Whatever you decide, have fun with it!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you can come back and visit again soon!

joann sig

Scor-Pal Basket

Hello again everyone,

Joann with you again to show you how to make a fun little basket.

I got the idea from a little paper game I use to play with as a child.  It is called Paper Fortune Teller.   I found one in an old box of stuff and when I looked at it upside down, it was perfect for a basket.

Full-Basket

and here it is with another angle

Full-Basket1

To make this fun little box follow these simple steps:

Cut a piece of cardstock 8 ½ inches x 8 ½ inches

Score at 2 1/8, 4 ¼ and 6 ½

Step-1

Flip and score the other side the same 2 1/8, 4 ¼ and 6 ½

Place your Scor-Envi on your Scor-Pal and score at the 9 mark on all 4 sides

Step-2

To fold the basket do the following:

  1.  Turn the cardstock so it looks like a Diamond
  2. Fold the 4 points into the middle so you are left with a square
  3. Flip the card stock over and fold the 4 points onto the middle again
  4. Fold the card stock in half and then fold in half again on the other side
  5. To make the basket simply place the folder card stock so that the top looks like a W and push in on the 4 corners.
  6. Glue the basket to a doily
  7. To make the handle I used a strip of paper 1 ½ x 10 ½ and punched the edge with a Martha Steward edge punch

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you can come back and visit again soon!

joann sig

A Die for a Sketch Challenge and Blog Hop

Good morning,

Today I am thrilled to help celebrate the first anniversary of A Die for a Sketch Challenge.  My friend Judy who is one of the design team members was asked by Dunja the owner of the challenge if I would be a guest designer for this week to help them celebrate.  Well it took me about 2 seconds to say yes.  I am just thrilled and honored that they would even ask me.

For their challenge the rules are very simple, follow a Sketch that they provide for inspiration and use at lease one die cut.

Here is the sketch for this week

May 1st Birthday Challenge_No12

Here is my take on the sketch:

Front-View

And here is what it looks like open

Open

And as a bonus there is a surprise inside

Inside

Since this is their first anniversary they have lots of lovely sponsors:

Cards und More
http://www.cards-und-more.de
10 € Gift Voucher
Kathryne – Stamp Art Design
http://stampartdesignbykathryne.blogspot.ca
 
Cards etc Shop
http://www.cards-etc-shop.com
 
Milk Coffee
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As an added bonus there is also a blog hop.
First STOP: DT Dunja
Special Guest Alberto
NEW DT Fleur
Special Guest Alison
DT Gaby
DT Ilonka
Special Guest Joann – You are Here!
DT Judy
DT Kelly
Special Guest Vicky B.
DT Marjolein
NEW DT Marjoleine
Special Guest Ruby
NEW DT Miranda
DT Nancy
Special Guest Teresa
DT Tamy Louise
DT Willie
Special Guest Vicky P.  
Last STOP: A DIE FOR A SKETCH CHALLENGE BLOG  – LEAVE A ENTRY IN THE LINKY TOOL
This hop is independent of the challenge.  In order to win the blog hop, simply leave comments on the blogs above one lucky winner will win a Voucher of 10 € from Cards und More.  The Hop ends on the 19th of May and the winners will be published a.s.a.p. on the Challengeblog.
10 € Gift Voucher
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you can come back and visit again soon!

joann sig

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