Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tea Anyone?

What a great gift for any tea lover! 
 Yet another GREAT project from PCL (Paper Crafters Library).  This looks very complex but once you do one, you can whip up a few more in no time.  Its that easy!...  Once I assembled the tea bag holder, (See how its done here)  it was time to decorate.  Using my SU 'Time for Tea' set, I cut out the tea pot and gave it a little dazzle with my stickles. 

 I then used my stickles to go around the teabag holder to form a line of dazzle.  To top it off, I created these rose flowers (made of paper).  THESE are sooo easy to do...

I used a circle punch, cut through it, and then started to roll them.  Spritz them with the shimmer and there you have it!  I hope you've enjoyed my project. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vintage Tin for Mother's Day

WoW…how time flies. Mothers Day has come and gone and we are almost near the middle of the year (June). For my mothers day project I chose a vintage tin.  I had a great deal of fun and excitement when I was making this.  I got the jump start from PCL(Paper Crafters Library ). I used what I had in my craft room but just took the basics to get started. PCL is a great website to get ideas flowing. If you’re ever interested in joining in on creative fun …just click on the Paper Craft Library button above at the top of my blog. It’s loaded with videos and PDF files. There is no obligation to be committed for any period of time, you can cancel at anytime. Now on to the project. I used a Stampin’ Up tin (I believe they still might be on clearance for 2.99). Covered the tin with paper from K&Company. (Life’s journey). (refer to PCL to see how this is done) LOVE THIS PAPER! Really cheap at Michaels. And when you use your coupon…even cheaper! The flower is made by using Tim Holtz tattered florals die cut. Using 2 large, 1 medium, and 1 small flower I lightly mist them with water using my spray mister…crinkled them a little then reformed them. I then sponged them individually with SU Cajan Craze ink and assembled them together with a brad. Believe it or not - I didn’t think ‘orange color’ would go but it went perfect for the accent color that was in the paper. It turned out to be more of a blushy color than a fall looking color. (This is what happens when you get out of your comfort zone and just experiment). The ribbon with pearls are just misc. pieces I had kicking around my room that I bought from HL and the sentiment is from SU set called Well Scripted. The hardware is also from SU. And just to touch it off, I sprayed it with frost shimmer mist to give it just a hint of softness.
Now on to the inside…I used the back side of the paper
and lined the inside of the tin. I thought how nice it would be if she would use it to lay her earrings inside. So, rummaging through some stuff I had laying around, I added a little piece of lacy ribbon inside….so when she lays the earrings down, it would be easier for her to see where she placed them. And it adds a little vintage look to it.
I made her a vintage card to go with her gift.

Using Nestabilities Label 4 I stamped my image (wire dress form from Stampabilities), I then sponged it using Cajan Craze ink. My card base is Old Olive and I incorporated the same paper for the background using the same pearl ribbon to tie it altogether. I topped it off using some pearls on the image just to enhance the vintage look. I again used my Frost Shimmer Mist to top it off.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my project as much as I did. I enjoyed it so much; I’m looking to do some swapping with other vintage lovers out there. So, if you’re interested, contact me and we can set up some kind of swap group for vintage tins.
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