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Children Project Week: Flower

To finish the week, a pretty flower! With the use of the Big Shot and punch, it’s really quick and easy to make!  I like how the crimper really adds dimension to the leaves, to make them appear more real.  The trick is to fold your leaf in two before putting it through the crimper.

Material

  • 3 pieces of cardstock of different color such as Pretty in Pink (#100459), Regal rose (#105130), and Melon Mambo (#124280).
  • Scallop Circle #2 Die (#113469) and Big Shot
  • 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle punch(#118874)
  • Green cardstock for the leaves (Garden Green #102584)
  • Green pipe cleaner
  • piece of yellow cardstock (Daffodil Delight #119683)
  • crimper (#101618)

Figure 1

Instructions:

  • Using scallop circle die and scallop circle punch, cut 3 scallop circles.
  • With scissors, cut along each scallop to form the petals.
  • Cut 2 leaves in green cardstock.  Fold in half and run through the
    crimper.
  • Make several cuts along one edge of the yellow rectangle going to about ½
    cm from the edge. (See fig. 1) At one end, cut a little square off
    to attach the pipe cleaner.
  • Fold about 1 cm of the pipe cleaner over the piece of yellow cardstock.
    Roll around the pipe cleaner.  Glue the end to secure it.
  • Make a small hole in the center of each scallop circle and insert them
    through the pipe cleaner.
  • Make a small hole in the leaves and insert them through the pipe cleaner.
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Children Project Week: Glittery Ornament Magnet

Christmas craft are always popular, so here’s an other one today: a cute glittery magnet that you can put on your fridge!  The best way to adhere your glitters is to use the sticky sheets.  Therefore no glue is needed and no mess is done!!!

Sticky sheets are like double-sided tape that comes in sheet.  It’s perfect for projects that need extra hold or glitter. You can also use them to create your own adhesive-backed die cuts with Big Shot dies.

Material:

  • lid of a frozen juice box
  • Sticky sheet (#114300)
  • Fine galaxy Stampin’ glitter (#114286)
  • Stocking Accents Originals Die (#124099) and Big Shot
  • Not quite navy cardstock (#101722)
  • 2 ½ in circle punch (120906)
  • Snail adhesive (#104332)
  • Magnet sheet (#119816)
  • Window sheet (#114323)
  • Christmas Greeting stamp set (#115448) or in French (#116704)
  • StazOn black ink (#101406)
  • Baker’s twine white (#124262)
  • Glue dot (#103683)

Instructions:

  • Punch out a 2 ½ in. circle in Not quite Navy cardstock.
  • Adhere to lid with snail adhesive.
  • Using Big Shot and Stocking Accents Originals Die cut out an ornament in sticky sheet.
  • Cut the ornament in pieces to form the design you wish. (Or leave it in one piece, for an easier craft.) Remove the white backing and adhere on top
    of the blue circle, reforming the ornament.
  • Remove the orange backing, only one piece at a time and sprinkle with
    glitters.
  • Repeat with the other pieces. Sprinkle with different colors of glitters.
  • Cut a 2 ½ in circle in the window sheet.  Stamp a greeting on top with
    StazOn ink.
  • Let dry a few minutes.
  • Adhere the window sheet with Snail adhesive. Add a little bow using a glue
    dot.
  • Adhere a magnet square at the back.

Children Projects Week: Flower Basket Collage

Today is another easy craft for you little ones!  Perfect for a Mother’s Day card!

Material

  • Half a sheet of Naturals white cardstock (#102316) (fold in two to make the card.)
  • Crumb Cakes cardstock cut with the Big scallop circle die (#113468)
  • pieces of cardstock of different colors
  • Boho Blossoms punch (#119858)
  • Little leaves die (#114511)
  • Garden Green cardstock (#102584)
  • Square lattice embossing folder (#119976)
  • Regal Rose 1/8″ Taffeta ribbon (#122965)
  • Modern label punch (#119849)
  • For you” stamp (Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370) would work great)
  • Rich Razzleberry ink (#115658)
  • glue dot (#103683)
  • Multipurpose liquid glue (#110755)

Instructions

  • Using the Big Shot and big scallop circle die, cut one Crumb Cake scallop
    circle.
  • Emboss with the Square lattice embossing folder. Cut the basket shape, i.e.
    cut two quarters at the top but leaving a middle part to form the handle.
  • Punch out several flowers of different colors.
  • Using Big Shot and Little leaves die, cut 2 branches with leaves.
  • Stamp “For you” on white piece of cardstock and cut it using the
    Modern label punch.
  • Trim the label a little bit.
  • Glue the basket on the card, arrange the leaves and the flowers and glue
    in place.
  • Glue the label. Form a bow with the ribbon and adhere to the card with a glue dot.

Children Projects Week: Christmas Wreath

Today’s project: a simple Christmas wreath, cut using the Big Scallop circle die and stamp with “Button, Button” stamp set (#122026).

Material

  • Garden Green cardstock cut with Big Scallop circle die (#113468)  and Big Shot
  • Whisper white cardstock cut with 1 3/4” Scallop circle punch (#119854)
  • red glimmer brads (#121006)
  • red buttons
  • red ribbon
  • Stamp set “Button, button” (#122026)
  • Garden Green (#102272) and Real red (#103133) ink
  • White Baker’s Twine (#124262)
  • small circle punch
  • glue dots (#103683)

Instructions

  • Using the Big Shot and Big Scallop circle die, cut one green scallop
    circle.
  • Stamp all over with different button stamps in Garden green and Real red.
  • Glue the small white scallop circle in the middle and add a little
    message such as “Merry Christmas!”
  • Add the glimmer brads.
  • Using glue dots, adhere some buttons.
  • Make a hole a the top. Insert a little Baker’s twine string to hang.

Children Projects Week! Ladybug

Hey everyone!

Sorry I wasn’t around too much last week!  I was busy putting together an Arts and Craft Idea booklet for my workshop yesterday. Thanks to those you came, we had a great time!

I thought I would share some of the children projects I ‘ve shown yesterday.  So I’ve decided to make this week a Children Projects Week!  I will post a different project everyday so keep watching!

Today I will show you how to do a cute Ladybug using some punches, the Big Shot and dies.

So here’s the picture:

The wings are attached with two brads (who make the eyes at the same time) and therefore you can move them around (open and close.) You could use this as a card and write a little message under the wings.

How to make it:

Material

  • Red and Black cardstock
  • 2 brads
  • ¾ in. circle punch
  • 2 ½ in. circle punch
  • Big Scallop Circle die

Instructions:

  • Cut 2 big scallop circles (one black and one red) using die and Big
    Shot. Cut the red one in half.
  • Punch 6 small black circles using ¾ in. circle punch.
  • Punch 1 big black circle  using 2 ½ in. circle punch. Cut in half.
  • Cut 2 antennas and a smile in paper scrap.
  • Glue the small black circle on the red scallop circle to make the ladybug
    dots.
  • Align the red and black scallop circle together and put the half black
    circle to overlap the scallop circles a little bit (to form the
    head).  Pierce the 3 layers and insert the brad to maintain the 3
    layers together. Repeat on the other side.
  • Add antennas and smile.

Shaker frame card

Happy Tuesday!

I want to share with you something new and fabulous!!!  The Shaker Frames! They are shown in the new Holiday mini catalogue (p.38-39).  Those double-sided adhesive foam circles let you make any card a shaker card!  Use window sheets and your favorite filler like Stampin’ glitter or mica flakes.  There is 36 circles in a package, 6 of each size.  Each package cost $5.95.  Ask me if you are interested!

So here’s my card and a close up of the window shaker frame:

We will make this card at my Christmas Card Class (serie 1) on October 28.  Send me an email if you are interested!

        

Tools and supplies:

Cardstock and paper: Letters to Santa DSP (#122349), Real red, Marina mist, Whisper white, Cherry cobbler

Ink: Marina mist and Cherry cobbler

Stamp set: Snow Swirled (#111690)  and Season of Joy (#110384)

Accessories: shaker frame (#124155), window sheet (#114323), dazzling diamonds glitter (#102023), rhinestones

Tools and punches: 3/4 in circle punch (#119873), Stocking Accents Originals die (#124099)

Owl Punch Week: wedding card

Friday!  To finish to week, I wanted to show you a wedding card I made using the Owl Punch.  I used the Elegant line embossing folder to make the background and also to punch out the owl’s “wedding dress”.  I cut off a little piece of tulle for the veil (it’s hard to see on the picture.) I embossed the owl’s yellow suit with Perfect Polka dots embossing folder.

I hope that gives you a different idea of how to use the Owl punch!

Tools and Supplies:

Cardstock and paper: Early Expresso, Real red, whisper white, old olive, crumb cake, daffodil delight

Ink: Early expresso

Punches and Tools: Owl Builder punch (#118074), Little leaves sizzlix die(#114511), Elegant lines (#119277) and Perfect Polka dots(#117335) embossing folders.