Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Girl's A Little Bit Punchy!

Today continues this week’s theme of Giga Scalloped Circle Alternative Uses!

As promised, today we are getting out our scissors and cutting up a Giga scalloped circle.
Cut it up as follows:
4 pieces – the top one is straight across the top, with 9 scallops on that piece. The bottom section that remains is then cut into 3 pieces – each side piece has 5 scallops in it, and the middle piece is roughly ½” wide at the top and has 6 scallops on the bottom – see the photo below for quick reference.

Now what are we going to do with these pieces?

I think the title of this card should be The Girl’s A Little Bit Punchy!
Card dimensions 5 ½” x 5 ½”.


Materials: Punches – Giga Scalloped Circle, Daisy (Marvvy), Word Window (SU!), 1 ¼” circle (SU!), ticket corner (SU!), ¼” hole (Staples); CS – white, Bamboo (CTMH); PP – striped paper from Elegant Bouquet (CTMH); Stamp – Scrapbook kids faces and hands (CTMH); ink – Bamboo (CTMH), ribbon – Offray.

To make this card you will need 4 Word Window punches for the arms and legs, a 1 ¼” circle for the face, 1 Giga scalloped circle and 1 daisy punch. Cut the Giga scalloped circle as directed, and assemble as in the photo above. To make the hat, simply gather the top piece of the scalloped circle that you cut (the one with the 9 scallops) as desired.

Now it’s your turn – give it a try! I’d love to see your creations!
This would also be fun to do as an angel for Christmas cards, and instead of the hat – add a glitter halo.

Drop back in all week for more Giga Scalloped Circle Alternative Uses – there’s still lots to come!
Until next time, have a great day!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

TURTLE TUESDAY

Happy Turtle Tuesday!

In keeping with the Theme Week of Giga Scallop Circle Punch Alternative Uses - here is the Turtle Card for today - a quick and simple one. Look closely, do you see the Giga scalloped circle?????

Turtle and Friend:
Card dimensions 5 1/2" w x 4 1/4" h.


Materials: CS - white, Sweet Leaf (CTMH); Ink - Black (CTMH), stamps - Loads of Love Accessories (SU!), Birthday Turtle (Inky Antics); pencil crayons (Laurentian), chalks, cotton ball, embroidery thread (Anchor #261), 1/8" hole punch (Fiskars), Giga scalloped circle punch (Marvvy).

The giga scallop circle punch was used as a template to make the clouds in the sky. To do this, punch out a scalloped circle, and using chalks on a cotton ball (or other applicator of your choice) lay the scalloped circle down and rub the chalk around the edge of the scallop. Move the scallop around and continue to chalk the sky. The scallop circle part that is unchalked underneath becomes the cloud shape. Here is a photo to see this:

Give it a try for yourself and see how you like this effect. Lots of people have a cloud template that they purchased, but no need now!
To make the grass on this card, I used a 1/8" hole punch and punched a row of holes along the bottom of the card, roughly 1/2" up. Then I threaded embroidery thread through the holes and cut to the length desired - just like cutting real grass!
So there you go - one more use for that awesome Giga scalloped Circle Punch (Marvvy).
Tomorrow - you will need to get out your scissors, because we are cutting up the Scalloped circle!
Until next time, have a great day.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Giga Scallop Circle Punch - Alternatives

Here is the first of this week's series of cards using the Giga Scalloped Circle Punch made by Marvvy.
Due to the demand for these, they are actually back ordered at the Manufacturer, Marvvy - and are not available anywhere right now! They should be arriving shortly, hopefully, for those still waiting for one!
Canadians can order them through the on-line store Scrappin' Great Deals (London, Ontario) for a good price! Sheila, the owner, is getting shipments in regularly and keeps you very well informed of your product status. She notes on the site which are in stock currently, and which are ordered. Check out the FAQ sheet on her site for more info.

So, adding to the list of thing you can do with your punch, from the previous post this morning, here are 2 cards showing yet more uses. For these two cards, I used the same size, dimensions for mats, ink colours and stamp set so that you can see how the two are connected. I used the Looks Like Spring stamp set from Stampin' Up (SU!), because when spring comes you see these wisps of green coming through the white snow, and dull dirty garden - which is what these cards look like to me!

Giga Spirelli-style:
Card dimensions 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".

For this card, I used embroidery thread and wound it around the scalloped circle, Spirelli-style, wrapping it around every 8 scallops. Note - for the Spirelli technique, if you skip more scallops between wraps than I did, the black space in the middle will be smaller. If you skip less scallops, the space will be bigger. Just depends on what you want to do with it!
For Spirelli, all you need is a bumpy edge to hook the thread onto - so take a look at your decorative scissors, or other punches (especially flowers) and give it a try!

Now on to the second card in this set!

Giga Negative Frame:
Card dimensions 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".

For this card, I looked at the cardstock that I had punched out the scalloped circle from for the previous card (the piece that is left, or negative of the punch), and thought it could be used as a frame around an image. To do this, I squared it off evenly around the scalloped punch out. SO THERE'S NO WASTE!
To stamp the central green flower, I used the Rock and Roll technique (you stamp your image into the lightest colour, then rock/roll the image in spots onto a darker ink colour). This way I got a bit of black on the outer tips of the petals.
Both Card Materials: CS - black, white, Sweet Leaf (CTMH); Stamp - Looks Like Spring (SU!), Ink - Black, Sweet Leaf (CTMH); Punches - Giga Scalloped Circle (Marvvy), 1/4" hole (Staples), Flower (SU!); ribbon - Offray, embroidery thread (J&P Coats, colours #1001, #8403), dimensionals (SU!), mini glue dots.
Tomorrow is Turtle Tuesday - so make sure you drop in for another Giga Scalloped Circle Alternative use in the Turtle theme.
Coming later in the week are some other cute Giga Alternative projects! Some baby items, and on Wednesday - you will need to get out your scissors to cut up your Scalloped Circle! Lots of fun!
Until next time, have a great day!


UHU Product review

First off - sorry for the lack of posts in the past few days - the flu bug took aim at my little Darling Daughter (DD) this past week. But things are now on the mend, we think, and all should get back to normal.

I am planning on doing a THEME for all of the posts this week - that is, doing a series of cards with one thought in mind:
Alternative uses for the Giga Scalloped Circle Punch (Marvvy).

For those that have this punch, are waiting for their shipment, or wish they had this punch, you have seen the regular uses for it already in some great examples of SplitCoast Stampers. These uses are:

  • Basic Giga Scalloped Circle.
  • Giga Scalloped circle with piercings in the scallops. See THIS post for my example.

And I have shown you a few alternative uses on my blog already:

  • A baby carriage. See THIS post for my example.
  • Scalloped single edge of thin card. See THIS post for my example.

But for this week, I plan on posting some other alternative uses I have found. So make sure you keep looking in, especially if you are a fan of the Giga Scalloped Circle punch (Marvvy) - and let's face it, who isn't?

I will start off with a post later today - with 2 cards to kick off this THEME WEEK!

But for now, I need to post my UHU product review. See the post below for a photo of the products. Overall, my impressions were good for these products, especially the tape runner. With a few minor things I would change, the products are still great, and good value for consumers.

Permanent Tape Runner -

PRO:

  • rolls smoothly.
  • adjuster screw in case the tape loosens.
  • holds very well and firmly.
  • I prefer using tape runners, and this one worked very well.

CON:

  • there was no lid to cover the tape itself, so this made it difficult to take with you to classes, or to even store in a drawer.
  • the dispenser is not refillable, so you have to throw away that package entirely. I prefer refillable dispensers, they are a bit more environmentally friendly.

Scrapbookers Glue Pen:

PRO:

  • holds well.
  • did not cause the paper to wrinkle as some other wet glues do.
  • Square-shaped applicator head took the glue all the way into the corners of square items (paper, photos)

CON:

  • applicator head is relatively big, so not able to use on finer/smaller items. I prefer a pen-sized applicator head so that you can use on the tiniest of spots.
  • glue left 'strings' between application spots. While these were removed easily, they were still a nuisance.

I will post the first in the series of Giga Scalloped Circle alternatives later today and all week long.

Until later, have a great day!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

UHU GLUE PROJECT

Many of you have seen the UHU Glue project blog info on the various blogs we all haunt, but in case you haven't - here is the link to the UHU Glue project.

If you are a blogger, and would like to receive a free sample of crafting glues that UHU makes, go to this site and submit a request for product samples. Once you receive your samples, just post a review of the products on your site, and let them know.

I got my samples yesterday - here they are:

It is a Permanent glue roller and Scrapbookers pen.

I will make a few projects with these this week, and let you all know my impressions. I am interested to see how the 'wet' glue works as I am generally not a big fan of these, unless it is a very small spot where rollers can't get in. But I will let you all know how it goes.

And remember if you are a blogger, and want to try this stuff out - go to the site and submit your request.

Until next time, have a great day!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

TURTLE TUESDAY - with a SPIN

Happy Turtle Tuesday, yet again!
Do you remember the View-Master toys we had as kids? The one where you looked through a 'glasses-like' toy and inserted different disks to see pictures and stories?
Well, today's card is just that - a View-Master Card or otherwise known as a Spinner Card.
Turtle Birthday with a Spin:
Card dimensions 6" x 6".

And here is the view of all 4 images that are stamped on the spinner inside:

Materials: CS - Cocoa, White, Sweet Leaf, Blush (CTMH); PP - Cocoa Cafe Designer Collection (CTMH); Ink - Cocoa (CTMH); Stamp - Birthday Turtle Clear Set (Inky Antics); Coluzzle swivel knife/mat/Spinner card template, brad, 2-way glue (ZIG), dimensionals (SU!), pencil crayons (Laurentian), Sakura Stardust Pen.

The card base is made out of Cocoa CS cut to 6" x 12" and folded in half to form a 6" x 6" card. Using the Coluzzle Spinner template, cut out the card top and spinner wheel. Briefly assemble the card top and spinner wheel with the brad to see where you wish to cut out the hole/window (so you can reveal the spinner), then take apart and cut out the window. Assemble the top and spinner again, and stamp your images inside the hole onto the spinner, turning the spinner between images so that the previous image is completely hidden when you stamp the next image. Colour images as desired - I used basic pencil crayon colouring - quick and easy. I attached the topper and spinner to the card base with dimensionals so that the recipient could easily turn the spinner wheel. DONE!

Now - don't have the Coluzzle Spinner Card template? No problem! Click on THIS LINK to go to the tutorial on SplitCoast Stampers where it shows you how to make your own spinner card without this Spinner template (however you still do need some way of making a circle - try a plate if you don't have the circle template). The Spinner Card Template just makes it a bit quickly and easier - but anyone can make this card regardless.
That's it for today. Wishing everyone Happy Turtle Tuesday!
Until next time, have a great day!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Nugget Box

I thought I would share a little nugget box that I taught in a class a few months back - so cute and they are easy to whip up.


Check out THIS THREAD on SplitCoast Stampers for the resource of all nugget box templates that you would want.
**Just a little note, you may want to try out the template/pattern on regular printer paper BEFORE you go ahead and make it out of cardstock, just so that you can ensure all the dimensions are correct and line up. Everyone uses their tools different, or uses different tools for that matter - so make sure it works for you first.




Nugget Box - For You:



Materials: Paper - Cocoa Cafe Designer Collection (CTMH), Cardstock - Sweet Leaf, Blush (CTMH), Ink - Cocoa (CTMH), Certainly Celery cartridge(SU!), Stamps - Whirly Twirl, Tags So Much (SU!), Vroom Caps (CTMH), Cocoa ribbon (CTMH), pink brad, Punch - Tag punch, Flowers (SU!), Hershey Cookies and Cream nuggets (Bulk Barn), nugget template (SCS).

See what kind of nugget boxes you can make! Just figure out what you want the nuggets to say - and go for it!
Until next time, have a great day!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone - and I hope you are able to get around today after all that snowing and blowing. Drive carefully if you are out and about!

Thought I would share with you a Circle Journal that my usual craft ladies and I made in October/November.
For those of you who do not know what a Circle Journal is - it is a scrapbook that you make and pass around a group of people (either a group of people you know, or a group that you sign up to join in with), where each different person does a double page layout in the scrapbook in the theme that you choose. If you think of all the people in your group as sitting in a circle, you pass your book on to the person on your right, they decorate a double page, and then pass the book on to the person on their right. The books pass around the 'circle' like that until you receive your own book back! You never see your own book until the end - so lots of surprises!

We made our own journals by cutting each 12" x 12" cardstock into 2 - 6" x 12" pieces and then folding each piece in half. You put the open ends of the fold in to the binding edge of the book, so that when a person decorates the page they can embellish all they like because they still have access to the back of the page without ruining the other person's work on the other side.

We held our books together with binder rings (available at any office supply store) so that the pages could be removed and replaced easily - to work on. I choose "Love conquers all....Chocolate does the rest". The book consisted of (please note I have removed any personal information/photos):

  • Cover Page (decorated with title/theme).

  • Inside cover - "I am" (indicates who you are and where you live, so that people could mail the book to you.

  • Page 1 - instructions on what you would like (special colours, instructions on how to decorate, etc.).

  • Page 2 and 3 - sign in pockets where each person 'signs in' by writing their name and address and perhaps attaches a photo of themselves - so you can see who worked on your booklet. You could use tags, journal squares - really anything you would like for this (I used tags attached to jumbo paper clips)


  • Page 4/5, 6/7, 8/9, 10/11 etc are the double page spreads that each person would decorate. And here is my double page spread - Loads Of Love!
Materials: Paper/Cardstock - Groovy Blossoms set (CTMH), Punches - flowers, tag (SU!) small hearts (Marvvy), large tag template (CTMH), Ribbon (Offray), Jumbo paper clips, binder rings (Staples), aqua crystals (Michaels), decorative scissors (Fiskars), Stamp - Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories (SU!), brads, spiral clips (CTMH)

This was such a fantastic experience; I got to see other people's styles and learn new techniques. It was also fun doing the other books, as I challenged myself to TRY SOMETHING NEW on each one! Lots of fun - and SO much laughter when we met at the end to receive our books back! Loads of Love AND Loads of Fun!

Hoping you have Loads of Love for your Valentine's Day and every day!
Until next time, have a great day!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Matchbook Valentine's for Little Ones

Today's post is of some fast and fun Valentine's treats that my Darling Daughter (DD) will take to her little friends at daycare on Wednesday. These might be the only "girly" ones of the day since her daycare is ALL BOYS!!! I suspect she'll be receiving a lot of Spiderman, SpongeBob and Diego ones in return - not the Princess ones she wants!

Valentine's Matchbooks:
Dimensions (closed) 3" w x 3 7/8" h.

















Materials: CS - White, Hollyhock (CTMH); Ink - Black, Hollyhock (CTMH); Stamps - $1.50 (CAN) Michael's promo stamps; 1 1/4" circle punch (SU!), Coluzzle swivel knife/mat/circle template, heart crystal stickers (Dollarama), 2-way glue (ZIG), stapler, Hershey's Kissable Friendship Exchange packages.

The matchbook is made from white cardstock (CS), cut 3" x 8 1/2" and then scored along the long edge at 3/4", 4 5/8" and 5". Fold the 3/4" piece up and staple the Valentine treat in the fold. The cover then folds up and over the treat and tucks in under the bottom 3/4" piece like a match book.

I created a "Valentine's chick" from THIS SITE to use as DD's signature, since DD is only 2 1/2 and can't write her name! LOL! I matted the circle in Hollyhock cardstock and adhered it to cover up the staple.
Check out this site and use the Chick Builder to make your very own custom "chick" with all your features and favourite things. Don't forget to add the BLING with the little magic wand!!!
Now I'm off to let DD colour these up with her pencil crayons - the girl LOVES to colour!
Don't forget - tomorrow is Turtle Tuesday!!!
Until next time, have a great day!

Friday, February 9, 2007

Friday and Taylor's Cupcake Friday!

Happy Friday!!!!!

Just wanted to share with you a give away on one of my new stamping friend's blog - many of you will already know her and her terrific site Taylored Expressions.
I sent Taylor the Michael's Valentine stamp sets (cupcake and "Cutie Pie") for her Cupcake Friday posting - and while it was in transit - she received the same set from someone else. So Taylor is now giving it away as Blog Candy - along with a fantastically cute card she made using the stamps.

Definitely go to her site, and leave her a comment! You can get a Friday Cupcake treat - FREE (and NO CALORIES!!!)
Thanks Taylor!

Here is the link to her site and the Friday Cupcake post - make sure you leave a comment for your chance to WIN!

Until next time - have a great day.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

ALMOST THE WEEKEND!

Well, it's almost the weekend! YEAH!

First of all - just to get some blog stuff out of the way - I wanted provide a link to the post I did on how to leave a comment. I have had a couple more e-mails from people just getting into checking these fun blog sites, but are not sure how to leave a comment (sending a big hello to AUSTRALIA!!!!!!) - so click HERE for instructions. I always love to read the comments!

OK - on to today....

Beary Sweet & Doodling:
Card dimensions: 3" w x 3" h

Materials: (all materials are CTMH unless otherwise indicated) Stamp - The Best Way: Ink - Black, CS - White Daisy, Grey Wool, Grey Flannel, Desert Sand, Bamboo, Blush, Vineyard Barry; Eyelets - White Daisy, Bamboo, Black; black Zig marker (fine tip), sandpaper.
This set was so fun - and I just love teddy bears.
To make these, the white card base is 3" x 6" and folded in half. The coloured mat is 2 3/4" square, and it is distressed with sandpaper for a 'worn' look (I love this about the cardstock from CTMH - it has a white inner core). Each of the teddy stamps were stamped in black ink onto 2 colours of coordinating CS (or 3 in the case of the ones holding the flowers) and then I cut out the tummies and muzzles of 1 colour and glued onto the base teddy (see picture for a better idea of that).
I first glued the CS mat onto the card front, and then glued the teddies on. Then it is all set with coordinating eyelets in the 4 corners. Last but not least - some doodling with my fine point black marker, to make the grass on either side of the bear. Doodling is all the rage right now - so get out your markers and give it a try. Perhaps you can even draw you own design or bear instead of stamping one!
Tomorrow, I hope to be able to share a new blog friend's give-away with you from her site, so pop back in and see!
Until next time, have a great day!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

MORE TEMPLATE FUN

As I mentioned in my post for Monday - there are some great things you can do with the templates found at Templates by Donovan. Check out the link and see what you would like to try out!
This set below uses the Cut Cards - Circus Cage template.
It is a Pop-Up card and gift tag - a lot of work (to cut the cage), but other than your time, there is not much to it! Would be a great card and gift tag for a special little boy!

In The Wild:
Card dimensions: 5 1/2" w x 4 1/4" h.



















Materials: (All materials from CTMH unless indicated) Paper - Wild Adventures paper pack Level 2 and Wild Adventures My Stickease; Stamp - In The Wild; Ink - Desert Sand, Terracotta, Black, Grey Wool; CS - Black, Grey wool, Desert Sand, Terracotta; hemp twine, white eyelets, orange brads (Making Memories).

Better get working on my Valentine's cards, as the big day is coming FAST!
Hopefully I can post some here in the next few days - to give you some ideas.

Until next time - have a great day!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

TURTLE TUESDAY!

Turtles, Turtles, ra ra ra;
Turtles, Turtles, ha ha ha!
Mmmmmm........I love Turtles!
(do I hear you singing yet??)

Well, because chocolate IS in fact a food group (despite what the Canada Food Guide says!) and Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I thought I'd make today all about chocolate Turtles.

A Turtle of a Different Kind:
Card dimensions - 5 1/2" w x 4" h.

Materials: CS - White, Sweet Leaf, Cocoa (CTMH); Stamps - What's For Dinner, Voila (SU!); Ink - White Daisy, Cocoa, Sweet Leaf, Breeze, Cocoa (CTMH); Ribbon - white grosgrain (CTMH), green (Offray); paper piercer/mat, jump ring, Cuttlebug die - Tiny Tags, waterbrush (CTMH).

This card is made with a base of Cocoa CS cut to 11 1/2" x 5 1/2". Score along the long edge at 4" and 8" (you will have 2 - 4" sections, and 1 - 3 1/2" section). Along the score line between the 4" and 3 1/2" section, perforate. I did this by using a paper piercer and pierced every 1/8" along the line.
(It is to be perforated so that the recipient of the card can remove this section and put it in their own recipe box.)
The cover of the card has a Sweet Leaf (green) mat sized 5 1/4" x 3 3/4", and then a white CS 5" x 3 1/2", with the sentiment printed on the computer, matching the R/G/B colours to CTMH's Sweet Leaf and Cocoa inks.
Tie white ribbon around the white and green CS before adhering to the card base. Tie 2 green ribbon pieces, and hang a small tag using a jump ring to the lowest tie.


Stamp the recipe card and Desserts stamp in Cocoa ink and colour as desired using your favourite technique - I used watercolouring. Cut to 5" x 3" and adhere to card. Then stamp another sentiment (Bon Appetit!) in the card.

To finish this off - I am going to write in a fantastic recipe for Chocolate Turtles Cookie Squares - and send off to a friend who needs a pick-me-up! Here is the recipe for all of you to try:

Chocolate Turtles Cookie Squares:
Ingredients -
1 3/4c flour
1 c sugar
1 c soft butter/margarine
1/3c unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2c pecan halves
1/2c packed brown sugar
3/4c semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine: flour, first sugar on list, cocoa and 1/2c of the butter.
Process into dough ball. Press into a foil-lined 9x13 pan.
Arrange pecan halves flat side down evenly and press slightly into dough. In small sauce pan, combine remaining butter and brown sugar. Cook over med. heat until it boils and boil 1 minute. Pour over mixture of dough. Bake 20 minutes or until topping bubbles. Remove from oven and sprinkle choc. chips on top. Do not spread chips. Cool and cut into squares.

Enjoy!
Next week's Turtles Tuesday will be a card for my special Valentine - DH!
Until next time, have a great day!

Monday, February 5, 2007

WELCOME LITTLE ONE

Well, the weather outside is frightful.
But the fire is so delightful.
And since the school buses are cancelled - let it snow...ooops I mean let it STOP snowing and blowing!
Darling Husband (DH) still has to go to school!!!!!

Hope everyone is driving safely and keeping warm inside today!
So, in light of that, something warm and fuzzy to post - for a new little baby. Who can't resist baby things - I know I can't!


Welcome Little One:
Card dimensions: 6 1/2" w x 5 " h.
Black mat dimensions: 6 1/4" w x 4 3/4" h.
Pink polka dot patterned paper dimensions: 6" w x 4 1/2 h.
Materials: CS - black, pink, white; PP - Polka dot (CTMH); Punches - Giga scalloped circle (Marvy), 1 1/4" and 1/2" circle (SU!), Daisy (Marvy); Stamp - RIveting (SU!); Ink: Black, Blush (CTMH); Ribbon - white grosgrain (CTMH), black gingham (SU!); black eyelets (CTMH), Coluzzle swivel knife/mat/circle template, paper piercer/mat, mini pop dots, mini glue dots, 2 white buttons, baby socks (Chikitoe), baby shoe template (Templates by Donovan).

This was a fun and quick set to make!

To make the baby carriage on the card - punch out a Giga scalloped circle and cut it in half. Slide 1 of the halves behind the other until you have a carriage base out of 1 half and a carriage hood out of the other, being careful to match the scallop pattern along the edge. Decorate as desired and use a small bit of ribbon as the handle. For the wheels, layer circles and secure with an eyelet as the wheel rim. I used the stamp set Riveting (SU!) and stamped the "Welcome Little One" on white CS, punched it out using the 1 1/4" circle (SU!) then punched out the inner circle decoration using the 1/2" punch. This 'lifesaver' looking piece then fits over the knot in the ribbon and is secure all by itself. To do the matching envelope - just punch out a bit of the seal edge with your 1 1/4" circle punch and glue (or stamp) another Riveting "Welcome Little One" in the place of the punched circle. See the picture to better get an idea of how that was done.


To make the baby shoes - I used a template from a great site called Templates by Donovan.
Here is the exact link to just that template: Baby Shoe Template. If you've never check out this site, you should. It has a lot of great templates with interesting ideas. I made a zoo cage animal card from a template on this site a while ago, but I'll post it on Wednesday after Turtle Tuesday - so you can see all the things you can do with those templates.
When you make these shoes, cut out the two pieces from your patterned paper (times 2, for 2 shoes), but then cut out another set of soles only from neutral cardstock, so that you have a firmer base to work with. First glue the tabs as indicated around one of the cardstock soles, and then glue the patterned sole to the outside bottom of that, to cover the tabs and make it look the same as the top of the shoe. Decorate as desired.

They are really to be shower favour cups but I thought they would look cute with a little pair of socks in them, and put on top of a present!
That's it for today - stay warm and safe!
Drop by tomorrow for another installment of Turtle Tuesday!
Until then, have a great day!

Sunday, February 4, 2007

RIBBON SHARE!

In case you are interested in getting your hands on some grosgrain ribbon - just wanted to let you know that Jody (AKA texasjodylynn) is doing another ribbon share for February.
I just got in on this one today (shared with a couple of my crafting buddies) - and if you are interested, check it out here!

Confessions of a Ribbon Addict

Oh - and she also has a Prima flower share on as well.

Until next time - have a great day!