Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Inspired Card

Fall is my favorite time of the year...I am so inspired by the changing leaves. (Have you noticed them yet...)
I saw a similar card designed by a fellow Stampin Up! demonstrator on the Demonstrator gallery, and wanted to re-create it to share with you.
The background was stamped with the En Francais' background stamp,  Leaf stamp was from Gently Falling stamp set,inked with Versamark, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then sponged over the leaf image with Pumpkin Pie ink.

The Early Expresso cardstock on the bottom was dry embosed with our new Woodgrain Textured Impressions embossing Folder (Holiday Mini pg. 33 love it...).  The sentiment was stamped with the new Seasonal Sayings stamp set (Holiday Mini pg. 34).  It was then die cut with the Apothecary Accents Framelits, and then I used the Essentials paper-Piercing pack.

Hope you enjoyed todays card... thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Halloween Altered Mini Milk Carton Tutorial!

Hey Gals!
Yes, you read correctly...this is my first tutorial! (So be kind on your reviews)
Isn't this little box just toooo stinkin cute!  Well, I am going to share with you how I created it from 2 of the Sizzix Mini Milk Carton Bigz L die cuts & the awsome Big Shot die cut machine!!!
Start by cutting 2 milk cartons (item #117310 $32.95) . Then you lay them out as pictured.  Cut off the last section on the right.  (my pic not exact...when cut, you should have 3 horizontal sections plus the little flap on the left.
This next photo shows them better....see only 3 full flaps plus the small edge for adhering them together.  I used Tombow Multipurpose liquid glue (Item #110755 $3.95) to assemble.
then glue the 2nd flap to the inside of the box (looks like a tube at this point).
Then on the bottom, cut slits on each flap to help them lay down easily.
Looking down from the top of the box, you now have a hexigon.  In this photo the bottom flaps have been glued down.
Then on the top of the box, fold on all the pre-scored lines to a shape, similar to a star. (because you attached 2 boxes, you will need to add two folds where they haven't been scored.  (You'll see what I mean when you assemble yours')
Next, use hole punch & punch holes as illustrated, on each side of the points.
Fill your box with goodies, I also added some cardstock (basic black 1 1/2 x 11)  & designer paper (1 x 12) for added decoration.  I used Bakers Twine and fished through the holes & pulled tight to close box top. 
Note:  for the Mini Milk Carton die cut it is recommended that you use the Standard Premium Crease Pad (Item #113476 $8.95)
Additional supplies: Ghoulish Googlies Bundle (pg. 27) Holiday Mini Catalog,  Item #129853 clear mount bundle $16.95 , Item 129852 wood mount bundle $20.95.  Basic Black Classic Ink, Basic Black Scalloped Dots Ribbon.