Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Christmas Tissue Box Cover with Tutorial

This week I made something I have been

planning on making for a MONTH, but I keep

putting it off. I made a cover for a box of tissue.

I know you can buy the ceramic kind in all the

home stores, but I wanted to make one out

of paper.

What I actually did was take the original box and

cover it with pp and embellishments. However, I

wanted to make something I could use over and

over. I was actually thinking about making

something that I could sell on ETSY or at some

of the local shops that sell homemade items.

So, I knew I had to make it so that it could be

opened when it ran out. Then when you buy a

new box of tissue, you simply open it, pull out the

tissue and put it in the lovely decorated box!

So, to begin, I took my first box of tissues, and

I carefully slid my thumb under one side to lift up

without ripping it, as in the first pic. The 2nd and

3rd pics simply show how the tissue looks as you

carefully (I keep saying that for a reason! If you

rip it, you will have to start all over!) open the side

all the way.

I then adhered pp from Reminisce on each
side of the box. Two of the sides are the same,
with the candy cane pp and a pre-tied bow on
opposite sides of the box. The two other
opposing sides have the Christmas tree pp.
One of these sides has the ornament that was cut out of pp which was in my stash. (This is the photo at the top of this post.) I have it adhered with pop dots, and it is adhered to the very Christmasy red ribbon with pearls that also runs along the top. (I just think it is so pretty!) Obviously I also added a snowflake (by K & Co.), and a little snowman embellishment with a circle punched piece of white glittered pp under it to help it stand out. I measured a square of the glittery pp to fit the top and used my circle cutter to cut out a hole in the middle to pull out the tissue. I added several red jewels of various sizes for some extra bling! My favorite side is the one with JOY on it. I adhered the red glittered chipboard letters to punched out circles of the white glittered pp, and then adhered them to the side that I had made into a flap to open and close. I added another bit of the ribbon across the top of this side also.
That's it! These are going to two blog challenges this week. Allsorts Challenge (Week 32)
wants to see anything but a card, and Practical Scrappers wants to see anything Christmas
one more time. (The links to both of these are in my sidebar.) I think this fits the bill for both!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed and merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Have a Beary Merry Christmas!

Wanted to show you a card I made using the adorable image given to us by Digital Delights by Louby Lou. The image is called "Christmas Bells Charlie", and we were lucky enough to get him as a freebie to use in their digi challenge at SNR's Card Universe. I didn't do the challenge, which was to make a tag or ornament, but I wanted to use this cute bear, so I made a card for the challenge this week at Practical Scrappers (the links to both of these sites are in my sidebar - you should definitely have a look!). Anyway, Practical Scrappers wants us to make anything to do with Christmas, so here is my card. Btw, I colored Charlie with copics, intentionally making the brown not smooth, so it would look more like fur. The green pp is from Creative Imaginations, and the pretty Christmas tree pp is from Reminisce. So here is my card:

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's Christmas Time!

Hello everyone,

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. It snowed here just slightly - just enough to be pretty and to make me wish for a white Christmas. I had Christmas on the brain because we are getting our tree tomorrow and also because I have been busy making Christmas creations. Wanted to show this this card I made that meets the criteria for 2 challenges. One is by Crafty Creations and the other is by Creative Inspirations. Both of these blogs are new to me, and I was really impressed by both! So here is the Christmas card and matching tag I made, which is what Creative Inspirations wanted this time.

I took a pic of the back of the tag too, which also matches.

The card also meets the criteria for Crafty Creations.

They wanted to see lace and distressing for their card

challenge this week. You can see the green lace on the left

side of the card. I distressed the edges of all the pp and cs

with my CTMH edge distressor and lots of inking. I did the

same for the tag, too. The Christmas tree stamp is from
Inkadinkado. To get the color I wanted,
I had to stamp it with clear embossing ink, and then used green embossing powder which I heat set. I colored in the garland with gold Smooch, and used a couple of shades of Copics for the red decorations. I also used a white pen to highlight the garland and throughout the tree, because it just looked too solid. The star on top was made with gold Stickles. The pp I used is Graphic 45, Webster's Pages (creme color), and My Little Yellow Bicycle (green).
The little stockings were in my stash. I was pretty happy with how this set turned out! Hope you like it too.

Thanks for looking and have a blessed weekend!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Catching Up Again! Christian Paper Crafts and My Sketch World

Olivia and Max -Beautiful Wonders is a perfect title for this pair!

Hello everyone. I cannot believe it has been this long since I have posted to this blog! I could have posted a smiley face and said Hello, at least. Unfortunately, my life and my brain has been scattered all over the place, and obviously I haven't blogged at all. I could blame Matt being home from school for Thanksgiving, but I didn't see him enough to blame him. Cant' blame Thanksgiving cause I didn't cook for a crowd this year. Poor dh didn't even get to come home for Thanksgiving. So, I'll stop looking for excuses, even though there are a few valid ones. I will take a minute to share a few things with you.

First, Cindy at Christian Paper Crafts needed some help on the forum. I asked what I could do and was very happy and honored when she asked if I would give the journaling questions for the Faith Journals we keep there. I did my first question today and will be doing them every Wed and Sat. Patter was doing them, but she has stepped down from CPC. Big shoes to fill! Fortunately, I only have to fill one little part of them! I have been praying for God to show me how I can get more involved in combining my love of scrappy things and stamping, etc. with my love of the Lord. This is a wonderful start!

Thought I would show you a card I did for them today. The reference for it is CPCCAS30. It is for their Case Card Saturday Challenge. I cased a card from their gallery done by Barb. She used a Tilda (from Magnolia) on her card, and used a Spellbinder's embossed oval for her sentiment. I am happy to say that I used a 50% off coupon and FINALLY got my first spellbinder's die. I got the Large Oval Nestabilities. I used them in my Sizzix BigKick and had no problem. I did have to use the Spellbinder's tan embossing mats and fold some cs to use as a shim, but it was a breeze. I'd be glad to help anyone that has questions about that process in their Sizzix. So here is my card:

I colored my Tilda with Copics and also a little Azure Smooch for part of the flowers. I chalked the backgrounds of the image & the sentiment. I used Stickles to outline the edge of the Spellbinder's embossed oval. The pp is My Mind's Eye. I really enjoy coloring with my Copics. It is so relaxing. I also love to do chalking. It is sooooo forgiving! Need to use my chalks more.

As you may know, MSW, along with Dixie Pieces, has been having a month long crop. The girls really got into it, and there are so many beautiful creations in the galleries there from the "Use Your Stash" crop. Everyone certainly did. My good friend Ginni had over 10,000 points, which means LOTS of creations! There were a few people that had even more points than Ginni. Everyone should go to the gallery and have a look. Leave some luv while you are at it! (I still need to do that). I only had time to do a few creations for the crop, but here are a couple of the cards I made and also the lo I made of my darling neice and nephew, Olivia and Max, which is at the top of this post.
This card was made for a distressing challenge. I think you can see where I used my CTMH edge distresser and inked the edges. The image is a free image from an old Stampington magazine! I love it!

The next card was made for a challenge where a transparency had to be used on the card. I used some Hamblen transparencies on some holiday silver cs.

I made a few more creations, including a lo of Missy when she was in kindergarten. However, I am just out of time. I hope to get back here tomorrow and show you a couple of other things, including the lo of Missy. I KNOW she wants everyone to see a photo of her in kindergarten!
Have a blessed night!