Thursday, July 17, 2014

clipboard gift set

So, it's time to restock my gift box.  I make several different items over the year to store for Christmas and end of school year gifts.  It makes my life so much easier to grab the box and have the kids choose items they want to give and filling special request doesn't stress me because the kids often love what's already there.  Only the kids closest friends get special custom items. 
The clipboard was found at a Rubber Rummage Sale for .50 and was unfinished.  The pad of paper was on clearance at Michael's for .99 and the paper clips was a package of 24 for .70.  After adding the paper and embellishments, this gift cost less than $3. 
I covered both sides of the clipboard, sanding and inking the edges.  I added a strip of damask washi tape to add a bit of flair.  I cut a piece of scrap to mount the paper clips and placed it under the clip.  I added a bit of washi to the paperclips and notched them with the banner punch.  I wrapped baker's twine around the board to help keep it all together.  I can finish it off with a tag at a later time.  Thanks for looking!  April

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Off the Chart Thanks

This card is made with a retired Stampin' Up set called Off the Chart and SN@P papers.  I stamped the chart in Jet Black staz-on and mounted it on a piece of Basic Black.  The SN@P papers coordinate with Smokey Slate, Baja Breeze, and Red Riding Hood.  I punched the banners from the banner punch from SU Sale-a-bration, mounting on Basic Grey baker's twine.  The glasses are metal charms from Hobby Lobby's Paper Studio.  I inked the glasses in Jet Black staz-on and heated with a heat gun to set.  Thanks for looking!  April

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Embossing Folder Storage

My youngest just got a new pair of shoes so I stole to make new storage for my ever growing stock of embossing folders.  I used some mod podge on the outside with some Paper Studio designer paper on the outside.  I also recycled the chipboard from the MPP kits and cut with the Tim Holtz bracket die.  I used my label machine to make the titles.  I also recycled some manila folders my husband had ready to recycle to make mini folders.  The tabs are scap pieces of Bo Bunny Back to Basics dots and are punched with the SU tab punch or a corner rounder.  I embossed each folder in it's matching design for quick reference.  The large tabs are for my favorite and frequently used folders.  Thanks for looking!  April
example of completed folder

Friday, July 11, 2014

Hey There butterfly

I have been playing around with the butterfly mask a bit more and wanted to use the My Paper Pumpkin Welcome kit stamps.  I started with Whisper White paper then inked in Wisteria Wonder, Baja Breeze, and Daffodil Delight.  Next, I used the spots stamp with Night of Navy ink and kept stamping without reinking for a faded look.  I also used Night of Navy for the sentiment.  Last, I added a few gemstones, keeping it fairly flat for mailing.  Thanks for looking!  April

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Make a Wish

I was playing around with my new SU Banner framelits and the SU Perfect Pennants stamps.  I have seen so many cards with the middle cut out right now and wanted to try it. 
The base is kraft with layers of Very Vanilla and eggplant.  I used the stars from Banner Blast and Perfect Pennants in Daffodil Delight.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark with yellow and white embossing powders.  I paper pieced the center of the sentiment and wrapped it in a bit of baker's twine.  The front is popped up on dimensionals.  I made a few mini arrows from the bitty banner punch.  Thanks for looking!  April
close up of mini arrow in punch
view from angle