Thursday, June 9, 2016

Cute Mugs!

I am a coffee drinker!!!  These would may the cutest treat cups for a party!  You could fill them with chocolates, cookies or even a gift card.  Wouldn't one of these cups be cute filled with goodies as a teachers gift.  Or for an Alice in Wonderland party. There are so many gift ideas for these cups!

 

 


Supplies:
Robin's Nest Pink Glitter Swirl Cardstock & Rosy Diamond Cardstock
Cutter
ScorPal
Double stick adhesive
Trim - optional

 
To get 2 cups from one piece of 12 X 12 cardstock, make your 8 1/2 inch cut first.  Then cut at 6 inches.  For the handle cut a 1/2 inch by 5 inch strip of paper.
 
 
Score on the 8 1/2 inch side every inch, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, leaving 1/2 inch at the end.

Then on the 6 inch side score at 1 1/2 inches and 4 1/2 inches.  Score with a bone folder!


On the 1/2 side cut a tab as pictured above.
 
On one of the 6 inch sides cut every inch to the score line.

On the opposite side put a strip of double sided tape, leave a half inch free of tape on the end opposite of the tab you cut.

Here is a picture of the tab cut, the cuts to the score line and the tape.
 
 
 
Remove the tape and fold over, this is the top of the cup.  This makes the cup sturdy having the paper doubled around the top.
 


Make sure all scores have been burnished with a bone folder.
 
Put double sided tape on the right side of the tab.
 
Slide the tab between the folds at the top of the mug.


Put double sided tap on four tabs next to each other.

Tape each tab to the one opposite, lining them up to keep the shape of the mug.



 
Until all four taped tabs are done as pictured above.

To attach the handle, put tape on the right side of the pattern paper and attach to the mug about 1 1/2 inches from the top.

On the opposite end put double sided tape on the wrong side of the pattern paper and attach at the base of the mug.
 
 
 
THERE YOU HAVE A FEW MUGS!!!!

 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Robin's Nest Canvas Book

Today on the Robin's Nest blog see my tutorial on how to make this mini canvas book!
 
 


Toooo Cute...

This has got to be one of my favorite photos of my sister, brother and me!  The expression on our faces are just too cute.  I can imagine what I was saying or what my brother was thinking!  During this month I plan to share some of my tips, tricks and ideas when I scrapbook on pages 6x6... this size book would make a sweet gift for a mother, father, grandmother, aunt, sister and even a friend.
 
 
When I work with smaller size pages I usually use wallet size pictures if I am getting them printed.  If I am printing them at home I try to keep them 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 or smaller. For this page I took three sections of the main photo and blew them up.  I call these "focus shots".... the hand holding, feet and the little purse!

Supplies:
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Birds on Wire
Embossing Powder - Squash Blossom 
Versa Mark
Birdcages & Chandeliers Cardstock
White Gesso
Double Sided Tape
Glue Stick
Tacky Glue
Washi Tape

 
For this project I used the 12 X 12 Birdcages & Chandeliers Cardstock cut into four - 6 x 6. This page is made with 2 of the 6 x 6 pieces of the Birdcages & Chandeliers Cardstock. 

 
Only one of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Birds on Wire will be used on this page. 

 
One of the end Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Birds on Wire is inked with VersaMark and heat embossed with Embossing Powder - Squash Blossom. 

 
Take one of the 6 x 6 pieces of the Birdcages & Chandeliers Cardstock and rip it in thirds as shown. Eye ball the bottom third to be sure the smaller photo fit... see next step... The middle piece will not be used on this project.

 
Turn over the bottom piece of ripped paper and with Double Sided Tape attach the smaller images with the torn edge facing down or to the outside. You will see what I mean on the picture of the finished page.   

 
Cut the smaller images apart... leaving the torn edge.

 
With Double Sided Tape adhere the largest piece of the Birdcages & Chandeliers Cardstock to one of the 6x6 pieces back side of the Birdcages & Chandeliers Cardstock as pictured above.

 
Dry brush White Gesso on the page.... be sure not to have too much gesso on the brush.

 
My image was perfect to perch on the paper... looks like a wall for the three to sit on. Adhere the fussy cut image with Glue Stick.


 
Attach the embossed Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Bird on Wire with Tacky Glue.
 
 
Add Washi Tape over the chandeliers partially across the page.
 
 
Attach the matted "Focus Shots" over the Washi Tape... it is ready for journaling!
 
 

A finished 6x6 layout!!!
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Card That Brings Back Memories!

This card brings many memories.  I have two sisters and we has so much fun together when we were younger... playing outside.  This image reminds me of when we would play tag!  Anyone else ever play tag?




Supplies:
Rubber Stamp Depot - Three Sisters image
Black ink
Black Embossing Powder
Kaiser Craft Botanical Odyssey
Water Brush
Niji Paints
Flower
Giant Image Rhinestones
Double Stick Tape
Glue Stick
Tacky Glue
Card Base

For this project all papers are from the Kaiser Craft Botanical Odyssey 6 1/2 inch pad.  In the back of the pad are 4 pages of die cuts, I incorporated a few on the card.

First, choose a piece of Kaiser Craft Botanical Odyssey to stamp the Rubber Stamp Depot - Three Sisters image with Black ink, then emboss with Black Embossing Powder.


This sheet of the Kaiser Craft Botanical Odyssey is perfect... it provides a light patterned background for the images.


 
I love layers, the Kaiser Craft Botanical Odyssey paper pad provides a lot of choices of paper that compliment each other... Pictured I have a base mat for the card and other pieces I plan to layer, plus several die cuts.  These and larger papers are adhered with Double Stick Tape and the die cut images with Glue Stick to the Card Base.

I did this a little backwards... I wasn't planning to colorize the image, but it looked a bit dull.  My Water Brush and Niji Paints did the trick.  Since my card was assembled I tried to use as little water as possible to keep the card from warping.
 
To add a bit of bling I cut a flower in half and adhered to the card with Tacky Glue!
 
 
Then on top of the flower add a Giant Rhinestones!!!
 
 
 
 
Here is a die cut tucked under one of the layers of paper!