Tag Archives: gems

Not the GUM DROP BUTTONS!

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Cut a strip 1×12 and fold as shown for the wall around the outside, glue bottom to one side of the card

I used Gypsy/Cricut Cartridge Gingerbread and cut 2 ornament shadows to 2.5 inches, and placed a circle cut in the center of one.  Then cut  a strip of paper about 1 in. X 12  in.   folded it lengthwise as shown in the bottom picture.  Save your cut circle piece for a template for whatever you are wanting to use inside the shaker, you can throw away the middle circle afterword.

Take a couple of foam dots or squares and attach them to the middle back wall to make your inside decoration circle   (float) making sure you line it up with the front or top portion as you attach your decorative circle, you want to see it directly when looking through the peep-hole! cut a piece of clear plastic or acetate bigger than the hole and glue to the inside of the front to cover the hole, let everything dry before adding your glitter, or whatever you choose to put into the shaker ornament.  Then attach your front, lay flat to dry. 

After everything is dried pinch the top pieces together and punch a circle, add an eyelet, and your fibers.    I may have just made that seem harder than it is, sorry if I did.  I found it pretty hard to explain this. 

I used an ATD Cardstock stack by Momenta  PA-2167  HSH  12×12 TXT CS PAD  Artist:Beth Gunnell

Gypsy/Cricut Cartridge Gingerbread (but there are many other carts and SVGs with a similar shape)

No sew glue

acetate, mine is reused  from packaging

glitter

A little ink around edges of the paper pieces

Foam Dots

eyelet

Crop a Dile

red fiber

Swirls are cut from patterned gems

 bow

holly is crystals glued w glassy accents to floral wire and silk flower leaves hand cut to make holly leaves

 flowers are small flower punch, punched twice and layered added pearls from CTMH  these are Mocha

I it!

This is for a swap, but I want to keep it! LOL    If I make another I will make the depth of the bottom more shallow so that I wont have to use so much glitter to pile up at the gingerbread man’s feet.  I had to open this back up and put in a bit of foam air dry clay stuff to fill the space, so I wouldn’t have to use so much glitter.  You learn as you go huh?   I love this ornament! Do I really have to send it away? 

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you are inspired!   Please leave a comment to let me know what you think!

Using Spackling tape/Halloween tags

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Spackling tape about $4 at hardware store for huge roll

Prima flowers/Glimmer spray

packaging off stuff bought for Halloween

glue

fine Martha Stewart glitter

Stazon

tattered flowers die/ cardboard

yellow, orange, sage cardstock

pumpkins cut from a Halloween candy bag, and gel pins

ribbon

bling

distress ink

mini stapler

Crystal beads

wire

buttons

Stamp from

Sprouts stamp for the phrase

the other, I will have to look (frame stamp)

 

 

Softball Mini Album #1

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Thank you Anita for some of these papers! 🙂  They are truely appreciated, I was able to tint them with ink to bring a softball feel to the baseballs!  Perfect, My daughter is quite satisfied!

Color box Lemon Grass pigment ink

red and clear gems

Blue card stock

yellow/green card stock

A couple different Paper studio softball papers

DCWV cardstock Zebra

heart punch

circle punch

flowers stolen off the bouquet in my bathroom Shhhhh!

butterfly punches, small and medium

Ribbon

Momenta sentiments from a birthday stack

Cricut cuts from Sentiments

Paper trimmer

 

Princess “Dream Big” Mini Album created for My 2yr old

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OH MY GOODNESS !!! I just found “slide show”!!!  Im getting a little happier about moving from Blogspot by the minute.

I created this mini in a motel, where the baby and I went to work with my hubby, we stayed 8 days, he left before daylight and returned  about 11pm 8 days in a roll!  No pool, no microwave, no refrigerator, only about 9 channels on the TV and no breakfast!  It was horrible….I did get this sweet mini out of the deal and when we moved motels we were in a super lux motel with an indoor pool, free totally wonderful breakfast bar where they loaded you up for your room before you left, Big fluffy towels, hot tub, and an awesome suite with 2 big screen TVs, and a beautiful bathroom with a huge tub,  that we were able to bring all the children.

Traditions Simply Elegant Mini Album

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I dont even know where to begin, so much is crammed in this mini!  Lots of Dollar Tree embellishment stickers, Lots of Prima stamps, K&Co Paper Moss form Dollar Tree, Dollar tree satin roses,  Flowers I made, Flowers friends made, Flowers bought in bulk. Cricut Cuts, Package inserts, The bird on the bottom of the second page was hand cut.  The kep holes are a Tom Holts Sizzix Die.  The pink rose and the love charm were gifts from Krista, from Krista’s Paper Cafe.   I must however tell you, the paper piecing of the bird in the gold cage, was bought on Ebay, I couldnt resist him, and I dont remember who it was. When I find out, I will definitely (as always) give credit where credit is due!  The mini is simply healed together by a thick string of jute.  I love the simple graceful elegance of this one!