Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew

Fabric Scissors Holder-Big Shot and the Petal Cone Die

For my second project for this month's Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew challenge, I made these fabric scissor holders using the Big Shot and Petal Cone die (retiring). 

 

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These are such a great no sew project, and they make great gifts for any crafter in your life.

I simply cut 2 7"x7" square pieces of fabric.  I ironed a piece of felt in between the 2 pieces using Stampin' Up! fabric adhesive (retiring) to secure, then cut the sandwich out using the Big Shot and Petal Cone die.  The felt in between the 2 layers of fabric is optional, but does add some weight and strength to the holders. 

When the fabric is cut using the Petal Cone die, it has a side tab that you will simply trim off. 

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Apply a bead of fabric glue to the inside edge. (You probably don't need this much glue.  It came gushing out of the bottle-oops!)

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Then fold the fabric in half, lining up the edges.  

Fold down the top round edge of the cone and tack it down with a little dab of fabric glue underneath. (Again, you don't need this much glue.  I have a love/hate relationship with this stuff.  It's either clogged up in the opening or comes gushing out.  I think the temperature in the house has something to do with it too.  We're finally warming up!)

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You can add the 1/2 scalloped circle that is also cut from the die to the back of the holder for a little more added interest.  Or not...

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The flowers were cut out of scrap pieces of felt using the Big Shot and Fun Flowers die, layered together and glued down using fabric glue.  Add buttons, twine or ribbon if desired.

Supplies Used:

Big Shot, Petal Cone and Fun Flowers die, Fabric Adhesive (retiring), Twitterpated, Flirtatious and More Amore Designer Fabric (retiring), felt, fabric glue



Happy Stampin'!

Rosettes in Petal Cone

I created this May Day cone for one of our May Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew challenges.  The challenge was to use one of our favorite Big Shot dies.  I chose the Petal Cone die (retiring).  I use it for a variety of projects, and I'm sad to see it retiring.

The flowers were made with the Designer Rosette Bigz XL die, another one of my favorites. 

I have created a quick and simple tutorial on how to make the Rosettes using the Rosette die.

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Here's a view of the back side of the cone.

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Supplies Used:

Paper: So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Island Indigo, Pool Party, In Color Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Petal Cone  Bigz L and Designer Rosette Bigz XL dies, 1” circle, Bitty Butterfly, 7/8” Scallop Circle and rectangle punches, Island Indigo 3/8” Ruffled Ribbon,  Summer Smooches brads, Sticky Strip, glue gun, wooden skewers, pearl, Easter grass

 


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Memories of China-Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew

The last challenge in April for the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew was to create a scrapbook page focusing on punches.

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I created this quick and easy scrapbook page in My Digital Studio to celebrate the trip my Mom and I made to China in 2006.  I simply added a variety of Designer Series Paper punched pieces behind the photos.

Supplies  Used:

My Digital Studio

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In Color Happy Birthday Present

By the way, this is my 1000th post!!!

One of our challenges for this month's Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew was to use our least favorite of the 2011-2013 In Colors (Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder). 

Well, I couldn't choose my least favorite because I like and use all of them!

So, I created this Happy Birthday Present card using 1" strips of Designer Series Paper in each of the 5 colors for a clean and simple design.  This is a great way to use up paper scraps!

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Supplies Used: (all supplies are Stampin' Up!)

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Banners

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Whisper White, 2011-2013 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks

Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelit, Black grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dot

Happy Stampin'!

Dress Form Pop 'n Cuts Suitcases

I'm having so much fun being a member of the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew

Each month, we are given 4 challenges to share with you in the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew Gallery.

One of our March challenges was for us to use the color Island Indigo and Fan Fair Designer Series Paper.  I created these suitcases using my Big Shot and the Dress Form Pop 'n Cuts (found in the Spring Catalog) as the base.

I've created a quick pdf tutorial on tips for using the Pop 'n Cuts accessories, along with details for creating this card.  Enjoy!

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Here is the front of the card:

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I also thought you'd like to see my inspiration for this card.  I found these cute suitcases on www.papersource.com.  Perfect for the inspiration!

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Supplies Used: (all supplies are Stampin' Up!)

Stamp Sets: My Digital Studio for "bon voyage" greeting, My Digital Studio "World Tour" digital download for tag on front

Paper: Very Vanilla as card base, Island Indigo for suitcases, Basic Gray for suitcase rack, Cajun Craze for suitcase handles, Fan Fair Designer Series Paper for inside of top suitcase, card front and inside card front

Accessories: Big Shot, Card Base Pop 'n Cuts, Dress Form Pop 'n Cuts, square Lattice Embossing Folder, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Neutral brads, oval, scallop oval and corner rounder punches, 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim, My Digital Studio


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Paper Shadow Box-Fan Fair Product Suite

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I created this shadow box for a specific Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew challenge.  I wanted to keep it fairly simple with only 2 compartments and using black and white with a pop of red.  More embellishments could have been added, but again, I wanted to keep it simple.

Here's how to create your own paper shadow box!

You can make any size of shadow box and add as many inserts and compartments as you'd like.  The basic scoring measurements remain the same.

For the final shadow box, I started with a 12"x9" piece of Basic Black textured card stock.  It's finished size is 8"x 5".  The inside compartment (without dividers) measures 7"x 4".  I used a sheet of 12"x9" Whisper White card stock for the instructions.

Score every 1/2" on all 4 sides: 1/2", 1", 1 1/2" and 2 ".

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 On 2 sides, score at 2 1/2" and 9 1/2" to the last or 2" score line.

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Cut out the 4 corners as shown below, leaving a tab on each side.  You will remove the 12 squares on the end, leave the middle 4, and remove the inside 4.

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Apply Sticky Strip to each of the tabs.

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Fold all the score lines in towards the center.  Use a bone folder to get crisp score lines.

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Apply Sticky Strip to the each side on what will be the inside roll.

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Peel off the red backing on the Sticky Strip and roll each side towards the center creating the frame of your shadow box.  Apply a little pressure to make sure the Sticky Strip holds each side of the frame in place.

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Peel off the red backing on the Sticky Strip on the 4 tabs.  Fold them in to help square the box and finish off the look of the sides of the frame.

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Now, you are ready to create the inside compartments of the shadow box.  You can have as many compartments and configure them any way you'd like. 

I would suggest creating and attaching the inserts first, before adding the compartment dividers. You can insert them into the box and use the dividers to hide any seams.

This box was created for a specific Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew challenge.  In the challenge, we were to use sets from the Fan Fair Product Suite found in the main catalog (pages 106-107).  I chose to use the sets Elements of Style and Postage Due.  For the Elements of Style compartment, I simply stamped the image on a piece of 3 1/4 x 3 3/4" white card stock using Black Stazon.

The Postage Due compartment was made using the My Digital Studio download.  I simply resized it in MDS and printed the image out on white card stock.  I also sized and printed out the 2 postage stamp images on white card stock.  I then punched them out using my Postage Stamp punch and layered them over Cherry Cobbler for a pop of color.

Both pieces were attached to the inside of the box using SNAIL adhesive.

Then, it was time to create the compartment divider.

For this shadow box, I started with a scrap of black textured card stock(left over from the original cut and white for the instructions) measuring 4 1/4" x 2 1/2".

Score it at 1/2", 1, 1 1/2" and 2".

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 Fold along the score lines using the bone folder to get crisp score lines. 

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Apply a piece of Sticky Strip to the inside roll.  I apologize that this photo is so blurry.  My camera was having trouble focusing white card stock on white background!

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I  knew I only wanted 2 compartments and the inside height measurement of the box is 4".  Once the piece was scored and rolled, I double-checked the fit and trimmed it down to 4" before the final Sticky Strip assembly.

Peel off the red backing on the Sticky Strip and roll the piece forming the compartment divider.  Apply another piece of Sticky Strip to the bottom.  Peel off the red backing and insert into the box.

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For the handle at the top, I cut a scrap of black textured card stock (again left over from the original cut) 1/2" x 7" and slightly curved the ends.  I then attached it to the top using Mini Glue Dots.

For a shadow box measuring 8"x8" (inside measurements without dividers 7"x7"),start with a 12"x 12" piece of card stock.  Use the same scoring measurements.  The length of your dividers will change depending on how you want to configure the compartments.

 

Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Sets: Elements of Style, Postage Due (MDS download)

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Basic Black 12" x 9" textured, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Board and Stylus ( a must for this project-easy scoring!), bone folder, Postage Stamp Punch, heart from Artisan Embellishment Kit, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, My Digital Studio, computer/printer

Happy Stampin'!

Life on the Hardscrabble-MDS Scrapbook Pages

I wanted to share the scrapbook pages I created as part of the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew Challenges for January and February.

One of our first assignments as part of the Creative Crew was to create a scrapbook page celebrating what inspires us. Honestly, I am not a scrapbooker, so at first this challenge was a little out of my comfort zone. Every year I create a wall calendar using My Digital Studio featuring photographs I have taken around our property throughout the year. I simply used some of those calendar photos to create a scrapbook page. We live in a small house in a big forest, and the beauty around us is my daily inspiration!

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February's challenge was a sketch challenge.  I again struggled with the scrapbook page part of it, but when I began using the photographs as my inspiration, it came together pretty quick.

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Supplies Used: My Digital Studio

Happy Stampin'!

Faux Flocking-Lovely as a Tree

I am very honored to be a member of the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew

This is my contribution for our Color Focus challenge of Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand.  I used the Faux Flocking Technique.

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Faux Flocking:  Use a cutting tool to distress the edges of scrap pieces of card stock.  For this card, colors used were Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals and Pretty in Pink.

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Once you have a good sized pile of flocking, apply Crystal Effects or other glue to stamped image. For this card, the tree was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock using Sahara Sand ink.

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Using a pair of tweezers, apply the pieces of flocking to the glue. Set aside to dry completely.

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Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Sets: Lovely As a Tree, Essentials

Ink: Raspberry Ripple

Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand

Accessories: Cutting Tool, Crystal Effects, Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon

 

Happy Stampin'!

More Amore Origami Shadow Box

I am very honored to be a member of the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew!

One of our February challenges was to create a Valentine's Day card.  Here is my contribution, a quick and easy origami shadow box card.

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Start with a 4 x 4 piece of double-sided designer paper.  Fold it in half one way, then fold it in half the other way.  Open it up and fold each of the corners into the middle.  Then, fold the tip of each section back.  Use a bone folder to get a crisp fold. 

 

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The cool thing about this fold is that you can close the shadow box for an easy fit into a envelope.

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Supplies Used: (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Basic Gray

Paper: Pool Party, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, More Amore Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Hearts Framelits, Word Window, Modern Label, Owl Builder punches, Dimensionals, bone folder

Happy Stampin'!

Patterned Occasions Doily-Thanks a Ton Elephant

I am very honored to be a member of the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew!

One of our February challenges was to use the paper doilies found in the Spring Seasonal Catalog.

This was my contribution:

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I paired the paper doily with the fun elephant image from Patterned Occasions found in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. This card makes me smile!

Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Set: Patterned Occasions (Sale-A-Bration choice)

Ink: Going Gray, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo

Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Neutrals Paper Pack

Accessories: paper doily, Big Shot, Circles #2 die

Happy Stampin'!

Paper Shadow Box-Fan Fair Product Suite

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I created this shadow box for a specific Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew challenge.  I wanted to keep it fairly simple with only 2 compartments and using black and white with a pop of red.  More embellishments could have been added, but again, I wanted to keep it simple.

Here's how to create your own paper shadow box!

You can make any size of shadow box and add as many inserts and compartments as you'd like.  The basic scoring measurements remain the same.

For the final shadow box, I started with a 12"x9" piece of Basic Black textured card stock.  It's finished size is 8"x 5".  The inside compartment (without dividers) measures 7"x 4".  I used a sheet of 12"x9" Whisper White card stock for the instructions.

Score every 1/2" on all 4 sides: 1/2", 1", 1 1/2" and 2 ".

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 On 2 sides, score at 2 1/2" and 9 1/2" to the last or 2" score line.

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Cut out the 4 corners as shown below, leaving a tab on each side.  You will remove the 12 squares on the end, leave the middle 4, and remove the inside 4.

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Apply Sticky Strip to each of the tabs.

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Fold all the score lines in towards the center.  Use a bone folder to get crisp score lines.

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Apply Sticky Strip to the each side on what will be the inside roll.

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Peel off the red backing on the Sticky Strip and roll each side towards the center creating the frame of your shadow box.  Apply a little pressure to make sure the Sticky Strip holds each side of the frame in place.

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Peel off the red backing on the Sticky Strip on the 4 tabs.  Fold them in to help square the box and finish off the look of the sides of the frame.

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Now, you are ready to create the inside compartments of the shadow box.  You can have as many compartments and configure them any way you'd like. 

I would suggest creating and attaching the inserts first, before adding the compartment dividers. You can insert them into the box and use the dividers to hide any seams.

This box was created for a specific Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew challenge.  In the challenge, we were to use sets from the Fan Fair Product Suite found in the main catalog (pages 106-107).  I chose to use the sets Elements of Style and Postage Due.  For the Elements of Style compartment, I simply stamped the image on a piece of 3 1/4 x 3 3/4" white card stock using Black Stazon.

The Postage Due compartment was made using the My Digital Studio download.  I simply resized it in MDS and printed the image out on white card stock.  I also sized and printed out the 2 postage stamp images on white card stock.  I then punched them out using my Postage Stamp punch and layered them over Cherry Cobbler for a pop of color.

Both pieces were attached to the inside of the box using SNAIL adhesive.

Then, it was time to create the compartment divider.

For this shadow box, I started with a scrap of black textured card stock(left over from the original cut and white for the instructions) measuring 4 1/4" x 2 1/2".

Score it at 1/2", 1, 1 1/2" and 2".

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 Fold along the score lines using the bone folder to get crisp score lines. 

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Apply a piece of Sticky Strip to the inside roll.  I apologize that this photo is so blurry.  My camera was having trouble focusing white card stock on white background!

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I  knew I only wanted 2 compartments and the inside height measurement of the box is 4".  Once the piece was scored and rolled, I double-checked the fit and trimmed it down to 4" before the final Sticky Strip assembly.

Peel off the red backing on the Sticky Strip and roll the piece forming the compartment divider.  Apply another piece of Sticky Strip to the bottom.  Peel off the red backing and insert into the box.

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For the handle at the top, I cut a scrap of black textured card stock (again left over from the original cut) 1/2" x 7" and slightly curved the ends.  I then attached it to the top using Mini Glue Dots.

For a shadow box measuring 8"x8" (inside measurements without dividers 7"x7"),start with a 12"x 12" piece of card stock.  Use the same scoring measurements.  The length of your dividers will change depending on how you want to configure the compartments.

 

Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Sets: Elements of Style, Postage Due (MDS download)

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Basic Black 12" x 9" textured, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Board and Stylus ( a must for this project-easy scoring!), bone folder, Postage Stamp Punch, heart from Artisan Embellishment Kit, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, My Digital Studio, computer/printer

Happy Stampin'!

Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew Sneak Peek

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I am very excited to be a part of the new Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew Design Team!
What is Splitcoaststampers? 
Splitcoaststampers is an online community of crafters who readily share their love of paper-crafting. 
Need an idea or inspiration?  Check Splitcoaststampers! 
Want to learn a new or revisit a stamping technique?  Check Splitcoaststampers! 
Need a crafting question answered?  Check Splitcoaststampers!
You get the idea, right?
Here is a sneak peek of projects I've created for our first month of challenges!
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Challenge #1-Create a card just using stamps, ink, paper (SIP)-Boy this was  hard!  I used the One Sheet Wonder Technique for this one.
Challenge #2-Create an anniversary card. I continued on with the One Sheet Wonder theme.
Challenge #3-Create a card using one of the new Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! I created an Iris Folded Heart, just in time for Valentine's Day!
I hope you'll check back or visit the 2013 Creative Crew Gallery on Splitcoaststampers, noon on January 1st.

Happy Stampin'!