Monday, September 29, 2014

Disney Mad Hatter Tag Layout

A quick post today. Is this so ever cute?  This is a one page scrap book kit that comes from a company This page can be ordered on line and will be shipped to you. Finished page is 8" x 8".  Love this Mickey "Mad Hatter" tag on this scrap book page.  The camera is a nice embellishment, too. Tag size is 4" x 6".
Here's a closer look at how Clear Wink of Stella is added to the Hat and also the heart - giving it some subtle shine.
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Dispicable Me Minion Mayhem

Are you ready for this? This is a 8 x 8 two page scrap book kit that comes from a company These pages can be ordered on line and they will be shipped to you. I absolutely LOVE the Minions and was so happy to receive these 2 pages.  The pages were a snap to put together.  The papers used were perfect, too.  This is one of the pages.
Here is a closer look at the main image. It is 3" x 2-1/4".........Love it!!! Do you also love the silver strip with two silver brads on the page edge, too? The signature 1/8" silver strip is on each side of the "Caution" decorative paper.
NOW this is the page I love........those Minions are absolutely adorable.  Especially the one eye guy. 
Here's a close-up of them. They are 5-1/2" x 3-1/4.
All I got to say is..................soooo cute!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Disney Character Recipe Photo Page

This is a kit that comes from a company This recipe page  can be ordered on line and they will be shipped to you. This kit is from their Photo Page 1 series. Finished page is 8" x 8". They have that signature 1/8" glitter strip - love that! Each of the images are so whimsical.
Here's a closer look at Mickey juggling two pies on Donald's hands.
And, here is Donald sitting on Goofy's shoulders:
Last person on the totem pole: Goofy. He's also juggling a bowl and keeping steady on a rolling pin.  Such a task!
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Jambalaya and BBQ Sauce Disney Recipes

This is a kit that comes from a company These recipe pages  can be ordered on line and they will be shipped to you. This kit is from their July 2014 group. Finished page is 8" x 8".  This is a perfect recipe because of my recent trip to New Orleans: Blue Bayou Jambalaya.  I will definitely have to try this one. As in most of the kits, everything is cut out, ready to easy and so satisfying to complete a page in a snap. There are 1/8" gold strips on this page with the festive decorative pattern paper used. 
Some Clear Wink of Stella added to the red hat band, his vest and ball on the stick.  Looks cool.
The second recipe is Mickey's BBQ Sauce. This recipe celebrates the July 4th season with appropriate decorative paper. Silver strips 1/8" wide flank the page and add sparkle.
Some stitching is added to the oven mitt as well as on the apron.
Thank you for stopping by to visit today.............stay tuned for more Disney inspirational pages........

Friday, September 19, 2014

Retro Pay Phone Treat Box

Can you believe this is made completely out of paper?  Well, it is.  The inspiration and instructions for this project can be found at my favorite SVG site here. It is made by one of their designers: Chantel Schroeder. Complete specific details and many SVG collections were used to make this project. This finished project measures 14-1/2" tall with a 5-1/2" base, 7-1/2" wide to include the handset on the side.  The paper is from Color Box Shiny Black (which is quite sturdy and thick - perfect for this project). Metallic Silver card stock is from Recollections. The handset is using mat black card stock from Recollections , then trimmed with the Color Box Shiny Black
On the top of the phone are the coin slots.  I actually re-created this part of the phone since this project was already getting pretty large.  This is now 1-1/2" high (instead of 3" high).  The monetary slots are computer generated, printed on white card stock.  In order to make the "cents"........type in a "c", the use a pen the make that vertical line..........easy! The original insntructions have this as another box.  This one is non-functional - just decorative.
The dial is made by layering the cut circles.  The individual numbers with the alphabets are computer generated on white card stock, then punched out. Add an adhesive Black Rhinestone in the center OR the person's phone number.
Side view showing the handset and phone holder.  The phone hook is made 3-1/2" long (a "U") which is shorter than the original instructions -  to me, it looks good this way. And, the coil is made using 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon, wrapping it around a 3/4" wooden dowel, baked in the oven at 200 degrees for 20 minutes - perfect coils!!!!
 Here's the bottom section: This base was reduced to 2-1/2" high.
 The lid is removable:
Revealing a bag full of treat crackers inside this treat tower. The treat tower was also shortened one inch from the original instructions.:
The bottom has a pull out opening that contains chocolates (in fact, it took two full bags to fill this treat area).   Bottom of the opening needed to be re-enforced with a strip of card stock on the outside and well as the inside to avoid tearing with the continued opening and closing.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Birthday Piano Box Card

This is a birthday card for someone who gave has a love for the piano - how perfect is this?  This is a SVG cut file from my favorite on line store:  The piano is only part of their collection called Summer Box Cards found here. It is such a cute card. I  love the piano keys - they are so easy to assemble onto the keyboard. base paper is Recollections Black card stock. Contrast Paper used is Core-dinations Gemstone Black Tie (it has a metallic sheen to it) and can be purchased at Joann's Fabric Store. All other papers are from my stash.
Here are the flowers on top of the piano. Adhesive pearls are applied along with some Wink of Stella Clear on he flowers itself.
Overhead view to show the inside:
Side view:
The piano bench and the adhesive pearls are colored using a Black Copic pen.
The decorative note is the negative from the inside panel - it looks good here on top of the stamped message,  Stamped message is from Stampin Up On Your Birthday.
Here is the card flat ready to mail - Oh yes, the cut file also includes an envelope, too.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Graphic 45 Bird Song Waterfall Folio

UPDATE: link to the Waterfall Folio You Tube Video tutorial is here.

Have you seen the You Tube video for this Waterfall Folio created by Ginger who has a blog You will find this and many other versions of this waterfall folio. Her video is easy to follow so I really recommend you get on over there. Measurements and all other details are on her video so I will not duplicate this info here (she does a better job). For my folio, I chose to use the Graphic 45 Bird Song papers.The chipboard folio cover is using the Enlightenment paper. 
A Chipboard mat from Graphic 45 Bird Song collection is attached on top of the Tranquility scene from the Graphic 45 Bird Song 8x8 assorted paper pack.
A chipboard tag is attached to the front bottom (and top right) frame with a glittered brad and foam squares.
Overhead view:
Folio open: Enlightment used for the inside folio.  Black card stock used as the base for the waterfall.  Alternating Graphic 45 Bird Song Enlightenment and Cherry Blossoms used for the mats.
Inside pocket has a Graphic 45 Bird Song chipboard tag with a metallic brad.
This are the items in the pocket: three tags and a booklet.
Tags are  made from the 12x12 Graphic 45 Bird Song Tranquility paper, mat in Black card stock. Crop-o-dile Scallop Corner Chomper used for the corners.  We R Memory Keepers keyhole punch used to thread the crumpled black rayon seam binding.
Here's the folio: Black card stock is used for the base. Graphic 45 Bird Song Cherry Blossom mat, then the scene from the 8x8 assorted paper pack: Jasmine Dream. Inside is using the Cherry Blossom mat. Use a 1/4" corner rounder on the corners.
Here are more photos of the waterfall:
Hope you enjoyed this version of Ginger's Waterfall folio and try one, too.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Grahic 45 Heritage Mini Books with Drawer

Something for me!!!! YAY, I finally got around to finishing this cute little box which will hold some precious photos and details about my family when they first got here from China.  It took me a while to figure out what papers to use but I am always steered toward the Graphic 45 Bird Song papers, especially for this project. The case is 4-3/4" x 4-1/2" x 6" (including feet). The Mini Album Display Case is manufactured by Gina's Designs and can be purchased here.  Graphic 45 Bird Song papers used: 12x12 Jasmine Dream, 12x12 Good Fortune, 8x8 Tranquility, 8x8 Joy Luck
LOVE the pull out drawer to hold some family treasures. Drawer is 4-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" and don't you love the paper used inside the drawer, too?
2-3/4" Resin Ornament and metal coin on top of the box is from my stash. Fabric-tac is used to attach these embellishments
Details on the trinkets used for the book spine:
Blue Moon Trinket Shoppe BM20131 Metal Asian Charm
Blue Moon Orient Express BM19717 Charm Metal Lantern
Rayon cord used to attach the charms
A  7 Gypsies Pewter Book Knob Red - use some Ranger alcohol ink to make it gold color.
Each pull out book measures 4-1/4" x 3-1/2" x 1-1/8" with five (5) pages to adhere photos and journaling.
When the book is opened, it will reveal who this book is about. In this book, my Dad's 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" photo here when he was young.
Turning the page reveals an even younger 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" photo of him with the facing page 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" showing the computer details. Edges of the facing page are lightly inked in Brown for that aged look.  The rest of the pages have photos of my Dad as he has grown through the years with some information details to pass onto the next generation.
As a final finish, wooden feet from your local hardware store. Paint them black with acrylic paint.
I love how this project turned out. It will be kept for many years and displayed along with some of my few treasured photos I have.