Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
For our first Featured Designer Challenge here at Creating Memories in Time, Mary Pfaff has created some Easter Blocks with flowers. You can follow this easy tutorial to create a
set of your own.
Lifestyle Crafts ~ Enjoy Mini Alphabet Set
Core’dinations ~ Sugar-N-Spice
Close To My Heart ~ Yellow, Green
DCWV ~ Medium Pink
Georgia Pacific ~ White
Cuttlebug ~ Dots Embossing Folder
Creative Memories ~ 1 ¼” Circle Punch
Copic ~ G14 Apple Green
11 ~ 1 ¼” Off White Blocks
3 ~ Wooden Spools
9 ~ Bamboo Skewers
9 ~ ¼” thick Mount Circles
To start, you need to prepare your blocks. Use 1 ¼” painted off white blocks. Sand the edges. Cut eleven 1” squares from the light green card stock. Emboss with Dots embossing folder. Sand. Adhere to the front of the blocks.
Cut out “Happy Easter” with Enjoy Mini Alphabet Set. Sand. Adhere to the light green squares on blocks with mount foam.
Cut 9 Daisy flowers. Three pink, three medium pink, and three yellow. Emboss with Dots embossing folder. Sand.Punch 18 ~ 1 ¼” white circles. Adhere 9 to the backs of flowers. Flip over.
Add ¼” mount foam circle to center of flower. Add the punched flower enter top.
Sprinkle glitter over flower center. (This will fill in hole in flower center, and around the flower's base circle center edge).
Color Bamboo skewers with Copic Apple Green marker to create stem. Cut three @ 6”, three @ 5”, and three @ 4”.
On the back of flower adhere the stems. (Alternating flower colors). Then adhere another white circle to cover and hold.
Measure spool inside lip. Cut strip to fit. Emboss with Dots. Sand. Adhere to spool. Arrange flower stems inside center of spools. Place blocks with flowers arranged. Add white grass.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
This is the first card I've made using the Lush line of designer paper in blue by My Mind's Eye -- it's totally "luscious"! :~) My 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card uses three of the gorgeous patterned papers from this line, as well as a brad and velvet scalloped ribbon.
Cream CS from my stash is first covered with Blue Diamonds double-sided DP and then topped in the center with velvet Polka Dot DP. Two large Prima Flowers at the top left are embellished with a large My Mind's Eye "Lush" brad and sit atop my Celebrate sentiment.
Across the bottom I cut the reverse side of the Blue Damask DP with the scalloped QuicKutz/Lifestyle Crafts Journaling Die (#REV-0226-D), tucked it underneath cream lace from my stash, then topped with MME's velvet scalloped ribbon and finished at the right side with another Prima Flower. All DPs and flowers were antiqued with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink.
I colored my clear flower-shaped stick pin (Making Memories) with Copic BG11, added beads and stuck it through my ribbon and flower. Finally, a pearl from my stash was threaded with embroidery floss for stamens and attached with a glue dot to complete my card.
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