Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Menu Card

I was asked by someone to have a closer up look at the munu card so here it is ! :)

1. Use the (TWO TAGS DIE ITEM 3115954 $21.95) Cut out a tag in cardstock color ( NIGHT OF NAVY ).
2. Cut a piece of cardstock color ( NATURALS IVORY ) 3 5/8" by 2 1/2 ". to fit just inside of the navy base.
3. stamp your images from the stamp set ( COMPLIMENTS TO THE CHEF ITEM 114397 $20.95 WOOD)
in ink colors ( REAL RED ) and ( NIGHT OF NAVY) . I like to use my ( STAMP-A-MA-JIG ITEM 101049 $11.95 ) to line things up perfectly. You stamp on the stamp-a-ma-jig's non porus surface ( you can wipe off after ) and see through to your project to where "exactly" you want to stamp your image!!
4. Add a little ribbon to the top! I used ( REAL RED 3/4 " POLKA DOT RIBBON ITEM 115608 8.95)
5. Tie a sinch around that with ( LINEN THREAD ITEM 104199 4.50) I LOVE this product. It comes with 15 yards! And is a stample in my craft supplies.
viola done!
Super easy.
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Firecracker Tube TUTORIAL:


1. ( FIND A TUBE ) any size you want to cover! I used an old roll of Wrapping paper. Rolled off the paper and used the tube. My tube ended up being 2" round.

2. ( COVER TUBE ) with Cordinating Tissue Paper. I used Red and doubled 2 sheets together for coverage and to show the color well. I found that when I first tried with like 4 it was just too thick and hard to work with. Line up what side you want to be the bottom and leave a little on top for decoaration. I cut a piece big enough to fit around just nice.

3. ( MAKE YOUR BELLY BAND ) I cut these following cardstock papers by at the lengths listed below and all at the same width of 7 1/4"

( NIGHT OF NAVY ) at 6 1/4. " Then put it through the ( CRIMPER 101618 $19.95) For added texture.
( REAL RED ) at 5 and 7/8 of an inch.
( VERY VANILLA ) at 5 and 9/16th of an inch.
( Kraft-CRUMB CAKE ) at 5 3/8 of and inch. This piece was stamped with the firework images from the stamp set ( JULY FOURTH ITEM #120063) with the ( VERSA MARKER ) Ink pad and then embossed with ( CLEAR EMBOSSING POWD.) To add some little sparkles/tiny dots I used the ( COLOR SPRITZER ) with my ( CHOC.CHIP WRITE MARKER ) and my ( SPONGE DAUBERS ) daubed on the center of my fireworks for demention.

4. ( MAKE YOUR DECRATIVE CIRCLE FOR THE BOTTOM.) I used my ( CIRCLES #2 DIE ITEM # 114526 15.95) and cut both a piece of ( CHIP BOARD ) and ( NIGHT OF NAVY) paper with the largest of 4 circles on there. glued together with ( TOMBOW ADHESIVE ) .

When you finish that take a scrap of ( VERY VANILLA ) cardstock long enough to go around the bottom edge (just barely) of the circle for an accent. Punch it out with the ( PINKING HEARTS BORDER PUNCH ITEM #117649 $15.95) NOTE: if you cut little slits on the opposite side of the puched strip of paper it makes it easier to mold and shape around the circle.

5. ( ACCENT YOUR TISSUE PAPER WITH SILVER ) embossing powder, a silver pen any little shiny thing you like. I used an off brand of siver embossing tinsel on mine. And used my ( VERSA MARK PEN ). The lines and polka dots I did were not perfect. I just eyeballed em! NOTE: make sure if you heat emboss something to not burn the tissue paper. So you know it wasn't hard-but...just to make sure! ;)

-Wrap bellly band around the tube and use a srong adhesive just at the ends such as ( STICKY STRIP )
-Adhere the tube to the (circular stand bottom piece ) lovey wording eh>? with a STRONG adhesive ( Crystal Effects ) Use sparingly so it does not spread and dirty up your lovey project!
-tie off top with ribbon. I used ( REAL RED 1/4" GROSGRAIN RIBBON PRODUCT #109034 $4.95).
-add your spark! I picked mine up at the local craft store. it's decerative pip cleaner.


Of course you could do this however you like...Change up the colors stamps-be creative!! I was just super specific to give you a good starting off point-have fun and make it your own!! Isn't that what we all do?? l.o.l.

Happy craftin! ;) -Angela
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Monday, July 5, 2010

Blog Candy Winners!

The WINNER is: Casey H. Congratulations! If you would contact me with your current mailing address, I'll put the stamp wheel in the mail for you.

And the WINNER for the the blog hop project tutorial is...well...I decided to not draw just "ONE" name for that. I want to give it to ALL of you!! I so appreciate the sweet coments and since I was asked a few times how, I decided to share the love and post the directions on my blog for everyone!

Hope you all have a wonderful and safe Holiday weekend my next post will be the tutorial. ;)
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