Thursday, May 30, 2013

Anya Strolls

Happy Thursday!

I have a quick share using the Anya Stroll set here. I had so much fun with this because I got to try all the new stuff I haven't got to =) The Gate Die is awesome I see myself using it A LOT...LOL I paper pieced Anya's bow and pants since the TGF blog have been doing so well at showcasing her that I wanted to do it myself too! I also got the chance to enter this into Anyone for Anya Chevrons Challenge! For those of you who haven't tried out these challenges yet, you should definitely look into it! It's fun and even more awesome when you win ;) Good Luck!

Here is a close up to see the chevron ribbon =)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Awareness Anya

Hi There!

Did anyone try to do the easel box tutorial yet? After making so many...I finally did this one below for myself below using Awareness Anya and altered her dress to loose the ribbon.  The sentiment is from Amy R sentiments and I cut it out with Spellbinders. Yumi and Fumi is sponsoring Card Makin' Mama's challenge of rubber stamps so I decided to enter this in. You still have time to enter so join in on the fun!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Fairy Abigail


Happy Memorial Weekend! I am sure there is a lot of BBQ's to go to and great company to enjoy! I am just happy to get some time off from work and more time for myself with friends & family. Anywho...June is just around the corner and I am so behind on cards I need to make already...graduation, weddings, and birthdays...eeek! I did get to do some crafting and made a First Communion card for my God Daughter though. I used Fairy Abigail and kept it as white as possible to represent purity and she looks like an angel so why not...=) I tried out my new Glue pen that I got from the Carson Show on Abigail's wings and it is absolutely awesome!!  Such a quick clean free mess =) I embossed the background from a stampin up folder and distressed the edges of the paper and doily with Tim Holtz "victorian velvet." I used clear gems to randomly glue it on the embossed flower centers and 2 on the top right corner to finish it off. I am also entering this into ATS challenge for Anything Goes! Have a wonderful weekend!

Below is a closer look at Abigail's glittered wing's

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

You Got Mail...

Hi There!

How is everyone doing? Almost long weekend coming...yay! I found some time to craft and made a project using a pink mailbox my friend helped me pick up from Target. I used stampin up designer paper to cover the outside. Gave it some white ribbon trim since I want to keep it simple. For the mail post, I used lady bugs and hand wrote in the sentiment with some pink ribbons.  For the image, I altered Awareness Anya with Fluer Anya's body. I also gave her a bow from the Sitting Wonderful Set.  I masked the dress and bow here as well.  For the front of the mailbox, I stamped the sentiment from one of the Big Anya sets and embellished with punched out flowers and pearls.  Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I am entering:
TGF- Paper Piecing

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Easel Drawer Box Tutorial

Hello There!

I finally got around to making my first tutorial for the 2 drawer box easel. Please excuse the photo quality as it is taken on my phone! Since it takes a bit of time for your first time I will go straight to the supplies needed and let you have some fun with making your own!

3- 12x12 paper of your color choice
2- brads for the knobs
2- clothes pin small size (optional)
1- sheet of designer paper of choice
double sided tape
mono tape
small hole punch
skinny ribbon of choice/color

Step 1: Take your 3- 12x12 paper and cut it into the following sizes

1- 6 1/8 x 12 inches (the easel part)
1- 8x8 inches (the 4x4 drawer)
1-6x8 inches (the 2x4 drawer)
2- 81/8 x 4inches (enclosed box to hold drawer)

Here is the 6 1/8 x 12 paper

Here are the 2- 8 1/8 x 4 paper

Here are the 8x8 and 4x6 paper

 Step 2: Scoring Paper you cut above

 - Take the 8x8 paper and score it at 1 inch, 2 inch, 6 inch, and 7 inches (this will be 1 inch apart for the score lines on each end)

- Change the paper into the other side and do the same scoring measurements. When you are done it will look symmetrical on all sides being scored.

Repeat steps for the 4x6 paper where the paper is scored at 1inch, 2 inch, 5 inch, and 6 inch

 - Take the 6 1/8 x 12 paper and score it at 4 inch, 6inch, and 8 inches

- Fold the paper like the below picture. This will be the Easel portion of the box.

Here is the side view of what it looks like

- Take the 2 sheets of 8 1/8 x 4 and score it 1 inch in from opposite ends. Remember that the right side is 1/8 more due to the cut of the score at 7 1/8. The reason for this is to give room for the drawers to snuggly fit in when assembled.

- Fold the cored sides of the paper like below

Here is what it will look like above when glued with double sided tape

Step 3: Cutting the corners of the 4x4 and 2x4 boxes for assembly

- The easiest way I can explain this is to cut in 2 inches on one side which is the to the 2nd scored line and cut in 1 inch on the other side which is up to the 1st scored like only.

-Then cut diagonal across which leaves a triangle flap like below for assembling.

- Do this to the opposite side but be consistent of cutting the triangle flaps to face each other to make it easier for assembling. Hope you can see what I mean from my picture below. Continue doing this for all corners on the other side for both the 4x4 and 2x4 boxes.

This is the 2x4 box being cut already
- Once done cutting corners, fold all score lines for the boxes like the picture below

- Below is how the boxes look like with their scored lines folded

Step 4: Cutting designer paper

Cut the following:

3- 7/8x 3 7/8 strips (These are for the 2 sides and 4x4 drawer)
1- 7/8x 1 7/8 strip (This is for the 2x4 drawer)
2- 3 7/8x 6 inches (This will be for the easel top and bottom)

- Take these strips and glue them onto the boxes, sides, and easel portion first before assembling as it makes it easier.

Example of the designer paper on the drawers
 - You only need to glue on one strip of the 4x 6 1/8 as we will glue the other sheet inside
Example of DP on sides of box

- Below is how you should glue or mono down the easel portion of the paper.

Step 5: Hole Punching drawers

- You want to fold down the outer flap and place the hold punch in the middle and punch out so we can put brads in place for the drawers. Do this for both.

Example of outer flap folded down
Example of 4x4 after hole punched

 Step 6: Adding Ribbon

- Below I just took purple skinny ribbons and tied it together that fits snuggly around the top easel portion and cut the ends off when I am done.

Step 7: Assembly with double sided tape

- So cut and place the double sided tape down on the lower end of the scored line like the below picture for both boxes

- Take of the top side of the tape in this case the 2x4 box short end since it will bind the sides with the triangle portion.

- Below is how it looks like when you bring the triangles in to line up with the top flap not folded down yet.

- Below is the top flap folded down not continue on the other end to secure the flaps in place

- Below is the other end being binded, once done you can take the tape off on the longer side and fold down the top flap to finish off the box.

- Below is the finished box, do the same steps for the 4x4 box

- Once finished you can put on the brads for the knobs on the front side of the drawers

- Now take the strip that will have the boxes enclosed with, and put double sided tape on the sheet that you didn't glue the designer paper on like below

- Below is the two strips and I have the double sided tape strip folded to attach to the top portion

- Below is the tape side folded down, I would take the top strip and flush it to fit over the scored portion

 - Below is what it looks like taped

- Before you secure the other end, I would put the 2x4 and the 4x4 boxes in and secure the other end so the boxes will fit comfortably when done.

- Put double sided tape on the inner flap of the easel portion and tape the top flap down

- Below is the side view to show you where the tape goes, this will secure the ribbons you tied and help the easel sit in place.

 - Below is what it looks like taped down on a side view.

 - Now take the top easel and glue it on top of the box that encloses the 2 drawers

- Tah you are pretty much done!  I stamped a sentiment from Amy R "Get Well" set and popped it up on the box. I also used a picture this time clipped by mini cloths pin instead of the calendar's. So you pretty much can make it into anything you want. Hope this tutorial helps! So sorry for those of you wanting to do it sooner but with no tutorial.

Please feel free to give me feedback how this went if you are going to try it.  I tried to be specific and visual as much as possible.  Thanks for stopping by and bearing with me for the long tutorial =)