Sunday, July 31, 2011

Brilliant Bow Maker–New Tool

I want to tell you about one of the new tools that was debuted at Chicago CHA. It was one of my favorites. I love making bows and love ribbon so this was a must for me. I still love my Bow Easy but for fancy bows you cannot go wrong with the Brilliant Bow Maker.

My good friend Cindy of Stamping Scrapping loaned me hers so I have been playing today. I have three granddaughters so my samples are hair bows but if you check out the post directly below this one you will see the ones I made for my MSL sketch challenge card.

There are three individual kits (Classic, Snap and Surround for $19.95 each) to chose from or the ultimate kit ($39.95) which includes all three. These are all available for preorder at Stamping Scrapping.

The kit that I have been using is the Classic Bow Templates. You can make bows from 1 1/2” all the way up to 7” and boy is it easy peasy. Each kit comes with an instruction book and several samples with step by step instructions. Be sure to check out the video Cindy recorded while at CHA so you can see how simple these are. The video is on the same page as the links (above in red) for the templates.

OK, so now for what I have created. I made these Halloween treat bags using paper from the Echo Park Apothecary pack for the bags and Core’dinations cardstock for the flaps.

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Here is a close up of the bows. This one uses the Medium and Large template. I added a clippy to the back for the barrett and a skull  to the center of the bow for Halloween.

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Same thing here, medium template with a spider as the center of my bow.

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Not only can I fill the treat bag with goodies but once the goodies are gone my granddaughters will have a hair bow!

For these next ones I made little backpacks from a pattern on SCS. There is a loop at the top, just like a regular backpack, and I just hooked the hair bows to the top to decorate the bag a little bit. I made these in their school colors.

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Close up of the hair bow.

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Now, I made a couple more for two of my grandsons. I wondered what I could do using the Brilliant Bow Maker for a boy so  this is what I came up with. It’s my first shot so don’t laugh too loud Smile.

I made these as medallions. They have a safety pin on the back that can be put on their shirts. My original thought was to put their grade but I didn’t allow myself enough room so I changed and used No. 1.

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Close up of the first one.

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Close up of the second one. I think that my Spellbinders Nestability should have been a little smaller so the ribbon could be seen but once the glue is set it is there!

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Thanks for stopping by and listening to my rambling …. lol!! If you like to make bows then this tool is for you!!

Magnolia Stamp Lovers Sketch Challenge

Today we start a new challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lovers and it is a sketch challenge created by Sheri. I just love sketch challenges, they really pique my creativity.

Here is my creation.

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A list of materials:

Here is a close up of Tilda

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A close up of the bow. I love this new Brilliant Bow Maker. It is so, so easy and there are so many different ways to make bows. Awesome!! You can go from infant (1 1/2” bow) all the way up to 7” with this kit. Be sure to check it out using the link above, you really do want this tool!!

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Here is a picture of the easel card open.

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A pic of the inside with a couple more bows using the Brilliant Bow Maker.

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Close up of the inside bows.

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Thanks for stopping by and hope you will join us at Magnolia Stamp Lovers for our sketch challenge.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Just Buggin’ You

Today I’d like to show you another project for Digital Delights. I am having such fun with these cute images!!

Isn’t this just adorable? Here is a list of supplies used:

Here is a close up of one of the bugs. Before I cut the image out I followed the lines for the antennae and made them out of wire.

A pic of the inside using the sentiment and another bug. Great thing with digital is you can size so I made this one smaller for the inside of the card. Did you know that these also come pre-colored?

Close up of the inside bug.

And a side profile. The bug pops up when you open the card.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting and hope to see you again soon.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bling, Bling and More Bling

Today is my day to post for our bling challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central.

I was trying to figure out what I was going to bling out and then I saw this House Mouse stamp sitting on the shelf. My grandkids just love jelly beans so I always have them. My 21 month old grandson calls them (let me see if I can spell it like it sounds … ) Jay beans.

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So, what do you think …. is this considered bling?

Here is a list of ingredients:

Here is a close up of the image and the glittered letters.

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Thanks for stopping by and visiting. Hope you will join us over at SSCC for our bling challenge.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Colors at Magnolia Stamp Lovers

Today it is my turn to post my creation for the challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lovers. Our theme this time is Summer Colors.

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Here is a list of supplies used:

Here is a close up of Tilda

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The easel card open.

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The sentiment

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Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. We hope to see you over at Magnolia Stamp Lovers.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Back from CHA … and an exciting share

Just got back from CHA in Chicago. It was an awesome trip …. saw some great friends and met many new ones.

A few posts back I posted the Magnolia calendar I made. You can see the post here. While I was making it I thought it would be great if I took it to CHA and was able to get Tim Holtz to sign it for me and also get a pic with him. Well, guess what? I did and I did …. hehehehe.

Tim Holtz

Now, be nice on the picture. I take horrible pictures as it is and with the steroid shots I have had my face has swelled up so much I look like a ‘who’!


I am very excited to have this! I love all of Tim Holtz products, they are so fun to work with. Stamping Scrapping will also be carrying all of the new stuff so be sure to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Have a Toadally Great Day

Today is the last day of Chicago CHA and I will be traveling but I do want to share with you my creation for Digital Delights this week.

The image I used for this card is called Elvin the Toad but Elvin has become a she so we will call her Elvina ….. lol! Isn’t she adorable? There are so many wonderful images at Digital Delights that I just want to get them all!!

Here is a list of ingredients used to make this card:

Here is a pic of the inside. I added a smaller ‘Elvina’ and colored this one the opposite of the one on the front.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you will hop on over to Digital Delights and check out all of the wonderful DT creations.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

What are Summer Flowers?

I think any flower is a summer flower, don’t you? Well, to be true to the challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lovers I chose a rose.

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In an attempt to get a little ahead I made this card a couple of weeks ago. Not good because I didn’t write things down, if I did I can’t find them so let’s see how good I can do by using my pics to list all of the ingredients:

Phew …. that’s a lot!!

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Here is a close up of Tilda

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A pic of my summer rose

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JustRite sentiment

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Inside of the card

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Close up of the JustRite flower on the Magnolia Doohickey tag.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Hope to see you at Magnolia Stamp Lovers.

Simple yet Elegant

Today is my day to show you my simple card for our challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central.
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Here is a list of ingredients:
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A close up of this little cutie
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The inside of the card
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And a close up of the sentiment all dressed up with pearls.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you at SSCC!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Paper Corsages

Today I would like to show you what we will be making in one of the classes hosted by Stamping Scrapping at CHA in Chicago this coming week. If you will be there stop by booth 1400 and say hello, we would love to meet you!
Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy the tutorial.
We taking these supplies …..

and turning them into this ……

For this project the following supplies are needed:
First step is to cut out two of the large Anglaise dies, one of the next largest size and a circle.

After cutting out all of the dies the two large Anglaise dies need to be scored. I scored at the small circles and at the bottom of each curve all the way around. It is difficult to see the score lines with this paper and the camera angle.
So, between the two ‘curls’ there is a small circle that is cut from the die. Start scoring here lining up the top and bottom on the same line. Next, line up the scor-pal in the crevice to the right or left of the curl. Next, score in the valley between the two ovals. Do this all the way around for both large die cuts.

After both are scored cut on one of the score lines all the way to the inner circle.

Next step is to accordion fold the two large die cuts.

Once this is complete take a dab of Zip dry or scor-tape and add it to each cut on one of the large die cuts.

Now, take the two pieces and glue them together to form one large circle.

At this point the shape looks a little odd. Just bring the folds together and it will begin to take shape.
Next, add Zip Dry or Scor-tape to the 2-3'” circle. I prefer Scor-tape because I can adjust the die cuts for a longer period of time. It is also a little difficult for me to squeeze the bottle of Zip Dry.

After this sets up for a few seconds take the now one large accordion folded die cut and set it on the circle. Do your best to center on the back side although it isn’t necessary. Continue to adjust the accordion folded cut out so that the folds look uniform throughout. After holding your breath a couple of minutes you should be able to let go and the cut out will remain attached to the circle.

Next step is to take the next size Anglaise die cut and put a dab of Zip Dry on it, the pom-pom and a dab of Zip Dry on top of the pom-pom.

After it sets a few seconds place the pom-pom in the center of the Paper Corsage base. This is the white space in the picture above this one. Your corsage should look like the one shown below.

Take a Color Me White flower and adhere to the top of the corsage.

Add a button to the middle of the flower. Adhere using Zip Dry.

Take the piece of ribbon and fold it in half as shown.

Using Scor-tape (Zip Dry didn’t work too well with this ribbon) cross the ribbon over itself as shown above.

Add the safety pin at the fold of the ribbon.

That’s it ….. all done!
Would love to know what you think about our little corsage.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you at CHA in Chicago.

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