Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Layout and Quick Tutorial

Here is my "Printed Word" layout:

It's pretty busy, so I wanted to keep the embellishments simple.  I made the "box flowers" from book pages.  They're really simple -- someone taught us on the old CK message board.  If you've never seen them or made them, here are the instructions:

Cut some circles -- you'll need 4 for each flower.  I used punches in two different sizes.

Fold each circle in half and if you want to glue it down, just add adhesive to one half :

Then you layer them, like you would the flaps of a box lid (you want them right next to each other, but I left mine apart a bit so you can see better):

One more piece goes on that one.  If you put adhesive on your circles when you folded them, make sure the adhesive side is "under" and the open side is "over" - that way you can "fluff" the petals if you want to.

You can add some color by inking the edges -- you can do it earlier if you want, I did it at this point:

Now you can "open" or "fluff" the petals:

Depending on the side, you can use your finger or a pencil or whatever you have at hand.

I added buttons or little epoxy stickers to the centers.  You can also add stems, leaves, whatever your heart desires :-)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

For Sale (NSBR)

I have some things for sale:

Christmas ornaments from Burger King several years ago.  Silver plated, whole set of 6, plus one extra hat.  $10

Men's trunks, size 40, Del Sol (flower pattern changes color in sun), NWT, $10

Vintage Delta Novelty Co, Japan Christmas decorations or ornaments from '50's or '60's.  $10

Local buyers can pick up or we can arrange to meet up in town (Cedar City, UT).  Or I can ship for cost of postage.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Let's Scrap Frenzy

For National Scrapbooking Day, Let's Scrap hooked up with Clique Kits for a special kit.  Then LS offered 4 sketches to use the kit on.  The challenge was to make 4 layouts and at least one card with the scraps.  Here's mine:

Frenzy 1

Frenzy 2

Frenzy 3 and Frenzy 4

And here's a card I made for my Aunt for Mother's Day: