Saturday, April 30, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Many of the sentiments from the Papertrey Mega Mixed Messages fit inside the medium doilies, so that's fun too.
Well, if you don't happen to like doilies, you might want to stay away for a while. I believe the craze has just begun ;)
Thanks for taking a peek!
Embellishments: Prima Marketing
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: American Crafts
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
That's all for today; thanks for taking a peek!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Supply List: Metal Embellishments: Stanislaus Imports “Gears, Pocket Watch, Watch Parts”; Flower Soft “Shamrock Green” Book: Secret Storage Books "Alice in Wonderland"; Cardstock: Paper Accents "Extra Heavy Chipboard White 12x12 (128CB)"; Adhesvie: Beacon Adhesives "Zip Dry," Glue Arts "Adhesive Squares"; Ink: Tsukineko "Memento: Tuxedo Black"; Paint: Apple Barrel “Black, White,” Folk Art “Metallic Blue Sapphire”; Pens: Copic "Ciao: 36 D Colors"; Stamps: The Rubber Cafe “Candy Rosenberg: Steampunk Charity Wings”; Misc: Wooden book
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The doilies come in different sizes that you mix and match. There are the small centers, the medium middles that go around them and the large outside borders. I have to say these are TONS of fun! I can see myself using them for all sorts of layouts and cards.
That's all for today - just wanted to poke my head in and talk about doilies for a minute. ;)
Monday, April 11, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
For this card, I cut triangles ahead of time. I like to use up scraps of paper for this task - long strips work especially well. First I get a strip of paper; the wider the paper, the bigger the banner.
I am not the measuring sort and I do not care for extreme uniformity so I just start cutting! If you get anxious about going with the flow, then you can measure with a ruler and mark where you need to cut.
I like to use double sided paper for this, because you can use either side. You can also cut a lot of triangles for later use. I used some on the inside of my card as well. Once you have the triangles, you can also adhere them to another paper and cut around them with decorative scissors to create a fun border.
To string the banner, you can draw straight or curved lines with a pen and then attach the triangles where you like. You can also just adhere the triangles to the project like I did and then embellish with gems, pearls, buttons, ribbon, etc.
If you own a square punch or die, you can also just cut them in half and make easy banners like I did on this card.
As you can see, banners are a fun and quick way to add custom embellishment to a project. Thanks for taking a peek!