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Gifts From the Garden: Wall~Hanging

  • This was a project we made at my last workshop. . Again, Spring was on everyone’s mind and  new sprouting gardens. This wall-hanging would be a nice decor to any wall. What a thoughtful and pleasing gift this would make too. Once the component pieces were stamped they were then matted and adhered to this canvas panel. These panels can be found in any local craft store. They come in bundles of six for a very small price. 

Stamp all the components on Whisper White Cardstock in the following inks:

WATERING CAN~ 2″ x 2″ Stamp in VersaMark then heat emboss with Silver Embossing Powder    Basic Gray Mat is 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″

WELLIES~ 2″ x 2″  Sweet Sugarplum Ink         Sweet Sugarplum Mat 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″

GARDEN GLOVES~1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ Marina Mist Ink   Marina Mist Mat 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″

GARDEN SAYING~2-1/2″ x 1″ Pear Pizzazz Ink       Pear Pizzazz Mat 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″

FLOWER POTS~ 3″ x 2″ Pear Pizzazz Ink and another in Calypso Coral Ink Cut out the Calypso Coral pots and glue them on to the Pear Pizzazz ones.  Calypso Coral Mat 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″

GARDEN SPADE~1″ x 2-1/4″ VersaMark, then Silver Embossing Powder.  Basic Gray Mat 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″

Adhere all the stamped garden components with Tear and Tape which works like a charm! Add a pretty ribbon hanger by stapling it on the back.

Embrace the day and it was great of you to stop by!

 

 

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Santa’s Sleigh: Framed Art

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This is an exquisite gift to make for some people on your Christmas list or to use as a hostess gift or party favor.  You stil have time to put these together, provided you have the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits and a frame from your local craft or dollar store.

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CARD STOCK & CUTTING DIMENSIONS:

Sweet Sugarplum 5″ x 7″

Whisper White 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″

Pool Party 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″

Using the BIG Shot and the Santa’s Sleigh Thinkits:

Cut the Tree from Pink Glitter Paper 5″ x 3″

Cut the Sleigh from White Glitter Paper 5″ x 4″ and Silver Metallic 5″ x 3″

Cut the Deer from Playful Palette 4″ x 4″

Cut the Deer Bow from White Glitter Paper 1″ x 1″

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FINISHING TOUCHES:

When all the parts are cut, run the piece of Pool Party through the BIG Shot with the  Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

Adhere all the layers together and glue the sleigh, tree and deer as shown. Cut a 1-1/2″ piece of thick Bakers Twine to use as the deer reins.

Use a Basic Rhinestone for the deer’s eye.

The colors used for this project scream Winter and aren’t the typical red and green that are usually used. I love the Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White and Pool Party are really beautiful together, Don’t you agree?

Thanks for stopping by.  I have a lot to share with you in the new year. Lots of ideas swirling around in my head, so keep your fingers crossed that I can get them out of my head and turn them into projects. See you soon.

 

Hugs,

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How to: Make the Perfect Paper Rose

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Hello and Hello once again Stampers!

 

I bought this wire basket holding three glass bottles on sale and I knew immediately I wanted to decorate it with Paper Roses. I initially thought I would decorate each bottle with a rose, but when I tried it, the roses and bottles looked too uniform and symmetrical for my taste. So, that’s when I decided to embellish the wire baskets’ front.

 

Realistic Paper Roses are one of my all-time favorite projects to make. Realistic being  the operative word here. Sometimes Paper Roses or paper flowers look like paper flowers; hard edged, no real depth to them and not realistic. If that’s what you’re going for then all is good. However, for these Paper Roses I aimed for realistic. See if I delivered?

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ROSES WITH FRINGED CENTERS

Spiral Flower Die Perfect Paper Rose 1If you look closely there are actually two kinds of roses. The center of the one shown above was made the following way…

Perfect paper Roses 01Cut a 11″ x 1/2″ strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock. Distress one edge with a Sponge Dauber, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder and or Marina Mist Ink. Cut along the same edge as the photo shows. You could probably use the Stampin’ Up! Fringe Scissors. I couldn’t find mine!  Take the distressed and fringed strip and simply roll it.

 

Cut out three to five flowers using the Spiral Flower Die and The BIG Shot. I cut some from Very Vanilla Cardstock and distressed the edges. Distress the cut Spiral Flowers edges with the same color as the strip. The samples in the photos were done in Blushing Bride. Add more color to the center circle. I originally wanted to stamp the Spiral Flower, but I wasn’t achieving the effect I wanted.

 

Perfect Paper Rose 02Next you want to take the rolled up fringed strip and starting at the smallest point of the spiral, line up the bottom edges and roll them together. When you’re finished rolling fold up the middle circle, add some Multi-Purpose Glue and adhere the rolled flower on to the glue. Hold it for a few seconds then put it asides to dry.

 

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SPRAYED and CRUMPLED ROSES

Spiral Flower Die Perfect Paper Roses

Instructions for the other roses.

First cut out a rose using the Spiral Flower Die and The BIG Shot again, only this time cut the spiral flowers out of a colored cardstock. The two shown above were cut from Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron.

Spiral Flower Die Perfect Paper Rose 4Place the spiral under a tap of running water or place it in a zip lock bag and spritz it with some water using a Stampin’ Spritzer. The Stampin’ Spritzer works well, because it sprays a small amount of water, so it’s very controllable. I use a plastic bag just to keep my work station dry. While the spiral is still wet crumple it up and uncrumple it. Is uncrumple even a word? My spell check doesn’t think so. But, you know what I mean.

 

Then start rolling up the spiral starting from the small end again.  Roll it as tight as you can. A pointy pair of tweezers helps to get it started. Once it’s tightly rolled let go and let it loosen up on it’s own. You can’t glue it in place until it’s fully dry. However, it’s at this point you can bend each petal, so when it does dry it will resemble a rose. Once it’s dry add glue to the center circle once again and adhere the rolled rose.

 

On Very Vanilla stamp the leaves from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set in Cucumber Crush Ink and fussy cut them out.

 

For this project the roses were adhered using a hot glue gun. You can make and use these Paper Roses to embellish any basket, bottle, place setting, journal, party favor, head-bands, etcetera  These would even make a great bouquet or topiary. I know the front of the basket says, “Flowers”, but I think I’ll use this to store my paint brushes!

Spiral Flower Dies Perfect Paper Roses

Thanks for reading this loooong post! I sincerely hope you give these a try. If you don’t have a Spiral Flower Die you can order one from me HERE

 

Hugs,

Siggy-2

 

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Moon Lake: Coasters

Hello Crafty Friends!

Because I live on a lake and near water I’m naturally drawn to stamp sets with all things nature!  This new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called  Moon Lake   is no exception. I have so many project ideas using this set so, look to the future for them all. See what you think?

Moon Lake Coasters

Before we get started, let me just say you can make more coasters if needed. We made these at my workshop, so only four were made and because the Moon Lake stamp set has three images, one image was repeated to complete the set. Some made four of the same image. These coasters remind me of the ones that a brewery up here use and hand out. My husband John loves to go there, not only for the beer, but for the coasters as well.

 

These coasters were made from the Coasterboard and Chalkboard from Stampin’ Up! When layered together, I have to say they are pretty sturdy.

 

Let’s get started:

Moon Lake Finished Duck Coaster

 

1. On a piece of Coasterboard stamp the images you want to use from the Moon Lake stamp set in Momento Ink. You can use other inks, but I wanted to use a mix of coloring mediums including Blendabilities. Make sure to leave enough space in-between stamped images for cutting them out with a circle die.

 

 

2. Once stamped, run the images through the BIG Shot with the 3-1/4″ Circle Die.  Cut each image out using the circle die.

 

 

3. With your BIG Shot again, cut the black Chalkboard with the 3-5/8″ Circle Die from the Circles Collection.

 

Moon Lake Finished Rowboat Coaster

 

4. Next, color in your images. I used a combination of Blendabilities, colored pencils and crayons. I love how the crayons look, because they picked up some of the texture from the Coasterboard.

 

 

5. Once you’re happy with your coloring, give each coaster a light spray of clear Acrylic Sealer found at Michael’s or AC Moore.

 

 

Moon Lake Finished Oriole Coaster

6. When sealer is dry take some Multi-Purpose Glue and attach the stamped Coasterboard and the cut Chalkboard together and weigh down with a book or such.

 

That’s all to it! Make these using any stamp set. Florals would be so nice such as the new FREE Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom set as well as any masculine stamp sets such as the Traveler set. Distressed edges would be nice as well. For these I liked the contrast between the Coasterboard and Chalkboard so I left the edges as is. Use your imagination!

 

 

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Hugs,
Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Easel Card Votive

I know this is my 3rd votive project, but these are so simple to make and battery operated candles can still be found in your local craft stores. This is an Easel Card Votive.  Again very easy to make, because we are truly down to the wire now.

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Here’s the “How To”:

 

1. Cut a 10-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Lost Lagoon Card Stock

 

2. Along the 10-1/2″ side score it at 3-1/2″  and 7″

 

3. Cut two different All is Calm Designer Series Paper sheets at 3-1/4″ x 4″.

 

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4. Adhere one of the Designer Series Papers to the front panel.

 

5. Line up the tallest house from the Homemade Holiday Framelit dies and

run it through the BIG Shot

 

6. Stamp right on the Designer Series Paper with the White Christmas tree stamp and Basic Black Ink. Place the stamp so the two trees fall to the left hand side.

 

7. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ strip of Whisper White Card Stock. On this piece stamp the tree image again making sure that once you cut along the hill the bottom of the tree trunks line up.

 

8. Cut the Whisper White along the snow covered hill and adhere it to the front of the card.

 

9. Stamp the snowman on a scrap piece of Whisper White, cut him out and adhere him on the hill.

 

10. On a 3″ x 2″ piece of Vellium Card Stock, stamp the tall house from the Holiday Home Stamp Set in VersaMark.

 

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11, Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and heat with a Heat Tool until melted.

 

12. Adhere the piece of Vellium on the inside of the front panel so that the image lines up with the cut out shape.

 

13. Withe the card still opened as shown, adhere the other piece of All is Calm DSP to the right hand panel.

 Easel Votive Card Side View

14. Place a button on the bottom panel to use as a stop for the Easel Card when opened.

 

15. Place a battery operated candle inside and there you have it!

Easel Votive Card Lite

 

Just trying to keep you inspired!  Don’t forget to like my FaceBook Page and or leave me a comment on my blog!

 

Hugs,
Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Votive Ornament: Gingerbread House

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Who wouldn’t love to receive this great Gingerbread House Votive Ornament to hang on their Christmas tree? These are fun and very inexpensive to make. You could omit the ribbon hanger and make the house or a village of houses to show off on a mantle. Not only is this adorable, but it’s safe to use as well.

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SUPPLIES
Card Stock: Baked Brown Sugar (131296), Whisper White (100730)
Ink/Markers: White Stampin’ Chalk Marker (132133)
Punches & Dies: Big Shot (113439), Hearts A Flutter Framelits (130159), Petite Curly Label (129405), Finishing Touches (127010), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Circles Collection Framelits (130911)
Miscellaneous: Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Silver 1/8″ Ribbon (132137), Frosted Finishes Embellishments (132150), Multi-Purpose Glue (110755), Dazzling Details (124117)
Other: Battery Powered Votive Candle (available at local craft or dollar stores)

 

HOUSE INSTRUCTIONS:

 

1. Print out the GINGERBREAD HOUSE TEMPLATE on home computer. If your printer prints on to card stock, print template right on Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock. If not, print template on to printer paper and glue it to card board. Cut it out and use it to trace around.

 

2. Once traced on to the Baked Brown Sugar, cut out the house and score along the score lines,

 

3. Punch out strips of the Finishing Touches Edgelits and adhere them to the top edge of the house with Multi-Purpose Glue.

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4. On the sides of the house, punch out windows with the Petite Curly Punch.

 

5. To make the door opening use the die that matches photo from the Hearts A Flutter Framelits.

 

6. On the bottom square flap use the 1-/1/2″ circle from the Circles Collection. This is for the battery powered votive to fit through.

 

7. Using the White Chalk Marker decorate the gingerbread house to resemble frosting. Outline the windows and doorway.

 

8. Add glue to all the bottom tabs with Multi-Purpose Glue and assemble house. Do not add glue to the roof tabs yet.

 

ROOF INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut out a 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock and sore at 1-3/4″ to form the roof ridge.

 

2. Using the Scallop Border Punch, punch out eight 2-1/2″ strips.

 

3. Add glue along the scallops and sprinkle with Dazzling Details to resemble snow.

 

4. Once the Dazzling Details dries, adhere the scallop strips on to the roof Whisper White base. Glue four on each side of roof.

 

5. With a Paper Piercing Tool make a hole on the roof ridge. Push a 6″ piece of Silver Ribbon through the hole and knot it on the bottom.

 

6. Now add glue to the roof tabs and attach roof.

 

Add a Frosted Finishing Snowflake on the front of the gingerbread house over the door opening and pop battery powered votive in the hole opening.

 

And for reading this post to the bottom here’s a FREE GINGERBREAD COOKIE RECIPE from the Lakeside Kitchen!

 

Gingerbread Hugs,

 

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Mixed Media: Beautiful Butterfly

Once again I’m excited to share this post with you. This is a Mixed Media piece we did at my “Mixed Media Workshop.” The workshop took place in July, but I’m just now getting around to post it. Most everything used for this canvas can be Stampin’ Up! I had detailed photos, but my Grandson got hold of my camera and reformatted all the pictures I had. When I went to up-load them they couldn’t be read by my computer. He’s a genius! haha  I know this is a very loooooong blog post, but there’s a lot of information here for you.

Butterfly Mixed Media Canvas

These mixed media pieces are a lot of fun to make, because ANYTHING GOES! There’s no right or wrong way of creating them. There are a few things to keep in mind and please note these are general guidelines.  Your piece even following these instructions will look completely different. And, that’s the way it should be. After all it’s your work of art and it should reflect you.

 

The first thing to remember in creating this mixed media canvas piece is to use a variety of inks, paints, rub-ons, stamps and textures. After all that’s what mixed media is. You want lots of layers. There are a few things to keep in mind and please note these are general guidelines. Another thing to remember is to either use Acrylic Spray or Mod Podge between each layer.

 

Items you’ll need: Stamps:  Swallowtail, Papillon Potpourri, Ink Refills, StazOn or Momento Ink Pads, Designer Series Paper, Spritzers,  Sponges, 1″ Paint Brush, Gesso, Acrylic Spray or Mod Podge, Stencils or Masks, Computer Generated Art, Decorative Tissues, Ribbon, Rub-Ons and any other Embellishments you that work with your idea

 

This Beautiful Butterfly canvas was created in the following way:

 

1.  Buy a Pre-Stretched Canvas from your local craft store. They frequent;y run sales on 5 to 10 in a pack.  Believe me you’ll want a pack, because you’ll want to make more then just one.  That’s only my opinion though.

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2.   Once you have your canvas You’ll want to brush or sponge on Gesso* or White Acrylic Paint. Either material works well to prepare the canvas. Think of these as a primer that will enable you to use less of all your pretty colors. Let the gesso or paint dry completely.

 

*Gesso is a white paint mixture consisting of a binder mixed with chalk, gypsum, pigment or any combination of these. It is used in artwork as a preparation on any number of surfaces as a base for paint or other materials that are applied over it.

 

3. Once the Gesso  has dried, give your canvas a light coat of Acrylic Spray. The Acrylic Spray will hold the Gesso in place so it doesn’t pull up when you do your other layers over it.

 

4.   Once the Acrylic Spray has dried the fun really begins. The choice is yours for this layer. You can use any ink refill of choice in a spritzer and just spritz  on this layer.  You need to be careful that you don’t make gray, by mixing too many colors. I try to go with two or three colors and a white to really pop certain areas. Let the colors dry and if you want more intensity, spritz again.

 

5.   When the last layer is dry, spray another coat of Acrylic Spray over the whole canvas. This will protect this water based layer from pulling up when you work on top layers.

 

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6.   Next, take some stencils such as the Stampin’ Up!’s Dots & Stripes or the Hearts & Stars Masks or what I love to use is Punchinella.  Punchinella is fun plastic ribbon that is left over after sequins are punched out, often called “sequin waste” or “sequin scrim.”  I love to use it as a stencil for creating backgrounds.

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7.   You can layer on textured fabric, lace ribbon such as Stampin’ Up!’s Venetian Crochet Trim.  Mod Podge® can be used on this layer. Mod Podge®, is an all-in-one glue, sealer and finish! Apply the Mod Podge® with a soft brush or sponge.

 

8.  When most of your underlying layers are done move on to the saying or words and the butterfly images. For the saying simply computer generate one of your favorites and print it out on your home computer.  Cut it close to the type and adhere it with the Mod Podge®

 

9.   The large butterfly image is the Stampin’ Up! Swallowtail Stamp.  Stamp out the butterfly on some white tissue paper in StazOn Ink if you’re using colored pencils. I used StazOn and colored pencils on this piece.  Stamp out smaller butterflies on the tissue paper as well. Once colored, roughly cut ou the images. You don’t need to be exact with the cutting, because the edges of the tissue paper will blend into the canvas when you Mod Podge® them down.  You can also use magazine pictures.  If you want to use the Blenabilities Markers stamp the butterfly in Momento Ink. Here’s the difference in ink types and when to use them:

 

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The Memento Ink Pad is a dye based ink pad which dries quickly and is perfect for all kinds of paper. The reason Memento Ink dries quickly, like all of Stampin’ Up! classic ink pads, is the ink literally dyes the paper or cardstock. The color gets soaked into the fibers of the paper. The Memento Ink Pad is water based which means it is not waterproof, so you can’t color images with water-colors or other water-based mediums, because the ink will run together. However, since the new Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities are alcohol based it is safe to use Momento Ink with these, because the two different ink types won’t bleed together. Since Memento Ink is water-based clean up can be done using Stampin’ Mist (102394).

 

Staz-On Ink Pad (101406):_______________________________________________________

Staz-On is a solvent based ink and once dried Staz-On is permanent on almost any surface, including plastic, glass, ceramic, metal, wood and card-stock. Since Staz-On, unlike Memento Ink, does not get soaked up by paper fibers, rather it dries on the surface. Staz-On is a permanent ink; use it to stamp images to watercolor, because the watercolor won’t make the Staz-On bleed. Use the Staz-On with Stampin’ Up! Markers (131264). Clean your stamps with Staz-On Cleaner (109196)

 

10.   Step back and look your canvas over.  It’s not too late to add more color, rub-ons or images if needed.

 

11.   Give everything one last good coat of Acrylic Spray or Mod Podge®

 

Here are some of the Mixed Media pieces the class made.

Diane's

Janet's

Nancy's

For another step by step tutorial with photos of my avian canvas, go to My Avian Mixed Media Project 

 

Thanks for reading to the end. I hope you learned something new. Now it’s your turn. Sit down and see what you can come up with. If you live in the Westchester, Putnam County, New York areas I’ll be offering more classes in Mixed Media. To find out where and when sign up for my newsletter on the sidebar of this blog.

 

As always hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

 

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Another Easter Project: Blessed Easter Cross

Easter Cross Header psI can’t seem to get enough of wooden items to decorate! I found this wooden cross at AC Moore. I originally wanted to make this at my Easter/ Springtime Workshop, but sadly I had to cancel that workshop. 🙁  I had the sample made and decided to share it with all of you.

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As I mentioned this project started with a blank, wooden cross. Again this wooden cross was found at AC Moore for under a dollar with a coupon. I painted the edge and back of the cross with White Acrylic Paint. Once the paint was dried I placed Designer Series Paper on the inside of the cross. I wanted a color that would show off the striking flower bouquet on the front.

Easter Cross frame

 

I cut a 1-1/4″ x 8″ strip of Whisper White Card Stock laid it across the front of the cross and stapled it on the back. I used this strip as a base to adhere my flowers onto. For the flower bouquet I used three different stamp sets; Flower Shop (130939), Petite Petals (133157) and Blessed Easter (133212).  I hand colored all the flowers using my inktense colored pencils. The tulips I hand cut out and the  Petite Petals and Flower Shop     I used the matching punches which came as a bundle with each stamp set.

 

I stamped a Blessed Easter message in Basic Black Ink on A piece of Designer Series Paper and punched it out with the Large Oval Punch.

 

I hope this gives you some ideas on what to do with what your local craft store carries while still incorporating, what I think are some of the best products in the crafting market and they’re all from Stampin’ Up!

 

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Have a Blessed and meaningful Easter,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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          Petite Petals                          Blessed Easter            Flower Shop

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With My Whole Heart: Love Shack Birdhouse

 

images-7  Welcome to the Lakeside Stamper’s, “With All My Heart” week.   I hope you enjoy this week of projects and cards to make and share just in the nick of time for Valentine’s Day. So, let’s get started with project one; Love Shack Birdhouses.

 

  These are unfinished wood birdhouses I picked up at Joanne’s for less then a dollar with a coupon.  Can you believe it? When you’re out and about you should try to see where you can use and incorporate all the materials you have in your stash.

 

 

Love Shack Birdhouses

  When you purchase your unfinished birdhouse match up some acrylic paint to the designer series paper you’re using.  Paint any edges you’re not covering with the paper. These would be fabulous to make and celebrate Easter and Spring as well!

 

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  Once paint is dry make a template by placing tracing paper over the back, sides and roof of birdhouse. You can use a pencil to trace or with a scoring tool or stylus score the tracing paper along all the birdhouse edges.  For the heart shape opening do the same and carefully cut out all pieces. You can glue the pattern pieces to scrap card board or laminate the pieces for future use.

 

❤  Now use these pattern pieces to trace unto your designer series paper. Make sure to trace on the back of the designer paper you want to use, so no tracing lines show. Cut out all the birdhouse parts & with Sticky Tape or Multi-Purpose Glue adhere all the parts.

 

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❤  You can use anything for the embellishments. I used the new Stampin’ Up! Petite Petals with Real Red Ink.  And, with the new Petite Petals Punch it was so easy to decorate this birdhouse. With the coordinating Petite Petals Punch it doesn’t matter how you stamp them, they are symmetrical so any side will punch perfectly! For the bird I used the Backyard Basics along with the Backyard Basics Framelits. Violia!

 

Don’t forget to visit tomorrow for another,             “With My Whole  ❤ “ project!

 

Hugs ,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Stampin’ Up! DSP: Jack’s Barnyard Paper-Cutting

Here in the Northeast, like most of the United States, we’re battling sizzling temperatures, unbearable heat and humidity-perfect for staying in the AC and crafting!

 

Here’s another project I made for my grandson Jackson’s room.  I love paper-cutting and this is a little something I saw at home goods and said, “I can make that!” And, I did…

Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper Cutting

Of course I made my own simple animal outline templates by drawing the animals shapes on scrap cardboard and cutting them out. These I used to trace around on to my Designer Series Paper.Deigner Series Paper Barnyard Paper-cutting

Designer Series Paper Barnyard Paper-Cuttng

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have your animal templates, trace them on the back side of the designer series paper you want to use.  Make sure you trace them backwards from the way you want them to face in your original.

 

Here’s a group of photographs of the animals:

Desinger Sereis Paper Barnyard Paper-Cutting

Desiner Series paper Barnyard Paper-Cuttin

Designer Sereis Paper Barnyard Papr-Cutting

Designer Sereis Paper Barnyard Paper-Cutting

The background is an 8″ x 10″ piece of stripped designer series paper. For the dirt I tore a piece of Chocolate Chip Card Stock and for the clouds I tore pieces of Whisper White Card Stock. Then adhere all the components together and embellish as you see fit. When you’re happy with the composition place it in a frame.

Designer Sereis Paper Barnyard Paper-Cutting

 

For Jack’s paper-cutting I primarily used International Bazaar Designer Series Paper (retired), because this matches most of the colors in his room.  You can easily change out the designer series paper of choice. in fact the new Quartrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper would work beautifully!

 

Happy Paper-Crafting!

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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