Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Three Tier Pagoda Box

I have always been fascinated with Pagodas, maybe in another life I lived in one.  I also adore the season of the Cherry Blossom and decided I wanted to match them up.  I created the 3 tier pagoda box with my Silhouette Design Software, then went to work drawing a coloring (NeoII Crayons) a cherry blossom, then the Silhouette to turn it into an element.  I used one of my favorite dragon flies and bees, a branch and put a knob on the top and some bakers string.  Used one of my gellie pull backgrounds and it is done.  So much fun to collect words or stuff with Hershey kisses.  

Side view

These are the boxes separated.  Oh boy, so much fun.  Over all dimensions are approx. 5"tall, 3 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" deep.  Happy Tuesday, hugs

Saturday, March 26, 2016

low profile velcro-wow

A little pocket envelope (approx. size 4.25"x3.00).  I used one of my background designs, my funny little squirrel and my bow cork stamp to accent the front of the envelope.

I used a low profile velcro my roommate found, oh goodness I love this stuff.  Happy Easter, stay safe, hugs, Sandi

Friday, March 25, 2016

ATG tip that really works

I love this tip I found on pinterest today, it works great, I did not have a cereal box so used 110# coverstock cut twice and my 1/4" tape is no longer slipping.  I am posting the link.


hope the link works, hugs

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Happy Easter

A simple Easter card, a fun background created from a cut I did with the Silhouette Cameo, I am always watching out for interesting shapes when I do a cut, this one was irresistible.  I used one of my nez creatures and added cotton to the bunny bottom, lol.   Happy Thursday, hugs

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Two File Set with Base

This is the two file set with base.  Filled with A2 card blanks and envelopes.  This is a set design by Lori Whitlock from the Silhouette Library.  The files were cut with the Silhouette Cameo.  I used 110# heavy cardstock in chocolate brown and cream.  I then used one of my background designs for the decorative panels the background has a shimmer applied after I printed the background out.  It lends a rather old, elegant feel to the set.

 Side view
 back view
This shot was taken outside so that you could see the shimmer on the background paper, hope everyone sails smoothly into the rest of the week. hugs

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A2 Card File or Not

I found this file from Lori Whitlock on the Silhouette Library and was intrigued immediately.  These are perfect for A2 cards and envelopes,  The base holds the four files neatly together.   I could not help but think these would also work for other things, like the counter top of the kitchen, coupons, pens, the magnifying glass and note pads.  So I went to work and did one for my roommate.  He is a fisherman, so it had to be a fishing theme.  I found these great elements also in the Silhouette Library.
The bases were cut from heavy card stock (Recollections) from Michaels, 110#.  When adhering them together I used "The Ultimate" by Crafter's Pick, it does not buckle the card stock, because it has less water content, other than that I would suggest a dry adhesive.  The decorative backgrounds are from my design stash.

This is a view from the side, I love love love the old man fishing silhouette.  Happy Tuesday, hugs

Monday, March 14, 2016

tweet tweet

Some fun printer washi tape, both bow base and photo corners, I did use a punch to cut photo corners out, a little tip, put your washi tape on a piece of plain printer paper when you take them to your corner punch and then pull them off the paper and apply to card.  I have been doing these cute little bird clips, the bird is mounted to a clear plastic circle and then I adhere the clip to the back with a pop dot.
The new bow is a blow up of a wine cork stamp I created a couple of weeks ago, then took it to the silhouette and created a new element,  We are rain free, bunches of sunshine pouring in all week, we are ready for that right now.  Grass and plants are green green green and blooms are brilliant, yeah! Have a great week.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

lets talk about recyclable containers with no lids

Geeze, I so hope you have not totally become bored with my Fuse and ways to use it, cause I keep tinking of so many things to do with it.  I had a bizzilion pens in a box and although I use them, every time I needed one I had to wade through all of them.  I have been saving these containers that house our Kamataos they work for so many things, the only thing is they do not have a lid or top, so if they turn over - you have a sort job ahead of you.  So I took a bread food bag and created slips for them, then just curled in the ends and secured with paper clips.  Whahoo they are workings, no spilled pens in days.  I have sorted out gels, calligraphy, writing, etc.  It is rainy, cold and I am organizing, happy weekend ALL. hugs

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Seriously cute pocket

 I am still on my pocket craze, this pocket is a little bigger over all dimension with the flap closed is approximately 2 1/2 x 3" with the flap open it is 2 1/2 x 4".  I used a non-glare sheet protector for this one.  A new background paper and washi tape.  I laid two layers of tape down on the bottom top opening of the pocket, then with the cutting element cut a tab shape so that the flap would tuck behind it to close.  Two holes on the top flap for the twine to tie for decoration.
The tabbed flap is move visible in this shot and the insert card has been removed.  The stake is explained below.

I fused a bracket to the back of the pocket so that I could insert a large paperclip or the appetizer fork (I painted black), this makes the pocket much more versatile.  It can be clipped to a card, journal page or a mini gift bag or use the fork to add to a container of flowers, or anything else that comes to mind.

Here is the pocket clipped to a mini bag.

here it is using the fork attached to a little jelly jar.  The bee is my emoji for this year, to remind me to stay on track and keep focused, rofl, a 24/7 job.  Have a great Thursday, hugs