Today I was pleasantly surprised with the challenge from Stuck?! Sketches blog! There was two sketches to pick from, so of course I will be doing both. But here is the first one. I used mostly Pinkfresh Studios Escape the Ordinary kit.
Hello, Today I made these lanterns in celebration of Chinese New Years. My daughter home schools her three children and this year they are learning about different cultures from around the world. I thought it would be fun to bring them a lantern filled with candy and as a bonus a necklace from Oriental Trading craft supplies. (Instructions below)
Here is one of the finished lanterns. These would also look awesome with a candle light in them!!!
Here is a view from the top of one of the lanterns.
The first step poke a hold in the bottom of cup, I used a pencil.
Next using a razor or scissors cut down the cup making slits about an inch apart
Gently push down to get the folds for the lantern
Take the necklace an put a knot about 3-4 inches from the charm.
Using a hot glue gun attach a tassel to the bottom of the charm.
Through the whole you punch insert the necklace. Where the knot meets the cup put some glue around it with a glue gun to hold it in place.
Decorate the cup with the ribbon. You can add whatever embellishments you like, I used ribbon on this one but I also used metallic trim.
TIP: Use clothespin or clips to hold the ribbon in place while it dries!
For the top I cut open an extra cup and traced the top of the cup for the template. Also put a hold in the center, I used a hole puncher.
Decorate the top if desired. This on I made using red cardstock and a starburst design with the metallic trim. Insert the cord of the necklace through the lid and push the lid down to the rim of the cup.
All I have to do is fill them with goodies, and since I have necklaces I am going to give them each a few in the cup.
Hi, Paper Issues Blog and Csi Challenge blog have teamed up for this challenge and it was exactly what I needed to get this mini album done for my granddaughter . So for this challenge I used the following clues (maybe more!)
bright lime green
Barbie pink EVIDENCE
TESTIMONY (Journaling ideas)
Topic: Document a summer memory Inspiration Words: forget
This mini album was actually a flip album from Paper House, that I tore apart (more on that later) The cover I used a large bottle cap and some3-d stickers.
For the center of the cover I started the center and added a shadowbox with sand and shells, but then I went crazy around that and put more shells, glued sand around added some beads and some fishermans netting.I also stained the bottlecap with blue ink
Side view of the bottlecap
For the side of the album I added some twine, and anchor charm, a seashell with a "pearl: and a small bottle filled with itsy bitsy shells and sand.
I had to have some to keep the book closed so I simply took a piece of twine and made a round circle large enough to fit around the bottlecap.
The album was made from this which I won from Scrapbook.com last year along with other items from Paper House! SO COOL! The album I carefully separated the frame apart so that became my front and back of the album. The flip part was on the inside. Then I used the packaging and cut it to make two inner pages using the side of the package for the frame. Wish I took pictures, but at the time I didn't know how it was going to turn out.
Inside of the book has a fold out and pull out pictures.
The two center pages was the flip album packaging repurposed!
Journaling the time in the ocean with Pop Pop
The two center pages have pull out pictures as well.
By adding a sheet of cardstock to the packaging I was able to create the pockets that hold 4x6 pictures.
One of the pull out pictures has journaling the uses the word never FORGET
Thanks for looking and as always I love reading your comments.
This layout was done with another great sketch from Stuck?! Sketches blog. I put the banner the opposite way only because I wanted the heart doilies to show more. This is my youngest granddaughter who just doesn't get enough love from her older brothers LOL !
Hello, Since I have my Halloween stash out I decided to do the next sketch from the Sketches in Thyme blog. The background paper is Carta Bella Halloween paper which I absolutely love the quality of their papers!
After Halloween last year I got SO many embellishments really cheap from Michaels, it was crazy. I got foam titles, tags, doilies, and bling. I was like a quarter for each and I stocked up. I gave some to my granddaughters and sold some at a garage sale.
This is my other grandson who was dressed as Ninja, although his mask wasn't on correctly!
I finally have time to start doing sketch challenges from Sketches in Thyme. I kind of was slowing down on my scrapping but I started back in full force since the holidays are over. I really like the uniqueness of this sketch and I had those triangles reminded me that I had these banner spiderwebs, so off to the Halloween pics that I had.
This is my grandson who was dressed as Spiderman this past year. I also had this doilies from Michaels that had a spider cutout in the middle. I colored them red on the inside and then decided to put blue in back of the triangles to help tie in the Spiderman theme. The background paper, although you probably can't see it is spider webs.
Create a layout inspired by this month's movie's poster board AND you must include... TWINE on your layout and the word LOVE in your title!
Here is the layout I made. I got my inspiration from the golden globe, it reminded me of all the glitter and glam that is at the awards ceremonies in Hollywood so I added Stickles, sequins and gold washi to the layout.
When I made my Valentines Wreath the other day, I had one leftover wood heart, so in a matter of few minutes I made this card. The DCWV Heirloom paper stack is FILLED with some awesome vintage looking paper! These sheet I used had all for designs in a row, so I only used on sheet to get the pattern.
The first thing I did was fold the white cardstock in half. Then added a sheet of paper from the DCWV paper pack. I traced the wood heart in the center and cut that out. Through the hole I attached the wood heart with the Alenes glue to the inside of the card. Also on the inside I cut of the wooden blocks from the the DCWV paper pack and that's it! So easy but such a vintage look!
The bottom gives me room to write my own personal note and sign it,
Thanks for looking
*Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me products in exchange for a blog post; however, all opinions in this post are mine.
Scrap Our Stash blog has an intriguing challenge this month and that is Blend - A - Sketch. Fun isn't it?
So using this is what I came up with. I used the half circle from the left hand sketch and used rhinestone stars (I guess that counts???) around the half circle instead of the title. From the right hand sketch I took the three squares and placement of the photo. I also used rhinestone stars at the top.
Thanks for visiting and be sure to check out the challenge at Scrap Our Stash. As always, comments are always appreciated!
Stuck?!Sketches has another sketch for January for which I did this layout. I just love the Simple Stories Emoji Love paper for preteen girls, and this sketch was perfect for the pictures I had of my granddaughters and their friends.