Saturday, July 7, 2018

Flip Flops Summer



It's been HOT, Hot, Hot here!
Perfect flip flop weather.



Today I am sharing a cute little flip flop wall decoration. I used the Flip Flop Tags file and Summer Title from My Scrap Chick for my project. 

Flip Flop Tags: click to enlarge

Summer Title: click to enlarge


MATERIALS 
Flip Flop Tags file from My Scrap Chick
Patterned cardstock from Melon Patch by Craft Smith
Dark pink, bright pink, green and yellow cardstock by Recollections
inks in coordinating colors.
fine point black pen
1/2 inch green gems by Jots
glue and glue runner
foam tape/pop dots
medium gauge wire
scraps of tulle, rick rack and ribbon



I cut a 7 inch bottom layer of the flip flop from green triangle patterned cardstock. I then traced these pieces onto white corrugated cardboard, cut them out, then inked the edges in green. I then traced this same bottom piece onto bright green and cut it out 1/4 inch inside the traced outline.
I cut the inside layer from the watermelon seed print then traced it on bright pink paper so this layer was about 1/8 inch larger than the watermelon seed layer. I inked all the pieces. (All of these layers can be made by duplicating and playing with the pieces in your cutting machine software.)
I glued the pieces one on top of the other starting with the cardboard layer, then added the green layer, the pink layer and the watermelon seed layer. I used a black pen to trace around the watermelon seed layer onto the pink layer. 


I added the yellow toe pieces giving them a 3 d effect. I shaped and made the flowers, added a green gem to the center of each, then added them to the toe area with foam tape. The two flip flops were overlapped and glued together at the bottom.


The title is 4 3/4 inches long and is cut from yellow, green and pink cardstock. It was attached to the flip flops with foam tape. (One layer on the left and 2 or three layers on the right side.)


I cut about 12 inched of medium weight wire and curled it around a marker.  I poked a hole through all the layers at the top where the hole for the tag is and attached each end of the wire. I curled these ends around a pencil. The last step was tying 6 inch lengths of tulle, rick rack and ribbon  around the middle of the wire handle.

I  love this project - it's so bright and happy. 
Enjoy this beautiful weekend! 

Shirley


Friday, June 22, 2018

Americana Bouquet



I love anything Americana.


Today I am sharing this Uncle Sam Bouquet using  the Uncle Sam Hat Box and the Gerbera Daisy from Daisy Flowers-4 Set by My Scrap Chick.


                                           Uncle Sam Hat Box: click to enlarge                                                              Daisy Flowers - 4 Set: click to enlarge                


I made the outer portion of the Uncle Sam Hat Box to use as a vase for my bouquet. I enlarged the hat so it stands 5 3/4 inches tall.  I made the box from tagboard for stability, and made the rest of the hat using Glitter cardstock by Colorbok.  I added a 4th of July spray and four 11 inch flags to the Uncle Sam Hat Box, then added the flower stem in around them.





 I made the flowers from Americana prints from Vintage Nation Stack by the Paper Studio, Americana from Colorbok and Starry Day from Over the Moon Press. I used a shaping tool to add shape and dimension to the flowers and leaves. I glued the flowers to a multi pronged silk flower stem with the flowers and leaves removed.




I curled the ends of the petals between my thumb and first finger.




I assembled the flowers alternating the alignment of the layers and shaping the middle of the flowers.  I added a gem to the center of each flower.


I shaped the leaves in a similar fashion.



The flowers, leaves and stems were attached to the flower stem with hot glue.









I love how this Bouquet turned out! This daisy file is so versatile I can see myself using it over and over.



Thanks for stopping by!

Shirley

Sunday, June 10, 2018

BBQ Apron Easel Card




Hi! Today I am sharing a BBQ Apron Father's Day Easel Card.
For my card I used BBQ Pocket Easel Card  and  # Happy Father's Day from My Scrap Chick.

BBQ Pocket Easel Card: click to enlarge


                                          Hashtag happy fathers day: click to enlarge

This cute BBQ apron has a front pocket to tuck in a BBQ Sauce bottle, a BBQ mitt and BBQ utensils. 



MATERIALS

Dots, Stripes and Plaids Stack by DCWV
Glitter Cardstock in green and blue by Recollections
Cardstock in white, light gray, dark gray, tan, orange and reddish brown
5/8 inch striped grosgrain ribbon
two 1/2 inch green buttons 
glue, large glue dots and foam tape


I made my card slightly larger than given. (The largest piece measured 11 1/2 inches tall.) I used the plaid cardstock for the base and the blue print for the apron. I duplicated the apron piece and made it about an inch smaller than the original apron piece. This was cut from white. I cut the pocket piece off, then layered this white piece over the blue apron piece as shown. (A message could be added to the white layer.) I cut slits at the top of the apron to run the ribbon through, turned the ribbon up about an inch, then glued it in place. Green buttons was attached with a large glue dot. More ribbon was tied around the pocket of the apron. 

The # Happy Father's Day sentiment was sized to fit on the mats. The sentiment was glued to the center of the white mat, the white mat was glued to the blue mat, and the completed sentiment was attached to the card base with foam tape.


 

I love how this card turned out!
 Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Father's Day!

Shirley

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Pretty Purse Card




It was recently my granddaughter's tenth birthday, so I had to make her a card that combined some of her favorite things. She is definitely a girly-girl who loves her three cats, so I combined the two in this card.

I used the file, Purse Pretty from My Scrap Chick for the card, and used a feminine, pink, double-sided cardstock from Modern Millinery by COLORBOK. I inked all the edges in pink and added some pink gems by Jots to the flaps.


 Using my Cricut Maker
 I added some corny cat sentiments to the mats in the small pocket in the front of the purse.


On the inside I added a kitty face image and a birthday sentiment. Then I added some lace sticker borders by Jots. My granddaughter loved her kitty, purse card. (And so do I.)

Thanks for stopping by!

Shirley

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Moose Belly Box Silverware Holder


Hi! I'm so excited that it's camping season again! We have a new motor home and I needed something to hold our fancy plastic silverware, so I made this little holder using two of the Moose Belly Box files.



I grouped all the pieces together and enlarged everything so the tallest piece is 11.5 inches. I duplicated the file and flipped it horizontally. I inked all the pieces, then put the boxes together using foam tape on the muzzle and paws so the box has some dimension. I added a divider to each box using a 7 by 3 inch piece of paper. I folded the piece in half and a 1/2 inch flap on each short end. I added glue along the edges and on the flaps then attached one in the center of each box. I glued the two boxes together back to back and clipped them together while they dried. The last step was adding a bow from 5/8 inch ribbon.


This little guy looks so cute on the table in our motor home and will be so easy to carry outside when we eat at the picnic table.

Have a great crafty day and thanks for stopping by!

Shirley

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Salt & Pepper Shaker Holder


We recently bought a new motor home and have been busy organizing everything. One thing I realized is we were constantly misplacing our salt and pepper shakers in our old motor home. Hopefully I solved this problem by making this salt & pepper shaker holder.




I used Double Test Tube Holder  from My Scrap Chick for the holder, and the raccoon from the A2 card from the  Raccoon Belly Box file for the raccoon.

I measured the circumference of the salt and paper shakers, then sized the holder pieces so the holes in the holder were slightly larger. I cut the holder from orange tagboard to give it strength. I cut an extra piece with the holes, cut an inch off the bottom of the larger section without the holes. I then glued it inside the open area so it lined up with the other holes. This made the holder sturdier.
If you look closely you can see this extra piece inside, behind the ribbon.


The patterned paper used is "Forest Friends" from the Friendly Forest Collection by Doodlebug Design Inc. The raccoon is about 4 inches wide and was made from scraps of cardstock. The final step was tying a piece of matching sheer ribbon around the holder. 


I sure hope this helps us keep track of our salt and pepper shakers! 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Shirley



Saturday, April 21, 2018

Queen Bee Belly Box Part II

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Today is day two of My Scrap Chick's very first Facebook Hop! If you haven't stopped by yet you'll want to check out the beautiful projects made by the Design Team and have a chance to win some great prizes.




Here is my project for the hop. I made a Queen  Bee Belly Box and some little worker bees. Check out my previous post to get the details on how I made the belly box. Today I will explain how I made the little bees.



 I used the bee from the card in Bee Belly Box Trio for the wings and faces and Carrot Patch Box for the bodies. 


Carrot Patch Box: click to enlarge                     Bee Belly Box Trio: click to enlarge


I made my project in Design Space. Each little bee was about 4 inches tall. The heads are about 1 1/4 inches tall.




I creased the bodies along the dotted lines then glued them together, holding them together with paper clips while they dried. I left  the tops open for now so I could add treats, etc. later. 





When dry I added the stripes by wrapping the bee with black 1/2 inch Duck Tape. I was careful to keep the tape parallel with the top fold and pinched the excess tape together at the sides. The extra tape was trimmed off with a scissor and any white edges were touched up with a black  Sharpee  marker.





The cute little heads were added with foam tape to the rounded flap, and the white glitter cardstock wings were added with pop dots to the back of the body. After filling the bees with goodies, I closed the flaps and pressed the rounded flaps together with a glue dot to keep it closed.

I love these cute little bees! 

Be sure to visit our My Scrap Chick Facebook Hop. You may be a lucky winner of a free shopping trip. 

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think of my Queen Bee Belly Box project.

Shirley