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


Friday, April 20, 2018

Queen Bee


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My Scrap Chick is having it's first ever Facebook Hop today and tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and check out all the great projects by the Design Team!

The theme of our hop is Spring/ gardening/ Mother's Day.

One sure sign of Spring for me is the reappearance of the honeybees. My project for the hop is a Queen Bee Belly Box and some little worker bees.


I used Bee Belly Box Trio for the box, and the bee from the card for the little bees. The bodies of the little bees are made using the carrot from Carrot Patch Box.

Bee Belly Box Trio: click to enlarge




Carrot Patch Box: click to enlarge


The belly box is 8 inches to the top of the antennas.I used yellow tagboard for the box and bees, white glitter cardstock for the wings and pink glitter cardstock (from COLORBOK) for the noses. I used black and white cardstock from Recollections for the rest. The other cardstock was from my scrap stash. I created an insert for the box that holds the little bees upright in the box. If you make your box a different size, adjust the file to be slightly smaller than the bottom of the box.





  Here is the link to the Design Space file for the box insert:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/89077526










Check back tomorrow when I will explain how I made the little bees. Thanks for buzzing by.

Shirley



Sunday, April 15, 2018

Butterfly Easel Card


I hope you are having a nicer Spring day than we are having. We are in the middle of a nasty Spring snow storm. To get myself into a more "Springy" mood I made this pretty Butterfly Easel Card.



I love the filigree butterflies from Butterfly Easel Card by My Scrap Chick. I recently used it for a wreath and thought it was time I actually made the card. I love how it turned out!

MATERIALS

 Butterfly Easel Card  file from My Scrap Chick
"Hello" sentiment from Cricut
"Pixey Stix Glitter Paper Pack from the Paper Studio
Pink, champagne and blue pearlescent cardstock by Recollections
Pink and small blue gems from Jots
Pink and blue ink (optional)
Pop Dots and Foam Tape
Glue runner and glue

The filigree layers of the butterflies and the blue oval behind the sentiment were cut from the pearlescent cardstock. The other pieces were cut from the Pixey Stix Pack.  All pieces were inked. The card measures 5 -1/4 by 6 -1/4 inches. The small butterfly was glued only in the body and the top layer of the wings were bent up. Gems were added to the body of each butterfly. The little butterfly was attached to the larger butterfly with Glue Dots.


 The sentiment is 1-1/8 inches tall. The bottom two layers were attached with foam tape. 


I traced the bottom section of the card to the back of the pink print and cut a quarter inch outside the line with a decorative Scissor. (Yes, I still have decorative scissors. I'm a Pack Rat, what can I say.) This piece was glued under the card base pink side up. 

This card is so pretty and feminine in person. 


Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to know what you think, so feel free to leave a comment. 

Happy Spring!

Shirley

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Teacup Easel Card


                                                                                                                          



Today is my daughter-in-law's birthday so I had to make her a cute little card in her favorite color. I used Teacup Easel Cards with Pockets, and for the tag, Party Owls, both from My Scrap Chick.

Teacup Easel Cards with Pockets: click to enlarge


Party Owls: click to enlarge


MATERIALS

Happy Birthday 2 U sentiment from Bird's Cards
Fresh Linen Papers, Stickers & Die-cuts pack by COLORBOK
Sturdy purple, lavender and a bit of white cardstock to coordinate with prints 
Aqua pearls by Jots
Lavender paper flower
Aqua tulle scrap 
Glue Dots, Pop Dots, adhesive

I slightly enlarged the card to 5 inches so I could put a gift card into the pocket. The tag is 2 1/4 inches tall and the sentiment is 1 7/8 inches across. The card base, cup base, large scalloped circle, tag base, pom, pom and sentiment were cut from purple. The top layer of the tag, small circle and sentiment shadow were cut from lavender. The large circle behind the sentiment and the party hat were cut from the striped print: the top layer of the teacup was cut from the purple flower print. (I cut two of these to make it more stable.)

 I inked all the pieces with purple before assembling the card. Make sure you glue the top layer of the teacup only on the two sides and the bottom so you leave an opening at the top for your gift card, teabag or whatever.

I added pearls around the lavender circle by the sentiment, and added a slightly curved line of pearls at the top of the cup.  I made  a 2 1/2 inch bow from the tulle, then added it and the lavender flower, with glue dots, one inch in from the top right corner of the cup. The tag was tucked in under the bow and attached with glue at the top, and pop dots at the bottom. 



I hope my Daughter -in-Law likes her card. 




Thanks for stopping by!

Shirley

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Butterfly Wreath


                     After a very long winter it's time for something 
                                       bright and Springlike.


I found this wreath at a thrift store. It was a bit the worse for wear and definitely needed a little sprucing up. I decided to make it into a Spring wreath using butterfly files from My Scrap Chick. If you don't have a wreath that needs sprucing up, you can start with a grapevine wreath and decorate it yourself.

 

              I used the following files.                  

Butterfly Easel Card: click to enlarge



Butterfly Layers




MATERIALS

12 inch decorated wreath
or 
12 inch grapevine wreath
silk ivy garland
six silk rose sprigs
eucalyptus 
thin wire or hot glue

Butterfly Materials
heavy cardstock print scraps in two main colors
pearlescent cardstock to match the prints
small multicolored gems
coordinating ink
pop dots

For my wreath I just removed the bows and decorated the wreath with butterflies. If you are starting with a bare grapevine wreath, first wrap the wreath with the ivy. Use wire or hot glue to hold the ivy in place, if needed. Tuck in the eucalyptus, evenly spacing it around. Wire or glue in place. Finally, evenly space the sprigs of roses around the wreath in the same manner.

I made approximately 24 butterflies using the butterflies from the two My Scrap Chick files. The butterflies ranged from 2 inches to 3 inches tall. 


All the butterfly bodies were inked with coordinating colors.
The lacy butterflies were glued only in the body sections, then the wing sections were folded up.


The solid layered butterflies were glued in the center of the body, the wings were folded up, and a pop dot was added under the wings near the body.

Small gems were added to the bodies of all the butterflies.


The butterflies were then hot glued to the wreath alternating sizes, directions and positions on the wreath.







I love how this wreath turned out with all the beautiful butterflies by My Scrap Chick! Why don't you give it a try.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Spring!

Shirley