Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flowering Bertie

Today is Delightful Thursday at Digital Delights by Louby Loo and I used Flowering Bertie Set to make my bendi card.


All DD Stamps Used: Flowering Bertie Set

Cardstock & Papers: "Warm & Cozy" from Jen Hadfield, images printed on Spectrum Noir Cardstock, plain cardstock from Coredinations

Markers Used: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./ Embellishments: Mats from Cricut

Special Techniques: None

My bendi card was made in Design Space and looked like this.

The bendi section is made with two strips cut at 1 1/2 by 5 inches. A slit was cut half way down from the top on one piece and half  way down from the other. These slits are one inch in from the ends. A fold line was added 1/2 inch in from the other end. The fence was made 7 inches long, the gate was cut off, then cut in half and each piece was attached to the corresponding piece of the bendi mechanism. The card was put together as shown.

Color Palette

Fence: EB1, 2, 3, GB 9
Tree: TN 1, 3, 5, LG 3, 5, CG 4
Watering Can: TN 1, 2, 3
Flowers: GB 7, CT 4, LG 3, 5, EB 1, GB 9
Bunny: CR 3, AP 1, BG 2, Blender
Blues: TB 2, 4

Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Patriotic Star Wreath

Hi! Happy Flag Day! I have a weakness for anything patriotic so I decided to make this patriotic star wreath. 

I used Storybook Wreath and Star Studded Circle from My Scrap Chick for my Wreath.

Since I want to put this in the window of my front door, I wanted it to look good from both sides.


MY Scrap Chick files used: Storybook Wreath and Star Studded Circle
Red tagboard
Vintage Nation  by The Paper Studio
Blue cardstock by Bazil 
2 inch wired ribbon in white/red
1 inch patriotic wired ribbon
Blue and clear gem stars by Jots
small star punch
Blue pearls by Jots
Tape runner, glue, hot glue

The wreath base is 11 1/2 inches and was cut from tagboard and heavy cardstock. I used the Star Studded Circle for the base because I wanted the back to look good. The gem stars fit perfectly in the cut out star spaces  It would work also just to use the base included with the Storybook Wreath.

I cut out the pieces for the stars and the bases using several prints from the Vintage Nation Paper Stack. I followed the directions included with the file, and used tape runner and glue on the seams, and held it all together with paper clips while it dried.

When the stars were dry, I held them like this, and gently pushed in until the center popped out.

The stars were attached with a glue gun, evenly spaced around the wreath. I took the red stars cut from the Star Studded Circle and added one to the center of each 3-d star. I then added a small punched star in the center of the red stars, then added a blue pearl.

I used the wider ribbon to create a bow and the narrow ribbon to create a loop. These were attached to the back with hot glue.

I hope you like my patriotic wreath! I would love to hear what you think, so please leave a message.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Strawberry Basket

It's strawberry season, and who doesn't love red, ripe strawberries? You can share your love of strawberries by making a cute basket filled with life sized strawberry boxes that you can fill with strawberry flavored candy.

I used Fence Box for the basket and Fresh Strawberry Box for the strawberries.

Fence Box: click to enlarge                                      Fresh Strawberry Box: click to enlarge

I also used Fairy Bears Garden for the strawberry houses on the tag.

                                  Fairy Bears Garden: click to enlarge 


Fence Box, Fresh Strawberry Box  and Fairy Bears Garden files from My Scrap Chick
"Hello Love" stack from Crate Paper (strawberries)
"Samantha Rose" from DCWV ( basket)
Cardstock by Coredinations
1 3/8 wide fruit themed ribbon by Offray
tape runner, foam tape and large glue dots

The basket was made 4 inches square from a  wood print. The horizontal slats were attached with foam tape to add dimension. The label on the front is 2 3/4 inches in diameter. The strawberry houses are approximately 1 1/2 by 1 3/8 inches. The label is attached with foam tape. I made two, four inch bows and attached them with large glue dots at the base of the handle on each side. I used raffia for straw in the basket.

The strawberries were sized way down so the bottom part was about 1 3/4 inches. The whole strawberry is about 2 inches, not counting the stem. Follow the tutorial, and have patience and take your time. These little boxes are a little tricky to make. I used a combination of tape runner and glue, and paper clips to hold them together while they dried. I made seven little strawberry boxes.

It took a little bit of work, but I'm really pleased how they turned out.

I'd love to hear how you like my strawberry basket. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. 

Have a "berry" nice day!