Thursday, November 29, 2007
You will need 5 square coasters
White 1/4 inch or so ribbon
White, Black and Orange CS
Large Oval Punch
1/2 circle punch
1/4 inch punch or your crop a dile for the mouth pieces
gray chalk for eyes
rust chalk for nose
Red Ribbon for hat
White Acrylic Paint and foam brush
Ok to get started paint your square coasters with white acrylic paint and let dry really well. You want to be able to stick the eyes, nose, mouth and hat to this. Punch your holes along the side evenly. I used the crop a dile for this.
Next punch out with your large oval punch 2 white eyes. Chalk around them as shown in picture. With a small piece of Orange cut an angle for his carrot nose and round the end so it looks more like a carrot. I just winged this have no pattern for his nose.
With the crop a dile punch out 9 circles with the largest punch for his mouth or you can use a 1/4 punch. Crop a dile works great for this part and goes quickly. Next with your 1/2 circle punch punch out his eyes and high light with a white gel pen or marker. Put his eyes on the white oval pieces. Next put all your pieces on one of the coasters that you painted for his face.
Next you will thread your ribbon on the sides of the coasters to put the box together. With some crystal effects glue the bottom on your snowman box.
Next cut out your hat with black card stock. I did the brim about 1 1/4 wide and just a touch over the edges of the front of the coaster piece. Top part of his had is 4" x 2 1/2" high. Piece these together and add your ribbon around the upper part of the brim of his hat. With the crop a dile or a small punch, punch a hole for your snowflake brad. Attach hat to your snowman coaster. And your have created a Frosty Coaster box, now wasn't that just so simple?
I hope you all like him as much as I do. The original one to make his is on SCS here is her snowman. So my thanks for thinking of him goes to dfaust on SCS. I love him and will be trying more of your coaster creations.
My youngest son Travis now wants me to make one for his teacher at school for Christmas. So I guess I will be making more of him and maybe add a hot choc. package and some small marshmallows in a baggy. Then a candy cane to stir it. And stuff inside of Frosty.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I didn't get to get anything else done as I was on the phone fighting with the title company on our home and land. They gave it away back to the guy that we bought it from so we are fighting to get that back and it took up all my time today plus! Was ordering gas today for heat for the house. And of course then you have all these phone calls in between. Kids homework and so on.
So look tomorrow for something fun to do.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Yesterday Dad was sick so I took Mom for her weekly hair appointment and then took her to do her Christmas shopping. They are always sick around the holidays so it was nice that it is all done and they don't have to worry about it anymore. They can stay home and stay healthy for the holidays. Got home from that and my daughter had got something that didn't work so had to take that bad. Then down to another town to pick my son up. He was staying at my xsil's. He went to spend the night and got home sick. So ended up being another long day. Today has been uneventful but didn't have time to stamp. So will start all again tomorrow. Thanks for all of you stopping bye and checking out my blog and for signing up for updates. I will be updating starting again tomorrow. I am sure things will have settled down by then.
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a safe one.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Are you all ready for Thanksgiving? We are celebrating at my sisters house. All I need to do is bring deviled eggs. How easy is that.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I did do mine a little differently and added a eyelet at one of the points for threading my cording through for hanging on the tree. I figured it would have less of a chance to tear this way. On this red one I used a white eyelet to match the white in the words. On the blue one I used a blueish colored eyelet to match in. Now remember when doing these that you can have them different sizes. Depends on the size of your paper you cut out and how you cut your angle. Mine both turned out different and I used the 6x6 piece on both of them. Just cut my angle different.
So for this you will need either an eyelet setter and punch or your crop-a-dile. I use the crop-a-dile as it is one of the best tools I own. My oldest son got it for me last year for a Birthday present and I just love it. I also use the red liner tape for taping mine together it really is strong and holds really well.
So what are you waiting for go get out that designer paper, crop-a-dile, cutter and get going and make some of your own to embellish your tree this year. I am thinking I will be hanging mine from the arches in my doorway instead of my tree.
Again thanks for stopping by. And I really hope these are giving you some ideas for your tree.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Now the directions a great tutorial is on Amanda Sewell's blog, so check it out and make your own. Get your kids in on this one. Mine when we made these was 19, 16 and 11. And they did beautiful jobs on them. Your kids will to. Now if you make one for your Christmas gift for someone, please share with me. Just upload them to your own blog and link to my blog in the comments area. Or if you upload to SCS you can link that one here too. I would really love to see what all yours turns out like.
Hope you all had an enjoyable day. We had such strong winds here from late yesterday afternoon until just a bit ago and it is almost midnight here.
Thanks for stopping by. Check back tomorrow for another kind of ornament for you tree. Also made from designer paper and super easy to do.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
I used the stamp set Cold Play on this one. I stamped the med. circle for the snowman on a scalloped circle and stamped his hat in black on white. Cut out his hat and mounted to the scalloped snowman. The box is Brilliant Blue stamped in white snowflakes. Attached a white ribbon around the sides of the box and tied in front. Going for my acetate tomorrow so will be able to finish that inside part of then. You can see more samples on SCS, on the inside it has a square opening and acetate is in that for a window.
Give these a try they are so fun and easy to do. I found the directions on SCS.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Going to be using this one for a centerpiece on my table I think. Turned out cute.
First of all you will need a sheet of cs on this one. I know what your thinking a whole sheet of cs, but, well worth it.
Cut 2- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch pieces.
Score at 2 1/8" - 4 1/4" - 6 3/8". You need to do this to both pieces.
Now with your coluzzle center in the middle of the outer score lines. Make sure it is even all the way around. It is easier if you put both pieces together so you get all of them in the same spot, and they they will match up better when you put them together for the 3D effect. These will fit in a regular sized envelope. I believe they are called A4.
With the pieces coming out of the center, the ovals you can either punch them smaller with an oval scalloped punch or punch a 2 smaller pieces and stamp on them, color in and put a piece of string or ribbon in the middle of them. You want both of them facing out.
Because of copyright laws I was informed of by someone I had to remove the directions.
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend
Thursday, November 1, 2007
I found and easier way and a less expensive way of making the Criss Cross card so had to try one. This one only takes a 1/2 sheet of cs instead of a whole one. I like that much better and is so much easier on the budget don't ya think?
So without further ado here is Joyce's blog that has the tutorial on it for making this inexpensive way of making this card. Follow these directions and you can make a card like mine shared here. They really are simple to do. Thanks Joyce for making a tutorial on this and making it so easy to follow.
For my card I used Lavender Lace although it looks darker in the scan. I think I need to adjust the colors on my scanner to SU colors. On the scan it looks more like Lovely Lilac which would have worked also I guess. The part that pulls out is Basic Black and has Very Vanilla layered on that.
The designer paper I bought some time ago and don't know where I got it or when. LOL, must be getting old my memory fails me sometimes. Anyway on the side of it, it said Hydrangea's. And what pretty paper it is. I just love the colors. If you noticed I used this paper for the card before this one. I only have scraps left now. :(
Stamp set used is a retired one again. I have a few angel stamps and love using them. This one worked perfect for this card. I love the angel at the top of the inside piece. The set is called Renaissance Angels. Image was stamped in Basic Black and colored in with chalks. The verse also stamped in Basic Black.
I used the tab punch to punch the tab this also was done with the designer paper. You use the tab to pull the message out of the criss cross.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by.