Monday, January 30, 2012

3-D Challenge

Good Monday Morning to you all!
This week at the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog they are having a 3-D Challenge.  That means anything that is dimensional - basically anything but a card.
I'm going to share with you the Candy Bar Wrapper that we made at my Stamp Clubs this month.  It is a fun way to give a simple chocolate bar to someone you love....
Then when you pull up the ribbon on the top, the candy bar slides up....

Here are the instructions to make this fun craft.

Measurements are for a regular size Hershey’s Candy Bar:
6” x 5 ½” Tulip Cardstock
Score along the 5 ½” edge at – 1 ¼”, 1 ½”, 3 ¾” and 4”
1” x 5 ½” Zebra Paper
Spiral Flower (pg 69) cut from AP Cartridge at 3”
Scallop Heart Punch from Black Cardstock
Heart1 (pg 26) cut from AP Cartridge at 2”


Random stamp, using the swirl image, with Tulip Ink all over the outside of the Tulip Cardstock.

Adhere the Zebra Paper approx. 1 ½” from the top of the Tulip Cardstock. Fold along the scored lines.

Wrap the Cardstock piece around the candy bar and use Red Lines adhesive to attach at the seam along the back.

Take the candy bar out of the wrapper and use a large hole punch to make a hole in the center along the top of the cardstock wrapper.

Thread the ends of the ribbon through the holes all the way and then insert the candy bar back into the wrapper making sure that the ribbon is around the bottom of the candy bar as you slide it all the way to the bottom of the wrapper.

Tie a knot in the ribbon at the top of the wrapper. Now when you pull it up the candy bar will slide up and out of the wrapper.

Twist the flower cut from the AP Cartridge around starting at the outside edge and going inward. Once you get it all curled let it go and shape it into a flower as desired.

Use a hot glue gun to glue the flower in place, by making a puddle of glue in the flat center then pushing your spiral flower into the glue. Hold until glue sets.

Embellish with a black or white pearl in the center.

Stamp your sentiment on the colonial white heart and adhere it to the black scalloped heart shape.

Adhere the heart shape to the front of the wrapper and then adhere the flower above that.

You can make these for any occassion - Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Picture This with a Mojo Monday Twist

This week on Heart 2 Heart Challenges they are hosting a Picture Challenge.  Here is the picture for inspiration.
And here is my card:

I used the Roxy paper pack for the animal print background paper.  In the middle section I used Desert Sand Cardstock and lightly stamped the script words from Universal Backgrounds stamp set.  I cut the leaves and the little tags using the Cricut and the CTMH AP Cartridge.  I felt like I needed to add a splash of color, so I stamped the heart shape using Cranberry ink from the Love Life Stamp Set and cut it out.  I also used the Mojo Monday Sketch to make this card.  Here is the sketch:
I really had fun making this card today.  Thanks Heart 2 Heart Challenges for the Picture Inspiration and the Sketch from Mojo Monday.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snowy Bird Card

Today we woke up to about 2" of snow.  Luckily for my kids both of their schools cancelled classes today.  Unfortunately the rain has begun and the snow is melting quickly.  My daughter doesn't care though, she will play outside until she is soaked through.  Oh, to be a kid again.

Today's challenge on Heart to Heart Challenges blog is perfect for the feeling of melting snow.  It is a color challenge using Amethyst (light purple) and Crystal Blue (med. clear blue).  Here is my card:

 I used A Tweet (A1104) stamp set for the bird and branches.  Then for the musical notes background I used Universal Background (D1477).  Inked it up in both Amethyst and Crystal blue before stamping on the white cardstock.  I matted the bird in both colors of cardstock and then adhered to the front using 3-D tape to raise it up.  The sentiment "A Note for you" is from the new stamp set that will be available next month.  Last I added both colors of Waxy Flax along the side.

Here is a close-up of the bird.
I inked the solid bird stamp using Chocolate ink by rolling it around the edges.  Then I used my Waterbrush to fill in the bird with Crystal Blue ink and Amethyst.  It is hard to get a good picture of it, I like how it looks like a watercolor painting.  Then I added a copper bitty brad for the eye.

Thanks for looking - and I hope that you enjoy your day!