Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter basket ...or wishing well?

Hi all
Wanted to share one of the fun little projects from my last stampin class held last Saturday.  This project has been in my head for a while and, with the snow day we had today, I was able to make it a reality.   I like how it turned out!

I did not use a Stampin' Up! die for the body of the basket but I think the rosette die would work very well, too.  Can't wait until I can give that a try, too!  DSP was adhered to both sides of a piece of chipboard before it was run though the Big Shot.

The trim around the top and bottom was made with some non-SU framelits that I had received but certainly I could use some of our border punches as well...or framelits/edgelits. 

The handle was made by using two designs from the SU Tasteful Trim XL die.  I used a jeweled brad to keep the handle on the base. 

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Raven's jewelry

Here is a quick look at a piece of Raven's jewelry I made just before the big game.  It was a "just for fun' project made from an old CD

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hello ...hello...hello?

Hi all
Today I thought I would post a card I made for my husband.  It uses the phone booth stamp from the free SAB stamp set called Feeling Sentimental.  Usually this style of image doesn't appeal to me so much but for some reason, I am very fond of this set. 
Can you tell that the base layer is Island Indigo and it has been dry empressed with the honeycomb TEIF (textured impressions embossing folder) and the Big Shot?  The layer on that was dry empressed with the clouds TEIF and then the Riding Hood Red layer is on that.  The stamped layer was treated with the distressing tool to rough up the edges. I  felt inclined to have the doors open up to show the inside so
 I slit the front edge of the phone booth with a craft knife and added tiny little brads as knobs for the doors. 

Inside the doors is a birthday greeting from the It's a Wrap Occasions stamp set.

Of course there needed to be a greeting inside and I chose to use both the Indigo and the Riding Hood Red on that.
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