Sunday, 28 October 2012

Glorious Gift Boxes

Glorious Gift Boxes
Held a box class at Scottie Crafts on Saturday with a great group of Ladies.  A good time was had by all. They got to create and decorate 2 beautiful Box/ Baskets, with ideas and instructions and a kit (thanks Scottie Crafts) to complete at least 8 more different designs.
Table set with amazing kits and an extra home baked goodies.


 Here some of them are hard at play.



They also got to play with the ebosser. This is an amazing machine that will take any die A4 size and smaller. It is electronic and very user friendly. Due to arrive in mid November. I WANT ONE!!!!!

They got to play with Tim Holtz distress embossing powder.

I baked them a little treat and packaged it in another box design using Spellbinder dies. LF-008

This was the box they made with Spellbinders LF-010    www.scottiecrafts.co.nz


Spellbinders LF-007. This was the basket created in class.



Thanks ladies for joining me.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Love My Cricut

Love My Cricut
To cut the Cricut craft vinyl on your cricut put the blade depth at 4 and pressure one back from maximum. This setting is called a kiss cut it will only cut through the vinyl and not the backing paper. I brayer my vinyl with the backing still on to my cricut board. The
Chandelier
  is cut from Cricut Home Decore
Now carefully roll the cut item off the backing sheet as you apply it to your chosen item. You need to be sure all the little cut out pieces stay on the backing sheet you will use those for glass etching in the next step.  

 


The finished item


 Now for the Glass etching
This is what I have left after using the cut out.


Apply masking tape or transfer tape over the piece as shown.



Very carefully remove the backing sheet from the vinyl and maksing tape piece. Make sure that every little piece of the vinyl stays on the masking tape and the backing sheet comes away clean.









Now apply to your chosen glass surface. Slowly remove the masking tape. Making sure to leave every little cut out piece of the vinyl on the glass






Now apply the glass etching paste making sure to wear gloves and rinse tools well in water when you are done.


The finished item.
I have also cut fabric to decorate a cushion
You have to try this. Use Heat and Bond from Spotlight ironed onto the back of your fabric. Brayer it onto your cricut mat and cut. Iron finished piece onto your chosen surface.




 

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

New Couture Creation Dies

New Couture Creation Dies
I Used 3 of the Nested Heart dies to creat a gift pocket.

Couture Creations Goodies

Couture Creations Goodies
                                       Triangle gift box

Tools You Will Need
·         Cuttlebug A, B and C boards
·        Couture Creations Die.Largest size Scalloped rectangle
·         Scallop circle Die 2 sizes
·         Ribbon of your choice.
·         Dot texture plate.
·         White card
·         Black card
·         Small stamp and black ink

Instructions
·         Cut 2 of the largest shape scallop rectangle.
·         Emboss both pieces through the cuttlebug with the dot folder.
·         Score a line from the top right and top left corners to the centre of the bottom of the rectangle (Through the longest measurement). Fold both rectangles on this line.
·         Glue together at base.
·         At the pointed end of the box, punch a hole through both back and front pieces at the same time. Repeat for both sides.
·         Thread a ribbon through all holes to hold the top of the box closed.
·         Cut a tag in white using the --- die. Ink through the shape while the card is still in the die. i.e Stencil  You can stamp small images on the edges if you wish.
·         Make 2 roses as described in the Wedding Candle wrap.

Round Handbag Gift Box

Tools You Will Need
·         Cuttlebug A, B and C boards
Couture Creations Die. Largest size Scalloped circle
Couture Creations Die Label shaped Die Small
·         Ribbon of your choice.
·         White card
·         Black card
·         Small stamp and black ink
·         A brad to fasten the bag closed


Instructions
·         Cut 2 of the largest shape scallop circle
·         Emboss both pieces through the cuttlebug with the dot folder. At this point you could emboss a pattern onto the circles through with the cuttlebug.
·         Score a line across both circles to leave 5 scallops one side of the line.
·         Fold and glue together by overlapping the 2 folded sections.
·         Cut a strip of card approximately 2.5cm wide and 30cm long for the bag handle. Apply ribbon of your choice down the centre of this strip.
·         Score 2.5cm from each end of this strip,  fold and glue this to your folded joined area of the circles.
·         Cut a tag in white using the --- die. Ink through the shape while the card is still in the die. i.e Stencil  You can stamp small images or message on the tag if you wish.


Coaster and Wine Glass Charm




Tools You Will Need
·         Cuttlebug A, B and C boards
Couture Creations Die. Largest size Scalloped circle
·         Two beads.
·         Wine Glass Ring
·         Eyelet and eyelet setting tool
·         White card
·         Black card
·         Small stamp and black ink
·         Jump ring

Instructions
·         Cut 1 of the largest scallop circle and 1 of the 4th  size scallop circles in black card.
·         Use your printer or a background stamp to decorate a piece of white card stock then cut the 2nd size of scallop circle from this.
·         Glue the circles together, black white, black
·         For the Wine Glass Charm, cut 5th scallop circle in black and the smallest circle in white.
·         You can stamp an image on the white circle or use patterned paper, or print your own designs.
·         Thread one bead onto the wine ring
·         Glue the 2 circles together. Punch a hole in the top and add an eyelet
·         Put the jump ring through the eyelet and close the jump ring around the wine ring then add the second bead.


                                                   Gift Purse

Tools You Will Need
·         Cuttlebug A, B and C boards
· Couture Creations Die. Largest size
·         Scallop circle Die 2 sizes
·         Ribbon of your choice.
·         Diamond texture plate.
·         White pearls

·         Cut 2 of the largest shape.
·         Emboss both pieces through the cuttlebug.
·         Score along both pieces and on both ends of the short side of the shape at the first scallop.
·         Glue together at these joints
·         For the bag handles layer 2 scalloped circles one inside the other, (that is the Nested) Cut 2.
·         Glue one of these to either side of the top of the purse.
·         Attach a pearl to each intersection of the embossing.



Wedding Rectangle Favour Box


Tools You Will Need
·         Cuttlebug A, B and C boards
·          Couture Creations Die. Largest size Scalloped rectangle
·         Pearls
·         Ribbon
·         Black card
·         White card
·         Scallop circle die in 2 sizes Soft mouse pad
·         stylus


Instructions
·         Cut 2 of the largest size scalloped rectangle in black card stock.
·         Emboss with your chosen design
·         Score at first scallop dip on both ends of both rectangles across the shortest side and fold.
·         Score across the centre of each rectangle also and fold.
·         Glue the 2 rectangles together on the small scored section
·         Cut a small strip of black card about 2cm longer the base measurement of the box and the same width.
·         Score 1cm in from each end on the longest measurement.
·         Glue these tabs inside the base of the box.
·         Cut a strip of card 2.5cm for the handle, glue ribbon down the centre. Make a small crease in each end of to about 1cm up so that you can glue the strap into the crease of the box.
·         Cut a white scallop circle and a smaller black one. Slash between each scallop towards the centre of both circles,
·         use the stylus and soft mouse pad to sculpt each petal by pressing down and “drawing” in a circular motion.
·         Glue the smaller flower onto the larger. Place a pearl in the centre
·         Fold a piece of ribbon and place it behind the flower then glue to the front crease of the box



Candle Wrap is 2 rectangles joined together. Overlap at the front of the candle with 3 scallops and apply pearls for buttons. Printed paper under layer and a bow for a bow tie. Add a rolled rose (see below) to the lapel.

Creating a rose from a scallop circle die cut.