Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More projects

Hi Everyone!

I had intended on only showing one project each day, but it looks like tomorrow and Friday are going to be super busy for me.  So, I'm going to do two posts today and play catch up. :) 

For my first two projects I used the new My Pink Stamper Itty Bitty-licious set.

So many awesome sentiments!  To order a set of your own, go here.

And here are my projects along with the recipe for each.

MyPink Stamper Itty Bitty-licious 
Life's a Beach Cricut Cartridge (chair 2", palm tree 4", star fish - 1@ 3/4" and 1@ 1")
Create a Critter cartridge (clouds - 2 @ 1/2" and 1 @ 3/4")
Base of card - 4 1/4 x 9 (then fold the 9" side in half)
blue background - 4 x4 1/2"
the waves - K & Company "Citronella Waves"
Sand was made by just paper tearing.

I also inked and outlined my pieces before assembling my card.

And now for my second project - a Christmas themed explosion box.

This project is a little harder to to explain.  But, if you Google explosion boxes, there are lots of tutorials on how this is done. The technique is, from what I understand, always the same. To make this, you will need four pieces of card stock - three for the base and one for the lid. These are the measurements I used:

Layer 1 - Cut paper 9 x9".  Score at the 3" mark on all four side.
Layer 2 - Cut paper 8 5/8 x 8 5/8.  Score at 2 7/8 on all four sides.
Layer 3 - Cut paper 8 1/4 x 8 1/4.  Score at  2 3/4 on all four sides.

For the lid - Cut paper 6 1/4 x 6 1/4.  Score 1 1/2 " from all four sides.

**Note: After assembling, I found that the sides of my lid were a bit too long, so I trimmed them down another 1/2".**

The bricks were cut as follows:

8 pieces cut at 1/2 x 3/4"
16 pieces cut at 1 6/16 x 3/4"
4 pieces cut at 1 3/4 x 3/4"

I inked all the bricks to give them a shadowed effect before placing them on my "chimney".  

When you do create your chimney, the sequence of the bricks goes as follows.

1/2 x 3/4", 1/2 x 3/4"
1 6/16" x 3/4", 1 3/4 x 3/4", 1 6/16 x 3/4"
1/2 x 3/4", 1/2 x 3/4"

And on the inside of my box:

All of the papers used for the inside are from the Echo Park "Seasons Greetings" collection.  Such beautiful papers!  I also inked each block using Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain).  The "Believe" sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper Biggie Christmas set which can be found here 

I apologize for the next picture being blurry.  It's hard to take a picture and hold the flaps of my box down at the same time. ;)

 I cut out all my red candy canes first.  Then, for my green ones, I used the flip feature on my Cricut machine.  That way when placed together, they formed a heart.

Christmas Cheer Cartridge - candy canes cut at 2 1/2"
Jolly Holidays Cartridge - Santa (for the top of lid) - cut at 4" (trimmed off legs and feet)

I think that's about it.  With so many measurements, I'm sure this was a bit confusing.  I hope I explained things okay.  But if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to send me an email.  I would love to help out in any way I can. :)


Missy said...

These are GREAT projects! The retirement card creates such a relaxing scene and I LOVE the shaped Santa with his curving sentiment!!

Peggie said...

What a cute idea about the flip on the candy canes! I forget about that function. Will give this a try. Peggie

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

great projects!!! :-)

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