Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Stationery card

Hippity Hoppity Easter Card
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Life changes

I apologize for not posting, but life has interrupted my crafting life. Due to the state of IL not giving schools money, I have lost my teaching job, and unfortunately am not able to find another since the market is now very small with lots of competition. I am still a Stampin Up demo for now, but that too may change if things don't look up. For anyone who drops in, please feel free to browse the older posts, and I hope you can find something you like. And if you like a picture, please at least give me credit if you "borrow" it for another site. Happy crafting.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Grinch Pills Supply list

All Supplies Stampin Up except for red gems. (I ran out because I made so many for the craft fair!)

Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Basic Black

Punches and Die:
Boho Blossoms trio punch, scallop edge punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Top Note Sizzix Die

Chocolate Chip classic ink pad, Basic Black Stampin Write marker

Red gems/crystal brads, stampin sponge, White Grosgrain Ribbon 1/4", Grinch Poem, and tic tacs boxed candy mints

Grinch pills tutorial, part 3, final installment

Print the Grinch poem on Whisper White paper and cut out with the top note die. Trim on the perforations all the way around. Set aside. On back panel top note (2nd Wild Wasabi panel) place tic tac box in middle. Punch on either side with a 1/4" (standard size) hole punch. Cut a rectangle of Wild Wasabi of 2" x 4 1/4". Place tic tac box on it's side and trace edge of box on either side with a pencil (mine is darker so you can see). Score your lines where you traced to make the side of the box holder card. Trim off some of the excess paper on the flap on both sides. Glue to the back of the front panel on the edge of the curves. Glue white paper with Grinch poem to the back of the front panel, over the flap. Glue the other flap to the back panel in the same manner. Thread the white grosgrain ribbon through the holes and tie around the tic tac box.

Give the completed project to the Grinch in your life. :)

Grinch face tutorial, part 2

Punch two 1 3/8" circles from Mellow Moss. trim a bit off the the circle to make a line on one part. Glue the circles on under the hat trim with the lines at an angle (like an angry face). Cut 1/4" wide x 1 1/2" long black rectangles for the eyebrows. Glue them along the slants of the circles. You now have eyebrows! Use red sparkle brads or gems for the eyeball centers.
Punch the mid-sized boho blossom from Wild Wasabi. Cut flower in half across the center at the inverted points. Use a craft sponge or dauber to ink the edges with Chocolate Chip classic ink. Glue nose between the eyes. Using the negative image of the top note cutout (from your Wild Wasabi paper), Make the Grinch's mouth. Center the point over the point of the chin, and trace with a black Stampin Write marker. Only use a bit of the lines on each side of the point. Stop and turn the top note and trace the curve on either side. Make the mouth however you wish (wide smile, narrow, etc.). Freehand draw a curve from the point of the mouth to the tip of the nose, and the "dimple" marks on the edges of the mouth. Your front panel is now finished.

Grinch face Tutorial

This is my first one, so please bear with me! I can only upload 5 photos at a time, so I will try to keep it short and within 3 posts. I'm new to this blogging stuff and don't know how to get more photos in one post. I'll break it down in parts.

Cut 2 Top Note panels (Stampin Up Sizzix Die) From Wild Wasabi for front and back. Cut Whisper White rectangle 2" x 4 1/2". Punch the long edges with Stampin Up scallop edge punch. Turn and punch sides. Trim as needed (I have not mastered the rounded corner technique!)

Cut a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square from Real Red. Turn it corner to corner and cut diagonally. Tip the triangle to where the point is straight up. Trim extra off bottom of triangle and glue to scalloped hat trim (Whisper White). (I couldn't figure out an easier way to do the triangle!) Punch largest Boho Blossom (from Boho Blossom trio punch) from Whisper White. Fold top of hat down and glue on blossom.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Instructions for Grinch

Coming soon! I needed some down time after the craft show. Will have it done and posted by the end of the night as long as nothing comes up! Thanks to all for their wonderful comments and to LateNightStampers group on Yahoo for spotlighting him!