Acetate Boxes

This little purses are so stinkin' cute and easy to make I thought I would post instructions on how to make them.

First take you box and cut it in half.  I use my rotary cutter but you can just mark it and cut it with a scissors. Then take some designer series paper (a design on both sides) and cut it to 6 1/4 x 4 3/8.
Score it at 2 3/4 and again at 3 3/8. This piece will go inside your box.
For the flap cut the designer paper 4 3/8 wide by 3 inches.  Score at 1/2 inch and 1 1/8 inches.
Then you will take your Framlit and cut it like so fashion.

I used the largest Framlit from this set, which sadly is retired. But you could also trace around a circle or make your own design and cut it out with a scissors.
I measured down about I inch and placed a magnet on the inside of the cardstock.  I secured it with a Stampin' Up glue dot so it's not going anywhere.

Then I covered it with another piece of paper, which is totally optional as it won't be showing.

Place double sided tape on the paper that will be facing out once it's inside your box.  Remove the other side from your tape and place it inside your box.

Place tape on the  bottom of the top flap of your box. So you will have two pieces that look like this.

This is the back of the box.  The flap is attached to the outside.

The top magnet will cling to the other magnet and let you know where it wants to be.  I used a glue dot for that as well.

I added a cute little flower on top of the magnet nd the purse is complete.


Stampi' Up Event

Just in case you missed it here are pic from the last Stampin' Up Event.

Most of the time when I do a class I don't give them unlimited choices.  First of all some just can't make a decision to save their life and other times bringing out unlimited supplies is a recipe for disaster, especially if there is a large group.  But this time I wanted to showcase a card pack that has unlimited possibilities.  So they each got to choose a preprinted card base and take it from there.  These are the examples that I made and forgot to take a picture of their creations, which were all lovely.  You just have to trust me on that.

This card I wanted to showcase the free ribbon with a 50.00 purchase.

This little guy is note card size and is perfect for when you want to send a note but don't have a lot to say.

These little aprons were made using the Apron of Love set. We made one tag and the other is a book mark.  How cute would that be in a cookbook.  Yes, some people still use cookbooks.

And lastly are the stinkin' cute mini milk carton treat holders.  They are the perfect size for a Lindor chocolate.


Alcohol Inks

After moving to Spicer and having the need to socialize, I joined an art group. Some are professionals, some are very talented, and then there is me.  I'm just there to meet new people. It's a super supportive non-judgmental group and you can just do or own thing, or join in if someone is teaching a technique.  The last lesson was on alcohol inks and was loads of fun.  The inks are super hard to control, which is part of the reason why I like them, you just never know what you will end up with. I also really like the strong smell and may have gotten a little high, that might explain my madness.  Just kidding, I think. Mine started out looking like a hot mess.

 Then I got out some of my dies and punches and turned them into lovely cards.
These adorable narrow note cards are 2 1/2  x 4 1/2, come with envelopes and can be found on page 19 in the Occasions Catalog.

This one is made using a note card that is 3 1/2 x 5 and can be found on page 195 in the Stampin' Up annual catalog.

This one is not made alcohol inks.  I water colored the background, then stamped over the top using the Waterfront stamp set on page 48 in the Occasions Catalog.

Inside of the card.


Acetate Boxes

I just love the acetate boxes that Stampin' Up sells, the ones that work perfectly for 4-5 cards and giving as a gift.
Well, did you know you can cut them in half? If you read my blog regularly, I guess you did know that 'cause it's not the first time I have done a project with 1/2 box.
Here is a purse I made by cutting the box in half.
The flap is attached in the back then folds over the top and snaps together with a small magnet.
It's the perfect size for a couple of tea bags and a little chocolate.


Fun Foam

Let me start by saying, it doesn't take much to keep me amused.  Just give me some foam sheets, a couple of punches and a heat gun and I can keep myself busy.

I punched out some shapes from the foam sheets using my Stampin' Up punches.
They start out the size on the left, then after they have been hit with the heat gun they shrink down and get less pliable.  Remember the old Shrinky Dinks? Oh what fun they were, anyway these remind me of those good ol' days.
This is what I ended up with. Now what are you going to do with those you ask? I don't know and it doesn't really matter, all that matters is that I had fun doing it.