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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Craft fair project.. Mini coffee cup holder

    Hi all, I have been working on a few projects for my first craft fair in a few weeks. If you follow my Instagram you have probably seen some of my goodies there. This weekend I got my order of mini coffee cups (a friend and I split 100) We ordered them here... Webrestaurantstore.com you can also find them on Amazon Mini coffee cups and lids.

 
      I made a template in my Scan N Cut  to wrap around the cup. for the holder I cut 1 piece of paper 2 3/4 x 7   and one 2 3/4 x 8 1/2 . score both from one short end at 1 7/8", then at 4 3/4" and at 6" on the longer piece also score at 7 1/2.
   For assembly glue together (on top of each other for a base) where you scored 1 7/8.  For the outside pocket on this one I do not remember the exact dimensions I just did it to fit the width of the card + 1/2 inch so I could fold in 1/4" on 3 sides to fold under and glue to the front.




 

 For this one I cut a slit along the fold on the back side leaving 1/4 inch on either side of the slit.

I'm hoping to make a video but I can't make any promises :) Life has been hectic and I have 12 dozen cookies due for a cookie exchange and I am hosting thanksgiving next week.... ahhhhh!!!!   LOL!

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 27, 2017

How I Cleaned my Scan N Cut Mat...

   Hi all! Wow What a week! I have been fighting with my internet company for a week .... ugh.... we had upgraded our speed about 6 weeks ago after they finally had their new system up and running. It was great till last friday (I was out of town) when the internet went out.... Arg! Kids were home for a long weekend so was not super fun for them  :(  I had hoped to get this uploaded sooner but it took a whole week to get thing running again. So.... here is a new post for you :)

   After a weekend away scrapping with some amazing ladies and using my Scan n cut a ton I needed to clean up my mats a bit. Now if you are unfamiliar with the scan n cut but have experience with the other similar cutting machines out there the first thing you will notice is the mats are much different! Now for some this is a bad thing but I will say now that I am getting used to them I kind of like them. The adhesive is not nearly so sticky so it is great for more delicate papers. That being said it does not work great for heavier paper and card stock.

   Before I had gone away I had added some watered down Aleenes Tack it over and Over . This definitely made my mat stickier! I did leave it to dry for over 24 hours. (Should have made a video but there are a ton out there on youtube.

DISCLAIMER! This is not recommended by the Brother company! If you muck up your machine because you use too much glue or get it outside the cutting area it will void your warranty!

Back to the cleaning of the mat part... I used a crocheted kitchen scrubbie (new and made by my mom since I do not crochet) water and some rubber stamp cleaner. This worked great for me!

Here is a video showing you how I did it ...




   Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lots of holiday tags with the Brother ScanNCut and some techie stuff

I have been working on creating lots of Holiday tags lately in an effort to build up supplies to hopefully do some local holiday fairs. I wanted to make some shaped tags so I went to my ScanNCut... After spending some time with the Canvas free online design program I had what I needed for a couple 2 layer tags and some tiny Holly leaves for embellishments.

I really love the flexibility with this machine! I used a piece of scrap paper and got a bunch of trees and a ton of leaves... see here...



 You can choose how many images to use depending on the space available and you can arrange them in a line, alternating or a jumble  depending on how you want the negative space to look if you will be using it or to best utilize your paper. If you are trying to fit as many as possible you still have the ability to manipulate each image individually. I was able to cut 15 backings foe my tree tags out of one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 craft cardstock.

Here you can see just how tiny those holly leaves are... I do have a punch but the smallest leaf is at least double the size and too big for what I want to use it for.


Here are 2 videos related to this Project :) 




I hope you find them helpful!

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Galaxy Inspiration, Cake and cards...

     Hi all! As I was racking my brain recently to figure out a theme / design for my girls sweet 16 birthday cake I was inspired to try a Galaxy theme. She loves the galaxy motif so I went to pinterest. I found a few samples that inspired me and I thought I had the basic process down since I had done the process on card stock, surely fondant could not be too much different... Hmmm... yeah...  Well turns out it isn't but it is... It took LOTS of kneading and LOTS of food coloring and LOTS of patience!  In the end here is how the cake turned out...


   I'm pretty happy with it! I found some edible shipper spray at Wal Mart and used it with a stencil I tore out of paper to create the wispy look. The grainy white "comet" in the upper right corner was how I fixed and "OOPS" I also added a few constellations I could remember from our Girl Scout Star gazing outing from years ago.

    Verdict.... She really liked it!

    Now how does this translate into cardmaking you may ask... Well I wanted to try this again for some card backgrounds so I could use some of my stamps to make some cards with the night sky in the background.


    Here is the video on how I made the backgrounds...



I still have to make the cards but at least this part is done!
Here is a basic list of the supplies I used

Heat gun
Ken Oliver Colorburst watercolors
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Stampin Up Night of Navy inkpad
Strathmore 140# watercolor Paper (Yellow pad)


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Friday, July 14, 2017

Shakopee Rubber Stamp Expo July 2017

Hi all!

  I had so much fun at the Rubber Stamp Expo last weekend. How lucky am I that I got to spend the day with 2 of my favorite people. My Sis in law Cathy and my amazing Daughter.

  Here are a few photos... There were many more vendors I just kept getting distracted by cool stuff so I did not get pictures of every booth :)


Me and my Sister-in-law :)
Taylored Expressions



Pricly Pear Designs
Stamp n Storage


Rubbernecker

 stranger who wandered into my photo...


fooled you...  it's actually my girl :)
We had so much fun braving the crowd (Most of the pics were later in the day when it had cleared out) We were such a team. My girl took lots of photos of samples for me and made lots of purchase suggestions :) Gotta love a family of enablers :)

Here is a video of everything I purchased and a shaky tour of the expo floor. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!