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Santa’s Sled

Christmas in July is almost over and I still have many more projects that I need to complete for The Big Tin Cotton Gin Vintage and Repurposed Market that starts October 19 – 21, 2018. But a couple days ago I was taking a break from working on my own projects and going through Pinterest, and saw this cute little Santa Sled project. So I had to stop what I was doing and try it, because I thought that this would be something fun for my card class ladies to make. I will let you know later their response, but I am sure they will like it too.

Now take a look at this tutorial of my version of the little Santa Sled with hidden compartment and then scroll down for more info and the link to Sandra’s website.

So that everyone knows, this was not my original idea. I would like to give credit to Sandra Ronald at Art Paper Crafters for the idea, and thank her for sharing her video with all of us. Be sure to go check out her site as well.

MEASUREMENTS:

Base – 8 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ score lengthwise @ 3/4″, 3 3/4″, 4 1/2″, 7 1/2″ turn cardstock widthwise and score @ 3/4″ turn to the opposite side and score @ 3/4″.

Cut each of the lengthwise score lines to the 3/4″ scoreline and at one end cut off the two end tabs to make the closure tab for the lid.

Fold and burnish all the score lines and then glue all the little tabs to the inside of the two long outside tabs to form a box as shown in the video.

For the back of the sled where you attach the Christmas tree and teddy bear, cut a piece of cardstock @ 3″ X 2″ and for a decorative top to the back piece I used a tag topper framelit I had but you can use any kind of decorative punch, framelit, die or what ever you have to add a little character to the back of your sleigh.

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I used the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and framelits from Stampin’ UP! They are no longer available in the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. But this idea could also be used with the Ready For Christmas Stamp Set and Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies which is on page 102 of the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

If you are interested in receiving one of these Santa Sleigh kits I will be giving away three of them, along with the pattern for the “hidden compartment” box,  to the first three people who leave a comment below saying “Hello”.

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you back here soon.

Namaste

Sheila

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Show and Tell

I don’t want to waste your time, so I will get strait to the point. This is a quick video about the Junk Journal that I was working on today. If you are not interested don’t watch, if you are interested then please enjoy!

This has become my new passion and I have been enjoying the process, it is very therapeutic. The fact that the items I use are being recycled and/or repurposed also makes me feel good about making these journals. I love vintage so I think that is why making these journals has struck a cord with me, because I get to play with old stuff and make something useful and beautiful out of them.

There are many talented Junk Journal artists out there that I have gotten my inspiration from over the last couple of months, but the few that I keep returning to the most are listed below. If you are at all intimidated by making a junk journal then go watch these ladies and their process they make it so simple and have fun while show you the steps they take. I have learned a lot from them and still go back and watch their old and new videos for inspiration. Be sure to check them out.

Jessica Rapp Two Silver Oranges

Patricia Viramontes

Gayle Agostinelle

Roxy Creations

Stampinstilettos

Thank you all for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy your weekend. Now go make something beautiful.

Namaste

Sheila

 

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Little Piggy Wiper Card

Isn’t this the cutest card? This stamp set is my most favorite stamp set that I have currently and I waited a whole year to get it, so worth the wait.

The design is not my design I actually got this from Kay Kalthoff at Stamping to Share . I would like to thank Kay for sharing her video and inspiring me to make this card and share it with all of you. So without further ado here is the video.

This Little Piggy Wiper Card

Card base – 6 3/4″ X 4 1/4″ (cut 2) score @ 1″, & 1 3/4″

Wiper piece – 3 3/4″ X 1 3/4″

For round pieces first cut two 4″ squares

DSP or decorative paper – 4 3/4″ X 4″

Washi Tape or decorative paper strip for each side piece that you hold on to.

Dimensionals to pop up the little piggy on the front.

For this card I used This Little Piggy stamp set on page 33 in the 2018 – 2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

I also used Blushing Bride cardstock (which can be found on page 186 of the annual catalog) for the base of the card and for each of little piggy’s that I fussy cut.

Adhesive’s – Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

That pretty much sums it up! If you have any questions or need help placing your order please contact me I would love to have your business or if you have a Demonstrator please contact them to help you with your order.

Ok, I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and that you try making one of these cards because they are really cute.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!

Namaste

Sheila

 

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Outside My Comfort Zone

Hello all,

Today I just wanted to share with you what I have been up to for the last few days. I thought that it would be easier for me to do a video walk through first, and then list all the materials and the process I used in creating this project. It’s a short video, so please enjoy and let me know what you think.

This Junk Journal was made using a Jell-O box, paper bag, scrap paper, handmade embellishments, scraps of fabric, ribbon, staples, glue, time, love and imagination.

Step By Step

  1. I opened up the Jell-O box and cut off the top and bottom flaps.
  2. Laid the box down on a paper bag and cut around the box leaving about 2″ from the edge of the box so that I could fold it over and cover the inside as well.
  3. I used Tombow Multi-Purpose glue and glued down the paper to the front of the box first, then folded over the top and bottom pieces to the inside and glued those down and the same to each end.
  4. I took another piece of the paper bag about 1 1/2″ – 2 ” wide and the length of the open box and glued that piece down the center where the two pieces from the top and bottom meet. I did this for extra support and also to cover up the seam.
  5. Then I poked the holes where I wanted to sew in my signatures.
  6. Then I poked the holes in the signatures to match the holes in the cover and began sewing in each signature. Here is where I learned how to sew in my signatures Lolly Palooza.
  7. Added all the clothe tabs.
  8. Filled all the pockets with ephemera.
  9. Decorated and embellished pockets and pages.
  10. Added eyelets and ribbon for closure.

See it’s not really that hard and there aren’t that many steps. I actually found that the decorating and embellishing took me the longest because I kept changing my mind.

So now don’t you feel like trying one of these Junk Journals? Go on, you can do it, clean out your stash and make something beautiful.

I hope that this will inspire you to try something new whether it be a craft, a hobby, a new job, a different type of food, etc.. Whatever it may be that makes you step outside your comfort zone and expand your knowledge.

Life is about learning, changing and growing.

Namaste

Sheila

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Making Layered Embellishments

Welcome to my first actual crafting tutorial where I am going to be showing you how I make these adorable layered embellishments from my paper, lace, ribbon and cloth scraps, ephemera pieces, and any other left over project pieces.

This is not my original idea I actually got this idea from Jessica Rapp  who has a YouTube channel that I found about a week and a half ago and have been addicted to ever since. She also has an Etsy shop called twosilveroranges where she sells some of the most beautiful junk journals. All her stuff is vintage and vintage looking, so if you like that kind of stuff, like me, then be sure to check her out.

So please enjoy this video and be sure to leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.

Sorry about the muffled sound and blurriness of the video. I did not realize while I was recording this that I did not have my laptop plugged in and the battery was low, oops!

I would like to make another video when I create my little banner embellishments using my Stampin’ Up stash, stamps and ribbon. Let me know if that is something you might be interested in.

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Namaste

Sheila