Friday, October 26, 2007

chipboard ornament

Okay, I need some honest opinions today. My sister and I are thinking of having a booth at a craft fair and doing an open house at her house (at separate times, of course). I've got my list of ideas and this is one of them. I stamped this chipboard coaster with a snowman, a little tree, and a sentiment (all CTMH stamps) using Pallette Noir ink. Then, I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen to color the image (I can't wait for my prismacolor pencils to get here so I can try them!). Next, I added Ranger stickles for glitter, CTMH liquid glass for shiny dimension, and Liquid Applique on the hat. Last, I punched a hole with my crop-a-dile and added the ribbon. So my question today is: do you think ornaments like this would sell at a craft show (honestly, please)? I was planning to only ask $1 each since their really is nothing in product (coaster was only like 5 or 6 cents or something like that and ribbon was stuff needing used in my stash). It's just the time it takes to make them. This was my first experiment at making one so I would be quicker next time, too (probably *wink*). Although, it really didn't take much time this go round.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

nugget box

Okay, this is it. Finally, the end of the projects that I'm going to post from the Papertrey contest. Took long enough, didn't it?! I created the template for the nugget box myself. I wanted a box where the lid lifted off instead of the sliding lid and I wanted to be able to see the nuggets inside when the lid was closed. So, I created the box based upon the dimensions of the Hershey nugget candy and created a window in the lid. I adhered a piece of acetate to the window so it is still a sturdy lid, but you can see through it. I created the bow using Nichole Heady's idea on her blog (from the Faux Ribbon countdown) and the ribbon from the digital kit.

I wrapped the Hershey Nuggets with the address labels that I had run through my printer. The flowers were centered onto the labels. Such a fun and easy idea! Of course, aren't all of Nichole's ideas amazing!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

my winning entry

This is the project that I entered in the Papertrey contest that won! I created this scrapbook in a box using the digital kits. I gave it to my husband's grandma, who just had surgery. All the papers and paper embellishments are from the kit. I simply changed the colors. I created the bow with strips of paper that I had printed the ribbon on. I scalloped the edge of the lid with a corner rounder and punched holes to make it look a little lacy. Inside there are photos of my kids.

Monday, October 15, 2007

birthday invite

I needed to create some really fast birthday invitations for my son's birthday party (yeah, they should have already been mailed out). I wanted them basic and quick and cute. LOL This is what I came up with. I just tore the edge of the green cardstock to make it look like uneven grass. I stamped the sentiment from the Paper Tray set. I used Cuttlebug dies to cut out the train engine, car and caboose. Then, I used chalk for the clouds and steam and I was done. It was easy to make a dozen of these this afternoon. Thanks for looking.