Saturday 8 August 2009

Making A Bat From A Square Scallop Punch

A cute bat for Halloween made easily from a square scallop punch! So cute! Thanks for watching!

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Make Your Own Hand Made Stamps

This is a piece of foam that came with a set of brads. I didn't have the heart to throw it away!!! So, I made some "HEART" stamps from it!Nothing fancy! I free-hand cut a couple of hearts out. Snipped a couple of slits and poked a clip in it to give me something to hold on to.I stamped the hearts on a piece of 6x6 cardstock.This is the layout I did using the stamped cardstock. Try some stamps of your own.There are many things around the house that can be used as stamps! Create a background and make a layout!

Deanne -Am I A Scrap Addict?

Make your own rainbow-colored yarn

I wanted to alter my Moleskine calendar with a little embroidery, but I couldn't find a nice rainbow-colored yarn. So I thought I might dye some white yarn. It worked! So here's how I did it:
Take some white yarn at the length you desire and wrap it around a pen. Cotton yarn works best - synthetic fibres wouldn't absorb the dye.

Attach the end of the yarn with a piece of tape:

Now you need three ink colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue.

To achieve a rainbow effect, dip some color directly on the yarn (ringlike, as shown in the picture). Yellow must be in the middle. Use a clean brush if your ink bottles don't have droppers.

Take a clean and damp brush to blend the colors. Move from yellow outwards to red and dab the yarn around the pen. An orange ring will appear. Now clean the brush and do the same with yellow and blu - green will be the result.

When the colors have blended nicely, you're done with the most difficult part.

Put a drop of blue ink on the red end and a drop of red on the blue end to get purple ends. Blend them with a damp brush - you don't have to clean it in between.
Put the pen on the rim of a bowl or a plate to let the yarn dry.

When it's dry, unwrap the yarn and use it for embroidery - have fun! Here's what my calendar looks like:

And what will you do with your rainbow-colored yarn? Please leave a comment and add links to your creations.

Friday 7 August 2009

Pop-up card made with Spellbinder's Nestabilities

I have been playing around with my large scalloped circles and discovered that I could make a pop-up card really easily.

This is the method I used. Cut 3 circles.

Fold as illustration - 2 one way and 1 the other and crease well.

Open out and join together so you have this shape

On the inside card crease fold - line up the centre fold of the pop-up
and tape the outer circles to the card

Hey have made a pop-up card - I just added butterflies to complete the look.

I decorated the front with 3 butterfly dies embossed with the CB Textile and Swiss Dots folders. The cardstock was embossed with the Frills Flower Border on the front and back and the edges cut with a scalloped Pierceabilitie die.

Something different for you to try. You will find lots of tips and tutorials on how to get more use out of your Cuttlebug or any die cutting machine here in my Cupboard. You are very welcome to come and cuttle with me.

Wednesday 5 August 2009

Quilling A Cute Little Lion

Here's a cute little quilled lion for your cards or scrap book pages. I did say in my last video........Lions and tigers and bears Oh My! So here's the Lion. Now I just have to come up with a tiger. So watch out for it! Hope you enjoy! Don't forget to visit my new other blog and you can be a contributor on it too! Order all your quilling and crafty things here. Thanks for watching.