Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Triangle Flap Treat Box-video & files

Another treat box for you-just in time for Valentine's Day.  There is an svg file, DS file, and a jpeg, for those of you who don't own an electronic cutter.  I know a pdf would be better, but my computer ignorance is showing!!!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Winter Formal Centerpieces

I have been busy planning the winter formal!!!  It's this Saturday, the 30.  Everything is coming together nicely.  Here are the centerpieces.    The silver chargers I got on clearance for $.60 each.  We applied black vinyl snowflakes-the vinyl was given to me.  The hurricane lamps are borrowed from a good friend who is a wedding planner.  The silver snowflakes are the leftover cuts from the favor boxes, run through the xyron, and dipped in glitter.  The candles were purchased for $1.50.  The labels were made with my new nestabilities (first time I have used them.  I LOVE the look).  The words were computer generated, the snowflakes were stamped and embossed, and rhinestones were added to the center for extra sparkle.
  The grand total spent on these was $2.10 each!!!!!  That really helps our limited budget.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

"El Cheapo" Clip it Up!!!!

I went to walmart the other morning with the intention of purchasing the items to make a clip it up using a paper towel holder.  I had seen two different versions, and was willing to go with either, depending on what I found.  One used 3 binder rings with page protectors and you slid it over the center of a paper towel holder.  The other used a lampshade ring screwed to the top of the paper towel holder.  Needless to say, my Walmart did not have the correct style of paper towel holder. 

This is my alternative.  It sure takes up a lot less space, and does the same thing.
I started with these name badge clips.  They were $1.88 for 12.  I only bought one package, but will be getting more.

I purchased a cafe rod, but the diameter was too large.  I found an old 1/4" wooden dowel, hung it between 2 cup hooks screwed to the bottom of may cabinet, and added the id badges.  My own clip it up for less than $2!!!  I have been printing my digital paper and storing it in 81/2 x 11 page protectors and keeping them in a drawer.  I now have them hanging up within reach.  I think I will add at least 12 more, since there is still plenty of room.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

First Paper Bag Album

I saw Kathy Orta's video on paper bag albums and decided to give it a try.  I didn't have a premade album to use, so I decided to make my own.  There is a video at tvweekly.com on making your own books, and I have always wanted to try it, so I combined the two!  I am very happy with how it turned out.  I just have the basic album together.  I haven't decided what I am using it for yet, so I don't want to embelish it.  I don't know whether to go with a baby theme, girly theme...  Any suggestions?  I'm looking for ideas!!!!!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pillow Box File instructions-video

There seems to be some confusion about the layers in my pillow box files.  Here is a quick video explaining how the layers work.  I didn't do any editing, and you can hear my little cherubs in the backgorund.   Sorry!  Hope this helps.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Pillow Box Favor-video & file

This is the favor we decided on for my daughters winter formal.  I have them all cut, now we just need to assemble them!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Heart Top Hexagon box-video & files

Here is my newest box, just in time for Valentine's Day.  I think I have everyone covered with files.  I'm not sure about the gypsy file.  I followed instructions I was given for saving it, but since I don't have a gypsy I have no way of testing it.  Please let me know if it works or not!!!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Winter Formal Invitations

My daughter and her friend are in charge of their High schools National Honor Society 1st winter formal.  It is January 30, and there is a lot more involved than they realized when they agreed to do it!!!
They want to set the bar high for future classes (they are seniors) so we got to work.  They decided on black, silver and white for the color scheme.  Here are the invitations we came up with.  The snowflakes are embossed, it doesn't show very well in the picture.  They really came out nice, the picture doesn't do them justice.  There will be more winter formal projects to post I'm sure!!!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

First project for Glue, Scissors, Paper!

Here is my first Design Team project for Glue, Scissors, Paper.  The challenge was to make a project using 50%  recycled materials.  This is what I came up with. 
I used a gift box from Christmas for the mail box, and clear plastic packaging for the flag.  I printed the patterned paper myself.  I didn't have the right color glitter, so I mixed pink and orange together until I had the perfect shade.  I ran the flag through my xryon and then applied the glitter.  I also covered the brads with glitter.  They were standard gold colored office brads.  I used white ink, clear embossed that, then covered them in crystal effects and dipped in glitter.  The Be Mine is computer generated and covered in cystal effects.  I used a Ms edge punch for the scalloped edge and inked my edges.  There are cut files available for Ds and scal-just scroll down a couple posts.
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svg file           
 gypsy file                                                                                                                      

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mailbox Box

Here is the video for the mailbox.


Gable Box video

I've had a few requests for an assembly video, so here you go!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Left over Christmas project

Like I said before, I forgot to take pictures of most of my Christmas gifts.  I was going through Christmas pictures yesterday, and came across this lonely photo!  It's nothing fancy, as I was running out of time.  I always bake cookies for my husbands uncle-it became a tradition many years ago.  It was fun to use the ever popular cookie tower & carrier to package them.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Gable Boxes

I have always loved the Tim Horton's gable boxes.  I finally took one apart and made a file.  Actually, 2 files.  The mini box will fit 2 to a 12 x 12 page.  For the large box, click the keep proportions box and drag it as large as you want.  Then you will need to cut 2 pages and attach them along the edge with the tab.   The minis (as I have them sized) are about 3 1/2 by 2.  My large box is about 5 x 3, but it could be made quite a bit larger.  The little ones will be perfect for valentine treats, and they are so simple!

Yes, I know the date on my camera is wrong!!!!! :0)