Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Baby Shower Card - Converse Style

Sometimes I see a card, or scrapbook LO, or any project in general, and am just blown away by the creativeness of the person who made it. The original poster of this card got the idea for a Converse style sneaker card from a sketch. You can read her post here Converse Sneaker Card .

And here is my CASE (copy and share everything) of her card -

(I forgot to crop my picture)

There were no details on the original blog post, so I just winged it.  I laid the ruler on the card and moved it around until I got the angle "just right". I used the ruler for a guide to "stitch" with a white pen. My ribbon shoelaces didn't turn out the best. Practice makes perfect though, so I am going to make a few of these and keep them on hand for future showers or birthdays.

I bet a pink one with some bling or glitter would be adorable, don't you??

I used Stampin UP! punches and the star stamp came from a set that I can't remember the name of, sorry. The paper, letter stamps and ribbon was all bought locally. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Jenga anyone?

(No, I have not been playing Jenga since my last post in umm, February. LOL)  

Keychains made from Jenga game pieces. Cool, huh?

Although, I am pretty sure you have seen them on Pinterest, or while surfing the web.  

I used various Stampin UP! papers and Mod Podge. The little hook thingys I found at Lowe's. 

   I used my Big Shot to cut out the butterflies and hearts. 

I brushed Mod Podge Matte on the block and on the back my paper piece. I laid the paper on the block and smoothed out the bubbles, wrinkles and the edges. I did this for 3 sides so that I could lay the block down to dry and not have to lay it on a wet side. I laid it down to dry on the dry side, the un-papered side. 
?? make sense ??

I let those dry for about 20 minutes then I applied another coat of MP Matte.  Let dry.  And do another coat.  So 3 coats of MP Matte.  Then I repeated that process with the MP Hard Coat. 

Then I used the same process on the un-papered side. 

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I am not a patient person, lol.  This Mod Podge is trying my patience! haha I don't like waiting!  And you have to wait for it to dry.  If you don't, then it make your project too wet, and you get bubbles and wrinkles.  

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Stampin UP! Supplies
Paper - Woodland Walk, Patterns Love, Lap of Luxury (i think they are all discontinued)
Embosslits - Beautiful Wings, Fashionable Hearts
Craft Store Supplies
Mod Podge - matte, hard
Big Shot
Jenga game
little hook thingys