Monday, February 28, 2011

Color Combos Galore #181

This challenge was a little more difficult, and took me a lot longer.  But, here is the challenge from Color Combos Galore:

And, here is my Layout:
This challenge was great because these are colors I don't usually use.  Which means that I also do not have a whole lot of products in these colors.  So, the page is mostly cardstock, and that is good, because I have a huge stash of it.  I embossed and punched the cream background, and I also made the cream flower from cardstock using a technique from the most recent issue of Scrapbooks, Etc.  Also, I made the banner from paper scraps. I just cut some 2 inch by 3/4 inch strips, folded them in half, cut a wedge out of them, and then taped them close together.

That's it, thanks for looking!
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Creative Scrappers sketch #144

I'm not usually big on challenges, or sketches, but I have come across a couple of interesting sites, and have decided to give both a try.  One of those sites was actually a blog called Creative Scrappers and they have weekly sketches.  Here is this weeks sketch:

Here is my interpretation of the sketch:

My problem with sketches is that I do follow them quite literally, and usually have a hard time 'making it my own'.  But, it all did come together pretty quickly , and it was fun to do.  I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  Anyway, check out the blog...they have a gallery with previous sketches, too.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Envelope Treat Bag

So, I had to make an 'altered item' for one of my MW Express kit projects, and I figured what's more altered than making something out of something else?  This is actually an 'oldie'...I was shown how to do this about 10 years ago, and I think they are perfect for Valentine's Day. Here is the finished product:
Start by sealing the envelope closed, and cutting of one of the sides with decorative scissors, or a border punch:
Measure in 1/2 inch, score and fold (in both directions) on remaining 3 sides:
Push in bottom folds, and shape into a bag:
Tape down the little triangle tabs:
And...that is how you make an envelope into a bag! Embellish as desired :)

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