Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Outlawz Greetings Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
This is Anything Goes Week at The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  I am late posting this project, but wanted to share this adorable image by our new sponsor Art By Miran!  I love these images and they have become very popular in a short period of time.

I am committed to using my scraps and not ending up with boxes  of perfectly good paper that I usually end up throwing away when it becomes too much.  I need to come up with a good system for storing pieces that work together.  I got pretty luck with these two, I think.

I managed to keep the embellishments to a minimum.  I toyed with flowers and bows and pearl flourishes, but they all seemed incongruous.  Decided to just let the delightful image pretty much stand it's own. 
 I use these Tim Holtz tickets so infrequently.  Thought they might be interesting in this design.  Was concern they might overwhelm the design, but they actually added balance.
Simple banner on the inside finishes off the design.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Shopping Our Stash - Cabin Fever - Create Something Outdoorsy

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
I know this may not seem outdoorsy!  But this is what cabin fever begins to feel like!  And so...the need to escape!  Anyway, stop by the Shopping Our Stash Blog, my teammates post are much cheerier and brighter!  :D)

 See, the cabin is dark!  And the Bird is gone!  Some birds like fish....really!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugz, Chana

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Love Notes - Inky Impressions Inspiration Tutorial

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
I decided I would do a little tutorial for this weeks post over at Inky Impressions Inspiration Blog.   I am trying to get a jump on end of the year teacher gifts and decided I would give them all note holders for their desks.  One of the products I received to work with this month was a sentiment and guess what, it works perfectly for my note holder projects.  These are fun and easy to make so let's get started.

 These are fun and easy to make so let's get started!

Step One:  Gather Your Materials
2- 12 x 12 sheet of heavyweight chipboard
1- roll of clear shelf liner (this is optional)
1- 12"x 12" sheet of designer paper
1-3 sheets of 6x6 designer paper
 (depends on your design)
Scor-tape, Scor-board, Craft Knife
Paper Cutter, Ruler

Step 2 - Cut your chipboard
Cut the Chipboard:  (2) 4-1/2"x 5-1/2" pieces  and (1) 1"x5-1/2"Piece

Step 3 - Designer Paper
Cut your dp to 12"x7".  Cut a piece of the shelf liner that is slightly larger than your dp.  I usually have a 1/4" overlap.  Starting in one corner apply the shelf liner.  Use your bone folder to smooth and to prevent air bubbles. Trim excess liner. Set aside.

Step 4 - Adhere Chipboard
Add Scor-tape to one side of the chipboard pieces

Arrange the pieces on the back of your cover so that there is a 1/8" gap.  Place a ruler at the bottom to keep pieces straight and to find center.  Remove tape. Place pieces one a a time.

 Cut your corners as shown above.

Apply Scor-Tape to chipboard (or paper. Your choice)

Run your bone folder along the edges and start to bend by lifting up your cover.  Remove tape and seal.  Burnish with bone folder.

Step 5 - Finish Inside

Cut one piece of dp large enough to finish one side of your base and and center spine. Adhere.
Cut a second piece large enough to cover the other side and half of the spine.  Cut the ends that will attach to the spine at an angle.  This is the Top of your note box.

Use your bone folder to true all your folds.
Your base is now complete.

Step 6 - Create Your Paper Tray
 Cut a piece of Heavyweight Card Stock/Designer Paper to 7"x6" and score at 1" on all sides.
Cut the interior score line on each corner. Add tape and form box.
Adhere a 1" piece of Scor-tape to the back of the box
 Adhere Scor-tape to the bottom of the box
 Center the paper tray on the bottom base. Remove the tape at the bottom of the paper tray first.  Make sure that the tray is flush.  Finally remove the tape at the back of the tray adhere to spine by pressing the spine against the tray.  The angle cut will make sure the tray closes automatically.  If you want a thumb cut in your paper tray. Make it before attaching the tray or applying decorative papers.

I used my Fiskars postage stamp punch to cut out my Inky Impressions "Love" Sentiment.  I added a note stamp to the bottom.
The punched piece was sponged with Iced Spruce and Evergreen Baugh D.I. 
I wrapped a 1/4" piece of black gingham ribbon, matted it on corresponding green paper 
and added a small key from my stash.
I made a banner cut on the end of the Ribbon and added my hearts.
Add note paper.  I used papers that correspond to the colors in my dp.

Here is another box that was posted here about a month ago.
The rose actually hides a magnet and serves as a clasp for the note case
 I used two designer papers and one solid card stock in this design
The possibilities are endless!

Hugz,  Chana

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Shopping Our Stash - Winter Blue

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
No, you are not seeing double.  I had two DT using the same theme this week.  So here is my second Winter Blue card.  It was requested that we inspire you to do more than add just four blue brads.  We should be able to look at the card and say "Ah, that is a Blue card. THIS is a blue card!!  This one for Shopping Our Stash!

 This is me working on my CAS Design.  Second card this year, so I am off to a good start!
I just love my little Snoopy Stamp!  It is a task to fussy cut, though.

Wanted to keep the inside CAS, as well!  Actually, the band aid and the sentiment on the front are both from a single stamp, I simply cut it apart.  I find myself doing that a lot lately!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugz, Chana

Challenges Entered:
Cards and More - Color Combination Blue and White
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, January 20, 2014

Create Something For a New Born - The Outlawz Challenge Blog

Happy Monday Morning, My Crafty Peeps!
The Greetings Team at The Outlawz has chosen to Celebrate the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King by creating project for a new born.  Hope you will join us and make some cute baby stuff!

I have wanted to make one of these block cards for a while now and this challenge seemed like the perfect time to give this creative cut and fold design a try.
I chose to only use two designer papers, but you can make every block different!
The card folds nicely and fits into an envelope box that is made specifically for it.  I only had  scraps of this paper left, so I did not make the envelope.  You can put small embellishments on the top of the blocks as long as they do not interfere with the fold.

Thanks For Stopping By!  Hugz,  Chana

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Birthday
Deep Ocean Challenges - Birthday

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Winter Blues - Challenge #55 613 Avenue Create

Hello Crafty Peeps, 
This week, over at 613 Avenue Create, the Optional Twist is Winter "Blues." The Challenge is to create projects using Shades of Blue.   I created two projects, one for the "Anything Goes" component and one using the Twist.
My First Project Uses an Image from Fitztown " #10 Winter"

Card Stock: Neenah Solar White #80 Linen
Designer Papers: My Mind's Eye Lost and Found 3 "Oliver"
Silver Mat: My Scraps
Ribbons: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Colored with Copics

Challenges Entered:

613 Avenue Create - Challenge #55 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
I decided to split my 613 Avenue Create projects into two posts.
My Second project using an image from Nicecrane Designs is actually a repost.  I showed the project to Ignacio (owner of Nicecrane) and he loved it, so I am using it here!


Hope to See you in the Challenge!