Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quick card tutorial with My Little Shoebox

Here's a simple tutorial to try out a Z fold square card  .

1.To create the card base, cut patterned paper to 11x51/4".
2. Score the card vertically at 51/2" and 21/2" and then fold.

3. Adhere punched or diecut border( 5/14" ) on left and right hand ends of the card. 
3. Mount selected cardstock sticker on foam pads slightly overhanging  over the fold.
4. Use cardstock alpha stickers adhered directly unto appropriate parts of the patterned paper for the sentiment. 
5. Embellish further with cardstock stickers placing some on foam pads for additional dimension.

Completed card is a 51/2" square.

Card Supply List 
Up in the Trees My Way
Up in the Trees Cardstock stickers
Up in the Trees 3D roll up flower diecut sheet - scallop border
Have fun with it! Play around. Change the measurements…..Anything goes. Special fold cards are so much fun!
Have a creative day!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pebbles Inc's Country Picnic cards

"I love the details on the kraft tags of the Country Picnic line and knew they would be perfect for notecards . At the same time, I also tried creating my own tag with colored cardstock and a tag punch using the embellishments of this very pretty Country Picnic line and loved how easily it came together.  I especially love the shades of orange and coral with the happy floral patterns " 

Pebbles Supplies used
Country Picnic Secret Garden (751240)
Country Picnic Meadow (751243)
Country Picnic Orchard (751249)
Country Picnic Secret Garden (751240)
Country Picnic Dimensional Stickers (732101)
Country Picnic Masking Tape (732100)
Country Picnic Layered Gift Tags (747173) 
Country Picnic Dimensional Flowers (747172)  

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Pebbles Inc : Free for all project - bon bon treat boxes

"For this week's Free For All project , I decided to create some cute bon bon treat boxes to put in some Hershey's kisses and give them away when I visit someone . I so love Pebbles cardstock quality patterned papers which offer wide possibilities in our papercrafting. Simply cutting a piece of 12x12 patterned paper to the right size (10"x8") and using a scoring board to put the score lines in the right places, a little bit of cutting away of the appropriate parts of the paper and I have these treat boxes ready to decorate and go."

Pebbles supplies used: 

Floral Lane  Memory Lane (751119)
Floral Lane You're Sweet (751121)
Floral Lane My Darling (751126)
Floral Lane Icon (732056) 
Floral Lane Velvet Yo Yos(732056)  
Fresh Goods Toothpick Flags ( 747153)
Welcome Christmas Flourishes (744265)
New Addition Boy Buttons ( 747135)
New Addition Girl Dimensional Stickers ( 732062)

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

My Little Shoebox - Altered Canvas project - Aiko collection

The new MLSB Aiko collection inspired me to create this adorable reversed canvas shadowbox .
I cut up the circular diecut and decided to score it up for a medallion type effect and used it to mat my photo. 

Using the cardstock stickers and diecuts from the Aiko line all around the sides of the canvas helped me quickly finish this project.;) 

My Little Shoebox Supplies
Aiko - Bouquet - 11813
Aiko- March - 11820
Aiko- Cardstock Sticker - 11821
Aiko - 3D Roll-Up Flower Diecut

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Mix & Match Pebbles Inc project

 I wanted to challenge myself to use holiday or themed lines for everyday cards and was delighted how this 6x6 square card set turned out. I mixed papers and embellishments from Christmas , Valentine's and Baby Girl themes and
 the elements came together effortlessly and harmoniously.
 This just goes to show how versatile Pebbles' papers and embellishments really are beyond the original themes they were created for.

Pebbles supplies used:
Floral Lane Warm Thoughts ( 751117)
Floral Lane Memory Lane ( 751119)
Welcome Christmas Santa's List (751182)
New Addition Girl Little Miracle (751147)
New Addition Girl Little Princess (751149)
With Love Dimensional Stickers (732083)
With Love Candy Dots Hearts (744279)
Fresh Goods Chips ( 744118)
Welcome Christmas Chipboard ( 732073)
New Addition Girl Dimensional Sticker ( 732062)
New Addition Girl Dimemsional Border Stickers (732060)

Other supplies used :
Cardstock (American Crafts)