Monday, December 07, 2009

On the 7th day of Christmas:-

Project 1 Seasonal CD/DVD cover/slip case.

Materials used:-

Patterned papers - Making Memories, Cosmo Cricket and Basic Grey
Embellishments - Making Memories, Cosmo Cricket and Basic Grey

Cut cardstock 25.7cm wide x 25.1cm high

Fold in half vertically, score and open

Rule a line at 12.7 cm high

Cut with a craft knife to the centre line
Now rule a diagonal line from the centre of this line to the top corner of the paper. This side should measure 25.1

Adhere the diagonal flap by placing double sided tape along the bottom and side edges.

Your cover is now made cover and it's time to embellish.

Project 2 Gift Idea - Bag Blingy Thingy

Materials used:-

Maya Road Sheer Tags
Metal ring
Kaisercraft bling
Prima bling
Papers & flocked stickers - Little Yellow Bicycle
Heidi Swapp alphas
Heidi Swapp verb stickers

For this project I looked through my stash for some tags. You can use all the same tags however I wanted to use all different shapes and sizes.

I hole punched each tag and threaded them on to the ring.

I tied some ribbon and trim to the ring. I opted for all different colours, styles and textures. I also made a small velvet yoyo by simply doing a running stitch along one side and pulling tight to form a circle.

At the front of my bag blingy thingy I have included a chipboard heart which I covered with Prima packaging and sanded. I covered my initial "k" with patterned paper, inked and covered with dimensional magic. I then adhered this to my heart chipboard piece on a diagonal.

Each page of the tag book I decorated differently. As each tag is sheer I was mindful of where I placed the double sided tape, papers and embellishments.

Even though this bag blingy thingy is for me (because I just loved how it turned out) I plan to make more as gifts.

Project 3 Boutique Bows

These gorgeous bows are quick and easy and can be used as present bows or hair bows.

Materials required:-

Ribbon width Ribbon length
1 1/4” Width 4” bow = 28”
7/8” Width 3 ½” bow = 22 ½”
For the examples I have used wire ribbon as the wire holds the bow's shape.
Embroidery floss
Jumbo salon clip
Lighter or fray stop (to seal the ends of the ribbon to stop fraying)

Mark the middle of the ribbon with a pen or pencil. This will not show once the ribbon is tied.

Make the top of the figure 8 placing the end of the ribbon over the top of the middle mark you made. The loop should look like an awareness ribbon loop. If you are leaving tails, leave the desired tail length past the center mark.

Make the bottom loop of the figure 8 just like you did with the top loop. Again, if you are leaving tails, allow them to go past the middle mark for the desired length.

Bring the top of the upper loop down to the center and hold in the middle cross area.

Bring the bottom loop up to the center and place over the middle cross area.

Secure the bow with a jumbo salon clip. Make sure it is a clip with a center opening to allow you to tie the bow in the next step.

Tie the embroidery floss and wrap around the center twice while the clip is still holding the folded ribbon.

Pull the embroidery floss tight and knot the center.

Thanks everyone for joining me today hoping you all enjoyed my projets.

Love Karen


Dannielle said...

the bag bling would be great for the grandparents- little brag book that they always have on them! fantastic job

Natalie said...

What great ideas Karen. Can''t wait to have a go at them.

Michelle (Head Diva) said...

Fantastic Ideas Karen and I even saw them in real life this morning LOL

Marion Werren said...

Love the bag bling thingy, and the CD folders. Great work Karen, you girls are coming up with some fantastic ideas.


Mandy said...

wow Karen....they are all amazing

i feel more confident now when tying bows to go on gifts....thanks

amanda said...

Your projects are all fabulous Karen!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing:)

Binxcat1 said...

This is what they call spoiled for choice... fabulous work... thanks for the shere.