Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Aviary Shadow Box

What is a gal to do when she is burned out on school and ready to be done with the semester? Why visit Archiver's, of course! I found this lovely paper from the Conservatory collection called Aviary. It was so neato that I had to buy two sheets of it. When I got home I realized what I wanted to do with it. I made a shadow box with the paper. I cut two layers (the bird body and the wings) and Stampin' Dimensionaled them onto the first sheet. But Heidi, you say, I thought you only bought two sheets?! That's right I had to make another trip to Archiver's to get another sheet so I could finish my shadow box.

Cutting all those layers out just wasn't time consuming enough for me apparently because my box was still missing something. Of course, it needs a nest with eggs in it! A trip to Michael's took care of that. The nest was too big to fit in the shadow box so I had to cut it in half. It is tucked into the bottom left hand corner of the box. - Heidi

A closer up picture is below for you to see better details. TFL!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Baby favor idea

I went to Regionals in Milwaukee, WI last month. When I saw the Petite Purse Bigz L Die from Stampin' Up I was instantly struck with an idea. This would be awesome as a diaper bag to use as a baby shower favor. You could put whatever you wanted to inside and set them out on the tables. You could even do names for assigned seat, etc, etc.

The above picture is a general overview picture. My diaper bag, when I had babies, had pockets on the ends that we kept diapers and bottles in. I just modified the ends of the die by adding flaps and cut some slices in the seams of the purse. then I tucked the flaps in to make pockets on the ends. Wasn't too difficult. I told people at Regionals my idea and I was hoping that no one would borrow my idea before I had a chance to put it together.

The first picture shows the diaper end and pocket. I just cut and folded a little bit of tissue. Then I attached thin strips of DSP to look like the bands that go around most diapers. Then I tucked them into the pocket.

The second picture shows the bottle end and pocket. I was able to find the bottles at Hobby Lobby. They are the perfect size and come in several colors.

The third picture shows the padded shoulder strap just like my diaper bag used to have. Yes, I am anal enough to have added a shoulder strap pad onto this favor.

Hope you enjoy. Happy creating! - Heidi

Butterflies for Letty

This is the card I made for my very best friend's birthday. The stamp is from Stampin' Up and the set is called Bring on the Cake. The card uses some awesome Graphic 45 paper, a recycled piece of cardboard from a McDonald's toy. It also uses the new Striped Butterfly 2-in-1 Edger Punch & the Butterfly Layering punch both from EK Success. Why yes, I am a tool freak! Letty should get this card tomorrow in the mail so hopefully she doesn't this posting before then. - Heidi