Deluxe Cantilever Sewing Box

Hi everyone! I am back today with a project I created to give to my mom for Mother’s Day. Truth be told I had started this project last year…I know bad ūüėĖ…but I always seemed to have something come up where I had to put it¬†aside but I hunkered down and finished it finally!

I started by cutting twelve “boxes” and twelve “attachers” from Matboard using the¬†Cantilever Sewing Box¬†Diecut¬†(retired).¬†The sad thing is this sewing box diecut wasn’t retired when I started working on this project and I have looked at¬†several different website to see if I could find a link but I¬†haven’t had any luck.ūüė¶

 I did put these together according to the direction but since I doubled the size of the sewing box I adhered four of the bottom boxes together and then sets of two boxes together for a total of four two boxes sets. I added patterned cardstock to the inside and outside of all the boxes.
I inked the “attachers”with Beach Blends Ink and once dry I secured those to each of the box/drawers with a brad.
I embossed the lids with the Waffle Embossing Folder (retired) and inked both with the Beach Blends Ink. Once dry and before adding patterned cardstock to the other sides of the lids I glued a piece of seam binding to the under side of each lid. I then adhered both lids to the top of each box/drawer. On the box/drawer on either side I adhered a piece of seam binding and cover the end that was glued to the box with a button.
I cut two ovals from matboard using the center of oval diecut from the Trinket Box and Frame Book and Pages Diecut. I cut patterned fabric slightly larger than the oval diecuts. I slowly adhered one end of the fabric to the underneath side of the oval and started adding cotton batting and once I got it stuffed like I wanted I adhere the rest of the fabric to the bottom. I completed the same steps for the other oval die. 
I adhered both to the top of each lid to create pin cushions. Next I added pom pom trim around both pin cushions.
I had leftover flowers and leaves from previous projects that I had cut from Journaling Card, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts. The larger flower I used a combo of Simply Sheer Soft Peach and Gold Glimmer Mists and in the center I inked the smaller flower with Wildberry Blends Ink. I added a gem to the center of the flower.
I inked the leaves with Frog and Leaf Blends Inks. I also added thread bows and pearl sprays. 
¬†I now got to fill it with fun sewing notions! I found the little spools of thread at Family Dollar a couple of years ago and it came with needles and the little thing that helps thread your needles??? What is it called??? ūüė≥¬†

The tiny pair of scissors I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby and the tomato pin cushion I found at Walmart in the craft and sewing section.

A peek underneath the lid which will make a great place to store lace and trim.

¬†There you have it! My Mother’s Day project! It took a while to finish but I think my mom will really love it.


Sizzix: Matboard
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Beach Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Frog Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Leaf Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Wildberry Blends Ink
Tattered Angels: Simply Sheer Soft Peach Mist
Tattered Angels: Gold Glimmer Mist 
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Pom Pom Trim
Crinoline Fabric
Seam Binding
Pearl Sprays
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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Mandala Flower Gift Box

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a semi quick project with you all today! I have¬†several of these kraft boxes laying around and I thought I would create a gift box for Mother’s Day.

I started by inking the¬†Mandala Clover Wood Stamp¬†with¬†Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink¬†and stamped onto a piece of¬†Watercolor Paper. I inked and stamped four times total. I fussy cut each stamped image out and cut the “stem” off each stamped image.

I inked a glass tray with following inks: Cabernet, Mulberry and Aster Dyestress Blendable Inks and added water to each ink. I placed the four stamped images into the ink mixture and once each image was completely covered in ink I removed and let dry.

I inked the Leafy Border Jumbo Rollagraph (I couldn’t find the rollagragh but¬†found the¬†Leafy Border Mat¬†which is the same thing but not the roller) with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and roll onto a piece of watercolor paper. I fussy cut two stamped leaves out. I inked a glass tray with the following inks: Inchworm and Moss Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks. I added water to each ink and placed both stamped leaves into ink mixture and once each image is completely covered in ink remove. While the leaf images are still damp I shaped each leave.

I shaped each Mandala Clover “flower” image with a stylus and adhered each flower on top of each other and added a button and a gem to the center of flower. I adhered the leaves to the back of flower.

I adhered a paper doily to top/lid of box and added the flower with leaves on top of the doily.

I looped several loops of thread, added lace, a lace bow and glued underneath the flower. 

I finished the box with pearl sprays and two pearl top pins. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: #382-#383


ColorBox: Leafy Border Jumbo Rollagraph (Leafy Border Mat)
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Pearl Spray
Pearl Top Pins
Glass Tray
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Mom Journal

Hi everyone! With Mother’s Day right around the corner I wanted to share an easy project that you can make.

I started by placing the Doily/Scalloped Circle stamp from the Cookies Clear Stamps onto the MISTI Stamping Tool and ink with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink. I stamped onto a piece of Watercolor Paper and fussy cut the stamped image out. I inked a glass tray with the following inks: Mulberry and Cabernet Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks and added water to each ink. I laid the stamped image into ink mixture and once the image is completely covered I removed and let dry.

I inked the Geranium Pot Wood Stamp with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of watercolor paper.¬†I inked the glass tray with the following inks: Princess, Cabernet, Tomato, Bumble Bee, Moss and Inchworm Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks. I added a little amount of water to each ink.¬†Next I painted the Geranium Pot image. The leaves and stems…Inchworm and shade with Moss Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks. The flowers…Princess and the center of each flower with Cabernet Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks. The pot…Tomato and shade with Bubble Bee Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks. Once dry I fussy cut the geranium pot image out and add Clear Glitter Glue to the center of each flower.

I placed a piece of White Chipboard on top of the Stamp and Photo Storage Scoreboard L Diecut   and placed between plates and run through Diecut Machine. I cut two out. I placed the diecut in the Honeycomb Embossing Folder (retired), between two plates and run through the diecut machine. Emboss second diecut too. 

I cut the flap off the top of both diecuts and cut the first fold off the side of each diecut. I added adhesive to the remaining flap and glue to the other flap. This creates the spine of the notebook.

I measured one inch on either end of spine, mark and punched holes. I also measured one inch on either end of  the back cover, marked and punch holes. I threaded elastic through the holes on the back cover and tie off inside.

I removed the cover from a store bought notebook (I found these notebooks at the Dollar Tree). 

I lined up the notebook on the inside of the cover, marked and punch holes. Next I threaded a needle with thread and sewed the notebook to the inside cover and tied off on the inside. I adhered the doily/scalloped circle and geranium pot images to the front cover. 

I placed a scrap of¬†Adhesive Sheet¬†on the back side of a piece of green cardstock and placed the piece of cardstock on top of the “Moments” diecut from the¬†Floral Arch and Words Diecuts. I placed the diecut between plates and run through the diecut machine. I removed the backing from the adhesive and before placing on cover cut off the “ents”. The elastic can be placed around the front cover to keep closed when not in use.

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

ColorBox: Cookies Clear Stamps
ColorBox: Princess Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Floral Arch and Words Diecuts
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Honeycomb Embossing Folder (retired)
Notebook 4″x6″
Scrap of Green Cardstock
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Glass Tray
Elastic 3MM
Studio g: Clear Glitter Glue
Paint Brush

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ClearSnap: Mother’s Day Projects

Hi everyone! ClearSnap shared these Mother’s Day projects I created over the past two weeks on their Instagram account and I’m now able to share.
First project is this simple card I created using the Tiny Dot ColorBox Creative Cards as a base for my card. I inked the “I love you mom” stamp with ColorBox Archival Wicked Black Ink. I dug into my cardstock scraps and double matted the sentiment and before adhering to the card I added a doily, more bits of cardstock and lace. I finished off the with a mini heart and two flowers and a leaves that I inked with the blue ink from the ColorBox Petal Point Pigment Ink and Iced Jade Chalk Ink. I let dry, shaped and added thread and a mini gem to each center before gluing to the card.

Next project is a gift card holder. I folded a 6.25″x3.125″ Tag to create a pocket and then embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder and then I did a wash of ColorBox Blends Sunshine to the tag and once dry I lightly inked the raised images with Gold Ink. I adhered the¬†flaps of the pocket to tag, added cardstock,¬†lace, flowers and seam binding to¬†finish this gift card holder off.

My third project is a gift box.¬†I used the masking technique with the “I love you mom” rubber stamp. I used¬†ColorBox Archival Wicked Black Ink¬†to stamp the word mom onto a piece of white cardstock and inked the¬†edges of the sentiment with¬†Gold Ink. I cut a total of six Heart and Soul Flower Diecuts from white cardstock. I inked my glass tray with Melon, Tutu, Wildberry¬†and Nutmeg.,spritzed with water and laid each flower into the watered down ink. Once I got the desired results I removed from the ink and let dry. I shaped each¬†flower,¬†adhered together and added a button, sequin and gem to the center.¬†Before gluing to the top of the box I cut two of the sprigs of leaves from felt with the Spring Leaves Diecut. I glued to the¬†back of the flower along with some loops of cording.

My fourth and finally Mother’s Day project I cut from Mat Board the 3D Tea Cup Diecut and embossed with the Floral Tapestry¬†Embossing Folder. I inked my glass tray with¬†ColorBox Blends Sunshine Ink¬†and watered down¬†before painting all pieces of the tea cup. Once dry I put together according to the directions. I inked the Flower Rubber Stamp with¬†ColorBox Archival Wicked Black Ink¬†and stamped onto patterned cardstock the flower four times, fussy cut each flower out, slightly shaped¬†before adhering together and adding two sequins to the center. Before gluing to the teacup I cut out a leaf from the Spring Leaves Diecut, I watered down Frog ColorBox Blends Ink and place the leaf into the mix and when almost dry I shaped the leaf with my hand¬†and glued to the back of the leaf along with tulle and multi pastel colored thread. I added to the base of the tea cup mini flowers¬†and a leaf sprig and there you have it!¬†

If you aren’t¬†following ClearSnap on Instagram you need to! They share so many wonderful projects by so many designers! You can find their Instagram account¬†HERE. As always if you have questions about these projects please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Flowers and Lace

Hi everyone! I created this card for a magazine call but it wasn’t selected so I thought why not share? ūüôā The base of the card is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folded. I cut a piece of patterned cardstock slightly smaller than the base and I embossed with the Floral Tapestry embossing folder and crumpled the edges of a 2″ x 5 1/2″ ¬†of cardstock. I also lightly inked the edges and over the embossed image with gold¬†ink.

From the vellum I cut an Ornate Frame Diecut and glued it off center of the 2 inch strip of cardstock and I also added three paper banners and a bit of trim on top of the ornate frame diecut. I cut a 2 inch piece of vintage lace and gathered it in the center and tied off to create a bow. Next I made bows in cording and gold metallic thread and glued it along with the lace bow to the vellum diecut. I then layered two cream colored flowers, added leaves I had in my stash, button, Dew Drops and to two pearlized pins to finish off the frame.

I printed from the computer the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment, inked the edges and adhered to the upper corner of the card. The card still looked “off balance” to me so I added a bit of lace, button and dew drops to the bottom corner to finally finish off this card.¬†
The bright side of this card not being selected for the¬†magazine call is I now have a card ready to give when Mother’s Day rolls around. ūüôā
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!