Wondrous Wreath and Beautiful Banners for GDP041

Good morning!  I’m continuing to play with my new stamps sets and weave them together with some that I already own.  I couldn’t resist this month’s promotion of $35 extra in free merchandise when you place a $350 or more order.  That’s a LOT of free products to play with!!  In fact, don’t tell anyone!  I’m thinking about doing it again before the end of the month.  There are just sooo many cute things that I want to get my hands on!

Today, I combined Wondrous Wreath and Beautiful Banners for my GDP041 creation.

Wondrous Wreath and Beautiful Banners for GDP41 from theartfulinker.com

This was a color challenge to use Night of Navy, Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum.

These colors are fab together!

I started with a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Thick Whisper White cardstock base that has been scored down the middle.

Then, I randomly stamped the fine splatter from Gorgeous Grunge in Sweet Sugarplum.

Next I added a Night of Navy banner cut with the largest Banners Framelit.  It’s adhered directly to the card base a little off center.

Wondrous Wreath and Beautiful Banners for GDP41 - close view - from theartfulinker.com

 More banners were added.  The Silver Foil banner is 1-1/4″ x 3″ and the tail was cut with the Banner Triple Punch.  It was adhered so that the wreath is centered over it.

Next is the Night of Navy on Whisper White image from Beautiful Banners.  It was cut with the third largest Banners Framelit and adhered down and off to the side with Dimensionals.

Peeking out at the bottom is a Playful Palette washi banner.  The washi was adhered to a 5/8″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White and the tail was cut using the Banner Triple Punch.

Then, the wreath was stamped.  The first layer of leaves was inked in Sweet Sugarplum and stamped off before stamping onto the Whisper White.  The second layer of leaves was also inked in Sweet Sugarplum but stamped full strength.  And the berries were inked in Night of Navy.  After cutting the wreath out using the Wonderful Wreath Framelits, It was adhered to the card a little off center using Dimensionals.

Finally, three large Basic Rhinestones were added to the open center of the Beautiful Banners image.

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Painter’s Pallet Art Magnet Set!

Painter’s Pallet Art Magnet Set!    – Michelle Wecksler – www.myfigments.blogspot.com – posting date 6-21

Turn your refrigerator into an art gallery!  In this project you will learn how to take a stamped image and turn it into a magnet for your refrigerator.  You will create three blank art easel magnets and learn how to temporarily attach and replace the art that gets framed in each of the magnets.  You will also construct a tiny envelope to store your blank art “canvases” and your completed works of art!  The entire set of easel magnets, “canvases” and Velcro attachment pieces are stored in a custom box perfect for gift giving!  This is a wonderful gift for a child as they will have a ton of fun creating their art masterpieces for framing on the refrigerator!

Painters Palette Art Manget Set

This project was designed by Michelle Wecksler  for Craft Project Central. To get the instructions, simply subscribe to June, or select one of the 3-month or discounted 6- or 12-month packages.

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Ready to Pop Treat Bag

After a doctor’s appointment this morning, I had a lovely time with a few friends during my Coffee and Card class.  Then, my daughter and I spent a couple of hours enjoying Barnes and Noble — one of our favorite ways to spend a little time!  When we got home, it was time to see what we could check off the “get ready for college” list.  With the summer schedule, the day just seems to disappear!

I don’t know if you’ve noticed all the lemon cookies that are appearing on the baked goods shelves.  Yesterday, I had some yummy ones which inspired today’s creation.

Ready to Pop Lemon Cookie package from theartfulinker.com

I started with a 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bag.  To create a flat bottom, I added a little Fast Fuse to one side of the bottom and folded it over.

Then, I added my lemon and white chocolate chip cookies and used some Playful Palette washi to seal the top.

Next, I punched a 1″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Banner Triple punch.

Using the “enjoy” stamp from Ready to Pop I stamped it three times in Wild Wasabi.  “Enjoy” was stamped once more, cut out by hand and attached to the center “enjoy” with a Dimensional.  Then, the banner was scored it 1″ from the unpunched end, folded over the top of the bag and attached to the bag with the Handheld Stapler.

Ready to Pop Lemon Cookie package - lemon banner detail - from theartfulinker.com

The new Layering Circles Framelits made creating the lemon slices a breeze!

I cut a 2’1/8″ circle from Daffodil Delight.  Then, I ran it through the Softly Falling embossing folder.

Next, I used the 1-7/8″ circle to cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Using a dauber, I daubed Daffodil Delight around the outside edges.  Then, I adhered the Whisper White layer to the Daffodil Delight layer.

Finally, I used the 1-5/8″ circle to cut a piece of Vellum cardstock.  After cutting the Vellum, I scored it through the center and then into 6 sections like a pizza.  I cut the circle in half along the center score line and then folded the score lines.  Then, I daubed on some Daffodil Delight.  Adding Multipurpose Adhesive to the score lines, I added the Vellum pieces close to the edge of the Whisper White layer.  To finish the slices, I cut the sliver of Whisper White from between the Vellum half circles.

The leaves were punched from Wild Wasabi using the Fox Builder punch.  The leaves and lemon slices were attached to each other and the “enjoy” banner using Glue Dots.

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Banners for You Gift Card Holder

Yesterday afternoon my daughter and I attended a graduation party for one of the girls she had danced with for years.  Shirley, the mom, has created the back yard that I would love to have!  She has packed the small yard with several different blooming areas meant to attract a variety of birds and butterflies.  It’s just beautiful!  …..and relaxing.  Anyway, since it was a graduation party we needed a gift.  With the different rules on what kids can bring with them to college, I’ve decided to give mostly gift cards this year and am enjoying creating the packaging.

I’m loving the Bunch of Banners framelits!  They were the starting point for the holder I created for yesterday’s gift card.

Banners for You Gift Card Holder - from theartfulinker.com

I went with a Melon Mambo and Basic Black color scheme.

Using the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits, I cut the holder from a 6″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Melon Mambo cardstock.

Next, I used the third largest die from Lots of Labels to cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock.

After rounding the corners and adding a piece of Pop of Pink washi to the bottom, the  2-1/8″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Pop of Pink designer paper was adhered to the center of the Lots of Labels die cut.  The die cut was then adhered to the front of the gift card holder.

Banners for You Gift Card Holder - angled view - from theartfulinker.com

Melon Mambo Thick Bakers Twine was wrapped around the holder twice and tied in a bow at the top of the holder.

Then I stamped the double banner, from Banners for You, in Basic Black onto a piece of Whisper White.

After cutting the banner with a framelit from Bunch of Banners, I laid the words I wanted to use onto the blank banner and picked them up with an acrylic block.  This way, the spacing was correct for stamping the words onto the banner.  Since the stamps are photopolymer, I was able to gently shape “friend” so that it fit the curve of the bottom banner.  The words were inked in Melon Mambo.

Finally, the banner was attached using Dimensionals.

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Now, I’m off to make some Father’s Day cinnamon rolls.

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Flourish Popcorn Box

We spent the last couple of days in Pittsburgh with my daughter’s Pitt Start session.  Kind of a pre-orientation. What a great city!  I know she is going to enjoy both the university and being in the city with all of its cultural offerings.   She thought it would be nice to take a “hello” gift to her overnight roommate.  I thought it was a great excuse to break out some of my new toys and give them a spin.  I’d say a “win” for all three of us!  By the way, she auditioned and made the university’s band while she was there.  She’s sooo excited!

I couldn’t wait to have an excuse to use the new Popcorn Box Thinlits.

Popcorn Bos Thinlits with Flourish Thinlits from theartfulinker.com

I die cut Bermuda Bay cardstock for my popcorn box.

After burnishing the score lines with my Bone Folder, I added Tear and Tape to the side seams and the bottom tabs.  Be sure to burnish the taped areas so that you achieve a good bond.

Next, I die cut Basic Black cardstock

Popcorn Box Thinlits with Flourish Thinlist - close up - from theartfulinker.com

using the largest vine die and the small stem with flower die.

After deciding on the placement of the vines (I wrapped the large vine from one side to an adjoining side), I dotted on a little glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Then,  I adhered one small part of the vine at a time.

Tip:  Since this glue dries shiny, I like to work on a small section at a  time when using it.  That way you don’t have to worry about getting glue where you don’t want it.   It’s really easy to add more glue and adhere the next small section when using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

I added two homemade brownies to a 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bag and tied it closed with some Basic Black Solid Bakers Twine and Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim.

This made a cute, easy, “hello” gift!

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