Saturday, February 3, 2018

Barn Door Slider Card made without Dies.


You can buy the dies at SU, but I thought I can figure out how to make this card without dies.
It turned out pretty good. For the sliding mechanism I used a strip of dimensional squares, since I didn't need the rolling mechanism. In all the videos I watched, everyone used washers and pennies, which didn't make sense since you want it to slide not roll.
For the handle I used my Happy Planner punch, and glued 2 of the punched out scraps together.
For the track, I just measured 3/4 inches all around, and where the points met I punched a hole. Then just use your craft knife and cut out between the 2 holes. As you can see, when I attached the door, I didn't center it with the dimensionals. But it still turned out good.


For the background I just glued an old book page down, to give it some contrast. For the door, I just printed out a wood background and glued it on the card stock.


This was fun to put together and figure out how to do it without dies. I hope you give it a try.
Imagine ... Create ... and Enjoy.
Renate

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Mini Travelers Notebook.


This one measures 41/2 x 31/2 inches. The spine is 3/4 inches wide. I used mixed media paper and heavy gel medium to cover the inside and outside of the booklet. I didn't take a picture of the spine, but I decided to make it without holes. I used stamps, old book pages and whatever scraps I had laying around.


I used 2 booklets that I got at the Dollar Store and made the cover accordingly.


I added a pocket on the inside cover, and a acetate sleeve on the right. (The red bands on the left and right are just to hold the booklet open, while I take pictures).


Here you can see the acetate sleeve on the left. On the right I made a shaker pocket.


I made a band with an old negative, where you can slip a note under it. On the right is the first booklet, that I just covered in scrapbook paper.


On the right is another pocket.


Part of a folder on the left and and a post it note holder on the right.


On the left are 2 sideways pockets and on the right the other part of the folder.


Last page of the booklet.


And the back of my journal.
These are easy to do and make nice gifts.
Renate



Monday, January 22, 2018

Simple Anniversary Card.




For the background I just used a pink and grey ink pad and swiped it across the card stock.
On the hearts I used 3 layers of UTEE.
Renate

Altered Playing Cards.


This is the front of the first set I made.


This is the back. On the bottom one , in the middle, I added a pocket.
On the bottom right one, I added a strip, where you can slip a note under it.


This is the front of my second set. As you can tell, I like my water droplets stamp.


This is the back. I like to recycle old negatives and use them as pockets.
Sometimes when we go out to eat, I like to use one of them and leave the tip money in it.
There is no right or wrong way to make these altered cards. They are fun to make, because you never know what the end result will be, at least in my case.
Renate


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Fabric Bag Organizer.


This sewing project is not hard to do, after you cut all your pieces out. I found a video tutorial at: Vicki Lee Bags. She explains everything very well and it's easy to follow.
As you can see it fits right in my purse.


On the inside I have 4 large pockets and a small one for a lip balm.


On the outside I made 4 large pockets. You can decide on the size of the pockets and how many you want.



This is the other side. I just used up some scrap fabric I had.


One thing I would change is the thickness of the fusible material. I used one that was pretty thick, and when I sewed around the top edge it broke my needle. So I would go with a medium size fusible material. But other than that it turned out great.
Renate

Friday, January 19, 2018

Fabric Cloth Journal Cover.


I tried some fabric cloth this week. It turned out pretty good. I decided to make a journal cover out of it. I folded the bottom up, so I would have pockets on the outside, front and back. I used tissue paper for the top cover.


I used some leftover fabric I had for the inside.



I also sewed around the whole cover and down the spine.


This is also fun to create.
Renate




















Fabric Tissue Holders.



These are easy and fun to sew. I tried different sizes, with and without pockets. It's a good project to use up all your scraps. The ones with pockets (top 3 and bottom right) can hold hand sanitizer and lip balm. I made the top flaps longer so the tissues would not be exposed.


This is the back view.
Renate