Sunday, June 25, 2017

Birthday Crate.

I've seen a crate with a lid and back on Pinterest, but no instructions. So I designed my own. I made the lid separate, which worked out better. I used crumbled up plastic wrap and dipped it in my ombre ink pad. Then I just randomly added some UTEE to make the colors "pop".


For the back piece I used cardboard and wrapped it in tissue paper.

For the front I made a small bag. I stamped the background in the front only.

I also made a mini clipboard to attach the "30"

It turned out pretty good and it was not too difficult to make.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Business Card Holder.

I made some crates for Easter and thought a smaller version would be just right for business cards.


Small Chest.

While back, I found a video and template for these small chests at: Coul'Heure Papier.

These took a bit to make, but the result is worth it. For the buckle you just use a soda tab.

 In her video she showed a different technique on how to make the round part. I had trouble doing it this way, so I figured out a different way to make it. I remembered that did baskets similar to this, and that was a lot easier. You just have to add a 2inch piece to the one side of the lid, and cut it in 1/2inch strips.

 On the hinge I added some metal tape to reinforce the lid to the box.

Here I used old dictionary pages for the corners.

On this belt, I put some "stitches" and UTEE on it.

The more you make the easier it gets, and don't use thick cardstock.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Small Backpack (Kleiner Schulranzen).

I found a template at:
I just had to change the measurements to inches.

On the sides I just used my stamp.

I wanted to add my grandson's name, so I just hang it on the back where it can be removed.

On the closure I used the word window punch and the "O"s from my alphabet dies.

I didn't use anything to keep it shut. I had tied it shut for a while and when I took the string off it stayed shut.

On the inside I added some candy for him.