Monday, February 21, 2011

Spray Box

Love Glimmer Mist?  Hate the mess?  Check this out.

You know these.  You see them in stores everyday.  The cardboard display boxes that hold every manner of merchandise.  My mom brought one to my house the other day and I thought "surely she didn't pay for that".  But no, she said it is great for a spray box.

How cool is that?  I love using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and spray adhesive and even spray paint, but I always hesitate because I hate the mess (or even the potential for mess.)  And the best part is, it was free.  All you have to do is ask and they will usually give them to you if the items inside are gone or even almost gone (especially if you mention that you are a teacher, like me.)  I tried out this theory today and it worked!  Now I have a spray box for my classroom, too.  Of course, you could use any old cardboard box, but this  works better to me because of the smaller "roof" overhang.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Do you see what I see?

What do you do with a pile of peach lace that is just a little on the tacky side?

You turn it into a flower, of course!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine's lollies

Make a lolly for someone you love. Mallory and I made these for others, but some saw them because I couldn't hide them, they are too cute! They are much easier to make than they look.
I used old dictionary paper to make this one.

I like to use things I already have.  This one was made with a scrap of shiny pink Christmas wrapping paper.  The chipboard quote is from a Cosmo Cricket kit.  This ribbon I just happened to have a ton of and it works perfectly.  It is simply glued onto a bamboo skewer (for shish-ka-bobs.)  Glittery pink or red pencils work well, too.  There is a great video tutorial by the fabulous Rhonna Farrer here if you want to make one (or ten like I did).

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Handmade card

Jordan made this card for Mallory.  She used a plain blue bi-fold card with a piece of pink gingham patterned paper which was distressed with Tim Holtz ink.  She used a layer of tulle for the skirt with strips of paisley paper over that.  Button for a belt buckle and white sakura opaque pen for the "stitching" around the edges.