Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Flat Doilies to 3D Flowers in under 5 minutes

Happy M.O.M Day and welcome to my blog. A way of saving my sanity by creating and sharing.

Last week I posted a French Fry Box that I was going to use to give some little goodies to 22 wonderful and creative women. I also promised you, that I would post how to make the doily flowers.

These are the boxes that I put the flowers on.

So what you need is doilies, any size and color. You will need 4 doilies for each flower.

If your doilies are the same color on both side, great. If not, be sure to start with the white side facing up. Fold one edge over, not a lot, Then flip the doilies over and fold the paper back. Continue until you have an accordion folded doilie. Do this on all (4) doilies.

Now fold them in half.

Add some glue to connect the two inside edged together. Just a little near the base of the fold. Do this on all (4) pieces.

Glue  the (4) pieces together at each edge, near the base of the fold. Then glue it completely closed.

Gentle spread the doilies opened so you end up with a flower like this.

Now it is ready for you to do some embellishing on it and use it on a card, layout or in an album.

Here are some others that I made.

 Don't these look lovely. All of the colors work beautifully with this paper from Graphic 45,  
from their collection called World's Fair.

That's all for now.


Sunday Comics, Wrapping Paper, Wall Paper, most any paper ENVELOPES

Happy M.O.M day.

Most scrappers love to make cards, especially with left over paper from an album or layout. But then some of us ( like me) put these beautiful, creative cards into a plain jane envelope. Why oh why do we do that. Perhaps it because we are having to use an entire sheet of our treasured paper to make one envelope.  Well not any more. I ran across a posting on that showed envelopes made from the comics ( Sunday funnies).

Well, I don't get the Sunday paper but I thought, I have some really nice wrapping paper that is made from heavy duty paper.  Heavy enough for an envelope. I buy my wrapping paper at HomeGoods because of the thickness of the papers they sell. Even at Christmas time, when there are thousands of Christmas wrapping papers in every store, I still go to HomeGoods for my Christmas wrapping paper. Yes, it is more expensive than say Target or Walmart but there is more footage on roll and less waste due to it ripping.  Okay, enough of that. Here is what I made and How I made it.

First I cut off a piece or the wrapping paper and cut it larger than I needed. Then I made sure to square up all four sides so I had a perfect (close to perfect) square. This one happened to be a 9-1/2" x 9-1/2"  square (I wanted a 6" x 6" envelope).

Then I put it in my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board (most of us have one of these) and started to punch and score when needed.

Folded and glued the 3 sides together.

Here is another one I made.

 The Back

 The Front 

Super fast and easy project and your card recipients will love the look of the envelope.  I would not recommend mailing these through the USPS. They might not make it but as Brooke Bock suggested, " you can slide them into a cellophane sleeve as well".

Do hope you enjoyed this tidbit of information. 
Here is the link to Brooke Bock's Posting.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Good Day everyone and Happy M.O.M Day to you.

I was making these for a very special group of 22 ladies that I will be joining in August for  a scrapbook retreat. You know a place to get away from the responsibilities of work, family, whatever and just enjoying the company of talented ladies and actually getting some scrapbooking done. 

I decided since I had some time I would make a little treat for them and came across something I had pulled from a magazine (Creating Keepsakes, June 2009) years ago. A French Fry Box template.  Now how cute is this for any party or get together. In fact I think I will make these for my granddaughters Sweet 16 Party this year.

Yes, I did add some  crinkle paper shreds inside and then added the candy. Who knows, by the time the retreat comes around, I may have changed my mind and put in some scrapbooking products. You know tags, brads, metal charms, etc.Or maybe just stay with the candy and put in a bag of  (scrappers favorite candy)  M & M's. Why is it our favorite... that's right, 
Melt's in your mount, not on your hands !!!

Down below are the instructions and the template for the box.

Click here for the template  Template

                                  Now that you have  downloaded our template, place your designer paper into your printer and print the template onto that paper. If you are not sure how your printer works, it is bet to run a sample paper first to determine which way your designer paper should go in. For my HP 8600 I put the paper in with the side that I want printed on, facing down in the paper tray.

Just along all of the solid lines except where I have indicted to Not Cut but Score.

If you want to chalk or distress the edges, now would be a good time. Once you have finish that, score along all the dotted lines and the (2) straight lines that in indicated with the red arrows.

And now would be a good time to chalk or distress all the corner edged.

Add some glue to one of the bottom flaps and glue the edge to it. Do this on both side. Be sure to line up the bottom edges for the box.

Add glue along the bottom and outer edge of the other flap and glue it in place. Again be sure to line up the bottom edges.

You know have a fry box.

I wanted to cover the inside or the top pieces so using the top as a template I cut out a piece to fit inside.

You now have a finished fry box to use for small gifts, candy, etc.

Next week I will post how simple it is to make the paper doily flowers.


Monday, June 11, 2018

OMG has it really been over 6 months since I last posted to my blog !!!!!!!  What on Earth have I been doing ???? Oh yea, cruising !!! Yes, I have taken several vacations since last year and have been very busy working on new mini albums for sale as well as teaching classes at my local scrapbooking store.

Well it's  time to get back to business and come Monday I will have my M.O.M project ready for posting. In the mean time take a look at the album I created from Authentiques paper line Sea-Maiden. For more pictures, please go to my shop on ( Scrapsforsanity).

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