Sunday, May 27, 2012

Butterfly Box and 3"x3" note cards

After the workshop, I ordered some designer papers and boxes.  I really love the boxes.  I took time but it was simple to make.  Jeannie, thank you for such a lovely project.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pemberley Cardbox Workshop

I attended Jeannie's cardbox workshop. Oh, Jeannie.  They were so pretty.  I am planning to give these boxes to my daughter's teachers for end of the year gift.  They will be perfect. 

Please go to Jeannie's blog to check them out -->

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Check book cover

Ok, Christmas on.  I am starting my Christmas project now.  Funny huh.  Actually, I am sure I will start giving them away before Christmas.  I made some checkbook covers and matching pen.  I tried making some "manly" ones but still don't like it so much.  The dimension for the check book cover is 6 1/8" x 3 3/8".  Eventually I figured out I could cut the designer paper at 6 x 3 1/4 and the card stock at 6 1/8" x 3 3/8" to save on the designer paper.  I am planning to make a few hundred of this before Christmas along with some cards.  Only thing is time is against me.  Hopefully, I can get them all done. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Notebook gift

I always forget to write down the paper size for covering composition books.  I give these away these for gifts all the time with a matching pen. 

It is 8 1/2" x 11".  I fold it over the cover after spraying on the adhesive.

I found couple of videos on  that did it differently.  A lady did one by cutting the 12" x 12" in half and adding a strip to cover the remaining section.  Another lady actually painted the notebook after sanding the composition book down inside and outside.  I like both ideas and will be trying them out.  :-)

Calendar 2012 - Christmas Project

Ok, I started this project wayyyyy too late.  I tried typing out the caledar on Word then added computer graphics (clip art) appropriate for each month.  First I made it about business card size then made them bigger to fit the easel better.  I actually like the small ones.  I kept one of the small ones.  To cut then to glue the colored papers in the back took wayyyyy too long.  So simple but took time.  Hopefully I will put my daughter to work next year.  She would have just turned six.  I definitely want to do the project again.

All the months fits into 8 1/2" x 11".  I cut them business card size (little smaller) at 1 7/8" x 3 1/4" the background paper is cut at 2 1/8" x 3 1/2".  For the bigger calendar four months fit into one paper and I cut them 4" x 3 1/2".  The background paper was cut at 4 1/4" x 3 3/4".  This gave 1/8" margins all around.