Pinterest that used other supplies than Stampin' Up! Have no fear, I could recreate it with what I had. While I could have made the banner for the 'thank you' sentiment, I liked it without it.
To make the scalloped square, I cut the CS to a 2-7/8" square. I went through a whole sheet of CS to figure out the dimensions to punch it easily. The banner is 2-1/8" wide, I think 2" would be better. To cut the bottom, I used my paper trimmer and cut in 1/2" into the center and then used my scissors to cut from one corner to the center and then did the other side.
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri
Ink: Jet Black
CS: VV, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Misc.: Scallop Trim & Border punches, Woodgrain EF
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
In the next picture, you can see I did a gate fold for it. I measured the Tangerine Tango CS at 5-3/8 x 8-1/4. I tucked the end away from the circle through the thinlit so it wouldn't cut, but fold it when I ran it through the Big Shot. A little of the Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape to jazz it up a little for a note.
Stamps: I Like You
CS: Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, VV, Retro Fresh DP
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron
Thinlit: Circle Card
Punches: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 2-1/2" Circle, 1-3/4" Circle
Misc.: Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape, Dimensionals
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
The blue on the arrows above are post-it notes with the boys names on them. Just in case they got separated when transporting, it would be quick to identify who it belonged to.
My husband went to the store to buy the wood to save me limping (I'm on the mend). He bought wood that had knots in it. I have to say I wasn't jazzed at the time because I thought he went cheap and I wanted these to be nice but I have to say once they are stained, it adds character and looks good. Down side to knots in the wood is if they are on the edge when you are routing, there is a good chance you are going to need to fill the area with wood putty.
These boards are 24 inches long from the center. I used a cereal bowl as my guide to round the ends and cut them with my scroll saw. A friend has a router and took care of the edges for me. You could get away with not doing that, but it does look snazzier with the routed border. My husband drilled holes for me and cut my 3/4" dowel into 2-3/4" pegs. I sanded the pegs, rounding one end and I used my dremel to make groove about a 1/2" in from the end on each peg to hold the arrow. I glued the pegs into the board in the morning and stained them that night. I sealed them the next day and attached the name plates which have their name, Arrow of Light, date & Cub Scout Pack #.
The arrows I bought. I've bought arrows online before, I've made them with a dowel and hunted down materials to make them. This time around I went to the Scout shop and bought arrow making kits, stained the wood and assembled them. I then painted on each arrow what they have earned (aka career arrow).
Yellow - 1" - Arrow of Light
Purple - 1" - Religious Knot
Black - 1/2" - Activity Badges
Darker Blue - 1" - Webelos Badge
Silver - 1/2" - Silver Arrow Points
Gold - 1/2" - Gold Arrow Points
Green - 1" - Bear rank
Red - 1" - Wolf Rank
Lighter Blue - 1" - Bobcat
I matched the paint to the badges with acrylic paints I had on hand. I had to mix colors for a couple but they turned out well.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Stamps: Blooming with Hope
Ink: Tuxedo Black
DP: WW, Night of Navy, DP paper pack, watercolor paper
Misc.: Blendabilities - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Linen Thread
Happy Memorial Day!
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Friday, May 23, 2014
With the hop focusing on tools, I took my envelope punch board out of the box and learned how to use it. This is an awesome little gadget! Of course, the tag I made was too small for the measurements listed on the board so I had to figure that out on my own. I now have 6 various sized envelopes needing to be used. I loved how easy it was to score, punch and round the corners with this gadget.
Stamps: Petite Pairs
CS: Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, WW, Watercolor Wonder DP, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper, Blossom and Oval (leaves)
Misc.: Envelope Punch Board, Spiral Flowers Die, White Bakers Twine, and Lost Lagoon Stitched Ribbon
I used a 3-5/8" square of Pool Party CS and started at 1-7/8" for this 2" wide tag.
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
I'm sending this card made with the Sock Monkey stamp set to my cousin to thank them for a gift card. I recently sent my cousin's daughter 34 sets of stamps and designer paper, cardstock and a lot of embellishments for her new interest in stamping and paper crafting. She (daughter) made me a card from what I sent and included a $15 gift card to Taco Bell and a school picture.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
I took a little time last week to sit at my desk and stamp a little. I've been going through my stamps and all the things that go with it to sell, donate, and send to my second cousin. I ended up sending her around $750 worth of stamps, paper, punches and embellishments. One of things in my stash is several flavors of washi tape. I've used it on one card, loved the ease and then it has sat in my drawer. I made several quick thank you cards that my son can use to thank family that has come from out of town to attend his graduation.
The next card gives me a little jump start on Christmas cards. Eight cards down 100+ to go. I'm not anticipating being behind this year with cards due to being in a new area and I don't imagine I will be as overly involved as I will be by the end of our assignment.
Card #1 - Thank You
Stamps: Lots of Thanks
Ink: markers - Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Misc.: Season of Style washi tape
Card #2 - Merry Little Christmas
CS: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, WW
Stamps: Merry Little Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Misc.: Season of Style washi tape, linen thread
Card #3 - Pinterest Birthday
CS: Pool Party, Basic Black, WW, Sweet Sorbet DP
Stamps: Petal Parade
Ink: Pool Party, StazOn Black
Misc.: Designer Vintage Faceted Button, Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Card #4 - Thank You
CS: WW, Sweet Sorbet DP
Stamp: Petal Parade
Ink: StazOn Black, Crisp Cantaloupe
Misc.: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack, Scallop Tag punch, Dimensionals