Showing posts from June, 2014

VC Rock Blog Hop

The challenge for this blog hop was to rock our creativity using Stampin' Up! punches or Sizzix dies.  I actually used both on this card!  I've had both the Circle Card Thinlit and the Label Card Thinlit since they came out but I haven't used them.  Today I opened the packaging for the Circle Card Thinlit and this is what I came up with.

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.
I ended up using the 1-3/4" circle punch as a stencil for the stamped image after it was colored.  I put the circle on top of the image, traced around it, jumping over where the leaf and flowers extended and then cut it with paper snips and mounted it with Dimensionals.  You can see in the picture I ran a s…

Arrow of Light

I'm really pleased with how these awards turned out and the boys were jazzed to receive them.  Some knew I had name plates engraved but I didn't tell them much other than there was an arrow, which there always is at an Arrow of Light ceremony.
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…