Saturday, December 6, 2008

CAS and MFT and everything nice!

that's what wonderful papercraft projects are made of! : ) Here are a couple of projects I've done in the past day or so. I made my first coaster gift box from my most favorite addition to date- The FABulous WASSAIL Christmas paper line from Basic Grey! I covered each coaster with a piece of wassail paper, which I also Cuttlebugged with the Swiss Dots folder for added texture. I followed the wondefully simple tutorial by Taylor V. This flower, which I strived to make resemble a mulberry poinsettia, is from the beautiful new set called Intrique, from Clear Artisitc Stamps. I first embossed the flower in gold, then colored it in with Copic Ciao markers #'s Copics RV13, R59, G94YG67 and the colorless blender. I added touches of metellic shimmer over the poinsettia as well. I filled my gift box with holiday cranberry and vanilla frosted animal cookies, which I will send to a super sweet friend for Christmas.
Stamps: Intrigue (big flower) and Joy Of The Season (greeting) from Clear Artistic Stamps, designed by Belinda Landtroop
Paper: white cs; Wassail dp from BG
Ink: craft white, rich cocoa, purely pomegranate, old olive
Accessories: Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots folder, Copics RV13, R59, G94YG67 and colorless blender, scallop circle punch, Cropadile, gold ep and heat gun, 1 3/8" circle punch, square scallop punch, old olive polytwill ribbon, gold thread (Gina K), 5 square coasters
I also tried out, once again, for My Favorite Things guest designer --this time for January. Michelle's challenge was to alter a store bought or recycled piece and I chose to alter this plain cork board into a fun message board for any sweet girl.
I used MFT's Here's The Scoop stamps to create push pins for the board. I stamped "here's the scoop" on each note (which is simple copy paper cut into squares). To better preserve the push pins, I added a couple layers of crystal laquer to each ice cream cone and sundae. I think this turned out ok, but I totally saw other entries for this challenge that trumped me to the max! I have my own personal favorite so far, but if you want to try out too, you still have until tomorrow, Sunday night to enter--check out the details HERE. Thanks for visiting me today! I hope you are enjoyig your weekend and now I'm off to see what everyone else is up to! Hugs and happy crafting!

12 comments:

daiseyfreak said...

these are both fantastic, cute, cute, cute! love them both!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

Lindey, YOU are on a roll! These are fantastic! I love the box and that board is fabulous! Hope you are doing well, my friend!

catdidit said...

Oh wow Lins! You never cease to amaze me with your projects! I love that cork board, that is just adorable and that coaster box, wow! That is gorgeous! I love how you did the flower on it!

LadyDoc said...

WOW!!!! WHat a great job on making something mundane look fabulous!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Okay, first........that coaster box is soooooooooooo GORgeous you can't even TELL it's coasters!!!! That is a gift in itself it's just drop dead gorgeous!!!! And then, my friend..........I seriously do NOT think anything can trump with most AMAZING message board!!! Are you nuts??? This is PERfectly beautiful and girlie and special!!! Well, I vote for you and I think my vote should be the only one to count!!! ROFLMBO!!! Hugs to you my talented and sweet buddy!!!!

Lisa L. said...

The Wassail papers look so good with Belinda's stamps. Elegant and beautiful Linsey!

JAR said...

That coaster box is divine - I am in love with that paper and have almost used my whole pack!

The board is darling!!! Good luck!

Tessa said...

That box is amazing! I love it!!!!

Carolina said...

Okay, both are just adorable - but LOVE the cork board...what a fun project! I'm with Lee, I'd vote for you too...so there! Best of luck and hope you get it!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, the coaster box is gorgeous!!! And so clever to transform the plain cork board! Love it!

Melanie said...

aww I lvoe that scoop board, too cute! :)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! This coaster box is amazing! So perfect to use Wassail. Great job. Hugs, michelle