Sorry i have'nt posted for a few days , my daughter has flu and ive running around after her transporting ben and jerrys ice-cream to and from the freezer ! As well a mopping her brow ... but ofcourse the most important aspect of getting well ( according to her) is having the ice-cream ! (shes 18 !)
Well i did get a chance to do alittle crafting and altered this cat food box ... into a stamped image holder . I needed one to keep my copic images separate . It has a divider in it also for coloured images - now i dont usually colour the image in first before i get my paper - but sometimes its handy to have some already done.
Il show you how i did it later on in this post ..heres some pics first and news ! I coloured the hanglar image in with copics . The pictures are abit light to see the shading on the image - im sure my camera is going dodgy ! Rachel , brought me back a fab martha stewart branch punch from the states. I love it - is so delicate. - thanks - Rachel x
The News ! If your interested in a" beginners copics workshop for cardmakers" please email me for the details .. The workshop is from 10.30 - 4.30 and includes lunch and will be held in leeds There are only 6 places left . You may even get to meet calvin mouse ! -- it seems he is into copics !
heres how i did the box.
You will need - 2 x12 x 12's to cover the front , matching 2 x 12 x12's to cover the inside also matching , some mountboard for the divider. 1 x circle punch .
first i opened up the box , and laid it flat ,glued the outside making sure i glued right up to the edges and stopped where my first 12 by 12 would finish then i adhered the paper . I did the same with the 2nd 12 x12 . While the glue is still wettish ,gently and carefully go over the score lines of the box with a scorer (very gently ) cut off excess paper but leave about a 3 cm of paper on the top edge and folded it over - this makes it neater.On the end corners i cut the excess on the fold at at angle and glued all the edge down.
I snipped upto to edge where the score lines were to help it bend back into the box shape. I did the same for the inside but glued the paper near the edge of the top. You dont need 3cm of paper for the edge.
while the box was flat i cut the front lower so i could see the images inside .
I punched out some scalloped edged circles and inked the edges . I folded the circles in half and inked the edges and glued the circles to the front edges. I made a mountboard divider ( just a rectangular piece on mountboard) glued inside the box.
papercrafts and fimo mad crafter !
I have two daughters , both with aspergers,
I have a fabulous boyfriend called Calvin who is a talented crafter and blogger too - please check out his blog also - mishaps in the making .
I love giving inspiration to others if i can ... However please do not copy my designs for profit OR competitions . I love to hear that you have made something for a family member or friend , but profit and competitions or claiming the designs as your own is not right without permission. The photos on this blog are mine , they are not there to be copied and put on cd s for inspiration to be sold ... If you require any photo please ask permission to do so .
The tutorials are there for your personal use only or for a gift for a loved one. I love it when you email me to say you have had a go at making something again for non - profit purposes. thanks .. maddy xxx