Thursday, January 25, 2007

Coaster Gift Box

This is my first attempt at making a gift box out of chipboard coasters. Actually it came out better than I thought it would. What do you think?

The papers are from die cuts with a view and I got my coasters off of ebay for dirt cheap! My thought process was, if I was going to play around with this coaster box thing, I didn't want to spend lots of money on chipboard, and have it turn out crappy. YKWIM ?

Here's a tip, really need to make sure that you get it "square" before gluing on the bottom piece! Otherwise it gets kind of lopsided! and the bottom isn't as neat as it could be. Check out the bottom left hand corner for reference!

I didn't punch a lot of holes in the sides on this first attempt, either. Quite frankly, I broke my hole punch (cheap one, TG) trying to punch holes and had to resort to my big three hole punch to make holes. It was hard to "see" where I was punching. LOL ! So, I think I will keep trying and get more practice in before actually giving one of these away with goodies packed inside.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Fancy pants designs

I just discovered these new chipboard designs from Fancy Pants. I just love them. They have several different design elements, paper and all kinds of goodies. They do have a web site that you can visit for a few ideas, and to check out all they have to offer. I found these at my LSS and also on numerous scrapbook web sites. This is a company to watch for many more great things to come! Their web site is

Friday, January 19, 2007

Faux Cloisonne

I discovered this new technique on SCS and decided to give it a try.

I used my paisley rockz stamp set from TAC and gold embossing powder for this paisley flower. My Coldwater Creek Catalog gave me lot's of texture and color choices.

Basically what you do is stamp an image (make sure the stamp is open) with versamark and use either gold or silver (or your choice of color) embossing powder to pop the image. The fun part is going through your magazines and catalog's to find back ground images to use with your stamps. The textures and multitude of colors are endless....enjoy and have fun!

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Paper Wishes

If you haven't seen a paper wishes catalog or one of their weekly webisodes, you need to check them out! I just love their plethora of items, great customer service and ideas! The weekly webisodes are a marketing genius! You'll be hard pressed NOT to buy what they are demo-ing. Here's the link to this fabulous site, and while your there, sign up for the weekly webisode emails. You'll be glad you did!