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Monday, April 12, 2010

Top Note Die Box Tutorial

Here is the link to the Top Note Box from Beate. I haven't figured out how to add the actual video yet.

Monkey Box

I know, very bright. Printed CS is from "Safari" DCWV stack. Pizza box is from same. Not sure where orange, yellow & green paper is from, I just tried to find something that matched good. My little monkey is from Hero Arts "Playful Animals" and stamped with Brown Stazon. Leaf and branch is Green Stazon although you really can't see that. I did color the leaf in a bit with my Marvy LePlum pens. Green is cut from Spellbinders Scallop Rectangle. Added some polka dot orange ribbon that I cut too short. O, and I used my new Crop-A-Dile to do eyelets on all the pizza boxes.

Doggie Top Note Box

Again, all CS is DCWV, Dog print is fro "Pets" stack. Stamp is Inkadinkado "Dogs" stamp set. He is layered on a piece of brown cs which is cut using Spellbinders Scallop Rectangle die. Added some tiny gemstones to him and he is stamped with Brilliance Brown. His eye is a Swarovski crystal, wanted to use a colored one there. Pizza box is also cut from patterned cs. Added a piece of satin ribbon. I think the box probably could have used something else, just couldn't figure out what. Any ideas?

Butterfly Top Note Pizza Box

Ok, all cardstock is DCWV, Butterfly is from Butterfly & Blossoms pack. Plaid butterfly and pizza box are from last years Spring pack. I did the box with printed cs, didn't like plain white. Stamp is Stampin Up label from SAB set stamped in Stazon Cherry pink. Used the 1 3/4" Stampin Up punch and layered on cooridinating DCWV cardstock and die cut with Spellbinders Scallop circle. Butterflys are with Stampin Up butterfly embosslit. Ribbon from stash on wall, don't know make or color.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cat Brag Book

Here is another kitty brag book I made recently. All cardstock is DCWV, patterened is from "Pets" paper pack. Cat stamp is done in Brilliance Brown with Inkadinkado Cats stamp with little gems glued on her. She is matted using just straight edge for yellow paper and Spellbinders scallop rectangle die which I had to size a little narrower so it didn't take up too much room on the cover. Bottom patterend cs I used the Stampin Up scallop border punch for the top. "Meow", mice & heart tag are die cut from Sizzix sizzlits. Tied a piece of embrordery floss to the top of the heart tag. I have a whole floss caddy somewhere around here but do you think I could find it when I wanted that floss?! Had to go buy it again.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Top Note Boxes

Well I guess not all are made with the Top Note Die. Butterfly box I used the new Scallop Border and Corner Punch from Stampin Up. Cardstock is DCWV Butterflys & Blossoms. I made the pizza box with coordinating cardstock just to give the whole thing color. Also used Stampin Up Butterfly embosslit die for the Butterflys. All other cardstock is also DCWV.
Cat box is made with Top Note Die. DCWV Pet cardstock pack and stamped image is Inkadinkado Cats in which I added some tiny gemstones to her and she is stamped with Stazon Copper Ink. Box is also matching cardstock.
Cross box was the first on I did so the box is white cardstock. Top Note diecut is DCWV cardstock and stamped image is Inkadinkado Spiritual Scriptures stamped with Brown Stazon and colored with Marvy LePlum pens. All boxes are finished with craft ribbon.
I volunteer for a local group "Nardecchia Spay & Neuter Fund" and we held our annual Spring Basket Party last weekend. I had some ice cream cone coupons given to me by our local "Meadows" and needed to increase the value of them for door prizes. I put 3 in each of these boxes and they were given away. I wanted to do 5 boxes but just ran out of time. The box part is the fast part of it all. Trying to decide what to do on the front is where I get stuck.
So what do you think? Do you think I increased the value of the door prize by using the boxes?