Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Measurements for a gift box using one 12x12 sheet of paper

Here are the gift box measurements.  The second image, with the star at the bottom, is when you start folding it all together!   Here is the link for the video tutorial!

One sheet of paper gift boxes??? Say it ain't so....

Welcome back to the last Technique Tuesday of 2014!  I would like to thank each of you for supporting me this year and for tuning in each Tuesday to learn something new!  I hope it was beneficial for you... it sure was fun for me!  Stay tuned... I have some big ideas for 2015!

Do you have ONE sheet of paper left over???  Trying making this gift box!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

One sheet of paper gift bags??? How fun are these!

Welcome back to another Technique Tuesday!  Today I will show you how to make a gift bag or gift card holder with ONE sheet of paper... and a few accent pieces!  Enjoy!

For the 12x12 measurements, click here:  http://dontrunwiththescissors.blogspot.com/2014/12/measurements-for-12x12-gift-bag.html

For the 6x6 measurements, click here: http://dontrunwiththescissors.blogspot.com/2014/12/measurements-for-6x6-gift-bag.html

Measurements for the 12x12 gift bag

Here are the measurements for the 12x12 gift bag.  The decorative piece is a 6.5" x 3" scored at 1.5" for the flap (you need two) and the handle is 1"x12" (you will need two).   Here is the link to the video tutorial!

For the diagram and measurements, please use this link!  It will bring you to the below pdf document!

Measurements for the 6x6 gift bag

Here are the measurements for the 6x6 gift bag.  The decorative piece is 1.5" x 3.5" scored at 3/4" (you need two) and the handles are 1"x 6" (you will need two).  Here is the link to the video tutorial!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Masking & Stamping!

Welcome to another Technique Tuesday!  There are simple ways to make backgrounds and highlighted features by using a few simple techniques!  Learn how to make a winter background with a full moon in this video!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Deconstruct and Reconstruct a Stamp! Happy Hanukkah Card!

Watch how to deconstruct and reconstruct the Star of David stamp from 
the Stampin' Up Jewish Collection.  
This is a very simple but beautiful technique to add depth and dimension to any intricate stamp.

Happy Hanukkah Card!

I'm so excited to make my first Hanukkah Card!  In this week's Technique Tuesday, I show you how to deconstruct and reconstruct the Star of David stamp I used from the Stampin' Up Jewish Collection.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

How to make a layered card using your favorite stamp and water color pencils!

This is not the most articulate video!  However, layered cards are all the rage right now... and they are quick and easy!  
It's all about the 1/2 inch!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What to do with scraps! A Starburst Card!

Welcome back to another Technique Tuesday!  Yesterday I was given an awesome gift from two great friends.  They were at an auction for Cherish the Children and won a scrapbooking box from Little Yellow Bicycle (Bloomfield, Ct.)  The beginning of the video is me going through the box to see what's in it!  Then I had to make a card from what I found... and I decided to make two starburst cards to say thank you!  I hope you enjoy!  This is a quick and easy technique!

Starburst Cards!

These are quick and great cards that you can make with your scraps!  This will be the next Technique Tuesday video!  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What to do with old dryer sheets!

Have you ever wondered what to do with old dryer sheets?  Well here is your solution!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Swag Bag Gift Tags!

As promised - here is another Technique Tuesdays tutorial on how to make these gorgeous gift tags I made a few weeks back!  Happy scrappin'!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How to use Aluminum Foil in your card making!

Learn how to use aluminum foil in your card making!  You can use it as is - or add some color!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Gift Tags!

Have you ever wanted to make a gift tag or a label for a basket/gift?  
I was asked to make 40 of the following for an upcoming conference swag bag!  I've used fall stamps with Versamark Ink and clear embossing powder.  I used a post-it-note to mask an area to stamp the name.  Then come the Gelatos and lots of blending!  I used a baby wipe for the first pass of blending and then finished up with my fingers!  I love them!  This will also be an upcoming Technique Tuesday video!  Stay tuned!


Dryer Sheet Technique! A winter wonderland!

This is an upcoming video on Technique Tuesday!  So stay tuned!  
This is just the premiere!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Use your border punch as a stencil

It's Technique Tuesday!  I tried using my Martha Stewart border punches with mixed media instead of just a plain piece of paper!  Watch the video to see the results!  Medias used: viva 3d stamp paint, metallic rub-ons, stamp pad, cats eyes ink, and chalks.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Another Quilled Wedding Invitation!

A very special quilled wedding invitation for a very special couple!
Congratulations Kelly & Chad!
The frame completes the work - a super find at Hobby Lobby!

3D Card!

Had to see what all the fuss was about!  Super cute idea!  Plenty of ways to decorate for any occasion!  Directions to follow soon!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

With Sympathy - Heartfelt Creations new Sunflower Set

There are just some cards that I can't believe I made.  
This new Heartfelt Creations sunflower set is incredible!

Happy Birthday - Heartfelt Creations New Sunflower Set

The newest Heartfelt Creations Sunflower stamp and die cut arrived today!  The flower is a burnt red.  This set is quite lovely!

Happy Birthday Kitty Style!

This stamp is adorable!  It has a front and a back - there is one cat and one dog!  How cute is this?  I gave the cat a candle so we could celebrate properly!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Turn your punch into a reusable stencil!

It's the second Technique Tuesday!

Have you ever wanted to turn a punch into a stencil?  A stencil you can use with embossing paste, whipped spackle, acrylic paints, chalks, or anything???  Watch this video to see how!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Flip Flops!

For the someone who dreams of the beach all year long!   

How would you make the sand for this card? Someone much wiser than I clued me in once I learned that my premade sand glue dried up and smelled horrendous!  It is very simple!  Use sand paper!  I took a sheet of abrasive sandpaper, covered it with Mod Podge, and wa-laa!  Did a couple of tears and created my flip flop card!

The flip flops themselves were made by finding an svg file that I turned into a file my BrotherScanNCut could recognize - made two sets, one a little larger than the first.  Then decorated with ribbon and cute little flowers!  I adore this card!  If you would like a copy of the svg file that I used or the BrotherScanNCut file, please use my contact page and send me a note!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Homemade Gift Bags & Boxes

Have you ever wanted to make a small gift bag or box for a gift certificate, candy, homemade brownie, or treats? What do you think of these little gems?  Directions for scoring will be posted soon as long with a youtube video demonstrations on an upcoming Technique Tuesdays!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencil Bent? No Problem!

It's the first of Technique Tuesdays! 

Is your Dreamweaver stencil bent and the embossing paste/paint leaks underneath? Watch the solution here!  I can't believe this idea came to me while I was waking up this weekend!

Monday, August 25, 2014

One Last Set for the Night!

This absolutely cracks me up!!!!
This one needs a little more work - the glue got away from  me...
I should put a disclaimer on all cards made after 10pm!

This is a modification from the card last year.  It was a huge seller!!!

More Christmas Card Mock-ups!

This is a hard card to photograph.  It's a dark navy blue.  The first layer is a shimmery blue cardstock, embossed and then matted on a dark blue cardstock.  The ornament is die cut out after I embossed white snowflakes (Martha Stewarts).  Two of them were made to add depth to the ornament.  It's quite lovely in person!

It's Christmas Card Time Again!

These are the mock ups for this year's Christmas Card sales!  I'm really excited about all of them!  I can't decide which one is my favorite!

These last two cards are for my mom.  Instead of 'Where's Waldo?'
We decided to do, 'Where's Luna?'