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Monday, September 19, 2011

My First Charm:)

I am experimenting with charms and I love making them! Michael's has a package of 12 pre-cut bookmarks (size 2-1/4"x6") so I decided to make bookmarks and use the charms on them. Pictured is the very first one I made - it isn't perfect, but I like it!


Making the charms causes some discomfort in my wrist and fingers (because of carpal tunnel and old age), so it takes me a while to complete them. All you "young-uns" out there should be able to knock 'em out quick time! ;)
Thanks for stopping by, I love your visits. Also - help me reach that 101 mark - I am so wanting to give away the Cricut cartridge I bought just for the occasion!
Hugs to you all! -Patsy-


ATC SWAP OVER AT INKSTAINS BLOG

If you are an ATC maker, hop over to Roni's blog and join in the ATC Swap! I have never made an ATC but I have decided now would be a good time to start, so I signed up for the swap. ATC's are due to Roni by October 8, so go there now for complete information. (Once you are on her blog, located on the right side at the top is a link to the info - just click on the picture of the bird!)
http://inkstainswithroni.blogspot.com
Have an awesome day (or evening - whichever applies when you are reading this;)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mini Pizza Box

One of my most favorite websites is:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/
It's just too awesome to describe, you'll have to go look to see what I mean!
I found directions there to make a "Mini Pizza Box'' and you can see how adorable they are. These little boxes can be decorated any way you want and can be used for small gifts or treats. You can make two boxes out of one sheet of 12x12 cardstock.
(I also wanted to make a smaller box which you can make two out of one piece of 8x10. For the smaller one, which measures 3"wide x 1" deep, cut cs at 5"x9" and score at 1 and 4 on short side, and 
1-4-5-8 on long side.)
For complete instructions go to http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/. Click on "Resources" and in the search box type in Mini Pizza Box. There is also a link there to Jen del Muro's blog (the designer). She has video instructions on her blog. These are sooooo easy to make and very fun to do!

Picture of boxes open.
To add a touch of class, line the box with a piece of cotton or felt cut to the appropriate size.
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