Sunday, February 27, 2011

Adorable Little Paper Purses

Check out these little purses made of cardstock and patterned papers. I've seen several sizes and shapes of this same concept posted on blogs and decided to try my hand and making one. My favorite method to make any 3-D project is using some sort of die cut, Cricut, Sizzix, SCAL, etc. - trying not to hand cut any more than absolutely necessary. So I opened up SCAL and started playing with shapes and joining them together until the file for these little purses was born. What a great feeling of accomplishment. Having friends that do not use SCAL though, meant that a hand cut file needed to be created also. All that was needed then was to "snip" out a screen shot of the SCAL file, scale it to the correct size and plop it into a Word document. Piece of cake. I'm thinking the next ones should be made of a colored cardstock and embossed with the aligator texture, then coated with clear embossing powder.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wings - 20 Card Workshop

  Just thought I would post some pics of one thing I've been working on - a 20 card workshop using the CTMH Wings paper collection and various stamp sets.  Also want to mention that the card with the shoe was inspired by an artboard post from Karen Day, and the card with the dress form was inspired by a card class by Joy McHargue.  I get tons of inspiration from all the wonderful and talented CTMH consultants, and lately I've been using Studio J to design and create cards.  Hope you find something you like in this collection.