Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Embossing Folder Storage Box

Hello everyone.
This is my second post for today.
If you have not checked out my first post you can HERE.

For a long time I have been looking for a way to store my embossing folders that would be easy to access and be more organized. Yesterday after looking once again at pre-made storage units I decided to just make my own. I look at a few in the Silhouette Store but felt since they would be made out of card stock they would not last very long at all. I wanted one that was strong and would last for years.

I'm a HUGE fan of Kathy from Paper Phenomenon. Using her techniques for making boxes with chipboard and card stock hinges I designed a beautiful and very functional box to store my folders in that is very easy to access and will last for many years.

It took about a hour to design the box and get all the measurements calculated. I wanted 3 sections in the box.

The finished box is 12x12x8.
The 2 side sections are a little over 5 inches wide and the middle 1 1/2 inches wide.

Next was deciding on the card stock I would use to decorate it. 
In my stash I had the graphic 45 The Magic of Oz for several years now. Since I do not scrapbook it was never used. I could not bring my self to cut up the beautiful pages for cards. They needed to be used on a larger projects to keep the images in tact.

I knew I wanted dividers to separate the folders. I used the Print n Cut on the Silhouette to print the tab labels and cut them out.

Last but not least I need to decide on a top. I first thought about a lift off lid and then it hit me I could use my cinch and have the lid open like a book. 

So with further ado here are a few pics. Hope you like it as much as me. 

 Top of Box.

 Back side view. Both sides have the green checked paper.

 Front view. Front and back have the same image.

 Inside of box.

Inside with folders and dividers.

Hope you enjoyed taking a look at my new project.

Recipe:
Chip Board
Card Stock
graphi 45 The Magic of Oz
Score Tape
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Cinch wire
Cinch
3 tabs from the Silhouette Store

Entering into these challenges:
Monday Handmade Linkup Party #30!
DL.ART AUGUST LINKY CHALLENGE
MCS: Challenge #149 - Bags & Boxes!


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Have a Creative Day.
Nana

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PDE Linky Party #17 Metal Dies or Punches

Good morning my friends.

It's time for another challenge over at
Pause Dream Enjoy.

Our challenge this month is
"Metal Dies or Punches".

For this challenge I made this adorable Hello card. I love having a stash of Hello cards for sending out to friends.




Recipe:
White Card Stock
DCWV The Spring Stack
Scalloped Dot Punch
Zig 2 Way
2 Embellishments by Woolies

Entering into these challenges:
Monday Handmade Linkup Party #30!

So head on over and check out what the DT has created for you inspiration this week and link up your projects.

PAUSE DREAM ENJOY
Ends: Mon, Sept. 1


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Nana

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

PDE Linky Party #16 Kids

Good morning my friends.

It's time for another challenge over at
Pause Dream Enjoy.

Our challenge is a fun one.
"Kids Theme".

For this challenge I wanted to try the Heat Transfer Material by Silhouette.
I read many bad reviews about this product. Some say it started cracking within hours, washed away in the wash. Rather than waste a new shirt I took one of my hubby's old t-shirts and gave it a try. After the design was adhered. I waited 2 hours and tried rubbing the image together rather roughly then ran it through the wash 2 times. It did not crack or wash away.

So I proceeded with the new shirt.

The image I choose was a Print N Cut.

I first did a Trace around the image I wanted.



I deleted the green monster and the cut line from the mat.

Now I sized the image.

Next I did a Off Set in black.



At this point I turned ON the cut line.

Followed the instructions on loading the material into my printer. I then printed the image. Then loaded the material on my mat and cut. I did use a mat and I used the heat Transfer cut settings.

Follow instructions for ironing image to my shirt.

DONE!!!

Here is my finished T-shirt. Naturally this is for my grandson. Poppie has always called him 
Goofball so I think he will like it.


Recipe:
T-Shirt
Monsters Under The Bed Set pnc by Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings
Silhouette Printable Heat Transfer Material for Dark Fabrics

So head on over and check out what the DT has created for you inspiration this week and link up your projects.

Ends: Mon, Aug 18

If you use the Silhouette and use the OffSet feature on your project you can also link up over at

Silhouette Challenges
Ch# 16 Create a Shadow using the Offset Feature
Begins: Friday, August 1
Ends: Sunday, August 31


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Nana

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Winter House Recipe Box

Good afternoon everyone.
I hope this finds you all happy and healthy.

I know I have not been around much lately. Corbin went home last week and I have been trying to play catch up. I know I still have some blogs to catch up on leaving some blog lovin. Hang in there I will get it all caught up by weeks end.

Today I have for you this what I think is a very cute Winter House Recipe Box. I ran across this project by Laura from Following The Paper Tail a long time ago. I had it on my to do list and decided about a month ago to do it as soon as Corbin went home. Laura had decorated hers to look like a Gingerbread house. I know how popular she is and figured there must to have been many made as her was. I wanted to be a little different and move away from the gingerbread look.

Laura also used envelopes for the expanding section that holds the recipe inserts. I made one up and found it to be a little flimsy and felt it would not hold up very well. I used her expanding folder tutorial creating it with card stock which is much strong and has MUCH better look.

The recipe inserts are double sided. One side has a place to write the Recipe name and Ingredients. Flip it over and there is where you would write the directions.

I really love how it turned out and the pics do not do it justice. I MUST get my photo area set back up. Trying to take pics in this room without it results in bad pics.









Recipe:
Chip Board
White Card Stock
Recollections: Frost Cabin Paper Pad
Gingerbread Girl Holding Ginger by Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings
Gingerbread Girl Holding Whisk by Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings
Gingerbread Girl Holding Ingredients by Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings
Gingerbread Girl Sugar & Spice by Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings
Gingerbread Girl Peeking Over Bowl by Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings
Gingerbread Girl Sitting With Cooking Tools by Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings
Sizzix Dots Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Spots and Dots Embossing Folder
Cuttllebug Herringbone Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Traffic Jam Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Sun Burst
Liquid Applique
Diamond Dust
Glossy Accents


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Nana

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Friday, August 01, 2014

2 Creative Chicks - Challenge #17 "Decorate a Dish/Tea/Jelly Roll Towel"

This is my second post today. Please take a few minute and check out my card for the new Silhouette Challenge.

It's time for another challenge over at 2 Creative Chicks.

For this challenge I created these cute embroidered dish towel.

Recipe:
Dish Towel
Embroidery Thread
Chef Hen  by Embroidery Library



Recipe:
Dish Towel
Embroidery Thread
In My Kitchen Sentiments by Bunnycup Embroidery


Onto the challenge info. Hop on over and link up today.
Friday, August 1
Ends: Sunday, August 31


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Have a Creative Day.
Nana

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