Saturday, May 26, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Teachers have a way to affect our lives forever. Each and every one of us has that one teacher we will never forget. My teacher was Ms. Winters! She was my kindergarten teacher and she was a hippy LOL! She was so down to earth. One thing I loved about Ms. Winters was how she read to the class! She knew how to make a book come to life J It has been many years since I seen or heard from Ms. Winters, but I think about her often. Please remember the teachers in your life...past, present and future J
Today, I would like to share a really simple Teachers Appreciation project that can be put together in minutes using your BossKut Gazelle. You can go simple like I did or go wild by layering different colors of vinyl (can be purchased at BossKut.com). There are many school related files available on BossKut.com. However, I decided to do something on my own. I constructed an apple from a sketch. What I love about FunTime and the Gazelle is I can do what I like J. Once the apple was to my satisfaction, I welded the teacher’s initials in the apple using FunTime fonts. On the back, I put a simple quote on the back.
That is it! Vinyl is so fun to work with and it cuts like butter in the Gazelle! Don’t forget to pop by BossKut.com to check out the vinyl selection, vinyl blades, files and inspiration. Kenya~
Friday, May 11, 2012
Kenya here to share two cards using the newly released Loopy Doily! This card can be massed produced in the matter of minutes! For the base of the card, I made a shadow (4.2”) of the doily and welded it to a rectangle which measures 4.25”x5.5”. Once the base is folded in half, it will be a standard A2 sized card (4.2”).
The gold card, the Loopy Doily’s top layer was embossed with gold embossing powder to match the pattern paper. I also embossed the sentiment. The pearls were colored with the Golden Yellow Copic Marker (can be purchased at BossKut.com). The butterflies were punched in the same pattern paper on the base of the card. I added pearls to the center.
For the yellow and white card, in conjunction with the Loopy Doily, I used the newly released RufflesPKButterfly. The butterfly is mounted on the center cut which was dry embossed to add texture. I decided not to add a sentiment to this one. To finish it off, I added pearls to the RufflesPKButterfly and a pearl flourish. I also added pearls to the base of the card to pull everything together.
That is it for today! I really hope you enjoyed today’s cards. Don’t forget to pop on over to BossKut.com for ALL of the files, supplies and to check out other projects from the talented DT! Thanks for stopping by, Kenya~
**Please note, I suggest lining the shadow to the top layer to make sure the loops line up correctly before applying adhesive!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Happy May Krafters!
Shadow box cards are one of my favorite projects to do! When I discovered these two years ago, I was hooked! Yes they are cards, but they can double as a beautiful home décor piece. I HAD to use the newly released RufflesPKButterfly and ParkerPKflower! Both files are so cute and adds dimension without the bulk!
For this card, I cut an 8.5”x11” sheet of card stock in half. I scored both pieces at 1”, 1.5” 7” and 7.5” you will fold the papers using the mountain valley fold. These two pieces forms the box. Then you can use your BossKut Gazelle, BossKut die or punch to cut a shape in the middle of one of your panels. This will become the front of your card.
I typically decorate the inside before the outside of this type of card. Since the RufflesPKButterfly file and the papers are so pretty, I did not want to do too much. Usually, I add a nice sentiment in the inside, but it will go on the back so the focus will be on the butterfly. I added a rhinestone flourish. Once the inside is decorated, adhere the back panel to the front by meeting up the outer folds.
On my sample, I dry embossed the side panels for a decoration (do this before adhering to the back panel). I also added pattern paper to the front to coordinate with the pattern paper inside of the box. To decorate the outside, I used the ParkerPKflower file. I also used cherry blossoms (you can make these with the Forget Me Nots file J if you’d like) as fillers. That beautiful lace came from Ms. BossKut…ah, it is gorgeous (thank you)! This was also sprayed to match the pattern papers. I added flourishes and the sentiment to complete the outside.
The sky is the limit to what you do with these! I have made them to be interactive or stand alone as I did for this one! Please remember to pop on over to BossKut.com for files, die and supplies…you like how that rhymed LOL! Have a wonderful day, Kenya~