Jun 30, 2009

Beautiful Day

It's a Beautiful Day! It's in the 70's and the heat wave of last week is a distant memory.

In honor of this wonderful day, I am posting a couple of cards that I made with our Beautiful Day stamp set. The card features the Hemingway Paper Collection and the greeting is from the Feline Fabulous stamp set.
Here is a close up of the birds. I paper pieced these with scraps from the Hemingway collection. The grass and flowers are filled in with the Aqua Color Crayons using a Tombow Blender Pen.
The new Angel Company catalog is out. I'm working on samples and will be posting new stamp sets in the near future. See the sidebar to the left for information on how to purchase one.

Happy Stamping and Scrapping,

Today's Abundance
-A wonderful time at the Angel Company Seminar this past weekend - it's so much fun to catch up with everyone in person.
-Only one more day till my new refrigerator is delivered (the 28 year old one bit the dust over the weekend)
-The caterpillar that slowly crawled across the sidewalk on its journey to become a beautiful butterfly.
-The daisies - they are in full bloom.
-The chirping birds that have taken up residence in neighbor's tree.

Jun 7, 2009

Stuffed Paper Teddy Bear

I created this Stuffed Paper Teddy Bear as part of the Home Decor Blog Hop on PaperWings!

You may recognize the plaid paper as part of the Toodle Loo Collection! The Teddy Bear is 8 inches high and 7 1/2 inches wide. I curled the antique copper wire so it can hang on the wall of a baby's room. This adorable Teddy Bear would also make a great Christmas Tree decoration using ribbon instead of the wire! After cutting out two bodies - one for the front and one for the back - I used a Micron Pen for the faux stitching around the body. Then I distressed it with Burnt Umber Palette Ink.

Then it was onto the face. Once again I used the Micro pen to add the eyes, nose, mouth, and eyebrows. The white highlights for the eyes and nose were created with the White Extreme Gel Pen to . At this point, I spread a light coat of modge podge to give the the paper a sheen. Once dry, I glued the front and back edges together with Zip Dry Paper Glue. I started with the lower body and once it was glued and set, I stuffed it lightly to give it a 3rd dimension (it's hard to see the raised effect of the stuffing on these pictures.) I then repeated this for the middle section and finally the head.

And for the finishing touches, I strung scrappers floss through 2 Topical Multi Colored Buttons and glued them to the middle body. Then I used Lemonade Blossoms and Buttons , and the scrappers floss to create the embellishment for the ear!

I learned a few things while making the Teddy Bear. First, The Gel Pen smeared slightly when I applied the modge podge. However, I also discoverd that the Micron pen covered it again so I didn't have to start over. Secondly, stuffing paper is different then stuffing fabric that's been sewn together! The trick, I believe is patience. That is, give the glue enough time to set well so it really adheres before stuffing it!

Hope you enjoy this Home Decor Creation. Check out these creations for more Home Decor ideas from fellow PaperWings Members (all will be posted by 8 pm EST on Sunday June 7)!

Rita W (stamp2stamp2) - http://stamp2stamp2.blogspot.com/

Happy Stamping and Scrapping


Today's Abundance

- The duckings waddling behind Mom Duck

-The peonies have blossomed - they are beautiful

-My nephew's high school graduation

-Fish shaped oven mitts

-The nice soaking rain - even if it came on the weekend - we need it

Jun 3, 2009

3 x 3 Card and Box

I started working on some more 3 x 3 cards as I have depleted my stash. I use them in gifts and also use them to add a little personal note to purschases from my ETSY store and other packages that I send out. They also make great hostess gifts, a just because gift, or just a little something to show your appreciation and friendship!

This box and card use the Amberly Grace collection from The Angel Company and the Beautiful Day Stamp Set.For the 3x3 cards, I used our Mega and Giga Scalloped Punches. The flower was colored using Aqua Color Crayons and the Tombow Blender Pen. The flower is embellished with a Crystal Brad and floss!

Below is the top of the Box. It essentially uses the same technique as the card except it has 3 layers where the card only has 2. The same coloring technique is used along with the same embellishments. How do you get the floss to curl? Just wrap it around your stylus and you'll ge the nice curly effect!

And the last touch is the bow around the around the box cover! The ribbon is from the Amberly Grace collection too!

Happy Stamping and Scrapping


Today's Abundance

-The beautiful sunset with the pink tinged clouds skipping across the blue sky

-The catepillar crawling along the sidewalk with its bright orange dots on its spine

-Digital Cameras

-My Peonies - they are about to blossom

-Fresh Asparagus


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