For today's new Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA4), I could make "Anything But a Card." Check out this week's challenge and play along! Did you see the Paper Artist Picks yesterday? Wow! Congrats to Blair, Lisa and Mariana!
My Stampin' Up! Pretties Kit wanted "in" on the action today and got to shine in three different 3-D projects. The Pretties Kit contains fabric flowers (that can be dyed), round and halfback pearls,in white and cream, crystal beads and clear rhinestone brads . . . even hat pins. It was fun to experiment with so many of my little darlings.
TIP: The tension on die cutting machines varies. I get perfect cuts and score lines (no cut through) when I use the Extended Premium Crease Pad with the Matchbox Die and my Big Shot.
Stamp Set: Things I Love (115229)
Paper: Night and Day Specialty Paper (116768, available September 1), Melon Mambo Textured Card Stock (115539, Assorted In Colors), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Melon Mambo (115656)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Bigz XL Matchbox Die (114890), Extended Premium Crease Pad (117630), Boho Blossoms Punch (110711), Large Oval Punch (107305), Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Crop-A-Dile (108362)
The Perfect Touch: Silver Eyelet (105319, Metallic Eyelets), Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon (115611), Clear Rhinestone Brads (109114, Pretties Kit)
The bead crystals and pearls in these earrings are products of the
Pretties Kit, too. I purchased a few inexpensive earring accessories at Michael's. My
daughter was my mentor and assistant in putting them together. She's become a
jewelry maven and is working on a blog. My sweet chip off the old block. I'm so proud.
The Perfect Touch: Pretties Kit (109114)
Other: Earring wires, jump ring, head pins and decorative spacers
I think this pillow box has a wonderful "purse-o-nality!" What a charmer for a bridal shower, Sweet Sixteen or special girly-girl event. That's a whopping halfback pearl from the Pretties Kit in the middle!
TIP #1: The dress is simply a Scallop Circle with the sides whittled down. It was textured before being cropped.
TIP #2: The handle (shaped by the Bigz Top Note Die and Small Oval Punch) and dress were both textured using a Big Shot and the Stampin' Up! Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This pattern and rich texture make my heart go pitter pat.
Paper: Night and Day Specialty Paper (116768, available September 1), Melon Mambo (115320)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Bigz Pillow Box Die (113466), Bigz Top Note Die (113463), Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (115963), Small Oval Punch (107304), Scallop Circle Punch (109043)
The Perfect Touch: Silver Cord (109866, elastic version available September 1), Halfback Pearl (109114, Pretties Kit), Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon (115611)
The Stampin' Up! Starter Kit Specials end on August 31. Check out the details HERE!