Tuesday, December 28, 2010

From the Spellbinders' blog, another way to do the bottle tags:

Posted: 28 Dec 2010 05:50 AM PST
Hey everyone, I want to introduce Heidi Blankenship, a member of the Spellbinders™ Blog Team.  She’ll be our guest, helping  out with blog posts, as we get ready for the Craft and Hobby Association show in January.  I’m working on some special projects and can’t wait to show you everything that’s cooking behind the scenes!  Thank you, Heidi for lending a hand!
Did you survive all the festivities of Christmas?  Our family had three Christmas celebrations with great food, wonderful gifts, and lots of memories made.  Next up is New Years Eve which is right around the corner.
Before you get all dolled up and head out to celebrate the New Year I will show you how to dress up your favorite bottle of spirits for the perfect hostess gift.
I started with a piece of 3½ x 12” My Mind’s Eye Kraft cardstock and scored the paper at 6” and 9”.  This is the base for the topper tag.
To create a hole for the neck of the wine bottle I taped S4-116 Standard Circles Small #3 (#1 is the smallest) in the center scored area.  The snowflake is S4-286 2010 Snowflake Pendants.  I wanted to add the Snowflake Pendant on top of the tag so I used the center piece to create hole in the snowflake.  I used a little tape to assure perfect placement of the die templates and used the Grand Calibur™ to cut/emboss.
Here is a photo of the topper tag and the snowflake diecut with the holes.  These two pieces will be layered together.
For the sentiment I used a stamp from JustRite Stampers JB-09220 Friendship Nested Sentiments with Simply Smooth White cardstock and Black ink. To create the diecut I used S5-025 Labels Seventeen #3.
I cut/embossed a couple of smaller snowflakes from S4-286 2010 Snowflake Pendants.  Next I inked the snowflakes and label with the sentiment using Chestnut Roan Chalk ink from Clearsnap.
To add a little sparkle to the snowflakes I used Crystal Ice Glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Next I created the two larger labels using S5-025 Labels Seventeen #5 & 6.  I used Heritage Black and Berry Red Double Mates cardstock from WorldWin.
Ok, all of the pieces are cut/embossed and now it’s time to start piecing the topper tag together.  I added White 3D Foam Squares from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ to pop up the snowflake.  The small squares were just a little too big so I cut them in half.
Next I layered the snowflake on top of the circle cutout on the base of the tag topper.  Here is a close up of the snowflake.
Layer and add the labels to the front of the tag.
Here is a close up of the tag with the sentiment and embellished with snowflakes and rhinestones.

These are the supplies I used: Spellbinders Grand Calibur; S4-116 Standard Circles Small; S5-025 Labels Seventeen; S4-286 2010 Snowflake Pendants; JustRite Stampers, JustRite Originals JB-09220 Friendship Nested Sentiments, JB-09520 Clear Horizontal Stamper 1⅝ x 3½”; My Mind’s Eye, Life Stories Collection; WorldWin Papers, Heritage Black, Berry Red Double Mates, Simply Smooth White; Clearsnap, Color Box Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Ink;  SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™, MyStik Permanent, White 3D Foam Squares; Sparkle N Sprinkle, Crystal Ice Glitter; Clear Rhinestones, Ivory Ribbon; Tape; 2-way Glue Pen;  Black Pigment Ink; Scoring Board

Thank you so much for stopping by today and we hope you enjoy all of the holiday celebrations!


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And from Real Simple Magazine's website:

Dryer Lint Elephant Aimee Herring
Dryer Lint as Modeling Dough
Since you most likely have it in abundance, use it to make homemade modeling dough. Simply mix the lint with water and flour (and, if you prefer, food coloring), as directed below for an ear-resistible sculpture of Dumbo.

To make the modeling dough:
  1. Place 3 cups (shredded) dryer lint into a pot.
  2. Pour in 2 cups water.
  3. Stir in 1 cup flour.
  4. Add ½ teaspoon vegetable oil.
  5. Stir continuously over low heat until the mixture binds together and is of a smooth consistency.
  6. Pour onto a sheet of wax paper to cool.

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