Fabriano cards and envelopes are now being restocked at Art 'n Soul. I'm packaging them as a card with envelope set. The 6.75"x4.5" and 5.25"x3.5" sets will be at the store today; the 4.75"x4.75" sets will be at the store tomorrow.
Els with Elizabeth Craft Designs is in her final stages of prepping for the classes at Art 'n Soul on Sunday. The only class that has a couple of spots left is the 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. class . . . using Shimmer Sheetz to make a jewelry pendant and a mosaic cover. Call the store asap! to sign up (360.357.6528) . . . we've waited 2 years for Els to teach at Art 'n Soul and it's actually happening this coming Sunday.
These pics are examples of what Els will be teaching at this class.
I had a goof, and this is my 'fix it up' card. I masked and stamped the Magenta flower stamp in 2 colors of Versafine, and colored in with the Prismacolor colored pencils. I added a bird die-cut from one of my Memory Box dies. Pretty easy fix instead of sending the boo-boo to 'bad-card heaven"!
|by Debbie Gaetz|
From Magenta's blog . . .
"A colored image... just like magic!It's a good old technique, revisited. To do so, I used: - a piece of acetate (or transparent plastic) - white cardstock - a card - Permanent Ink - Pencils to color the stamp (I used Touchs) - Adirondack Inks - Magenta Stamp Susie & Benjamin go to school [42.077.O] - a box.
stash more tags. This is a chipboard heavy project as each piece listed below is doubled. This
means, for every piece I cut a sister piece that I bonded together with adhesive to give the
armoire a bit more structural integrity. Ok, Let’s get started…. As always, please read through
the entire pattern before you start.
Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Metal Tags
Graphic 45 Metal Button Brads
Graphic 45 Hinges (larger)
Idea‐o‐logy Metal Foundation Legs
2 3 x3 Idea‐ology Configuration Boxes
2 1‐1/2 x 3 Idea‐ology Configuration Boxes
Medium Weight Chipboard
Adhesive of choice
Black acrylic paint
1/8‐inch wooden dowel
4 1 Inch wooden Balls
Mini wooden clothes pins
All chipboard pieces will be doubled meaning, double the thickness by cutting two of
everything and gluing them together.
Top and Bottom‐ 4 ‐3/4 x 9
Sides –2 ‐1/4 x 4‐3/4
Back‐ 2‐1/4 x 9
Front Piece‐ 1‐3/8 x 2 ¼
Interior left and right Pieces – 2 x 4‐1/2
Middle Piece‐ 4‐ 5/8
Base Piece‐ 3 x 4‐1/2
Back Piece‐ 3 x 1‐3/4
Back Piece‐ 9 x 10‐1/4
Side Pieces‐ 4‐3/4 x 10‐1/4
Top and Bottom Piece‐ 4‐7/8 x 9
Doors‐ 4‐1/2 x 10‐1/8
Decorative Door Pieces‐ 3‐1/2 x 9
Interior Door Jam Piece‐ 1 x 8‐3/4
Base Piece for bottom of Armoire Body‐ 5‐1/4 x 9‐1/4
Base Piece‐ 5‐1/4 x 9‐1/4
Top Pieces (2) 5 x 5‐1/4
Angled Pieces‐ 2 x 9
Pair up your chip pieces and apply your favorite adhesive to the face of one side of each of the
sets. Adhere the sets together.
With the sidepiece, apply wet glue to the long side. Line this up with the bottom piece and
hold it in place until the glue sets. Repeat with other side as well as the back piece.
sheet. Next, score the strip in half and apply Scor‐Tape to the left and right side of the score line, making sure not to cover the score. Make several of these in advance so they will be at
hand when needed.
Prefold the structure strip forming a 90‐degree angle. Pull the tape backing and apply to the
outside edges where the pieces were joined together. This again with add integrity to the box
and hold it together.
interior pieces. Two that are exactly the same size and one that is a 1/8 longer. The longer
piece will go in the middle and the two interior sidepieces are glued to the edge of the small 1‐
3/8 x 2‐1/4 piece. Starting with the sidepieces glue the length of the bottom and the two
short sides. Adhere these two pieces in between the front piece and back piece as well as the
bottom. Next, with a ruler find the center between these two interior sidepieces. With a
pencil mark the mid point on the front edge and the back. Apply glue to the bottom and back
of the middle piece and glue into place. Once glue sets, Go back with the structure strips a
support the glued interior pieces.
Line up top piece and adhere to base pieces.
chipboard base piece, making sure they aligned. Once the glue has set, apply the front and
back drawer pieces to the boxes.
front, bottom, back and sides with cardstock.
the drawer front and mark. Now, mark 1/16 on each side of the center mark. Use a craftpiercing
tool and pierce through all layers of chipboard and cardstock in the two holes each
side of the center mark. Insert a Graphic 45 Button Brad. Repeat for other drawer.
surface; using wet glue again, glue sidepieces to back. Let the glue set. Apply structure strips
to all right angles.
Mark. Next, using a piercing tool or a Crop‐O‐Dile punch a 1/8‐inch hole on the mark. Do this
on each of the topsides. This is for the tag rod.
dowel from the interior into each of the pre‐punched holes.
glued edges and align. Apply structure stip to edge to support.
left and right side pieces, just below the top edge.
Mark 1 inch down from the top and one inch up from the bottom on each of the door fronts
and body piece. This will allow for easy placement later. Once marked, using a craft knife cut
a 1/8‐inch x 1‐inch long slot for the Graphic 45 hinge to fit flush against the armoire. Install
the hinge with long brads.
and apply score tape to the backside. Pull tape backing and adhere to front door piece,
centering piece on door panel.
brad back against the tag. Glue tag assembly to the door front at 4” down from the top
decorative door piece edge and over 1/8 from the right side of the decorative door piece.
Repeat all steps for other door.
armoire. Once done again apply Scor‐tape to the Bottom base piece. Pull tape and adhere to
the preassembled Base.
onto the balls. Glue the balls to the top of the four‐armoire body corners.
cut two pieces of 6 x 1 strips of chipboard and glue them down aligned them with the marks
on the base piece.
the chipboard strip. Allow to dry.
adhere to angled piece.
Apply the strip to the glued top piece at the right topside.
with the other top piece. Once aligned, secure structure strip to right side top piece. This is
the secret storage compartment for the armoire. By lifting the “roof lid” you can store extra
body and adhere.
accent the armoire. I measured and cut small pieces of paper to place just inside the tags
decorative ridges. Once this was done I adhered these four pieces to the doors of the armoire.
To hang the tags onto the rod, I used Tim Holtz idea‐ology hanger and wooden mini
clothespins. It’s a wonderful way to store these tags or display them by leaving the doors
open. Voila! Your Tag Armoire is Done!
Old Curiosity Shoppe (cardstock butterfly)
Tropical Travelogue Chipboard Tags #1
Graphic 45 Staples Butterfly
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Brads
Want 2 scrap Nestabling Butterfly
Colorbox Pigment ink pad black
Colorbox fluid chalk pad Blue Lagoon
Clearsnap emboss gloss and clear embossing powder
Seam binding- United Ribbons
Glitter Branch- Plus 1 imports
Prismacolor premiere marker- dark brown