Sunday, September 30, 2012

"Get Acquainted with My Craft Tools Month".

Hello all,

I have to apologize for my absence.  I am on an intense project at my day job so I have had less spare time to craft.  But I am starting to get the creative juices flowing.

One of my crafting sisters on the SOC had a great idea!  She has declared October, "Get Acquainted Month with my Craft Tools".

So I have started,  I don't know what I am going to do, but I started with attempting to do some of the 3d items from the Artiste Cartridge.  I love the pumpkins.  I have to admit it does take some work getting comfortable with shaping the paper.
The most important thing you can do is score. Firm scoring makes the project flow faster and easier.  Using a nice patterned paper works well, however I am interested in trying with a stamped paper, maybe a monochromatic ink or something bold to really stand out.

I thought this was a cute Strawberry, only I didn't follow the scoring.  I use dental floss to gather up the edges and then put them through a button.  Although these projects look OK I think with a little practice they can be much better, I only did 1 practice pumpkin before I did all of these.

 Now this little box caught my I.  I thought it was the cutest thing.  Thank of the possibilities.  Party Favors, Wedding guest gifts and little surprises for coworkers or one of my favorite ideas.  A tooth fairy box.   Hmm, what do you think?

Well this is my favorite, I love not only to send flowers but to give them as gifts to friends.  I love the file folder box, it is the perfect size.  You could put a about 8-10 cards with envelopes.  What a cute gift!

So, here is my first exploration of getting acquainted with my craft tools.  Let see what else I can come up with for the next post. 

Let me know what tool you are getting acquainted with, send me a picture, I'll post some of them and we can all enjoy them.

I hope you have fun getting acquainted, I know I am. 

Scrappinly yours,


P.S.  I am working on placing a CTMH order, if you are interested in placing an order just send me an email.