Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Create Today Magnetic Sign Board - Eileen Hull's Display Stand Sizzix Die

Today I'm sharing another project I made using Eileen Hull's just released Display Stand die.  I thought it would be fun to create a magnetic sign board!  
I purchased the colorful plastic magnetic kids alphabet from Amazon.  There are all shapes, sizes and colors of magnetic letters available.
I die cut the Display Stand out of matboard.  Then I cut a Wafer Thin Magnetic Die Storage Sheet to fit the panel.  I rounded the corners with my Zutter Corner Rounder and adhered it to the matboard with Multi Medium Matte
I cut 2 pieces of DP to adhere to the front and back of the top panel.  I stamped 2 sentiment strips with art sentiment stamps.   I also put a few enamel dots over the circles on the front strip.
 In case you didn't see my previous posts using this die - here are some photos of how to fold it to create the display stand.  It's just one piece and easy peasy once you've done it the first time.
Fold on score lines
Press right panel down into the opening
The tab will click into the slot in the middle piece.
Fold left panel over and corners will snap under the narrow piece.
Here's how it looks from the bottom when assembled.
 How happy would this make you sitting on your work table reminding you to create?! Or, you could let the kids learning their alphabet and spelling words play with it!
AND -  of course, you can change the words every day!
 My magnetic Sign Board will be posted over on Eileen's Blog this week (she and several of the Team have been at Creativation in Phoenix, AZ this week, so the post may be Thurs or Friday rather than the usual Wednesday!) along with projects by others on her Inspiration Team!  Check it out and be inspired!  

See my Cat Display Stand here.
See my Succulent 2020 Calendar Display Stand here.

I'm linking my display stand to the following challenges:

Through the Craftroom Door
Anything Goes

Arty Divas
Anything Goes

Everybody Art
Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday
Home Decor

Path of Positivity
Character Traits

Stamps:  Clearly Sentimental About Art - My Favorite Things (no longer available)
Paper:  White Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, White Cardstock - PTI, DP Rainbow Paper Pad - Ms Sparkle and Co - JoAnn.
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Display Stand Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Double Ended Banners Die - PTI, Wafer Thin Magnetic Die Storage Sheets - Ellen Hutson, Plastic Magnetic Letter and Numbers - First Classroom purchased on Amazon, Zutter Corner Rounder, enamel dots - Altenew, Multi Medium Matte. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January Mid Month Reminder Post - CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil!

So, since I'm now on the Design Teams for both the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge AND the CAS Stencil Card Challenge, I have two reminder cards to share with you today to let you know you still have time to play along with both challenges!
I just realized that my Brusho watercolour background looks very similar to the challenge notice above!
To make my background, I sprinkled Turquoise, Sea Green, Ultramarine and Olive Green Brushos onto a water color paper panel and spritzed with water. 
I die cut the Candles Die and Make a Wish out of watercolor paper and layered them over the panel - coloring the flames on the candles with a Copic. 
I adhered the die cuts over the panel and layered the panel to a slightly larger piece of Enchanted Evening card stock and then to a white card base.
Reminder:  there are prizes to be won for entries to the CAS Stencil 1st Birthday Celebration!

I used a brand new 12 x 12 stencil ATC Mix Up: Toadstools from Stencil Girls for my reminder card.  This stencil has 9 small designs on it and I just realized I should cut them up into individual  stencils!  
My card is 3 3/4" x 3 3/4".
I used Blender Brushes from Picket Fence to rub the Distress Oxide inks through the stencil.  I've had these brushes for quite some time - but this is the first time I've used them!?!   
First I inked over the mushroom stems with Antique Linen, then I colored the mushroom heads with Candied Apple and then I realized some of the pieces by the stems were grasses - so I brushed over them with Evergreen Bough - not worrying if the green overlapped onto some the the stem pieces.
(I could have masked the stencil if I wanted each color pristine but I liked the look of it blended, it adds more depth!)  

I added Vanilla Flower Sequins from Simon Says stamp along the bottom of the stems.  I die cut the stenciled panel with a square Nestability die and layered it to my card base cut with Noted Scalloped Square Die from PTI.
You have until Jan 24th to link up your cards to either challenge.
CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil.
Please join us!

I'm linking my birthday card to:
Happy Little Stampers

I'm linking my mushroom card (new stencil) to:
Die Cut Divas

Make a Wish
Paper:  White, Enchanted Evening - PTI, Water Color Paper - Canson.
Accessories:  Brushos - Turquoise, Sea Green, Ultramarine, Olive Green, water mister, Candles Die - Alexandra Renke, Birthday Top Edgers Dies - Impression Obsession, Copic Y38

Paper:  Water Color Paper - Canson
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Antique Linen, Candied Apple, Evergreen Bough, Blender Brushes - Picket Fence, ATC Mix Up: Toadstools Stencil - Stencil Girls.

Have a Beautiful Day Calendar - Eileen Hull Sizzix Display Stand Die

Today I'm sharing my 3rd project using one of Eileen Hull's fun new Chapter 1 Dies -  The Display Stand.  I'm also posted over on Eileen's Blog today where other Inspiration Team members will also be showing their projects!  I can't wait to see all of the creative ideas they have for this die!

For this project I used the die to create a calendar stand for my desk - with a sentiment from Botanical Bounty Sentiments set by Papertrey Ink to remind myself to look forward to a great day every day of every month!  
I love how pretty this came out! And it is SO sturdy using matboard.
I cut and adhered botanical papers from a Greenery Paper Pad from Joann to the base and top - I thought the potted plants and colors would look nice during any month of the year!  I purchased the 3" x 2 1/4"  2020 mini tear off calendars from Taylored Expressions.
I die cut the potted plant out of water color paper using Hanging Planter Dies from Sizzix.  I colored it with water color paints and when it was dry, I added Glossy Accents as well as 2 more layers of die cuts to make it more durable.  I added Vanilla flower sequins from Simon Says Stamp to the pot while the Glossy Accents was still wet.
I added a stamped panel on the back as well, just as a reminder to feel good about myself! And just in case it was in a spot where someone could see the back of it!
Just a quick photo review of how to fold this one piece die!
Fold on the score lines
Push the piece on the right down through the center
The little tab will click into the opening on that center piece.
Fold the left panel (above, under my thumn), over to the right covering all the openings and the corners snap into the upright piece (under my thumb below) on both sides.
Here's how it looks from the back -  cool right??!  
You don't need ANY adhesives to hold the die cut together!

 So please check out Eileen Hull's blog every Wednesday in January where the Inspiration Team will be posting creative and inspiring projects using both Eileen's Chapter 1 dies -Display Stand and Gift Box with Scalloped Edges!

Stamps:  Botanical Bounty Sentiments - PTI
Paper:  Little Sizzles White Matboard - Sizzix, Simply Chartreuse - PTI, Greenery Paper Pad - Joann.
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Display Stand Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Hanging Planter Die - Olivia Rose/Sizzix, 2020 Mini Tear Off Calendar - Taylored Expressions, water color paints, paint brush, water, Glossy Accents - Ranger, Vanilla Flower Sequins - Simon Says Stamp, Tombow Glue.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

We are Better Together- Eileen Hull's new Sizzix Display Stand Die

Today I'm sharing my 2nd project for Eileen Hull - using the 2nd of her new Chapter 1 Sizzix Dies - called Display Stand.   
I used it today to create a  photo frame with a little a display platform along the bottom 
(you can turn it upside down to design with as well - but I'll show that on my next project using this wonderful die!)
This project features my two sweet sister cats, Scout and Boo, as well as little plastic kitties that I got in a package of dogs and cats at the Dollar Store!  In the photo Scout is on the right and she's a little smaller than her sister, Boo, on the left.  

First I die cut the Display Stand out of matboard.  It's all one piece and looks like this.
I'm going to show you how it folds together - it can seem tricky at first, but once you do it - it's really easy!
So first you just fold it on the score lines
Then you push the top piece  on the right above, down through the opening in the middle.  Here I have just started pushing it through and when you push it further - that tab in the middle......
will slip right into the slot on that piece in the middle there
Then you fold over the piece under my thumb above on the left - and the slight tab pieces tuck right under the corners on right and left -  see the area under my thumb below. 
(hint:  this is the other way you can hold the Display Stand)
Here's how it looks from the back - such a clever design!
So - to make the frame piece on the front - I used one of the frame dies from Eileen's Journaling Cards: Flowers and Leaves die.  I cut a piece of watercolor paper 4"x5" and cut out the center with the wavy frame die.
I ran 1/8" Scortape along three sides of the frame - right on the outside edges - leaving the top open.  I adhered it to the top part of the Display Stand.
I cut the photo down to 4 3/8" x 3 3/4" and it slipped right into the frame - so I can switch it out for another photo at any time!
I cut a piece of patterned paper to adhere under the plastic kitties. I adhered the kitties with a hot glue gun to hold them on securely.  I stamped the sentiment from the Better Together stamp set from Altenew.  I glued on little flower sequins around the kitties as well as on the top left corner of the frame.
 This sweet photo Display Stand measures 5 1/4" x 4" with the stand piece coming out 1 1/2" in the front. The perfect size for display on a desk or shelf!
All of Eileen's Inspiration Team are creating this month using her two wonderful new dies - Display Stand and Gift Box - so be sure to check our Eileen's blog every Wednesday in January to see all the creative ideas for using these dies!

I'm also linking my project to:
Country View Challenge: January

Try it on Tuesday:
What a cutie - make someone smile

Die Cut Divas
New Things (a new die!)

Stamps:  Better Together - Altenew
Paper:  Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, watercolor paper - Canson, DP - Petite Places Patterned Paper Pad - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Display Stand Die,  Journaling Cards: Flowers and Leaves die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, photo, plastic cats - The Dollar Store, Mixed Flower Sequins - Simon Says Stamp, hot glue gun, 1/8" Scortape, Tombow Glue.