My Sheri Crafts #138

Christmas in July


There's a new challenge over at My Sheri Crafts... Christmas in July (with lots of layers).  That's right!  Design Team Sister, Sue, has asked us to create a Christmas project that includes lots and lots of layers. 



I couldn't really decide on what project to work on but eventually ended up making two things.  Here they are... a wreath and a tree!

For the wreath, I decided to recycle an old book that had missing pages.  I've always admired wreaths made up of newspapers, book pages, music sheets... paper in general.  I found quite a bit of images online of these type of wreaths and decided to make my own for the first time.  What do you think?

The only problem (which I didn't notice until the project was completed) is that each of those cones were rolled up the same way... showing the Author's name at the top.  So, I hope I can find someone who likes Pierce Anthony to give this wreath to

 

For the tree project, I decided to make multiple layers from using a Fiskar border punch, then folding at each scallop.  It turned out fatter than I had imagined so I stopped at the 9th layer and added a "stem" or base made from a finished roll of glue dots then covered with a coordinating paper from the tree


Here is a view from the top




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My Sheri Crafts #137

FOOD, FOOD, and more FOOD


My turn to choose a theme for a challenge over at My Sheri Crafts... and I chose FOOD !


I have been seeing a lot of cards made from Spellbinder die cut pieces as the base so I wanted to give it a go.  I took a die cut that would fit an A2 envelop and ended up making it an easel card


For my food choice... naturally, I went with cupcakes.  I sooo LOVE cupcakes!  I chose a cupcake cut from one of my original Cricut cartridges... Home Decor.  The coordinating papers are from Basic Gray.  The icing part of the cupcake is embossed with Darice then I used glitter over the embossed section.  I used flowers from my stash and the leaves are from one of Martha Stewart border punches.  The sentiment is a stamp and heat embossed.  Now that I look at it... I don't think it was the best sentiment to use.  I'll probably change it to "You're Sweet" or something along those lines.  Oh well!

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My Sheri Crafts #136



There's a new challenge over at My Sheri Crafts.  Design Team Sister, Sheri, had asked us to make any project that used at least 2 stars


Since I've been making shaped cards lately, I decided to make this project a shaped card as well



The star shape base and all the lettering are made from using SCAL.  Patterned paper is from DCWV.  The 3 miniature stars are brads and the notes are buttons.  The "BEST" is covered with glitter to make it pop 




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My Sheri Crafts #135



Here's an interesting challenge over at My Sheri Crafts.  Design Team Sister, Sue, came out with the  chart below.  Our task was to make any project that used any 3 elements from the chart as long as they formed a straight line


 
I had quite a difficult time figuring out which row of elements to use... so I ended up using all the elements except a button and an image.


The tag shape is from Cricut cartridge: Picturesque.  Patterned paper is from DCWV and I embossed it with a Darice embossing folder.  The sentiment is a stamp and heat embossed.  The frame for the stamp is a Spellbinder die cut.  The flourish and leaves are Sizzix die cuts.  I used all sorts of different flowers from my stash.  Embellished with pearls all over the place.  The paper piercing is the eyelet on top of the tag.


Seven out of nine elements is not bad is it?

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My Sheri Crafts #134



The newest challenge over at My Sheri Crafts is to create "anything masculine."  Design Team Sister, Sandy, had picked out this theme in preparation for Father's Day... I think.  LOL!  Anyway, I didn't think of how close that holiday was when I created my project.
 
I decided to make a shaped card out of my favorite creature from the fantasy world... a dragon.  The dragon came from a silhouette image of a tattoo.  The background image is a shuriken.  I found both images on-line then I used SCAL to cut them.



The shuriken is made from a metallic silver paper, then embossed.  The dragon's black body is covered with black glitter and it's eyes are covered with liquid pearl.  The inside of the card is made from welding two shuriken images.  I made the card blank because I have no idea what to use it for just yet.  I probably will end up using it as a birthday card someday.


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