Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tried and True projects

Here are 2 projects I tried for the first time, after seeing it a gazillion times made by other stampers. I have to say they were easy, very novice-friendly, and only used very few materials (meaning you don't need to have 4 stamp sets, a dozen inks, and more tools than your husband keeps in the garage).

The tote to the right is based on the tote bags featured in On Stage, a SU! publication, from eons ago. There are other versions too I've found online, and I made this one after watching a video tutorial ona fellow stamper's blog. The tote is rather sturdy due to the use of Double Sided Designer Series Paper. It holds 5.5"x4.25" cards and envelopes. Handy isn't it? You can decorate it as much as you want or as little as you want.

One 12"x12" DSP to make the "tote bag," strips of cardstock and ribbon for the handles, and then embellish with various pieces of stamped images or cardstock and brads.

This nifty little box is an Explosion box, aptly named after the way it opens up. The message inside is optional, but it's a nice surprise once the contents of the box are emptied out.

One 7.5" square cardstock for the bottom, One 4.5" square DSP for the lid, and a few other pieces of cardstock or stamped images to embellish.
2 things you need to make good 3-D projects (non-card projects) are: Paper cutter w/ scoring, and Sticky strip adhesive. You can still make do without, but for the best quality, these tools are a must.

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