Wednesday, September 11, 2013

write it on the board (SSS, Paper Crafts, Neat and Tangled)

Between rabbit h-e-double-toothpicks and puppy heaven it's been awhile since I've seen my craft room. Actually just came here to check out the deadline for that ombre beauty over at Moxie Fab (actually had an idea circling in my head) and again I've way missed the deadline.  Where did the last two weeks go?!?!?  But I've something to share that's  pretty hot right now.  Chalkboard, anyone?

The idea for this was born in the annual pumpkin carving parties we've had.  Started them before Halloween hit Germany in order for my kids to get a taste of it.  Well, loads of pics are taken and I thought a photo CD could be a nice gift for friends.  So how about a photo CD holder?

I know there are tutorials out there for CD holders, and string closures, and  pocket books.  Well this kinda combines 'em all.

I cut the top edge off of a CD envelope and stamped with polka dots.  Used envelope as a guide to cut “wrap” from black CS and scored. 

Punched holes in wrap where closures would go.  Punched two circles each of CS and PP for closure, glued together to strengthen and punched hole in middle.  Inked edges.   Cut 12” piece of crochet thread and laid it in a circle on tape around the hole in flap.  Inserted eyelets (catching crochet thread secured at top hole) and set. Tied knot in other end of crochet thread.

Lay wrap flat and stamped subway art design with white ink.  Stamped design again with Versamark and heat embossed white.  TIP:  When doing subway art,  lay all stamps out (various companies/thicknesses) to get design, then carefully place large acrylic block over them and pick up all stamps of same thickness on block and stamp at one time.  Stamped design first with white ink and then slightly offset when heat embossing to achieve smudgy effect. When cooled, smeared white ink using finger. 

Added doodles with white pencil.  Stamped and heat embossed “To/from” on reverse.  Die cut label and stamped/embossed sentiment; adhered with washi. For CD envelope:  I cut a strip of PP 2 1/2 x 5” and scored in the middle.  Sandwiched bottom edge of CD envelope in folded PP strip,  adhering front of envelope to back of PP and back of PP to inside of wrap.

Yeah, it's a wrap!  (pun intended).  Here's the chalkboard effect for a closer look. 

I'm goin' places with this one.

Simon Says Stamp - Emboss it
Paper Crafts September Gallery Challenge - Chalkboard
Neat and Tangled -  #20 Back to the Blackboard

Thanks for looking.

Supplies for photo CD holder:
Paper: black paper Bringmann, PP American Crafts, MME
Stamps: (dots BG) Kars, (Vintage Camera) Maya Road, (Haunted) Cosmo Cricket, (Midnight Feast ) WMS, (Scary Night) Inkadinkado
Ink :  Versamark, Adirondack pigment, white pencil
Tools: die Spellbinders
Other:  embossing powder, crochet thread, eyelets, washi


June Houck said...

You rocked the chalkboard technique, Maria! Despite your crazy schedule, I am super happy that you could play along with us at Little Tangles :)

~amy~ said...

Sheesh, how fun is this?! Excellent work!!!

Thanks for playing with us at Little Tangles!!!

Geri said...

This is such a nice idea...especially for family that can't be around on some of even the smaller occasions. I'll have to remember it! Love it!!!

Happy Dance said...

Very, very cool. You have done chalkboard exactly like it should be done. Love this, and the idea of a CD case! Bev

shirley-bee said...

Love the subway art with the added pencil marks!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great project! I love the little pouch and your chalkboard technique is wonderful!

Darnell said...

You really went to a lot of work sharing this, Maria, thank you! You are VERY accomplished with that chalkboard technique!! On the animal front, it sounds like a sort of balance exists between the hell on the one hand and the heaven on the other? I hope soon the heaven part will far outweigh the hell part!! I also hope we soon get new photos of both!! Hugs, Darnell

Kim S said...

Such a fun mix of sentiments and images...I also love the pops of orange!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love the mix of stamps as well Maria!
Greetings from the Midwest~

Karen Letchworth said...

Very cute and creative, and really a great idea. I'm SO glad I found your sweet blog. Your cards are just DARLING! I'd like to invite you to stop by and play along in our weekly challenges at Word Art Wednesday. Our challenges are ALWAYS Anything Goes (family friendly) and you can enter up to 5 times each week for the chance to win amazing prizes (we have such AWESOME sponsors). I'd absolutely LOVE having you share your sweet cards and projects with us, and I really hope to see you soon. Please stop by and check us out!
Karen Letchworth, Blog Owner
Word Art Wednesday

Laurel Beard said...

OH OH OH! Fantastic! My goodness!

Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

XO XO ~ Laurel

Unknown said...

So fabulous! You master every technique you try...a true artiste! love this :)

Ren-Yi said...

What a fabulous gift. love the chalkboard effect and the awesome sentiments. Thanks for playing along with us at Little Tangles.

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