03 December 2017

White Christmas Shadow Box

This shadow box is now my favorite Christmas decor item!  I stumbled across a tutorial and just knew I needed it in my home.
I did a few things differently, which I will explain below.

I used a IKEA Ribba shadow box frame because I wanted to keep the glass as protection.
I also used Pearl heavy card stock from Hobby Lobby for all parts.
I used one string of clear wire fairy lights.
I used my cold temperature glue gun to mount lights and wooden plugs.
I used my Silhouette to cut out the words "JOY".

Once I removed the frame backing I drilled a very small hole to feed in fairy lights.

Glued down along the light strip.  Since it is wire, it holds it's shape pretty well.  So not necessary to go crazy with the glue gun.

Glued down 1/2" wooden plugs.  (Ended up removing upper left 2 plugs because they showed through the card stock too much for my liking once I turned on the lights.)

Once I cut everything out, I played around with placement and took a photo for reference later on as I adhered it all in place.  My design ended up changing slightly. I also made it little bit larger than I would need so I could have wiggle room in my placement.

If you are using the shadow box frame you have to take into account the interior frame and make your winter wonderland scene just inside that measurement.  You can not use the entire frame backing as your guide (the part where I glued down the lights).  The removable interior frame is what keeps the glass front in place and gives it the showdown box effect for your 3D object.
Just remove the frame insert and use the interior of the square for your measurements for your scene, so it will fit perfectly once all put back together again.
Here you can just see see the frame backing peeking around the edges of my scene.
I wanted the glass to protect my scene so if you are using a tray like in the original tutorial don't worry about this part.

My base layer of card stock ended up being 8-9/16th square.  I do have a seam but is hidden with trees and rolling hills.  
The reason for the seam is due to my Big Shot only being about 6 inches wide and I had to punch in the night sky across the whole top portion of the paper.

 The pearl card stock is so pretty and shimmery.

Also used a LOT of foam tape and foam dimensions for each layer.

Another scene ready to mount inside of a box frame:

Here is the original tutorial.

Here is link for tree dies.

The night sky with 4 deer can be purchased from a few vendors.  Called "Winter Wonderland Thinlits set".

10 November 2017

Diagonal Flip Lid Box

Perfect mini sized box!  1.5 inches all around.  Perfectly holds one Ferrero Rocher or other small treat.  I love the diagonal cut opening when you flip it open.  

Great tutorial found here.

31 October 2017

Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Holder

One of my favorite "fancy" chocolates to indulge on! Individual holders whip up nice and easy.

Will do again for Thanksgiving dinner place settings as well.

Happy Halloween!

24 July 2017

Mountain Wall Art

Loving this new addition I just finished today!
Ended up being 4' x 2'.  

Cactus Embroidery

Trying my hand at the new modern embroidery options out there.

Tried this design idea from LSMembroidery

Whale Paper Quill

Saw a version of this out on the web, so wanted to try one for my house.

12 July 2017

Mini Embroidery Mermaid Tail Necklace

Wanted to try my hand at making a mini!  Some great ideas out there.

My little mermaid will love this one I thought up. 

I sketched a mermaid tail with pencil onto my fabric.  Ensuring it would fit inside the 1.5" mini hoop.  Then placed drawing in a hoop.  I used 3 threads but a combo of colors to get some variety within the mermaid tail.

I found these small hoops at Hobby Lobby.  (They do not come with backs)
Easy search online and you can buy them on Etsy from sellers in Australia or U.S.

I bought a small bag of wooden discs from H.L. and hot glued the back onto the back of the mini hoop to hide my stitches and to finish it off more.

I used this video as a guide.  

Added a chain and if you to need to, a jump ring.
Wondering what else I can miniaturize!
Great way to also highlight a pretty piece of fabric.
Easily converted in a broach as well.

26 June 2017

Wedding Card Box

Great use of the IKEA Socker Greenhouse.  Made into a card holder for the wedding reception.

Used matte white vinyl for the words.  Just lift up either greenhouse flap/door and drop in your card.  Put rose petals in the bottom for added interest.  Would look great with names and date of wedding also.  (Which I added after photos)

Would be pretty with a battery pack of fairy lights under the rose petals!