Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Handmade Jewelry by Debbie O'Hara

A shout-out to my friend Debbie O'Hara who is setting up her new jewelry website called Customs Outside the Box! Debbie makes custom jewelry and they are fabulous. She has a couple of designs on her website now, however, the website is a work in progress. Please check Debbie's website often for more designs. Website address is: https://customsoutsidethebox.com

Monday, November 21, 2011

Gift Box #2

This bigger box was made with the Sizzix Eclips cartridge Albums, Bags and Boxes 2. It is Box with Lid on page 48-49. It is cut at 11.69 inches and can hold A2 size cards (you will probably need to trim a little bit of the card's bottom to fit). Embellishments used are as follows: American Crafts ribbon, DCWV cardstock (Tradewinds Paper Stack), Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot, Black cardstock (Reflections brand from Michael's), Stampin' Up butterfly 3D punch, Stickles in Gold. I just loved how vintage this box came out and what a great way to give a gift to someone. The beauty of making boxes with this machine (or any other electronic cutter) vs. die cutting templates is that you can re-size your project depending on your needs. You are not stuck with only one size. There are also individual embellishments you can cut out for the sides. The square embellishment on top of the box is one of these. I hope you enjoy these projects as much as I enjoyed making them. This will be a short week for me on my blog, so I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Come Black Friday I will be at my favorite shop Scrapbooking Made Simple...can't wait to buy more of what I already have!

Gift boxes made on my Eclips

I really had a great time playing for the first time on my  Sizzix Eclips. It was the easiest electronic cutter I've ever used. I also own a Cricut Expression, E2 and Gypsy, but I think the Eclips is the one I will go to first and foremost. To make these boxes, all I did was put in the cartridge, press a few buttons and done. It cut like butter and I could not believe the scoring it made on the cardstock. They were so easy to assemble and no perforated little lines to follow (which I find very unprofessional). The first box (smallest of the two) was made with the cartridge Albums, Bags & Boxes (pg 90-91). I cut it at 11.25 inches and came out to be about the same size as the new Spellbinders Square Bracket Edge Box. I embellished the box with American Craft Ribbon only. I thought it came out adorable.