Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hexagon Jewel Box

Here's a fun way to use my new Cloisonne Hexagon Stamp. The colors were inspired by seeing the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which is set in India

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Materials & Supplies:

Cardstock (your choice of color(s)
MSRS Cloisonné Hexagon
Gold embossing powder
Versamark inkpad
Dye inkpads (your choice of color(s)
Viva-Décor Pearl Pen (Gold)
Small hole punch or piercing tool
Liquid glue
Heat tool


Ink the colored cardstock directly from the pad onto to paper with a swirling pattern.  This gives the paper more character and contrast. (My color choice was influenced by seeing a movie yesterday set in India). Use the heat tool to dry the ink on the surface of the cardstock before stamping.

Stamp the Cloisonné Hexagon stamp onto the cardstock and emboss with gold embossing powder. You will need to stamp three Hexagons. One will become the lid and one will be the box.  The third one is for making the star decoration on the lid. If you have room on the cardstock, stamp extra Hexagons for cards.

Cut out two Hexagons and one star as shown. Use your scissors to cut six slits through the gutters between each section to the points of the inner Hexagon. Do this to both the top and bottom piece.

Crease and fold as shown to make the six-sided lid and the six-sided box.

NOTE: The location of the folds is important to make the lid fit on top of the box. Crease as show in the pictures with the black lines.  For the Lid (yellow Hexagon) crease on the bottom of each section. For the bottom box (Magenta Hexagon) crease on the inner Hexagon as shown.

To glue the sections together, put a small amount of liquid glue on the triangles (with the three hearts) and lay the adjacent section on top and hold until glued tight. Do this to all twelve triangles and their adjacent panels. Use scissors to trim away any small pieces as shown.

Pierce the center of the lid and the center of the star. Add a brad to the star and attach it to the lid allowing the star to rotate.

Decorate the outsides of the box with the gold Pearl Pen or other embellishments.


Hexagon Jewel Box materials and steps

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Hexagon Jewel Box steps

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Hexagon Jewel Box steps

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Honor and Praise

Today we give thanks to all our active duty service members and our retired veterans and to those who have given their all in the service of our country. We salute you!

Jewel Box

Here's a pretty little box you can make using my new Cloisonne Hexagon Stamp. I will post the tutorial tomorrow when the stamp is available in the catalog.
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Monday, May 21, 2012

ATC Swap

Sending out my ATCs for our swap at my Yahoo Group today. Can't wait to see what I get back! You can join the group by clicking the Yahoo group button on my home page.
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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Another background

As requested in my Midas Touch class at Debra's Cottage yesterday, here the background pattern we used on the black & turquoise card. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Card Making Challenge

The card making challenge this month at my Yahoo group is all about gray. Where I live in San Diego, May weather is traditionally gray and cloudy. The challenge will be for you to print out the panel below and use it any way you wish on a card. The colors are restricted to black, white and gray. You my also incorporate silver if you wish. The panel may be cut up or used as is. Three winners will be chosen at the end of the month and each will receive a swell prize. Have fun and good luck!

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April 2012 Card Challenge Winners!

Here are the three cards chosen for the April Birthday Girl challenge. All three got the seal of approval from Lily, the birthday girl herself. From top to bottom the winners are Lori Rife from Illinois USA, Judy McKay from BC Canada and Deborah Bertolin from North Carolina USA. Well done ladies! Each of you will receive my brand new Hexagon stamp as a prize.
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