Becky here again (you'll find I do most of the posts with Kim & Mom over my shoulder! LOL!!),
Here we are for another fun BLOG HOP with Creative Cuts & More!!
Hopefully you've followed the links & came to us via Lisa Sommerville's beautiful site! Amazing work huh?! If you didn't arrive here from Lisa's blog, you don't want to miss what our designers have in store for you! The CC&M June Blog Hop starts at http://die-cut-diva.blogspot.com/. (My sis, Kim has a great Revolutionary War album at the beginning of the hop & there are some more photos at the end of this post! You don't want to miss it!)
If for some reason one of the links is broken along the Hop do not worry, HOP back over to Die Cut Diva
This month's theme? Patriotic & Picnics!
What better time to get ready for all those summer BBQ's & the Fireworks on July 4th than to make up a little card & favor ensemble?!?!
I think we tend to forget that a lot of these cards & favors are not meant to be kept forever & tend to only use our scrapbook supplies for them - they don't HAVE to be acid-free all the time!
But for the invitation, I punched 2 different sized stars w/my Fiskars punches out of some flag-decorated paper plates! (I would have asked for some CC&M starsCC&M card to work with, but I had no idea what I was doing when I placed my order for the Hop!) Then I sanded them a tad & adhered them to a piece of white cardstock that I had already stamped with the Tim Holtz "sun rays" stamp. You'll also notice that the edges look burned? Well, they are! I blasted back to my 4th grade history class where we burned the edges of paper to make scrolls with a match! What fun!! Attached all that to a square in Bazzill Blue Canvas Textured Cardstock, added the dymo label & VIOLA! A great little invite ready to send out! (Inside is another "torched" piece of paper with all the party details!)
The card was fun, but this is what I am most excited to show you...
This "Dinner Bell" Favor was made from the CC&M Bell Box in the Galvanized Silver Metallic paper! Isn't it awesome! (I'm very proud of it!)
Here's what I did to get the rusty look...
1. I mixed 3 colors of embossing powder - Zing's black & chestnut with Stamp-n-Stuffs copper (not much copper) & tested the look on some scraps until I achieved a "rusty metal" color.
2. I stamped embossing fluid just on the edges & corners of each side of the bell as well as the top,
3. I sprinkled the powders on & heated it all up.
4. Once it was cool, I sanded away some of the embossed areas & went over all of them with Tea Dye Distress Ink, but wiped some of it off with a paper towel (the ink will only stick to the paper, not the powder, so that it sinks into any areas missed with the powders from the beginning).
5. I assembled the box by simply folding it all together & gluing along the on edge.
6. I punched some more stars out of the dinner plates, sanded & glued them on.
7. I used my Crop-a-dile to attach the large eyelets in the top & tie some red, cream & blue ribbon from my stash through the holes.
That's it! That's how I achieved my "rusty" Dinner Bell look for the favor box full of YUMMY red, white & blue Jelly Bellies!!
Hope you all enjoyed my post!
Now, you can either scroll on down to see some close ups of Kim's amazing Revolutionary War album, or KEEP HOPPIN' on over to Noelle's blog to see what she has up her sleeve this month!
Thanks for Hoppin' By!
Here are the close-ups of Kim's SUPER creative uses for all her CC&M Dies (You can find all the links on the Die Cut Diva Blog)!!!
BUCKLE & NAMEPLATE
HINGES ON TAB!
STAR SHOOTING GUN!
HINGES AS A BANNER!
MY FAV- HINGES AS A FLAG POLE!
COOL ACETATE STAR!
MY ADORABLE NEPHEW IN
AN ANTIQUE FRAME!
THOSE GREAT FILMSTRIPS!
A CARD ON A SCRAP-
(Altered with Glimmer Mist)
ANOTHER NAME PLATE
(also Glimmer Misted!)
THE SCHOOL HOUSE!
Hope you enjoyed our projects! Please feel free to ask any questions about what or how we did something!
For next month's CC&M Hop we'll be thinking cool thoughts with CHRISTMAS IN JULY!
(We'll have a giveaway on next month too!)
But I hope we'll see you before then!