Friday, April 13, 2012

More Craft Fair Stuff

I was a busy bee yesterday, preparing for the craft fair tomorrow.  I wanted to share a couple of things I made for display and door prize purposes.  I just took delivery of my Petite Purse die, from the Summer Smooches collection, and I had so much fun playing with it yesterday.  I will use these for displaying the 3D capabilities of the Big Shot.

I got the idea of the backpack from Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty.  I think it's a great way to add a masculine touch to the container!  The directions are on the link.  I just changed the colours to Soft Suede and Always Artichoke, with splashes of Real Red. 

For the other two purses, I used DSP, but found that you don't want too much pressure on them as they go through the Big Shot, because the scored lines have a tendency to cut through.  I had a shim, but really should have taken it out.  I love the look of the Pretty in Pink Satin Pleated ribbon on the middle purse, and I echoed the butterfly on the Everyday Enchantment brad using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

The second thing that I wanted to share was a card holder that I'm giving away as one of the fair's  door prizes, to hold three hand-crafted cards and a gift certificate.  I got the direction for this right from the Stampin' Up website. 


This holder made use of the new Adorning Accents Edgelits.  Don't they make an elegant finish on the flap?  I used Soft Suede with accents of Daffodil Delight.  The scoring was done using another so helpful and versatile resource- the Simply Scored tool!  I have to say that I haven't regretted buying the Big Shot and the Simply Scored tool for a moment - I have used them so much.

The stamped image on the front is from the Creative Elements stamp set, which I am constantly going to for the kind of images I like to use.  I inked it up using a Soft Suede and a Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write marker.  I closed the flap using some Velcro I had in my sewing kit, but had a hard time finding the adhesive that would be stronger than the cling of the Velcro, so one side or the other wouldn't pull away from the cardstock.  I ended up using Glue Dots, but trimming some of the little hooks on the Velcro, so they wouldn't cling as tightly.

Here's one last view:

Must get going now, but be sure to come visit me at Our Lady of Lourdes school tomorrow for the Spring Fling Craft Fair from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Maybe you'll win my door prize!  Hoping to see you there.

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