Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Succulent Garden and Curvy Keepsake Box for Tea & 3D Class

I had a blast coming up with a design for my latest Tea & 3D Class. It's amazing how authentic you can get cardstock succulents to look! And you can create a little succulent garden for next to nothing.

From the local Dollar Store, I was able to purchase the shallow drainage 'saucers' for some terra cotta flower pots for a couple of dollars for two. They were nice and shallow - just the right depth. Then I was able to get some florist foam and some moss for another couple of bucks each and they should be enough for the whole class. I cut the block of foam into 3/4" thick slabs and then traced around the bottom of the saucer and cut out the circle with a craft knife - it cuts like butter. I glued it to the bottom of the saucer then glued different coloured mosses onto the surface.

Then it was just a matter of using the Succulent Framelits Dies (which are retiring and on sale for 50% off right now) and cutting layers of different sized flowers from Old Olive, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and one from Sahara Sand. Each is curled slightly using the bone folder and glued together with some hot glue in the center. After assembling them, it's easy to sponge on some colour. The flowers are added to the display using straight pins hidden under the layers. These steps take time, but are very straight forward.

Our other project is a cute little baby shower favor box using the retiring Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Dies and the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder. The images on it are courtesy of another retiring stamp set and coordinating die set - Something for Baby and Baby's First Framelits Dies. The sentiment is from Made with Love which also coordinate with those framelits and is likewise retiring.

And just so you know, the Clearance Rack has been restocked and products are flying off the shelves! You might want to submit an order to take advantage of the great deals up to 60% off!  Your best bet is to submit an order Online, but if you're not worried about supplies running out, you can risk asking me to submit your order when I collect a few other orders to save on shipping costs. Here are some of the great values:

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