Friday, April 2, 2010

Blog-Cation Continues

Blog Cation
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Weeks 2, 3, and 4
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On with the Blog-Cation
Week 2 – Embellishment Bag – decided to keep it easy as I was so busy . What to include –
• 3 yards of ribbon – I have a yards of green plaid, 40” of green grosgrain, and 1 yard of green polka dot
• 40 green bling
• 5 green star eyelets, 10 green mini eyelets, 12 green mini brads
• Green skittles
• A few green primas and other paper flowers
Why am I putting all of this together now? It will actually save me time in the long run. I enjoy doing swaps so often, that I sometimes use things for swaps that I had intended for other projects. This way, I have the items in a baggie and at a minimum, I will have these items at assembly time in May.

Week 3 – create some deco squares

Deco squares are normally 3”x3”, layered twice and embellished at least once. For my deco squares, I again hit my scraps first! I found some pretty polka dot flocked paper along with some leftover green. I also found a shiny polka dot and some other plain green cardstock. Note: you can make yours all identical or all different – your choice.

1st – cut 3 pieces of plain cardstock 3”x3”
2nd – cut 3 pieces of pp 2.5” x 2.5”

Next – trim edges and ink, if desired. Then adhere tops to bottoms.

Then embellish. The first two are fairly straightforward – ribbon and stickles on one, stickles and a flower on the other. For the third – a paper clip and satin ribbon and then I raided my inchie swap stash! One of the best things about swaps is using them!!! Anyway the one of the inchies was created by Crop-a-holic and the other has D# as creator. I think they are from the old AMR board. I popped up one of the inchies. I know it isn’t 100% green, but I really like the way it is with the papers, plus, I know of a few pictures I would like it for.

Week 4 – Create a large Photo Mat (will hold a 4x6 photo)

I am checking my stash first – I need a base that will measure 5x7. I have a piece!

First – cut a 5x7 base
Next I usually cut a 4x6 mat to show where the photo goes.

Then decide how to embellish. I am making some edged photo corners – basic triangles. I have enough scraps left that I made two more photo corners (not swap size, just for this mat) that I will hang onto. I really like eyelets, so use some of those for embellishment.
Remember – your items are not required to be just like mine. Mine are more of a jump off point – have fun and create what is you!

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