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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Easter Egg Tutorial

I love making boxes and adding gorgeous patterned paper, embellishments and handmade flowers.  I add jewelry, chocolates and other gifts inside each box.  I couldn't find a tutorial on how to make an Easter Egg box so I made one for you and tried to simplify the steps plus add as many pictures for examples and help explain the written instructions.  
I have two Easter Egg boxes.  The top Easter Egg measures 7" high and the egg below measures 6" in height.  
Wild Rose Studio Easter Bunny and Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose flower handmade with foamiran

Supplies for Basic Egg Shaped Box:
Heavy white cardstock around 110 lbs weight cardstock for the box frame. Tape, Hot glue gun and glue, Egg Template shown on Instruction, egg shape die sets or trace another, egg box

Optional After Frame is Made for Decorating Egg Shaped Box:  
Ribbon
Instructions:  
I found many egg templates free on the web to copy.  If you want to use my template, copy this template by using your right mouse button and select copy.  Go to your photo editing or Microsoft Word and select Paste.  I used the height as 7" for the first Easter Egg and 6" for the height for the Easter Egg with the bunny.  You will cut out two cardstocks shaped as eggs using heavy weight cardstock.  
Also, you can trace another Easter egg box that you saved from last year and cut it out.  There are a couple die companies that make egg shaped die sets for cutting out with cardstock but I found these die sets too small for my boxes.

Top of Easter Egg Box:  I found it difficult to try to glue the 1" wide strips around the edge of the egg.  Therefore, I used strips of tape behind one egg before adding the strip.  Don't worry about the tape buckling since it will be covered up with patterned paper in the final steps.

 I cut out two strips of the heavy weight cardstock measuring 1" x 11 and will cut off any excess after going around the egg. I used my fingers to bend the 1" wide strips before placing the strip around the outside edge of the egg.
I start with placing the end of the strip on the outside edge of the egg and then attach the tape to the strip about every 2 inches as I go around the egg with the strip (see photo below).  Don't worry about the tape buckling since it will be covered up again with another piece of cardstock that will go around the edge again.
After running out of first strip to finish going around the egg , I attach the second strip with additional tape to the end of the first strip and continue going around the egg.  I cut off any excess strip tand use tape to attach it to the end of the other strip.  Use a hot glue gun and apply the hot glue along the strip on the inside of the egg.
Bottom of the Easter Egg Box:   You can draw a line about 1/4" around the egg to use as a guideline to glue the strips on the bottom.  More complicated, I used the same template in Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop and sized the egg 1/4" smaller.  I cut it out and centered it the egg  that will face the bottom of the box.   I traced around this smaller egg.  I will follow this line and glue the strip to the egg. 
 Cut out two strips measuring 3/4" wide and 11" long.  I aligned the strip along the black line on the inside of the bottom egg and applied hot glue (optional or regular fast grab adhesive glue).  I ended up cutting some of the second strip off that wasn't needed after going around the egg.
Images of inside of the bottom and top.  

Top of Box:  Adding the patterned paper and embellishments
Before adding the strip around the edge, trace the egg behind the patterned paper and cut it out.  In the past, I used a template to trace on the patterned paper and after cutting it out, the patterned paper egg  was small enough that it didn't fit. 
First, cut out two strips of patterned or plain cardstock measuring 1" x 11".  I used a hot glue gun but if you have glue that will adhere the cardstock to the tape, I would use that instead of a hot glue because the hot glue dries too quickly.   When using the hot glue gun, just apply about 1" inch of glue at a time and then stick the strip to it 

Second:  Optional, I used a ribbon around the top of the box before gluing my patterned paper with a hot glue gun.
The patterned paper from the Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood and cut out the Dogwood tree from the same paper collection.
I stamped the crosses and sentiment using the Heartfelt Creations Dogwood Chapel stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with PanPastels and Copic markers.  I cut out 10 Dogwood flowers from the Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood flowers set with foamiran foam.  I put each flower on an iron for five seconds and shaped each petal with a flower shaping tool.   I used a light green PanPastel powder on the tips of each petal and glued the stamens in the center of each flower that were cut out from the Dogwood Flowering die set with light green cardstock.  I stamped and die cut  the bird using the Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood and Dove stamp and die set and adhere it to the paper.  I used light green cardstock for the Dogwood leaves that were cut out from the same die set.  I used a flower shaping tool on the leaves and colored each leaf with PanPastels before gluing the leaves behind the flowers.   

 So I hope I have inspired you to make an Easter Egg Box.  You can purchase these dies and supplies from The Rubber Buggy on-line store.
Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Nancy Hill
The Rubber Buggy Design Team

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Valentine Box Two Wild Rose Studio

I love making holiday boxes for my grandchildren such as this Valentine Heart box that will be filled with handmade chocolates.  After doing several of these boxes, I could almost do them in my sleep.


I have a step-by-step tutorial on by blog on how to make the basic heart box by clicking HERE.  You could use any medium-sized heart die with scallops or no scallops for this project.  I used the Wild Rose Studio Bella with Teddy stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Ultra Soft PanPastel.  I like using PanPastels to color images as well as tint my foamiran flowers since I can erase my mistakes or lighten my colors with an eraser on the paper or rub the colors lighter on the foam.
The side of the heart has the Heartfelt Creations Classic Petunia paper  along with the border in the Heartfelt Creations Fleur Borders and Pockets set.  I used spray adhesive glue to the border to adhere to the side and added 3mm flat-back pearls to the side and top of the heart box.  
I added a bow and rhinestone heart slider bucket to the box.  I found some rhinestone hearts in my ole stashed and glued the two hearts on the box.  
Heartfelt Creations Classic Petunia Paper

So I hope I have inspired you to make a Valentine's Heart with the adorable Wild Rose Studio stamps such as the Bella with Teddy bear.  You can purchase these dies and most of the supplies from The Rubber Buggy on-line store.

Enter in the following Challenge:
  • Allsorts  W,3E  - #454 - Love Is In The Air

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Nancy Hill
The Rubber Buggy Design Team

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Wild Rose Studio Ballerina

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and taking time out for crafting.  Hi, Nancy Hill, for the Rubber Buggy Design Team and excited to share a card that I made with the adorable Wild Rose Studio Bunny Ballerina stamp and gorgeous Lemon Craft Violet Silence paper collection.

I cut out the flowers from the Lemon Craft Violet Silence Vintage 017 and used a flower molding tool on the back of each flower to give them a 3D effect.  I glued in the center of most flowers the  

US Artquest Mini Prills - You Had Me At Yellow Prills .  

Wild Rose Studio-Bunny Ballerina

I used the Misti Stamp tool with Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the bunny.  I colored the bunny with Elizabeth Craft Flower Pan Pastel ink and frames it with a Cheery Lynn die.  I applied the NUVO Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen to the butterfly, around the star and to the bunny's dress and bow.  I stamped "My Wish For You" using the Heartfelt Creations  Wishes stamp set.  
Lemon Craft Violet Silence 12 x 12 paper
Lemon Craft Violet Silence Vintage Time 017
Lemon Craft Violet Silence Vintage Time 016
NUVO Shimmer Glitter Gloss
I hope I have inspired you to make your next projects using the coordinating Lemon Craft Violet Silence papers and the adorable Wild Rose Studio Bunny Ballerina stamp.  

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Nancy Hill
The Rubber Buggy Design Team

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Lord's Unfailing Love

Welcome and I am so excited to share some new products that arrived at The Rubber Buggy on-line store.  Better hurry to get your Lemon Craft Violet Silence paper since it will sell quickly.  
Lemon Craft Violet Silence 12 x 12 paper
Lemon Craft Violet Silence Vintage Time 017
Lemon Craft Violet Silence Vintage Time 016
NUVO Shimmer Glitter Gloss
Heartfelt Creations Courage and Strength Stamp Set
Scor-Tape 1/2" wide
Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily Die Set
Venise Lace
This card measures 5" x 7".  I used a distress tool to distress the edges of the paper.  I folded one corner of the paper and adhered a pearl brad and added pearl embellishments below the flowers.  I cut out the butterfly from the Lemon Craft Violet Silence Vintage Time 016 with all of the butterflies and adhered it to the card.  I added additional purple flower stamens behind the two lily flowers.  I used Scor-Tape to adhere the lace to the card.  I stamped half of the sentiment on one stamp in the set of Heartfelt Creations Courage and Strength Stamp set.  I plan on stamping the other half of this stamp to the inside of the card.  

I cut out the foamiran foam with the Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily die set.  There are tutorials on how to mold flowers made with foamiran foam.  I studies a few on-line foamiran flower tutorials before cutting out these flowers.  I used Elizabeth Craft Pan Pastels to color the flowers and stamen.  I used a black Copic maker to make the dots on the inside of each flower.  

I hope I have inspired you to make your next projects using the coordinating Lemon Craft Violet Silence papers as well as the Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily die set.  You can purchase these dies and most of the supplies from The Rubber Buggy on-line store.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!


Nancy Hill
The Rubber Buggy Design Team


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Valentine's Box with Foamiran Flowers

Welcome and I would love to share with you my latest love and that is making foamiran flowers.   Foamiran is special kind of foam dedicated to flower making.  I make a lot of foam flowers and it's much quicker with dies. 



To make these flowers, you will need  foam, iron, flower centers or anything you wish to stick in the middle, scissors and hot glue.  These are the basic. I use a lot of white foam as it's very easy to color it .  I use a ball tool to help with shaping my flowers on a foam mat.  


Previously, I created a tutorial on how to make the main frame for the easel card with a drawer.  To view my tutorial,  please click HERE 

My foamiran ( foam ) flowers  are crafted with Heartfelt Creations flower die sets and colored with Pan Pastels.  I would encourage you to check out a variety of tutorials by Heartfelt Creations and a few other companies that have posted their ways to make foamiran flowers out of their supplies.  In the near future, I will post how I made these foamiran flowers. 
Supplies:
Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose die setHeartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily die Set, Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms die set, Heartfelt Creations Botanic Orchid PaperHeartfelt Creations Classic Wedding Paper, Heartfelt Creations Decorative Medallion die, Heartfelt Creations Classic Wedding Wishes Stamps, Susan's Garden Flower Pan Pastels, Hot Glue, Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam, Resin Angel, String Pearls and Miniature Pearl Hearts, Bazzill Pink, Green and White PaperMay Arts 1.5 Wide White Ribbon,  Rhinestone Heart, Aleene Tacky Fast Grab Spray Adhesive glue.


The box measures 6" x 6 1/4".  I won't go into detail on the steps to make the easel and box since it is in my Easel Box With Drawer tutorial.  

You will need the measurements of the paper to make this exact project.   Starting on top in the first layer, white cardstock 6 1/4" x 6 1/4",pink cardstock 6" x 6", green cardstock 5 3/4" x 5 3/4", Heartfelt Creations Botanical Orchid pattern paper 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  After adhering these layers, use hot glue to adhere the foamiran flowers and resin angel.  

Inside of card:  Pink cardstock 6 1/4" x 6 1/4".  In the Heartfelt Creations Classic Wedding paper, I cut out the pinkish orange frame around this label in this paper pad and stamped the sentiment with orchid color ink. I applied 3D foam on the top of this label and glue on the bottom of the label before sticking it to the pink cardstock.  I cut one Heartfelt Creations Decorative Medallion die and then cut it in half.  I used spray adhesive on the back on each half and adhered it as shown below.  
I made my bow and used hot glue to adhere the heart and bow to the front of the drawer. 



So I hope I have inspired you  and maybe foamiran flowers are something you would like to try with the Heartfelt Creations flower dies.  You can purchase these dies and most of the supplies from The Rubber Buggy on-line store.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Nancy Hill
The Rubber Buggy Design Team



Saturday, January 6, 2018

Wild Rose Studio Mummy Fox and baby


Nancy Hill for The Rubber Buggy Design Team here to share a card I made using a adorable Wild Rose Studio Mummy Fox and Baby clear stamp purchased from The Rubber Buggy on-line store.   I thought this image would make a lovely birthday card! 

Wild Rose Studio Mummy Fox and Baby

The paper, frame and flowers are from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower paper, Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval die,  Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisy die  and Heartfelt Creations Arianne flower die and stamp set.  Venise Lace was added behind the frame.  I used 1" Scor Pal Scor-Tape to adhere it to the card.  

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with Colorfin Pan Pastels and cut it out with the oval die in the Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval die set.  It was framed it with the decorative die in this set and Scrapbook Adhesive 3D foam to adhere it to the card.

The flowers were colored with yellow Colorfin Pan Pastel and the center of the daisy, US Artquest Mini  Heart-Gold Prills were added.  



I can't wait to see the possibilities that you will create making using the beautiful Wild Rose Studio Mummy Fox and Baby stamp on your cards or projects.  You can purchase these dies and supplies from The Rubber Buggy on-line store.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Nancy Hill
The Rubber Buggy Design Team






Monday, January 1, 2018

Birthday Card for My Daughter

Welcome back and Nancy Hill, Design Team for The Rubber Buggy, excited to share a birthday card made with the adorable Wild Rose Studio Bunny and Butterfly stamp with the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose stamp and die set and Heartfelt Creations Wishes stamp from The Rubber Buggy on-line store.


Wild Rose Studio Bunny and Butterfly Stamp
I colored the elephant with Pan Pastels colors and the flowers with Pan Pastels and Copic Markers.  The Heartfelt Creations rose was made using white foamarian foam and colored with pink and lavender Pan Pastels colors. 

The pink patterned paper is from the Heartfelt Creations Botanic Orchid paper and the lavender and pink solid colors are the Bazzill cardstock.  The die is from Cheery Lynn Designs.

I can't wait to see the possibilities that you will create making using the beautiful Wild Rose Studio Bunny with Butterfly stamp on your cards or projects.  You can purchase these dies and supplies from The Rubber Buggy on-line store.

Entering in the following Challenges
Dies R Us #88 - Anything Goes
Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Nancy Hill
The Rubber Buggy Design Team


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Little Bear with Poinsettias

Welcome and a day before Christmas eve.  The Rubber Buggy, Design Team and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas. 

I created a Christmas card with this adorable bear from the Wild Rose Studio Teddy With Flowers.  I just love this little bear and will use this stamp for several occasions and holidays besides Christmas.  I colored the bear with a variety of brown colored chalk and used a red Copic marker for the shirt. 
Wild Rose Studio Craft Teddy With Flowers

 I added poinsettias using the Heartfelt Creations Celebrate The Season Ornate Sleigh and Present die set.  I cut out 6 poinsettias using red cardstock and glued two for each flower.  I added five holly leaves that are also in this die set.   I added with glue the US Artquest Mini Prills - You Had Me at Yellow to the center of each poinsettia flower.  Behind the bear is the Heartfelt Creation Decorative Oval die cut out with white shimmer cardstock. 

Heartfelt Creations Celebrate The Season Ornate Sleigh and Present Die Set
I cut out the Poppy Stamp Merry Christmas banner with gold glitter cardstock and used spray adhesive to adhere to card.  I used Scor-Pal 1/2" self adhesive tape behind the bow to adhere to the card.  I love the Scor-Pal tape since I can remove the ribbon a few times for better arrangement and the tape remains sticky.  The Scor-Pal tape comes in a variety of sizes and I use all of the sizes for adhering the ribbons and bows and always for projects like my easel cards with the drawer.

I can't wait to see the possibilities that you will create making using the beautiful Wild Rose Studio Teddy Bear stamp on your cards or projects.  You can purchase these dies and supplies from The Rubber Buggy on-line store.
Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Nancy Hill
The Rubber Buggy Design Team