Saturday, April 28, 2018

Halee's Box

It is the time of year that both sides of our family have birthdays. The Rubber Buggy on-line store has your Stamperia collection of paper pads that contain ten sheets of 12x12 sheets of double sided paper, each with a different designs.  

I love how I can personalize my projects with this gorgeous Stamperia Alphabet Flower papers in this pad that captures the beauty and tranquility of shabby chic or vintage handmade cards, mini albums, journals, and scrapbook pages along with unaltered projects like covering my wooden box that will be filled with  chocolates, card and a gift certificate.  This Stamperia Alphabet Flower paper pad has gorgeous tags, bookmarker, note pads and alphabet squares in this paper pad.  
Stamperia Alphabet Flower
This gorgeous paper with the bookmarkers and note pads are in the Stamperia Alphabet Flower paper pad.  Look at all of the variety of flowers and nature on this paper.

Venise Lace - 1.75 wide White
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Door Pull
The Rubber Buggy carries a variety of Venise Lace.  I used the white Venise Lace.  The Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Door Pull handle was painted in areas with white gesso from The Rubber Buggy to give it more of a style of vintage and Shabby Chic.  I used a hot glue gun to adhere the lace and handle on the box.

Below photos, I used pink and white foam sheets along with Heartfelt Creations Large Peony and Heartfelt Creations flowers dies and not any stamps to make these handmade flowers.  I lightly added Prima Marketing Prima Soft Oil Pastel crayon magenta along the edges of some of the petals before shaping these petals.  Some people use a sponge for a dried up diaper sheet to apply the soft oil pastels on each petal but that didn't work for me.  I just like applying it lightly around the petals with the Prima Soft Oil Pastel crayons. Don't worry if you get a line or more since the colors will be smooth when you start putting each petal on an iron on medium for about ten seconds and then start shaping the petals. 

Heartfelt Creations Large Sweet Peony Die Set
Heartfelt Creations Berry Blossom Die Set
Prima Marketing Soft Oil Pastels
LeCrea Flower Foam

Heartfelt Creations Bridal Bouquet Small Stamen
Note:  Also, I don't use a stamp but just the die for my petals.  The Rubber Buggy sells each of these items to make foam flowers along with the Heartfelt Creations Bridal small stamen.  Rather than buying stamens in different colors, I like using Copic Markers or just regular inks to color the stamens.  It doesn't take much time and you can rub several stamens on an ink pad at once.  I poke a hole in the center of my flower and use a crochet needle to pull the stamen through the flower and use a hot glue gun on the back of the flower to adhere it.  

So I hope I have inspired you to get started on making your foam flowers and using the Stamperia products.   You can purchase these dies and Stamperia papers from The Rubber Buggy on-line store.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Nancy Hill
The Rubber Buggy Design Team

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