Sunday, February 7, 2010

Little C's Stamp n' Scrap Hawaii CC Designs Gift Set

Hello Friends! Hey. . .I did very well today! I managed to finish a card and a treat container. Yesterday, we ate out for dinner but we were a little early so we stopped by a dollar store to kill time. I found this cute container that I thought would make for a great treat holder. I bought a few of them and a few other things that I could alter. The dollar store is a great place to find cheap containers that can be altered.

I created this project for Stamp n' Scrap Hawaii to highlight the new CC Designs stamps that are now available at Little C's.

The design of my card came about as a result of a few disasters that I fixed. I ended up being quite happy with the results. The funny thing is I wouldn't have created the design features if I didn't mess up the image! Quite honestly, the design features of many of my cards are usually a result of a screw up! LOL! I'm not kidding.

With this card, when I was about done coloring my image, I briefly looked away while still holding my Copic Marker. When I looked back at my image, I noticed I had accidentally marked the white part of the card stock surrounding the image. Ugggh! I was not happy. To fix it, I decided to cut out the image. Unfortunately, I cut off the basket's handle. Can you believe it???


I decided to cut the handle off completely and added the beaded handle in place of it. I created a brief tutorial on some of the features of my card. Simple stuff. . .I just wanted to show you what I did. Scroll down to check it out.

Here is the container that I bought at the dollar store. I just added Hershey Kisses and created a simple design to decorate the container. All I did was wrap designer paper around the container and added a label and embellishments to match my card.

Handmade Tree and Beaded Handle Tutorial

This isn't a formal tutorial but I just wanted to show what I did to create the tree and the beaded handle. To create the tree, all I did was draw a tree shape using designer paper and card stock. I drew the trunk on a brown colored card stock and cut out the shape (not shown).

With a distressing ink, I shaded the edge of the tree using a sponge dauber and to create the shadows on the tree trunk (not shown), I just rubbed the ink directly on to the card stock.

Using a Sizzix die with a leaf design, I cut the leaves in various pieces and rearranged them on to the tree shape.

I then paper pieced the tree and adhered it on to the oval shaped panel.

To create the beaded handle. I added beads to the wire.

I then shaped it like a handle and taped it to the back of the image using transparent. That's it. Pretty simple, huh? Anyway. .. whenever you mess up on a image, there is usually a way to fix it. Try doing something different to it before deciding to scrap the image. You may end up with something you'll be happy with!!

Anyway.. .that's it for today. I hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday!

Card and project Details:

Stamps: CC Designs Apple, SU (sentiments)
Paper: SU Creamy Caramel, DCWV designer paper (I think)
Ink: Copic Markers, Tim Holtz distressing ink
Accessories: Sizzix die, Nestabilities, lace, Martha Stewart punch, SU Scallop Oval Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon



24 comments:

~Rach said...

This whole project it just TOO beautiful! Love the colors and layout and I really think the tree is just outstanding. The basket handle may have been an accident but your "fix" for it is such a great touch. Fantastic job!

Stampingcaz said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your tree! I couldnt agree more many cards are made better through an accident ;)

Cazx

Marja Sch said...

Wow this is really awesome. What afabulous card and can. Just love it. Hugs Marja

Yifatiii said...

So sweet! Beautiful card ♥

Tina said...

Beautiful Maria - you always make such lovely cards and treat holders. Thanks for the tutorial on the tree - super cool.

xo
tina
mommyscrapsalot

Serendipity Stamping said...

Wow, I love your mistakes, LOL. She looks like she is going to walk right out of the card and I love the detail on your tree, all those leaves!! Great attention to detail.

MacKenzie said...

Such an adorable set. Just remember....there are no craft accidents - just embellishment opportunities!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous gift set Maria! Love the cute CC image, the great colors, that tree... and the beaded handle! Gives great dimension to your card! TFS!

Ila said...

Gorgeous card Maria!!...I love the tree...and beaded handle...great ideas!! The treat jar is Fabulous...Yum!!...Hugs, Ila

Sylvia said...

I love what you did here. Great cover up on a mistake, who would ever have known. I simply love the tree idea...Thanks for sharing a unique card.

Anonymous said...

Interesting post as for me. I'd like to read more about this topic. Thnx for posting this info.

Nancy said...

What a wonderful card - and how great that you had to rethink because of a few things that went wrong. I call this serendipity. I am sure your card would have been wonderful anyway, but now it is even more so. Thanks for sharing the card and the techniques!

Teri said...

Maria, you always make the bestest stuff! Sooo much beautiful details make this so extra special!! I'm loving your new blogwear too!! Hugs, Teri

doris said...

Beautiful card... Wow!!

xox doris

Dawn Easton said...

Oh happy mistakes are always a blessing, Maria! Your basket handle is brilliant! LOVE your idea!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Such incredibel detail on this card. The vine die for the tree is a terrific idea.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Gorgeous project! Great tree idea, marvelous coloring and I love the treat jar!

Mia said...

Oh WOW! I love your tree and your coloring is superb!!!! Great job on both the card & the treat jar. Love it! :-)

Becky said...

your little mistake turned out fabulous. Love the beads, and that is an awesome tree. Thanks for sharing

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow this is just amazing and to think you created it from (so called) mistakes. It's just wonderful.

Rita said...

Awesome card & a great altered jar, luv that beaded handle! Beautiful tree...thanks for the tutorial Maria!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Disaster never looked so incredibly divine. Love everybit (especially the beads, of course!( You are too brilliant!) ANd that tree! This sweet image makes me wanna go to an orchard! Gorgeous!

*Michaela* said...

What a sweet project!!! Too cute!!! It put a smile on my face :)

Anonymous said...

What a great post! I am a big fan of antique jewelry especially. Keep the good work coming, because I will be checking back.

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