Saturday, December 13, 2008

Yee Haw! Ornament Fun!

Ornament Fun!

WOW! I wish I could take credit for this little cleaver thing but I saw something similar on someones blog... I can't remember where... if this is your design please let me know so that I can give you credit!

I had such fun making this ornament and I just had to share.

You need the Evergreen Close To My Heart Stamp set in order to create this cool thing.

Cut a piece of cardstock 6 x 6 and then stamp four trees next to one another lining up the edges.
Add a tab to the stamped trees and cut out the entire image. Score between the trees and fold to form a little pyramid box.

Cut a strip of cardstock 1/2 x 12 and scallop one edge.

Glue the scallop to the edge of your pyramid of trees.

Glue the tab and form your tree.

OH AND HOW FUN IS IT TO EMBELLISH! I punched small holes in the sides and I used some fine wire to form the handle. I used ribbon to embellish....SUCH FUN! Make some of your own and see what I mean.
Busy Creating Flamingo ~ Cathy

Box Bag!

I have been wanting a pink Christmas tree since I saw some at Big Lots at the beginning of the holiday season. I thought it would be so much fun to have to hang all my flamingo ornaments on. I still haven't found the the extra money to purchase my frivolous tree so I thought I would stamp one up today.

How much fun is this little trinket! These little solid bottom bags are great to give away. Fill it with a cute little gift or some yummy candy and you will hear the squeals of delight.

Here are the instructions for you to make many and give away to make someone fabulously happy! Enjoy!Cut a piece of cardstock 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and score at 1 inch on all four sides. Then score the four corner squares diagonally to form two triangles. Glue to form a box. I used liquid glass to glue the box together for strength.
Cut a piece of Background and Texture paper 5 1/2 x 11 and adhere to the bottom of the box to form the sides. Cut a strip of cardstock 1 1/2 x 11 to decorate the bottom of the box bag. I used decorative scissors to scallop the long end of the strip.

I punched two holes in the top of the bag and threaded some ribbon through to close the bag. Embellish your bag with some stamping and ribbon or whatever your heart desires. Voila! A fun little bag to give away.

Busy Creating Flamingo ~ Cathy

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ava and her purse!

So I just had to share the great picture I got today. My lovely Canadian niece Audrey, who loves to scrapbook and papercraft, asked for my purse gift bag pattern the other day. Woohoo! Look what she created! One fun purse for her little girl Ava. Ava will be the envy of all her friends.... she has an "Audrey Original"!

Dancing Flamingo ~ Cathy