Hello, Friends! I’m tickled pink to be back as Guest Designer for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. Sometimes, my pack rat tendencies are a good thing…as you will see in today’s project. I think this Halloween in Wonderland Altered Altoids Tin is stinkin’ cute!
Honestly, every time I look at this little critter, I start grinning like the Cheshire Cat! It’s a wonderful kit that will be coming to the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts shop soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
The kit comes with 4 ATC sized frames that fit neatly inside the tin. I used one of the Scalloped Altoids inserts on the front of my tin. Tiny Alice Props (also coming soon) have been altered with Distress Paint and used to embellish the front of the tin.
I used Prima Rust Paste to create a really rusty tin. Because I wanted it to look even older, I tapped it a few time with my hammer to create extra dings and dents.
Petaloo flowers and custom dyed seam binding ribbon look great with the chippies and G45 Halloween in Wonderland papers.
But wait! There’s more fun on the inside of the tin!
After painting the chipboard inserts with black paint, I added a little detail with my white Sharpie pen.
Better add Altoid tins to the list of things that get stuffed into the Closet of Shame!
Steampunk Ideas Man Birthday Card with Graphic 45 Times Nouveau
Hello,, Ribbon Lovers! August is birthday month in our family. We celebrate FIVE birthdays this month,! Two of those birthdays are for our sons. Our eldest son was truly the Leader of the Pack for our 5 children He always had some grand plan in store for his siblings. Sometimes it was building an Olympic Village in our backyard. At others, it was building a set for a play. Or constructing an elaborate Lego village. Whatever idea he had, they followed along with great expectation and enthusiasm. He was our “Ideas Man.” So in honor of his birthday, I created this funky Steampunk Ideas Man Birthday card.
Isn’t it playful? I used the monochromatic papers from Graphic 45’s Times Nouveau Classic Collection. Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Gears texture Sheet, and a Steampunk Gentleman add to the fun factor. And of course, I tied it all together with fabulous Really Reasonable Ribbon.
These bold green ribbons are from the Autumn Colors Ribbon Club Assortment. I love the way they echo the colors and designs in the papers. To make my border, I layered two strips of Kiwi Green Diamond Satin on the left hand side of the card. Then I placed a strip of Kiwi Green Square in Square Print Satin between the two. This created a sort of tiered border.
Natural Burlap String makes a great masculine bow. I brightened it up with a scrap of the same Kiwi green ribbon and a custom button. To make the button, glue one of the images from the Times Nouveau punch out sheet in the center of a wood button. Custom embellishments like this add so much to your design.
A Look Inside The Steampunk Ideas Man Birthday Card
A stamped sentiment, a fun pocket and a little tag make the inside of the card almost as much fun as the outside.
There’s plenty of room to tuck in a gift card or cash gift. I want to add a personal note to the card, so I’ve lined the back side of the tag with ivory paper.
I hope you found some inspiration here today. Making masculine cards is something I truly enjoy. This is one of my faves for its whimsical design and playful nature. I’d love to hear what you think in the comment section below.
Hello, Friends! I have such a fun project to share with you. I’ve been asked to Guest Design again at Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. Woo hoo! As you all know, I am a huge Steampunk Fan, how about you? I also super love the gorgeous Super X tags from Gypsy Soul. They are thick and chunky and perfect for mixed media projects, which I also love. So what do you get when you combine these fabby tags with GSLC Steampunk Seahorses and Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea? Oh…such steampunky, beachy goodness that you can hardly believe your eyes! Take a peek:
I’ve prepared a Snapguide Tutorial for you with a complete supply list and detailed information about how I altered these gorgeous chippies.
Botanical Sympathy Card with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Graphic 45 Botanicabella
Hello, Friends! I’m so happy to be sharing another project with you as a guest designer. While I don’t have a tutorial, I do have some great tips for working with chipboard titles and laser cut doilies.
This 5″ x 7″ sympathy card is made with Graphic 45’s Botanicabella Deluxe Collector’s Edition. I kept fussing with all the layers, but the card just wasn’t coming together for me. I liked all the elements, but the composition just wasn’t working. Then I remembered that I had a package of Words & Phrases I in my chippie stash.
Adding this elegant chipboard title was the key to making this composition work. I painted the chipboard with Black Soot Distress ink, and sprinkled it with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel while the paint was still wet. In no time flat the chipboard was transformed into a thing of beauty.
I think it looks like metal, and I love the dimension that embossing with enamel lends to chipboard. I backed the title with paper from the collection, then trimmed away the excess. Magic! I also cut a gorgeous GSL laser cut doily in half and tucked it behind my fussy cut bird. This helped the image stand out from the background. These are not currently in the shop, but Gina assures me that more are on the way, so keep your eyes open for them!
The interior of the card has a pocket with a hand made notecard.
I’m making this card for my cousin, and I wanted to tuck in some old family photos of her mom in with the card. The pocket will keep them safe.
The lower half of the card has more paper layers and a hand stamped sentiment.
It never fails to amaze me how a little bit of chipboard can take a project from so-so to superb! I hope I’ve shared some new ideas with you here today. Thanks so much for stopping by!
By the Sea Beach Rules House Shrine for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts
Hello, Friends! I don’t know about you, but my soul has been longing for the sea. Summer is such a busy time around here with visits from dear friends, family birthdays and lots of deadlines for work. There’s no time to escape to the coast, unless I do it on paper! Luckily for me, I had a wonderful little Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts House Shrine Box to work with, and I immediately thought “beach cottage!” I pulled out my Graphic 45 By the Sea papers and went to work building this darling little Beach Rules House Shrine to share with you today.
Putting this one together was almost as good as a day at the shore, minus the sand in my shoes and wind in my hair.
The finished box measures 4″ x 8″ x 1.5″. The depth gives you lots of room to add lovely layers and 3-D embellies. I put together a Snapguide tutorial for you so that you can follow along and see how this all came together.
I’d like to thank Gina Hubbard of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts for inviting me to be her guest designer this month. I’ve had such a lovely time creating with these gorgeous, high quality chippies! I hope you’ve had fun with me!