Friday, 24 October 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas - part 3

Hello Sassy Friends!

Thank you for popping in to see the next little gift idea one could make ahead of time... some coasters using Simple Stories 'Cozy Christmas'. These would make a lovely seasonal gift or a sweet addition to your festive table setting. 
 * To start, you will need a 12x12 chipboard sheet.
The squares I have used have been trimmed down to 4x4inches each.
* Next, I have taken some decoupage paint (this is just a cheapie one) 
and painted all over the surface of the chipboard, 
paying special attention to the edges and corners.
* Using the leftovers from a pack of Sn@p cards, I have taken a couple 
of 4x6 ones and adhered them to the wet chipboard. 
Smooth out well to remove any air bubles. Repeat this process with all 
of the 'A' sides. For the 'B' sides, I have used a dark wood print
I think this gives a nice uniformity. You could of course, have pattern 
on both sides or you could even try using cork paper for the bottom.
* Once all the papers have been adhered, go ahead and embellish the top. I would only really use flat items, as you don't want glasses toppling over because the surface area is not flush! ;) Die cuts and stickers are great.
Take a corner rounder and round the edges if you like.

Now, I wanted my coasters to be water resistant. I could do a few layers of the sealer, but I didn't want the surface of my coasters to be sticky. I tried to laminate them... too fat for a decent seal. So I settled on my nemesis... contact paper!
(I have a roll that was banished to the back of the wardrobe after numerous unsuccessful attempts at covering my Son's school books in 2012!)

* Cut your contact to size and adhere to the front and back, pressing well 
to iron out any air bubbles. Trim the excess around the corners 
with some scissors or a craft knife.
I gave the edges of the coasters a bit of a seal with the decoupage glue, and once dry, coloured them with a gold marker. One more quick seal coat (use a fine paintbrush) and we are ready to rock and roll!
 Even if they don't last forever, they are still a fun way 
to jazz up those Chrissy beverages!

See you again next week!


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Yum Mulberrys - BoBunny

hi everyone ,
happy sassy Thursday
Anita here sharing more bobunny
i love this photo i got of my daughter siting under out mulberry tree eating all the berry's

on my background Ive used a bit of pink paint watered down that i applied using a bit of plastic
im so lovin this bobunny  glitter paste Ive used it with a crafters workshop stencil in 2 spots on my layout
i also added a bit of bling on punched butterflies and a few added to the background
a super simple layout and fun to create

you can find all the
products ive used in the sassy shop
Madeleine Madeleine Paper 12x12Madeleine Charm Paper 12x12Madeleine Grace Paper 12x12Madeleine Noteworthy Die Cuts
Blossoms Blush PansyDouble Dot Jewels Think PinkDouble Dot Silver Glitter Paste 50mlThe Crafters Workshop Mini Tile Texture 6x6 TemplatePrima Wood Veneer Alpha Stickers - White

Essentials Medium Doilies

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

More Prima - Cigar Box Secrets

Hello Sassy Scrappers, Leonie here today with a lovely floral page to share with you all.

Last week I showed you THIS boy page using the Prima Cigarbox Secrets range and today
it's all girly and flowery but still using with the Cigarbox range.

With all the lovely  florals in this paper range I had to do some fussy cutting.
Not one of my most favourite things to do but
sometimes you just know it's exactly what a photo or paper needs to really show it
at it's best.

More of the gorgeous crochet flowers from the Cigarbox range.
These helped give a nice pop of off-white against the deep pinks and reds of the floral paper.

So that's my page for this week.
Hope you've been inspired in some small way.
Check out the links below to the Cigarbox range in the Sassy Scrapper Online store.

Leonie Neal-Dawson.

Cigar Box Robusto Paper 12x12 Cigar Box Panatela Paper 12x12 
Cigar Box Crocheted Icons Cigar Box 4x6 Journalling CardsCigar Box Say it in Crystals

Cigar Box Cork Stickers

Friday, 17 October 2014

Christmas Gift ideas - part 2

Hello Sassy Friends!

So glad you are joining me again today, as I share some more 
festive gift ideas you can make ahead of time, like these bottleneck talkers
Don't feel you need to be limited to just wine. You can do up one of these 
for a gorgeous marinade or a nice bottle of olive oil!

What's really nice about these is that you can use up bits 
and pieces, as they don't need a whole lot of paper.

1. Simply cut a strip of paper
The length will need to be adjusted according to how tall the
bottle or jar is. Fold over a smaller section at the top.
(This will again, depend on how large your gift is.)
2. Figure out what size hole you need and cut it out
(This Fiskars shape cutter is super useful as it gives you 
lots of size options on one template.)
3. Embellish!

As you can see, I have created three different types.
This one uses Deck the Halls and Red Flurries/Stripes paper and Bits & Pieces.
The word Thanks has been cut on my Silhouette machine (Cream flurries/stripes).

I have wound a length of patterned paper, some American Crafts glitter tape and some twine around the neck. As a final flourish, I have added an Epiphany Crafts charm (which was just a 25mm punched circle from one of the patterned papers. Pop an epoxy sticker on the top and set inside a circle charm.)

If you want to pop in a little something extra, this one 
uses a Sn@p Pocket as a gift card holder!
Embellish with a cute bow (Silhouette cut file), Chipboard stickers and Bit & Pieces

The neck is very simply some rustic twine.

This custom label bottle is my favourite of the three!
(The recipient can still tell what the varietal is as there is more info on the original back label.)

I've simply machine stitched some detail onto a rectangular piece of paper and then adhered some mini labels from the die cuts pack.
The ampersand was cut on my Silhouette and I then heat embossed it with American Crafts gold glitter powder as I didn't have any gold glitter paper!
The clean and simple design is finished off with some 
red seam binding and a little die cut shape.
I hope you will give this idea a go. I figure, if they don't drink wine, 
they can always take it to a Christmas get together! If you make one, please 
tag us in your photos, we would love to see!

Thanks so much for joining me. I will be back again next Friday 
with another fun idea. Happy crafting!