Last night’s SU! Projects

I’ve been away too long!!!! Yep, I’m pretty much addicted to blogging ….

So last night I had a SU! workshop for a group of scrappers. It was a short notice booking but I’m happy with the results! We made a chipboard frame for hanging, a card and an ornament!


The chipboard frame was quick and easy to make using the On Board Trimmings, DS Paper – Charbon, CS – Bravo Burgundy backing, Navy grosgrain ribbon and Copper eyelets.

Chipboard Frame:
1. Using your glue stick, apply to front of chipboard – press this now sticky surface down on the DS paper (make sure the pattern you want to see is face down on the table) – flip over and remove any bubbles or wrinkles with your bone folder.
2. Trim out the center with your craft knife (on a cutting board) and sand all the edges with your sanding block.
3. Place sticky strip on three of the sides of the chipboard- leave the fourth side open to slip in your photo or message!!!! Place your ribbon and glue the chipb. down to a piece of CS (Bravo Burgundy) that has been sized to your chipboard. With my piece, I made it about 1/4″ bigger and used my ticket corner punch for interest.
4. Using Crop-A-Dile, punch holes and set eyelets on all corners.
*remember, when placing ribbon, where your opening is – don’t want it facing down!

In the card project, I wanted to show my scrappers what the jumbo wheel, punches and some daubing can do! Great ways to create little focal points for scrapbooks as well as a cute card!

1. Standard size card 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ from Very Vanilla CS – edges are daubed with Choc. Chip Ink
2. First two layers: cut down in increments of 1/8″ from Card base in step 1: Real Red and Whisper White CS: punched all corners with ticket corner punch. Daubed all edges with Choc. Chip Ink. The Whisper White layer was wheeled with River Rock Ink and So Swirly Wheel.
3. The final pieces used the following punches: Photo Corners (Real Red), 1 3/8″ Circle (Choc. Chip), Designer Label (Very Vanilla) and 1 1/4″ Circle (stamp medallion from Baroque Motifs in Real Red before punching out). All pieces daubed with Choc. Chip and mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4. The center piece is four components: First layer: 1 3/8″ Circle, Second: Designer Label, 1 1/4″ Circle and Jumbo Eyelet set with Crop-A-Dile.

My last little project was inspired by one of the blogs I visit! I’ve seen this fun project all over the place. The ornament comes straight from …. well, I can’t remember so I’ll edit this once I find it!!!! Very easy to make:

1. Using the scallop punch, punch out 6 pieces … I alternated between Charbon and Cerise DS Papers.
2. Fold each piece in half – I folded each piece to that the line creased one scallop on each side- however you fold it, just remember to do that same way for each piece!
3. With scallop folded, put your sticky (glue, mono, ….) on one side and place one end of your ribbon to the sticky.
4. Take next piece (folded) and match up edges to first piece. (your ribbon end should now be covered)
5. Repeat until your 5th piece (or second to last piece)
6. When you have one piece left, place other ribbon end on the sticky and put last piece on to cover. The last piece will get more sticky to complete the circle. (glue last piece to first piece)

That’s about it for my projects! Happy creating! -Melinda


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