Tuesday, January 21, 2014

On a snowy day......think spring!

Well it's coming down here horizontally and the wind is awful. Wind chills below zero.  Pretty to look at but only good for one thing----staying inside to papercraft of course!  Snow?  Love it and hate it.  Here's my contribution today:




I wanted to make another of these luminaries because since making the last one I discovered some important tips which might help you out should you try one.  I was having an issue with finding the right material to cut that would show the fold lines but still be easy to crease or fold.  This chipboard I got at Michaels this week.  They had all their paper, specialty and otherwise, half price.  Recollections makes it and though fairly lightweight it worked very well.  I also spoke with Sizzix on the phone and they suggested I try NOT using the Premium Crease Pad and just use the regular extended cutting pads---BINGO!  So much easier.  You might want to try this. All machines have their unique quirks and oddities.  Some may need the crease pad and others, like mine, not.  I just realized that I forgot to show you one of the sides.  They are all flowers, birds, nests, bugs etc.  This piece was entered in a challenge at   Papertake Weekly Now that I think I have a handle on this die, I have an idea for another one.  Stay tuned!

4 comments:

Shirley said...

This is beautiful! I have those lights and when you use them it reminds me I am just letting the sit when your creations are beautiful! Whoever receives this will keep it forever! I am off to set those lights in my work area!!!

Scrap for Joy said...

B-r-r-r-r! Thank you for this additional touch of Spring, Mary! Another pretty luminary...I love the eggs and all of the flowers. I think those little candle lights are the neatest things...I buy them by the box-full. Neither of us can handle scented candles and it's hard to find us scented candles so the flameless kind are great for us,
We're in Reboboth Beach, celebrating our birthdays and watching the wind whip the trees and bushes and snow that will amount to about 7". We usually walk to restaurants for dinner but I don't know if we'll be able to do that tonight. It may just be crackers, cheese, wine and M&Ms in our room!
Stay home and craft....wish I had supplies with me!
xoxo

Diane said...

Awesome luminary, I really, really think I have to have this die now..thanks for spending my money!! Love all the pretty
Spring details, I can see where this would be so fun to make!! Niw I am waiting to see your idea for the next one!!

Cindy Porter said...

Beautiful project, thanks for joining us on PTT