PINECONE SECRET BOX
By Debbie Grommet Bosskut Design Team
This box highlights the new Pinecone cutting file by Judy Stark available at www.bosskutdiecuts.com. Also from Bosskut is the Circle Florette .
When getting ready to cut the florette. I ungrouped the image and removed the center so that I would have a round background then regrouped to keep it together when moving. I did draw out a circle to fit inside to give the pinecone a framed look.
I did not create the pattern for this box but when you have a Gazelle you can turn any pattern you have into a cutting file. Turn on your grid under view and use it to aid in measuring also it helps keep lines straight and you can create just about anything. The hidden box was created by Heather Perreaux. Here is a link to the instructions http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/secretbox
The little pinecone is only an 1″ tall and 3/4″ wide. Amazing. The total box is 3″x3″
Now that I have made a cut file for it, I can cut them quickly without all the measuring . Happy Crafting Debbie
BURNISHED Velvet Snowman Tag
by KATIE P. Bosskut Design Team
inspiration! Are you familiar with the Burnished Velvet technique? Terri with
Boss Kut has done a series of videos that tell you what you’ll need and just how
to do it. You can view them in Terri’s YouTube channel.
Funtime, I simply pulled the “arms” off (cause I wanted them as a layer, not cut
as part of the design) and changed the line colors so the pieces could all be
cut separately without disassembling the shape. I added my adhesive to my
cardstock and loaded my mat. Be sure you do test cuts, as Terri suggests in the
video. You don’t want to wast a bunch of your adhesive, or time! I cut the
inside pieces on Pressure 1 then cut the outside on the highest pressure. That
“weed” the pieces…just like you would a garden, you remove the cover to expose
the area you want to work on. I glittered one color at a time…the hat band,
the nose then all my black pieces. After I applied each section of giltter, I
pulled out my Copic to color the sections. Yes, you read that right! I colored the glitter with my Copics!
and the arms and finished assembling the tag. I added some Canvas Corp Cord to
the top and tied it to a gift bag.
on a bag or add to a gift. Don’t you think?! Here’s a closer view of the tag
so you can see all the sparkle and shine…
The best part is that the glitter won’t come off onto everything!
By Lori m. Bosskut Design Team
What are holidays if not for having a little fun? Here’s a quick and cute gag gift to pass along to someone special.
By Linn Cole Bosskut Design Team
Today’s project is just a card with a Pointsettia on it! Although it is not just any old Poinsettia….it is a Bosskut Poinsettia! I LOVE this Diecut! I have made it in pearlized white, red, green and yellow and every size possible! So I just had to show the Poinsettia one more time! I also cut out my “Merry Christmas” too, added a few jewels in the center and Viola! Happy crafting !
Wooden Santa Plaque
By Lori m. Bosskut Design Team
Using one of those wooden plaques found at the store, I added a little holiday paper and then glued and Mod Podged it for durability. Next I added, “# 0873 Santa Head”, Which came from http://www.bosskutdiecuts.com/. Isn’t he the happiest Santa you’ve ever seen?
The Ho Ho Ho, was cut out on my Gazelle using a TTF font already installed in my Funtime program.
Love, Love, Love, his cute face and deep blue eyes. For the beard I added some liquid pearls to give it texture, a little cotton the brim of his hat and on the tassel.
by Phyllis Parkins
I altered this Journal for a very special new little granddaughter that I have. Actually I have 3 new grandchildren. My daughter Heather and her husband Darin are adopting a little boy and his two sisters. They were in the need of a home and in foster care so Heather and Darin heard about them and stepped up to the plate and they have now joined their family. They already had 3 boys and now have 4 boys and 2 girls.
I wanted to make Phoenix a Journal so she could write about her feelings and thoughts , hoping this would help her with the transition. I found the Journal at Hobby Lobby and it was just what I was looking for. Then I watched one of Suzanne Deans new videos (I’m a big fan of hers) of her coloring this fairy (from Wee Stamps) and had to have it for the Journal it was just perfect. I loved the colors she used.
I colored the image with my copics and then cut a simple frame and mat and the title on my Gazelle. Next I sprayed the picture with a coat of acrylic sealer as I wanted to Modge Podge the cover for durability. Then I gave it 2 coats of modge podge and added some of our brass charms and crystals. (watch for our antiqued brass charms that will be available in 2012).