It’s hard to believe that today is the final Monday of 2012!
That another year has come and gone…and soon we’ll be ringing in 2013!
It’s only fitting that we take a look back on the year and share some (truly only a few…we could spend weeks sharing!!) of our favorites.
So join us this week as we share with you some of our Epiphany Crafts projects from 2012…
Heart Pocket Valentine by Designer Audrey Pettit
Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Tool Heart 20 and Button Heart Caps
Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Tool Round 14 and Round 14 Caps
Studio Calico Kit
Echo Park Cardstock Stickers
Donna Salazar Designs Artistic Paper for GCD Studios
Clearsnap and Close To My Heart Ink
Tulle, Seam Binding, and Lace
Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String
Glue Arts High Tac Adhesive, Ribbon Adhesive, U Cut It Foam Adhesive, and Extreme Adhesive Squares
Wooden Stir Stick
1. Download heart box template and trace onto patterned paper.Heart Box Template
Cut out, score along the dashed lines and adhere box together at the flaps using strong adhesive. Ink edges with gray ink.
2. Adhere lace trim across the top of the folded box using ribbon adhesive. Apply cardstock sticker banners to the front of the box.
3. Affix a sunburst die cut to the center of the box using foam adhesive. Top with several layers of circles, scalloped circles, and flowers punched from patterned paper. Adhere a seam binding bow, topped by a circular cardstock sticker.
4. Create 3 button embellishments using the Epiphany Crafts Button Heart 20 Studio Tool and Button Heart Caps. Tie one with a hang tag string bow and adhere to the cardstock sticker.
5. Embellish a manila shipping tag with cardstock stickers, patterned paper, and lace. Tie with hang tag string and top with a button made with Epiphany Crafts Button Round 14 Studio Tool and Round Button 14 Caps. Adhere another Heart 20 Button embellishment to the top of the tag. Tuck tag into heart pocket.
6. Cut a butterfly from the Artistic Paper and sponge with pink ink. Create antenna from hang tag string and adhere to the back of the butterfly. Adhere butterfly to a wooden stir stick and top with the final Heart Button embellishment. Tuck into pocket with the tag.
7. Punch holes in side of heart box and thread with tulle. Tie knots in each end to keep the tulle in place.
Fill the pocket with sweets, love notes, or small gifts. Enjoy!
Recycled Card Organizer by Designer Gini Cagle
Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Accessories Buttons Round 20
Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Tool Round 20
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Power Tape
Patterned Papers Riddersholm Design
Wow! Embossing Powder Copper Regular
Metallic thread DMC
Memory Box Charlotte Border Die
Verve Tiny Sweet Scallop Die
Fiskars Scallop Punch
May Arts Ribbon
Ranger Distress Ink
I make lots of cards, but have found that keeping them organized by occasion can be difficult. I’m going to show you how to take a simple box from your pantry and recycle it into the perfect storage solution. This is also a lovely way to present someone a set of cards as a gift.
Save a suitable box from your pantry. This one was 6.25 inches wide, so it was the perfect size to hold 6 x 6 cards.
Measure up 6.75 inches from the bottom, draw a line at that measurement around the box, and cut the top away.
On the right side, make a mark 2.5″ from the bottom. Draw a diagonal line from the upper left corner to the mark on the lower right side. Repeat for the other side and cut along the lines.
You now have the basic shape for your holder. Prime the box with Gesso to help cover over the print.
Now the fun begins – Cut patterned papers to cover the box. I stamped/embossed my papers before I attached them. Use Crafty Power Tape to adhere the papers.
Add a tag to label what type of cards are in each box – this one was for Thank-you cards. After the box was complete, I realized the buttons and bows would have been more functional on the back spine, so you could stack several of these side-by-side.
We hope you’ll make time to join us this week as we share some of our favorites with you! and an early Happy New Year 2013 to you!!