Elegant Cone

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I made this wonderful cone by combining products from two of my all time favorite companies~The Paper Temptress and Michael Strong Rubber Stamps. The paper is a new sheet called "Touche black" and it looks and feels like nothing you've ever seen before!! To me it feels like a cross between paper, plastic, and foam. Really a luxurious cardstock;it's a breeze to work with! As a note, I did discover that I had to score it with my scoring tool rather than just folding it over a ruler since the cardstock is heavier than the regular background-type cardstock (like I show in my Paper Cone tutorial below). The gold stock is from PT too; it's called Antique Gold. I ran it through my Cuttlebug to give it some texture and a nice design.

I found the Touche' Black very user friendly with VersaMark ink and embossing powder! I used the Michael Strong stamp "Dragonfly" which was stamp with VM ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I think the result was dy-no-mite!!

The black diamond shaped gems are from a sheet of stickers I purchased at Michael's as well as the hanging beads. I purchase them at Michael's or WalMart~they are sold by the yard for around 3 or 4 bucks a yard/package. The ferns (I call them "weeds" LOL) came from Michael's too. The gold studs are from my stash of stuff, so it was probably a mill ends store purchase. :)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy another Paper Cone!!


Cone by Judy

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I've turned my friend Judy into a "Conehead". LOL Here is a lovely cone that she made;I thought I would share it with you. Thanks for looking!!

Paper Cones

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9" X 9" piece of cardstock (text weight paper works for this project also)
Double sided tape
Ruler or straight edge
Embellishments of your choice (I like to add Prima Flowers and Ferns punched with a Martha Stewart punch).

Fold the cardstock from corner to corner, forming a triangle. Then, unfold.

Fold one corner of the cardstock (make sure it's one of the corners that has a score through it. On this 9" X 9" square, I folded the corner down at approximately 3 3/4" measuring on each edge of the cardstock, then folding down to meet the score line).

Place the ruler at one of the "points" at the top edge of the cardstock. Place the other end of the ruler at the bottom of the cardstock~against the score line. Fold the cardstock against the ruler to score it.

Place the ruler at the second point, top edge and at the bottom point. Fold the cardstock against the ruler. This now completes the last fold of the cone.

This is what the cone will look like from the back side after the scores/folds are completed.

Apply double sided tape to one edge of the cone (either side).

Most all of the beaded fringe I've purchased is held to the twill band with a continuous thread. If the thread is cut, the beads will fall off! So, prior to cutting a length of the beaded fringe, apply a small amount of glue along the thread, making sure that it is securely affixed to the twill tape. I use Fabri-Tac by Beacon Industries. Now, you can safely cut through the twill tape without losing any beads!

Apply two sided tape to the RIGHT side of the twill tape. Then, make a few slits on each side of the center bead. This will give the "ease" necessary to go around the corner point of the paper.

Starting with the center bead, add the strip of beads to the back side of the flap. Do one edge at a time for easier placement.

Peel off the backing of the tape. Fold each side of the cone toward the center, then secure with the two sided tape.

Back side of the cone!

Front side of the cone. See it taking shape?

Punch one hole on each side of the cone (on the back side) and reinforce the holes with eyelets.

Thread a length of ribbon to the cone so it can be hung on a doorknob or displayed on a wall (the length of ribbon varies depending upon where/how it will be displayed).

Completed Cones!!

Recycled Valentine

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Here is my sugar free/fat free/calorie free Valentine's Day gift for a dear friend of mine. Ironically, this friend is slim and trim but she loves to receive small do-dads that she can use in stamping. I thought this would be the perfect gift to put a smile on her beautiful face this Valentine's Day!(ya, I know. Her husband will do something wonderful I'm sure, but I'll bet he doesn't get her anything THIS cool!!)LOL

Supplies: Empty Valetines Candy Box, sheet of background paper, adhesive, stamps of your choice, ribbons/embellishments, candy cups (I used Wilton's), small items to include inside the box. And of course, a friend to give it to!!

Using the lid of the box as a template, trace the shape onto the backside of a decorative sheet of paper.

Attach the background paper to the top of the heart box. This paper is a luxurious velvet design that I got as a gift from my BFF Judy! What a friend!!

I put several small stamping related gift items in my candy cups. A very sugar free Valentine's gift :)

I removed the guard from this corner punch so I could punch cardstock along the edge.

Punch individual hearts along a strip of paper, then cut the hearts apart so they can be attached to the back of a heart shape.

Add the individual scallop punches to the backside of a heart shape (see completed project photo for the heart shape I used in this project from Michael Strong Stamps)

Finished Valentine!!

Girlie Girl Bubble Bath

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What a fun card this was to make!! These adorable images are from Clear Artistic Stamps and they stamp so wonderfully!! I just purchased the lady in the bathtub charms at a local store the day prior to receiving my "Girlie Girl" stamp set from Belinda Landtroop! I was thrilled to see how cute they were together.

The image was colored with a technique from Technique Junkies called "Pencil Over Marker". I added Stickles glitter to the bubbles in the bathtub and on the Bubble Bath container. The oval punch on the bottle is from Stampin' Up! as well as the tag behind that image. I made a little necklace from silver cord (Stampin' Up! also but I belive it may be retired now). I tied it in a little knot and then stuck a gem from a package of cell phone gems onto it. Voila! Instant necklace!

The gems along the scalloped border (Martha Stewart) are the same cell phone gems (I used to get them at WalMart but I don't see them there anymore. Background paper is from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by for a little relaxation and a Girlie Girl Bubble Bath break!