Sunday, September 23, 2012

Distress Ink Storage Unit - Finished

Well, it's finally finished! And I love it!

The completed height (from floor - including spinner) is approximately 12 1/2". The width is 6 square inches.

I used quite a few sheets of medium weight chipboard, the Destinations paper by Tim Holtz (why would you use anything other than Timmy on this project) and lots and lots of Aleene's Tacky Glue.

For anyone wanting to make this storage unit you can view and print a pdf copy of the measurements here. You could also adapt it to hold most ink pads. The Ranger Archival ink pads fit in and jut out only about an inch or so. It came together in only a couple of days. I recorded making it (not colouring the labels) on Ustream and you can check it out here.

I made the labels by typing them up in a Word document. They are 1/2" high and 11 1/4" long so that the name of the ink could be positioned on all four sides of the ink pad. A pdf version of the labels is available here. (Please note this is version 2 of the labels as the first was missing Squeezed Lemonade - sorry).

The best part of this project is that it SPINS!!! Yay!

Here's a video of the storage unit in action (spinning).

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Distress Ink Pad Storage Unit - So Far

Well I must say that I'm loving how this storage unit for my Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads is coming out!
I'm using a Plastic Spinner as the base (so it will be a revolving storage unit) and chipboard "shelving" units) - 44 of them! Yes, that's right! They'll be stacked 11 high and there will be 4 units in all - one on each corner.
I'm hoping to finish it today, but the waiting time for each stack to dry is killing me!
If you plan to make a set of these make sure you have a good supply of bulldog clips handy as you'll need them! This is the only thing that's stopping me from making it sooner - oh and time LOL.
So this is just a sneak peak of what I've done so far.
Tutorial and more later!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Aussie Scrappers Society - September Scrap Fusion Challenge

Well another 12x12 layout completed! Thank goodness for challenges or I'd never get any layouts done LOL.

This challenge was set by Tamara Goulden over at Aussie Scrappers Society on Facebook. This is a closed group and invitation only.

The theme for this month's challenge was "chipboard and sewing/stitching".
Instead of getting the sewing machine out (lazy) I just did some stitching.

I started out by cutting 9 pieces of 4" x 4" white cardstock and dry embossed each square using the Craft Concepts "In Stitches" embossing folder. I then sprayed the entire page with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist first in Perfect Peach, then Forest Green. I then inked up the raised sections with Bundled Sage Distress Ink and then adhered all squares down on a piece of grey 12" x 12" cardstock.

I then typed up the word INSPIRATION and printed it out on cardstock. I then punched holes in all the letters (so as to look like sewing needle holes), then positioned it onto my page and punched again (so the holes appeared in the actual 12x12 page. Then using green embroidery thread (6 strands) began using backstitch to "write" the word.

I did quite a bit of building and layering on this layout which I video taped during making the layout so I think I'll just detail the materials used and if you would like to see how it all came together you can watch it on YouTube here (when I get a chance to edit & upload LOL).

* Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Perfect Peach, Forest Green, Golden Terracotta) * Creative Concepts "In Stitches" embossing folder * Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Bundled Sage, Vintage Photo and Black Soot * Hug Snug Seam Binding in "Winter White" * Goods Docket rubber cling stamp CI-306 by Crafty Individuals * Daisy Scallop edge punch from EK Success * Ruler embossing folder by Cuttlebug's Embossing Folder 7 "Measure by Measure" * Tape Measure stamp from the Technique Tuesday "Measure Up" stamp set * Tim Holtz On the Edge "Sewing Edge" die * Tim Holtz Alteration "Sewing Room" die * Victorian Romance Flourish die by Cheery Lynn Designs * Labels Four die from Spellbinders * various trims, lace, embroidery thread, Scor-tape, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, pop dots & cardstock

This was a fun challenge, thanks Tamara :)

Can't wait to see what everyone else did!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Another Box of Drawers for my Charms

Well, I just had to make another set of drawers covering them with designer paper, rather than painting them. I also reduced the height of the boxes because I found that I had way too much empty space in each drawer as I don't have that many of the same charm LOL.
I think I prefer the faux timber look myself, but these turned out OK I think.
I will try to post measurements for this set tomorrow but the tutorial in the faux timber set should be able to be used for making this with the exception of the different box & box frame sizes (add tomorrow). The height and width of the completed set is exactly the same as the previous set.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Box of Drawers for my Charms

Well there has been a rush to buy the Sizzix Candy Box die which cuts the box frame and box all at once. Well, me being the boxmaker that I am - I couldn't justify buying the die so I created my own boxes, joined them together and created a set of drawers for my charms.

Each box has a charm hanging on the front which displays the individual charms that are inside that drawer.

I did stream making the boxes and gluing them together. You can check the recording out here.

I have also made up some basic instructions for the chest of drawers and you can view and print them from here.

The following is a pic of the drawers all put together, ready for the back to be attached. As there was no real solid piece to adhere the back section, I placed half inch strips of paper on each divider (attaching them using wet glue), then placed scor-tape on outer side and then attached the back section.