Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Heartstrings Design Team: Red, White and Blue

Hi everyone!  Happy happy Wednesday!

Today is the first challenge from Heartstrings Design Team - Red, White, and Blue :)
We are blessed to have items from our wonderful sponsor My heart Stamps 4 U :)
(check out the site - you get a FREE  stamp with every purchase!)

There is a link on Shelley's blog for joining the challenge.  If you enter the challenge, you have a chance at winning a prize!  WOOHOO!!!!!  Challenge ends on 6/30!


I am giving away my Red, White, and Blue Bracelet!!!!!

- For ONE chance to win, all you have to do is follow me AND leave a comment on this post.
- For a SECOND chance to win, participate in the challenge AND leave a comment on this post saying that you did.
(Either way, please leave a way for me to contact you.)

This challenge ends on JUNE 30.  I will randomly draw and announce the winner of the bracelet on THURSDAY JULY 1.  Good luck!

Also, follow me on Facebook for info and more!

Design Team:

Me and Charlie Talking - Miranda Lambert
House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert
American Honey - Lady Antebellum
(I love country...)

- My Heart Stamps 4 U stamps (angel, friendship, note)
- Red, white, and blue coordinating paper (the red and one of the blues preferably with a pretty design)
- Red marker (I have Tombow markers) and red cat's eye mini stamp pad
- Red flower accent w/ brad
- Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One largest size die
- Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls Embossing folder

Craft tools:
- Paper Cutter, Sharp Scissors, Bone folder, Corner Rounder, 3-D adhesive, Zig 2-Way glue, Brayer, Paper Crimper, Cuttlebug and plates

- Cut the white cardstock at 6X12" and fold in half.  Round corners.  On the inside, stamp the note stamp using red marker.  On the remaining scrap paper, stamp the friendship sentiment and the angel.  Cut out and set aside.  Cut out a 4.5" square and set this aside also.
- Cut the colored papers in a 5.5" square and 5" square.  Round all corners.  Run the 5.5" square through a paper crimper.  Layer squares on front of card.
- Sponge the white border of the card using the red cat's eye stamp pad.
- Cut the remaining blue paper and the other red and blue papers in 1.5" squares for 9 squares total.  Glue the squares to 4.5" white square.  Use brayer to ensure paper is stuck well.
- Cut this square using Spellbinders die.  Use 3-D adhesive to 'pop' this to front of card.
- Attach flower to cut out friendship rectangle using a brad.  Glue angel to this and glue all of it to front of card.

Here is the inside of the card:

- My Heart Stamps 4 U stamps (angel, friendship)
- Red Guitar Picks
- Blue Crystals
- Fishing line
- Silver rolo chain (Rio Grande)
- Toggle Clasp and Jump Rings (Blue Buddha Boutique)
- Stazon Black
- Shrinky Dinks paper

Craft tools:
- Scissors, Heat Gun, Chain Nose and Flat Nose Pliers, Foredom or drill, Bur Life, Black Marker, Jewelry Glue, Crop-a-Dile

- Mark and drill one hole on each end of 4 guitar picks.
- Make 4 crystal beaded beads (directions here)
- Cut the rolo chain and fit the links so they go through the beaded beads.
- Attach everything together with jumprings.
You will have this:
- Stamp friendship once and angel 4 times on SHINY side of Shrinky Dinks paper. 
This is what you get if you stamp on the other, non-shiny side:
Blurry blurry!
- Cut out images and punch holes large enough to be able to get a jump ring through later

- Use heat gun and shrink all the cut out images

- Attach the plastic to the bracelet using jump rings.

hope you liked my projects.

Tata for now!


Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful project. Congratulations on your first challenge.
Hugs, Nataliya.

Beth said...

Love the card! I like the monotone of the Angel, it just works. The bracelet is super stinkin' cute. You really do think outside of the box when it comes to making jewelry. I love it all.

Shelley said...

Love, love, love that bracelet! Such an inventive idea!! Of course I love the card too. :)

JennyKozar said...

Congratulations on being on the DT! Beautiful work - I am so obsessed with scrapbooking/card making products that I am so afraid to start with the jewelry making. My wallet could not handle it! Thanks for sharing.
Jenny Kozar

Mad Crafter said...

Wow, these are beautiful. I love coordinating projects:) Such a great idea. You are just too clever and talented!!

Anonymous said...

wow that bracelet is totally awesome. I may have to give it a try

gabyangel said...

I agree with Beth "I like the monotone of the Angel, it just works."
I have been breaking my head trying to figure out how you created the angel charms on the bracelet... I can only see at work, but am not able to post, so here I am still trying. (I have read your posting twice)I had never heard of shrinky dinky paper!! lol
I just LOVE it!!!!!

Alex said...

Wonderful blog, wonderful creations here too :) Thanks for the op to win the bracelet. I'm following and I also entered the challenge :)