Friday, September 19, 2014

Autumn Stationary Caddy

Hello wonderful people!

 It's been a few weeks that I've been away from the computer, but now that the temperatures are cooling off and kids are back into their school routines, I'm finding the time to sit back and enjoy crafting some amazing seasonal projects! This Stationary Caddy comes from the ever talented Regina at The Cutting Cafe and I thought it would be fun to stuff mine full of Fall elements, such as pumpkins, apples, leaves and thank you cards.  This caddy is so versatile you can adjust it however to fit your needs perfectly!

I'm keeping it sweet and simple today as I want to get around to visiting you all and seeing what I've missed!
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Apple Of My Eye...

Summer is officially over when the kids go back to school and that's the theme for this week at 
Here is my contribution to educational cuteness.

I decided before I would cut my box that I'd cover the cardstock in foil tape.

Ink will not stick well to the tape so a light layer of Gesso was applied.

Then began the process of making faux patina.

Close-up of the box after patina was applied.
And here is what will be the apple.
A Styrofoam ball that I shaped with a butter knife and made sure to keep the shavings for future Styrofoam fluff projects. 

Here's a sweet little treat box for a special teacher, loved one, or friend and it's 
SO SUPER EASY to make!


 Here is the set all together.  
I thought it would be fun to make a faux apple so I covered the Styrofoam with hot glue and strips of vintage sheet music and then painted over the layering with watered down Mod Podge. Once dried with a heat tool, Distress Inks and spritzes of water were applied and then re-dried.  A stem of Kraft cardstock and green leafs were added to finish it up.

Hope you've enjoyed your visit and thank you so much for stopping in!
Biggest of hugs to you and happy crafting,
Lisa xx