Friday, December 11, 2009

Welcome Show Me St. Louis Viewers!!

Thanks for tuning in today to Show Me St. Louis

It was very hard to select just a few items to bring to the show today. I could of easily of brought double or triple the amount of crafts and ideas for you!

Many more ideas can be found here on my blog and by using the seach feature or archives for last year this time!

Here's today's crafts..




Winter Magic Canvas

Supplies:

Bo Bunny Persuasion Papers & Persuasion Buttons & Bling

Bo Bunny Shitake & Blush Double Dot Cardstock
Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Carrara Marble Tinsel Glitter & Glitter Glue
Folk Art Winter White Paint
11 by 14 Stretched Canvas
Colorbox Chalk Inks
Cricut Expression Die Cut Machine, Cricut Winter Woodland Cartridge
DMC Floss
White Cardstock
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac & Wall Art Decor Adhesive

Instructions:

1) Paint the canvas with the Winter White Paint. Allow to dry.
2) Using Cricut Die Cut Machine (these can be handcut as well!) to cut trees ( 7 inches in size) with matching snow pieces.
3) Lightly ink edges of tree and snow with Colorbox Aqua Chalk Inks.
4) Using glitter glue to paint the snow pieces. Sprinkle generously with Crystal Fine Glitter. Shake off excess onto glitter tray. Pour excess back into bottle.
5) Cut out three trees with their snow pieces. Ink edges with Colorbox Rose Pastel inks. Repeat Step #4.
6) Cut Bo Bunny Persuasion paper in a wavy cut to fit across bottom of canvas. You will need to cut an additional 2 inch piece to continue across. Lightly ink edges with Aqua ink. Use Glue Glider to adhere paper onto canvas.
7) Using Glittering Glue...paint spots of glitter, across top of paper edge and bottom. Sprinkle with tinsel and fine glitters.
8) Adhere trees to canvas using Glue Glider. For center polka dot tree, add foam pop dots underneath for added dimension.
9) Cut out title using Cricut's Winter Woodland cartridge. You can also use stickers in place and punches for the snowflakes.
10) Tie buttons with coordinating DMC floss. Adhere to canvas.
11) Use Glue Art Wall Art adhesive on the backside of the canvas to adhere to your walls. Cut pieces to fit canvas frame. Safe way to hang and easy to remove without damaging your walls.






Information on the 3D Countdown Calendar can be seen on the blog post prior to this here on my blog.

Please check in tomorrow for the supplies and instructions for the Up on the Housetop Holiday House! St. Louisians...information for this craft will also be found in the St. Louis Post Dispatch Lifestyle section and online at http://www.stltoday.com/.





Making Memories Mistletoe Wish & Ribbon Trees

Supplies:

Making Memories Mistletoe Paper Collection, Pins, Chipboard Buttons, Buttons & Wish Diecut
Bo Bunny Double Dot Ribbon
Colorbox Chalk Inks
Styrofoam Tree Base

Straight Pins

1) For the Ribbon Tree...I worked with a very long length of ribbon. I would say the amount depends upon the size of the tree. Working with 1-3 yards typically. First I cut 2 small pieces to cover the top of the tree. Then I pinned the ribbon at the top of the tree and wound it tightly around the tree working to the base. I then pinned it at the base to secure it.

2) Then the fun part...select chipboard and regular buttons from the Making Memories Mistletoe collection and use their decorative pins to pin these around and onto the tree.

3) For the base I use a small container I had around the house that I simply covered with the paper and then set the tree on.

Wish Tree

1) Start by selecting the papers from the Mistletoe collection that you like. I worked with 3 papers that were double sided. Cut strips 1 inch wide with varying lengths from 2-4 inches. Ink the edges with Colorbox Chalk inks. Then use a pencil to curl the ends of the paper.

2) Start at the base of the tree pining the papers around and working your way up to the top of the tree.

3) Add decorative pins and beautiful wish diecut to tree.

4) I used a small metal bucket for the base..you can use pots, containers..or even have it sit on a table as is.


If you're looking for information on any of the other crafts seen today on Show Me St.Louis, please drop me a note and I will be happy to help!! Buzybunny@gmail.com

Thanks!

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