Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sentiments of the Season Day 2 - Believe Mini Totes - Judi Kauffman Guest Designer




Welcome to the Quietfire Sentiments of the Season Blog Hop! We’re celebrating the season with projects using our favourite Quietfire sentiment stamps and dies.  We have some great ideas to share with you!

We’re giving away a prize on each of the Sentiments of the Season blog posts.  All you have to do is leave a comment on the Sentiments of the Season blog posts and you will be entered for a chance to win a Quietfire stamp or die from that blog.  Each designer will randomly choose the winner from their comments. 


Here is our schedule:
Day 1- Monday November 23 : Teresa and Yogi
Day 2 -Tuesday November 24: KathyJo and Judi Kauffman (you're here!)
Day 3 - Wednesday November 25: Wanda and Yvonne
Day 4 - Thursday November 26: Robyn and Selma
Day 5 - Friday November 27: Diana and Suzanne

If you get lost, just hop back to the Quietfire Creations blog to find all the links!
The deadline for leaving comments is Sunday November 29, 2015 at midnight PST.  Winners will be posted shortly afterwards here on Quietfire Creations.
Good luck and have fun!


Here is Judi's fabulous project! 







Thank you for inviting me to be today’s guest designer. My projects are a pair of mini totes made of wood that can be found in the unpainted wood products department of many craft stores. They’re the perfect size for storing Artist Trading Cards, pens and a small note pad, or a few makeup brushes. Put one at each person’s place as a party favor, make some for gifts, and be sure to make one for yourself!

Pick your favorite Shimmer Sheetz color (shown: Amethyst Gemstone) and choose the rest of the elements in your project to coordinate. You’ll need paints for Tote #1; Shimmer Sheetz, alcohol inks, and peel-offs for Tote #2. 










Instructions - Tote #1:




1. Base-coat the wooden mini tote, inside and out, with acrylic paint in a color that coordinates with the Shimmer Sheetz you’ve selected. Use a stencil brush or craft sponge to dab on two or more additional colors on all sides of the exterior of the tote, one of them a metallic color like copper (as shown), gold, or silver. Allow paint to dry thoroughly.

2. Back a piece of Shimmer Sheetz with Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Transparent Adhesive Sheet. Die cut the word Believe, following the instructions in Els van de Burgt’s YouTube video. A Metal Adaptor Plate is required for cutting Shimmer Sheetz. If you have a Big Shot Machine use a Precision Base Plate. 




3. Remove the backing to expose the adhesive and position the die cut Believe on the front of the tote at an uphill angle as shown.




Instructions – Tote #2:





1. Paint the tote as described in step 1 for Tote #1, leaving the front of the tote unpainted except for the edges.

2. Place the tote on top of a piece of paper and use a pencil to trace around the front to create a cutting pattern. Cut out the pattern.

3. Alter a piece of Shimmer Sheetz that is slightly larger than the cutting pattern with two or more alcohol inks, one of them a metallic color like gold (shown), copper, or silver. Ink-altered Shimmer Sheetz can be the same color as the die cut word Believe or a different color – as shown: it is the same Amethyst Gemstone. Back the piece with Clear Transparent Adhesive Sheet.

4. Alter gold leaf and gold lace border peel-offs with one or more alcohol inks in coordinating colors.

5. Die cut the word Believe following step 2 for Tote #1.


6. Use the cutting pattern from step 2 to cut Shimmer Sheetz to fit on the front (unpainted) side of the tote. Remove backing to expose adhesive and place the Shimmer Sheetz onto the tote.

7. Place the word Believe at an uphill angle on the Shimmer Sheetz-covered front of the tote. Add altered leaf and lace border peel-offs to complete the project, trimming peel-offs as needed.

Other Options:

*Instead of the word Believe, use a different die from Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words Collection. (Thinking of You, Merry Christmas, and Hello fit without trimming; Happy Birthday and Season’s Greetings will need to be trimmed a bit for the best fit.)

*Instead of a mini tote, decorate a wooden box, pencil jar, cigar box, or other container.

*Make holiday cards, tags or other projects using painted cardstock or altered Shimmer Sheetz in combination with die-cut adhesive-backed Shimmer Sheetz words.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –
1049 Believe die, A Way With Words Collection by Suzanne Cannon Quietfire site | ECD site
Shimmer Sheetz in Amethyst Gemstone or color of choice

Other –
Wooden mini totes; DecoArt Americana Acrylic paints in colors to coordinate with Shimmer Sheetz; Alcohol inks in colors to coordinate with Shimmer Sheetz; Flat paint brush; Stenciling brush or craft sponge; Alcohol ink applicator tool; Pencil, paper


Your next stop on our Sentiments of the Season Blog Hop is Kathy Jo's Blog. See you there!  Don't forget to leave a comment here and there to make yourself eligible for a prize.  Good luck!

59 comments:

  1. BOTH of your totes are GORGEOUS Judi!!!
    LOVE the believe word die, it is SO ELEGANT, even more so when cut from shimmer sheetz!!!
    The bases of your totes look BEAUTIFUL too, LOVE your colours and marbled effect!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial and CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  2. These totes are just beautiful!! Love the shimmery blend of colors and the lovely die cuts!!! Gorgeous!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  3. So pretty - what a great little gift they make. Love the color palette you used too.

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  4. beautiful tote. cool way to colorit. love the shiny.

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  5. I enjoying this fun hop on day 2! Great shimmery creation! Love how beautifully you used the Totes with shimmer blend of colors and love the shimmer sentiment, a perfect match:) Thanks for sharing the video, i also used metal adapter for them, made work more easy!

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  6. Believe is one of my favorite sentiments and the stylish script on this die is so ooo beautiful !!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  7. These totes are just gorgeous! I love the sentiment. I use it a a lot. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  8. So beautiful and great video. I have your metal adapter plate and the precision base plate and they are both really helpful. I have a number of intricate dies, including some of your word dies that I absolutely love. TFS your projects and the video. Jan D., FL

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  9. Both totes are beautiful love all the shimmer . Thanks for the tutorial how how you created them .

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  10. the totes are beautiful. Love the leaves on the second.
    this will be a useful idea for so many different pieces of wood.
    thanks for sharing the idea and the directions.

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  11. What a great idea, Judy! Love Suzanne's sentiments, of course, & also love shimmer sheetz. Will definitely obtain some wood pieces & give this a try. Thank you so much!

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  12. Both awesome totes!! Fabulous gift idea!

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  13. Both awesome totes!! Fabulous gift idea!

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  14. Such a unique tote. It almost looks like marble with the way you painted it. Thanks for sharing this wonderful technique.

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  15. Wow! All that shimmer is stunning! So beautiful, what a fun idea! TFS!

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  16. What a gorgeous tote, Judi! I love it!!! Your creation is sooo beautiful! Great tutorial on it too! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  17. Beautiful tote. Love the shimmer sheets. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

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  18. WOW, Gorgeous!. Fabulous tutorial and so fun. Love this hop and all the great ideas and fabulous projects by the DT. Great job!

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  19. Pretty little gifts all on their own, thanks for the tutorial.

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  20. Two beautiful totes! Love the look of the die cut from the Shimmer Sheetz.

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  21. These are so pretty! Love all that shimmer!

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  22. Oh my gosh, the coloring is exquisite. The die cuts look awesome.

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  23. Great totes! I will have to see if I can find some sometime :) Love the colours you chose :)

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  24. Beautifully done and the totes would be wonderful little gifts filled with yummy somethings!

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  25. Gorgeous!! I love the word dies and I think they look awesome with Shimmer Sheetz!

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  26. Beautiful totes!
    Thanks for the tutorial!

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  27. These are beautiful...love the sentiments and dies!

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  28. Judi Kauffman was so thrilled with all of the positive comments. She asked me to respond in her behalf to say thank you. She also hopes you'll give the project a try or use the idea and make it your own!

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  29. Gorgeous totes. What a great idea.

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  30. Beautiful! Shimmer sheets add such a great element! Thanks for inspiring and sharing your creation with us!

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  31. What a fabulous project; love this. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Beautiful totes,
    loving the colors
    and styling on them.
    Carla from Utah

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  33. This is gorgeous! I am unfamiliar with Shimmer Sheets but will be looking for them soon! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  34. I love your little bag. Very sweet.
    Rene from OZ x

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  36. Gorgeous way to decorate these totes.

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  37. Lovely colours and shimmer.will make a lovely gift. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. great, would make cute little Christmas gifts for staff.

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  39. Very pretty. Thanks for the detail instructions & video.

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  40. Gorgeous totes! Thanks for the video and sharing your creativity.

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  41. These totes are so amazing - the shimmer believe is spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Great projects! Thanks for the instructions!

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  43. Brilliant! Love the Shimmer Sheetz idea.

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  44. Thank you for the step by step directions. This is exactly what I need. Very pretty to make for little gifts.
    Mstgane
    Ann Robbins

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  45. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful carrier! \it is truly beautiful!

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  46. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful carrier! \it is truly beautiful!

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  47. How much fun are these! Stylish...pretty...really what is better than amethyst and copper? Not much I can think of! And perfect little size! Thanks for sharing these, Judi!

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  48. I bet these are so shimmery in real life. Very lovely projects and great ideas for adaptations.

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