Thursday, January 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday - No Act of Kindness - Gift Twist

It's Suzanne here today.  I thought it might be fun to take a look back as some of the wonderful projects that have passed my way over the years I've been online.  I'll try to do this every week, but sometimes life gets in the way.  Right now I'm taking a break from...ewww, accounting.... So I'm more than happy to avoid that!

Since Valentine's Day is coming soon, I thought it would be a cute idea to share Holly's Gift Twist project - from not so long ago as it turns out. (It originally appeared here.) We're always giving little treats to our loved ones on Valentine's Day and this would be a very sweet way to give them.



This twist measures 5" x 6" and can be adjusted to almost any size, depending on the size of the card stock you begin with.
These directions are for this twist. Colour the 6" x 11" piece of card stock by smooshing inks onto the non-stick craft sheet. Wild Honey, Faded Jeans and Worn Lipstick were used here. Spray with water, then lay card stock across the ink to pick up the colour. Flip over and let dry.
Emboss with D'vine Swirls Folder, then sponge more ink over the card stock.
Form card stock into tube shape by sticking 6" edges together, overlapping the card stock to cover the tape. Close one open end without pressing the tube flat. Just pinch the corners, starting beside the seam. Apply adhesive to close the end.
Apply lacy strip to the edge, going around both sides and matching lace patterns. Lace strip was made using the Classic Scallop edge Borderabilities and the Classic Triple Scallop insert B, on white cardstock.
On opposite end, center the seam, then pinch ends. Punch two holes so the Gift Twist can be closed with a ribbon. Sponge more ink along edge.
Creating the flower:
Use the 2011 Heirloom Ornament's two smallest dies and cut five of each size from the white card stock, .
Sponge Wild Honey ink on the smallest pieces and Worn Lipstick ink on the larger ones.
Once dry, emboss with Victoria embossing folder. Curl each piece to shape petals. On a scrap of card stock, apply adhesive and arrange petals, having tips close together, covering all the adhesive.
Apply a small section of adhesive and arrange smaller petals. Apply ¼" dot of card stock to flower center.Apply Lumiere Super Sparkle to center dot.
Make shimmer spray by filling a mini mister halfway with water using a pipette. Add about ¼ teaspoon of Super Sparkle, put the lid on and shake it up. Then add more water to fill mister, shake. Spray flower.
Making the leaves:
From vellum, cut 3 the same as larger petals. Sponge with Peeled Paint ink, let dry, then emboss with Victoria folder.
Cut two pieces of white card stock with the Macarena die, then sponge with Peeled Paint ink. Attach tendrils and leaves to bottom of flower.
Cut the large oval from white card stock using Spellbinders Floral Ovals. On white card stock, stamp sentiment "No act of kindness …."with Faded Jeans ink, then cut it out using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles.
Adhere the oval to the front of the Twist, being careful to not obstruct the ribbon. Apply rectangle to bottom area of the oval using foam tape. Attach the flower to the oval. Spray a small spritz of shimmer spray over the rectangle and base of Twist.
Once dry, fill the Twist and tie the ribbon to close it.

This small Twist was made with a 4 ¼" x 51/2" piece of card stock.


Jutta said...

Great idea Suzanne! I think I'll try making a couple of these beauties for the Grand kids.

Joni said...

Lovely :) Great ideas for Valentine's Day! Thanks, Suzanne.

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