Sunday, February 10, 2008

When All Else Fails . . .

. . . read the cotton-picking directions! Drained by "the basket," I thought I'd opt for something simple. I thought I remembered how to make these, and mechanics-wise, I did. What I forgot was the size. I thought it was a half sheet of 8-1/2 by 11-inch vellum, which means my first attempt was a Sour Cream Container - Super-sized! There wasn't anything "cute" about it, and if I were to give the little grandsons that much candy at once, there father would have my head. OK, if it wasn't a half-sheet of paper, it must be a quarter sheet. Right on, but size wasn't the only thing I didn't remember. One would have thought my Fiskars Paper Corrugater was some type of high tech device. I couldn't figure out for the life of me how to get the paper in it. It's difficult to believe that I wove a basket earlier in the day!!

If anyone is interested in making these, the pictorial is here on the Splitcoast Stampers website. Heaven forbid, I try to explain it!

Materials & Tools: Vellum, Versa-Mark ink pad, Cranberry embossing powder, All My Love stamp set, Terrifically Tacky Tape, Paper corrugater.


Bonnie said...

I tried these a few months ago and they were soooo crappy....but seeing them in vellum and the way you do them - they are fabulous!!....I will have to try again. Maybe this time with a paper corrugator thingy!!

Jeanne said...

Just sitting here giggling at your description. I hear ya, girlfriend, I hear ya! Super Sized Sour Cream Container! LOL

I'm not laughing AT you I promise. We've ALL been there.

And I must add, your finished product looks awesome!

Maricar said...

These look great! LOL at doing them first with half a sheet of paper!