504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Be A Sweetheart with Lifestyle Crafts

1.10.2012

Be A Sweetheart with Lifestyle Crafts

I am a lucky girl!
Not only do I get to create projects all the time on my Epic 6,
but every month or so, I get to create projects using
Lifestyle Crafts new dies and letterpress kits!
Modern and sweet take on the cake die - a simple silhouette on a pretty pink damask backdrop.
A more vintage-inspired look created with distress ink, a streamer ruffle, and beautiful papers.

This month is is all about hearts and flowers and cake...and well all the things that go along with being a "Sweetheart!" I have 2 dies from this release the Sweetheart release, the cake

 and
the hearts
(all kinds of FAB hearts!).
That project is happening a little later.

For my first project I used the cake - you know how I LOVE weddings, so I used the cake die slightly different than they show on their site, I love this die, but I wanted some more height so it looked like a wedding cake (you can see the example above). Best thing is - you can use it either way!

I first made a wedding journal - I kept notes or ideas and thoughts as I planned my wedding many, many years ago and I still have it...so I thought this is a great gift for any bride...or mother of the bride.


Supplies
NOTE: I used quite a few different things I had on hand. The photo just shows the basics for creating these projects.

  • Sweetheart Cake die
  • Nesting Eyelet Oval 
  • Plain composition book
  • Decorative/Scrapbook paper
  • X-ACTO knife and/or scissors
  • Paper/Tissue/Washi Tape
  • Rubber Cement or Glue Stick
  • Embellishments: rhinestones,glitter, fabric trim, ribbon, etc. - whatever you have on hand that sparkles and is pretty!

DIY IT!
I used the basic method of covering a plain composition notebook (you can also use a sketch book too) that I used when I made the Dream Journal.

  • Basically you are simply cutting 2 sheets of decorative paper for the outside and 2 for the inside (slightly larger). Use the covers to measure.
  • Affix them to the existing cover using a glue stick or rubber cement, let dry. Trim as needed.
  • You can leave the spine alone, or  cover with paper (washi) tape. I bought mine at Aaron Brothers. Trim the tape up.
  • Decorate and embellish. I used I mixture of paper tape, fabric trim, and a streamer ruffled/pleated. Then topped it with the star of the show..the cake atop the Eyelet Oval!
  • To make the ruffle: run a line of glue along the spine/tape edge; glue down a length of streamer and then just pleat, using the spine/tape line as a guide. Press down; trim at the end, cover with ribbon or paper tape, etc.





THE DIES

  • First I used the Nesting Eyelet Oval in a contrasting paper for a backdrop. The I cut the cake out all in one color.
  • I glittered the stand and hearts by covering it in glue and then sprinkling it with glitter.
  • Place the cake die pieces on the Oval and then glue into place.
  • I added rhinestones for some extra sparkle!
  • Sandwich a ribbon between the oval and cover and glue down.
  • Embellish as you see fit!



CARDS and/or INVITATIONS!
I also thought this die makes a great card pr invitation - and it can be super simple, but with great STYLE!

I again used the Nesting Eyelet Oval and the cake.



The supplies are the same, just swap the composition book for Creative Cards
- love these cards  - a staple in my craft hoard!
  • One version is more modern - a pink damask oval with a silhouette of a cake (in black), top with a little girlie charm of a pearl, and some tasseled ribbon" - contemporary and girlie!
  • The other version is more vintage -inspired. I distressed the edges using distress ink in antique linen, cut an Oval out of a vintage-look black dot paper and then the cake out of a pearlized damask. A few more pearls for some fun and then, ruffled the stream again (after rubbing it in distress ink) - I just applies glue to the inside cover of the card and pleated/ruffled the streamer with only about 1/2" peeking out the front. Sandwich with a piece of card stock cut to fit the inside of the card!


Don't forget, Lifestyle Crafts is having an AWESOME "I Made This" Giveaway through 1/31/12. You could win: $1000 Lifestyle Crafts shopping spree, Canon 60D camera, Mac computer, and Canon Photo Printer. Go HERE for all the details and rules.

As always...you can get 20% by using the code "504MAIN"


What are you making for your sweetheart????
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6 comments :

  1. I love the creations. Too cute! I am especially in love with that modern damask and the silhouette of the cake. Very fun. I am so ready to see Valentines Day crafts and NO MORE Christmas!

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  2. Oooohh, so pretty! We are making Valentine's cards for the nursing home, but we aren't nearly as creative or fancy as you :)

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  3. This is adorable! I love it!

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  4. That is so cute!! Great job

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