Thursday, July 7, 2011

3D Purse Tutorial, Cricut Cart Giveaway with Featured Blogger: Gloria of Oma's Crafts!!!

I am so very excited and want to give a HUGE thank you to Kristal from Getting Cricky for the opportunity to be a featured blogger on her blog Getting Cricky with K. Andrew. Her blog is the first one that I started following when I started my blog almost a year ago. She is such a kind and generous lady. Her posts are so very inspirational. She is one of the most real and genuine people I have met online. I am so honored that she has given me this opportunity.

Gloria of Oma's Crafts!

My name is Gloria and I started my blog because I don't know anybody in my area that I can create with. It has given me a great opportunity to get feedback on what I am doing and tons of inspiration from other fabulous bloggers. I love making cards and layouts for my 3 grandkids. If you follow my blog you can see what a proud Oma I am. I just really like having fun creating. Without that I would be completely lost. I am also a quilter and embroiderer and I teach classes to new machine owners.

My blog is Oma's Crafts....Oma is German for Grandmother! My blog is all about my crafty adventures in sewing, scrapbooking, and other crafts. Are you ready? I have a fun tutorial &
giveaway for you today! Let's get started!

Onto my Little Purse Booklet tutorial.

I used the Sizzix Bigz Die “Booklet, Purse & Pages” with my Cuttlebug and the 6” x 13” B cutting plates. The paper is from DCWV “Once Upon A Time” stack.
The cutting plates are not quite long enough for this die so I make 2 separate runs through the Cuttlebug. One for the purse and one for the pages.
I cut 2 purses at once.

And 4 pages at once.

used my Crop-A-Dile to punch 2 holes in the bottom through the 2 pages and the purse and then insert something like an eyelet but it is close on one end. (not sure what they are called).

I used 4 very tiny flat magnets and adhered them to the purse flap with Tombo Mono Multi liquid glue.

OK I have to say it. I do love my Tombo but I have got to get some more Scotch Quick Dry. The Tombo is great but I miss having the flat cap so I can keep the bottle upside down. The Scotch also has a smaller tip so it comes out slower than the Tombo. Gotta get to the store soon.

The clothespin helps to keep the flap closed while the glue dries.

While waiting for the glue to dry punch 2 tags. I used the EK Success “Photo Labels” punch.

The sentiment I used is from the “Fashionable Friends” stamp set by K. Andrew Designs Art Stamps. They are a very high quality stamp! Made in the USA and she also donates at least $1 from every stamp set to charity. So she helps support the American worker and good charities. If you are a stamp addict like me you have got to check her stamps out.

I have a great bloggy friend Carri from “DoubleClickConnections” and I emailed her and asked if she could possibly send me a package of those wonderful things that everybody is making their Skittlez out of. (I of course would reimburse her) and she was so terrific to send me a huge bag of them. I had so much fun making these in every color of alcohol ink that I have. I was a real ding bat though and very excited about playing and I used my ink for re-inking my Distress Inks. I was crushed when they didn’t turn out and couldn’t figure out what I had done wrong. YouTube to the rescue and DUH. I knew I needed to use alcohol ink but in my haste wasn’t thinking. The Distress Ink does wipe off with a tissue so none were wasted. Thank you Carri!!

I used dimensionals to adhere the tag to the outside of the purse and used another stamp from K. Andrews “Fashionable Friends” stamp set on the inside of the purse.

The final touch is another Skittlez on the purse flap just to polish things off and Presto. Cute little purse booklets for all of your “Fashionable Friends”.

To celebrate being featured on Kristal's blog I am giving away a Preserves Cricut cartridge. All you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment on this post.
I am only able to mail within the U.S. I am sorry but funds right now do not allow much for postage.

I hope you all enjoyed my little tutorial and Thank You again Kristal for having me as a featured blogger. I really enjoyed it and you are such a Fab-U-Lous friend.

WOW! That was definitly fashionable & fabulous! I love it! How cute is a 3d purse? LOVE it! Thank you SO much Gloria for being my featured blogger today!

Oma's SWEET Giveaway!!!

If you want to WIN Gloria's super sweet GIVEWAY of the Preserves cartridge, please leave me a comment, and Gloria a comment at her blog "Omas Crafts"! I know she would LOVE it if you hopped over to see her and became a follower! Gloria is a super sweet girl who is very talented--in fact she teaches all sorts of crafty classes at a local store! So I know you will LOVE her blog!

Have a wonderful Thursday--and TAKE on the World--do something wonderful today for yourself and some one else. It only takes a minute to show an act of kindness but it will be remembered forever to the person who received it!