Monday, 4 May 2009

Wedding cake box

Next on the list of inspiring things to do (on the CB blog) were weddingprojects. There was especially one that blew me away - a bride and groom box to have favours in. Go check them out!

I made my own version from a boxtemplate I had bought years ago. It's a piece of cake (excuse the pun ;) If you make 10-12 pieces you can put them together into one round cake. Great as little giftfavours for your guests to take home after the wedding. Or maybe for a fatfree weddingcake?

I actually have a couple of decorative boxes I have bought through the years, but instead of assembling them and using once I use them as a template. Good saving tip.

Anyhow, I traced the template on pink cardstock, then I cut out three pieces in white cardstock that would fit the top and sides of the cake. I ran them through an embossing plate and then I rubbed a light pink inkpad on the raised parts - great effect! I glued them on and finally stuck a glitterglued butterfly on the side. (The die is from cuttlebug - a set of four garden dies)

Well, I'm totally pooped now. I know it was supposed to be a SPA weekend (and it started like it) but now it's past 2am and I'm off to my lovely bed. Nighty night :)

Ice cream coupon

I have had so much fun at the cuttlebug challenge blog this weekend. I've done more projects than I usually do. I got very inspired by a food project and did my own version. It didn't turn out the best, but I thought at least it was a fun idea.

It's a coupon for getting ice-cream with me. We have an amazing ice-cream shop here in town. I will write the "deal" on the back and give it to my sweetie when he needs to be cheered up :)

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Pampering time

I'm having so much fun at the cuttlebug challenge blog. The whole weekend they have been having tutorials and inspiration - a SPA weekend. If you haven't been to the blog you really should. There are so many talented women that make the projects and you'll get to use your cuttlebug in different ways.

One of the things the women were sharing were decorated bathitems. I got so inspired by this - I love my baths :) I designed a doorhanger (stolen idea from one of the ladies). We actually don't have a proper lock on our bathroom door, so we got one of those that you have in the hotelrooms: one side says "don't enter" and the other one "please tidy the room". We thought it would be kind of funny since we love travelling. We don't really need a lock for the two of us, but when people are coming over it might be nice for them to "mark" somehow that they are in there.

So now I designed a special doorhanger for myself when I take my baths :D

I embossed a piece of white cardstock with my paisley CB folder 1,5 times. There was a little uneven edge which is covered with the "ribbon" (smart, huh?). I used my new nesties although I had to cut out the image by hand because the oval was either too small or too big. The scalloped oval behind the image is white bling cardstock. The background paper is double sided so even the backside looks good :) It's quite thick and even though I thought it was a shame to cover it up I think it turned out good in the end. The image is from Penny Black by the way. It's the small one from an acrylic set. Coloured in with promarkers, what else? ;)