Friday, July 13, 2012

Rectangle Tea Bag Tiles

As I was organizing my computer files the other day, I ran across this picture of a medallion I made several years ago using rectangular tiles.


I really like this medallion, it reminds me of a snowflake.  I hunted and hunted but was unable to find the folding instructions, so I spent the next few hours trying to figure it out based on the picture.  After much frustration, I finally succeeded!  You can find the instructions on my website here:

Of course, after figuring out how to fold the tiles, I had to make a card.  I’ve been needing a lot of get well cards lately, so that’s what I decided to make.  Here’s what I came up with:


You can find the supplies list as well as complete instructions for making this card HERE.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Altered Playing Cards

A few weeks ago, I attended my uncle’s 88th birthday party.  As with nearly all of the family gatherings on my Dad’s side, we spent a lot of time reminiscing about the good old days and going through scrapbooks.  One of the things my aunt and cousin have started to do is trade altered playing cards.  It looked like a lot of fun, so I asked if I could join in.  A couple weeks later I received my first APC from my aunt.  She decorates both sides of the card.  I don’t know anything about APCs so I don’t know if that’s the way they’re always done.  Here’s what she sent:


Very cool!

A week later I had an unplanned surgery and I received another APC from her.  This one has one of my favorite cartoon characters on it:


Cute, huh?

So, I decided it was high time I sat down and made my first APCs.  As usual, I made them first THEN got the idea to look on the internet to see what other people are doing.  Oops! mine are definitely different than most.  For one, I didn’t have any ephemera (gasp!) so I made do with what I had on hand.  I’ll get some for the next set.  Ephemera seems to be a big thing with APCs.  Here’s what I ended up with.  I made two.  One for my Aunt and one for my cousin.  The theme is Summer.


The watermelon is made from red, light green and dark green cardstock.  I made the pitcher and glass with shrink plastic.