Saturday, August 28, 2010


  Easy Peasy Box Tutorial by Georgia!

This tutorial will show the basics of making a simple box bottom. From there, the sky’s the limit! For example, you can make a lid for the top just by cutting a square 1/16 of an inch larger than the first one. You can also adjust the length, width, and height of your box. You have complete control!
This tutorial makes a 3  x 3 x3 box (inches)
9 x 9 square DP cardstock
1- 1/2inch x 14 inches coordinated strip for the top border. Mount this on a 7/8 x 14 1/2 inch strip
Handle- 1/2 inch x 9 inches
Mount handle with a contrasting piece of card stock
2 brads
digi stamps for embellishments
I used the adorable S2G digi stamps for this project
double sided tape (scor pal tape)
hole punch
scor pal
bone folder
Step 1: Score at 3 and 6 inches
Rotate paper 90 degrees and repeat
(You now have a tic tac toe board)
crease scored lines with bone folder
Step 2: At each corner square, draw a line on the diagonal.
Note  the cutting lines marked on the top right square
Step 3: Cut along the above mentioned lines in each corner piece.
Step 4: Add tape. Notice you are actually adding the tape to the outside of each corner triangle.
Step 5: Peel away tape  (one triangle at a time ) and adhere to inside of  the box. Almost finished!
Step 6: Add border and handle

Another box using the same base. Made a second box 1/16 inch larger for lid .I used nesties to cut shapes for  base and lid. Sandwiched the ribbon between lid and nestie shape.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Tutorial "How to Place a S2G Digi on a Candle"

Ever see a cute digi image and think, "If I could only put it on a candle, it would make the perfect gift!" Well, I'm going to show you how!

You will need: 1 piece of regular copy paper, tissue paper, waxed paper, scissors, a glue tape runner, a white candle, a heat gun, and a S2G image that you have colored.

GENTLY roll dabs of glue dots around the two sides and the bottom of the copy paper. You do not have to place any glue dots at the top. Cut a piece of tissue paper that is slightly smaller than the copy paper and carefully place on top of the copy paper. Keep the tissue as wrinkle free as possible and smooth it on to the paper. The glue will hold the tissue paper in place so you can print on it without it getting stuck inside of your printer.

Scan your colored image and save it to a program. Choose a size for your image that will fit on the candle. I chose a wallet size and "shrink to fit" feature for the sunflower.

Place your paper in the printer, tissue side up. Be sure that the bottom of the paper that was glued, feeds through first. Then print.

After your image has printed, cut it out leaving a small border around the image. Cut through both layers. You do not need to remove the tissue from the copy paper before cutting.

Now you can remove the tissue from the copy paper. Remove it slowly, as some of the ink may have soaked through, and you don't want it to tear. You can see that some of the ink soaked through on mine.
Place the tissue image on your candle. Press it on gently and it should stay.

Cut a strip of wax paper that is a little taller than your image, and long enough to wrap around the candle. In the above picture, I am holding both ends of the wax paper, and the candle is in the middle.

Now for the fun part! Using a circular motion, blow hot air from the heat gun over the wax paper and the image. I started on the right side, If you look closely you will see that the upper right hand side facing you, is darker than the rest of the image. That is because the wax from the wax paper has melted on to the tissue paper, and the image is now adhered to the candle. Continue using a circular motion until the entire image is "melted" into the candle. The tissue paper just seems to disappear!

Remove the wax paper and you have a lovely candle!  You can "dress it up" a little if you wish, by adding a few Stickles.
Next time you need a WOW inexpensive gift, try making a digi candle. The person who receives it will be amazed at your creativity! Stop by the S2G Shop to find the sunflower digi and many more! The BOGO Clear Stamp Sale is in progress now! You don't want to miss it!

Monday, August 9, 2010


This is a plate that I decorated using a digi image from S2G. I'm going to show you how I did it!

You will need: a clear glass plate, a smaller plate, plain white copy paper, tape, rubbing alcohol, paper towels, Vitrea 160 Frosted (transparent) glass paint markers by Pebeo, and a black Sharpie (not pictured). The markers are available at Michael's.

Wash and dry the plate. Clean it again with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. Place it on a cutting mat and mark the center of the plate using the black Sharpie pen.

 Next, choose a simple image that does not have too many fine details or lines that are too close together. Print the image on plain copy paper in a size appropriate for  your plate. This one is "Pansy", and it is available in the S2G Shop.

Place the plate, upside down over the digital image. I actually taped the plate to the paper to keep the image from moving. Once the plate is centered over the image, dip the end of a paper towel in alcohol, and remove the dot used to mark the center of the plate.

 I chose Mint Green, Gitone Blue, and Citron lemon markers for this project. Using the digital lines as a guide, make dots along the outline of the image. All painting is done on the back side of the plate.

On the center of the flower, I traced over the lines. Drawing dots looked too cluttered there. If you make a mistake all you have to do is dip the end of a paper towel in rubbing alcohol, and you can "erase" your mistake. 

Now for the border! I placed a smaller plate on a piece of copy paper, and taped it down. Then I removed the glass plate from the digi paper, placed it (upside down) on top of the smaller plate, and taped it to the paper.

Use the smaller plate as a guide to make clusters of decorative dots around the edge of the plate.
Allow the plate to dry for 24 hours. Set the plate on a cookie sheet (painted side up) and place in a cold oven. Preheat to 170 degrees, and then bake for 35 minutes. Allow the oven to cool for at least an hour after baking before opening the door. I cracked the oven open a few inches and allowed the plate an additional 20 minutes to cool before removing it.

You now have a beautiful hand decorated plate that is dishwasher safe! 

Add a matching card, and you have the perfect gift: handmade and from the heart!