Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Altered Ticket Strip Swap...

Hi again everyone!

Told ya I'd be back really soon! ;) Anyways... here's another one of my recent projects!
Sorry for the blurriness! :S
This is an Altered Ticket Strip swap I did over at My Scrap Room. I had joined two groups so I had to make two different ticket strips and singles.  Here's a video I did on these tickets!

As I had mentioned in the video, I don't have the Tim Holtz Ticket Strip Die... or any other ticket die for that matter! So, I had to make my own tickets.  There's plenty of videos out there that explain how to make your own ticket strips, so I didn't want to make another one... it didn't feel necessary to me...

However, I did take pictures of my process and I'll walk you through that here! :D

 First, I gathered all the materials I'd need:
  • Card stock strips measuring 1" wide x 10" long (this will give you five 2" long tickets)
  • Some kind of hole or circle punch to make the notches in the strip
  • A perforating tool (or even a score tool will work if you don't have a perforating tool!)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil and eraser

Next, I wanted to make everything straight.  So, I used a ruler and my pencil to mark a straight line 3/8" across the length of the strip on both sides.  I made it 3/8" because that's the diameter if the circle punch I'm using and the notches are really just half a circle.  If you'd be using a 1/4" hole punch, you'd make your line 1/4" in on either side of the strip. Make sense?

After making your pencil lines, use the ruler and your perforating tool (or score tool!) to perforate the strip every 2".  This will give you your individual tickets in a strip!

Now, use your hole/ circle punch to punch out the notches of your tickets.  It should be fairly easy to eyeball where to punch out the notches - just use your pencil lines and your perforation lines to line everything all up!

Finally, erase all your pencil lines and you've got some pretty darn perfect looking ticket strips! :D

Here's some close ups of my finished tickets: 

This one has a bit of a French Flair I think...

I used an owl here because someone in my group wanted an owl ticket... but then I couldn't remember who it was for the life of me! :O

And here's the packaging I made for them:

Behind the labels is where I put my information for my group members and which group the tickets are for - just to make it a bit easier for our hostess to get the right tickets where they belong!

Anyways... I hope you all enjoyed! This post is a bit longer than I intended! Goes to show you can never say never! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 27, 2012

It's been awhile....

WOW! Ok, awhile is putting it mildly! I think I've been ignoring my blog a bit... But that doesn't mean I haven't been crafty! :D There's a few projects I want to share... but I'm not going to post them all at once, because like any other busy mummy, my boys DEMAND a lot of my attention! So long posts aren't anywhere on the menu for me... ;)

So... crafty things, right?  Here's a swap I did over at Life on the Scrap Beach:

This was an embellishment swap!  We were supposed to dig into our stashes and find at least 10 treasures we either had multiples of to share or wanted to find a new home for.  I signed up for two slots because I KNEW I definitely had a lot of treasures that could get more love in a new home! :D  And, because I like to think of myself as being crafty, I couldn't just stuff my treasures into a bag or envelope! They needed special presentations! Especially since they were going to new homes! So this was my final gift of love to them... :D  I think they turned out pretty nice, right?  I tried to make a different package for each embellishment - so there's boxes and pouches and envelopes and labels all mixed up in there!  I had GREAT fun making these! And now it looks like I'm going to have to make sure that ALL my swaps get treated to pretty packaging (as long as it's reasonable)!

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this little bit of craftiness and I'll be back REAL soon (promise!) to share another one of my more recent projects!

Thanks for stopping by!