Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Caardvarks Hop: Sewing Box made with Coredinations

This round sewing box (and other jazz) is for day two of
Caardvarks first blog hop--with Core'dinations.




Welcome back Blog Hoppers! Thank You for your amazing comments yesterday. You sure know how to make a gal feel fabulous!

I made the photos smaller today, so there should be a tad less for you to scroll through (but if you'd like a closer look, you can enlarge them by clicking on them. Just hit back in your browser button to return to the main post)

Happy Hopping! :o)



1...Caardvarks & Core'dinations blog hop info
2...an altered round sewing box (before & after)
3...round sewing box details & some cheap tricks
4...how to make patterned lined Core'dinations boxes
5...some new templates (the ones used in this post)



with
and

read the details on how to hop to win Core'dinations goodies here
Not already hopping? Please start on Jenyfur's blog

the hopping order:
Jenyfur
Lauren
Mel <----You are here Lori
Tanis
Adela
Kryssi
Nathalia
Jenn B.
Pamela
Stef
Carrie
Ashley
Lucy
Heidi
Michelle
Jolene
Daniela



round sewing box...


an old round two inch deep pressed paper incense box



Black Magic Core'dinations cardstock-Cuttlebugged with a
Swiss dots folder & sanded. Grey & white Core'dinations too



a sewing box with an embellished front



The quote says: "And then this dress of hers- where was the tear?
And her needle to be threaded. This was a favourite dress..."
Virginia Woolf-Mrs. Dalloway



Do It Yourself patterned
Core'dinations Cardstock


Basic but so fun. :o) This makes speedy custom patterned paper that's
textured & has all the core possibilities of Core'dinations:

1) Print a digital pattern onto Coredinations (this is white from ROY G. BIV & a digital pattern file made from an old sewing pattern that I scanned & lightened.) Some Core'dinations might need heat setting to cure the ink, depending on your printer.

2) Use your patterned Coredinations as is, or alter it...




Embossing sentiments from the computer:

1) Type it up (the bolder the font, the thicker the embossing)
2) Print on Whitewash Core'dinations (standard setting is good)
3) Sprinkle clear embossing powder--quickly onto the wet ink
4) Heat it with a heat gun to melt (just avoiding burning it)


Embossing text also works on black magic cardstock
with silver or white embossing powder
:

Embossing on the Black Magic shows a little less distinctly than the Whitewash. I like to use bold fonts or lines or print a just a small section at a time so the ink stays wet. You might like to use an anti-static bag to prevent stray embossing powder.



Coredinations holds up to a lot of messing around...


sewn on safety pins...on a strip of scored & torn gray Core'dinations
snapped on snaps (made even by piercing holes with Tim Holtz ruler)
a big fabric shirt tag adhered onto more gray Core'dinations cardstock
a glass vintage button (stitched on the bow & through the cardstock)




This is some wide polyester ribbon (folded over on itself with double-sided tape, cut, & melted at the ends with a lighter.) The bow is a piece that was looped & stitched together.


Pattern-lined core'dination boxes
(with bucket handbag & new label box template)



1) Print a template on the white/light side
of Black Magic Core'dinations cardstock:


2) Score the lines to make the folds:


3) Cut it out & punch holes for the handles
(a 3-4 inch circle punch fits perfectly)


4) Emboss the template
(this is the Skeleton Scroll folder)


Partial embossing the template lets you
omit the skulls and just get scrolls:

(I just embossed half at a time, backing
the plates out of the Cuttlebug)

Click here to download the 3
template PDFs (two boxes & labels)
(or go download the JPGs versions by clicking these pics):




Thank You so much for joining us!


Next stop on the hop:
Lovely Lori & her beautiful work


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eta P.s. I got the sewing image stamps at Above the Mark here.

94 comments:

Rhonda said...

You are awesome! I just love the detailed tutorials and your work.

bkeefe said...

another day of wonderful detailed instruction - thank you for the lovely idea. i always go to your blog when i need info or ideas.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

that is the cutest sewing box. Thanks for the instruction on how to do this. I love it.

Pamela Smerker said...

shew...just picked my jaw up off the floor! Yet another stunning project after another! You are amazing...love all this fun black, white and gray yumminess!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Holy macaroni girl!!! Lemme tell ya I have NEVER seen snaps or safty pins look soo good! Amazing as always!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love all of the sewing accessories!

Diana said...

This is a really cute box. Thanks for all the details on how to make. I also like the little Whale card you did.

Priscilla said...

Hi
Love all the projects you do Mel.
Do you ever sleep? Gorgeous project as usual. Thanks for all the tutorials and inspiration.

Marijke said...

And again an awesome project Mel!! Such a goregous box!!! Thanks for sharing the "howtodo"!!

liannallama said...

WOW! That is an amazing and spectacular project! Love every single detail and especially the safety pins!

Nancyroo said...

wow! such a beautiful project! I'm totally subscribing to your blog, it is excellent!

cal8007 said...

Oh Mel, you always have the neates ideas to incorporate your paper with sewing - this is just awesome!

Thank for sharing!

Carmen

Celeste B. said...

More amazing work. That dress box is gorgeous and I loved the lined boxes.

Nicole Maki said...

Love how you break down these projects and make something so amazing and gorgeous accessible to us regular people :-)

Great, generous tutorial. Thanks for all the time you put in to sharing so much.

cindy said...

another gorgeous card! love the tip of embossing after printing as I've never tried this... another great tutorial

Katy said...

wow, this is another amazing post! thanks!

java diva said...

Whoa! The detail and time you put into that sewing box is mind blowing!

Terri said...

Beautiful and always soooo creative! Your instructions are so clear that I could do this! :) Thank you!

CHER46 said...

FANTASTIC!!

Josephine said...

The time you must put into these creations is amazing, and the results are stunning!

SMK said...

WOW! another fabulous project! you're just blowing me away :D

Eva said...

Mel...another amazing set of projects!!! WOW is all I can say!!!!

Sharon said...

I absolutely love your projects! I await new blog updates inpatiently kuz I can't wait to see whats next for you. Great project!

Donna said...

love, love love the sewing box!

June Houck said...

Your talent absolutely blows me away. This is so beautiful! That fees like such an understatement for your project; you have me in awe again.

Thank you for following my blog. I am deeply honored. I have followed you for quite a while. Your tutorials are the best!

Carrie Gaskin said...

You are a rock star. Nothing else to say. You are TOTALLY AWESOME!

Allison Cope said...

WOWSERS Mel! Your attention to details astounds me! I love your step by step thought processes and the fact you walk us all though them! Your project is truly incredible!

Tricia said...

your tutorials are THE BOMB! I JUST LOVE THE PROJECTS YOU MAKE!

Susan McRae said...

What an amazing project, so many great details!

Kelly Booth said...

WOW ...what Wonderful Projects...LOVE them!!
thanks for the Download too...

Candy said...

Another hint to emboss your printed words. I change the ink volume from automatic to a heavier volume. Have to be careful not to smear but it will give you more ink to emboss on.

Great cards and instructions!!

marla said...

Wow you make such awesome projects and I love your tutorials and files.

Sarah A said...

WOW is all I can say! Fab tutorial too!

Sarah x

connie said...

this is beautiful! thanks for the tutorial and downloads.

Lynda said...

Beautiful recycle project. Thanks for the templates.

froggygal81 said...

Awesome project.. I LOVE IT... Thanks

Teri said...

Exceptional! More great tutorials! You're the greatest!

Sarah said...

Wow!!! Amazing work!!!! LOVE the box you made and all the wonderful details and instructions. You rock!!

Alison said...

WOW!!! this is just simply stunning I can't believe how detailed this is.. I LOVE EVERYTHING about it.. You can tell a lot of time and talent went into this.. thanks so much for inspiring us and sharing with us...

Southern Cricut said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card, As always, your have outdone yourself. Your put so much of you time into this blog so we who are not as talented can have a chance to do things half as good as you. Thanks for teaching us.

Rona said...

Wow!! Thanks for the great tutorial!! I am learning so much!! I am happy to have found your blog through this hop and will look forward to "following" you in the future!!

Jingle said...

This is beautiful! thank you for taking the time to show us so much!!!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Mel

When do your get the time. This is absolutely amazing - I love the project and tutorial.

Ali x

Carey said...

So awesome! I love this ideas.

Ewik21 said...

And again an awesome project Mel!! Thanks for sharing the "howtodo"!!

Anne said...

You've done it again! I'm in awe of your abilities and you're so generous too - THANK YOU!!!!

Love the bucket bags and the sewing box of course, all the little extra details, the washing label... wow!

StacyC said...

Awesome job!! Thanks for the templates...

Amanda Profumo said...

W.O.W. that is amazing... my mom sews and I'm forwarding her your link to this post! She will LOVE it as much as I did!

Patricia said...

i love it

KyJeJe said...

Beatiful sewing box.
Thanks for the instructions and downloads.

Scoobie said...

Another fab tuturial. And thanks a lot for the downloads.

And your work is amazing, btw!

Jane said...

Wow! love it!

Nadine said...

What a fabulous box, you are sooo talented. Thanks so much for your wonderful tutorials and sharing what you do so well.

Nathalia Castellon said...

I swear if I had your brain I would never leave my crafting table! Another brilliant creation Mel. And I just realized I wasn't following your blog! I had you bookmarked...if you were a book your pages would be dog-eared from my constant visits! ;)

Kathlene said...

You are soooo amazing, Mel! I am definitely going to try the print embossing on some Coredinations paper I have been saving. Thanks for all the wonderful tutorials and ideas!

Steph Zerbe said...

Award winning!

DottyJo said...

Hi Mel, I think this is my first comment on your blog. I love your card, so much detail and yet it doesn't look cluttered just stylish and classy. Thanks for the tutorial - I am totally blown away by this! Woweeeeee, Jo x

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Just fabulous. I love the snaps and safety pin embellishments.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I LOVE your blog!!!! I feel like I am at a super cool class each day!!

Gorgeous gorgeous projects:)

Martha said...

Mel you have to be one of the most creative and generous artists around. Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to show what you did and how you did it.

nannette13 said...

Thank you so much for sharing these projects! Love the sewing box and your use of the snaps and pins!

Karen said...

Fantastic tutorial and and amazingly beautiful sewing box. Thanks for all your hard work.

Catherine Kraft said...

This is such a cute sewing box. I love your projects and the tutorials you share with all of us. Thank you so much!!

catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Bonnie B said...

I wondered if you'd go thru each step today. You never disappoint us. Fantastic project.

Heidi said...

thanks for the great templates! you must have much more patience than me to do all this work. but it turned out so great, so it's totally worth it, right? :)

Susan Grapengater said...

Wow that is amazing! I love that you kept it black and white, so timeless!

thefrugalcrafter said...

Thanks for the templates girl! Love them as always!!!
Lindsay

reen said...

Once again, you have amazed me! Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit I'm a little intimidated by this one, but your instructions look wonderfully detailed

Kim Etherington said...

Love the funky retro mix of art on this sewing box! As always, great great details. Yippee... you're getting lots of comments. You deserve them!

Jenn Biederman said...

Mel! Your work is amazing!! Wonderful tutorial & fabulous details...love it all! I clicked on the sewing box top pic...wow...you really stitched each safety pin on there?!?! I bow down to you, my dear. You are very talented!

Elena said...

Wow! Fabulous project! I really liked the sewing embellishments you used, Mel!
Thank you so much for sharing tutorial!

Yelowflower said...

awesome project, excellent tut, thanks bunches!!!

Michelle said...

Again FABULOUS projects!! WOW! Thanks for the instructions and ideas for embossing!

Julie said...

Great project, thanks for the templates....

Linda Beeson said...

Oh wow are your creations amazing! You so rocked your use of the Core'dinations cardstocks. LOVE all of the great pointers on making some fun accents.

cindy ziliak said...

So very vintage! Great project.

Shawninaz said...

Beautiful vintage feel card!

Cathy said...

Unbelievable detail! Thanks so much!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I like to sew, and I'd love this box.

fika said...

o my goodness.. this is so gorgeous.. love your amazing black & white card and TFS the tutorial :)

Lorelei said...

I love this project. What a great gift.

Aliy said...

Wow, so detailed! Thanks for all the tips!

JessicaK said...

Wow wow wow - thanks for sharing the deets on how you did this project. Amazing results!

Marcee said...

Seriously! This is one the most incredible things I have ever seen!

Dawn said...

Awesome - love all the projects today. Very clever.

Sandie said...

Wowza. What an awesome card.

Luv Sandie

Lucy, England said...

Wow - AMAZING work and tutorial - this is so awesome Mel. Love it.

Janice Guazzo said...

WOW! I love your work. That is so amazing.

dstandard said...

Fabulous projects with the core'dinations!

ellen s. said...

so awesome!

Wendy K. said...

Wow! Great card!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

This is gorgeous... your projects are amazing! Love it! Thanks for the tutorials and fabulous ideas!

kathy s said...

love your work- those tutorials are so good and all those embellishments wow- so cool. fabulous