Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rinse Lather & Repeat-MFT Hop & Shop!



Welcome to the MFT Hop & Shop!
:-)

Today, a speedy project for a change. I had a blast with the new Pure Innocence image ($9) and I tried to make this a quick project tutorial for those who have less time on their hands. :O)

Rinse Lather Repeat...


MFT Rinse Lather Repeat bead bubbles 4.5 inch box

(Inside the box it says "Baby Yourself" heehee)

The bead bubbles are so fast, but they look real enough to give ya the giggles:

MFT Rinse Lather Repeat bead bubbles DETAIL

(They seem to look more bubbly in real life) :o)



1...Hop & Shop (My Favorite Things new releases)
2...How to make this QUICK Pure Innocence 4.5" box

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If you haven't started yet & would like to hop
The hopping starts here on Kim's blog!

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make this 4.5" box




Step 1)
Print the 4.5 inch square box bottom:

Print the MFT template for the 4.5 inch box bottom on green cardstock
Score it (where the tick marks show), cut it, & crease the folds.

(I used the version of the template that has no score lines on it, so it would be tidy inside.)



Step 2)
Print & embellish the box lid:
  • Print the template for the lid (this is printed on digital patterned paper)
  • Score it, cut it, & crease the folds.
  • Scallop the edges & trim the 4 flaps to fit behind the scallops.


Step 3)
Add faux stitches with a black marker (speedy for a change!) ;O)



Step 4) Assemble the lid...



(tabs on the inside)



Step 5) Assemble the box bottom (tabs on the inside again) :o)



Step 6) Cut patterned paper to decorate the inside of the box bottom--4 1-4 inches square.



Step 7) Stamp & colour top of the tub with the Pure Innocence gal (from the Rinse Lather Repeat set.)



Step 8) Stamp & cut just the bottom for the tub (to layer under it) Colour the bathtub feet with metallic pen.



Step 9) Cheap trick: Stamp extra images to use a paper spacers (cut roughly.) Lately, I find this not only more affordable, but also more tidy than foam tape. (I guess I'm a bit cheap & a touch neurotic.) ynuk ynuk.



Step 10) Bubble the bath up with seed beads:
  • Add clear glue to the bubble bath part of the image.
  • Sprinkle lots of little clear seed beads on the wet glue.
  • Add a second layer of glue & beads if you want it really bubbly.
  • Fill in with single beads in spots that got missed.
(I used Beacon's 3 in 1 because it holds so well & dries SO quickly. It has a little give so it doesn' seem to crack when dry. I did the gluing outside, for lots of ventilation & used a plastic lid to catch extra beads.)



Neat thingy: Clear beads will pick up whatever colour you made the bubble bath on the image underneath. :o) I wanna do a rainbow coloured bath next time... and inchies with that ducky. (He is off the hook cute at about a half an inch square.)

and that's it....



Thanks for visiting & hope you have a great Hop!


P.S. For anyone who can't wait a moment longer,
You can find all the Brand Spankin New set here.


63 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh this is AWESOME! I love the bubbles! GREAT idea! TFS

mekei said...

AAAAAdorable!

Anonymous said...

Rub a dub dub, complete cuteness in a tub!!!
Love the box and what a fabulous bubble idea. Heeheehee.. Your creativity makes me want to giggle.
Beth Greco

Karen Motz said...

Eeeks!!! That mountain of bubbles is AMAZING!!!!

Stacy said...

Amazing - your work is fantastic!

StampOwl said...

love it Mel

Barbara said...

See, I knew you'd have something out of this world CUTE!! I totally adore this!

Wendy said...

Outstanding girlfriend!

g said...

EEEEk! i LOVE the bubbles- i have goosebumps i'm so excited!!! you are just so awesome! i'm totally gonna try & bead some bubbles!! i'm crazy for your box templates too i've built several that are just waiting to be decorated!

beadz said...

Oh my goodness! I love the bead bubbles!
hugs,
Gini

Melody said...

Wow Mel! I won't have thought to use beads. They look so real!

Sue from Oregon said...

Another Mel masterpiece!

Barb said...

This is the CA-yoot-est thing, Mel! Those bubbles are fabulous :)

Marcee said...

ADORABLE!!! Love what you did for the bubbles!

Janet S said...

Just super FAB! The bubbles are great. Thanks for sharing with us during the new release hop.

scrappintlc said...

Oh sure sure, now I need to go out and buy beads. LOL That is simply too adorable.

Sandra B. said...

How cute! Love the bubbles!

Dawn said...

Beautiful card!

Sherrie said...

Oh I just knew you would do something totally creative with those suds! Sweet!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awesome Mel!!! Love the box and the bubbles!!!

Gale Varland said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. What a great way to make the bubbles!

Cindy Haffner said...

Mel you are AMAZING girl, AMAZING!!!!

Tammie27 said...

Fabulous box, and LOVE the bubbles! they are so FUN!

Manasa said...

wow...she is soooooo gorgeous :) Loved it...

Alice Wertz said...

another awesome project! love it!

Jana Weaver said...

Another amazing project!! Those beads for bubbles are just perfect!!!

Anonymous said...

Those bubbles are terrific!!!! What a great idea, making the box with such a cute PI!!!
Most excellent!!
jennik

Becky said...

Mel this is awesome, I do not know how you come up with so many fabulous & creative ideas.. Hugs..

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my, just look at all those amazing *bubbles*...this is sooo AWESOME!!!!

Julie said...

Faaaaaabbbbuuuulllllouuuussss!!! Great walk through too- thanks for sharing! juliex

Lisa Lara said...

Those beads are way over the top. Too cool and clever. Great box. Thank you for the tutorial Mel.

GrammaR said...

Yep, I giggled when I saw the bubbles!

Limonchik said...

What a great idea!!! These bubbles are awesome!

Dotty Jo said...

What a cutie!!! You are so clever Mel! Jo x

scrapcat 1 said...

another fabulous project from you Mel, love the seed bead idea for the bubbles.

Andrea said...

this box and image are brilliant and the bubbles look fab x

Dawn said...

darling, darling, darling, dahling!
love the bubbles! cute as can be! and glad you did a...um...less? involved project..you need a rest!
xoxooo

Megan said...

Those bubbles are FABULOUS!! Such a cute little box. :)

Debbie said...

OH MY STARS!!!! I wanna jump in the tub too.

mitz said...

your card is just ** bubble-lishious**.. WTG. thanks
( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

Lenoria said...

This is a brilliant idea! I have to try the bubbles. Thank you and this is such a happy card!

texasjodylynn said...

That is SO SO gorgeous. I LOVE it. You are SO creative.

Michele said...

Oh my goodness! Cute cute cute!

newfiecrafter said...

This is just cute ,cute ,cute . Love how you used the seed beads for the bubbles --must try this sometime

Suzana said...

Another gorgeous design! I adore how you created the bubbles!

Lisa H. said...

this is amazing!

Holly said...

so fun! I love the little towel bow on the side.

lastivka said...

it's soooo cute :))

mary said...

I love the Bubbles. Great idea to use the seed beads. Adorable stamps and great box.
mks

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

What a great idea for the bubbles!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [06 May 03:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Suzi said...

Those bubbles are worth a giggle, for sure!

Chris said...

those bubbles look awesome

Michele Boyer said...

That box and the bubbles ROCK!

Kimberly S. said...

OMGosh....this is so adorable!! You are fantastically creative!! I absolutely LOVE the bubbles...it makes me want to take a nice hot bubble bath! Lol

Amy Sheffer said...

ACK!!! Those bubbles are FANTASTIC!! Love this!

Sue D said...

Very cute box and I really like the bubbles!

Allison said...

You are killing me with the PI images. I am so stealing the seed beads idea (why do you get all the good ideas?!?).

Marfa (Crafting Marfa) said...

This is such a fabulous card! I can think of two people already who love bubble baths and for whom I could make a card like this. This tutorial is definitely a keeper for me.

PepPop said...

Great idea with the beads for the bubbles. Jaqui x

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Love the bubbles! Makes such a huge difference to the uniqueness and cuteness of the card!

Viorenda Caroline said...

COOL!! waw...u're so creative and those ideas are fabulous :)

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Love the seed bead bubbles.. are you ever coming back to us??