Remember Mojo 123?

Be forewarned.  This is a long post and possibly my last for a little while.  I am back in school as of this Saturday, and will not have much time in my stamping room.  I hope that is ok.

Remember my earlier post of MOJO 123.


Our meeting was finally here, and we had such a great time last night.  Creating, investigating, learning some great tips and tricks.  I think everyone was ‘awed’ by it.

Designer: Jessie Branner

Jessie used the Birds & Blooms die.  Look at her vase, it was created by using the ornament punch.  She cut off the pointed end to make it look like it was sitting on a table.  I love the color mixture.  It is so bright and cheerful!

Designer: Merle Bennett

Merle used the Beautiful Butterflies dies.  Her butterfly spots were created by using mini glue dots, and sprinkled fine dust of glitter.  If you look closely to the left, she brought in her glittery line to the paper.  Now you asked how she created such a fine, straight line.  Well, the secret is … ruler and 2-way glue.  The ruler to make it straight and used as a guide, and the 2-way glue was applied, and poured fine blue glitter.  I could not believe my eyes.  I’ve never seen a technique that before.  I was WOWED!

Here is another take … rather than using butterflies, she used coordinating buttons.

Designer: Merle Bennett - Take 2
Designer: Merle Bennett - Take 2

Here is mine.  I created a small box to hold 4 little note cards noted below the box.  Each of my girls received this little box plus the 4 note cards as well couple of chocolate hearts inside.

Designer: Elizabeth Holloway

Designer: Elizabeth Holloway - Owl 'For You'

Designer: Elizabeth Holloway - Fox 'Hugs & Kisses'
Designer: Elizabeth Holloway - Monkey Around
Designer: Elizabeth Holloway - Giraffe 'Thanks'

As I have promised my girls, I would post the measurements on how to make the box. I apologize in advance if it does not make sense.  Writing instructions is a lot harder than filming it.  Yes that is another task I wish to do but still don’t know how.  I guess it is time to ask my genius son to help me with that.

Here it goes:

You will need 12 x 12 CS to complete 1 box.

1.  5-1/4 x 5-1/4, score 1″ on all 4 sides.  With the paper snip, cut the vertical score line to the horizontal score line on both sides.  Turn your cardstock 90, and repeat on the other side.  Fold your score lines.  Where you have the 1 x 1 square add tape to all four sides to create the box.

2.  Cut your other half of the cardstock to 3-1/4 x 5-1/4.  Score at the short end, at 1″, 2″,3-5/8.  Fold at the score line.  Add stick strip tape to the first fold.  Set aside.  You should have a strip left over from this piece.  Cut the excess piece to 1 x 5-1/4.  Score this at 2″ and 3″.  This is a hidden lever to prevent the lid from falling back.  This piece gets tucked and attached to the wrap and lid.  You will not see once you have the drawer in.

3.  Take your 6 x 12 cardstock, and cut it down to 9-5/8 x 3-1/4.  Score at 1″, 4-1/4, 5-1/4 and 8-1/2.  Add sticky strip tape to one end and wrap around the drawer.  Remove the drawer.  Take your lid piece.  At the 1″ score line where you attached the sticky strip, remove the red film and attach it to the inside bottom of your wrap.

You should have another piece of cardstock left over.  Cut this down to 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 and add adhesive to the Lid/Easel where the 3-5/8 score mark is.

Decorate to your likes.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

And finally, aside from the MOJO 123, my girls learned a new technique called ’embossed resist’.

Designer: Elizabeth Holloway - "Mr & Mrs"

Susanna was so excited because she purchased this Medallion BG stamp but did not know what to use it for.  Now she has an idea.  The Medallion BG stamp was inked in White Craft Ink and stamped on Shimmering White CS.  Poured White Embossing powder on the inked paper and heat the embossing powder.  Once dried, it was sponged in Perfect Plum Classic Ink.  The centre was repeat but this time I punched it out with the 1 3/4″ round punch and added our rhinestone brad.  I also popped the centre up to make it dimensionals.  Scored 4 lines and again popped the Mr. & Mrs. piece.

Thanks for stopping by and many hugs to you,