Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Guest Blogger Kathy Jones Day 2 _ Personalize It

Good Morning Everyone!! We are so excited here at JustRite - because today's is our official release day for the Summer Release # 1!! Wahoo!! Product is live on the website- Happy Shopping! We have two posts here on the JustRite Blog this morning - scroll down to see all the items which are available for shipping today. They are linked directly to the website.

Our design team has been very busy too! Be sure to visit Lauren Meader's Blog, Michele Kovack's Blog , Barbara Schram's Blog to see their Friendship Posts. SO much Fun!! You need to see their projects before you start shopping today!!

Do you have any JustRite Font yet?? It is the perfect go to item for customizing cards and personalizing projects. A simple must have!! Kathy Jones uses it on everything and today Kathy has designed a very personal project!

Hello Everyone and welcome to Day 2 of my Guest Blog Week!! Today’s project is one of my favourite types of Beyond the Page things to make ---- a Lunch Tin!!! This particular one is going to a pre-teen girl who loves blue! This particular tin is made by Provocraft and I’ve used some pretty Sweetwater paper (blue floral – Family Ties paper collection) and Rusty Pickle (dots – Connor’s Wallpaper). First thing I did was cut some strips of paper – two strips of blue and two strips of the dots. With the front blue strip I’ve found the top middle and used the template found here - http://images.splitcoaststampers.com/data/ee/images/tutorials/tinwithnotch.pdf to mark and cut out the front notch. Once that was done, applied several strips of double sided tape and carefully stuck it to the tin. Then add the back paper in the same way ignoring the notch step. Once those are down, I’ve applied the bottom dotted strips in the same way making sure they overlap at the same place to give a nice smooth line on each side. Around the lip of the lid and over the horizontal join lines I’ve added some white 3/8 inch grosgrain ribbon. The lid has been covered using the same template, although I found that the holes for the handle need to be widened a bit. Once the template has been transferred onto the paper, I cut it through the holes and placed on each side of the handles, adjusting as necessary and then sticking with more double sided tape.

Once the tin is covered you can add your embellishments!! In this case, I am putting the recipients name on the front using the Curlz Font Set in the largest font and the Rectangular Stamper, stamped in Close to Cocoa ink and cut out using Label 4 Nestabilities dies and matted with blue cut from the same die set. The flowers are Baby Blue and Taupe Kaisercraft and the pearls are Chino Kaisercraft. The flourish under the largest flower has been cut out of Fawn Bazzill with Floral Accents dies by Spellbinders. The tag on the top is made using the 1 3/16 inch circle stamper and the Tiny Words Set. I thought a girl of this age might like to keep her tin private, so I used the Don’t Peek centre and the flourish border, stamped in Brocade Blue and cut out with Circle Nestabilities, matted with a Fawn scalloped circle. The ribbon has been glued between the layers and tied to the handle. Finally add some more tied ribbon to the handle and you’re finished!!

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for another one!!

Kathy


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5 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome, Kathy! Beautifully done!

Amy Sheffer said...

Another great project, Kathy!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love this but was most impressed that there are this sort of templates on SCS! Please, please tell me, is there a whole library of these to access? Where do I find them on the site!? I can't wait to get some font sets! Hubby is on strike! **SIGH**

"Tillymint" said...

Gorgeous what a great gift idea thanks Kathy.

Heidi Blankenship said...

Another Fantastic project! I love the papers you used and the embellishments you added. This will make a wonderful gift!