Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tutorial: How to make an elegant square style envelope!

Hello everyone!

I hope your week is going well:)  

One of my passions in paper crafting has been designing party invites and announcements for family events. I'm currently working on a Wedding set for a client in Los Angeles who is getting married in February 2015. I've already finished up her "Save the Date" announcements and have started on her invitations. Along with the wedding invites I'm designing RSVP cards in a postcard style that will accompany the wedding invite in a handmade envelope made from a coordinating cardstock. One of the best cardstocks out there on the market are made by American Crafts hands down, so I used "vanilla" which is a cream toned and is a textured cardstock!

I decided to go with a square styled envelope instead of a triangular style which is where all the pointed ends of the cardstock come together, I felt the square style had such a classy look and it was a perfect fit for this event. 

I decided to share my process in a video in hopes that it will help anyone to make this style of envelope who hasn't made one and would like to give it a try.

Here's my process vid. If you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment below! Enjoy:)

Products used:
1~AC 12x12 textured cardstock in "Vanilla" 
2~Trim and Score board by "We R Memory Keepers"
available at thejuleboxshop.com here
3~ WRMK Corner Chomper available at thejuleboxshop here
4~1/2" score-tape, available at thejuleboxshop.com here

I appreciate you stopping by! Have a wonderful creative day!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Romantic Prima Metal Frame!

Hello friends!

I altered this frame by Prima a while ago, it's a little late but I'm glad to be able to finally share it! 

This is what the frame looks like when you first buy it....
 It's 12 1/2" tall and 6 1/4" wide. The depth of the box itself is about 1 1/2", not too bad to add some little pieces to cute up the inside!

I purchased my frame from my buddy Laurie, you can find her on FB, YouTube and ArtFire under "Moore Art from the Heart"! She's on blogger and Pinterest too, but you can find the links on any of her other social network linked here:)

I decided to use Prima's Stationer's Desk for this project as I feel has such a beautiful romantic look and feel! I decided to also make a video of the intro and the process for those who like to watch while projects are being made, here's the video....

Thanks for watching and stopping by, I really appreciate that you've stopped in. Here are some pictures of this project. Please leave me a comment and follow me here, FB and subscribe on youtube! There are several other links to my SM sites above! 

You can find some products that I used on this project over at my shop, "The Jule Box Shop"!

 Items used....
~Stationer's Desk 12x12 paper pad (from my shop)
~Stationer's Desk 12x12 chipboard pieces (from my shop)
~Heidi Swapp "Confetti" 6x6 stencil (from my shop)
~Accucut Victorian Edge die cut photo matte (from my shop)
~Tim Holtz Alterations die cuts "Tattered Pine Cone" (from my shop) cut from grungeboard

~Large Daisy Venice link trim, Green leafy Vine and Scalloped Loop Ivory Venice Lace (from my shop)
~Tim Holtz distress Inks: "Frayed Burlap"
~Dusty Attic "Flourish" die cut piece
~Blue Fern Studio's lattice gate
~Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Flat back pearls and Skeleton Leaves in Natural color
~Prima paper flowers from "Engraver" and "Tea Tyme" collections
~Patsy's seam binding ribbon on Esty: "Prairie Bird Boutique"

~Prima Purple die Item #572815
~Burlap scrap, Twine and left over chalk paint from my stash
~Little glass bottle and Red Prima Frame from Laurie's ArtFire
~Lyndy's Stamp Gang sprays: "My Mojito Green" and "Golden Sleigh Bells"
~Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Spray: "Crushed Shells"     
~Cheese Cloth (from my shop)
~Acrylic paint: Americana "Tomato Red" and Folk Art "Burnt Umber
~"GOLDEN" Matt Heavy Gel Medium 
~Prima Chalk ink: "Knotted Wood and "Brick Wall"

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Make your own tool for placing tiny embellishments!!

Hello again!

As I was making these cute little "Tiffany & Co" baby shower invites I started to add on these rhinestones, they were self adhesive
 (There's a full post and more pics in the previous post)
but I didn't like that I had to cut them up and that when I did there was a little bit of it showing...I didn't like how they looked. They were all on a row of adhesive and in order to use one, you needed to cut them off of the glue strip, so I picked all the rhinestones off leaving them with no adhesive. I would have to stick them down myself, I was fine with that but then, how to pick them up and stick them down???......So I came up with my own little tool!

Here is my video, enjoy!

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Accucut Onsie "Tiffany & Co." Baby Shower invitation!

Hello bloggers!

It's been a little while since I've posted a project. It's been a super busy year and 1/2 for me and my family. Lots of life changing things, it's been a blessing although hard but we know there's a plan in place!

One of the many things I've been doing to stay busy lately has been creating shower, birthday and wedding announcements and invitations! I've got several yet to post but I'll share this one today! You can see some of the invites I've already made in the past going here. 

I've got an Accucut die of the Onsie shape and it's the Pinnovation die which is awesome to help to place your sheet of paper down and the pins hold it in place so that you can use a Microsoft Word template to add your text and cut so it shows up in the die cut shape! It's AWESOME!!!  So, this is what I used for my nephew and his fiances baby shower invite. She saw one online and asked if I can make it just like it, so of course I did! This was my gift to them and this is what it looks like!

Here's my video where I introduce the invites:)

She chose a gorgeous tiffany blue color, it's actually called "Pool" and is an American Crafts textured brand cardstock called "Weave"!! I did LOVE the "Powder Blue" but of course....I had to use what Monique wanted! :) lol...  All 3 are very pretty! 

I had 12"x12" AC cardstock, cut 50 sheets down to 8 1/2"x11" then I downloaded the Onsie A7 template from the Accucut website and typed out all the info, printed them all out (2 per sheet), set them on the die between the pins and cut them up....then viola!!! INVITES!!

I bought some white satin ribbon (double sided) and made 100 tiny bows and 3 packs of crystal bling for the snaps then....

I loved the font they chose, (Lucinda Calligraphy) it was a perfect fit!! I was so happy and proud that they all loved them!! All 100 of them!!!! I always make one extra and seal it so that mama or bride can add it to their keepsake box or baby book! I think it's important to make sure they also feel special! I also had a few 12x12's left and edge punched them for table settings and used my heart and butterfly punches to punch out from the scraps I had left....they've used it to gently toss the bits of confetti onto the tables for extra decor! If I had more time I would'v made a banner and other things! Maybe for the next baby:)

This is one of my favorite invites to date! Now whenever they set a date for their weeding I'll be expecting them to call and say, "Tia, would you make our wedding invitations"!! I'll be super excited to make them too!!

Thanks for stopping by friends!

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to discuss any custom work you'd like for your next party or event! I would be happy to chat details with you! Email is located in the navigation bar!

Have a great crafty day!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sale extended through Sunday 8/31/14!!!

Hello again!!

It has come to my attention that I didn't give enough time for some regarding this sale. I'm so sorry...it just came to me lastnight to do the sale, but I will be looking into a newsletter email to send out for future announcements and posting a sale announcement 
a day or two prior. 

So, you do have through Sunday to shop and stock up 
on a bunch of stuff at "The Jule Box Shop"!!

Just a note... the 30% savings is deducted from your order, once I gather everything I will figure out the cheapest cost for you and will deduct that fee from the savings and refund the difference if there is one, if it's more than the savings I will invoice you for the difference, otherwise there will be 1-2 extra steps involved, this really is the easiest way for us both! 

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Thanks so much and have a fabulous Labor Day weekend!!