Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The 20 Minute Crafter - Project #2

Welcome to the second episode of The 20 Minute Crafter!! I am a firm believer that not all creations should take hours or days to complete and today's LO is a perfect example of that! This project was actually inspired by a recent Design Challenge that I was assigned on the Cuttlebug DT...we were asked to create something inspired or incorporating doilies or lace. I decided to create a LO and use a doilie as a mask to create a wonderful, unique background page.

Believe it or not...this LO only took 20 minutes to joke! I have posted my "How to" for you below. Here are the items you will need to re-create this Star-Spangled LO:

What you Need:
one Paper Doilie 12in.
(I used a paper can find them on the baking/cake aisle. They were 12 in a pkg. and it retailed for $2. They come in a wide variety of sizes.)
one 12x12 sheet of White Cardstock (Prism)
Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels) or Maya Mist (Maya Road)
Cardstock to mat your photo
Small piece of Barn Red Art Metal (Ten Seconds Studio)
Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug/Provocraft)
Burnishing Block or lightweight sander
two Printed Papers and small tag(On Holiday/Girls Paperie)
Dimensions: Red w/dot 12 x 2 1/2 in. Ledger Paper 5 x 1 1/2 in.
Thickers (American Crafts)
Twine and ribbon
Diamond Stickles (Ranger)
assorted Jewels and Stars (Walmart)
Crystal Star Trinket Pin (Maya Road)

Miss Tracy's How To:
First, lay the doilie onto the White Cardstock slightly off the page. Spritz your mist all over the exposed cardstock and the open cut outs of the doilie.

When you have the coverage you want, carefully remove the doilie to reveal the masked design... To speed up the drying time, apply your heat gun to the wet paper...this will dry the paper very quickly. Set the page aside and grab your art metal. Emboss the red art metal in a Cuttlebug Folder or with a TSS design mold. Lightly sand over the metal to expose the silver core. Punch 4 circles out of the metal and cut each one in half with your scissors. Mat your photo and adhere your printed papers and photo in place on your page. Be sure to ink the edges of the papers if desired. Next adhere the half circles around the photo mat. I used a liquid adhesive to glue mine into place. Now you can embellish your doilie design with the small jewels and stars.Tie off your tag with ribbon. Adhere tag and a strip of the same ribbon to your LO. I then placed my Thickers on the LO to spell the word HAPPY. We're almost done...can you believe it?!?! Cut some Twine and wrap around your page. Secure with a bow. Place the Star Trinket pin in place next to HAPPY. Add your journalling and lightly rub over letters and the corners of your page with Diamond Stickles...and waa laa...You have a fabulous Star-Spangled LO!

So what are you waiting for...print this off and get busy re-creating one of your own! Be sure to add yourself as a follower to my blog to ensure that you don't miss out on the next episode of ...The 20 MinUte CrAftEr! Also, if you want to see the other Cuttlebug DT members Doilie inspired projects, go to

Remember...Stay true to your passion--Keep Creating!

Joyfully Yours,

Miss Tracy :)