I'm kinda revisiting these at the moment. Roll out thin sausages of Fimo or Modelene in white/colour, sit one on top the other and form into lollipop shape. Have to put the dowel in before it goes in the oven - this bit is fiddly. Bake according to manufacturer's instructions. If you have to pull apart and start again - no worries. You will end up with a slightly marbled look, which is a nice effect I think. Trick is getting dowel in the right proportion, in this case I used 7mm. I used some polypropylene for the "packaging" and a gingham ribbon by Panda, for the bow. Stick magnets on the back, and you've got a fridge magnet. Keep out of reach of small children!! - magnets are a choking hazard, and this item is (sadly) NOT food :)
Monday, March 15, 2010
Maybe you can't tell the size of this 'easter basket' from the pic, but the choccy eggs are these teeny solid ones you can get. ;) It's my wicked sense of humour - this is great to give to those you know 'on a diet'. Only if they can handle the joke of course! ;)
Instructions: cut a perfect square (mine was 15cm square) then carefully measure and mark up 9 squares (mine were 5cm square each). Pre-fold around the central square, then fold the ends in, as per pic. I held it all together, including the flower punchie and the handle, with a brown brad. The paper I used was double sided -"Coco vine", by Three bugs in a rug, with green on the reverse. Seemed to be about 140gsm weight, so anything similar should do it. Oh, and yes - they are pink quilling strips scrunched up inside :) Have fun!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I purchased a pack of 6 coloured, blank cards and envelopes, from the "cheapy" shop the other day, for just AUD$2. In the U.S. I think you call it the "two dollar" store :). If you sacrifice one of the cards to make punchies from, they will perfectly match your cards! I used my EK Success Paper Shapers flower punch PSPWP12 "Flower". I will still get 5 cards, each with perfectly matching embellishments and envelopes. So with just a couple of bits from my craft stash thrown in, they are 40 cents each! The pack of cards is from Kaisercard, (an Australian owned company), the colour is EF021 - Metallic purple. In case you're interested, I adhered a scrap of patterned scrapbooking paper to cardstock, and then fixed it to the card with foam tape. Click on the pics for a close up look...:)