Monday, December 17, 2012

"Christmas fun with Flying Unicorn"

Hello everyone! Here today to share somethings that I made using Pinkpaislee "City Sidewalk" Collection!

The First up is a tag.. Let me say if you are new with making tags and would like to do so, well this collection  is perfect!! It has its own matching tags in a assortment of sizes for you to play with!! you most defiantly want to get the matching ephemera die cuts as well!! You can find these in the Flying Unicorn store!! And here is the one I made with this awesome collection!

Oh the vintage flare is so wonderful with this collection!! 

 The next thing that I made also includes the cork that came in our Dec KOM. I decided to make coasters with the cork and use a sheet that is in the collection as a backing.. I also used a couple of my fave stamps to adorn the top of each coaster!! The box has a funny story.. I was going to in the beginning make a square box.. That stood up right.. I was sick and enlisted my DH help with it.. Well that totally didn't work at all!! The base ended up being to small for the top.. It was really and I mean really LARGE.. LOL all well it was fun getting DH in on the action of helping me with a project!! So I sat and decided to go with a round box.. It was very easy to make and thought why didn't I think of this earlier!! SO much time wasted!!

I first made the coasters by using one that I already had as a pattern of the size I wanted.. And traced out 4 pieces of the cork for each of us to have our own.. I also cut out 4 pieces or circles out of the PP I wanted to use. It is called "Special Delievery" From the Pinkpaislee "City Sidewalk" Collection. Then I used Inkssentials Glue and seal that I found from the Flying Unicorn store. It is a matte finish. Click on the name and it will take you to the store where you can find it! I used the sealer for the backing as a seal and a glue for each piece.. Coat the cork on the rougher side, then add your pp and then glue it again.. So now its sealed and you won't hurt it when it gets wet from the drink! I also decorated the top part of each Coaster with a Leblanche stamp, I used Staz-on in black, stamped it and then colored some of the areas with green metallic paint. Note: on the paint you wanna use something that will not come off when wet! Here is what I came up with on the Box and Coasters!

How did I make the box?! Very easy!! 

First trace your coaster on a piece of CS ( make sure it has some weight to it to!) Then cut out around it leaving about a 1/2 inch space between your drawing and the outside edge. Then Cut slits going down to the outline all the way around.. I scored my outline lightly so it makes the folding easier.. Then fold the slits in and then make sure you have a in and out effect with the slits.. This makes them easier to shape for the edge to be glued in place. Here is a pic to give you a idea..

  Now cut a strip 12 inches long by the height of your stack. That way you make sure it is tall enough for your coasters. I just eyed it.. Here is a pic of that..

Now glue the strip to your base. Going all the way around and making sure your strip stays upright and not crooked.. Take your time and if the strip is to long. Over lap it just a little then cut off and glue the rest of the way down.. You should have a Base piece that your coasters fit into..

 Now to make the top piece, Trace around your base leaving the coasters in.. This will make your top piece just slightly bigger than your base for it to fit over your base. On the top parts strip punch the whole piece  and this will give you a little decoration all the way around your box. Glue it in place and decorate the top! Here is a pic of the side of my top..

Here you can barely see my CS under my strip.. I did use the City Side Walk PP instead of the CS for this strip only.. It was a good weight paper and held up very well.. Then I adored my top!

I used a Kaisercraft wooden ornament that I covered with some Stampendous embossing enamel. I used the aged Silver here. A piece of the City side walk PP is under the Ornament and 2 more pieces down too.. You can see this little girls under the ornament.. I used the ornament as a window! I thought it was cool.. lol I also used some Teresa Collins trims for the bow and the edging, and TC pearl at the center of the ornament too!  Petaloo flowers for that little something extra! :) Anything in bold print is a link to the store where you can find that item! I hope you find that the box is really easy to make and the coasters are too! Give them a whirl and have fun! They make awesome gifts!! Hope you have a great day and until next time Hugs!


  1. That box and coasters are fabulous! What a great idea! I may have to try that.

  2. I love your tenacity and ambition Tammy. You make things look so easy to make.