More May Tips & Tricks

The Tips & Tricks column in the May 2009 issue of Creating Keepsakes shared how to create chic shoe accents and paper shoes, generate a colorful backdrop in seconds, make alcohol-ink leaves and more. Following are additional details not found in the magazine!

 

Create a Cute Purse Look

May's the perfect time to say "thanks" to Mom or a friend, and what better way to slip her candy or a note than in a paper-purse design she will love? Here's how Paula Hogan, a designer for Stampin' Up!, created this appealing look with the company's supplies.

 

Purse holder by Stampin' Up!

Purse Holder by Paula Hogan for Stampin' Up!. Supplies Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla (all textured) and Close to Cocoa; Patterned paper: Candy Lane Designer Series, Certainly Celery Patterns and Pink Pirouette Patterns Designer Series; Stamps: Eastern Blooms; Ink: Close to Cocoa Classic and Pink Pirouette Classic; Ribbon: Pink Pirouette 5/8" striped grosgrain and Pretty in Pink 3/8" taffeta; Rub-ons: Bright Delight and Many Occasions; Die-cutting machine: Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up!; Dies: Bag w/Scallops Bigz XL, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz, Matchbox Bigz XL, Naturally Serif Sizzlits Decorative Strip and Scallop Circle #2 Bigz; Other: 1/4" circle punch, button latte and crochet thread.

 

To create the purse holder:

 

1. Cut purse box from Pink Pirouette textured cardstock using a Big Shot machine and Bag w/Scallops Bigz XL die.

 

2. Stamp branch image in Pink Pirouette ink on front of bag and apply rub-on image using wooden applicator included in packaging. Assemble bag.

 

3. Cut butterflies from Candy Lane Designer Series paper using Big Shot machine and Butterflies die. Tie two small butterflies together using crochet thread; adhere to bag.

 

4. Punch hole in each side of bag using 1/4" circle punch. Tie Pink Pirouette grosgrain ribbon through each hole to form a handle.

 

5. Tie crochet thread through holes of button; adhere to bag.

 

 

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Help on the Shoe Template
I contacted CKMedia today and they emailed me the pdf today. However, we found that the template will come up if not using the Internet Explorer browser. Try Mozilla or Firefox and it will come up fine. Just wanted t pass this on to everyone.
3 Pixel Chicks download is available
See here for the download. Sorry for the delay! http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/articles/free_layout_template_download
3 pixel chicks
Please tell us how to find the 3 Pixel Chicks download from page 112 of the May 2009 magazine/
3 pixel chicks
Please tell us how to find the 3 Pixel Chicks download from page 112 of the May 2009 magazine/
3 pixel chicks where are you?
There seems to be enough postings here by folks like me who want that promised fantastic unaltered design. Can CK chime in here and give us a heads up on what happened and how we can get this? Your public is waiting... ; ) Laura2
3 pixel chicks nowhere to be found
no luck finding that cool layout from page 112. Tried going to the 3 pixel chick site itself but no luck. I was really in love with that colorful layout. :@(
found a shoe
Hi there...looking around i found this great web site called splitcoast stampers. Looking through i was able to find the shoe patteren for you all hope it works, http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281928&highlight=shoe+template
I am also looking for the 3 pixel chicks design!
I love that page in the tips & trick section and have looked everywhere for the download - which was promised - but cannot find it! Help!
Looking for 3 pixel chicks design
I'm looking for the design used in the Tips & Trick section, where it says "To download the unaltered design courtesy of 2 Pixel Chicks, visit creatingkeepsakes.com" I can't find it anywhere. LHW, I had no trouble downloading the shoe template, but I used to have issues with PDF files. Try right clicking the link and saving the target to your desktop, then open it from there. Hope that helps!
Can't download
Please help-I need this shoe for my daughter's shower - and I can't download it - the screen is blank when I go to download it - any suggestions?

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