Saturday, October 15, 2011

artist advent blog kit: section #3 by mindy erickson

Section #3 - Mindy Erickson

My name is Mindy Erickson, and I take care of all key accounts here at the gypsy workshop.
Materials: (all 7gypsies)
(1) Mini key
(1) Display trim pyramid studs 
Metal Charms fortune - (hand with crystal)
(3) Apothecary label stickers: naked black
Lille 6x6 paper (abundance, beautiful)
Lille clearstamp (life is good image)
ATC Photo Display Kit tag (green/creme tag)
(2") Venice gaffer tape
(1) Crystal dangle
Tag Kit: Affirmations (you are my sunshine, love is all you need, #3)
Other Items:
8 foam dots
Brown ink
1 3/4" scallop punch

Project tips:
- you can substitute the 7gypsies packaging in the kit for any of the chipboard/book board needed. be very careful when opening the packaging if you would like to use it.
- keep ALL your paper scraps from each section, you will need them for section #11
- you can use scissors in place of all punches
- you can use the purple ribbon in the ATC Photo Display kit in place of any string and wire

1. Grab the Lille paper "beautiful", so the front side is showing and glue the Affirmations tag "you are my sunshine, my only sunshine" to the upper left corner area (when you turn it over the paper should look like the picture above). Trim off the excess Lille paper and then cut about a centimeter off the left edge of the card/paper.
2. Cut a 2" piece of gaffer tape and then cut in half lengthwise. 
3. Take the first strip and adhere it to the upper right section of your card, leaving most of it showing and wrap around the back. Then take the second strip and adhere it underneath the first strip with less showing and wrap around the back.
4. Grab the Affirmations tag "I love you more" and cut a 2" heart around the word "love". Adhere it to top left corner of the tag.
5. Use the Lille Clear Stamp to stamp "Life is good" in brown or black ink (or your desired color)  to the right bottom side of the tag.
6. Next take your Lille Paper "Abundance", flip to the back side, cutting from the lower left section of the paper, use your 1 3/4" scallop punch (or scissors) to punch a scalloped circle. 
7. Write "live" "laugh" "love" on the black naked labels (1 word per label) and stick them to the bottom right section of your scallop. Then add one pyramid stud. Pierce a hole at the bottom of the scallop shape and attach your mini key.
8. Add glue to the outside of the #3 circle and glitter. Let dry.
9. Remove the crown from the bottom of the gypsy charm and set aside (you will use this in section #4). Take 1 clear crystal dangle, remove clasp and add to top of charm. Attach the crystal dangle to the bottom of the charm. 
10. Place 4 foam dots on the back of the charm and stick the #3 tag on. 
11. Hang the finished charm on the gypsy tag.
12. Slide finished card into receipt holder behind the clip and the tag behind it allowing the charm to hang in front of both tag and card. 
13. Add 3-4 foam glue dots to the back of the scallop and attach to the outside of the clip.

Join Kerry Lynn Tuesday for section #4. Other items you will need are:
Seam binding (12"ea. - pink, gray, very light pink)
(1) Vintage millinery leaf
Soft Pink glass glitter (or any color you prefer)
bronze mini eyelets
jump rings
scrap piece of cardstock or chipboard or 7G packaging (for pie charts pieces & atc base)


2" circle punch (or scissors)
liquid adhesive {i use zip-dry}
glossy accents
crop-a-dile (or scissors to punch small hole)
tim holtz mini attacher (or stapler)
sewing machine
gel medium (golden or modge podge)


Cottagerca said...

very nice, thanks for the details.

About Seven Gypsies said...

your very welcome!! glad you are enjoying the project!