Thursday, July 26, 2018

Nesting Hexagon Boxes

I haven't posted a project for a while and I had some free time this week to prepare the instructions and step by step photos for my nesting hexagon boxes. This project is based on my Cloisonné Hexagon stamp which is available in the catalog. Have fun!


Nesting Hexagon Boxes
Materials
Hexagon template (print out)
Cardstock in two colors (65lb. recommended)
Scissors
Glue
Embellishments

Steps

Print out the Hexagon template provided. Print on two different colors of cardstock.
(there are 3 different sized box sets on the template).
Choose the size you want and cut out one of each color plus a box topper (see picture)
Cut out each box around the perimeter and cut out the topper.
Cut thru each of the two colored Hexagons between the 6 trapezoid shapes.  Stop cutting when you reach the center Hexagon (see picture with arrow indicating where to stop cutting)
This is the most important step:
Crease each of the six trapezoid shapes on the LID (yellow) where indicated in the picture.
Crease each of the six trapezoid shapes on the BOX BOTTOM (green) where indicated in the picture.
Note: This will make the top (yellow) bigger in circumference than the bottom (green) and allow the top to fit snugly over the bottom of the box.
To make the box top, apply glue to all the heart shaped triangles as shown in the picture. Lay the adjacent section on top of the glued triangle and press it into place making sure to align it as shown in the picture. Do the same with the bottom of the box.
Note: if you need to, snip off any little pieces that protrude over the rim of each box.
Glue the star topper to the lid of the box and apply a jewel to the center of the star.
Put the lid on the box (it will be snug)
Note: the three sizes of boxes will nest together.
ENJOY!

                                                        Hexagon Box Template in 3 sizes
                                                           (you may have to resize these)













ENJOY!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

June 2018 classes

Here's where you can catch a card making class with me this month. I'll be using a new cut-apart stamp called Triple Trapezoid. You can make dozens of different geometric designs using this simple shape. The stamp will be available for you to purchase soon. Check back in the catalog for price and samples. Also this month I'm doing a class using various sizes of circle punches which is easy and lots of fun. Have a great June!




June 2018 classes

Saturday June 2
Card making classes at American Art Stamps – Torrance CA.
Canceled

Monday June 4
Card making classes at The Stamp Addict – San Diego CA.
10:00-12:00 Cards with Punch!
1:30-3:30 Cards with Punch!
Please call Roxanne at the store to reserve your spot (619) 667- 5060

Saturday June 16
Card making classes at Perfect Day Scrapbooking – Huntington Beach CA.
10:30-12:30 Cards with Punch!
1:30-3:30 Triple Trapezoid cards using my newest stamp to create dozens of different designs
Please call Liz at the store to save your spot (714) 369-2862

Wednesday June 20
Card making class at The Fallbrook Women’s Club – Fallbrook CA
11:00-1:00 Cards with Punch! Please RSVP to me at mike@strongstamps.com if you would like to come.

Saturday June 23
Card making classes at Hearts n Crafts etc. – Covina CA
10:30-12:30 Triple Trapezoid Cards
1:30-3:30 Cards with Punch!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March and April 2018 classes

Here's where I'll be teaching card making in March and April. Come by and take a class with your fellow paper junkies!


March 2018 classes

Saturday March 17
Card making classes at Perfect Day Scrapbooking – Huntington Beach CA
10:30-12:30 The Earth-Tone Zone (5 cards in natural colors)
1:30-3:30 Five Cards inspired by Jewelry
Call Liz to reserve your spot 714 369- 2862

Monday March 19
Card making classes at The Stamp Addict – San Diego CA
10:00-12:00 A Passion for Purple (5 cards)
1:30-3:30 A Passion for Purple
Call Roxanne or Walt to reserve your spot 619 667-5060

Wednesday March 21
Card making class at The Fallbrook Women’s Club- Fallbrook CA
11:00-1:00 A Passion for Purple
Please email me to reserve your spot mike@strongstamps.com

Saturday March 24
Card making classes at Hearts n Crafts etc. Covina CA
10:30-12:30 Cards inspired by Jewelry
1:30-3:30 Springy cards plus a special shaker card
Call Tee or Lisa to reserve your spot 626 967-9036


April 2018 Classes

Saturday April 14
Card making classes at my new Torrance CA location,
Gourmet Rubber Stamps/American Art Stamps
2909 Oregon Court #4 Torrance CA
10:30-12:30 Five Springy Cards including a special shaker card
1:30-3:30 Five Fun and easy techniques for card makers. (5 cards)
Come early (10:00) for a tour of American Art Stamps new manufacturing facility by the owner Robert Tepper and see how stamps are created!
Please email me for more information and to reserve your spot mike@strongstamps.com

Monday, April 16
Card making classes at The Stamp Addict San Diego CA
10:00-12:00 Cards inspired by Jewelry
1:30-3:30 Five Fun Techniques for Card Makers (5 cards)


Wednesday April 18
Card making class at The Fallbrook Women’s Club Fallbrook CA.
11:00-1:00
Cards inspired by Jewelry

Saturday April 21
Card making classes at Perfect Day Scrapbooking, Huntington Beach CA
10:30-12:30 Springy Cards including a special shaker card
1:30-3:30 Five Fun and Easy Techniques for card makers (5 cards)

Saturday April 28
Card making classes at Heart’s n Crafts etc. Covina CA
10:30-12:30 Seeing Red (5 ruby red cards)
1:30-3:30 Elegant Washi paper cards (new patterns)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Happy Year of the Dog!

Here is a little new years puppy for you to download and copy in honor of the Chinese year of the dog. For my card, I printed on red cardstock and resized the two smaller images. Enjoy!



Tuesday, December 26, 2017

It's Neat to Repeat!

Here's a neat puzzle card to start the new year off. All four sides of the card inside and out are decorated. Enjoy!


Materials:

 5" x 5" folded card (1)

4 1/4 x 4 1/4" frames in the same color as the folded card (4)

4" x 4" colorful text weight papers (4) In this sample I found free download fireworks images from the internet.

2" x 4" cardstock panel in the same color as the folded card (1)

3" x 1 1/2" colorful text weight paper panel matching the other images (1)

Message (optional)

Steps after the pictures:






























































Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Last classes of 2017

December is a busy busy month so I'll be teaching fewer classes. Here's where you can take a card making class from me.
Saturday December 16
Card making classes at Hearts n Crafts etc. in Covina CA.
10:30-12:30 five cards from one stamp...
1:30-3:30 It's Neat to Repeat!
Call the store to reserve your place. (626) 967 9036

Monday December 18
Card making classes at The Stamp Addict in San Diego CA.
10:00-12:00 It's Neat to Repeat!
1:30-3:30 It's Neat to Repeat.
Call the store to reserve your place (619) 667 5060

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Blog Candy Winner!

Congratulations to Roseann Jacoy. Your name was chosen at random to receive the set of Seasonal Silhouette stamps and the Nesting Square stamp. Roseann please email me:  mike@strongstamps.com with your mailing address.  Enjoy the seasons!