Perfect Ten at Paper Crafting World

First a warm welcome to my newest follower, Chriss.  Thank you so much for joining our little family.  You are now entered in my card bundle give away when I reach 100 e-mail subscribers. 

It’s my day to post for Paper Crafting World!  For my project, I’m using this adorable Nail Polish Box Cut File, but opted not to make it as a box.  Instead, I borrowed an idea I got from Jennifer McGuire and this video, to make this clear pocket shaker card.

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When I saw this video, I rushed right out and got the Fuse and Avery Elle Storage Pockets.  That was July, 2015 and I’m just using them for the first time…some things just can’t be rushed ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Did you ever go out and buy something because you saw it showcased in a video and when you tried to work with it, it was a LOT more difficult to work with than the video lead you to expect?  That was not the case with the Fuse…it worked exactly the way I hoped it would.  The storage pockets are nice and thick, but I think you could use a much less expensive page protector with the same results.

The bear was cut from Stampin’ Up card stock scraps on my Silhouette Cameo.  In addition to cutting the individual pieces, I welded them to create a “base” on which to place the pieces to give a more finished look to the back.  I knew I would be placing a sentiment panel inside, but didn’t want to see any exposed edges through the acetate. 

I sponged the edges of all the pieces for added dimension.  I added the finishing touches to the face working from this great tutorial by Melinda Beltran (this is also listed on the Links You’ll Love page).  To top it off, I added Crystal Effects to her nose, Wink of Stella to the nail polish bottle and a little bow on her head. 

I attached it the bear to the front of the pocket with SNAIL adhesive, being careful to keep it 1/4″ from the edge so as not to be visible from the back.  The SNAIL adheres to the acetate amazingly well.

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I intended to insert the gift card to a nail salon inside, like the video.  I had to go with Plan B because the gift “certificate” was actually larger than the pocket.  Plan B was to punch a 1/4″ circle in both the pocket and the gift certificate and ran a ribbon through it to hold the pieces together. 

I created a panel for the sentiment slight smaller than the bear on the front; it says, “We think you’re a Perfect Ten so your nails should be, too!”  This panel was attached to the inside of the pocket.

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For inside the pocket, I combined rose-red sequins as well as rose-red and black seed beads with a bit of gold in the form of star confetti.  I had to fight the urge to put more in the pocket as the space seemed so large, but this was just the right amount.

I made this for a friend for her September birthday.  I still have it because we haven’t yet gotten together for lunch yet.  This post reminds me I really need to make plans with her…where does the time go?



9 Responses to “Perfect Ten at Paper Crafting World”

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  1. nclights7 says:

    How cute! Your friend will love your card!

  2. Kelly Santi says:

    KIm, I think your darling bear and sequin fused kit is a perfect 10! This is a joy to see! I have read a lot about this tool – but didn’t take the plunge. It took me nearly 2 years to get the MISTI, lol! Love this – hope to see more of your work!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Did you see the Hampton Arts version of the MISTI? Much less expensive. Thank you for your kind words and for visiting!

  3. Denise Sayers says:

    Cute idea. I too have purchased things after seeing a cute idea or technique and then never used it. I am much better about it now, we’ll sort of. Lol.

  4. lauren says:

    perfect 10!!! love it! great use of the fuse tool, as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

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