Archive for July, 2010

Remember those punched-tin lampshades in country folk art magazines? Well, here’s  a paper version!

I wanted to do a proper wineglass shade template that  fit on the regular-sized papers. I’ve computed and re-computed the dimensions I wanted, and finally came up with a solution (well, sort of, LOL):  cut the digital template in half so that it can be printed on an 8½” x 11″ paper, print two of the templates, cut and put the two together –  now you have a working template for a wineglass shade that will fit on a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock.  Tsk, tsk, tsk, that is one long run-on sentence, English grammar teachers are probably shaking their heads right now, LOL, and I bet I confused you. Let’s start over again, shall we? LOL

First, here is the template for the wineglass shade:

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The last time I updated my blog,  Southern California was still in the mid 80’s;  this week, we  sweltered  in triple digit temperatures. Yup, we were due for this, and I thank God for His blessings of electricity, airconditioning and fans: it makes summer more tolerable. (When our aircon broke down last Thursday and was repaired yesterday, it made me appreciate these amenities even more, LOL).

Aside from going to the beach and flying kites (something I haven’t done since I was about 10?), here’s what I have been up to – more paper piercing cards with a Christmas theme:

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Good Saturday morning!  It’s so nice to sleep in and be lazy a bit… then make a card…with paper-piercing…then post it here to share with you (*sleepy, contented, sigh*). Yup, now you know how I spent my Saturday morning…and here’s the card I made (is it obvious that I’m in the Christmas-in-July mood? LOL):

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2nd Paper Piercing Challenge

Posted by: Gemin General in General
7
Jul

I hope that everyone is having a great summer! Well, for those in the east coast of the United States, keep cool as the forecast is for another scorcher. Those of us in the west, particularly here in Southern California, are being pleasantly surprised with mild summer temps. But, whatever the weather/season you’re experiencing right now, it is definitely just the right time for crafting!

What have you been making these days? As for me, if you scroll down my previous blog entries, you will see that I have been busy making cards with paper piercing. It has taken me quite sometime to come up with a new paper piercing set (an off and on project for me since I’ve been busy with my family), but after releasing the new designs, I’m so enjoying paper piercing again!  I remember having a lot of fun with you last year when the first Paper Piercing Challenge was launched. So, without further ado, I’m launching the 2nd Gem’s Cottage Paper Piercing Challenge!

To participate, here’s what you have to do:

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That title just makes me laugh…it conjures images of sassy, tattooed girls, but I wasn’t thinking of those when I made these cards – and yes, they are paper-pierced with a summer-in-the-beach theme.

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