Hi everyone! I'm super happy today because as you are reading this I'm either on my way to Chicago, IL for the Craft & Hobby Association SuperShow... or already there basking in crafts galore (or if it's Thursday evening I'm at home dead on my feet and cuddling with my RonChops who I will have missed ever so much)!!!!
The super fabulous folks at Sizzix have offered to sponsor a giveaway on my blog today to kick off this week of fabulous crafty fun!!
But... before we get to the free stuff... let's get crafty!
Owl Bag Class
I taught my Edna the Owl Bag project to 7 lovely ladies (and 1 lovely young lady) this past weekend! There were 4 LollyChops readers in the class (some gals drove over 3 hours to get there)!
It was pretty amazing to finally meet some of you guys in person!
Let me introduce you to a few of them...!
When we got started with the class my advice to everyone was to kinda randomly place your leaves in rows and alternate colors so you had a nice random pattern going...
"Random..." being the key here folks...
...and Miss Lynn Pattern Pants on the right...
(we are sisters in OCD and attend the same support group (or would if there was one))
"ahhh... perfect... now that they are in order... I can get started"
This is Nancy (from Loves to Create) and her finished Owl bag!
She's been a LC reader since waaaay back!
Here are Stacey and Courtney (from Hand me a Stamp).
They are bonding over the heat guns!!
(and standing in front of a nice teal-ish wall)
I loves me some Scrapper's Boutique (and some Stacey and Courtney too)!!!
I loves me some teal too!!!!
So... all I need to do now is win the lottery so I can fly ALL of you in for a mega craft extravaganza!
If anyone out there has a winning lottery number hookup... let Lolly know o-kay?
The Owl Bag Class Supply Boxes
Because there were so many small parts for the class (and because I had recently purchased the amazing 3D box template from Sizzix (designed by my buddy Eileen Hull)) I combined the two into a fabulous supply box for my class!
As I was putting the boxes together I decided that I needed to make a SCAL template to go along with the box to dress them up some (of course)! I'll share the template in sec... let's check out the boxes first!
I started with thick mat board that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I found it in the framing section in HUGE sheets (the one I got was something like 4 feet by 4 feet). They have smaller pieces but it was waaaay cheaper to buy the mega huge piece. They were having a sale and I practically stole it for $4.00!!!!
I cut the mega sheet into manageable pieces that I could run through my Sizzix.
I used the Sizzix ScoreBoard XL Rectangle Box die and cut out 8 boxes!
You can see the die HERE.
The neat thing about this die is that it cuts and scores fold lines at the same time!
I made an assortment of boxes using GCD Studios papers!
(GCD Studios generously sent them to me to play with!!!)
You can see the whole line of GCD Studios papers HERE.
I honestly love these papers!
They have foil, flock, glitter and embossed accents!
I'll be doing more projects with them soon to keep your eyeballs peeled!!
You can download the SCAL/.svg template to cover these boxes HERE.
If you don't have a Cricut/SCAL, you can download the PDF to print and trace the covers HERE (see... Lolly really does love the lot of yas)!
Sew.... wondering what Sizzix has given me to give to you????
You can win the die to make the cute boxes I made for my owl bag class!
...or you could try another tactic...
Practice saying this with me...
(out loud cause it's more fun if folks catch you talking to yourself)...
Honey bunches of tenderness snuggle wuggle sugar bear: "what's a LollyChops...?"
All you have to do to enter is leave me a few HUGS.
Lolly loves her some HUGS!!!!
I'll randomly draw the winner and announce who it is in my last CHA post this Friday...
If you don't want to enter the Sizzix giveaway but want to leave some hugs anyway... that's ok too.
HUGS are just awesome regardless don't ya think?!?!?!?!
I'll be posting tomorrow from Chicago so drop back by to see what mischief I've been up to! I am going armed with a mega list of places I need to drop in on (and projects I need to take pics of for you guys)!
See you tomorrow!
P.S.S.T. I love teal. Fur reals.