Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Add-on Week, Part 2

Today we've got another round of fun twists and uses with the add-on sketch. Just like any other kind of sketch, the add-on sketch has so many possibilities. The fun part is that it doesn't matter how you use it. You can follow it exactly or use it as a starting point for your own creative ideas.

Add-on Sketch #1

You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the add-on sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.

You Warm My Heart card by Shari Thurman
Supplies - Pattern paper: Echo Park; Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink; Adhesive: Thermo-web 3D

• The card dimensions measure 4.25 x 5.5. Background paper is 4 x 5.25. Border is .75 x 5.25 and 1 x 5.25.

• I drew the steam by hand and cut it out.

• I also replaced the snowflake from the sketch with a heart, so I could use it as a Valentine's card. I used 3 dimensional adhesive to give the coffee cup and the heart depth. Inside sentiment reads "You warm my heart."

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Frosty Photos picture holder by Jill Sarginson
Supply List: Pattern Paper: K & Company (Peppermint Twist I Believe); Cardstock: Bazzill Basics and Bo Bunny Dotted Swiss; Alphabets: October Afternoon; Ink: Versamark; Other: Chipboard, Wire, Glue

I decided to make a photo holder with the add-on sketch this week. The sketch was blown up 2 inches on each side so that this would be big enough to put on my desk and hold some photos.

I traced the sketch onto a piece of pattern paper (I traced this on the back side of the pattern paper thus my cup came out backwards!) and then mounted it to chipboard of roughly the same size. I needed something attached to the back of the chipboard that I could easily stick the wire into - I opted to go with cardboard.

 I added glue to the top so the wire pieces wouldn't fall down or come loose. I then cut a triangular piece of cardboard out and adhered it to the other piece of cardboard on the back. I put a bit of crazy glue just to ensure that it stayed.

Tip: You can buy photo holders at the dollar store and just cut the wire pieces off and then use them with your project!


Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love all of them but the frosty pictures is super fun!

Michelle*G said...

Great projects! Love the dimension on the LO and the photo holder is too cute!

dawn said...

I love the layout, the snowcap trees are my favorite part. The card is sweet with a heart. The last is so neat, I would never have thought of this idea, amazing. I still can't believe all you can do with an add-on, how fun this is. Great job ladies.

Kristy Hansenwi said...

how cute are these. Love the idea of the photo stand. The layout is so cute with swirly handle. thank you for sharing. ksh

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

great takes, I love them all, but the layout really caught my eye, such rich color combos

scarthur said...

Very cute!!

Lisa G. said...

Love them all. The first one has sold me on pp in the background. Great work ladies!

Tammy said...

Love how it's been interpreted differently for each project.
Fantastic add on!

Michele Mc said...

Great ideas! Especially love the photo holder. Too cute.

mustangkayla said...

Wowza...that layout is so eye catching! Love it!
Great card too!
So creative on the frame...love how you the steam swirls hold photos!

Michelle M said...

What creative interpretations of the sketch! I love how Shari used a quote as an intro to the title. Thanks for all the tips!

L said...

Thanks for the inspiration, ladies. I just oohed and aahed when I saw your projects!


Paper Doll said...

I didn't think that I'd really like the "add-on" thing ... but I have been quite taken with what the team has done. Very Nice!

Anonymous said...

Shari...I love that you used patterned paper for the background...I always reach for cardstock for the background paper as I feel the patterned paper is too busy...your layout looks great and has challenged me to use up some patterned paper in my stash as a the background!

Candy Conner

debbie susee said...

Love the colors in the layout and card. Like the snowflakes used on two of the mugs.

The Mancilla Family said...

great layout!