Good morning Everyone
Happy Handy Hippo Monday to you!
I hope you have had a good weekend.
Mine seems to have whizzed by at a fair old rate of knots .. .. which means we are one weekend nearer Santa making his annual appearance .. .. but don't worry I won't be cruel and remind you just how few days are left for us to get our Christmas makes finished and posted!!! Eeeekkk!!!
So with that in mind I thought I would share another Christmas make with you this week.
Isn't this just the cutest little penguin ever?
Below you can find the Handy Hippo magic button .. .. and if you click on it you can see all the lovely goodies I used to make this little creation. Everything I have used has been automatically added to a shopping basket and as always you can remove anything you do not need (or add anything else you can't resist).
I thought this week that you might like to see how I cover the wooden shapes .. .. as opposed to embossing them as I did last week.
This method is good for solid shapes that you want to change the look of.
|Here are my raw essentials .. ..|
my patterned paper, the shape I want to cover
a cocktail stick, emery board and my
|I never cut the top off my glue nozzle, |
I prefer to simply dip a cocktail stick into
the bottle and use that to spread the glue.
|Stick your shape down onto the reverse|
side of your patterned paper and leave it to dry.
|Once dry trim the paper as close to the|
shape as you can .. .. either with a sharp pair of
scissors or I prefer a scalpel
|Here is the trimmed shape .. .. don't worry that|
it looks a bit rough .. .. the next stage
makes it look super neat!!
|Now file all the edges of your paper |
as you would your finger nails
(don't look too closely at mine .. .. I should
probably spend more time on my nails and
less time making my shapes look pretty LOL!!!)
|Here you can see the neatened top half|
of my shape and the ragged bits I haven't done yet.
|You can just leave your shape as it is .. ..|
it looks lovely anyway .. .. or you can distress
the edges with an old ink pad .. .. or give it a
touch of glitter glue as I have on my project today.
This is the project I gave you a sneaky peep at last week to show you one of the new embossing folder sets from sizzix .. .. Starry Night .. .. I love the sentiment from the set very much and enjoyed adding a few touches of Diamond Stickles to the stars/snowflakes.
There are still another two folders in the set for me to have a go at and I feel they need to meet a piece of co-ordinations card and my trusty emery board very soon!!
So that is me for this week .. .. I have another Christmas share next week too .. .. ready for those "panic" last minute Christmas cards. Probably my quickest and easiest Christmas card yet!!
As for those requesting to see me in the fancy dress outfit I need to cobble together for Friday .. .. all I will say is "You must be joking!!" .. .. .. I just know it isn't going to be a "good look" LOL!!
Have a good week.
and all the lovely friendly people at Handy Hippo)