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1  Re: Snowflakes dipped in Wax (complete w/ photos) Folding tut added in Winter Holidays by Elby on: December 10, 2009 06:05:52 PM
Didn't realize there was action on this post this year!!  Here are the pics for dipping the flakes in wax. 
I actually did something a little different this year and will try to get some NEW pics up of that!
This picture shows how I melted wax in a pan on the stove... you can use old candles or paraffin wax or beeswax would probably work too.  I use skewers to dip the flakes into the wax and then as I take it out of the wax, I let the excess drip off.  Then I lay on wax paper and sprinkle glitter (I like clear) over it before it hardens.


This year I used a electric griddle covered in foil for my heat source.  I found a large, round tart pan (or something) at a thrift store and melted the wax in that.  This was WAY easier and less messy . . . nice to have it out of the kitchen!!!
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2  Re: Dress up Ballerina TuTu - with tutorial - Many Pictures! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Elby on: February 11, 2008 05:42:35 PM
Here's the one I made!


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3  Race car Cake in Dessert by Elby on: January 18, 2007 06:53:02 PM
I made this cake for my son's 4 year old b-day
He's in love with the Cars movie so a race car theme was perfect! I got the  idea from a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake I found online.

I was really excited that the inside turned out pretty good.  I wanted it to look like a checkered flag

Here's how I did that part

You take out the cans to bake

I cut each cake in half and stacked them so the colors would alternate and look sorta like a flag!
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4  Cars movie pillow- Lightning McQueen in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Elby on: December 29, 2006 09:29:20 AM
My son LOVES the Cars movie and Lightning McQueen (the main character) so I made this pillow for him.  I think I put the whole thing together in the wrong order and it caused me a bit of trouble.  My process was to do one of the big squares then I put the checkered pieces all around then attached the other big square.  This made the corner part very hard.  I'd like to make this kind of pillow again so if anyone has a better process, I'd really appreciate it! 
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5  Re: Coasters and Trays and Magnets Oh My! (aka Fun with Resin!) - VERY IMG heavy in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Elby on: December 28, 2006 05:14:34 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the coasters!!!!  Great idea and thank you for sharing!  Here's a pic of a tray I made about 4 years ago with Resin.  The resin is soooooo cool and fun to work with (despite the smell  Undecided) I will HAVE to try the coasters.
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6  5 blind mice . . . in Winter Holidays by Elby on: December 16, 2006 11:18:32 AM
Clearly, I am not destined to be a brilliant "chocolate mouse" maker!!!
Here are the 5 I made.  I believe my troubles started when I steered away from the original recipe.  I used Malt balls and black licorice rope instead of the cherries.  Not the best idea I think! 
Here the sad little guys are:


I didn't even put the eyes on the little critters . . . poor little fellas
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7  Re: Paper Snowflakes dipped in Wax (complete w/ photos) Folding tut added in Winter Holidays by Elby on: December 12, 2006 06:27:19 PM
NLJ: I haven't tried yet...This year I think Iwill try and pack them away.  I went a bit over board and made 35 of them and I'm not sure I'd really want to do it all again next year!  Grin
Here's my end project:

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8  Re: Paper Snowflakes dipped in Wax (complete w/ photos) in Winter Holidays by Elby on: December 01, 2006 02:08:33 PM
I'm so glad you all like them!  I thought I'd add a reminder of how to fold these (mostly for you Naeleany!) I hope they make sense!
Fold a square into a triangle and then (this is the tricky part) you need to make it fold into each other so there are three sections (note picture).  If you want a six pointed snowflake this is where you start cutting.  The key is to make sure all the edges are nice and lined up.  Don't crease until you're really ready to!!!!

For 12 point-continue to fold in half once more
Cut off the extra on top so you have an even top (do this for the 6 point as well)  Note where the points are- they're on the outside edge 

Finished!!!

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9  Snowflakes dipped in Wax (complete w/ photos) Folding tut added in Winter Holidays by Elby on: December 01, 2006 12:05:40 PM
Thought I'd share my most recent project! I love, love, love making snowflakes!!!  Here they are!

After dipping them I set them on wax paper and poured glitter over them while they were still wet. 
Hope you like!

Tutorial link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136576.msg1342886#msg1342886
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10  Super PINK ~~ W.I.P in Quilting: Completed Projects by Elby on: October 16, 2006 09:51:29 AM
Hi all!  This is my most recent project I'm working on.  These are my first two squares (I'll be making at least 10 more) and I thought I'd share.  
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