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11  Last-minute gift Monogram in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Coma on: October 03, 2011 07:43:30 PM
My daughters were invited to a birthday party with only 2 days notice and we were broke until a few days later. What to give the 10-year-old birthday girl?
I came up with this. It is made from really thick leftover corrugated cardboard that my hubby brought home from work for me to use in another project (which I will post at a later date).

Finished:

My daughters helped me paint and prep a couple of the embellishments so they liked it too.

Progress shot:

Wrapped the edges so they would be flat instead of showing the corrugated insides.

I might make us some when I get a chance. After Halloween...
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12  Quilled Kolam in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Coma on: September 17, 2011 12:02:39 PM
I found a book on quilling and thought it seemed like a fun craft.
After playing around making a few smaller, more traditional things like flowers and baby footprints I made this:

I am happy with how it turned out considering I am a beginner.
Now I need more colours of quilling strips so I can make more!
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13  Re: Matchbox Swap round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Coma on: June 13, 2011 02:07:33 PM
Hi all!
Apparently the package I sent to Cinnamoon has been lost in the mail:(
I am going to send her another but in the meantime here are a couple pics of what I sent that never made it there.
The filled box:

The weird looking bundle in the bottom is a packet of lime green glass beads that she said on her profile she was looking for.
And here are some shrinks I made her. There are a couple of mythology-themed ones because she posted a goddess poppet she made, a monogram of her initial, and a stylized flower. (The sugar skull and bird were actually made for my other partner.)

I don't have photos of the rest of the contents.
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14  Re: Matchbox Swap round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Coma on: May 30, 2011 11:47:23 AM
Amaryllisroze received from me a while ago but hasn't been able to post pics so she told me to go ahead and put up a couple.
In my stalking I noticed a few themes so I went with 2 of them- Day of the Dead and Birds.
This lead to my first attempt at papel picado:

A couple shrinky dinks:


This one has no hole in it because it is too small but I figured she could glue it to something:P
And finally the matchbox itself all filled up:

It was a lot of fun coming up with ideas:)
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15  Re: Matchbox Swap round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Coma on: May 25, 2011 05:36:44 AM
Here is the beautiful box I received from Amaryllisroze:

I really love that shade of blue/teal. It is close to the top of my list of favourite colours:)
When I opened the package I was surprised at the weight but I found out why it was so heavy.
ALL the goodies inside were metal! Lots of great stuff:

It is hard to say which were my favourites but some definite highlights are the roses, the "Family" clip and the watch face/gears.
Thanks so much!
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16  Re: Matchbox Swap round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Coma on: May 12, 2011 07:47:22 PM
Received from Cinnamoon today Grin Lots of cuteness! No sooner had I snapped some pics than the earrings went into my ears where they have stayed for the 6 hours since then:P
Here is a pic of the pretty box with adorable teeny button flowers on it, plus all the innards.

Here is a closer pic of the contents!

My faves are the earrings, the beautiful tree (which may end up as an ornament in one of my 1/12 scale dollhouse rooms), and the glass birdhouse bead. Although that sticker is pretty darned cute too, and so is the bone charm, and the crayon button... Obviously I love everything!
Thanks for a fun swap Cinnamoon Smiley
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17  Re: Matchbox Swap round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Coma on: April 06, 2011 11:35:03 AM
Here are a few pics from the package I sent to Aveykin.
This is the box itself:

This is based on an item from her wist. It is called a Squitten (note the two tiny embroidered tentacle paws! lol):

This was inspired by Averykin's participation in a tentacles swap. It is a doubled sided stamp I carved from an eraser:


Some of the other contents, including a tiny hearthstone because Aveykin was in a WoW swap:

A pic of the filled drawer, including a tiny bottle full of beads and findings because she had some teeny bottles wisted as well:

I hope she liked it! The squitten was my favourite thing to make:)
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18  My First Altered Puzzle in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Coma on: March 10, 2011 09:21:07 AM
I looked around a bit and this seems to be the right board for this project. There was paper involved, although the puzzle itself was a cheap wooden one...
*shrugs*
I participated in the most recent matchbox swap and I really liked the paper and paint combo I used for the matchbox. So I decided I was going to make something for myself with the leftover paper:) Without further ado here is the finished product:

I glued beads to the center of the ribbon flower I made and micro-beads to a flat wooden flower for the one on the right.
Also, the frame is coated in clear sealant but the same-coloured puzzle pieces have a shimmery top-coat.
This close-up is to show how I wrapped the ribbon stems around the pieces so they are still individually removable. The sparkly strip and sparkly flower are also cut apart so the pieces are still separate. I really wanted it to remain an actual puzzle even though it is intended to be a decoration, especially since it was a really tight squeeze getting it back together after all the embellishments!

Let me know what you think:D
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19  Re: Matchbox Swap round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Coma on: March 07, 2011 03:51:07 PM
Hi guys!
Sinjah received the matchbox I sent her a while ago but hasn't yet been in possession of her camera since then. So I thought I'd post a couple bad pics I took of it before I sent Tongue
This is the closed matchbox:

This is what the inside looks like:

This is what I sent inside it. I didn't take pics of the items separately:(

The large white rectangle in there is a double-sided stamp that I carved and forgot to photograph, so hopefully Sinjah can post pics of that when she gets her camera back:)
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20  Re: Matchbox Swap round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Coma on: March 03, 2011 06:53:19 PM
I received my matchbox from Sinjah yesterday! It is as lovely as I thought it would be after seeing some of the other things she has done.
It is beautiful and classy-looking and filled with tiny treasures:)


All the contents together:

Some of my favourites are the button stud earrings at the top right, the cute little ladybug clothespin, the swirly coiled disc, and the tiny beaded charm.
Closer detail of some of the other cool stuff:

And finally, the tea we agreed to swap in addition to doing this swap:D

I had so much fun and would love to do another matchbox swap!
Thanks Sinjah! You were an awesome partner:D
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