Friday, June 19, 2015

Patriotic Angel Box

©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2015


Here in Southeastern Arizona, summer is upon us! The Independence Day celebration coming up next month is one of my favorite holidays. I love the patriotism, the flags and the feeling of pride in our country. In honor of the holiday I have created a memory box for my neighbor whose husband is deployed. It will be a great place for her to keep the many letters and photos he sends to her. Perhaps it will help ease his being away.

Supplies:

  • Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
  • CP large Angel mold
  • A sunny window, microwave or heat gun
  • Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Beacon ZipDry™ and QuickGrab™ Adhesive
  • Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, left over cardstock scrap, etc.)
  • White pearl card stock
  • Dark blue cardstock
  • Dies: Spellbinders Grand Ovals
  • Die cut machine: Spellbinders’ Grand Calibur II
  • Spool of Kreinik gold metallic #32 braided cord
  • Bow Easy™, scissors
  • 16 Gold stars (brads or sequins)
  • 3 flat-backed red jewels
  • White box approx. 9 x 11”.
  • 1/8” round hole punch (if using star brads)

Instructions:

  1. Follow the directions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create white slurry.
  2. Cast one large Angel.
  3. When the casting is dry, fussy cut around the edges of the angel.
  4. Die cut the largest oval from the white pearl card stock.
  5. Die cut the dark blue oval using a smaller oval die.
  6. Center, layer and attached the dark blue oval piece to the large white pearl oval piece.
    Note - if using star brads, measure, mark and punch the holes for the legs of the brads.
  7. Insert the brags.
    Note - if using star sequins, attach the sequins evenly around the white pearl oval. 
  8. Attach the layered ovals to the front of the box with Beacon ZipDry™ adhesive.
  9. Attach the angel to the center of the dark blue oval with Beacon Quick Grip™ adhesive.
  10. Attach the gold metallic cord around the edge of both ovals with QuickGrip™ adhesive.
  11. Tie a bow at the top of the smaller oval.
  12. Use the BowEasy to tie a small bow with long tails.
  13. Attach the bow and the 3 red jewels at the Angel’s hands with QuickGrip™ adhesive.
  14. Unravel some of the metallic gold cord for hair.
  15. Attach it to the Angel’s head with QuickGrip™ adhesive.
God bless our troops and the USA! 

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