Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My March Stardust Cube Workshop

Back in late December I received a phone call from my upline Shari. She asked me if I would be interested in coming up with a workshop project using the My Creations Cube and My Reflections Stardust paper pack AND teach it at her unit meeting in February. While I was thrilled at the chance to teach, BUT I was not initially thrilled about using the My Creations Cube as my project to teach!

Once I received the cube and opened it up, I realized that it was a lot cooler than I had thought. After all, I had not seen it in person, only a picture of it in the Spring Idea Book. The cube measures 5 inches all around. That makes it the perfect size to keep on an office desk, coffee table, or a shelf for display. Also, it is perfect for adding photos to it without making the photos so small that you can't see them!

To come up with the LO's for the whole cube, I turned to my CTMH Originals Card Program book. I looked through the sketches for 6x6 and 3x3 cards and adjusted the size according to the 5x5 inch surface that I had to work with. I ended up making all of my cuts to equal 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 so I could leave space for my holes to put the hemp through.

After I came up with each of the LO's, I added my accents. Since I was making this project to use as a workshop, I wanted to keep the cost low (you know, with the economy and all) and could not go crazy with bling! That was super hard, let me tell you!! So, I went with White Daisy Ric-Rac, Natural Hemp and the White Daisy Mini-Medley accents. Each customer will get 1/2 Mini-Medley pack to embellish as they wish and enough Ric-Rac and Hemp to embellish as shown.

Before adhering the paper to the cube, I sponged all of the edges of the cube with CTMH Bamboo ink and all of the paper edges with CTMH Moonstruck ink.

I really had fun playing with the new White Daisy Mini-Medley accents!! The crocheted flowers are just darling and the ribbon slides actually have 2 different textures on the edges. A fellow ctmh sistah, Megan, suggested adding a square sparkle to the middle for a little bling! I think I am going to have to try that!! OH and last but not least are the little metal frames that I added the dotted paper in the center were super fun to play with also!!

All supplies are CTMH:
My Creations Cube
Paper: My Reflections Stardust lvl 2 paper pack
Embellishments: White Daisy Mini-Medley accents, White Daisy Ric-Rac and Natural Hemp
I hope that you found inspiration in my workshop project! I know I was inspired to create more with this versatile cube! I will be posting my Daydream version tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by!! Please come back to see the "girly" version tomorrow! As always, if you like the CTMH products that I use to create my projects with, you can order from my website and have it shipped straight to you!!


Maria said...

Oooh, such an awesome cube. . .it's a great project to display and I love what you did to each side!! Love the dps that you used, the colors, everything! I think I'll try this project out but I'll use chipboards and see how it turns out!! Thank you for the inspiration. . .you must have had a lot of oohs and ahhhs at your workshop!!!


jacque4u2c said...

It is so very cute! I love all the detail and work you put into it. Just perfect!

Deanna said...

Great post! I just got one and you've shown perfectly how adorable they can be. Thank you!