As promised, here are more details and pictures from the Royal Blog tour projects. They had asked us to keep the details and pictures to a minimum during the tour and provide more details later. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email us. Thank you so much for making the tour such a success!
Window: The left pane, we layered the DSP on cardboard for more stability. This was then attached to the back side of the glass, showing through, so we could still write directly on the glass. We used two large eyelets - one on each side of the middle strip. We purchased the wire basket from Target. It was silver and we spray painted it black and screwed it directly to the window frame.
The center pane - We bought magnetic paint from Home Depot. We rolled five layers of the paint directly to the glass pane. Since we didn't want to leave it that color, dark charcoal, we covered it with coordinating DSP. The magnets are from the die cut sheets in the Write Stuff DSP. The flowers were glued to the magnets and we used glass marbles for the centers of each flower for dimension. The "menu" board is a die cut attached to a coaster covered with DSP. We covered the die cut with a laminate sheet so it would be reusable. We punched holes down the side using the crop-a-dile. We tied ribbons into each hole. We also attached a large eyelet to the bottom right-hand corner. You could tie a ribbon through this and attach a dry erase marker. We had to create some of our own ribbon to coordinate with all the DSP colors - Ruby Red and Crushed Curry grosgrain - using white grosgrain and stamp pads.
The last pane of glass was removed and we spray painted a piece of masonite with Chalk Board paint (also purchased at Home Depot) and mounted it back in the same place the glass was originally. The place setting was created using the die cuts and hand cut silverware from our featured stamp set, "Compliments to the Chef." The hot dog was stamped three times on white card stock and twice on Ruby Red card stock. We cut out the red hot dogs and layered them on the white card stock - twice. We sponged, a lot, using Soft Suede to create a toasted bun look and used the Crushed Curry marker for the mustard. The buns are layered three times.
The chef, on the recipe, was made using DSP on the jacket and cuff and card stock on his hat and scarf. We punched 1/8" circles from black card stock for his buttons and applied Crystal Effects for dimension. Another die cut is used for the name of the recipe. The recipe is displayed on a wooden holder. We will be selling these on our site, unfinished. You can then paint or stain to suit your taste. Watch for the post later.
The layered gift jar: We used jars left over from candles - washed very well - and layered the cookie ingredients. We attached a tag with the directions for the user. We, of course, cut out another spoon for the tag and added a large eyelet to the top left corner. We attached the tag to the jar with lots of coordinating ribbon. This is a great holiday gift idea for the neighbors, teachers, babysitters, etc.
Here is the recipe for the Cranberry Hootcreeks that are layered in the jar:
Cranberry Hootycreeks Mix
1/2 c. plus 2 tbsp. flour
1/2 c. old-fashioned oats
1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. white chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Layer the ingredients in the order given into a wide mouth one quart jar. Pack each layer into place before adding the next ingredient. Attach a gift tag with the mixing and baking ingredients.
1 jar Cranberry Hootycreeks Mix
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter, egg and vanilla. Add the Cranberry Hootycreeks Mix and mix together by hand until it is well blended. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Finally, we stamped on the bottom of the window,the border stamp from "Compliments to the Chef" using black Stazon.