Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tutorial – My “Girlfriends”

Due to an overwhelming response in my studio posting about my “girlfriends”, I thought I would post about how I made them.  All of them were made from scraps and punches.  That’s the best part.  Here is what you will need:

  • 1/2 inch circle punch – inside of sunglasses
  • 1 inch circle punch – sunglass frames and boobies (you can also use a 1 inch flower punch for the boobies)
  • 1 and 7/8 inch to 2 inch circle punch - head
  • Extra large scallop punch - body
  • Small heart and or circle hole punch for the mouth
  • Various small punches (about 1/2 inch) in shapes such as snowflakes, flowers, etc. – for the hair
  • Flesh colored card stock for the bodies – black for glasses – various other colors as desired
  • Paper scraps
  • Optional:  Gel pens, rhinestones, border punches, tear drop punch for earrings

Here is a photo of them:


I had a lot of fun doing them because you can be as creative as you want. 

OK, let’s get started:

FYI:  I usually do not glue anything until I am absolutely sure I do not want to change anything

  1. Out of the flesh colored card stock punch a body (large scallop punch) and a head (1 and 7/8 to 2 inch circle punch)
  2. If you would like her to wear a dress, use the scallop punch and scrap paper of your choice – the off the shoulder look is created by cutting the top portion of the dress off…bikinis by cutting off most of the dress – you get the idea
  3. Punch 2 -  1 inch circles or 2 - 1 inch flowers for the boobies
  4. For black glasses, cut a 1 inch circle from black card stock and cut the circle in half
  5. If you desire your sun glasses to have frames, use the 1 inch circle punch for the outside rim color and punch a 1/2 circle out of black card stock and cut it in half
  6. Punch a circle or a heart for the mouth
  7. Use various punches for the hair

I will use my friend Jean to demo a few variations…

Girlfriend 1

For Jean I used a silver gel pen and dotted a line across the top of her glasses.  I cut thin strips to make her halter style top.  I used a tear drop shape for her earrings and then used a circle punch to cut the holes to make them look like hoops.  The top of her bikini was made using a border punch.  Various rhinestones were added for decoration.  They fit perfectly on the front of blank cards, to use as bookmarks, or just hang around your creative space and make you smile.  Your imagination will know no limits and you will get to use some of those scraps you have hanging around. (Smile)

That’s it!  You have a new girlfriend!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's a Blog Hop!

The Paper Craftorium is sponsoring a paper craft blog hop on Tuesdays...sound like fun!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Inside Queen Bee Studio!

Welcome to the “Where Bloggers Create” Party!

Come on in. Have a seat...


After taking up every spare closet in my house and never having any room to work, I finally found some space to make my own. I spend a lot of time here. I have always called my creative side my "therapy" and it truly is! My studio definitely works for me. I have most of what I usually need at my finger tips. I love to organize and occasionally find myself reorganizing to meet my needs. I always consider it to be a work in progress as it is always evolving.

QueenBeeStudio1 copy

All of the furniture in the room has been recycled either from other rooms inside my house or are gently used items. It’s amazing what can be done with a can of spray paint! Here is another view…It’s usually the view I get when I sit at my table unless I am at my jewelry desk where I love to bead.


The large armoire above holds my TV and lots of stuff. It’s where I keep my guillotine cutter, various size cutting mats, empty photo frames which I use for gifts and my quilting supplies.


Oh, I see you straining to look at my ribbon holder…no need…here’s a close up…


I love it! It doesn’t hold all my paints, flowers or ribbons, but certainly the ones I use the most frequently.

Below is my jewelry desk. The lid opens and inside are all my beads and findings. It provides just the right amount of space.

queenbeestudiojewelrydesk I love being creative. I enjoy scrapbooking, both paper and digital, knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, counted cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint and more. I love being in my studio and unwinding after a stressful day. I am never alone…my girlfriends are always with me. Here they are…


Well, thanks for stopping by! I enjoyed sharing my creative space with you and hope you visit again.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Project: Old Printer Box Scrapbook…

Here is a very fun project…Take an old printer box, they can usually be bought at an antique store on various auction sites such as eBay.  Take various papers, old pictures, jewelry, ephemera, trims etc. and fill the squares.  You can fill one square or several with one photo.  A visitor to Queen Bee Studio did the one shown below.  As you can see, there are photos that sit on top of the drawers and some are recessed.  I recommend having a good idea of where you are going to place your items before gluing them down.  Enjoy!
Here are a few close ups:


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Where Bloggers Create...

I ran across a great opportunity for everyone to show their studios where they create...It really sounds like fun and there is a chance to win some great prizes. Click on the link in my sidebar or the invite below.