Thursday, July 11, 2013

Epiphany Crafts and Helmar

Epiphany Crafts and Helmar are teaming up this week to bring you some great projects and inspiration. Be sure to check both the Epiphany Crafts and Helmar blogs to see what the design teams have created.  
For my project I decided to pair up a couple of cut files from SVGCuts to use with the Epiphany Crafts tools and Helmar adhesives to create this book lamp piece. This would make a fun home decor piece (the back of the lamp shade has a small opening to add an electronic tealight candle) or a unique and fun gift box (each of the books have a sliding drawer).

I decorated the lamp with the Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Charms and the Hipster collection from Basic Grey.

The book pieces were also decorated with the Hipster collection.

Each of the book pieces has a drawer that slides out. I used the Epiphany Crafts Brad Settings to add a drawer pull to each book.

I used the file folders from the Hipster collection to make some mini notebooks and finished them off with a bit of twine and more of the Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Charms and added them to the drawers.

To make this project you will need start by cutting all the pieces for the lamp and books with your die cut machine. I used my Silhouette Cameo for this project. Use the Helmar Quick Dry Adhesive to assemble all the basic pieces of the lamp and books.

To decorate the lamp shade use the Fiskars Apron Lace border punch and punch four 1/2 inch strips. Adhere the strips of cardstock to the bottom of the lamp shade with the Helmar Permanent Adhesive Runner and trim any extra cardstock from each side. Cut four 1/4 inch strips from cardstock to adhere to the top of the lamp.

Choose your patterned paper and punch 12 circles using the Round 14 Studio Tool and Bubble Caps.

Place the circle pieces in the Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Charms and add two jump rings to the top of each charm.

Add the charms to the bottom of the lamp shade as shown.

I die cut star shapes from three of the sides of the lamp shade and added vellum panels behind each of the stars. I punched additional stars and adhered them over the vellum pieces with the Helmar ZAPDOTS for a bit of dimension and decoration.

Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Studio Shape Tool
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Charm Settings
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Brad Settings
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Bubble Caps
Helmar Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmer Permanent Adhesive Runner
Silhouette Cameo
SVGCuts Maison de Madeline Set- Small Tabletop Lamp File
SVGCuts Spirits of Christmas Past Set- Antique Book Matchbox File
Basic Grey Hipster 12x12 Midtown Patterned Paper
Basic Grey Hipster 12x12 Betty Patterned Paper
Basic Grey Hipster 6x6 Paper Pad
Basic Grey Hipster Vintage Stamps
Basic Grey Hipster Mini File Folders
Bazzill Java Cardstock
Recollections White Cardstock
Red Heart Crochet Thread
Jump Rings
We R Memory Keepers Photo Corner Chomper
Fiskars Star Punch
Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch
I hope you enjoyed my project! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Angi Barrs said...

This is so creative. Love it!

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

I know some little ones who would love this Trick & Treat.