Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tutorial Tuesday with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts!

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Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts! We are making a door hanger today! I have used a baby theme, but you can use the basic tutorial to create a project in any theme you wish! 
I have a huge stash of Graphic 45 Mother Goose paper that really needs some love! I pulled it out and used some of it to create a Precious Little One door hanger! The hanger measures 9" x 4", not counting the ribbon hanger. I used a red, blue, and yellow theme, perfect for a boy or a girl. 

The door hanger has lots of layers and some fussy cut flowers. This is a great gift for a new baby's room!

Trim a piece of scrap chipboard to 9"x 4" and round the corners. (I save leftover bits of chipboard from other projects, in case they come in handy later. This piece of chipboard was left behind after I completed a mini album project.)
Trim plaid paper to 9" x 4" and round the corners. Attach the paper to the front of the chipboard. Sponge the edges with black ink. Trim a second piece of paper to cover the back of the chipboard. 
Open the Door Plate package and set the key and key holes aside. We will not be using them for this project. 
Cover the larger door plate chipboard piece with star paper and sponge the edges with black ink. Glue the door plate to the center of the chipboard rectangle. Cover the smaller door plate chipboard piece with flower paper and sponge the edges with black ink.

Please note: When I cover the chipboard pieces, I simply glue the chipboard piece to the decorative paper and trim around the chipboard with a craft knife and sharp scissors. I use sand paper to smooth out any rough edges before sponging with ink. You may wish to trace your piece onto the back of your paper and cut it out before gluing to the chipboard surface.
Glue the smaller door plate over the larger one, as shown.
Choose either the Baby Boy Clothesline Set or the Baby Girl Clothesline Set and remove the chipboard onesie from the package. (I chose to cover the baby boy onesie.) Cover the onesie with blue and white plaid paper and sponge the edges with black ink.  
Glue the onesie to the top portion of the door plate, at an angle. 
From the Baby Boy Clothesline Set or the Baby Girl Clothesline Set, select two socks and one rubber duckie button. Ink the rubber duckie button with embossing ink and heat emboss with yellow embossing powder. Tie a length of cream string through the holes. Cover the socks with decorative paper and sponge the edges with black ink.

Use the Crop-a-Dile (or similar tool) to punch holes and set grommets into the top corners of the door hanger. Thread black and white check ribbon through the holes. 

Glue the rubber duckie button to the center of the onesie. Use a black pen to draw detailing onto the onesie.

Fussy cut some flowers from the Mother Goose decorative paper and attach to the top of the the door plate. Add other decorative elements from the paper collection as desired.

From the Words & Phrases 2 Set, select the Precious Little One phrase. Spray the phrase with black spray mist. Once the mist has dried, cover the top of the chipboard phrase with Glossy Accents (or similar product). Allow the glue to dry and then attach the phrase to the lower portion of the door plate. 

Add pen work to the socks and attach them to the project with a tiny clothespin. Add decorative elements cut from the paper collection and fussy cut flowers, as shown.

Enjoy! Thanks for looking! Visit the Gypsy Soul Blog for more inspiration. Find all these wonderful chipboard items at the GSL Store!

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts:
Door Plate
Baby Boy Clothesline Set
Words & Phrases 2 Set

Paper: Graphic 45 Mother Goose 12x12 (plus Cardstock Banners)
Clothespin: Recollections
Ink: Top Boss Watermark, Ranger Black Soot
Embossing powder: Hampton Art (yellow)
Spray mist: Tattered Angels Almost Black
Grommets: We R Memory Keepers (baby blue)
Ribbon and string: Really Reasonable Ribbon black plaid ribbon, ivory jute string
Tools: Zutter Round-it-All, We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile
Adhesive: Ranger Glossy Accents, foam squares, ATG tape, white glue

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