Cut At Home Designer – Polly Zastawnik
Before we show you Polly’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…
Hi, Polly here, I am so honored to be a featured designer here at Paper Crafters Library and to be representing the Cut@Home design team.
I was born and raised in the Cleveland, Ohio area. I have a loving husband of 36 years, a wonderful son and daughter-in-law, and the apple of my eye, a granddaughter who will be two in May. We also have two fur babies, an Old English Sheepdog named Maggie and a Golden Retriever named Ella.
I work full time managing a copy/mail center by day and a craft studio by night! I have been an artist/crafter since I can remember. I always had a desire to cut, paste and design. I did well in art at school and have a two year Degree in Commercial Art.
Picture Frame Trinket Box
Today I made a picture frame trinket box.I got this cute little wooden box from a local store here called Pat Catans, but you could probably find something similar at any craft/hobby store. First I sanded any ruff spots on the box then I painted it, after it dried I gave it a second coat of paint. After it dried I cut the paper to fit the areas that I wanted to cover. I adhered the paper onto the box with the podge. After I adhered the paper I gave the whole box a coating of podge. The only thing that doesn’t have a coat of podge is the drawer, the paint I used for the drawer was a metallic paint so it really didn’t need the semi gloss finish of the podge.
Next I created the flowers. I made them from a sheet of colored foil. I adhered the colored foil onto a sheet of cardstock using the podge. I got this great idea from Patti, another Cut@Home design team member. It works great, the podge really sticks to the foil. Then I cut the flowers from the Delightful Daisy die, shaped them, added the gems and adhered them to my box.
Here’s my video instructions for this Picture Frame Trinket Box.
I am really happy with the finished results! I hope that you enjoyed my project and hope that you will stop by Cut@Home to check out our weekly blog posts and browse around to see all the great products that they carry. I would also love to have you join my own personal blog: www.pazasproductions.blogspot.com
Angel Craft Podge available at Cut@Home,
Heartfelt Creations Peacock Paisley Collection Paper,
Heartfelt Creations Peacock Paisley Delightful Daisy Die
Silhouette to make the insert card.
We hope you have enjoyed today’s project courtesy of Polly Zastawnik a Cut@Home design team member. Be sure to stop by Polly’s blog or you can find her and more of her works using these links: https://www.facebook.com/polly.warrenzastawnik, https://www.pinterest.com/pollyzas/, https://twitter.com/PZastawnik, https://www.youtube.com/user/CutAtHome
And now for a give away…Cut@Home is graciously offering a give away which includes: 34 piece Gelatos Gift Set from Faber-Castell, 6 piece Essential Tools from Faber-Castell, Arianna Hummingbird stamp set form Heartfelt Creations and 4 ¼” Round Acrylic Stamping Block with Finger Grips and Guide Lines from Apple Pie Memories.
In order to enter the give-away, please leave a comment in the comments section of this post. The winner will be announced next Friday. Once again, the winner will be chosen from continental U.S. only – and will have 3 weeks to claim their prize.
ETA: To see the Cut@Home winner click HERE.