Thursday, 20 October 2016

Pootles October Design Team Week 3 - Faceted Box

So today is Week 3 of Pootles October Design Team Challenge and this is my project using our designated stamp set Totally Trees


I love Pool Party card stock and I really do love the new Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder and I am a paper crafter who believes less is more.

But  this week I had the urge to create something a little more elaborate.  So, like last week, I revisited an old project of mine - the Faceted Box made using the Envelope Punch Board (see my video below for instructions on how to create one using 8 x 8 card stock).    For this box, however, I used two pieces of 6 x 6 inch cardstock and punched and scored at 3 inches.

The bottom faceted panels have been stamped with the Hardwood background stamp and heat embossed with Copper Stampin' Emboss.

The faceted top panels were stamped and heat embossed with one of the pretty motifs from Totally Trees.

I decided to add a very ornate topper in the form of a paper crafted chrystanthemum.  This was created using scalloped circles from my Layering Circles Framelits Dies (separate video will follow). The edge of the petals also have copper embossing to add more dimension.  A pretty ribbon bow closure and some gorgeous copper metallic thread completes my design.

This video gives step by step instructions on how to create a faceted box.

These boxes may look complicated, but honestly, they are super easy to make.  If you have not done so already, why not have a go?

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Beautiful Vintage Leaves and Clear Embossed Hello You Die Cuts

Something very different from me today !

I must confess that I have had the beautiful stamp set Vintage Leaves sitting collecting dust on my shelf, which made me feel very guilty.

Autumn is here so I thought it very appropriate to give the set an outing.

I have to say I am really thrilled with how this card turned out.   It has a contemporary feel which is what I was trying hard to achieve.  I used a 5.5 inch Whisper White card base and added further layers of Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White.

I chose one specific leaf from the set and randomly stamped in shades of Tempting Turquoise and Bermuda Bay along the bottom half of the card.

I decided to die cut the word "Happy" from my Hello You Thinlits Dies in Tempting Turquoise cardstock. Then I covered it in Tempting Turquoise co-ordinating ink.   This made the shade ever so slightly darker as I was after a bit of a contrast in colour between the word and the card stock.  When it was dry I covered it in clear Versamark, added clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool to achieve a nice bold shiny sentiment.  It was applied to my card and then I sourced the word Birthday from my Crazy About You stamp set.

Hope you like it as much as I do.  Its a technique I shall be using again.

As always, thank you for taking the time to stop by today.

Have a great day.

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Monday, 17 October 2016

Triangular Gift Box with Sleeve


Today's project is this cute triangular gift box with sleeve.

I was inspired by a project I saw on You Tube by Kelly Acheson.  She had made a smaller box than mine, but it got me thinking what a great way the box could be used to gift costume jewellery, something which I often buy as gifts for my friends and family.

So I upsized my version and created a little panel which slides snuggly down one of the triangular panels and so is held firmly in place.

This video tutorial gives you step by instructions:-

I do hope you will feel inspired to have a go too.

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Friday, 14 October 2016

Lovely as a Tree Screen Divider Card

From Totally Trees yesterday to Lovely as a Tree today.

I love making screen divider cards and I adore my Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  I also happen to love Soft Sky with gold embossing.  So I thought why not combine them all together.  So I did and this is what I got :-

The card will fit a 5.5 inch square envelope.

I used a piece of 5 3/4" x 11 piece of cardstock for the base and scored at 2 3/4",  5 1/2"and  8 1/4" inches for the card base and then cut some further layers for each panel.    

Keep in mind that the original piece is 5 3/4 tall, because the decorative punch I use for the top of the card removes about 1/4" - so you will need to take account of that depending on what type of decorative punch you choose to use for the top of your card.  I used my Decorative Label Punch for the legs.

I heat embossed the trees across three panels, using the tallest tree for the front of the card.

The sentiment comes from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set.

I am chuffed at how my card turned out.  Hope you like it too.

Have a great day whatever you are doing and thank you for stopping by today.

Bye for now.


P.S.  I think my customers must read my mind as I have just had an order for both the Lovely as a Tree set and the Decorative Label Punch !!  Amazing x

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