Friday, 31 July 2015

Coffee Anyone ?

Today's fun project is these cute "Mugs" which hold some tasty chocolate treats.



For this  I used my Simply Scored Board, together with my Envelope Punch Board and some gorgeous Watermelon Wonder cardstock from the new range of "In Colors" (2015-17) and Lost Lagoon cardstock from the 2014-16 "In Colors".

The punching from the Envelope Punch Board along the bottom of the mugs gives them a nicely rounded shape around the base.

For the handles,  I used two  dies from my Oval Framelits. But as my accompanying video demonstrates - you can make an alternative handle.

The  *Mugs" in these photos were  finished in pretty cherry patterned paper from the current 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Stack  "Cherry on Top" and papers from the last Christmas season's Designer Series Paper (now retired).  I am waiting patiently to see what this year's Christmas Designer Series Papers are going to look like!!

For the Mug I demonstrate in the video I used the Merry Everything stamp set and Note Tag Punch (available both as a bundle (stamp set and punch together) or individually.  



The cardstock has been doubled over, making the "Mug" is surprisingly sturdy.  

Its a fun way to package a little chocolate treat !!!

This is my video tutorial which provides you with full instructions and measurements etc :



I do hope you like today's project.

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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Pyramid Gift Boxes

This is my project for today's Blog -  lovely Pyramid Gift Boxes







I have made these lovely Pyramid Gift Boxes in two sizes.   The larger size is demonstrated in this video tutorial : 


And, the smaller size is made in exactly the same way but using these measurements :

Cardstock measures 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches

Score @ 2  3/4 and 1/2  on each side and notch the centre panel along the top of each side @ 4 1/8.


Deciding upon a Christmas theme, I used the single fir tree from my  Lovely as a Tree stamp set.   

This tree emblem is beautiful when heat embossed in either silver or gold.  The addition of pretty little gemstones adds a touch of bling in a very understated way.

The Cardstock used for the smaller box is Rich Razzleberry A4 cardstock.

I used Melon Mambo from the Brights 12 x 12 pack for the larger box featured in video. 

I do hope you like today's project.

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Monday, 27 July 2015

Screen Divider Card Incorporating Envelope Punch Board Giftcard Holder


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Today's project is this Screen Divider Card which incoporates a Gift Card Holder secured in place with pretty organza ribbon.  I have used the fabulous new "In Colour" Mint Macaron. 

The cardstock measures 11 x 5 3/8 inches.  Score @ 2 3/4, 5 1/2 and 8 1/4.  

I used my Hearts Border Punch along the top of the cardstock and my Decorative Labels Punch for the base.

Each of the stamped panels measure 4 x 2 3/8.

Three of the panels have been stamped using the beautiful "Hopeful Thoughts" stamp set and I have added  embellishments using my floral punch from the Itty Bitty triple punch pack and  Bold Butterfly framelits.  
 
For the panel which holds the Gift Card Holder in place I have stamped a sentiment and butterflies from the stamp set "Butterfly Basics".  I used my 1/8 circle punch to punch two holes in this panel through which I threaded the ribbon which secures the Gift Card Holder in place and then adhered the panel to the card stock.



The sentiment on the front panel comes from the Hostess Set "A Whole Lot of Lovely".

For the pretty little Gift Card Holder I used my Envelope Punch Board using the instructions for the smallest envelope on the board, which the Gift Card fits perfectly.   I heat embossed my stamped image on the little envelope using White Stampin' Emboss Powder.

I also used the punch board to make the envelope for the card which I have also embellished using my Bold Butterfly Framelits.  I really believe that it is important to create a special envelope for that extra special impact.   Co-ordination is key.  For this I used the instructions given for a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 on the Envelope Punch Board. 

The Screen Divider Card fits this size envelope perfectly when folded in half. 

Here is a link to my You Tube tutorial for a Screen Divider Card.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BASIC MEASUREMENTS FOR THE PROJECT ABOVE ARE DIFFERENT FROM THE CARD I MADE IN THIS VIDEO.  Use the measurements I have quoted above for project above. 

 

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Thursday, 23 July 2015

Butterfly Faceted Box

Hello !



I have a project today which I am super excited about.   

I designed this faceted box which I have embellished around the top closure with four beautiful die cut butterflies.  They are from the set Watercolor Wings and I die cut them with my Bold Butterfly Framelit Dies.

They give the box a wonderful unique appearance which is very striking.  The box is ideal for small slim bottle gifts, which will not rattle around inside or sweet treats and more ! 

It requires time and fair amount of precision but the end result is worth it !

This accompanying video tutorial gives instructions on how to make it.




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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Hexagon Box for a Pillar Box Candle

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Today's project is this beautiful hexagon shaped box made to hold a Pillar Box Candle.  

I used gorgeous Soft Sky cardstock and some retired DSP for this one.  

In my accompanying video I take you through the steps on how to make this little beauty.   Is a fairly long video - so pull up a chair, grab yourself a coffee and I hope you will feel inspired to make one.   

The generous size makes the box suitable for all sorts of gifts.   The basic box would be fabulous for Christmas too if you like to give scented candles.

I would like to add that my inspiration for this box came from this Pin which I stumbled across on Pinterest: http://www.thehybridchick.com/2012/03/hexagon-gift-box/

It inspired me to adapt the size to suit my needs and to have a go. 





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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Square Sided Box with Unusual Closure




Hello and welcome to today's little project,  

This is my latest project which is a square sided box designed to hold a can of Talcum Powder.  It's unusual closure makes it quite a distinctive box.  

Great for bottles with necks perhaps, as it tapers to a triangular peak.

I used my Gift Bag Punch Board for the base, purely because I like the professional finish it gives the box overall.  But as I point out in this accompanying video - you do not have to.

I hope you enjoy this project and thank you for stopping by  today.  



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Monday, 20 July 2015

A Boxful of Beautiful Bermuda Bay & Bold Butterflies


Hello and welcome to my new Blog !


I have been asked by many of my Facebook followers whether I have a Blog and finally decided to take the plunge and dive into the world of Blogging.  I have to send a very grateful thanks to my wonderful friend Lea Denton who has spent a great deal of her free time making this Blog a reality for me.  Without her, there would be no Blog – as I am a technical numpty !!!  
  
Please take the time to visit Lea’s own wonderful Blog called “The Crafty Spark” http://www.thecraftyspark.co.uk/ It’s packed full of her brilliant projects.   Like me, Lea also sells kits of her various projects and more besides !!

I do hope you will pop by periodically to see what I have been up to.






Today's box is a monochromatic one which showcases the stunning Stampin' Up! colour Bermuda Bay and how co-ordinating cardstock, designer series papers and ink can produce a stunningly pretty gift box.

  • The box is a fold flat box which measures 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches and is 1 1/4 inches deep.  So a decent sized box.
  • I have applied Bermuda Bay coloured paper from the  Cherry on Top Designer Series Paperstack of 6 x 6 papers.
  • I stamped out a Butterfly from the gorgeous Polymer Stamp Set called Watercolour Wings
  •  I then die cut it using the Bold Butterfly framelits.  The smaller intricate die cut which I have layered on top is also one of the Bold Butterfly framelits.

Here is the recipe !!    

Cardstock :  9 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
Designer Series Paper :  2 strips of 1 1/8 x 4 1/4 (inches) for the sides
                                    2 pieces of 4 1/8 x 2 7/8 (inches)  for the top and bottom

Score on long side :   1 /4, 4 1/2, 5 3/4 and 9 (inches)
Score on the Short side:  3/4, 2, 6 1/4 and 7 1/2 (inches)




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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Kinda Eclectic Meets Bold Butterfly Framelits


Today I have a Card and a Box to share with you which is intended for a very special person.  The Card is made using stamps from Kinda Eclectic.  I have added a die cut butterfly from the duo Framelits set called Bold Butterfly.   The little flowers were punched with the floral punch from the Itty Bitty punch pack containing three little punches





 I stamped on the envelope too which makes it look a bit more special. 

I made the box following the instructions I shared on this YouTube tutorial, using two pieces of 8 x 8 inch cardstock.  I just used a cardstock that co-ordinatated with my card and used the same punches and framelits.   



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Friday, 17 July 2015

A little Home Decor project–using Scallop Circle Punches from Stampin’ Up!

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Hello and welcome to my new Blog !



I have been asked by many of my Facebook followers whether I have a Blog and finally decided to take the plunge and dive into the world of Blogging.  I have to send a very grateful thanks to my wonderful friend Lea Denton who has spent a great deal of her free time making this Blog a reality for me.  Without her, there would be no Blog – as I am a technical numpty !!!   
Please take the time to visit Lea’s own wonderful Blog called “The Crafty Spark” http://www.thecraftyspark.co.uk/ It’s packed full of her brilliant projects.   Like me, Lea also sells kits of her various projects and more besides !!
I do hope you will pop by periodically to see what I have been up to.
I decided to try a little home decor !!
You will find instructions on how to create this Chrystanthemum Flower here on my You Tube Channel :


Flower Decor
I was accompanying my daughter on a trip to The Range when I stumbled across these fantastic little box frames which were, from memory, under £3.  I decided these would be ideal for adding a bright splash of colour to my craft room.   I have made these Chrystanthemums in the past using scallop circle dies.   But for this project I used my 2 3/8 and 1 3/8 Scallop Circle Punches.  It was a super quick and easy project.    I do hope you like it and why not give it a try.   

These flowers are fantastic for using as toppers for your gift packaging too !!   Both punches are available from me via my on-line shop.  


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Gift Bag Punch Board–Wine Bottle Sleeves

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TODAY I am super excited to be introducing my latest project to you.  This blog entry coincides with my latest You Tube tutorials which I posted yesterday 16 July 2015, and for which you will find  links here : 






I have been looking at Pinterest for alternative ways to package wine bottles and I came across quite a few that resembled these.   I knew instantly that I could replicate the same kind of thing using my Gift Bag Punch Board and this is the result.    Both Wine Bottle Sleeves are super quick and easy to make.  How your choose to decorate yours is entirely up to you.   Here I used retired Designer Series Papers.


Wine Bottle Sleeves
The Gift Bag Punch Board is a very versatile little addition to any papercrafter’s kit.  You can use it to make:
  • Giftbags
  • Boxes
  • Envelopes
The beauty of this board is that you can create really professional looking projects quickly and easily.
If you don’t have one yet – treat yourself !

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These double-sided adhesive foam dots add depth and dimension to your papercraft projects.
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