Sunday, 30 August 2015

Pin Cushion Gift Jar

I came across this idea on Pinterest and just had to share it here with you.



I have a few crafty friends whom I know would absolutely love to receive this.   It also struck me what a fabulous idea it is for Craft Fayres.

The original Pin Cushion Jar I came across was much smaller than the one I have used, and contained buttons (ideal for crafters).

I used a Kilner specialist preserve jar and the inside of the lid detaches, which enables you to create the pin cushion.

I sourced some small Kilner jars which are available at John Lewis at a cost of  £1 and I purchased this larger one at The Range for £2.49. 

I found some very pretty fabric at The Range for the Pin Cushion which is not made from fibre fill or cotton balls. I cheated !!! Mine is made from Bubble Wrap !!!!!!!

Ever so easy to make.   See this link to a brilliant tutorial by Amy Sinibaldi http://www.ehow.com/ehow-crafts/blog/making-it-pretty-the-mason-jar-pin-cushion-sewing-kit-2/

I had to give the project the Stampin' Up!  touch though.

So I added the lovely Whisper White Satin Bow and stamped up the label which is from the "Oh My Goodies" stamp set and then die cut the image using the co-ordinating Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies The stamp set and dies can be purchased together as a bundle or purchased separately - See my product list below.

I hope you like this project and may be inspired to put one together yourselves.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Awesomely Artistic, a Pillow Box Die & Papillon Potpourri Butterflies

If you have not already had the pleasure, then let me introduce to this new little gem from Stampin' Up!

From next week (1st September 2015)  the new "Pillow Box Die" will be available to order from the latest Autumn/Winter Catalogue.   It creates with ease beautiful Pillow Boxes for you to dress up however you please.  





Here I have used Pink Pirouette Cardstock and stamped directly onto the front panel in Clear Versamark using one of my personal current favourite sets "Awesomely Artistic.  I then heat embossed in "White Stampin' Emboss Powder.   Using a blender pen, I applied Pink Pirouette waterbased ink to some of the flowers to make them "pop".

I then looked out a fabulous set which I have not used for a little while - "Papillon Potpourri" and stamped, heat embossed and shaded with my Blender Pen onto a spare piece of cardstock two lovely little butterflies.   These were then punched out with my "Bitty Butterfly Punch".  I applied some pearl embellishments and then adhered them to the front panel.

I finished the box with some lovely pink organza ribbon.

My lovely friend Lea over at "The Crafty Spark" has been busy putting this die to good use too.

Check out her clever You Tube Tutorial for extending the die to create longer Pillow Boxes :



Hope you like this little project and thank you for stopping by today.

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PLEASE NOTE:  The Pillow Box Die will not appear in this list of products until next week, when it becomes available to Stampin' Up! Customers.




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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Ribbon Dispenser

Today's project is this Ribbon Dispenser.  I have created a large one, big enough to hold six standard reels of Stampin' Up! ribbon.  I also decided to create a smaller one to hold non-Stampin' Up! ribbons which I normally pick up at Hobbycraft or The Range.

If you don't have too many ribbons, finding a handy way to store them can be tricky.   With each of these, you could add to them, either stacking them on top of each other or placing in a neat run on a shelf or on your craft desk; perhaps making a Dispenser per each colour collection.   One for pinks, blue, white, etc.
 






I used my Simply Scored board.   In this accompanying video tutorial I have made the larger of the two Dispensers:



The dimensions required for the smaller Dispenser are :

Cardstock measures 8 3/4 x 6 5/8

Long side:

Score @ 1   3/8  3/4,    4   1/8,   5   1/26   7/8 and   8   1/4

Short side:

Score @ 1  3/8, flip card and score @ 1  3/8.

Construct in the same way as the larger dispenser.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

More Tea Anyone - Teapot !

Hello and welcome to my latest project !

I was really thrilled with the reaction to my Teacup and Mug tutorials and thought they seemed incomplete without a Teapot - so after researching the internet and drawing a blank I decided to create my own which is in keeping with the design of both the Teacup and Mug.

Pinterest was full of beautiful designs that had either been done on Cricuts or there were templates to download.   I was after something that could be created from scratch.  Measurements can be adapted to suit your own requirements using my method.

I used both my Simply Scored and my Envelope Punch Board.  I hope you like what I came up with.  I particularly like the floral finial.



I filmed the tutorial in two parts and here they are : - 




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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Treat Box

So, for those of you with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, here is the first of my boxes created using that versatile punch. 






For those of you who do not have the punch - its available until Tuesday for a bargain price of £15.75 under our Weekly Deals (click tab at the top of my Blog to see all the weekly deals).  It normally retails at £21.

http://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=133324&dbwsdemoid+5010208

I used my beautiful Brights collection cardstock and co-ordinating Designer Series 12 x 12 papers for this project.  I hope you like it.

This is my accompanying video which gives you instructions on how to make the box: 


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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Creations

Grab yourself a Scalloped Tag Topper Punch from this week's brilliant Weekly Deals and join me next week, when I demonstrate how to make these three fabulous boxes using that very versatile Punch.

Its a must have for any papercrafter.

http://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=133324&dbwsdemoid=5010208 








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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Butterfly Faceted Box

Today's project is this unusual but attractive Butterfly Faceted Box.




I developed a fascination for all the beautiful faceted boxes which seem to be on trend at the moment and wanted to create my own.  So this is what I came up with.   

In the video below you will see that using Rose Red and Whisper White Cardstock and my co-ordinating Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad, I put together this box.

I loved the shape but really felt it needed something just a little bit special to complete it.  So I used my beautiful Watercolour Wings Photopolymer Bundle (stamp set and co-ordinating framelits) and stamped out the butterfly image four times which I then die cut. 

Each die was adhered around the top closure and pulled together using some thin ribbon.

This is my accompanying You Tube video tutorial.


 Thank you for stopping by today.  

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Monday, 10 August 2015

Pretty Ethereal Giftbag

Today's project is this really pretty little vellum giftbag.

I wanted to create something delicate and pretty for gifting little presents such as jewellery and am really pleased with this.



Stampin' Up's! Vellum cardstock is really good quality - quite tough and not at all flimsy.

I used my current favourite stamp set "Awesomely Artistic" and embossed the Vellum all over with my Versamark pad and White Stampin' Emboss powder.  I added little pearl embellishments to the centre of some of the flowers.

The sentiment is from the Hostess set "A Whole Lot of Lovely".
 
I finished off the bag by punching out a nice decorative edge (it was a non-SU punch), but pretty nevertheless.  I then added a pretty shimmery pewter ribbon (again non-SU).

I'm very pleased with how delicate and ethereal it looks, but its actually very robust.

Thank you for stopping by today. 


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Saturday, 8 August 2015

Awesomely Pretty Embossing onto Vellum Cardstock

Today's project is this pretty velum card which I made using the new Awesomely Artistic stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  




I took the beautiful floral motif and stamped wth my Versamark stamp pad and then applied White Stampin' Emboss Powder which I then heat set.

I used Pool Party Cardstock and applied a layer of Whisper White cardstock to the inside.

The "Thank You" sentiment is from the set Circle of Spring.  I like the simplicity of the font.

I framed the sentiment with die cuts from my Deco Labels Framelits Dies.

I punched out the flowers using the floral punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, layered them and added some pearl embellishments and finished off with some pretty organza ribbon.

I am pleased with the overall effect which is nice and delicate and translucent.  That's the beauty of working with Velum.  

This will be winging its way to one of my lovely customers as a "thank you".

Thank you for stopping by today.


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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Accordion Card incoporating Giftcard holder & Co-ordinating Box

My project today is this Accordion Card made with the Envelope Punch Board which incoporates a giftcard holder on the reverse.  I have also designed the co-ordinating box.






The Accordion Card itself is double backed - hence the depth of the box to hold it.

I used the beautiful Corner Garden background stamp, stamping the image twice in Pool Party ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then cutting four panels to layer upon each section of the Accordion Card (I used Pool Party cardstock for the basic card).   I also stamped part of the image using my clear Versamark Watermark pad on the front section of the Box and heat embossed the image using White Stampin Emboss powder.

I die cut the butterfly from my Bold Butterfly framelit dies twice (one for the card and one for the box).

Here are the instructions for the Card.


Cardstock measure 7 3/4 x 10 inches.   Score @ 2 1/2,  5,   7 1/2 on the long side

Score at 3 1/2 inches on the short side

Place the talles section in the Envelope Punch Board as indicated and punch.

Do the same on each of the remaining score lines,

Apply double sided tape only to the three sections  as indicated with the green highlighter, leaving one section completely clear.  This is the section that will hold the Giftcard.

Punch half a circle from the edge of the section above.  I used my 1 1/2 inch circle punch.

Fold and assemble the card.
Decorate as you wish, layering with decorated panels measuring 3/8 x  3  3/4 inches.




These are the instructions for the Box:-


Cardstock measures 7 1/2 by 7 inches.   Score @ 1/2,  3/8,  5  5/8  (not  5  3/8 as per the photo !!!!)      and 6  1/2 on the short side.

Score @ 7/8,  3 1/2,  4 3/8 and 7 inches on the long side.

Cut out the sections hatched in green as above.

Cut small wedges as shown above.  Apply double-sided tape to the section edged in green shown above.

Assemble as per image above.

Decorate as you wish.  

Thank you for stopping by today.



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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

This Week's Weekly Deals - Includes the Envelope Punch Board. Reduced from £18 to just £13.50 !!


http://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=140100&dbwsdemoid=5010208

This week's Weekly Deals see's the Envelope Punch Board down from £18  to ...................... £13.50 !   

 
A papercrafter's "Must Have" product.

Use it to make Envelopes, Boxes, Mugs and more besides: -

Here are just a few of my examples :










Envelope Punch Board - Go on .....................you know you want one !!
 
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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Tea Anyone ?

Yesterday's project my "Mug" proved to be very popular and I had great fun designing it and doing the video tutorial.   

So thank you very much to everybody who took the time to comment both here and on Facebook in such a positive way.

One lady had asked me if I could design a "Teacup" - and so I set about creating today's cute little project - my "Teacup".  Again, I used the Envelope Punch Board to produce the curved base.

And here is the finished result.  I used Bermuda Bay cardstock. The teacup has been heat embossed in silver using the branch motif from the beautiful stamp set "Hopeful Thoughts".  The teacup in the picture has also been embellished with little sparkly gemstones.


 This is the accompanying video tutorial in which i used Melon Mambo cardstock.


  I do hope you like this idea.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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