Thursday, 18 July 2019

Origami Tea Lights Box With Interlocking Closure Holds Twelve Tealights !! - Video Tutorial

I have created an Origami Tealights Box to hold 12 tealights !!  12 - how generous is that?

Having watched and been inspired by a tutorial on these origami boxes by Amanda Charlesworth, I decided to challenge myself to come up with one, sized to hold 12 tealights.

Not content with that, I also sized a box to hold just one itty bitty little tealight.  You will need a 4 x 4 inch piece of DSP for that one.

I think these would make fabulous stocking fillers at Christmas, with tealights in aromas evoking Christmas memories.  Also, they would be fabulous for craft fayres, pillow gifts, etc.

Of course, I just had to put together a video tutorial.  I do hope you enjoy it and feel inspired to have a go and indulge in some origami yourselves:-

Thank you for dropping by.  Hope you like today's project and I do hope you will return for more of my projects.

Bye for now and ............................"Happy Stampin!".

Linda xx

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Suitcase Card - Rome Calls !!!

My lovely son made a request for a birthday card for his girlfriend Sara. He has paid for them to have a lovely holiday in Italy.  They are heading to Rome.  After a little discussion, we decided that I would make a suitcase card with an Italian flavour.

This card is the result:-

I have to say that I was really happy with how it turned out.   Tom and Sara were too ! 

My Stitched Rectangle dies came in really useful.  I used them for the handle and straps.   I found some images on the internet to embellish the case and to make some tags which I threaded onto a short ball key chain.  Each tag was punched with the new Delightful Tag Topper Punch in varying widths. This card was great fun to make.  Hope you like it.

Thank you for looking and ........................."Happy Stampin!" everybody.

Linda xx

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Bridge Card using the Band Together Bundle and Butterfly Gala in Purple Posy & Highland Heather

We had a birthday in the family yesterday and I have been wanting to make a Bridge Card, so this was the perfect occasion.  It was my son's girlfriend's birthday and she loves butterflies.

I combined my Band Together Bundle with the Butterfly Gala stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch to make this card which fits a C6 envelope perfectly.   The card base measures 6 x 6-1/4 inches and and is scored on the short side at 3/4, 1-3/4, 4-1/4 & 5-1/4 inches.

I also used a stitched border die from my Be Mine Stitched dies.

I used the pretty intricate band die to make the bridge across the front, die-cutting it twice and stacking it together before adhering, in order to give it more rigidity.

I also stamped on the reverse leaving space for a little birthday message.

I am happy to report Sara loved her little bridge card - which is what makes card making for family and friends so rewarding.

I can see many possibilities for this style of card, so hope to be experimenting more over the coming weeks.

Thank you for looking and please pop back.

Have a super day and ..................."Happy Stampin!" everybody.

Bye for now.

Linda xx

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Pattern Party Decorative Masks & the New Medium Daisy Punch

Have you tried Stampin' Up!s Decorative Masks ?   These are fabulous masks/stencils for adding great background details.  There are four designs in a pack for £5.50 which I think is pretty good value.  They are made from a durable wipe clean and flexible plastic type material.   They are super versatile, because you can also use them with Embossing Pastes too (click the photo below for more details):-


I used the medallion mask for the background of today's project:-

I used my Daubers to lightly apply some subtle background colours using Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo and Coastal Cabana ink.

My card base is a Stampin' Up! Note Card which come with envelopes in packs of £20 for £5.50.  They measure 3-1/2 x 5 inches.  They are small and neat.  The new Medium Daisy Punch is the perfect size for creating a pretty focal point.   Its not too big and not too small.  I added some punched leaves and the sentiments are from the Well Said stamp set and the Well Written Dies.  I added a clear faceted gem to the centre of my flower and coloured it with my Light Bermuda Bay Blends Pen.  Using Stampin' Blends in this way means that you can colour coordinate your clear embellishments in a variety of colours to suit your projects. 

I rather like this subtle colour combo - and I loved using the Decorative Masks in this way.

Hope you like this idea.   Thank you for looking and please pop back.

Bye for now and .............................."Happy Stampin! everybody.

Linda xx

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