Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Feminine Christmas Card - Awesomely Artistic White Heat Embossed and Blended Background in Powder Pink

In my opinion a pretty and subtle background is what can give a card a little "Wow Factor".   It doesn't need to be loud and "in your face" to make an impact.  I think a subtle combination of a pale pastel card base with white embossing is gentle on the eye and exceptionally pretty.  Add some soft shading and you have a lovely little recipe for an attractive background layer.

My love affair with the Awesomely Artistic stamp set continues.  I have used the large floral stamp that comes with it more times than I remember, so to me that really is money well spent.

I have never used it on a Christmas card though - that is, until today.

And doesn't it just come into its own?

I used my Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes (£5.50 for 20 cards and envelopes) as a base for the card.   The Powder Pink layer measures 4 7/8 x 3 3/8 inches,  so you can get five layers out of one A4 piece of cardstock - now that's pretty economical !

I stamped all over my Powder Pink layer and heat embossed in White Stampin' Emboss Powder.

Then I grabbed a dauber and my Powder Pink ink and worked in some colour, starting at the corners and sides, building up the colour on the outer areas, particularly the corners, and tapering it off towards the centre.

I die cut some pines from my Pretty Pines Thinlits set, having daubed the card stock before die-cutting it. 

I used a simple sentiment from my Merry Mistletoe stamp set and framed it using my Layering Ovals Framelits dies.

Finished with some pretty pearl accents and a shimmery Powder Pink bow,  I love how this little card turned out.

Hope you like it and that you will pop back again.

Have a lovely day.

Linda xx

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Monday, 30 October 2017

Dinky Little Tuck and Fold Lip Balm Box - Petal Garden DSP

Hello and welcome back.

Today's project is this very sweet, weeny tuck and fold box (origami box) which I sized to hold a little tin of Nivea Lip Butter.

The box is cleverly constructed by scoring and folding and holds together securely by simply slipping one edge through a folded opening.

This style of box is similar to a project that I presented to one of my classes in Wickham back in June, and was very popular with the ladies who attended, but this version is much smaller in size.

These boxes would make fabulous pillow gifts for convention, or for bridal showers, little stocking fillers, ooh..... just lots of occasions when you feel like treating someone with just a little something, and we all like to feel pampered don't we.

And the great thing about these boxes is you can quickly make up a batch and store them away flat until you need them.

So here is a step by step video tutorial showing you how you can make one:-

Hope you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping by today.  Please pop back again tomorrow for another little project from me.

Linda xx

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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Box for Set of 6 x 6 inch Cards in Fresh Florals - Papercraft with Crafty Sunday Pictorial

Hello and welcome to today's project.

I have received a few enquiries/requests for a box to hold a set of 6 x 6 Greetings Cards, so I have decided to share a little recipe here with you today.

This box does fold flat and could be used for a variety of things, other than cards.  Its just a nice useful size.  I would say it could accommodate possibly six 6 x 6 inch cards with toppers and embellishments.  It is 1 1/4 inches deep.

The reason I have chosen to do a pictorial, rather than a video tutorial is because I know not everybody has the time to sit through a video presentation.   You can come back to this little recipe at your leisure.  So I do hope you find it useful.  I would love your feedback.  If it's positive I intend to do a regular "Papercraft With Crafty Sunday Pictorial".

So here it is in a very simplistic form:-

You need two pieces of card stock.

Piece 1 measures 8 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches (You will need the 2017/2019 12 x 12 In Colors card stock)

Long side score @ 3/4, 2, 8 3/8 & 9 5/8 inches

Short side score @ 1/1/4 & 7 5/8 inches

Piece 2 measures 8 7/8 x 6 3/8 inches

Long side score @ 1 1/4 & 7 5/8  inches

Remove four corners marked with a cross.

Cut down the score lines marked by arrows as indicated.

Round corners as per photo and remove tiny wedges as shown to enable your box to close nice and easily.

Place double-sided adhesive tape where shown and adhere to the smaller card stock.

I have used Fresh Florals DSP to match the Lemon Lime Twist card stock layered onto a piece of Whisper White card stock. 

I chose to decorate this box with Layering Oval Dies, my Labels To Love and Butterfly Basics stamp sets, together with the Everyday Label Punch.

Once I had all my layers and stamped sentiment, I adhered them to the front of my box as per the photos below.

So there you have it  -  an easy to assemble fold flat box ready to take a boxed set of 6 x 6 inch cards and envelopes, or whatever else you would consider appropriate.

That's it from me for today.  Off to the kitchen to do some cooking.   Lamb shanks, garlic fondant potatoes and apple pie.  Yum !

Happy Sunday everyone.

Linda xxx

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