Monday, 30 November 2015

Envelope Punch Board Quick & Easy Gift

Hello and welcome back...

I thought I would share this really quick and easy gift idea using the Envelope punch board. This would be ideal for an inexpensive end of term teacher gift which looks so pretty...

 
If you don't already own an Envelope Punch Board you really need to get one, it has so many uses other than making envelopes, which is awesome in itself. Check out my mini Table Crackers HERE, perfect for your Christmas or Party table, you could put names on them and use them as place settings...

 
So for this project you will need a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) 24 1/2 cm square, I used the Season of Cheer DSP.

 
Then you line up your piece of paper at the 3" mark and punch and score, then you line it up at the 5 1/4" mark and punch and score. Then you turn the paper 90 degrees and line up the first score line with the punch marker and punch and score. then you line up the second score line with the punch marker and punch and score. you do this to the two remaining sides and you will end up with this.

 
Then you fold all of the score lines and snip down each of the corners and stick as you would any other box.

 
And you end up with a box like this...

 
Which is a perfect fit for a box of Maltesers...and who doesn't love Maltesers!!!!

 
So to finish it off wrap some co-ordinating ribbon around and finish in a beautiful bow, add a tag and you have a great inexpensive gift for anyone...



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Hope you liked, thanks for stopping by.....
Happy Crafting X

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Envelope Punch Board

Hello and welcome back....

Have you tried our Envelope Punch Board, its brilliant you can make envelopes to match yours cards or if you have an odd size card you can make one to fit it...






This board is great for making so many other things as well, like crackers, boxes etc.... check out Youtube for some fabby videos...

Happy Crafting X

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Perfect Pines Christmas Tags

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Today I have some more Christmas tags to share with you, made using the Peaceful Pines Framelits dies.

 
I cut 9 tags from one sheet of A4 Crumb Cake card (same as last time) then using the Curvy Corner Trio Punch I cut the little slots for the ribbon and also shaped the corners.


Then using the Season of Cheer Washi Tape I added 3 strips across the middle of the tag, leaving room for the sentiment at the bottom.

 
Then I cut out the trees using the Perfect Pines Framelits die and using a second die cut the little v's in the trees which then pop up. The paper is English Garden DSP, I had some scraps left over which was just enough for the trees.

 

The sentiment is from the stamp set Santa's Gifts, stamped in Cherry Cobbler and then I have stamped snowflakes in Crumb Cake at the bottom of the tag and at the top of the tag.
 
 
Then I have added some of the 1/8" striped ribbon through each of the slots and stapled it in place.
 
Lastly I added the To and From in Soft Suede ink and a little bird at the bottom of the tag.... Finished....



Hope you like, thanks for stopping by.....
Happy Crafting X

Friday, 27 November 2015

Rudolph the Red Nosed Teddy Bear!

Hello and welcome back...

I have such a cute card to share with you today, I love doing paper piecing, some I cut by hand, others I use my Silhouette Cameo. (Even better if I can do them with punches..)
These little fellows have been cut out on my Silhouette with a little punch art thrown in... Are they not adorable.....

 
The card base is Chocolate Chip card and on that I have put a piece of Merry moments Designer Series Paper. I used my glitter brush pen to add glitter to all the Mellow Moss trees (the dark ones). I also added a strip of Seasons Of Cheer DSP and added glitter to the baubles as well.

 
I sponged around the edges of each part of the teddies and then assembled them, the antlers are punched out using the Tree Builder Punch. The nose is cut from the Pom Pom Trim

 
And you know how we crafters like to use up every little scrap, well the presents that the teddies are holding are the waste from cutting out the window from the Hearth and Home Thinlits die. You get perfect little rectangles, just add some ribbon and instant present....

 
The sentiment (one of my favourites) is from the Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set, stamped in Smoky Slate and punched out with the Decorative Label Punch.

 
Such a couple of cuties....
 


I hope you like, thanks for stopping by....
Happy Crafting X

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Sepia Christmas

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Today's card has a bit of a Sepia photograph feel to it....and it features a Stamp Set that has been in the Stampin'Up! Catalogues from the very beginning.....and that is Lovely As A Tree.

 
The Stag image is from the stamp set Jolly Christmas and the Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Snow Place stamp set.

 
I masked off the bottom with some sticky notes and sponged Soft Suede over the top, then I stamped the group of trees in Soft suede on the top part of the card.

 
Then I removed the mask and stamped the large tree in Soft suede on the left of the card. I then stamped the sentiment also in soft suede and the Stag so it looks like its jumping over the sentiment.

 
Its hard to see in the photos but I added some sparkle to the trees with a glitter brush pen (something from the new Spring/Summer catalogue!) and along the horizon.

 
It's then mounted on to a Soft Suede card base.



Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Crafting X

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Curvy Keepsake Wednesday

Hello and welcome back to another Curvy Keepsake Wednesday,

This weeks box features the beautiful Wonderland Stamp Set, you so need this set if not for those gorgeous trees then for the Antlers to make your Penguins into Rudolf the Red Nose Penguin....lol.

 
These would be great filled with treats on your Christmas table, or for favours at a winter wedding...

 
I cut out two parts for each box out of Soft Sky card, and then using versamark ink I stamped the trees on each panel of the box, (I masked off one panel whilst working on the other.) Then I sprinkled White Embossing powder over the image and heated it to set it. I did this for each panel individually.

 
Then once all the trees had been done I stamped snowflakes on each panel and heat embossed those with White Embossing Powder too.

 
I stuck each box together using Tombow Glue. Then I cut out two trees for each box out of soft sky card using the Perfect Pines Framelits Dies. I used the smallest tree die first and then I used the die which cuts out little circles on three of the trees I had cut out already to create a little tag.

 
I added some stitch detail to the other three trees and tied them together with White Bakers Twine and attached them to the boxes.

 
And there we have the finished boxes so beautiful, I love them....



I hope you like this weeks Curvy Keepsake Box, thanks for stopping by....
Happy Crafting X

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

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Monday, 23 November 2015

Snow Place Step Card

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Isn't it funny how you sometimes forget things that you have done and then come across them whilst tidying, that's how this card came to be I haven't made one in ages so thought I would do a Christmas Step Card....

 
Isn't it fun, its a little like the card in a box, the right side has three steps, so you have layers of things going on.

 
I am not sure about the Merry Christmas, I wanted to show as much background as possible, so fussy cut around it, but I'm not entirely sure I like it! Do you ever do that?

 
Something else I have just realised I was going to do was put a little bird on the candy cane!  Oh well I will add it later....lol. I cut some grass using the Fringe Scissors and then added snow with the White Gel Pen.

 
I love the trees that the Perfect Pines Framelits cuts out, it gives a lovely 3D effect. I punched out lots of sparkly stars using the Confetti Stars Border Punch and the Silver, Red and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

 
I used the White Gel Pen to create snow on the trees and decorated some of the trees with sparkly stars.

 
There's the finished card....well nearly...add one bird and change the Merry Christmas...lol.



Hope you like, thanks for stopping by....
Happy Crafting X

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Snow Way Card in a Box

Hello and welcome back....

Today I have another card in a box to share with you this time using the Snow Place Stamp Set and matching Snow Friends framelits, along with the Peaceful Pines and matching Perfect Pines Framelits.

 
The card box base has been made exactly the same as yesterday, I made up 3 from a piece of 12" x 12" Real Red card. Then I added a piece of Soft Sky card 3 1/4" x 3 3/4" which I had put through the Big Shot in the Softly Falling Embossing folder.


Then I took some Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, (one 3 1/4" x 1 3/4" and two 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" ) and stuck them to the flaps. I made a banner using the Snow Way sentiment and added some holly which I had coloured using Stampin'Write markers and popped it on the front.

 
Then I stamped and cut out the penguin and snowmen plus accessories and stuck them in the box.
 
Next I stamped and cut out the trees from the Peaceful Pines stamp set and added them to the box. One of the dies cuts little v's in the tree which push up to give a 3D effect, really pretty.
 
And finally I added a little bird on top of the large snowman's candy cane, he's from the Santa's Gifts stamp set and some stars I punched out using the Confetti Stars border Punch.

  
And here's the finished card, so, so cute...



I hope you like, thanks for stopping by...
Happy Crafting X

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Christmas Card in a Box

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Do you remember this?
 
Its a card in a Box, this one was made using the From Land to Sea Stamp Set, well ever since I made this I have been itching to make a Christmas themed one. I love these Cards in a Box and the awesome thing is they fold flat to go in an envelope, so not too heavy on the postage...lol


How cute is this....I have to admin I used a retired set in the making of this card, Holiday Home is one of those sets which you just can't let go and it works so well in this card. The other set I have used is Peaceful Pines which is just gorgeous and it has a matching set of dies, my favourite kind of stamp set...lol. Saying that both sets are easy to fussy cut, lots of straight lines....

 
 
So the card box itself is very easy to make, I used a piece of Real Red card 4" x 12" and scored it at 2", 5 1/2", 7 1/2" and 11" along the long side, then turning it around I scored at 2" on the short side, (which is basically in half). So then you cut up the score lines on the long side to the middle score line and fold down the two small tabs and one large tab leaving one large tab not folded down, this will be the back of the card box.

 
Don't worry if you fold all the tabs down, I put a piece of Soft Sky card which I had stamped and embossed with little white snowflakes in the back for the sky and also a piece of whisper White on the very back to write a message on, so that holds it upright.


Once you have stuck he card box together you need to make two dividers to stick all your elements to. I used two pieces of Real Red card 1" x 4 11/16" and scored them at 5/8" each end. These then get stuck inside the box flush with the top. I usually put the back one in first and then the second one is easier to go in.


So that is the basic box, now all you have to do is decorate it.


I stamped the sentiment onto Whisper White in Choc Chip added a wooden snowflake and a pine sprig.

 
 The houses I stamped in versamark on Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake and embossed them with White embossing powder.
 
 
I stamped the trees in Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Always Artichoke, there are six tree in the stamp set, I did two in each colour.

 
These are such a lot of fun to make, you can add as much or as little as you want, check back tomorrow for a snowman card in a box...


Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Crafting X