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Friday, 26 April 2019

Needle & Thread Bundle Deep Box

I don't often make square cards, but fancied a little change from the norm.  We all need cards for different occasions and I thought the 4"x 4" cards in a bespoke box would make a nice little gift for a busy person.


Am a bit late to the party, but have only just discovered how gorgeous the Needlepoint Nook DSP is!  They were too precious to make the base as well as the lid, so I used Very Vanilla thick card stock cut 8-1/4" x 8-1/4" (21 cm x 21 cm)  for the box base and cut a sheet of 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) down to 8-5/16" x 8-5/16" (21.2 cm x 21.2 cm) for the lid.  As you know, DSP is much lighter in weight, so I lined the box lid with a coordinating colour on the inside for added strength.  

I've also included some tips on making your own envelops and how to max out an A4 sheet of card stock for the 4"x 4" square cards.  This video is a little longer than usual for me, as there was a lot to cover!









The supplies listed below are for making the box only, but if you want to duplicate my cards, you will need additional ink pads and/or embellishments and card stock.




Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Beauty Abounds Shaker card

What a pleasure it is to revisit this set - I've been a bit frustrated because there were so many other stamps to showcase and this set  was pushed back in the queue.  Now that we've put Sale-a-bration to bed and Easter's been and gone, I can finally pander to my whim!

I do love butterflies and if you come under the "avid" crafter category, it will come as no surprise that this is just a fab set to add to your collection!  The die set has 20 dies in all!    What I love too is that there are teeny butterflies which you can die cut multiples of grouped in one die - which means you only need to run it through the Big Shot once and end up with a whole kaleidoscope of butterflies!  Well, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but most certainly you can group all the other tiny butterfly dies together and make butterfly confetti as I've done for this shaker card!





Which colour do you prefer - Granny Apple Green above, or the Coastal Cabana one below?    I drew inspiration from that gorgeous reversible ribbon which has both colours.  It's lovely to work with and I love it!


Wondering which punch  I used for this label?  No, it's not a new punch - just  strategic punching with the Everyday Label punch!  You punch out a label first and re-insert it into the punch to make it smaller.  Have a play and see how many other labels you can make and extend the use of this punch!  You'll surprise yourself at how many ways you can use it!


Here are the supplies I used:






Sunday, 21 April 2019

Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter everyone!

I hope you're enjoying your Easter break with your nearest and dearest!

Trawling through my stash, I re-discovered the "Hold On To Hope" stamp set which has coordinating dies and I immediately wanted to use these for my Easter cards.  I carefully inked versamark around the outline of the banner so I could gold emboss it, then added my own words using the "Make a Difference" photopolymer stamp set to spell "He is Risen".

What a blessing to have the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool - it made stamping the  multi-coloured floral image Sooooo much EASIER!!!   I inked the image in Powder Pink, then used the stampin' write 2017-19 In Colour Markers to add the darker colours.   You can do this quite easily if you're going from light to dark - which meant I could stamp the whole floral image in Powder Pink, then I used Tranquil Tide for the leaves only, and Fresh Fig for the other flowers.   

I cut Whisper White card fronts measuring 5" x 3-3/4" (12.7 cm x 9.5 cm), stamped Easter Blessings from "Itty Bitty Greetings" in Powder Pink and embossed it afterwards with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF.   The assembled cross was then adhered to the embossed card front with dimensionals. Once the layer was completed, this was adhered to the Gold Foiled edge card base.

At time of posting, I'm feeling quite pleased with myself for having made these ready to send off well in advance of the due date!  Just a small matter of remembering where I put them, otherwise - murphy's law, I'll have to make some more!!!! lol!








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