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Friday, 10 April 2020

Fable Friend, Easter Gift Packaging

Hello, can you believe it's already Good Friday? It seems to have come round so fast!

I have some cute Easter treats in these gorgeous printed cello bags which measure 3" x 9" (7.6 cm x 22.9 cm)

They are so quick and easy to do!  You can make them big or small, depending on the size of your label.   As the rabbit was rather tall, it got the "big" treatment!  I used the Label me lovely and label me fancy punches on the smaller bag in Petal Pink.  There are a trio of ducks on the one stamp, but I masked the largest duck, and only stamped with 2 of the smaller ones and as you can see, it was a pretty tight fit even with two.













Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Timeless Tulips with Ornate Borders

Tulip time! Does that mean it's Spring and Easter too?   Hope you're all feeling OK and settling into the new "norm".  It will pass, but in the meantime I hope this post will brighten your day.

Just a little something to add some sunshine to your day with something "old" and something "new".  

Timeless Tulips from the Mini, and a brand new early release from the 2020-21 Annual catalogue due to launch in June which is now available to customers!

I used the Ornate Border Dies on my gatefold and chose Daffodil Delight with Soft Sea Foam mat layers.  Loved how it turned out.  The measurements of the card base is in  fractions of 16ths which is unusual but there is a reason for this odd number to allow tolerance for the border dies in order to get a nice closure that butted up to each other when the panels were closed.


  








Sunday, 5 April 2020

Do the Impossible

Hello everyone!  Our relatively new "norm" with the closure of practically everything and having to stay home makes Sunday seem just like any other day of the week.  I hope you're all staying safe and only venturing out when necessity dictates.

Personally I've been incarcerated at home ever since the announcement was made on 16 March, and hubby cancelled all his classes at the gym the following day so he would not risk bringing it home to me - I'm in the vulnerable category as I suffer from asthma amongst other health issues.

I know quite a few people who are exercise enthusiasts and pretty health conscious, so I bought this stamp set "Do the Impossible" to make cards for them.  However, since the outbreak of COVID-19, group activities, mass gatherings etc are a "no, no", I had to be more inventive about how I used this set, in case it got retired before it ever saw ink!



To stay safe, the "social distancing"  mantra has been drummed into us.  I've simply re-iterated that same message here.   I die cut several words from the Well Written Dies which contained all the letters I needed to spell "social distancing" in Sahara Sand - I adhered a multi-purpose adhesive sheet (retired) on the back so it would make adhering the individual letters a lot less laborious which also meant I didn't have to use wet glue and inevitably get sticky fingers!

How did I do?  Hubby's reaction - "excellent" he exclaimed when I showed it to him, so I have the approval from at least the sum total of one!

Much love to you all - follow the rules and you'll be alright "Jack"!    I hope you all stay safe and remain healthy and happy and to keep your sanity ...more crafting!                 




Friday, 3 April 2020

Easter Promise, Wildy Happy double zig zag panel card

It just had to be done! I'd already made an Easter card project for today, but what with the surprise that Stampin' Up! sprung on us by releasing the Ornate Garden Suite products a monthly early,  I had to make another in the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP of course and impatiently had to wait for it to be delivered before I could proceed!

If you persevere and press play to see how this seemingly complicated card came together.  I've included a cutting guide to make it easier for you so you can separate the sections and work on them methodically.  I love cards that look challenging, but when it actually comes down to the making, it's not really difficult at all!  Just a little patience with all the pieces to cut and glue, but I think you'll find it's really worth it!



Here's the front, which looks like something quite ordinary until you open it to reveal..........


...a double zig zag panel inside.  The bunnies from Wildly Happy were just perfect for the Easter theme! 


I solved the problem for somewhere to pen a few lines to the address in the back.






CUTTING GUIDE

Imperial measurements

MAIN PIECES
QTY
DESCRIPTION
MEASUREMENT
1
Card Base – Mint Macaron card stock
10” x 6”, long side on top, score at 5”
1
*Ornate Garden Specialty DSP (A) for large internal panel [Mint Macaron with gold foiling]
12” x 6”, long side on top, score at 2”, 4”, 6”, 8”, 10”.  
1
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP (B) for small internal panel [Whisper White with gold foiling)
8” x 4”, long side on top, score at 2”, 4” 6”

*Instructions

1.   1Position (A) in trimmer, short side on top – align right edge at 1 ½” and cut vertically from 2” down to 10”.  Rotate DSP 180o and repeat cut so it  mirrors your previous cut between the first and last scored lines.
2.   2.  Rotate DSP (A) with long side on top align DSP at 2.   In cutting groove  cut from 1 ½” down to 4-½” (between the horizontal cut lines.  Rotate DSP 180o and repeat.  Remove this centre section to create and aperture leaving a 2” border all round.
3.   3.  Long side on top,  align left edge of DSP at 3” create ½” incisions top from 1” to 1 ½”, and from 4 ½” to 5” so that (B) can be inserted so that it will concertina in the opposite direction to the main card base.
4.     Align left edge of DSP to 5” and repeat step 3.
5.     Align left edge of DSP to 7” and repeat step 3.
6.     Align left edge of DSP to 9” and repeat step 3.



CARD FRONT
QTY
DESCRIPTION
MEASUREMENT
1
Layer 1 – So Saffron
5 ¾” x 4 ¾”
1
Layer 2 – Mint Macaron
5-5/8” x 4-5/8”
1
Layer 3 – So Saffron
4-1/8” x 2 ¾”
1
Layer 4 – Whisper White for stamping
4” x 2-5/8”

INSIDE CARD
QTY
DESCRIPTION
MEASUREMENT
4
Layer 1 – Mint Macaron
2-7/8” x 1-7/8”
4
Layer 2 – Whisper White for stamping
2 ¾” x 1 ¾”

BACK OF CARD
QTY
DESCRIPTION
MEASUREMENT
1
Layer 1 – So Saffron
4 ½” x 3 ½”
1
Layer 2 – Whisper White for stamping
4-3/8” x 3-3/8”


Metric measurements

MAIN PIECES
QTY
DESCRIPTION
MEASUREMENT
1
Card Base – Mint Macaron card stock
25.4 cm x 15.2 cm, long side on top, score at 12.7 cm
1
*Ornate Garden Specialty DSP (A) for large internal panel  [Mint Macaron with gold foiling]
30.5 cm x 15.2 cm , long side on top, score at 5 cm, 10.2 cm, 15.2 cm, 20.3 cm, 25.4 cm  
1
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP (B) for small internal panel [Whisper White with gold foiling]
20.3 cm  x 10.2 cm, long side on top, score at 5 cm, 10.2 cm, 15.2 cm


*Instructions

1.   1Position (A) in trimmer, short side on top – align right edge at 3.8 cm and cut vertically from 5 cm down to 25.4 cm.  Rotate DSP 180o and repeat cut so it  mirrors your previous cut between the first and last scored lines.
2.   2.  Rotate DSP (A) with long side on top align DSP at 5 cm.  In cutting groove  cut from 3.8 cm down to 11.4 cm (between the horizontal cut lines.  Rotate DSP 180and repeat.  Remove this centre section to create and aperture leaving a 5 cm border all round.
3.   3.  Long side on top,  align left edge of DSP at 7.6 cm create 1.3 cm incisions top from 2.5 cm to 3.8 cm, and from 11.4 cm to 12.7 cm so that (B) can be inserted so that it will concertina in the opposite direction to the main card base.
4.     Align left edge of DSP to 12.7 cm and repeat step 3.
5.     Align left edge of DSP to 17.8 cm and repeat step 3.
6.     Align left edge of DSP to 22.9 cm and repeat step 3.
CARD FRONT
QTY
DESCRIPTION
MEASUREMENT
1
Layer 1 – So Saffron
14.6 cm  x 12.1 cm
1
Layer 2 – Mint Macaron
14.3 cm  x 11.7 cm
1
Layer 3 – So Saffron
10.5 cm  x 7 cm
1
Layer 4 – Whisper White for stamping
10.2 cm  x 6.7 cm

INSIDE CARD
QTY
DESCRIPTION
MEASUREMENT
4
Layer 1 – Mint Macaron
7.3 cm x 4.8 cm
4
Layer 2 – Whisper White for stamping
7 cm x 4.4 cm

BACK OF CARD
QTY
DESCRIPTION
MEASUREMENT
1
Layer 1 – So Saffron
11.4 cm x 8.9 cm
1
Layer 2 – Whisper White for stamping
11.1 cm  x 8.6 cm


Here's what I used.






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