Sunday, December 18, 2011

Some More Christmas Cards

Spinner Card
Well here are the last of my Christmas cards for this year, I'm done now to send out asap or the peoples wont be getting them to after Christmas, I've been so slack with Christmas this year but only a few more prezzies to go and a sewing project that i want to make for my mum, just have to figure out how to do it ,lol well i love a challenge might need to phone a friend for help. Wish me luck.

Well were off to visit Santa and sing some carols, which would be good if i wasn't so sick, (got a rotten cold) and the weather was a bit nicer, 2 years in a row we've had bad weather for the lions Christmas do.:(

  I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Grinch Pills CASE

How cool is this little gift idea!! I totally CASED this from fellow demonstrator Vicki Hodgman, thank you Vicki :) Just love it!

To make this Grinch you will need:
Big shot
Top Note die
scallop square die-hat trim
1" cirlce- nose & eye
3/4 circle -pom pom
1/2" circle-pupil, & to punch  the nose
Black stampin Marker
Strip of dsp to wrap around pack of mini Nerds

Dressed Up Photo Frame

Last  Monday was our last Stamp class for 2011 and we had a Christmas break up with  Kris Kringle  to the value of $5. This was my KK, I bought this LOVE frame and decorated it with the tiny tags & Vintage vogue stamp sets & embellished it with the beautiful wings embosslits die & some bling & dmc thread.(alphabet tiny stamps non SU) TFL :)

Easel Desk Top Calendar

I found a tutorial for this desk top calendar box here, I changed the measurements as the Stampin' Up! cardstock here in Australia is A4 and the measurements didn't fit :(

So here are my measurements to make this box 
Card top-4 1/8" x 8 1/4" scored @ 4 1/8" & 6 1/4"
Box Shell-4 1/8" x 11 1/4" scored @ 1", 5 1/8",61/8" & 10 1/4"
Card Top-4 1/8" x 4 1/8"
Box inside- 5 13/16" x 5 13/16" scored @ 15/16" on all sides.
Notes for inside the draw 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" (copy paper)

Follow the same directions but use these measurements.

Supplies Used
  • Cardstock-Wisteria wonder, whisper white
  • Ink- Wisteria wonder
  • Stamp sets- Clearly for you & Parlor prints
  • Accessories-Lace ribbon border punch,designer frames embossing folder,extra large oval punch,sponge,whisper white 3/8" taffeta ribbon,vintage brad,dimensionals,calendar & mini gel pen(non SU)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Petal Cone Die Boxes

Top of Box

Box turned into noodle box

Full Size
So I 've been having fun playing with my new petal cone die, I really loved it especially embossed with the elegant lines embossing folder, it's so stinking cute!! (That's for you Deb lol) TFL :)

A Collection of Xmas projects

Santa Petal Cone box-cased from creations on paper

Star Box- Crafters Anonymous Tutorial by Bec

New Candy Wrapper Die Box

Petal cone box turned into a noodle box

Petal Cone Box

Pudding Box-tutorial by Marelle Taylor

Gift Tag made with two tags die-case from SC

Box-Tutorial from Inkspration4u xmas edition
Inside Box

Winter Post Set

Note Book Cover

Inside Note Book

Matching Card

Reindeer Poo
Back with saying i found on internet.
Supplies Used
  • Cardstock-Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
  • Stamp Set- Winter Post
  • Ink-Soft Suede, Cherry cobbler
  • Accessories-Top note die,small cello bags,pen,note pad,choc sultanas

A Quick Birthday Card

Here is a quick card i whipped up on Sunday.

Supplies Used
  • Cardstock-Pink pirrouette,whisper white
  • Ink-Pink Pirrouette
  • Stamp Set-Happiest birthday wishes(hostess set)
  • Accessories-Lace ribbon punch,scallop circle punch,beautiful wings embosslit die, embossing folder (non SU)

Crafters Anonymous Project from last Night

Last night @ CA we made this Accordion folder that holds  ATC's, I made some gift tags to put in mine.

Supplies Used
  • Cardstock-wild wasabi, crumb cake
  • DSP-Letters to santa
  • Ink-soft suede, crumb cake
  • Stamp set-winter post
  • Acc-crumb cake seam binding ribbon,decorative label punch, crop-o-dile, dmc thread,sponge.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thrifty Gift Ideas

All these gifts are made using one sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock and one sheet DSP, plus a scrap of cobweb paper (non SU)             

Gift Box made with left overs from above projects.

 Gift giving doesn't have to cost the earth to show how much you care. These handmade gifts look amazing but are really inexpensive to make, a few things you will need : note pad,post it note book,jumbo paperclip,craft magnet,ribbon, hair tie, mini gel pen,brads and  hot glue gun, if your like me you already have a stash of all the above  just waiting to be turned into works of art.

Supplies Used
  • Card stock-soft sky (retired),baja breeze, crumb cake
  • DSP-elegant lines (retired Sept 2011)
  • Accessories-vintage brads, fun flowers die, big shot,scallop trim border & corner punch, circle #2 die, crop-o-dile, rhinestone jewels & ribbon.

Cherry Cobbler Vintage Gift Basket

I don't think i shared with you that i won a free pass to an online craft group called "Inkpirations 4U" Christmas Edition 2011, well this basket was one of the tutorials. The flower however was the one Miriam Spiess showed us at regionals training, so love this flower!! Thank u Miriam i will be making a lot of these. The basket is a perfect fit for a face washer, mini powder & hand cream from Avon, a great xmas gift!

Supplies Used
  • Cardstock-cherry cobbler
  • Ink-cherry cobbler
  • Stamp-very vintage jumbo wheel
  • Accessories-Lace ribbon punch,2 3/8" scallop circle, 1 3/4" scallop circle,crop-o-dile, vintage brad, crumb cake seam binding ribbon,vanilla  shimmer smooch spritz,

Regional Training day Melbourne 12/11/11

Kylie with a swap she received

Everyone busy with the make & takes
Kylie making one of the 3 projects
one of the display boards using the stamp set we received at training
Beautiful flower Ideas by Miriam Spies, everything here is made from paper!!

more swaps

few more
Stamp set Under the big top we used for the make & takes 
Cute little card gift box

Cards to go inside box above

6" x 6" Scrapbook page

my Card, i changed the background :)

card opened, just love this idea!
What an amazing day out!! That was my first training event and I really enjoyed it ,can't wait for next years now! I got to meet & swap with heaps of other demonstrators from Vic.  We learnt  heaps of new techniques my fav being the flowers Miriam showed us how to make & the wheel wow workshop.Thanks Stampin' Up! for putting on a great event! Only problem is that  my wish list is enormous now, lol

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Beau Chateau meets Elements of Style


Card & Envelope Pouch

Envelope Pouch
close up of  flower (cut with the fun flowers die #121812)

Choc Slider
Tissue Box

Vintage Card Instructions

Cut cardstock to 5” x 20cm score in half @ 10cm (crumb cake)

Blue strip cut to 5” x 1” punch with eyelet border punch (marina mist)

Designer Series Paper cut @ 5” x 2 ¾ “(Beau Chateau)

Ribbon about 10cm wrap around tape to back adhere border then adhere to card base. (marina mist satin ribbon)

Make ribbon bow using vintage brad to wrap around and stick to ribbon.

Stamp Image then cut out and use pop dots to adhere to card(Elements of style stamp set)

Envelope Pouch Instructions

Designer Series Paper cut @ 6” x 9 “( Beau Chateau)
Score @ 1/2”, & 4 ¾ “ ( long side)

The card fits inside the pouch as an alternative to using a regular envelope.
Tape the sides together and along the base. Using a crimper turn 3 clicks.
Cut out a top note with the big shot, & half a top note in designer series paper,( long ways)  trim around little cut marks and layer onto top note. Glue to the back of the envelope pouch.

Punch out 2 five petal flowers and 1 set of boho blossoms, use boner to give dimension, then prick a hole in centre and add a antique mini brad. Using the 1/16th punch punch a hole in the top note above the centre point then put flower & brad through and close.

Chocolate block slider to fit Nestle bars

If you saw the post about my secret sister swap you will remember seeing a choc slider that i received from Angie Jones, well i just had to have a go at making my own so i pulled mine apart very gently and got the measurements from there, so thank you again Angie. Stampin' Up! is all about Inspiring, Creating & sharing.

Cut Designer paper or cardstock @ 8” x 9”

Score long side @ 3 ¾ “, 4 ¼ “, 8”, 8 ½ “

Fold all score lines. Punch out small oval on both sides for ribbon to run through. Run tape along side edge and adhere together. Using about 56cm of ribbon wrap around choc block and pull out the holes, tie together with a smaller bit of contrasting ribbon. Trim edges to make it look like a snakes tongue.

Decorate. I used the fun flower die and tiny tags, Jewelry punch, & dmc thread

Tissue Box 

I got the tutorial for this project from Stamp & Scrap with Fenchie,to watch her video tutorial click here.

Cut cardstock to measure  7 ½" x 11"
Score short side @  ½ ", 1 ½ , "6”,& 7"
Turn & score @ 1”, 3 ½ ", 4 ½ " & 7"

White card stock layers -back- 4 ¼" x 2 ¾"
                                      -bottom 4 ¼ " x 2  ¼"

Decorated with Elements of style stamp set using Marina mist ink pad and Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.