Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas Class projects

card cased from catalogue

Click here to watch a video on how to make this amazing pop up tree

front of my pop up tree card

pull up gift card holder-cased from here

Christmas Gift's with snow festival designer paper

Gift bag

side view

How to make your own
  • Cardstock 11 1/2" x 7 1/4" scored on long side @ 1/2", 4",5",6",9 1/2" & 10 1/2" turn cardstock and score short side @1" & 6"
  • Fold all score lines. On the 2 side bits measure 1" up from the bottom score line with a grey lead then score from that mark to the corners to form triangles (this will be for the side gussets)
  • The 1" fold along the long side is then folded down, its best to punch the holes for the handles now before assembling, but make sure they are in the same place on the front & back.
  • Trim the bottom corner off along the 1/2" side this will form the tab.Cut up to score in line in 3 places, see image below for reference. 
  • Add sticky strip or a good strong tape along the 1/2" tab on the front side. Now construct your bag.
  • For extra reinforcement I added a 3 1/14" x 1 7/8" bit of heavy cardstock inside the bottom of the bag, you can glue in place if you like.
  • For the handles cut 2 bits of ribbon 35 cm long and tie off one end with a double knot, thread through the holes and tie off again.
bag template
Pillow box die-perfect for holding single wrapped mars & cadbury chocolates.

Candy wrapper die bon bon

Mini cards 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"- works really well with the images from the dsp

Matching envelopes to go with the cards

To make envelopes-you need a 6" x 6" dsp scored @ 2 3/4" on all four sides using the diagonal plate on the score board.fold all score lines, cut the triangle bits from all sides. Round one point and make this the flap, glue the sides & bottom and your done.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Few Cards and a scrap page for Dad's day

Scrapbook page for Father's day. Using new stamp set called clockworks from new catalogue that goes live on Saturday.

Birthday Card for Zane, M & M guys so cute- made with the circle #2 die, 3/4" circle & bity circle punches, word window punch, new apothecary accents framelits dies and the just perfect alphabet. Gloves template used.

Card for Dazza but in blue.

Father's day card using the retiring DSP Nursery Nest. Background pattern made with the simply scored board scoring every 1/2" then lightly inking with craft white ink.

All purpose card made as above but without the inking, see the different effect? I can't decide which looks better!

Father's Day Card with origami folded tie.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Delicate Doilies Meets Rosette

Inspired by this months Demo only impressions newsletter I made couple of cards using the Delicate Doilies stamp set in Melon Mambo to mach my 1/2" scallop dots ribbon.

The rosette was easy peasy to make with the new simply scored tool, just cut the designer series paper to 1" and score at every 1/4" and accordian fold, join the ends together, lay it on the table and push down with your hand to form the rosette. Make sure you use strong adhesive to keep it together or better still a long pronged brad and a few circle punches either side. I used a sticky sheet, die cut with the circle #2 die(note to self -don't try to use a punch with this stuff it don't work!!) i used the 2nd smallest circle to hold it together on the back then a 1 3/8" card stock circle. I don't think its going anywhere now!!

Supplies Used
  • Card stock-Melon mambo, whisper white
  • Ink-Melon mambo,wisteria wonder,pool party,old olive
  • Stamp Sets-Delicate Doilies,Perfect words,Happiest birthday wishes(hostess)
  • DSP-Cheerful treat (hostess)
  • Accessories-In-Colour brads,sticky sheet,1 3/8" circle punch, 1" circle punch,simply scored tool, crop-o-dile,dazzling diamonds glitter,1/2" scallop dotted ribbon,big shot, circle die #2

Kylie's Sketch Challenge

This was my entry to this challenge

Kylie's Entry

Debra's Entry
This time it was Kylie's turn to set a challenge for us, it was a sketch & colour challenge. We had the following colours to use: crumb cake, marina mist, rose red, wisteria wonder & vanilla. And a sketch which i can't show you as i deleted it already(um arr!!) But you get the idea from our cards.

Supplies Used in my card
  • Card stock-crumb cake,soft suede,marina mist,very vanilla, rose red
  • Ink-Soft suede, shimmer paint
  • Stamp Sets- Artistic etchings, perfect words(hostess set), curly cute
  • Dsp-Attic Boutique
  • Accessories- Itty bitty punch, decorative label punch,rhinestone jewels, sponges for inking,circles 2" & 2 1/2"
If anyone wants to join our group challenges just leave a comment below and your email address so i can contact you. The next challenge will be set by little old me :)  Yay, more details coming shortly.

Mini Milk Carton Tote

 Mini milk carton tote from Stampin' Class last month, sorry bit behind with posting the details but here goes:

For tote-6" x 6" Card stock scored @ 1 1/4 " on all four sides. Fold all score lines, cut on 2 opposite sides to the score line, fold into box shape and glue together. Ribbon 30 cm wrapped around the top edge.

Handle- 3 3/8" x11 5/8" Score @ 5 7/8", then @ 1 1/4" on each end. Fold center score line together and end ones out to form feet to stand up. Glue together towards the end and on the feet,punch handle out with large oval punch, then adhere to the center of the box.

Mini Milk Cartons- cut out 4 pieces card stock with the mini milk carton die, fold all lines and assemble. Decorate as desired. DSP strip 1 1/2" x 7" wrapped around.

Supplies Used
  • Cardstock-Wisteria wonder textured & plain,pink pirouette,whisper white
  • Ink-wisteria wonder
  • Stamp set-Best of everything,tiny tags
  • Accessories-wisteria wonder ruffled ribbon,large oval punch,jewelry tag punch,curly label punch,mini milk carton die, big shot,cheerful treat DSP,clips non SU

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Party Penguin Centre Step Card

How cute is this penguin!! I totally cased this card from Diane Barnes, here is her card, i just fell in love it straight away and had to have a go. He is made from the owl builder punch.
Here is a punch art work sheet i made up to add to my punch art book.
Supplies Used
  • Card stock-Real red, Island Indigo,whisper white,basic black,pumpkin pie, silver glimmer paper
  • Ink-Real red
  • Stamp sets-Perfect words (hostess set) & fabulous phrases
  • DSP-Attic Boutique & play date (retired)
  • Punches- Owl builder, small oval,1/2" circle, Itty bity circle, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle, large oval
  • Accessories- dimensionals,tooth pick, 2 way glue

Reason to Smile Card

I finally inked up my free stamp set and made a card. I really like this stamp set especially the small flower its so elegant. This will be one of the cards we make this Thursday night in class.

Supplies Used
  • Card stock-pool party,whisper white
  • Ink-pool party
  • Stamp sets-Reason to smile & Perfect words (hostess set)
  • Accessories-Dotted scallop ribbon border punch,dimensionals,

Ornament Punch Flower

We made this flower Monday night @ Crafters Anonymous online class. It was made using the ornament punch, i used 28 punchies to make mine and designer series paper but you could use card stock too.

Scallop Square Rag Purse

I've been dying to have a go at making a rag quilt bag for ages and i finally got around to it on the weekend. I followed a tutorial on you tube by Angie Kennedy Juda AKA Chicnscratch, click  here to watch the video. It was fairly simple to make and i loved that you can cut the material on the big shot with the scallop square die. I am still to wash it and make it all raggy but couldn't wait to show it off.

Standing Up
Well the sewing Mojo was flowing i made another bag testing out my new quilting mat, rotary cutter & ruler set, its so much easier to cut in a straight line now,lol.

This was the first bag i made, so don't look to closely,lol the handles are crooked. I followed the instructions and sewed them in before the bag took shape instead of eye balling them afterwards. All well we live & learn :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Crafters Anonymous Project from Last Night

Here is the project we made last night over at Crafters Anonymous. It can fold up to fit a business size envelope. I used a heaver cardboard as a backing on mine so it is quite sturdy and makes a nice display on my desk.
I used some of my Sale-a-bration freebies, designer series paper & ribbon with my new Beautiful butterflies die(thank you Kylie :) for my belated birthday prezzie)

Other supplies used are the beautiful wings embosslit die,dotted scallop ribbon punch,corner rounder,jewels,old olive ink, & stamps from Elements of style & Sense of time(retired)

Debra's Framelits Challenge

My Card for the challenge-a Tri-Shutter card
Debra's Card
Kylie's Card-Spinner card closed
Kylie's card open
So I'm a bit behind in posting this but earlier in the month my downliner Debra set us a challenge to get our creative juices flowing. The challenge was to use the following to make a card.
  1. Framelits Dies
  2. Apothecary Stamp Set
  3. In-colours 2012-2013
  4. Embossing
  5. Whisper white card stock, black staz on & bling also was allowed
 As you can see we all made very different cards. Its a really great way to get some ideas flowing and I can't wait for the next challenge.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Punch Art Class

We made this book today out Stampin' Up! On board chipboard sheets(pg 155) cut to 4 1/8" x 5 3/4" then covered the chip board with marina mist card stock and decorated.Then we made 2 cards and a book mark and then added the punch art to our books for future reference.

Here is the first page of the book with the punches used to make the bear on the cover.

Baby punch art page

Circle flower punch art

Angry Bird
Here is a card we made with punch art that we added to our book

And here is the circle flower card

Angry Bird book mark