Saturday, 22 July 2017

Tealight Gift Bags and Matching Cards


I have lots of birthdays in August for female friends of mine. I think everyone loves to receive a handmade card and I try to make a small gift to go with it.




I used a piece of paper 6" x 6" square from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Paper Pack for the little tealight bag and another piece for the card. I used the matching cardstock Soft Sky, Crushed Curry and Tranquil Tide for the cardbase and layers and some matching Crushed Curry Bakers Twine.

The sentiment on the card is from the Happiest of Days Stamp Set.  
The tealight bag is finished with a punched tag from the Label Me Pretty bundle and some Tranquil Tide ribbon.

I made a few of these in different paper and colours.


This one is in Berry Burst and the Fresh Floral Designer Paper Pack.


This one is in Fresh Fig and Gold.
  
Which one do you like best ?

Happy Stampin

Laurie x

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Happiest of Days



I am sharing with you today a birthday card I made last week. I am a little time challenged at the moment and this was a simple card to make, but so pretty I think.


I used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Paper Series on a Night of Navy card base with a layer of Whisper White. I stamped the sentiment from the Happiest of Days Stamp Set and mounted it on with the Oval Layering Thinlets.

Although you can't see very well the Paper has a pattern on with flowers and I fussy cut some of those and layered them up to make a couple of 3D flowers and leaves. The little stamen is from a retired set of dies but I still use it a lot. I added some little gems from my stash to add a bit of bling.


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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Thank You Gift Bag Tutorial




I was asked to make some Gift Bags for Teachers Gifts recently and of course they don't have to be just for Teachers. These are lovely and easy to make so I thought I would do a tutorial for you today so that you can make some of your own. The finished bags measure approximately 6 1/2" x3 1/2" x 2".



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They are made from one sheet of A4 card (UK size 8 1/4" x 11 1/2" ) and you will also need a piece of patterned paper, I used the Fresh Florals Designer Paper Stack.

My A4 card was in Whisper White cardstock and you need to score it on the long side at 2",5 1/2", 7 1/2" and 11". Score on the short side at 6 1/2"



Once you have done this cut three pieces of patterned paper,  6"x 3", 4" x 3" and the third piece 1" x 3". Now stick these to your A4 paper as shown and leave for a while to dry. Stamp your chosen sentiment in the empty space.

Once the paper is secure cut and notch at the bottom edge and burnish all the fold lines.

Place a length of double sided tape down the half inch edge and fold over to attach to the other side. Fold all the bottom edges in and glue into place to complete your bag. Gently squeeze the top sides inwards until the top edges meet.



You can now fill and decorate it as you wish, I went with the Daisy Delight Stamp and Punch and secured the top with a lovely Gold Binder Clip, but ribbon would look equally nice. Inside fits two votive type scented candles or any treats of your choice.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and would love to see any bags you make,

Happy Stampin

Laurie x

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Wedding Card Swap


I recently made a wedding card for a swap group I was in. I decided to go with a masking technique we tried at my recent craft weekend. I used a Whisper White cardstock base and a Sahara Sand layer. 

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The top layer is also Whisper White. I die cut a circle from a post it note and placed it centrally on the top layer. I then used small stamps from the Jar of Love Stamp Set in Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand inks to stamp all around the circle. Once you remove the post it note you have a lovely blank circle to stamp a greeting in. 

The greeting I used comes from the Special Celebrations Stamp Set. It's a really useful set with sentiments you can match from the front of your card with the inside. I wrapped a length of Linen Thread around the top two layers and mounted it on the base with dimensionals.

I must thank my lovely teammate Janice Thomson for the inspiration for this card and her make and take at our craft weekend...those cards were...shhhh...christmas cards !! I haven't got a good photo of them at the moment but I will share with you another day.

Happy Stampin

Laurie x

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Saturday, 8 July 2017

One Sheet Wonders

While I was at my recent craft weekend one of the make and takes was a One Sheet Wonder. The basis of a One Sheet Wonder is to use one sheet of patterned paper along with some plain cardstock and make a number of cards by cutting the patterned paper into lots of different shapes and sizes. This also shows that you don't need a lot of products to be able to make lots of different cards.

My lovely teammate Heidi came up with all the calculations for this and we all had instructions and cardstock to make 14 cards.

I had done all of the cutting out at but only  managed to complete all the cards yesterday. As I had all my own crafty stuff around me I managed to jazz some of them up a little.

Paperjay Crafts, one sheet wonder, Berry Burst 1

These are just a few of them, you can make so many different cards depending on the stamp sets you have.


I used the Happiest of Days Stamp Set to make this one and finished it off with a little Bitty Bow. It went off in the post yesterday to a friend for her birthday.

There are lots of instructions for these projects around...why not have a try !

Happy Stampin

Laurie x


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