Showing posts from April, 2017

Detailed Floral Thinlets box

Featuring: Detailed Floral Thinlets, 3D, Box, Grateful Bunch Stamp Set, Photo Tutorial.

As promised I have some measurements and photos for you on how to make the Detailed Floral Thinlets Box from my previous post. Here.


Cardstock: Cucumber Crush and Peekaboo Peach.
Measurements: 26cm x 15cm.
Score - on the 15cm side at 6cm - this will be your base.
Score - on the 26cm side at 1cm, 7cm, 13cm, 19cm, 25cm -

Place your thinlet in the centre of the 7cm and then the 19cm score line and cut out as shown below.

Fold up all the score lines and cut as shown.(Sorry I just realised I didn't put in the picture above to cut the score lines to the 6cm line (on the Base) but you can see in the photo below what I did.

Fold the whole piece in half at the 13cm (middle) score line.
Put Tear and Tape adhesive onto the two ends.
One piece on the outside and the other side put it on the inside as below.

 Fold the top piece that has the T…

Grateful for my Blossom Bunch.

Featuring: Detailed Floral Thinlets, Grateful Bunch, Blossom Bunch Punch, Butterfly Basics

A dear friend ended up in hospital a few weeks ago and I wanted to make her a special card using the Detailed Floral Thinlets.
I thought the Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron colours looked bright and cheery.

While I had the thinlets out I thought I would try my hand at making a matching box too.

The lid features the Blossom Bunch Punch and Grateful Bunch flowers stamped in the Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron. Plus a butterfly from Butterfly Basics.

and here is the card...
isn't this pretty? With more of the lovely Grateful Bunch flowers and the Detailed Floral Framelit in Whisper White.
I have cut out the detailed floral framelits in the Sugarplum and used the cut out bits to fill in parts of the white piece. Wink of Stella is added to the flowers for some sparkle.

Some pretty Sweet Sugarplum ribbon and the words from Beautiful You stamp set finish it off nicely.

Grateful Bunch stamps insid…

My Everyday Hero

Featuring: Everyday Hero Stamp set and Shadow Box Card.

It was our Wedding Anniversary last week.
I wanted to use the Everyday Hero Set (Occasions Catalogue p.49) and when I saw a card made by Katrina Duffell   making them into Mr. and Mrs. Incredible!  I knew I just had to follow along and make my own.
And I had been seeing Shadow Box Cards on Pinterest and decided to have a go at making one.
I must say it was a bit challenging for me, but I got there in the end. You can find great tutorials on Pinterest and Youtube for these.
I pretty much followed Katrina's great card design.

The background piece was sponged in Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight.
I created my scene and then t was glued onto the inside of the cardstock frame.
Washi Tape was added to the edges of the frame to help secure it all (and it looks good). lol.

I stamped the City Scape once directly onto the card and coloured it entirely in black with a marker.
Then stamped onto Smokey Slate and Basic Grey and c…

Easter treat containers

For those in a hurry...
I maintain that while a container can be cute and appealing it is probably going to be ripped open and thrown away at some point so while I want my little gift to be appealing I also want it to be super quick and easy to put together.

Hence, that great standby the good ol' sour cream container.
Super easy to make.
Uses up some of my over abundance of designer series paper (and who doesn't love that idea!),
and requires very little in the way of decorating.
Plonk a butterfly or flower or a happy easter greeting on it and you are done.

Or you can upscale with little effort to a carrot as I have.

If you don't own a punch(I used the retired Modern Label),
just three strips of green cardstock 1.5cm x 6cm stapled together with a little greeting over the staple to hide it.
And a flower or butterfly in the middle if you like. (I love using these because I usually have a box of them lying around from other projects and any excuse to use one is good in my boo…

Doily Daze Craze

(Featured products: Lace Doilies, Dragonfly Dreams, Stencil background technique)

Yes folks, it is true. I am in love with the Lace Doilies (p.51 of the Occasions Catalogue.)
Can ya tell? LOL.

All I did was use my lace doily like a stencil. Placing in slightly off the corner of my 9.5 x 9.5cm white cardstock.

I used mainly four colours but in the last one at the end I only used three.
Using my chosen ink pads and a sponge dauber (or a sponge if you haven't got sponge daubers).
In your mind imagine the doily is cut into quarters.
Ink over the top of the doily about a quarter of its circumference.
Then follow around with each of your colours until your doily is completely coloured.
Move the doily to another corner and repeat the process.
Each of these Black Based cards have the same colours but some are inked heavier than others.
So even using the same colours you can make a totally different looking card.

I have also inked a doily with Watermelon Wonder. Cut it in half and added to…