It’s not often I make 3D items but last week when it was my mum’s birthday I needed something to wrap her present in. Luckily for me it was a nice easy square so I could easily make a box. I choose this paper from the Fine Art Floral collection one because I knew my mum would love it as she like bright bold flowers and second its not a paper I’ve found easy to work into a card yet.
To make the box cut a piece of dsp to 25.5cm x 24cm. On the longside score at 6cm, 12cm, 18cm, and 24cm. Turn the paper 90 degrees then score at 3cm and 21cm.
You will end up with your paper in sections as shown below, the blue lines are the scored lines.
You will need to cut your paper on every red line as shown above so you have slits in the bottom and top section. Place Tear & Tape along the smallest section and fold into a box. I used Tear & Tape to secure the bottom of the box too but used Mini Glue Dots on the top as they are easier to pull apart to open. To finish simply tie with Calypso Coral Ribbon from the Ornate Garden Combo Pack.
For the card I used the matching Art Gallery stamp set. The leaves were stamped in Old Olive and the flower was stamped in Calypso Coral and Terracotta Tile with the greeting stamped in Merry Merlot.
My mum loved her coordinated gift and card so I may attempt more duos in the future.
So this week I’ve started my Christmas gift wrapping and these glittery Christmas Tree Tags are adorning some of them. They’re quick to make and you can get eight from on sheet of A4 so cost effective too.
I’ve used Real Red and Shaded Spruce for that traditional Christmas feel. Firstly cut your cardstock in half on the short edge so you have two have eachmeasuring 105.cm in width. Now cut four tags from each half wth a width of 5cm each. At 5cm they will easily slide into the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, giving a decorative top for each tag. To finish off the base of your tags use the Detailed Trio Punch to round off the bottom two corners.
I used the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set to add a greeting to the bottom of each tag. I did use the Golden Glitz Delicata Ink, which is sadly no longer available but I’m hoping most of you were able to get your hands on it. On the back of each tag I used the to/from stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink so its easier to label.
For the Real Red Tag I used the Pine Tree Tag to punch trees from the Gold Glimmer paper and decorated them with Real Red Rhinestones and topped with a star from the Most Wonderful Time Medley which was coloured Real Red with a Stampin’ Blends Marker. I topped these tags with some Gold Metallc Edged Ribbon which is Very Vanilla in colour.
For the Shaded Spruce Tags I used Real Red Glimmer paper for the Christmas trees. I decorated these trees with the tinsel ribbon again from the Most Wonderful Time Medley and topped with one of the gold stars. These tags were finished off with some of 3/8″ Real Red cotton ribbon.
Hope you enjoyed todays project and have a go at making your own gift tags.
Today I’m sharing a simple idea to decorate our Kraft Pillow Boxes using a punch and some paper.
To make this Poinsettia flower simply punch six baubles from the larger punch from the Gleaming Ornaments Punch pack. I chose to use the Cherry Cobbler paper from the Christmastime Is Here Speciality DSP. Scrunch each “petal” up to give that crinkly effect which Pionsettia’s have.
Adhere all the red petals to a 1/2″ punched circle, overlapping each one a little. punch out another 1/2″ circle is Whisper white and adhere to the front of the flower. Cover this circle with the largest Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to create the centre of the flower.
Punch and scrunch three green petals and add them to the back of the flower to create leaves.
I added a length of Gold Shimmer Ribbon around the kraft pillow box and then adhered the Poinsettia to the top.
This makes the perfect little box for those small Christmas gifts or gift cards. I also love that these little boxes are small enough to hide amoung your Christmas tree branches if you want to make a few.
Apart from stamping my other great love is reading, which is mostly now done on my Kindle. But recently I’ve gone back to read some old favourite paperbacks so I was in need of a bokmark, an old envelope just isn’t pretty is it!
So for tyodya’s project I’ve created a super quick bookmark which took less than ten minutes to make and is a vast improvement on my previous book marker.
The basic bookmark was made from a piece of Whisper White thick Thick A4 cardstock measuring 5cm x 21cm. Punch one end with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and use the Detailed Trio Punch to round the bottom two corners. Now its time to decorate.
I love creating bookmarks because you can just let your imagination run and stamp whatever pattern you want. For this bookmark the background was created with stamps from the Taasteful Textures stamp set in Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam,
I wanted to add the sentiment ” Take time to do what makes your soul happy” because reading does just that for me, I astamped this in Rococo Rose. For an extra touch I added some flowers from the Free as a Bird stamp set because they are pretty and make me happy too!
To finish the book mark I added a length of the Petal Pink Striped Organdy Ribbon through the top and secured with some Whisper White Bakers Twine. I adore this ribbon but have found it hard to work on a card so far, so I’m glad I’ve finally used some.
I love to know what you’ve been creating with this ribbon.
I’ve had the Kraft Pillow Boxes in my new goodies basket for ages and with the new catalogue approaching I thought it was time I did something with them. Going with the dots printed on them I decided to embrace the polka dots and work with similar products.
I knew I also wanted to use the wooden button elements out of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue as these will be gone next week. Looking for a dotty type paper I chose the Soft Soft Seafoam and Night of Navy pattern out of the Tranquil Textures DSP. This also worked well as meant I could colur my butterfly with the matching Stampin’ Blends.
The Night of Navy layer measures 17.5cm x 8cm, scored at 8cm and 16cm enabling you to fold around the box and secure it closed with the additional little flap, for this I used Tear ‘n’ Tape. The DSP layer measures 17.cm x 7cm and was again scored at 8cm and 16cm.
To create the ruffle at the edge I used the Whisper white Polka DotTulle Ribbon folded onto a strip of Tear ‘n’ Tape. To continue with the dotty theme I added a sentiment from Climbing Roses stamped on the dot edged fram from the Rose Trellis.
To finish the box off I added the wooden butterfly which had been coloured with Stampin’ Blends. To give the Seafoam layer more definition I coloured it also with wink of Stella to give some sparkle. The butterfly was adhered with quite a few mini glue dots as I wanted to use a dry adhesive.
I love how this turned out and think it would make a lovely table favour for any special occasion or just filled with treats to give to that special someone.