Eastern Palace Mini Treat Bag & Notecard

For today’s project I wanted to make a little notecard to accompany a gift and I decided to use the Mini Treat Bag Framelits and pair it with products from the Eastern Palace suit which work really well for both men and women.

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I kept the stamping simple with a mix of fresh Fig, Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy, I love how perfectly aligned the dots are thanks to the Stamparatus (available June 1st), simple but stunning.

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The Mini Treat Bag was made up using the instructions in the die packet, just cut the two large dies and stick together. To add some decoration to my bag I created a belly band which can be removed. I just wrapped some of the Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon around the bag and secured at the front with a small piece of Tear n Tape. I then simply stuck on of the Gold Vinyl Stickers on some Fresh Fig cardstock and cut out with the two corresponding dies from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. I love how this combination of dies cuts out the inner petals and adds even more dimension to the project.

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I love how with coordinating products a project like this can take just a few minutes to complete and looks gorgeous when finished. The Eastern Beauty stamp set and eastern Medallions Thinlits are only available as a bundle until May 31st, then they will only be available separately, so grab them now and save 10%.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Fresh Florals Popcorn Daisy Box

Fresh Florals was one of those packs of paper I bought last year in the demonstrator pre-order period and haven’t used to its fully potential which is a shame as its beautiful paper. For today’s project I’ve teamed it up with the Popcorn Box Thinlits and the Daisy Punch to create a cute little box which would make a lovely wedding favour.

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To embellish the front of the box  I punched three daisies out of vellum and sponged them with powder pink ink before gluing together. I added a large faceted clear gem to the centre. I went round this gem with the powder pink Stampin’ Marker to added some more definition. To another bit of texture I added some loops of Silver Metallic Thread and secured behind the daisy.

I love how this turned out and think it’s looking very cute sat on my desk, unforntunatly my daughter also likes it so I’m not sure how long it will last.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Pootler’s Design Team – The Little Things Week Three

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Wow I can’t believe were are in the third week of November already, have you started getting ready for Christmas yet? I’m working my way through my list but one of the most difficult people to buy for is my husband as the only thing her ever want at Christmas is sweets. So this year I’ve decided to wrap some of his favourites up a little differently using my Stampin’ up! supplies and where better to start than the SWEETs stamp in The Little Things Stamp set.

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As you can see I went with a romantic theme rather than a Christmassy one as that little heart stamp is just the cutest, I actually think I could have added a lot more hearts to my stamping as there are quite a few gaps…oh well.

To make the box I used Thick Very Vanilla cardstock and Calypso Coral ink and Ribbon. The inside draw of the box is made for a piece of cardstock measuring 4″ x 10″ . Score the short side at 1″ and 3″ and the long side at 1″ and 9″, which leaves you with a grid pattern.

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Cut inside the score lines on the short side on the insides of the outer small rectangles and diagonally across each corner. Fold each triangle that is left in to create the ends of the box.

For the outer box take a piece of cardstock measuring 8 3/8″ by 7″. Stamp your decoration all over the card. Next turn your card on the 7″ side, then score at 1 1/16″, 2 1/8″, 4 1/8″ and 5 1/16. Burnish all the score lines and the run Fast Fuse all the edge of the largest section. Wrap this piece of card around the box to create a sleeve so the inside box can slide in and out.

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To create the label I stamped the SWEETS stamp in Calypso Coral and punch out using the Pretty Label punch, to make it stand out I punched out another two labels in Calypso Coral and used them as a border.

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To finish the box I wrapped some of the Ombre Calypso Coral Ribbon around and secured it to the top of the box behind the label.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and look out for more sweetie packaging ideas in the next few weeks.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Pootler’s Design Team – The Little Things Week 2

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For this week’s project for the Pootler’s Design Team I really wanted to make something which wasn’t a card. When I look at The Little Things stamp set and that striped stamp images of decorated pegs keep coming into my head (don’t ask me why) so decorated pegs is what I have made.

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I stamped out the stripe stamp eight times in Emerald Envy because I felt like giving the pegs a bit of a festive vibe. I cut these out and adhered them to normal washing pegs front and back using tear and tape. I went with this option as I have plastic pegs and thought it would be the least messy.

I next stamped out the gingerbread men and the stars and then punched them out using the 3/4″ circle punch. I then punched four 1″ circles out of Real Red and stuck my stamped image onto them. Again fixing them onto the pegs using the tear and tape.

I have used these pegs to fasten up bags of sweets, which we have loads of in our house as my husband has a massive sweet tooth. They could also be used to fasten up other food bags in the kitchen. I may also make a few more and use them to fasten Christmas cards to some hung up ribbon.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s project and join me next Thursday for another project using The Little things stamp set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Scentsy Bar Bag with Delightful Daisy Suite

Today’s project combines Stampin’ Up! with my other passion Scentsy. A recent discovery for me but I just love these bars of wax so much and wanted to make a little bag to put one for a gift….if I can bare to part with them!

Taking inspiration from many of the bags over at http://www.pootles.com I came up with this bag which comfortably fits one bar of wax in.

To start with I took a piece of DSP measuring 10.5″ x 8″ and scored on the long side at 4″, 5″, 9″ and 10″

I also did two score lines at 4.5″ and 9.5″ down to 7″

For the short side I scored at 1″ and 7″

So you should have something like the photo below

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Next cut away the two small rectangles on the 10″ score line, shown above in cross-hatch.

Burnish all score lines with bone folder, except the  two vertical score lines which stop at 7″

Cut upto the 7″ score line from the bottom on each vertical line and then create notches as shown in the photo below.

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Next turn the paper over and run adhesive along the top 1″ section and fold it over, so its looks like the photo below.

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Add adhesive along the thin strip at 10″ and three of the bottom sections. Fold into a bag shape sticking the sides first.

Fold in the two small sections with  adhesive and fold the third on top. Finish by folding in the section with no adhesive. Now ready to decorate.

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To decorate my bag I stamped two of the large daisies from Daisy Delight in Calypso Coral and punched them out with the daisy punch and stuck them together slightly offset. I then cut out the largest squared from the Stitched Shape Framelits in Whisper white and the second largest Scalloped Square from the Layering Square Framelits in Calypso Coral.

I layered all of these elements up and stuck them onto my bag. Then final step was to add one of the large Gold Faceted Gems to the centre of the daisy. I really love how this cute little bag turned out and if you don’t have any Scentsy bars it fits four of our notecards and envelopes in perfectly.

Here is the finished project

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Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

 

Eastern Palace Hexagonal Box

Today I’m showcasing a gorgeous box I’ve made using the Eastern Palace suite of products and the Window Box Thinlits Dies. I love how easily this box came together and how elegant it looks.

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Firstly I took some Tranquil Tide cardstock and laid out the hexagonal box die from the Window Box Thinlits, the large circle medallion and one of the small circle medallions from Eastern Medallions.

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I ran this through the bigshot once to create the top decoration. I then removed the large medallion die and moved the small medallion to the next square and ran through again. You will need to repeat this once more for one half of the box. To create the bottom use only the small medallion and run through the bigshot three times. When you have done this the pieces you have should look like this:

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As you can see in the above phot I have cut off the two side fold flaps on the bottom section as these won’t be needed. Add adhesive, I used the fine-tip glue, along each remaining flap at the sides and on the bottom piece. Do not put adhesive on the lid part of the box. Hold the box in place while the adhesive dries if you’ve used a wet glue like me.

To decorate the top of the box I cut the star shaped medallion out of gold foil and then created a flower using the dies and the vinyl stickers.

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Stick the gold flower sticker onto the Tranquil Tide cardstock and place the corresponding dies over it as shown above, run through the bigshot and one super quick flower is ready for the top of the box. I added a final touch of Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes to the centre of each side window circle.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed this project, I’m loving using the Eastern Palace Suite.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Sealed With Love, Love Notes Pouch

This little project was actually inspired by my husband, he has often joked about us not buying gifts but making promises and requests to each other. His favourite request being a home cooked roast lamb dinner, this happens very rarely as I hate the smell of cooking lamb.

Anyway I decided to produce something I could write these little promises on as a gift for Valentine’s Day. This little pouch was very quick to make and could be embellished any way you like. Continue reading “Sealed With Love, Love Notes Pouch”