Santa’s Wishlist Bookmarks

Today’s project has been in my head since I first saw the catalogue back in August, a  little bookmark using the cute Santa from the Santa’s Workshop suite. I’ve seen a few variations on Pintrest so this must be a common idea amongst us crafters. It does help that this suite is perfectly co-ordinated meaning simple projects like this are easy to recreate and perfect for those up and coming Christmas markets.

The base of the bookmark measures 21cm x 5cm ( 8″ x 2″) and was cut from Poppy Parade. Each of the bottom corners were rounded using the new Detailed Trio Punch and for the top I used the Scalloped Tag Topper. The stripy layer is cut from the Santa’s Workshop Speciality Designer Paper and what’s so special about this paper is it has flocking on it, those stripes are actually flocking giving a lovely texture to the bookmark. This layer measures 19cm x 4.5cm ( 7 1/2″ x 1 3/4″) and has had all four corners rounded in the Detailed Trio Punch.

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I stamped the Santa in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends before cutting him out with the matching die set. If your not a fan of colouring you can also die cut this Santa straight from the Designer Paper, making your project even quicker.

For some decoration I added some snowflakes from the same Santa’s Signpost Framelits set cut from the new Galvanized Metallic Paper. To finish off the book mark I threaded some of the new Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon through the slit at the top of the bookmark and secured in place with some Linen Thread.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, pop back soon for more ideas with this suite as its my favourite from this years Autumn/Winter catalogue.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Floral Friday: Berry Burst Flowers from Nature’s Root Framelits

For today’s flowery themed post  I’m going to share with you some flowers I’ve made from the spikey leafed die in the Nature’s Root Framelits. I’m not sure if anyone else sees flowers when they look at that die but I did and after a little play I came up with these cute little flowers, that are quite simple to make.

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  1. You will need to cut four flowers in your desired colour for each flower you plan to make, I chose Berry Burst. You will also need to punch a circle from the 1/2″ circle punch, I chose Powder Pink.
  2. Scrunch up each of your leaves so your petals have more texture.
  3. Take a Stampin’ Dimensional as the centre of your flower and stick on your first petal. I would recommend using the Silicone Craft Sheet for this but mine’s gone walk about…if you find it please send it back 😉
  4. Layer all four petals around the dimensional and adhere using Mini Glue Dots, the new Take Your Pick tool was perfect for this. Finish the flower centres with the punched circle and a Clear Faceted Gem.

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Here’s an example of a finished card to show you how lovely these flowers look when used, a few stamped leaves and you have a completed project.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s quick tutorial.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Flirty Flamingo Simple Shower Gel Box

Today I’ve branched out and made a box which is something I very rarely do. I just really wanted to create something which really showed off the beautiful leaf stamp to its full advantage.

Firstly you need an A4 piece of cardstock, place on your scoring board lengthways and score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm. Turn the paper 90 degrees and score at 6cm. Score lines are shown in mint green in the photo below.

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Next cut up the lines shown as purple dashes in the photo above, so that you have five flaps below your horizontal score line. Cut along the horizontal score line so that the section in red on the photo above has been removed.

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Next cut into each  square flap diagonally to remove a small slither from each edge, so the sections with the red diagonal line in the photo above are removed.

I then burnished all the score lines before I decorated my box. I chose to emboss some of the large leaves in silver and fill in the gaps with leaves stamped in Flirty Flamingo. Make sure not to stamp over the score lines with the leaves you are going to emboss or the embossing may crack when you fold the box together.

To make into a box place adhesive along the long  thin flap  and then fold into a box shape making sure the thin strip is on the inside. Carefully add adhesive to two  of the alternating squares at the bottom and then fold them upwards. Make sure the last flap has adhesive on to hold all the others together.

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To make the lid take a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock measuring 11.2 x 11.2cm and score on every side at 2cm, to match the solid green lines shown above. Next cut along the purple dotted lines as shown above and then burnish all remaining score lines.

Decorate lid as required, I did some more silver embossing with the large leaves stamp which I think looks stunning.

Add adhesive so each of the corner flaps on the lid and fold in the sides to create the finished lid.

The lid should now loosely sit on top of the box, so if you wanted more security with it you might want to finish off by wrapping some ribbon around the box and securing at the top.

Hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and can understand my ramblings.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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.

eastern place mini treat bag and notecard

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

 

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