Pootler’s Design Team – The Little Things Week 4

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This week the stamp “It’s The Little Things” was inspiring me to make a baby card. Now I don’t have any of the specific baby themed stamp sets in the catalogue so decided to use the teddy bear from Cookie Cutter Christmas. As you can see from my card the initial stamp doesn’t even feature on the end result but that’s just the way crafting ends up sometimes!

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I chose to use a colour scheme of Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede and Powder Pink, just so I could add one of those cute little bows onto the teddy bear, doesn’t he look adorable.

The background was created with the small heart and star stamps, I’m really loving these for creating your own background paper, so very versatile. I also added a strip of the diagonal stripes for somewhere for teddy to sit.

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As I mentioned I was going to add the “It’s The Little Things” stamp as a greeting but I just don’t think this card needs a greeting, what do you think?

Anyway, hope you can join me next week for my final project on the Pootler’s Design Team.

Happy Crafting,

Joanne x

 

 

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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

 

Pootles Design Team: The Little Things Week 1

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Today I’m super excited that I’m part of the Pootler’s Design Team for November, this month the stamp set that we have been given to work is The Little Things which is such a cute set for creating labels for all occasions.

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For this week’s project I have chosen to focus on the gorgeous “December Deliciousness” stamp, I have used it to create a set of notecards which would be suitable for my little girl to hand out to her classmates.

For some reason this stamp reminds me of lasts years Candy Cane Lane DSP so used this to create a colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, Real Red and Very Vanilla.

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For these two cards I wanted to cover up the words so I took the stripe stamp and stamped in Real Red, I then cut this out using the Bunch of Banners. For the greeting I took the Made Extra Special stamp and just inked up the “Just For You” you with the Early Expresso marker and then punched this out with the Classic Label Punch.

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For this second set of notecards I wanted to use the same set but use a more Christmassy greeting. To make a space for a greeting I covered the December Deliciousness up with washi tape and inked up the stamp. Remember to remove the washi tape before stamping or you will have a big brown splodge….like I did the first time I did these cards.

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For this last set I still wanted them to match but didn’t want to use the big stamp. I used the same greeting as the previous two notecards with the stamps from Merry Café in the middle. I then stamped the gingerbread man and the star in Early Expresso and Crumb Cake. I love these little stamps, I mean is there anything cuter than a mini gingerbread man?

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, if you want to see what the rest of the team created the links can be found on http://www.pootles.com

Join me next week and see what else I create with this stamp set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Pootles Design Team – My Hero Week 5

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So its my last week on the Pootles Design Team and I decided to  stretch myself and make a box. If you’d been in my house this weekend you’d know just how much this has stretched me, I am NOT a person whose brain works in 3D. Anyway I managed to make a box and I even have instructions for you to make your own version of what is actually a very simple project.

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I just adore this cute little snowman from the Christmas Magic stamp set and thought he worked brilliantly with the Christmas sentiment from the My Hero set.  Here is the box with the inner part peeping out so you can see in more detail.

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So here’s how to make the box, first you will need a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 20 x 14.5 cm, a piece of Cherry Cobbler measuring 10.5 x 21.4 cm and finally if you want to decorate like I did a piece of dsp measuring 10.5 x 18.4cm

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To make the outer sleeve of the box take the Cherry Cobbler cardstock and score vertically at 8.2 cm, 10.2cm and 18.4cm, which should look like this (score lines are the black dotted lines).

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Fold over all the score lines and then run SNAIL adhesive down the small edge on the right hand side. Now fold over to create the sleeve.

Next take the Whisper White card and score vertically at 8cm. 10cm and 18cm.

Then score horizontally at 2cm and 12.5cm. So you should have the following score lines:

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Next take your scissors and cut along the red lines as shown above. So you should be left with this once you have cut off two of the corners.

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Turn the card so the outside edge is on top and the place SNAIL adhesive on the two small flaps and the first two long strips. Fold the two smallest flaps onto the other glued strips and then fold the other side up on the outside. So you should be left with a box which looks like this:

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Your now ready to decorate your box anyway you want. I took my piece of 10.5 x 18.4cm dsp and cut it into four strips. Two measuring 7.7cm x 10.5cm and two measuring 1.5 x 10.5cm. I then stuck these to each side of the cherry cobbler sleeve. The white box just slips inside the sleeve so doesn’t need decorating.

So back to the My Hero stamp set and how I made the topper. First I cut out the largest scalloped oval Framelits in Cherry Cobbler and then the oval which fitted inside in Whisper White. I took the greeting from the My Hero set and used Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Markers to colour different parts of the greeting. I love doing this as it really adds interest to the greeting. I then stamped the snowman from Christmas Magic in black archival ink and coloured with markers. I finished off the whole project by wrapping some 1/8″ gold ribbon around the box and securing on top underneath where I stuck on my topper panel.

So here is the finished project again.

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I hope you have enjoyed my Pootles Design Team projects as much I have enjoyed making them. Next week its the turn of the October team with a new stamp set so be sure to pop across to www.pootles.com to check them out and come back here to see what I’ve been creating with some other products.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Pootles Design Team My Hero – Week 4

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This week I have been surrounded by poorly children who have now passed their delightful germs onto me, so the obvious choice for this week was a get well card.

I also don’t think we could focus on this set and not make some get well cards as this is the Ronald MacDonald House Charities set which raises money to help families with sick children who are receiving treatment far from home., so this is definitely a set you should consider as £2.00 from every sale goes to the charity.

I went for a super simple card this week with a couple of layers and just a little stamping. Here is the card

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I chose a colour scheme of Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and Smokey Slate and I love how well they work together. The only dimension on the card is the top of the umbrella as I wanted to make it easy for posting.

Thank you for popping by, if you would like to check out what the rest of the design team make take a look on www.pootles.com for the links.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Pootles Design Team My Hero – Week 3

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This week for the Pootles Design Team Challenge I have made an Easter card, it’s actually a card I’ve been wanting to make since I bought the Balloon Celebration stamp set when I first became a demonstrator.  Those speckled balloon insides just make me think of the very poplar mini eggs which are available at Easter. The greeting stamp in My Hero provided the prefect greeting to make my card.

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This easel card is made from a base of 5” by 10” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, scored on the long side at 2.5” and 5”. These are then folded over to form the easel part of the card. I stamped the greeting from the My Hero set in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out using the Layering Squares Framelit Dies

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The “eggs” were made from the speckled stamp in the Balloon Celebration stamp set and punched out with the Balloon Bouquet punch, you just need to trip off the bottom of the balloon where it would have been tied. I chose to use So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette and Pool Party as a colour scheme to match those chocolate eggs.

The form strips were used to form the “stopper” at the bottom of the card and were covered with the eggs.  Here is a side very of the card:

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Don’t worry easel cards can still fold flat so are easy for posting. I’m glad the design team challenge has given me the chance to make this card as its been in my head far too long…time to make room for some new ideas.

If you would like to see what everyone else in the team has made this week then head over to www.pootles.com for all the links.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x