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

 

 

Quick card with Label Me Pretty Bundle

Hello everyone, hope you’re enjoying the Bank Holiday. Here in Yorkshire its raining, typical bank holiday weather but its made card making difficult as its so dark! Today I’ve pulled out the new Label Me Pretty Bundle to have a quick play with. If you’re mourning the lost of the Decorative Label punch then the new Pretty Label could be a great new alternative.

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I paired the Label Me Pretty Bundle up with the Eastern Palace DSP which I haven’t actually cut into  yet. I stamped out the lovely border stamp from the stamp set and chose the You’re the Best sentiment.  I placed this on my card and couldn’t work out why it looked wrong…yes I’d stamped on Whisper White but the background of the DSP is Very Vanilla, that’s how bad my light is today!

To create the Fresh Fig layer on the punch out I punched an extra label in Fresh Fig and cut it in half. I wanted quite a large amount of the Fresh Fig showing from behind the sentiment punch so I had a small gap in the middle. Solution: use some ribbon! I cut a length of the Tranquil Tide Woven Ribbon and stuck the sentiment to the front of the ribbon using Tear & Tape. I then turned the ribbon over and stuck my two Fresh Fig label halves on the back, the ribbon in the middle neatly hides the fact there is a gap.

Happy Crafting,

Joanne x

Father’s Day Trio using Urban District

With Father’s Day just three weeks away I decided it was time to add to my stash of male cards. I chose to use the retiring Urban District stamp set as this is a very male themed set. All three of the cards I made could be used for Father’s Day but also Dad birthday’s as I’ve not used the phrase “Father’s Day” on any of them.

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For all three cards I kept to a colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry. I think you could replace the Cherry Cobbler with either Garden Green or Dapper Denim if these colours were more suited to your dad.

The first cards also uses the Labeler  Alphabet to create the DAD background. I stamped each letter individually as there wasn’t two “d” letters in either font. This took a little time but I think is a great effect. I then simply finished this card by stamping the hexagon in Crushed Curry and cutting it out ( if you have the Build It Framelits there is a matching die in the set). I then simply added a couple of strips of cardstock in Early Expresso and Cherry Cobbler as an anchor for my hexagon. To finish the card I added a few loops of linen thread behind the hexagon before I stuck in down.

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With the second card I made I still wanted to create a background with words so I chose the “world’s greatest” and stamped in all down the card front in Early Expresso. Looking at the card now I wish I’d used Crumb Cake or Versa mark for a more tone on tone effect as I think the letters would have stood out more.

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This final card is my favourite because I love how much the Dad letters stand out and how you can really see what detailed stamps they are with all the little icons. I love that there is even a tractor on them, which makes them perfect for all the important men in my life.

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Here are all three together, I’d love to know which is your favourite?

Remember the Urban District stamp set is on the retiring list and only available until Wednesday 31st May.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Birthday Bright: Quick & Simple Birthday Cards

Today I’m highlighting the Birthday Bright set, a set which I love but think has been slightly overlooked in the catalogue. It’s supposed to compliment the Birthday Bright project kit but I feel its a great little stamp set on its own. It’s especially useful for making quick and simple birthday cards.

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I choose to pair this set with the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack, which now comes as loose sheets. I choose the Lemon Lime Twist sheets as its so bright and felt it matched the feel of this stamp set perfectly. I love how well it has worked with both Berry Burst and Pacific Point.

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I think my favourite thing about the Birthday Bright stamp set is this Happy Birthday font, its big, bold and curvy meaning you don’t really need to add much else to make a great card.

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I added the balloons to add to the birthday feel but think this card would have worked just as well without them. Bold and bright these cards make me happy when I  look at them. If you  like the Birthday Bright set then gab it quick as its only around for four more days!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Friday – May Flowers Sympathy Card for #GDP088

This week at  Global Design Project the challenge is to case the following project by Shawn De Oliveria:

GDP088_ShawnI love the card that Shawn has created its simple and elegant and uses one of my favourite stamps sets Rose Wonder. Looking at this card I really wanted to use the same technique that he has used with the inlaid die-cut as I think this looks stunning. I alos kept a similar layout but changed the colour scheme and changed to using the May Flowers Framelits and Falling Flowers stamp set. I also kept the greeting the same as its a stamp I haven’t previously used.

Here is what I came up with:

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To start I stamped the swirl from Falling flowers in Island Indigo onto a background of shimmery white cardstock and yes I badly need to re-ink this ink-pad.  I gave the background a slight speckled look by using the end of my Island Indigo marker and gently flicking the tip to create a light covering of speckles, be gentle doing this or you will ruin the end of your marker.

I next cut of matt layer of silver foil card and then cut out my flower from the centre of this matt so I don’t waste any cardstock. I then cut the same flower from Island Indigo cardstock and tried to keep all the pieces in the die.

Next I took the Versamark ink and stamped the greeting in the top right hand corner and embossed with silver embossing powder.

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I stuck down the silver flower using SNAIL in the bottom left hand corner and then filled each gap with a tiny drop of fine-tip glue. Next comes the delicate part and I suggest using tweezers if you have any. Carefully place each petal from your Island Indigo die-cut into the same space on the silver die-cut. It makes it easy if you’ve kept all the petals in the metal die so you know where each petal goes. I found doing this very therapeutic!

Hope you’ve enjoyed todays card. If you’d like to take a look at what the design team created for this challenge the click here.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x