Polka Dot Pillow Box

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.

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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.

Polka Dot Pillow Box flat

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.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Tiny Treat Box Sweet Wrap

Surprisingly today I don’t have a card project to share with you, instead I’m sharing a simple way to decorate one of our Clear Tiny Treat boxes. With sixteen in a pack these  little boxes would make the cutest party favours. As their food safe you can fill them with any treats you like, obviously mine has been filled with jelly babies to match the paper.

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To create the wrap you will need a piece of DSP measuring 2″ x 11″. Turn the paper so the side you want on the outside in face down on the Simply Scored tool. Score lines at 1″, 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″, 9″ and 10″.

Take the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and punch each end of the DSP. Fold along all score lines and then wrap around your Tiny Treat Box. Thread some Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon through the top of the wrap to secure it to the box. The wrap is secure enough to stay on, but easy enough to slide off when your ready to eat your treats.

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To decorate the wrap I added a label stamped from the Sweetest Thing stamp set and die-cut from the Jar of Sweets Framelits and then fastened onto the wrap with the Old Olive Linen Thread.

Hope you like this cute little idea, I’ll be back tomorrow with another card idea for you.

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

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 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

 

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”

“Hearts & Kisses” 3 in a Row Games using the Sealed With Love Stamp Set

Today is the first in my new week long series featuring the Sealed With Love Bundle from the Spring/Summer catalogue. I’m hoping to bring you some ideas and show you this bundle can be used for more than just Valentine’s cards.

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I thought I’d start the series off with something completely different, a love themed version of 3 in a Row, “Hearts & Kisses” made using the Sending Love dsp stack, Layering Squares Framelits and the Sealed With Love stamp set.

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To make the board you will need a piece of Real Red cardstock measuring 61/2″ by 6 1/2″

Take a piece of the Sending Love dsp stack, or any other piece of 6″ square patterned paper. Score on both sides at 2″ and 4″ to form a grid pattern.

Cut two strips of 12″ cardstock 1/4″ wide and cut in half so you have four 1/4″ strips each 6″ in length.

Stick the red strips along the score lines on your dsp piece to form the grid. Stick the whole piece to the centre of the Real Red piece, your board is complete.

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To make the playing pieces you will need to cut twelve squares from the 1 1/4″ scallop square Framelit in Real Red and twelve squares of Whisper White from the 1 3/16″ square die.

One six of the white squares stamp the lips images from the Sealed With Love stamp set in Real Red ink and on the other six stamp one of the Heart images. Stick the stamped images onto the red squares and your ready to play.

I loved making this little game and can see it transferring to a other stamp sets such as Beetles & Bugs or Day the Beach really well.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you join me tomorrow for my next Sending Love project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x