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

 

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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

Christmas Tree Wreath Ornament Video Tutorial

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So for today’s post I have a short video tutorial on how to make this little Christmas Wreath. You can use it as a decoration for your tree or as decoration to hang on its own elsewhere. I love how I used the circles Thinlits for a totally different project than what is highlighted in the catalogue. So if you have some dies just experiment and see what you can come up with.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Cookie Cutter Halloween Lollipop Treat Pouches

For  today’s project I’ve made my first video to show you how to make these cute little lollipop treat holders which are perfect for Halloween Trick or Treats as they are easy to mass produce….I should know I filmed the video quite a few times before I was happy with it.

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Halloween Lollipop Treat Holder Click here to view video

Basic Measurements:

Take a piece of DSP 6″ x 4 3/8″

Score at 1 3/8″, 2 3/4″, 4 1/8″ and 5 1/2″

Turn paper 90 degrees and score at 1 3/8″

Hope you like this cute little project

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