Gift Ideas

Scallop Tag Topper Box that closes

Hello Crafters,

As I mentioned the other day , I am having the best time creating new and exciting treat style boxes of all shapes and sizes!

Here is the second style but this time, this one closes up so the treats don’t fall out.

Scallop Tag Topper

For the card base, I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.

The tops of the box are punched with the Scallop Tag Topper punch (#133324). I just love this punch!

I got the inspiration from Heidi Weaver, but I can’t remember what forum I saw it on, but thank you!

Here is a close up and side view to see the inside where it closes!

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I used the Watercolour Wonder DSP (#132994) and the Petite Petals Stamp set and coordinating punch for the embellishments.

The Petite Petals stamp and coordinating punch can be purchased as a bundle saving you 15%!

For Petite Petals wood mount bundle only $39.75 (#134821) or clear mount bundle only $34.75 (#134822)

These are some of the newest products in our Occasions Catalogue.

Don’t forget that if you spend $90 during Sale-a-bration, which ends on 31 March, you can also claim 1 free gift from the Sale-a-bration brochure!

Be sure to visit my online store for more details.

Happy crafting,

Gift Ideas

Scallop Tag Topper Punch Treat Box

Hello Crafters,

I am just having the best time lately creating new and exciting treat style boxes of all shapes and sizes!

These are only fairly small, but big enough to put a few treats in for the kiddies. These would also be a great gift idea for a work colleague or a friend who may be feeling down. Who wouldn’t love to receive one of these to help cheer them up?!!!

Scallop Tag Topper

For the card base, I started with a piece of Strawberry Slush card stock measuring 5″ x 7-1/2″.

The tops of the box are punched with the Scallop Tag Topper punch (#133324). Isn’t it just so pretty?!

I got the inspiration from Heidi Weaver, but I can’t remember what forum I saw it on, but thank you!

Here is a close up of those pretty flowers!

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I used the Mosaic Madness DSP and the Petite Petals Stamp set and coordinating punch for the embellishments.

The Petite Petals stamp and coordinating punch can be purchased as a bundle saving you 15%. These are some of the newest products in our Occasions Catalogue.

I have another similar style box to share with you in the next day or so, so stay tuned!

Don’t forget that if you spend $90 during Sale-a-bration, which ends on 31 March, you can also claim 1 free gift from the Sale-a-bration brochure!

Be sure to visit my online store for more details.

Happy crafting,

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Gift Ideas

Chocolate Treats

Hello Crafters,

Anyone out there who doesn’t mind a bit a chocolate???

While shopping at Aldi recently I found these cute little chocolate bars sold in packs of 5 and they are only 40g each. A much better option than those family sized blocks right? Yes, I think so. I can’t just stop after eating one row!

I used the new Scallop Tag Topper Punch (#133324) which is available in the new Occasions Catalogue (28 Jan – 30 June 2014).

Click Here to watch a video on the Tag Topper Punches

Chocolate Treat Holders     Chocolate Treat Holder

The one of the left with cupcake (Build a Cupcake Punch #121807), has the pink band around the silver card to hold it together. (See it open in the next picture).

The one of the right, was a little more fiddly to create, making it more box like at the bottom section to hold the chocolate in place. See close up picture below!

Chocolate Treat Holders

This was a more solid, but if I was make many of these I would probably opt to make the first option!!!

What a great idea for party favours or to give a work colleague on their birthday. Who wouldn’t appreciate one of these?!!!

The sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo Stampin’ Ink using the Best Of Birthdays Stamp set (#132929) available for a limited time. To order online for $25.95 Click Here

Best Of Birthdays

The Melon Mambo Stampin’ Ink is on sale at $4.79 until sold out. To order Click Here

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Happy Crafting,
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Challenges, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

PCCCS #79: Card Sketch

Hello Crafters,

This week at Paper Craft Crew Challenges is a card sketch PCCCS079.

I am loving entering these challenges at Paper Craft Crew Challenges and the fact that I can try new things.

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I love this look of banners and the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) coordinates so well with the Birthday Basics DSP

The Decorative Dots TIEF is a new Saleabration item and can be earned free if you spend $90 from the latest Occasions Catalogue. For every $90 spent, you can claim one of the 13 items in the brochure; if you spend $180 you choose 2 free items, $$270 you choose 3 free items and so on!

Here is a closer look!

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Why don’t you have a go at some of the weekly challenges too on the Paper Craft Crew Challenges page!
Products Used
Stamp: Petite Pairs
Card: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Birthday Basics DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Gumball Green
Punch: Small Oval, Scallop Oval, Balloon (not SU)
Other: Big Shot Machine, Decorative Dots TIEF, Paper Trimmer, Gumball Green Ribbon, White Uniball Pen, Tombo Glue, White Baker’s Twine, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Fringe Scissors
Shop Online 24/7 for products
Click Here to view Occasions Catalogue
Click Here to view Saleabration Brochure
Be sure to visit the Paper Craft Crew Challenges page to view the rest of the Design Team samples, they are just amazing!
Happy Crafting,
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feminine

Flower Pot Card

Morning Crafters,

Here is my take on the Flower Pot card which has been around for years, but this is my first time creating one ~ I don’t know why it took me so long, when it was so simple!

I have used Soft Suede cardstock 9″ x 3-1/2″ then scored it at 3-1/2″ & 7″.

Fold in a zigzag and using a border punch, create the edge on the flower pot.

Measure in 1/2″ from each side at the bottom of the pot and mark with a pencil. Holding up the flap, draw a line from the pencil mark to the top corner to create the pot shape. Cut along each of these lines through the double thickness of cardstock.

Take some ribbon and tie it around the top of the flower pot (as shown). This holds the card together without any gluing!!!

Flower Pot Card   Flower Pot Card

Take a piece of soft suede card measured at 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock of 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.

Layer these on top of each other. This creates the section for your written message and slides into the pot.

Once you have this in the pot, decorate as desired, ensuring you cover the top part of the card and that some of the images sit in front of the pot.

HANDY TIP: It is also a good idea to lay this onto an envelope so as not to add too much height that it won’t fit into a standard size envelope!!!!

I have used Real Red, Coastal Cabana and the Fresh Prints Designer Series paper stack, along with the Simple Stems Stamp set and the coordinating Secret Garden Framelits. This stamp set and DSP are available from 28th January during Sale-a-bration!

Be sure to let me know what you think of my take on the Flower Pot card!

To Shop online 24/7 click here

Happy Crafting,

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Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Simple Stems, part 2

Hello Stampers,

A couple of days ago I showcased some samples using the Simple Stems Stamp Set which is in the new Occasions Catalogue, available for purchase from 28th January. 

Here is another sample using that same stamp set, although a different type of flower from that set.

I have used Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple in this card. The flowers remind me so much of our family holiday to Thailand last year, although they were more red that Raspberry Ripple, but I just love this colour combination.

I also added a Simply Pressed Clay flower embellishment and coloured it with the Gumball Green Stampin’ Write Marker.

Simple Stems

Products used:

Stamp Set: Simple Stems

Cardstock: White, Gumball Green, Print Poetry DSP

Ink: Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple

Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stitched Satin Ribbon, Simply Pressed Clay & Mold, Stampin’ Write Marker

To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store or for the stamp set, online from 28th January!

Happy Crafting,

Kate

Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Stunning Spiral Flowers

Hello Stampers,

Today I want to share with you another new item from the Occasions Catalogue, available for purchase from 28th January.

These gorgeous flowers are easy to create with one simple die. Click Here to watch a video tutorial.

To create them, I used the die to cut out the flower using my Big Shot, then sponged the edges with a sponge dauber before rolling it up using a skewer to create the flower. I have found the easiest and quickest way to glue them, is by using a hot glue gun and a silicone mat.

Spiral Flower
Daffodil Delight with Strawberry Slush sponging
Very Vanilla with Blushing Bride sponging
Very Vanilla with Blushing Bride sponging

and a close up of the flowers with some small dots of crystal effects to look like raindrops! Aren’t they the prettiest?!!!

Spiral Flower

and here are some die cut in felt, how cute are they?!!!!

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and then made into hair clips! (thanks to my daughter, Annika modelling it!)

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Stampin’ Up! Products used:

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla

Ink: Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride

Tools: Big Shot, Spiral Flower Originals Die

Accessories:  Hot Glue Gun, Sponge Dauber, Crystal Effects, Silicone Mat, Skewer

To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store or for the Spiral Flower Die from 28th January!

Happy Crafting,

Kate

feminine, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Simple Stems, part 1

Hello Stampers,

As you know, I am having loads of fun playing with my new supplies from the Sale-a-bration brochure & Occasions catalogue.

Here are some more lovely samples using the Simple Stems Stamp Set which is in the new Occasions Catalogue, available for purchase from 28th January. Just let me know if you would like a copy of the catalogues mailed to you prior to the sale starting!

The gorgeous background papers are delightful and I am finding it really hard to choose between the different packs, so I got a pack of each!!!

Sweet Sorbet is from the Sale-a-bration brochure which if you place an order of $90 or more, you can get a packet for free!

Water Colour Wonder is in the soon to be released Occasions Catalogue and is to die for.

The stamp set, Simple Stems, also has two of its images that coordinate with the Secret Garden Framelits Dies.

Okay, so now for some samples ~ In this first card I used the Water Colour Wonder DSP and stamped the images in Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Canteloupe.

Simple Stems

Crisp Canteloupe & Pistachio Pudding with Sweet Sorbet DSP

Simple Stems

Strawberry Slush and White with the new Decorative Dots TIEF (available free with a $90 order)

Simple Stems

Products used:

Stamp Set: Simple Stems, Bitty Banners

Cardstock: White, Sweet Sorbet DSP, Water Colour Wonder DSP

Ink: Island Indigo, Crisp Canteloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi

Tools: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelit Dies, Oval Frames Die, Decorative Dots TIEF, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Ruffled Stretch Trim Ribbon

To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store from 28th January!

Happy Crafting,

Kate

Occasions & Sale-a-bration

So Very Grateful

Hello Stampers,

As you know, my Big Brown Box arrived from Stampin’ Up! a couple of days ago with my new supplies from the Sale-a-bration brochure & Occasions catalogue.

Here is another card I have created but this time a birthday card for a lovely lady.

The gorgeous background paper in called Sweet Sorbet and is from the Sale-a-bration brochure which if you place an order of $90 or more, you can get a packet for free! Yes you heard correct, free and it has 12 sheets in the pack!

The stamp is from the So Very Grateful Stamp Set in the new Occasions Catalogue, available for purchase on 28th January. Just let me know if you would like a copy of the catalogues mailed to you prior to the sale starting!

I used the Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the image and stamp the sentiment in Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Canteloupe.

So Very Grateful

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: So Very Grateful

Cardstock: Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP

Ink: Black Stazon

Tools: Big Shot, Windows Frames Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Write Markers

To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy Crafting,

Kate

Baby

Baby, We’ve Grown

Hello Stampers,

I was so excited yesterday when my Big Brown Box arrived from Stampin’ Up! with my new supplies from the Sale-a-bration brochure & Occasions catalogue.

I have been busy a work today creating with some of these goodies, so are you ready?

This is a cute baby card, aren’t the owls just to die for??!! I love them!

Baby we've grown

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Baby, We’ve Grown

Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky

Ink: Soft Sky

Tools: Big Shot, Arrows TIEF, Stampin’ Trimmer

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy Crafting,

Kate