Sunday, 10 December 2017

Pillow Box

I finally got around to making the pillow box using the 'Trim Your Stocking' Thinlits.  I made these for our recent Stamparoo Stampin' Up! Group swap.  I put a lip balm inside as a little present.  They are rather cute!




The box is made using Kraft cardstock from the 'Merry Little Christmas' cardstock pack and decorated with a strip of 'Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper' and foliage from the 'Pretty Pines Thinlits.'  Celebrate the Season is from the 'Tags & Trimmings' stamp set that was White heat embossed on a piece of Basic Black cardstock and cut out using an oval Stitched Shaped Framelit.  A Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon bow was added to finish.


If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

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Carolyn

Friday, 8 December 2017

Tags in a Box

This is a terrific little project to make for someone special.  You can give them a little box of Christmas Tags and when they have used the tags they have a gorgeous little gift box that they can use to package a gift.




I used the "Oh, What Fun" stamp set from the annual catalogue on this project.


The little gift box is made using one of the Mini Pizza Boxes, with a strip of Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series paper 5cm x 25.3cm (or 2" x 10") wrapped around to create a belly band.  A 8.3cm x 8.3cm (or 3 1/4" x  3 1/4") square of Gold Foil Sheet was adhere to this.  A 7.6cm x 7.6cm (or 3" x 3") scalloped square of Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper is adhered to this.  A gold Foil Snowflake is then added and the Stitched Shaped Oval with the 'Merry Christmas" sentiment Gold heat embossed is adhere to this using dimensionals.  How quick and easy is this little box.

I made six tags and included two of each design in the box.  I have given the instructions for the tags in inches (you can adapt them to cm if you prefer).  I just found it easier to cut the Designer Series Paper for this project using inches.

Tag 1


DSP - 3" x 2"
Gold Foil Sheet - 3" x 1"

Adhere the Gold Foil Sheet to the DSP and punch using the Tag Topper Punch.  Using the Triple Banner Punch create the flag end (Tip - I did not push it all the way through, I turned the punch over and lined up the edge before punching this way you do not waste the DSP).

Stamp the image on Whisper White using Versamark ink and Gold heat emboss.  Punch out using the Every Day Label Punch.  Adhere to the tag using dimensionals.  Add Whisper White Baker's Twine to the tag to finish.

Tag 2


Stamp the image on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold heat emboss.  Cut out using a Stitched Shaped Circle.  Using the Starburst Punch punch out a piece of DSP.  Layer the circle on this and add a Gold Foil Sheet star to the top cut using the die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  Punch a small hole in the top and add a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twice.  Add two stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes to finish.

Tag 3


Cut a 2 1/2"x 2 1/2" DSP scallop square. Stamp the image on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold heat emboss.  Cut out using the 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" Stitched Shape Square.  Layer these two pieces together.  Punch a Gold Foil piece using the Circle Tab Punch.  Adhere this to the tag top and add a star cut from Gold Foil Sheet using the die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  Punch a hole and add a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine to finish.

Tag 4


DSP - 3" X 2".  Punch with Tag Topper Punch.  Add Whisper White Baker's Twine to the tag top.

Cut a gold snowflake from Gold Foil Sheet using the die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Adhere this to the tag top.

Stamp the image using Versamark ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold heat emboss.  Punch out using the Classic Label Punch and adhere to the tag top across the gold snowflake to finish.

Tag 5


DSP 3" X 2" - Punch end with Triple Banner Punch.  Add a Gold Foil Sheet star to the top of the tag.  This is made using the die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  Punch a hole in the star and add a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine.

Punch a Gold Foil banner using the die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Adhere this to the tag top.

Stamp the image using Versamark ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold heat emboss.  Cut out using a Stitched Shaped Oval and adhere to the tag top using dimensionals to finish.

Tag 6


Using the Layering Circle Framelits cut a 2 1/2" Scalloped Gold Circle.  Punch a 2 1/4" DSP circle using the 2 1/4" punch.  Layer these two pieces together. Punch a Gold Foil piece using the Circle Tab Punch.  Adhere this to the tag top. Punch a hole and add a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine.

Stamp the image using Versamark ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold Heat emboss.  Cut out using the die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Adhere this to the tag top using dimensionals.  Cut two stars from Gold Foil Sheet using the die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits and adhere to the tag top to finish.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Eastern Palace Suite

I gave myself a little challenge to use some of the products from the Eastern Palace Suite that I have in my stash.

I kept looking at the stickers, the mini tassels and the beautiful designer series paper trying to decide on how I was going to incorporate them in my card, but nothing was happening in the creative department .  Finally I decided to get one of my favourite 'go to' sketches out to get some inspiration happening.  This is the finished product.


I made two cards using the same sketch, just changing the colour of the card base, the design and positioning of the medallion.


A tip on using the decorative edging strip - As most of it is behind the medallion you only need to apply tiny pieces of the strip either end, this way you get more use from the stickers.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

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Carolyn

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Deck the Halls

Need to make a few quick Christmas Cards? This card was made using the 'Merry Little Christmas' designer series paper and the 'Carols of Christmas' stamp set.


To make this card you will need the following pieces :

Measurements

A4 Whisper White Thick cardstock cut in half to create the card base
Basic Black cardstock 14.3cm x 10cm
Old Olive/Whisper White DSP 13.8cm x 9.5cm
Basic Black cardstock 14.3cm x 6.5cm
Black/White Snowflake DSP 14.3cm x 6cm
Basic Black cardstock 6cm x 10.5cm
Old Olive/White Dot DSP 5.5cm x 20cm
Whisper White cardstock 8.5cm x 8.5cm for 'Deck the Halls'
Basic Black cardstock 8.5cm x 8.5cm for scalloped circle

Technique

Fold card base.

Adhere the Old Olive/White striped DSP to the Basic Black 14.3cm x 10cm mat.  

Adhere the Black/White Snowflake DSP to the Basic Black 14.3cm x 6.5cm mat.

Adhere the Old Olive/White Dot DSP to the Basic Black 6cm x 10.5cm mat.

Layer the pieces together as per the picture.

Stamp the image 'Deck the Halls' using Black Archival Ink and cut out using a circle die from the Layering Circles Framelits.  Cut a scalloped edged circle from the 9.5cm x 9.5cm piece of Basic Black cardstock using the Layering Circles Framelits. Layer these two pieces together.

Using Old Olive and Real Red Stampin' Write Markers colour the Holly image and stamp on to a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out using the matching die from the 'Card Front Builder Thinlits'.  Adhere this to the circle piece and then using dimensionals adhere to the card front.  Add some black rhinestones to finish.
If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

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Carolyn

Sunday, 26 November 2017

A touch of Black

A touch of Basic Black can make a project pop.  




I have used a colour scheme on this card of Peekaboo Peach, Copper, and Basic Black.  A bit of neutral has made a show with the Touches of Nature Elements, Corrugated Elements and Burlap Ribbon.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

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Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Friday, 24 November 2017

Seasonal Chums Cellophane Bag Goodies

A quick project using Be Merry Designer Series Paper and the 7.6cm x 15.2cm cellophane bags.


To make the project cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 7cm x 17.7cm.  Score on the long edge at 2.5cm, 7.5cm and 16cm.  Lightly burnish the scorelines.

Put the Designer Series Paper inside the cellophane bag, add chocolates (these I found at Aldi) and fold over the top of the bag then fold over again turning the top of the Designer Series Paper over.  Close with a gold binder clip and add a ribbon bow made using the Quilted Christmas Ribbon to the clip using glue dots.

Stamp the Santa tag image from the Seasonal Chums stamp set using Momento Ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Colour using Stampin' Write Markers Real Red, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Basic Gray.  Cut out the tag using the Seasonal Tag Framelits Dies and add to the front of the bag holding in place using the biner clip.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Mini Pizza Boxes

What to do with the Mini Pizza Boxes?  Make a little set of 3" x 3" cards and you have a perfect little gift.  These would make great teacher gifts.



To decorate the Mini Pizza Box I made a sleeve that slips off quite easy.  The little Just a Note cards I have seen a couple of times on Pinterest and I am not sure who designed them, so sorry for not giving credit where it is due.  I loved them so much I cased them, then made the decoration for the sleeve of the box to match.

From one sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock you get eight 3" x 3" cards that fit in the small 3" x 3" envelopes in the Holiday Catalogue.  



This is a quick and easy project to make with the images stamped using the Painted Harvest stamp set and the sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.


If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Christmas Wine Sleeves

Need some great packaging to jazz up a bottle of wine this Christmas?


I posted in 2015 the link by Linda Parker on how to make these wine sleeves, you can find it here.

Again I have cased the bow arrangement from the Holiday Catalogue, told you I loved it!

The wine sleeves use a piece of 12" x 12" cardstock which you cut down following the instructions.  I have used Smoky Slate as I found I had a lot of this colour and it went great with the colour scheme of the Basic Black and Whisper White with a touch of Old Olive and Real Red.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Christmas Stocking

The Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies make this gorgeous Christmas Stocking gift card holder, or you can pop some money in the little pouch instead.


There are numerous little dies in the set that enable you to decorate your stocking in numerous ways.  You can also use these pieces to decorate Christmas cards.  The die also makes a little pillow box.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Friday, 17 November 2017

Painted Autumn

This card is one I design to use the left over pieces from some previous projects.  I cut the floral image from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and layered this on a piece of Burlap Ribbon and another piece of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.


The card base is Tangerine Tango, a colour that I do not use a lot but it picked up the small dots of colour in the floral image and gave the card a great lift.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Altered Alphabet Letter

I found these wooden letters for $2.00 each at my local Red Dot Store.  A bit of paint, paper and decoration and you have a gorgeous Christmas decoration.


The first letter I painted with a dark green acrylic paint and then covered the front with a piece of Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I cased the ribbon arrangement from the Holiday Catalogue.  I love this arrangement and the use of the gorgeous Striped Ribbon, the ribbon has wire in it so holds the shape that you bend it into.  A Green Sprig and a Mini Ornament finish the letter.


The second letter I painted with red acrylic paint and covered with a piece of the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The arrangement on this letter was made using the Pretty Pines Thinlits.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Monday, 13 November 2017

Painted Harvest

I was on the look out for some little gifts for Christmas (or for any occasion actually) when I came across these little tubes of hand cream from the Body Shop.  I have designed a little gift box using the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  This gorgeous paper has a sheet with the daisy flowers and I cut one of these out for the decoration on the little box. 



I made a matching card, which I ended up making as a birthday card as the gift box I made was not very Christmassy.  I acually did some stamping for the card using the Pained Harvest stamp set and the matching Leaf Punch. 



The card and box make a lovely little gift.


If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Hand Lotion and Soap Gift Box

At my recent class the ladies made this small gift box which holds a small hand lotion and soap.


It is a perfect little gift for Christmas or anytime of the year, you just need to change up the decoration slightly.

This project used products from the Merry Little Christmas Suite, using the two stamps sets 'Carols of Christmas' and 'Merry Little Labels'.  The new 'Everyday Label' punch was also used to create the 'For You' label.


If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Seasonal Chums

Just loving the new Stampin' Blends.  Had a play with them colouring the images from the Seasonal Chums stamp set.  I made two Christmas cards and two tags.


The stamp set also comes with a pumpkin for Halloween, but I did not use this image as I wanted to make Christmas cards and tags.


The Seasonal Tags Framelits comes with the snow flake and the small trees as well as several other pieces for Halloween. 


I teamed the Brightly Lit Christmas stamp set and matching Christmas Lampost Thinlits with the Seasonal Chums stamp set and matching Seasonal Tags Framelits for this card.

The Stampin' Blends are available from 1 November 2017.  

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Monday, 16 October 2017

Woodgrain Background

Hi everyone, it has been a few weeks since I have posted but I have been a bit busy putting my house back together after a recent burglary.  I never new I had so many clothes that needed to go to the charity shop until they were all pulled out of my wardrobe and dresser.

I have been creating in between and today's card is one using the Wood Textures DSP.  I cased the background from Connie Collins and you can see her amazing card here.


The focal point on my card is a technique called Stained Glass Window Stamping using heat resistant acetate.  This technique can be found on Jennifer Maguires blog here. I had some old overhead projector sheets that I tried and it worked perfectly.

I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the matching Seasonal Layers Thinlits to create the Stained Glass Window piece.


To finish the card I used some Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon, and Old Olive Glitter Enamel Dots

The little banner was made using the stamps sets Birthday Banners and Teeny Tiny Sentiments along with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Sentiment Spotlighting

Jennifer McGuire recently posted some great ways to spotlight the sentiments on your cards.  I loved the technique of doing your stamping and then cutting out the word with dies.  I had a go at this fun using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.


I made 2 cards, one clean and simple and the other step up slightly.


I used the floral image from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, heat embossed with White Embossing Powder and coloured with the clear Wink of Stella pen using Berry Burst and Old Olive inks.  This gives a lovely shimmer to the card.  The word 'love' is die cut from the floral image, and layered onto two other words 'love' cut from Whsiper White and then adhered to the card front.  Follow the tutorial on Jennifer McGuire's post to see how this is done.

The sentiments are from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set that go with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  These were heat embossed with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black cardstock.  Glitter Enamel Dots were added to finish the card.


For the stepped up version I embossed a piece of Vellum using the Quilt Top Impressions Embossing Folder, this was adhered to the Berry Burst card base.  Two strips of Basic Black were punched using the Decorative Ribbon Border punched and these were layered on the sides of the centre panel.  The sentiment, Glitter Enamel Dots and a Whisper White Bakers Twine bow were added to finish the card front.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Metallica

I had time to play in my craft room this morning and I just had to CASE the background and card design for this card from Stephanie Fischer.  I have created the card base and tarnished foil piece and mat the same but changed the rest of the card by creating this metallic posy to match the tarnished foil background.


I made two cards, just changing the sentiment.  I did use StazOn black in this technique as I found that the Black Archival ink rubbed off.


If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Thank You Daisies

The Delightful Daisy Suite is just gorgeous.  As is the Stampin' Up! way everything coordinates.


I used the template that I made for a previous card to create the diagonal shape for the card top.  You can find the instructions on how to make the template here.

A piece of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, a stamped daisy using the Daisy Delight stamp set which was punched out using the Daisy Punch. The word Thank You was stamped on the diagonal edge using Daffodil Delight ink.

The Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon was added to the top of the card along with some of the Crushed Curry Glitter Enamel Dots.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Colorful Seasons - Thinking of You

This card layout is one that I cased from Norine at The Velvet Lemon.   Loved the layout so I remade the card using a piece of Dapper Denim ombre paper from the  Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  This was stamped with the leaf image from the Colorful Seasons stamp set using Versamark ink and Gold heat embossed.



If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Best Friend Ever

This card is perfect for that very special friend in your life, you know the one.


The Memories and More Card Pack was also use to make this card. The words 'Best' and 'Ever' were cut from one of the cards and backed onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, with the word 'Friend' being cut from Basic Black cardstock using the Lovely Words Thinlits.  I used one of the new Foil Snowflakes as a backing behind the Whisper White circle, you cannot tell that it is a snowflake and it gives a great finish behind the circle.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

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