Tuesday, 30 December 2014

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Monday, 22 December 2014

Merry Everything - a bit more than a gift card holder


Having a son with Autism makes me appreciate teachers and their helpers (Educational Assistants) even more! Not to mention that my Mother-in-law is a teacher and I know that teaching is not a 9-3 job with 3 or 4 holidays in a year - it is HARD WORK being a teacher. That is why I love to thank them in a special way at the end of the school year. This year I made up a little gift card holder that included a 100g Lindt Chocolate bar. 

These are the products I used:
135825 Under the Tree DSP ( see photos for instructions) HC, p5
133704 Typeset DSP, AC, p184
135839 Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer linen Ribbon, HC, p7
135071 Merry Everything Clear stamps set, HC, p13
135860 Note Tag Punch, HC, p13
106549 Whisper White A4 cardstock, AC, p183
121681 Cherry Cobbler A4 cardstock, AC, p182
126973 Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad, AC, p182


This is the chocolate I used. I removed the wrapper to make a new wrapper with the DSP.

Cut the DSP to 8 1/4" x 7 5/8"
With the long side to the top  of your Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), AC, p214 score at 5/8", 1", 7 1/4", 7 5/8"
On the short side score at 1", 1 3/8", 4 3/8", 4 6/8"
Enforce folds.

Cut as follows. I used my 1"Square punch (124094) to take a 2 "nicks" from the thin flap.

Round corners with Project Life Corner Rounder (135346), AC, p222

Place the chocolate bar inside and adhere the box. I used temorary adhesive, 2-way Glue pen (100425) is temporary when you let it dry for a bit.

Cut Typeset DSP to 7 1/2 x 7 1/2" and with the bottom of the writing on your left hand side on your score board score at 1 1/2"and 3 1/2".

Fold as follows and wrap around and decorate with the ribbon and tags. Insert your gift card into the pocket!

I think this will make a nice gift for the pickiest of persons! 

Well this is it for the year from me! I had fun sharing my projects with you and wish you and yours a wonderful, peaceful Christmas Season! My you be Blessed in the New Year!

Mel xx

Santa Stache - Shaker card

Hello again!

For my second last post for this year I would like to share my very first shaker card! It was easier than I thought and the effect is to say the least... DAZZLING!

I am going to list the products that I used and then show the steps in photographs! Enjoy!

106578 Real Red A4 cardstock (card base), AC, p180
106576 Old Olive A4 cardstock (layering), AC, p180
135821 Santa & Co. DSP (some more layering), HC, p29
135035 Santa Stache stamp set ( stamp twice, one to die cut the mustache and one to colour and fussy cut the whole image), HC, p18
106549 Whisper White A4 cardstock (inside and stamping), AC, p183
121688 Basic Black A4 cardstock (frame around circle), AC, p183
132178 Silver Foil sheets (star)
132708 Memento Ink Tuxedo Black ( for image and sentiment) VERY important to use this with Blendabilities)
130995 Cherry Cobbler Assortment Blendabilities (hat) AC, p212
129370 Skin Tone Assortment Blendabilities (face), AC, p212
102283 Versamark ink, AC, p210
101930 Iridescent Ice embossing powder (for hat trimmings, beard and moustache), AC, p213
114323 Window Sheets , AC, p192 Cut two 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" pieces
133723 Star Framelits, AC, p231 
130911 Circle Framelits, AC, p231, I used the 2 3/4" circle and the 3 1/4" ( the bigger one for the black frame)
133741 Mustache Framelit AC, p230

Layer the DSP and Old Olive and cut a circle from the center with circle framelits.

Mark with a pencil on the card base where the circle should be cut (centered on the card base) and the cut.

Cut circle using Circle framelits.

Do not adhere yet! First the shaker must be assembled.

Adhere 1 of the window sheet pieces with  2-Way Glue Pen (100425)on the inside of the layered DSP and Old Olive.

Use Double sided foam tape around the circle on top of the first Window sheet layer.

Add some glitter and Sequins ( any will do) and then adherte the second piece of Window sheet over the glitter and sequins. This piece is adhered to the foam tape.

Add some foam tape to the corners and adhere to your card front.

 Add your Basic Black circle frame and your finished Santa.
 Stamp your sentiment on the inside.

I hope this all makes sense! Let me know!

Thank you for passing by!

Mel xx

Friday, 5 December 2014

All is calm


As it goes this time of year... So much to do, so little time!!! I'm officially in panic mode! I still have to finalize teacher gifts and Christmas cards, family and friend cards, etc, etc! Also two birthday cards ( one by Sunday!). I do think, however that I might just have all the cards covered...

Voila! I can easily wrap up 10 or 20 of these in a very short time! I can also easily use this basic recipe for my two birthday cards! I'm feeling better already!

For the card base (folded 4"x 4" card)  I used Pear Pizzazz A4 cardstock (131290). I cut two strips from the All is Calm DSP (p22, HC, 135823) measuring 1" x 6" and positioned it on top of Whisper White A4 cardstock  (p183, AC,106549) measuring 3 3/4"x 3 3/4". Take a look at my photo to get an idea of where to adhere the DSP strips. Next I stamped the medium snowflake from the Endless Wishes Photopolymer stamp set (p32, OC, 136829) underneath the DSP strips and heat embossed Merry Christmas (from the same stamp set) with some Silver Embossing Powder (p213, AC, 109131) and embellished with the lovely Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon (p22, OC, 135841). I first adhered a piece of ribbon between the two DSP strips and then tied a bow with the same ribbon to put on top of it. Also add some bling - never forget the bling!

Take care!

Mel xx

Ns Two more along the same line!