Archive for ‘Gifts’

May 21, 2014

Quick masculine birthday card and present …

Hi there!  A quick post and super quick card today.

I was sorting through my photographs and realised I’d not yet shared this card with you. I made it for my teenage nephew’s birthday back in February.  You know teenagers – they’d sooner have money than a gift, so I made this super quick and easy card that doubles as a gift holder …

Suit pocket card

The pocket is ideal for popping some birthday money, or a gift card, into. 

Suit pocket gift card

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white, marina mist;

stamp sets: sentiment (retired hostess set);

inks: white craft;

accessories: night of navy stampin’ write marker pen, paper trimmer, sticky strip, stampamajig.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up – contact me for details. 

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October 23, 2013

Halloween tag treats using the new envelope punch board … with a little bit of pumpkin punch art…

I was asked by Michelle Last to design and demonstrate a project for a group of Stampin’ Up demonstrators at a local craft day in Frodsham last weekend.  More on the project I designed coming up in a later post, so please do pop back again to see that. 

When we get together at craft events we love to share swaps – it’s a way of getting to know each other, chat and to share ideas.  For my swaps, I used the new envelope punch board from Stampin’ Up to make some Halloween tag treats…

Halloween swap

I used the  witches brew designer series paper teamed with pumpkin pie and basic black cardstock, and made 4 different pattern ways.  A chocolate mint fit just right in the centre of the punch art pumpkin …

Halloween swaps

At the craft day, I demonstrated how to make the tag, and the tab top, using the new envelope punch board.  The file folder that the tag was sitting in was also made using the punch board – so many uses for this fantastic new craft tool – it’s not just for envelopes!  You can see a Stampin’ Up video tutorial on my videos page here (scroll down and look for the envelope punch board).  These tags would be great for adding to scrapbook pages or mini books …

Halloween swaps 2

My swaps in their little basket, all ready to go to their recipients… I made one for each person who attended …

Halloween swaps basket

Here’s what I used to make today’s project – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: pumpkin pie, basic black, old olive, whisper white, witches brew designer series paper; stamp sets: teeny tiny wishes; inks: pumpkin pie, old olive, basic grey; punches: 1/2” circle, scallop circle, large scallop circle, word window, modern label, bird builder, crop-a-dile; accessories: envelope punch board, beautifully baroque embossing folder, big shot machine, stampin’ dimensionals, glue dots, sponge daubers; additional: Elizabeth Shaw chocolate mint. 

Thanks for dropping by today


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