Box Bag Tag, Cards - Birthday, Cards - General

Happiest of Days Gift Set

A certain someone I know has a birthday coming up and I made this card and, yes,  its THAT box again for her. I have a lovely wee piece of jewellery to go in it. Dont you love the curly ribbon on the paper clip! I just used the back edge of my scissors and pulled the ribbon through against them and my thumb. Just like making paper curls. This method works for bakers twine too.

I don’t usually do pretty insides of my cards but the left over piece from the card front just screamed to be added.

 

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Basketweave Fun

The second release of SaleABration rewards have been released and I am in love with the Basket weave Folder that is part of the Blooming Basket Bundle (level 2 reward $220 Spend)

I have done 2 little projects with it so far, the first of which is using my wee box design that I made with our extravaganza guests last weekend.

 

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Saturday’s Project

What a great day we had on Saturday at our first Christchurch Extravaganza! We had 5 awesome teachers including myself and 1 super organised “manager” for the day to support us all. It was very busy and lots of fun meeting new people and reconnecting with the familiar.

My project was a reasonably quick and simple one which once everything was cut and scored I could stamp and put together in 5 minutes! The speed of this means its also quite versatile and great for those moments when you need a card in a hurry or a wee gift box. The other thing I liked about it was that the box is super easy to score and has very little waste. You can get 2 boxes from one piece of A4 card.

The light was rather strong when I took the photo so it may be a bit hard to see the powder pink stamping of the large lacy image behind the flower bunch on the card and all over the box.

I  used the Southern Serenade Stamp Set From the Occasions catalogue (Page 49) available in  wood #145918 $61; or  Clear #145921 $44. The card is one of the Note Card and Envelopes on  p.195 (Whisper White #131527 $12.75),  and what you cant see is I trimmed 1 cm off the long front edge then stamped the lace trim image along the inside long edge using Lemon Lime Twist. So Pretty.  I used A4 Thick Whisper White Cardstock  (p.194 #140490 $15) ,this cardstock makes your box a bit more sturdy.

Check out tomorrows post when I show you another version of this card

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Self Close Box and Matching Card

This is a really cool box, I love that it stays shut by itself. I used paper from the Cherry On Top 6X6 paper stack. The sentiment is from Cottage Greetings. I added some punch art cherries using 3/4″ circle and 1 1/4″ Circle double punched for the leaf. Of course the Bow was made using the Bow Builder Punch.

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To open the box simply squeeze the edges and it pops open.

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You can watch the tutorial video by Sara Lincoln that I used for making the self close box HERE

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Washi Whatsits

Washi Tape is a whole new thing to me (and to Stampin’ Up! so I had to find out  a bit more about it and then have a play with it.

“The whole Washi tape phenomenon started in 2006. A group of artists approached a Japanese masking tape manufacturer – Kamoi Kakoshi – and presented them with a book of art they had created using the company’s industrial masking tapes. The artists requested that Kamoi Kakoshi manufacture colourful masking tapes for artists.” source –http://www.omiyageblogs.ca/2011/11/what-is-washi-tape.html

Basically Washi Tape is pretty masking tape! At this stage Stampin’ Up! has two different packs each with 4.6m rolls of 3 different designs. My guess would be there are more planned for release as this is such a useful product  which is also easy on the budget.

Here is the Treat bag I made for each of the attendees at my last Papercrafters Day (next one is July 28th, same Bat Time, same Bat Channel)

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Gotta love that gingham wheel! See the wee Washi Tape flag, so quick to make! And the best thing was the attendees could pop this piece off the bag AND use it on a project of their own.
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Now to the results of my play. I already had some ideas from a demonstration we had at our team training a few weeks ago ( Thanks Ria and Bernie) so I went from there and created these 4 wee 3X3 note cards

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For the front one I used the tape to form a frame around the card. I love how it darkens the colour as the pieces cross in the corners.

For the one on the right I just added a strip of each tape on the card and stamped an image on it using StazOn Jet Black Ink.

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As for the last two they share a secret. On the left I layered the widest and narrowest tapes at a pair of diagonal corners, then used the 3rd pattern to cover a small piece of card which I could punch out a butterfly from. I then punched out a layer for it from Island Indigo. Then I started on the last card creating a herringbone kind of pattern. What now I thought and then it came to me. The leftover negative image of the butterfly! So I trimmed it to shape and added it over the top of the herringbone pattern. Clever Me!

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Scrapheap Saturday

Admit it you have one of those piles (we all do) full of  Card and paper off-cuts, elements that didn’t work for the card but were too cute to throw away, the last straggly bit of ribbon that you couldn’t part with, odd buttons and much more. And it all just sits there looking at you making you feel guilty for using the shiny new products and the full sheets of card. Well here is my challenge to you (and me : ) USE THAT SCRAPHEAP! Make some cards or scrapbook pages decorating with only scraps and see what you can create. I would love to see too so leave me a comment so I can come see your creations.

So this week I looked at ummmm…Paper Rolling I guess you would call it. Just a very quick wee tag but if you dont mind a bit of bulk on your scrapbook pages its a great technique to use for men pages especially.

 Here is a little how -to  for you.

You need : A skewer or knitting needle, some strips of paper about 1-1 1/2″ wide, Some string or twine and adhesive.

The important thing to remember is to NOT put adhesive along the long edge of the paper when you start to roll it because you wont get your skewer out!

 Put adhesive all over the paper from about where the twine is across to the other side and place the twine on the adhesive.

 No start rolling the long side where you didn’t put adhesive (you can see the twine out the top of the roll) and roll it tightly up making sure it seals well at the far edge.

 Then slowly work the skewer out of the roll. Taadaaa one rolled tube which is surprisingly strong! Candle, fence Post, log cabin logs, let your imagination run wild. Im going to try posting Scrapheap ideas each Saturday so look out for more scrapheap demolishing ideas : )

 

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Happy Cup

I was lucky enough to be able to borrow the Take A Sip Stampin’ Wheel recently and this is one of the projects I made with it. The same one as yesterday but with a different theme. A Happy theme – fancy coffee and choccie finger biscuits Yumm!

 The colour way is Crumb Cake Chocolate Chip and Daffodil Delight. Its amazing how a little detailing with the Stampin’ Write Markers can lift a project.

 If you are interested in the pattern for this wee box let me know and I will try doing a tutorial for it. I will also be demonstrating this project at my Stampin’ Fun Day Next Sunday the 17th so book yourself a spot now.

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Feel Better Cup

Think I might have jinxed myself with this project. I made it before I got real sick thinking I just had a wee cold. I had to take the photo quick before I needed to use the last Lemsip Pack so its not a flash one.

I decorated the cup box using the Bright Blossoms stamp set and some of the fabulous 3/8″ pleated satin ribbon (page 12 of the autumn Winter Mini)

 Better Photos tomorrow of the other version of this cup holder I made.

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Baby baby…..

No not me! far to old for that business LOL. My niece is having a baby and last week she had a baby shower so I thought I would share the card and box I made for her.

I found this really funky wee book and made a matching box for it. It had some great quotes in it and good advice too.

The stamps sets I used were All in the Family, Every Little Bit, Bring on the Cake and Something Sweet which is on special with December Frenzy.

I used the Scallop trim border and corner to create a mat for the topper and to make a nice finish around the box lid. The colours are Island Indigo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and  Wisteria Wonder.