Sunday, 29 August 2021

Cute 4"x4" Thank You Cards, Quick & Easy Scrapbuster Project. Crafty Collabrations Share it Sunday August 2021

  Good Afternoon Everyone,

I hope you are all well. I'm blog hopping with the fabulous Crafty Collaborations ladies today and we are just Sharing a project we have been working on. 

So I just wanted to share a really quick and simple Thank You cards I Have been making. I make cards like this quite a bit as they are so easy and fun to make and you can really chip away at the scraps pile! 

I've been flicking through my DSP and noticed I have quite a few thin strips of gathering, so I decided to use them up and get a batch of Thank You cards made!

I always need Thank you cards and these are just fab! I made quite a few, but here's two of my faves.




The strips of DSP are a selection from a few DSP Packs, but I think they work together - I've gone for a selection of Materials - stone, brick and tile effects and some leaves! The Paper packs I used were Bloom Where You've Planted, In Good Taste and Beauty of the Earth.

Measurements

Basic white card Stock 

1pc - 4"x 8", scored at 4"

Scraps of DSP that measure 1/2" wide.


Create your card base by folding the card along to score line. 

Now adhere the thin strips of DSP and cover the bottom left corner. I used about 5 strips, and each a different pattern, but you could mix it up however you like.

Add the sentiment and you are done!! 

Told you it was ridiculously easy, and a great way to use up those pesky strips of DSP. 

Please take a look at the list below and click through to continue on the hop - there will be all sorts of crafty inspiration for you

Here's a list of the supplies I used in today's card. Click on the images to head over to my online store.  Product List

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Do get in touch if you would like to see a copy of our Annual and/or our Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue. We have a brand new Annual Catalogue  OUT NOW- So let me know if you would like to get one in the post for you.

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 

Vickie 

Xxx

Beautifully Penned Negative Copy Colouring Crossover Fun Fold Card. Share it on a Sunday

 Good Morning Everyone,

It's Sunday again, so that means Share it on a Sunday and this week we have part 2 of  CASE each other.  This time around I'm CASEing Karen, and if I'm honest I found it difficult to choose what to CASE, But with Karen being a Queen of Fancy Folds - I thought that would be a good place to start.

I came across this crossover card and I just knew I had to give it a go!




And this is the card I cased....







Measurements

Pacific Point Card Stock

1pc - 4 1/8" x 11 1/2"

3pc - 1" x 4"

1pc - scrap

Basic White Card Stock

1pc - 3 1/2" x 5 1/8"

1pc - scrap

Beautifully Penned DSP

1pc - 3 7/8" x 5 1/2"

2pc - 2 5/8" x 3 3/4"


Score the long piece of Pacific Point card stock 2 7/8" from either end, fold and burnish to make a gate fold card.

I chose to colour the stripes on the largest piece of dsp, but you can do as you wish with your piece.  Add this to the inside centre piece of the card, then adhere the large basic white piece to the centre.

With the two pieces of DSP, colour in the background, leaving the flowers and leaves white the add to the two panels on the front of card.

Take the thin strips of DSP and colour them all in, making sure that the background is the same as the  panels on the card. Layer these to the card stock strips

Arrange the three strips on the front of the folded card and adhere the top and bottom one to the left hand flap and the middle one to the right. Make sure that you only put adhesive on the part of the strip that will be stuck down on each side (see picture). 

Stamp a sentiment on to the scrap of Basic white card and punch out with the everyday label punch and then layer up on a everyday label cut out in Pacific point card that you have cut in half so that you can get a nice border of colour around the edge.

Add dimensionals to the top and the bottom of the sentiment making sure that they with attach to the top and bottom strips only - you don't was it to touch the middle strip.  

I hope you enjoyed today's card, pop on over and see what projects Donna and Karen have chosen to CASE today.



Thanks for joining me today, please make sure you sign up to my Newsletters - I send a Weekly Round Up so that you get to see all the projects I have made that week - plus I also send a Monthly email full of news and updates for the upcoming month.

Do get in touch if you would like to see a copy of our Annual Catalogue. I will also be sending out copies of the new August to December Mini Catalogue- So let me know if you would like me to get one or both in the post for you.

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 

Vickie 

Xxx

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Blackberry Beauty Thin Necklace Gift Box with Insert. Ink Stamp Share Monthly Blog Hop. August 2021

 Good Afternoon Everyone,

This afternoon I'm taking part in the Ink Stamp Share  Blog Hop, where us Crafty folk will be showing you some wonderful projects using products from the new Mini Catalogue.

I have a friends' birthday coming up, so I decided to create this lovely gift box to gift a necklace I have bought for her in. Don't get me wrong the original packaging is cute and nothing wrong with it at all, but being a crafter I wanted to make something myself. I'm not the only to do this, right? Haha! 








Measurements

Cinnamon Cider Card Stock

1pc - 7 1/2" x 7 1/2"

1pc - 2 3/4" x 5 3/4"

1pc - scrap

Blackberry Beauty DSP

1pc - 2 3/4" x 5 3/4"

1pc - 5 7/8" x 2 7/8"

2pc - 5 7/8" x 3/8"

1pc - 3/8" x 2 7/8"

Gold Foil

1pc - Scrap


Take the largest piece of Cinnamon  Cider and using your simply scored, score on one side at 1/2", 1" and 7", then on the second side at 1/2", 3 1/2",4" and 7". Fold and burnish all the score lines well.




Cut away at your card stock so you are left with this shape...


Now, add the DSP panels to the spaces as above.

On a scrap of cinnamon cider, stamp the sentiment and cut out with a smooth oval, then a scallop oval in gold, layer and add to the front.


Finally, add the remaining piece of DSP to the remaining piece of cinnamon cider round the corners of . Using a hole punch cut two small circles in the top.. try to get these are equal and straight as possible. Then from the corners, snip a diagonal line to the circles as below.... this will help you add the necklace with ease.


Thanks for joining me today, please continue through the hop to get lots of inspiration for all your mini catalogue products. The incredibly talented Jill Chapman is up next, so click below to head over to her blog


Roll Call

Dana Sullivan

Libby Fens

Sue McDonald

Jen Charles

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Kim Price

Laura Mackie

Stacey Marsh

Gez Carpenter

Tricia Butts

Mo Rootes

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Karen Egan

Polly Crouch

Victoria Littlewood

Jill Chapman

Annette Elias

Deb Naylor

Roshnee Patel



Here's a list of the supplies I used in today's project. Click on the images to head over to my online store. Product List

Thanks for joining me today, please make sure you sign up to my Newsletters - I send a Weekly Round Up so that you get to see all the projects I have made that week - plus I also send a Monthly email full of news and updates for the upcoming month.

Do get in touch if you would like to see a copy of our Annual Catalogue. I will also be sending out copies of the new August to December Mini Catalogue- So let me know if you would like me to get one or both in the post for you.

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 

Vickie 

Xxx

Whimsy & Wonder Season's Greetings Bookbinding Fold Christmas Card. Stampin Birds Blog Hop August 2021

 Good Morning Everyone,

EEEKK, it's the last Saturday of the month and that means it's the Stampin Bird's Showcase Blog Hop!

As usual, we don't have a set theme - so we just get to show you a mix of ideas that we have been creating.

I've been trying to make a Christmas card at least once a week at the minute. I've made some designs which will be great to replicate and batch make later on in the year, and some are a little more special - Like the card for today! It's a fabulous Bookbinding fold, which has to be the easiest  fold there is, and I get to show off lots of the beautiful Whimsy & Wonder DSP









Measurements

Misty Moonlight Card Stock

1pc - 8 1/4" x 5 7/8"

1pc - 2" x 2"

Basic White Card Stock

1pc - 2 7/8" x 5 5/8"

1pc - 1 7/8" x 1 7/8"

Whimsy & Wonder DSP

1pc - 7/8" x 5 3/4"

1pc - 3" x 5 3/4"

1pc - 3" x 5 5/8"

Fussy cut presents

Take the Misty Moonlight cardstock and score at 4 1/8" and 5 1/8". Fold the cardstock in half as you would normally to create a card base, but then fold the front piece back on itself. The smaller piece will get glued down against the back piece to make the book bind element


Adhere the DSP layers to the front the spine and add the DSP on top. Add the remaining piece of DSP to the inside, and place the smaller piece of Basic white into the back give you somewhere to write your message.

Wrap the ribbon around the spine piece and secure down with a little adhesive so that when you adhere the two sections together, the ribbon will be trapped between the layers. 

Add some glue to the back of the 'spine' piece and adhere down - just this thin 1" section.

Now for the tiniest bit of Stamping!!! Take the two sentiment stamps and add these to the 2" square, but hold it as a diamond. Add the stamping as High up towards the point as you can. Layer this up to the Misty Moonlight and add to the centre of the card front 'flap'. making sure that you don't have it go over towards the left too much.

Finally add the fussy cut presents below the sentiment

I hope you enjoyed today's card, please click the next button and continue through the hop. Next up is Donna



Here's a list of the supplies I used in today's card. Click on the images to head over to my online store. Product List

Thanks for joining me today, please make sure you sign up to my Newsletters - I send a Weekly Round Up so that you get to see all the projects I have made that week - plus I also send a Monthly email full of news and updates for the upcoming month.

Do get in touch if you would like to see a copy of our Annual Catalogue. I will also be sending out copies of the new August to December Mini Catalogue- So let me know if you would like me to get one or both in the post for you.

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 

Vickie 

Xxx

Thursday, 26 August 2021

Shaded Summer Triple Layer Stamping Birthday Card.

 Good Afternoon Everyone,

How are you all? 

Today I have a fun card to share with you using the triple layer stamping technique - it's super easy and quick, although it looks like it isn't. 

I decided to take a slightly odd colour combo and make it work perfectly on this card. Not many people would mix Coastal Cabana, Shaded Spruce, So Saffron and Pumkpin Pie!! 







Measurements

Coastal Cabana Card Stock

1pc - 5 7/8" x 8 1/4", score at 4 1/8"

1pc - 3 1/8" x 4 3/4"

1pc - 2 1/8" x 3 3 /4"

1pc - scrap

Basic White Card Stock

2pc - 3 7/8" x 5 1/2"

1pc - 2 7/8" x 4 1/2"

1pc - 1 7/8" x 3 1/2"

1pc - scrap


Fold the larger piece of Coastal Cabana Card Stock along to score line, adding one of the larger basic white pieces to the inside.

Take the remaining three pieces of basic white and layer up on one another. Keep them in place by using some low tack adhesive or rolled over washi. You don't mat to use anything permanent because you will need to add the mat layers under each stamped layer.

Stamp the happy Birthday sentiment right into the centre of this pile, this will just help you visualise your placement. Then, using a combination of the two floral clusters, cover the rest of the piece, making sure that you go over the edges of the card to the next layer as much as possible. Fill the whole of this piece, making sure you press down firmly, especially near the joins.

Once Dry colour in the images using a selection of Stampin Blends.

Now, take apart your stack and making sure you keep them in the correct order and orientation, add a mat under each of the first two stamped layers and then adhere these together.

This full panel can now be added to the card front.

Finally Stamp the Happy Birthday again but this time onto a scrap of basic white, trim and then layer onto a piece of Coastal Cabana and add to the card over the original stamped sentiment with dimensionals

Pay attention to the way your stamping goes as this will 'fit' only one way if you want the images to follow across correctly.

Here's a list of the supplies I used in today's card. Click on the images to head over to my online store. Product List

Thanks for joining me today, please make sure you sign up to my Newsletters - I send a Weekly Round Up so that you get to see all the projects I have made that week - plus I also send a Monthly email full of news and updates for the upcoming month.

Do get in touch if you would like to see a copy of our Annual Catalogue. I will also be sending out copies of the new August to December Mini Catalogue- So let me know if you would like me to get one or both in the post for you.

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 

Vickie 

Xxx

Tidings & Trimming Wonderful Time of the Year Double Z Fold Christmas Card. Share it on a Sunday

 Good Morning Everyone, Happy Sunday folk. We are creating  Christmas in September today with our Share it on a Sunday series. I have made t...