Friday, 23 September 2016

Mini Hexagonal Gift Box using Tin of Tags by Stampin' Up - Video Tutorial

Mini Hexagonal Gift Box using Tin of Tags by Stampin' Up -  Video Tutorial


A few weeks ago I shared with you a hexagonal box that I had designed to send out a gift of some ribbons to one of my downline.

That project went down very well - if you haven't seen it, click HERE to check it out, and I promised to make a mini version and so here it is today.



These are a much quicker, simplified version of the larger one I shared earlier. 

I have decorated these using the Tin of Tag stamp set. This is possibly one of the most versatile stamp sets I have seen in a little while. Obviously, it is great for Christmas but so many of the sentiments and images would work for a whole host of occassions. 

This set may have passed you by as it is designed to be used with the Tin of Tags Kit - but you can by the stamp set by itself. It is one I know I will be reaching for time and time again. 


If you would like to see how I made this version my YouTube tutorial is HERE.



I hope you enjoy it.

If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour to help.


If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator click HERE, I would love to have you join my team.

Caroline x x

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Dimensions:

Base Card Stock : 7 by 3-3/4 inch
Score the long side at : 1-1/8, 2-1/4, 3-3/8, 4-1/2, 5-5/8, 6-3/4 inch
Score the short side at : 1-1/4 inch


Lid Card Stock : 7-1/4 by 2 inches
Score the long side at : 1-1/8, 2-1/4, 3-1/2, 4-5/8, 5-3/4, 7 inch
Score the short side at : 1-1/4 inch





Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Paisleys and Posies Lined Gift Box with Hand Stamped Paper - Video Tutorial using Stampin' Up Products.

Paisleys and Posies Lined Gift Box with Hand Stamped Paper  - Video Tutorial using Stampin' Up Products.



As regular readers will know, I am a big fan of hand stamping my own DSP and todays project uses hand stamped DSP.

Usually I create it by using stamps to make a random pattern all over the paper but for today's project I hand created a repeating regular pattern - what do you think? I really like it and it so easy to do - just watch the video to see how.


I've really increased the impact of the hand stamped paper by lining the inside of the box with it as well - it gives a lovely little surprise when you open it up.

In fact, I think it is almost too pretty to put anything inside!



I created the pattern using the new Paisleys and Posies stamp set. I know a lot people thought this one was right up my street but I'll be honest and say I wasn't blown away straight away, as I mention in the video, I think the sentiments put me off but now I absolutely adore it - the stamps are so pretty, so detailed and so versatile.


I hope you enjoy the video, click HERE to view of watch it directly below.



If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour to help. I really do appreciate your support.







A big thank you also to everybody that has been asking how Alex is getting on.

Well he turned 11 weeks yesterday and is doing great. He is growing very fast and is such a happy, smiley little boy.

Here he is yesterday morning - no Monday morning blues for him.


Dimensions:

Tray Card Stock - 8 by 5-1/4 inches 
Score at 1 inch on all 4 sides.

Cover Card Stock - 6-1/2 by 8 inches
Score the long side at 3-1/2 and 4-1/2 inches

Tray liner Card Stock - 7-15/16 by 5-3/16 inches
Score at 1 inch on all 4 sides

Cover Matt Card Stock - 3-1/4 by 6-1/4 inches.




Friday, 16 September 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas Surprise Gift Box - Video Tutorial using Stampin' Up Products.


Cookie Cutter Christmas Surprise Gift Box - Video Tutorial using Stampin' Up Products.


I just love this box, I've been wanting to share it with you ever since I made it, in fact it was scheduled to be shared in a few weeks but I love it so much I moved it up the list!

It is a really cute little gift box which gets even more special when you open it up!



The two little trays make for an extra surprise.

I've not used the Stampin' Up Markers a lot before - I've only had a few colours and always forget about them when I'm creating. 

I was looking for a nice sentiment for the tag on this box and noticed the Merry Christmas word hidden amoung a longer sentiment in the Cookie Cutter Christmas set and had a light bulb moment to use a marker to pick out just those words.

It is great that SU are now selling little packs of two markers so you can have some useful colours on hand without investing in the full set.


And before I share the video so you can see exactly how this box was made - let's take a minute to admire that gorgeous ribbon.............................................................................................................................................................................so beautiful!

Ok - so the video tutorial is HERE, I hope you enjoy it.



If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour to help. I really do appreciate your support.










Dimensions:

Box Card Stock - 8 inches by 6-1/4 inches
Score long side at 2, 4, 6, 8 inches
Score short side at 2 and 4-1/4 inches

Internal Drawers Card Stock - 3-7/8 inches square
Score on all 4 sides at 1 inch. 

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The Clearance Rack Has Been Updated plus Star of Light Starburst Technique Video Tutorial

The Clearance Rack Has Been Updated plus Star of Light Starburst Technique Video Tutorial


Two updates from me today - firstly, the Stampin' Up Clearance Rack has been update and wow - there are some lovely products on there at even lovelier prices.

Click HERE to head straight over to the Clearance section of my on-line store to check out the bargains.



Secondly, I promised a quick video on how I made this gorgeous Star Burst effect card using the Starlight Framelits - have I mentioned I love these?

Well HERE it is.



I hope you enjoy it and give it a go.

The colours I used are Night of Navy, Dapper Denim, Marina Mist and Smoky Slate.




If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour to help. I really do appreciate your support.






Dimensions:

Card Base, 11 inches by 5-1/2

Star mats
4-1/2 by 5 inches.







Sunday, 11 September 2016

Pop of Paradise Thank you and Welcome Card

Pop of Paradise Thank you and Welcome Card


I designed todays card to send to some lovely ladies that have recently joined my Stampin' Up team.

I wanted to welcome them but also thank them for choosing my team and Pop of Paradise is such a fun set it seemed perfect for the task.

The base is a Stampin' Up note card on which I added a mat of Flirty Flamingo (of course), the same colour that the Flamingo itself is stamped in. 

The leaves are Smokey Slate and the sentiment is created using Archival Black.

I think they liked it and I hope that you do too!


If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour to help.

If you would like to recieve a complimentary copy of the new catalogue, just send me your details via this link HERE

Caroline x x




Saturday, 10 September 2016

Star Burst Christmas Card Idea using Star of Light by Stampin' Up

Star Burst Christmas Card Idea using Star of Light by Stampin' Up


I am delighted to be taking part in another Pootler's Blog Hop, whether you're a regular reader or this is your first visit, it is great to have you visiting my blog today. 



I don't think it is much of a secret that I love, love, love the Star of Light stamp set and the matching Starlight framelits. I promised lots of projects using them and here today is another. 


I think this is a real wow card.

I love the way the layered die cuts create a fabulous star burst with just a little hint of the multiple colours peaking out.

It is a pretty simple technique but I think the result is quite stunning. If you would like to see how I did it, click HERE to watch my video tutorial.



The inside of the card also got a bit of special treatment to really make this a very lovely, luxurious card.


If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour to help. I really do appreciate your support.





I hope you've enjoyed my project, please do keep on hopping for a lot more inspiration from the new Autumn-Winter catalogue.

The next stop is the lovely Suzanne.









Friday, 9 September 2016

Drawer Slider Card Box using Birthday Blooms by Stampin' Up - Video Tutorial

Drawer Slider Card Box using Birthday Blooms by Stampin' Up - Video Tutorial


I'd seen a few versions of this type of box on Pinterest and knew it was something I wanted to make my own version of. 

It is a lovely match-box style gift box but with a built in card flap.

Once I'd chosen the items to send out to my customers as part of this month's thank you presents, I knew this type of box would be perfect.

I sent everybody that shopped with me in August a full pack of the Serene Scenery DSP stack, a really gorgeous selection of papers that are easily over looked in the catalogue and a bottle of Dazzling Details in Gold and Silver. 

This box was designed to perfectly fit the two bottles of Dazzling Details but you could put so many other things in there. 



I punched hole using the Decorative Label punch to give a sneak peak of the contents when you lift open the card section. 


I used the Birthday Blooms stamp set to decorate the front of the box. This is a set that I have had for a while but which I haven't used too much as I think it my head I had it down as being a set for colouring in - but doesn't it work well here with the tone on tone stamping. Of course the images also look stunning when coloured. 


I made the box in a good variety of colour combinations - these are a few of my favourites. Pool Party and Bermuda Bay plus Real Red and Flirty Flamingo. If you got a different colour box, I hope you liked it too.

If you would like to make your own version, please click HERE to view my YouTube tutorial.



If you would like to order any Stampin' Up products click HERE and head over to my online store or get in touch directly, it would be my pleasure and honour to help.

Caroline x x



Dimensions:

Base Box Card Stock 5 x 4 inches
Score at 1inch on all 4 sides

Wrap Card Stock 3-1/8 x 8-3/4 inches
Score the long side at 2-1/8, 3-1/8, 5-1/4, 6-1/4, 8-3/8 inch