Thursday, 13 March 2014

Stampin' Up UK, Flowering Flourishes Cards

Stampin' Up UK, Flowering Flourishes Cards

Thank you for all the kind messages about the gift box I shared with you all yesterday. I'm glad you all like it. As I promised, here are the cards I made to go inside. They all use the Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set, pop over to my on line store here if you would like to buy this set - or drop me a line at, I'd love to help you out.

The last one is probably my favourite - what do you think?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Stampin' Up UK, Flowering Flourishes Card Gift Set - Tutorial

Stampin' Up UK, Flowering Flourishes Card Gift Set - Tutorial

As those of you who read my blog regullarly will know I've been making a few card gift sets recently which have gone down really well with my friends and the tutorials have gone down really well with fellow crafters.

So today I made another set, I used the Flowering Flourishes stamp set which I've neglected a bit recently but it is so pretty - I loved the mix of cards I made - come back to tomorrow to see them!

Start with a peice of A4 card stock.

Score along the long side at 12cm, 13.5cm, 25.5cm and 27cm.

Then cut the sheet of card stock in half along the short side at 10.5cm.

Burnish along the score lines and it will look something like this.

Cut along the score lines highlighted in white in the photo above, it will look as below.

Add sticky strip along the two edges shown below and the fold up the two 'boxes'.

You will have two boxes like in the picture below. Put these to one side at the moment.

Then cut two peices of matching card stock which are 12.2cm wide and 21cm long and score along the base of each peice at 3.5cm and add two peices of sticky strip as shown in this picture.

Over lap the scored ends and stick the two peices together.

Then using sticky strip again, attached the two box peices, one either side of the base, as the base as this picture below illustrates.

I then punched two small holes at the top of each side of flap - I forgot to take a picture of this - sorry but you can see it in the photo below - just above where I've popped in my matching cards.

Fold the box close and tie shut with some ribbon, I've used the georgeous Chevron Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder, pop over to my online store if you would like to by a reel HERE. You can decorate the box however you please - I've used the flowering flourishes to match the cards.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Stampin' Up UK, Happy Mothers Day Concertina with Petite Petals

Stampin' Up UK, Happy Mothers Day Concertina with Petite Petals


Today's card was inspired by an idea I saw on Pinterest quite a while ago and was bit of a labour of love for my mum - she doesn't read my blog so I can share this with you all :)

The card is made from the lovely designer series paper, Polka Dot Parade, which was a recent gift from my Stampin' Up upline - thank you Sam :) I've used Marina Mist here.
The other colours are real red and crumb cake, and of course whisper white.
I love the matching petite petals stamp set and matching punch.
The word 'Mother' is punched out after stamping using the Artisan Label punch and 'Happy' and 'Day' use the decorative label punch.
I think my mum is going to love it!
If you would like to buy any of the items to recreate this card yourself, I'd be delighted to order them for you through Stampin' Up, either use my online shop, or drop me a line directly.
Remember that as well as earning Sale-a-bration items until the end of March, you'll also get to pick a free ink pad of your choice for every £45 you spend with me!!!

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Stampin Up UK, Card in Box - and free ink!

Stampin Up UK, Card in Box - and free ink!

It has been a little while since I've blogged - I've been so busy with my job recently and had to do quite a bit of travelling, last week I was in both Cardiff and Zurich.

I did manage to grab a quick hour last weekend to have  a go at the card in a box phenomenum which seems to be everywhere recently.

I love the way Stampin' Up matching punches made this so easy to put together.

Colours are wisteria wonder and so saffron

Remember it is sale-a-bration at the moment so you get a free gift from Stampin' Up for every £45 you spend. To make things even better I am running my own special offer!!!! Get a FREE ink pad from me for every £45 you spend as well as the sale-a-bration items - wow!
This is a special offer just from me, if you are ordering on line, don't add the ink pad - I'll be in touch to see what colour you would like, or get in touch directly and I'd be delighted to place your order for you.