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Be Merry kit Christmas Card

Today’s Christmas card is definitely one for giving by hand rather than sending through the post.

It has the benefit of being a card and a mini gift at the same time as the decoration on the front can be unhooked from the brad inside, to be hung on the tree.

The dazzling decoration is one of two designs in the Be Merry kit (actually there are far more than two designs depending on how you choose to mix and match the different elements, more accurate to say there are two colour schemes 🙂 ).

The card base is an A6 portrait of Real Red. After making up a red rosette according to the video instructions, it was hung from a brad fastened through from the inside front of the card. After running a card front layer of Gold Foil Sheet through the Holly embossing folder this was adhered direct to the front of the card, covering the opened legs of the brad. (The decoration swings free apart from the brad anchoring it).

On the Whisper White insert, a sentiment and baubles from the Carols of Christmas set were stamped in Real Red ink.

You can currently buy the Wood version of the Carols of Christmas at a discount in our Year End Sale (while supplies last).

And of course we have FREE SHIPPING for this and/or any other crafty shopping you may wish to do until 10.59pm tonight!

You can access the Be Merry kit video below:

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. If you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, or the Netherlands, then click on any product to shop online.

Color Me Happy congrats card

Back today with another card from the Color Me Happy project kit, this time a congratulations card.

The eagle eyed amongst you may notice that my card isn’t quite the same layout as the example shown in the kit (top left corner below).

The shaped piece of card is provided in the kit and when I started stamping and colouring it I hadn’t realised that I’d got the piece back to front – the narrow edge should be at the top. However … I like the happy accident, as I’m happier with the banner showing completely against the dark background 🙂

What do you think?

For this card I used the following Stampin’ Blends; dark Pink Pirouette and light Pink Pirouette. The kit has a press out piece for the banner, a ready cut main panel (check which way round you want it 😉 gold foil tape and sequins.

The flower from Color Me Happy was stamped with Memento Black ink onto the shaped white panel from the Color Me Happy Project Kit. It was coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. The Rich Razzleberry card blank from the kit was folded and the Gold Foil Tape applied behind the shaped panel which was adhered direct. Memento Black ink was used to stamp the sentiment from the stamp set onto the press-out Pink Pirouette banner. Dimensionals were used to pop up the banner on the card front and then sequins were added to finish it.

The kit contains a ready made and decorated envelope to match.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. If you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, or the Netherlands, then click on any product to shop online.

Color Me Happy quick thank you card

The Color Me Happy project kit has supplies for 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs. I’ve used one of these today for my quick thank you card.

The kit comes with most of the supplies you need but you will need to add Stampin’ Blends, the Color Me Happy stamp set, Whisper White cardstock, Tuxedo Memento Black inkpad, adhesive and dimensionals. Buy the kit and the stamp set together as a bundle to save 10%!

For this card I used the following Stampin’ Blends; dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Night of Navy, light and dark Pool Party. The kit has press out pieces for the banner and the main panel – no fussy cutting needed.

The large sentiment from Color Me Happy was stamped with Memento Black ink onto the foil edged panel from the Color Me Happy Project Kit. It was coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. The Pool Party card blank from the kit was folded and the Navy spotted banner adhered direct to the front. Dimensionals were used to pop up the stamped and coloured panel on the card front. The kit contains a ready made and decorated envelope to match.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx

These are the supplies used on this project. If you live in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, or the Netherlands, then click on any product to shop online.

Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit video

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On Sunday and Tuesday this week I shared the bags and boxes that I made from this Perfectly Wrapped project kit but you may still be wondering how difficult it is to make them?

SU! have a video that shows how straight forward they all are:

One other tip that I’d add, is that the video suggests you have to fill the small box before trimming it. I simply snipped the trim to size to go around the sides and base of the box in one piece and the lid of the box as a separate piece – then you can open the box without spoiling the trim!

The tweeks that I made for my alternative versions are still simple and straightforward and don’t need any extra materials.

Sara xx

 

Perfectly Wrapped Bags

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Have you had a browse of the new catty yet? It’s got so many great new goodies!

One of the new kits is the Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit.

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It has all you need to make 8 bags and 8 boxes (4 each of 2 box designs and 4 each of 2 bag designs), you just need to add stamps and ink. You can always use what you already have in your craft cupboard or you can get the specially designed Perfectly Wrapped stamp set as we did here.

Here are the 2 bags as they are when you follow the instructions that come with the kit.

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And here we used the same materials (i.e. same kit contents, same stamp set and same inks) but changed them around a bit (and there’s still 4 more bags in the kit still to make).

Can you spot the differences?

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Back soon to show you the boxes from the same kit.

Now we’ve already shared some cards made with the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set – so you can see that it’s a handy set to have, but if you don’t fancy buying it and still want to use it for this project, then why not have a crafting party with friends. Your group buys the kit(s) and I’ll fetch the stamps and ink. Just email me to find out more.

Sara xx

Oh what fun batch of gift tags

I’ve been busy with my Acupuncture studies and the day job for the last month or so and so I’m running a little late with Christmas preparations.

The Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit was perfect therefore for making some fancy gift tags.

Each kit comes with instruction sheet, press out tags, cord and all embellishments to make 30 tags, 3 each of ten designs. You will also need a stamp set (either the Oh What Fun set or a similar sentiment set of your own), adhesive and a couple of ink pads.

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It helps to sort all the elements out into groups initially and to cut the cord to the required length.

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I used the kit to make two of each tag exactly following the instructions and I plan to mix things up with the remaining tags and embellishments.

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A great batch of large tags (plenty of room to write messages on) with a bit of bling to them.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

Tutorial for creating a window in a box

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Yesterday I shared this box with a window in the lid.

As promised, here is a quick tutorial for how to do this.

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Step 1 – Select a star from the Many Merry Stars kit to form the box lid. Select a Star framelit that fits easily inside it, centre it and die cut out.

 

 

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Step 2 – Remove the centre star (this can retained to use on another project). Add Window Sheet behind the aperture. Finish assembling the box lid, removing all the liner tape covering the adhesive.

 

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Step 3 – Cut a lining for the lid (see tip here (at step 4)). Die cut an aperture from the lining using the next size die larger than your original.

 

 

 

star window 4Step 4 – Adhere the lining in place inside the box lid to cover the exposed adhesive. Assemble and line the box base.

 

 

Don’t forget – this kit is only available while stocks last!

Sara xx

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Many Merry Stars window box

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I’m back to the Many Merry Stars kit today and this time I’ve added a window to the lid using the Stars framelits.

Find the details of what comes in the kit here and how to turn the 3D star into a box and line it here.

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Cherry Cobbler ink was used to stamp a sentiment from the Many Merry Stars set onto one of the mini tags in the Many Merry Stars kit. Mini Glue Dots adhered the tag behind the wooden star (also in the kit) and then to the box. A red star was adhered direct to the box lid and couple of gold glitter stars popped up on slivers of dimensionals.

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I’ll be back tomorrow with a quick tutorial for making the window.

Sara xx

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A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Gift Box kit

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I’ve been working on more gift boxes today. This time I was trying out one of the kits we have in the main catalogue.

The Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Simply Created Gift Box kit makes 10 decorated pillow boxes for £12.50. All you need to add is a little adhesive and a stamp (though you could always handwrite a greeting).

Included in the kit is printed instructions.

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Pillowboxes with a printed design (that includes silver foiling), push out bubble greeting tags, pillow box wraps and silver frills.

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There are also Real Red Ribbons, mini pegs and wooden skewers.

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Put these together and you get this:

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All I added was a sentiment from Wetlands in Real Red ink.

Simples! 😀

Sara xx

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Turning a Many Merry Star into a box

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The stars in the Many Merry Stars kit are 3D and fully enclosed but they can be converted into a shallow box. Here’s how:

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Step 1 – Cut the adhesive backed box side into two lengthways.

 

 

 

 

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Step 2 – Apply one of the box sides to one of the stars, keeping it so that it is just a teeny smidgeon (technical term 🙂 ) outside the star. This becomes the box lid.

 

 

star box 3Step 3 – Place the other box side into the constructed box and join the points where they meet. Remove the backing from the adhesive and apply the other star to create the box base.

 

 

star box 4Step 4 – Use the aperture of the star that has been pressed out as a template to trace the lining from DSP.

 

 

 

star box 5Step 5 – Cut out the DSP star and adhere within the box.

 

 

 

 

Have fun!

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