Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Diagonal lid box

Hello, and welcome to my blog.

It's officially the first day of spring today, although at the time of writing you'd never  guess.  It's tuned cold again and we even had some snow over the weekend.  But Easter will soon be here and hopefully we'll get some warmer weather so let's cheer ourselves up with some bright and beautiful colours!

I cam across this box on YouTube and I was really intrigued by the unusual lid - or lids, because there are two of them.  It took me several goes to get the dimensions right so that the tray would fit inside!

Here are the diagrams.  For the lids, you need two pieces 8 x 4 1/2".  Score on the long side at 3 1/2" and 4 1/2", on the short side at 1"

The tray section is 7 3/16" square, score on each side at 15/16" and 1 7/8"

I particularly liked that this box's design means that it works well when made of paper, so I could use this DSP one last time before it retires at the end of Sale-A-Bration (last day on Saturday!)  (We'll still have the co-ordinating stamps and dies, though)

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

It's magic...

Hello and welcome!   Today I've been making a magic slider card.  
It starts off a bit plain and uninteresting, but pull the tab and..

It's magic!

Here it is in action.  If you don't know the secret, the effect is - well, quite magical.  The Magical Day stamps were just begging to be used to make this card, don't you think?

Here's the tutorial.  

I used my Stamparatus to help me, but if you haven't got yours yet (and it will be coming in the next annual catalogue) I recommend cutting your window sheet oversized and then trimming it down once you've done the stamping.  

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

It's in the bag!

Hello, and welcome.

Today I'm sharing a CASE'd project (CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything).  The original is by Mixed Up Crafts (go and take a look at her YouTube channel!) This sweet little box holds itself closed by tucking the flaps into slots at the sides - it's just so clever!

I did make some tweaks to the original, which was made with two pieces of 6x6.  Here's how I did it

Here are the measurements

Don't you love this paper? It's only around until the end of March as it's one of the items in Sale-A-Bration (but the good news is that you can get it for free with a qualifying purchase!  Yay!) But the end of March is approaching fast, so if you've got your eye on this DSP or any of the other lovely things in the brochure, you need to act fast!

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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Petal Point Box

Hello and welcome!

Well, last week I was blogging about how spring was on the way and sharing photos of daffodils, and then the weather turned really nasty - a cold front from the east collided with a winter storm from the west and there was a lot of snow.  In some parts of the country it was pretty bad;  hereabouts we had a lot of snow but it came in sideways and only about a quarter of an inch settled.  

It's warmed up again now, but it's still hard to realise that it's Mothering Sunday this weekend and that Easter is at the end of the month!  

With present-giving    in mind, today I'm sharing a pretty little box, which is my take on the Petal Point pattern.  

You could pop some chocolates into a box like this, or perhaps some scented tea lights - what would you like to find inside?

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Saturday, 3 March 2018

Flip-Flap Gift Card Holder

 Hi folks, and welcome.   

Who likes getting a gift card for a present?  I certainly do.  I have so much fun choosing what I'm going to get, and I spend hours making sure I get the best value that I can out of the voucher!  

Today's project is a way of presenting a gift card.  

When you pull the flap, the card holder slides out and flips over automatically

This project does need some care in the measuring but if you follow the tutorial step by step you should be able to make the magic happen.  Here's the video - 

I promised you the measurements - here they are!

Thanks for visiting.

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Bore da! (Good morning!)

Hello and welcome – or perhaps I should say Croeso!

Tomorrow is St David’s Day.  St David is the patron saint of Wales and we’ll be celebrating his special day.  Children will wear national dress (some adults will, too!) and will be singing Welsh songs and reciting Welsh poetry as part of their school celebrations.  Most of us will be wearing a national emblem somewhere – a brooch or a pin with a red dragon perhaps, but most of us will wear a daffodil (either fresh or artificial) in our lapels.

So today I’m sharing a card that features these beautiful daffodils.  As March 1st was supposed to be St David’s birthday (and also the anniversary of his death, but let’s not go there right now) I’ve made it as a birthday card.  I did some dry embossing on the reverse, but it doesn’t show that well (although you can feel it) – mainly because, I think, the watercolour paper is so textured.  

I used the out-of-the-frame technique on this card, too so there’s quite a bit going on in today’s tutorial!

Have a lovely day!

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