Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dragonfly window box

I like to make gift boxes and fill them with treats to give to friends.   I made this box using the Stampin' Up! Windows Box Thinlits dies and decorated it using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits dies.


I created the box in Stampin' Up! Watermelon Wonder card stock and also used some of the optional dies from the Window Box Thinlits set to decorate the top and three sides of the box.  For some tips on creating the box, here's a video from Stampin' Up! on how to create this box.

I then decorated the box using the co-ordinating Window Shopping stamp set to create the 'Open Me' tag. The Window Box Thinlits dies and Window Shopping stamp set can be purchased individually or as a bundle to save 10% off RRP. The dragonflies are from the Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits set and were diecut in Silver Glimmer paper for some sparkle.  This box didn't take long to make and was filled with chocolates and given to a friend. 

Top view - Window Box


Side view - Window Box


The products used on this box have been listed below - just click on the picture and it will take you to my online store where the product can be purchased. Workshops and papercrafting classes are also available - please contact me for details.  Don't forget that from now until 31 March, spend $90 on Stampin' Up! products and you get to choose a free Sale-a-Bration item.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sale-A-Bration Inside The Lines card

During Sale-A-Bration, you can earn the Stampin' Up! Inside The Lines Designer Series Paper ('DSP'). I couldn't resist using the new watercolor pencils to add some colour to the DSP before creating this card.


To create the card I started with a Stampin' Up! Basic Black card base and added a layer of Melon Mambo card stock which had been embossed using the Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  A thinner layer of Basic Black card stock was added to the left of the card base.

I coloured the Inside The Lines Sale-A-Bration DSP (which is free with an eligible $90 order) using the watercolor pencils and added a strip of it on top of the Basic Black card stock.  To complete the card I added Delightful Dijon 5/8" striped ribbon and Melon Mambo 1/8" stitched ribbon over the Inside The Lines DSP.  The sentiment was created by stamping the 'Celebrate' from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and punched it out using the Duet Banners Punch. A Melon Mambo 1/8" ribbon bow and Daffodil Delight Enamel Shapes complete the card.

The products used on this card have been listed below - just click on the picture and it will take you to my online store where the product can be purchased. Workshops and papercrafting classes are also available - please contact me for details.  Don't forget that from now until 31 March, spend $90 on Stampin' Up! products and you get to choose a free Sale-a-Bration item.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Dragonfly dreams card

The Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits dies from Stampin' Up! were one of my 'must have' bundles from the 2017 Occasions catalogue.


You can make quick and easy cards using this set or step it up with additional layers, embossing, bling and metallic thread.


To make the smaller notecard, I started with a Whisper White Stampin' Up! notecard and stamped the dots from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set in both Tempting Turquoise and Bermuda Bay.  I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then diecut the five dragonflies in Basic Black card stock using one die from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits set - they come out of the die already joined together and I just needed to adhere them onto the card.  Quick and easy to do.


To make the stepped up version, I started with base of Bermuda Bay card stock and added a layer of Tempting Turquoise over the top which had been embossed with the Woodgrain textured impressions embossing folder.  I then layered another piece of Bermuda Bay onto the card base.  The same centrepiece as for the notecard above was created, but I added some Silver Metallic Thread under the Dragonflies before adhering them to the Whisper White card stock.  I brushed some Wink of Stella over the Dragonflies to make them sparkle and added a Rhinestone in the centre of each for a little extra bling too. Some Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon was placed under the sentiment which had been diecut using a die from the Bunch of Banners set. The Whisper White centre piece was then added to the card base.

The products used on these cards have been listed below - just click on the picture and it will take you to my online store where the product can be purchased. The additional items needed for the larger 'stepped up' card are listed after the BigShot.  Workshops and papercrafting classes are also available - please contact me for details.  Don't forget that from now until 31 March, spend $90 on Stampin' Up! products and you get to choose a free Sale-a-Bration item.

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