Here’s a new technique that is quite easy but very effective. You simply stamp with Versamark Ink, add White embossing powder, heat set and colour. It’s that simple. I also stamped the indie of the cards and the envelopes. Products used: Stamp Set – Flower Shop Embossing – Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool & White Stampin’ Emboss Powder Ink – Coastal Cabana and Versamark Pad Card – Basic Black and Whisper White Blendabilities – Rich Razzleberry and Coastal Cabana Sponge Daubers… Read more »

I am so excited that Becky Higgins has teamed up with Stampin’ Up! to bring you this exclusive line of Project Life! You’ll have all the regular cards from Project Life with the added bonus of the top quality images and colours that you can only get through Stampin’ Up! and everything will co-ordinate. Check out the products you can buy now simply by clicking the image above. That’s not all – there will be much more available when the… Read more »

Here’s today’s video tutorial. It’s a Square Pyramid box and whilst it takes a bit of fiddling to get it all in place, I’m sure you’ll love it. Start with a piece of card 21cm x 21cm Score at 7am and 14cm and make a 1/4 turn and scroe at 7cm and 14cm. Cut DSP 7cm x 17.5cm Mark the top at 3.5cm and 10.5cm on the top On the bottom mark at 7cm and 14cm Ribbon – length desired… Read more »

As promised I’m back again today with a quick video tutorial on how to do the Poppin’ Butterflies technique that is featured in one of my Convention swaps and in my post from yesterday. Measurements for the card are: Real Red – 29.5 x 21 folded down the centre Basic Black – 14.2cm x 10cm Whisper White – 13.2cm x 9cm Scraps of Basic Black (for label) and Whisper White (for label and stamping 2 butterflies) Products used today are: Card… Read more »

Hello everyone and welcome to another Friday video. This time it’s an embossed vellum lidded box.   Products used: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Papillon Potpourri Clear Mont Stamp Set Punches – Elegant Butterfly; Bitty Butterfly and 1″ Circle Punch White A4 Vellum Card   Here’s the video tutorial: For the base: Cut a piece of card 19.8cm by 14.8cm  (7 51/64″ x 5 53/64″) Score at 4.95cm (1 61/64″) all the way around For the lid: Cut a… Read more »

Last week I shared some photos of the Pop-Up Matchbox Card In A Box which will hold a Gift Card. I shared with you Rachael Lewsley’s site My Stampin’ Haven which is where I got the original idea. My project is a little different in that the box itself is a bit deeper and wider to accommodate a gift card being placed in the back of it in either the landscape or portrait position. Below is a picture of the… Read more »

Today’s video is on how to make this Triangle Box. It makes a great little gift box for chocolates, earrings, a bracelet or any small gift and with Mothers’ Day coming up it would be a great little box to make. I have the template and list of products below the video. I have all the measurements and what to do as captions on the video as you watch it. Below is the list of products I used: Punches –… Read more »

It must be Friday as here is another of my video tutorials. I’m hoping Friday Videos will become a regular feature. Today’s box takes 1 x A4 size sheet of card, some embellishments and of course a gift to put inside. Before I start with the video here is a picture of the completed box. Recipe for this box: Card – Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding Ink –  Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding Stamp… Read more »

Hello again. I meant to post this Friday as I wanted Friday to become my regular video day. However, new technology and old technology made things a little difficult. So here it is a couple of days late but I hope you enjoy it anyway. It’s a box made using the Angled Tag Topper Punch from the current Occasions Catalogue.   It fits a load of chocolates in it. However, think ahead to Mothers’ Day and you could easily put: a… Read more »

Monday Makes is having a break this week, however I do have a video tutorial for you of the Twisty Treats bag box that I shared with you on Monday 24th March 2014. Here’s a view of the project from that post: Here’s how I made it and I also show you how to make leaves using the Petite Petals Punch. Products used: Island Indigo Card Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper Scallop Tag Topper Punch Petite Petals Punch Candy Dots… Read more »