Post#110 Love Heart Theme Water Stamped Card

I saw these gorgeous cards by Jennifer McGuire and almost immediately sat down to make one myself….so I made this card and clicked a quick picture of it with my mobile and emailed it to Jennifer…and I’m happy to report that she liked this card….yay… Β πŸ™‚ Β πŸ™‚
The technique is very simple and is called stamping with water…you use distress ink to cover the paper and then lightly spritz your stamp with water and stamp it…the reaction of the distress ink with the water creates this effect..I used a large word ‘Love’ rubber stamp for this card….and attached this section to the white card base then rounded the corners…
I added two strips of black and glitter like Jennifer….and then under the word love I added the die cut word you….the top die cut is from silver glitter paper and there are two of the same die cuts in red…when gluing these together I slightly moved the top glitter layer so that the red is visible as well…
To finish the card I punched out three small red hearts and adhered them to the card…
Hope yo like this card as much as I do…
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Post#109 Love Heart Theme Tag

After making some cards and tags I realised that they all had one thing in common….Love Hearts…So I made a few more and decided to share them with you over the next week as a theme… πŸ™‚
Once I die cut the tag,I inked an embossing folder(Honeycomb by Kaisercraft) with pigment ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder…this works perfect for me because I do not own any background stamps…
I then created the watercolour effect using distress inks…simply dab some ink on a small piece of acetate and spritz it with a bit of water…transfer this watered ink directly onto the paper….it becomes more beautiful when two colours combine to create a new one….
Once the tag was dry I attached the three die cut hearts in the center…stamped the sentiment on a banner,added a few punched stars and finally added the ribbons…
Hope you liked this tag…there are a couple more that I’ll be sharing with you soon…
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Post#108 Double Flip Giftbox

I knew I was definitely going to make this box as soon as I saw a post by Caroline on Β her blog called CraftyCarolineCreates…..I have added her tutorial video below my picture in case you’d like to see how this box is made…
It’s a great size rectangular box….and the two flip lids meeting in the center is the main attraction of this box….it looks complicated but its not so do try this box out….I’m sure you’ll be happy with the results…
I used plain black cardstock to create the base of the box and a printed kraft cardstock for the lid…once the box was ready I simply attached a flower punched pompom made out of brown paper and a couple of banners on it for decoration…
I love this box and it’s been sitting on my desk ever since I made it….Hope you liked it too…
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Double Flip Large Gift Box Video Tutorial By Caroline

Post#107 Whimsical Dandelions Simple Card

Every now and then I feel stuck and am unable to get any ideas…usually browsing the internet or going through the blogs of my favorite bloggers get me started…but sometimes nothing works…and I just stop creating and start cleaning,organising or resetting my craft things…and while doing that I put aside something I haven’t used in a while and work on a very simple project using it…
This card has been created using the Whimsical Dandelions embossing folder…I just added a blue rhinestone in the center of each dandelion and added a layered banner with the sentiment stamped on it…
The card was ready within minutes…and the best part is that I was able to get ‘un-stuck’ and move on to create lots of other things… πŸ™‚
Hope you liked this simple card…
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Post#106 Colourful Birthday Card

Most of my projects start with a plan….a few rare ones turn out exactly as planned…the rest usually surprise me….and I’m sure this happens with most crafters….but it’s fun…a lot of fun…
For this card I was going to repeat a die pattern using Lawn Fawn Stitched Border Dies and create a repeated faux stitching background on various coloured sections/panels on the front of the card…but as soon as I ran the first section through my Cuttlebug…the die had slipped and the stitch pattern was at an angle…so instead of wasting time to re-cut another strip and start again…I simply used the cross stitch pattern die in an angle as well…
Then I threaded a few silver sequins on a silver thread and wrapped it around the the top panel…once the background was ready,I attached a silver and an orange strip on the side and attached this layer to the card base…
I finished the card by stamping b-day word and adding a silver glitter die cut word happy above it…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#105 – Simple Paper Giftbag

To create this gift bag I used a sheet of scrapbooking paper…and mainly kept it simple…other than using a scalloped border punch for the flap…which I sponged with brown ink as well…a ribbon tied up into a bow at the front keeps the bag closed….it also makes the bag easy to open…
I stamped the sentiment and punched it out using an oval punch and another larger one to layer it…also added a few punched out flowers…
I hope you like this bag…
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Post#104 – Thank You So Much Tag

A few days back I tried out the gold glitter splatter technique on a card(Post#97) and decided to try it out again on a tag….
This tag has two 2″ wide layers and the tops were created by punching with a tag topper punch…..for the base tag I simply rounded the corners and for the top tag I kept the length about half of the base tag and punched using a banner punch…from the left over section I die cut another small banner…
Once the bases were ready I added the glitter and let that dry…Later I stamped the top layer and added the small die cut banner on the bottom layer with a heart stamped on it…In the end I added the ribbon…
Hope you liked this tag…
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Post#102 – Self Closing Angled Box

I am a big fan of boxes and bags which don’t need a fiddly attachment in order to close and open them…..so when I saw this tutorial for a self closing box by Dawn Griffith…I had to try it out…
At first I thought that with all these angles it must be a bit tricky but I was surprised at how very easy it is to make this box…and you can make 2 boxes from a sheet of 12″ x 12″ cardstock…
I kept the decorations simple and just added two banners and stamped on the top one and added a butterfly punch..
Hope you liked this box….I also hope you will try this one out….
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