Post#83 Card In A Card

Just as the title suggests…today’s post is a card in a card…..So when you open the first card…it has a pocket inside which holds another card….I like the slight element of surprise in this card…
I kept the base card quite simple in blue base and layers on green on inside and silver foil cardstock  layer on the outside…The front only has a small green label with silver heat embossed sentiment on it…
The inside card is 3″ x 3″ in foil cardstock with two strips of green and blue cardstock on the front…Then I attached a small white tag on which I had stamped and coloured in an image of a little girl…at the back of the tag I attached  a few small banners for decoration…
I hope you liked this card…
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Post#82 Green Slim Gift Bag

I am very excited to share today’s project with you…Its a gift bag with an open top… and I came up with all the dimensions myself…someone else may have made it before but I did not look up any tutorials at all…this was my attempt at learning the basics of creating a gift bag of a particular size with specific measurements…
I started with an A4 size cardstock and trimmed the length to 11-1/2″….I kept the width of the paper as is at 8-1/4″ so the dimensions of the paper are 11-1/2″ x 8-1/4″
Then I scored the short side of the paper at 1″…this will be the base of the bag…
The long side was scored at 1″, 5-1/4″,6-1/4″ and 10-1/2″
Staying on the long side I scored a half score line at 1/2″, 5-3/4″ and 11″ 
These part score lines will help the sides of the bag to fold in together a bit easier…
I burnished the score lines and cut all four score lines running upto the 1″ base score line on the short side….then I used a strong adhesive to attach the sides and bottom of the bag…the final bag measures 7″ x 4-1/4″ and is 1″ wide
I used a small doily to cover the top of the bag and punched a hole through all the layers to thread the ribbon for closing the bag…also added a few punched our flowers from white cardstock to decorate the bag…
I had a huge amount of fun creating this bag….Hope you liked it too…
Thanks for stopping by…
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Post#81 Friends Are the Sunshine Of Life Card

When you make a lot of cards or other papercraft…you are usually left with a lot of scraps…and sometimes that scrap can be used to create new things…I have a habit of saving scrap pieces of paper as they are very handy to use with punches…
So while using the banner punch I was left with these triangular-ish pieces…and I had a printed paper which had these tiny triangles design on it…So I used it as the top layer for the card and attached those punched leftover bits on it…I kept one of those pieces a bit wider and stamped a sentiment on it…I also added a few red adhesive pearls…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#80 Pinwheel on Giftbox

The pinwheel punch board from WRMK creates the best and fastest pinwheels that I have ever made…I was able to decorate the whole wall in my kids bedroom in an hour with colourful pinwheels in a lot of different sizes…I also bought the pinwheel attachments so I could try making a few working ones…so easy..
Today I tried to use the pinwheel(without the attachment) as a decoration on a gift box…This giftbox was made using the WRMK 1 2 3 Punch Board and then I used a string to tie the lid flaps…I created the pinwheel and used a brad to hold the flaps in the middle….and then used a strong adhesive to attach the pinwheel to the front of the box…
I think the box looks nice…Hope you think so too…
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Post#79 Love You Glitter Tag

I try out quite a few things/ideas all the time….some turn out perfect or quite good….some go straight into the bin ..while some turn out somewhere in the middle….but I learn something new every single time…..like this tag that I’m sharing with you today… 🙂
My aim was to create a die cut word tag and the use glitter to fill in the negative spaces….So I die cut the words love & you on a large tag…then put double sided tape on the back of the tag…then I attached a slightly smaller tag at the back…Now I had to add glitter on the words and press them down so quite a lot of it stick onto the tape and create the glitter effect words on the tag…
Now here is what I learnt…for this technique one should always use superfine glitter as quite a lot of it would stick onto the tape…unlike the not-so-fine glitter that I used…it still turned out quite nice…
Jennifer McGuire has quite a lot of  excellent tutorials on using glitter with dies etc…Once I am able to get the right kind of glitter I plan to go through her tutorials again… 
I stamped a hearts border stamp on the top section of the stamp and added ribbons to finish the tag…
Hope you liked it…
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Post#78 Earrings Gift Pouch

I am quite excited to share today’s creation with you…..It’s my very own creation using the Tag Topper Punch….I have been making hook earrings for a long time now…..I love wearing them as well as making them…so this time when I made a few sets I sat down to think about how to create packaging for these earrings…
One look at the tag punch and I had my answer….I cut out long 2″ strips of gold and silver cardtstock and punched on one end of the strips….I folded the top flap down…..then I decided how tall/long I wanted these pouches and scored and folded the base….I also scored another 1/4″ from the base score line so that there of a bit of room for the earrings…
These pouches now needed something for the earrings to hook onto…one option was to punch two holes but that meant the hooks would be visible from the back of the pouch and wouldn’t look nice…so I decided to adhere a strip of cardstock on the inside of the pouch which would easily provide the base to hang the hooks onto…
I added a few punched flowers on the front….and finally I threaded a ribbon through to close the pouch….
I’m really hoping you liked my creation…..
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Post#77 Thank You My Friend Card

I recently bought two sets of really cute girl stamps by Deep Red…and I wanted to make a few nice colourful cards straightaway….
Here I used a blue card base and a white top layer which is much smaller than the usual top layers size…On the top layer I stamped a lot of flowers using bright inks…
Once I had stamped and coloured in the girl image I die cut it….I also created a dotted border on the die cut using a red gel ink pen…then I adhered it to the card using adhesive foam…I also attached a stamped sentiment to it….
I really hope you like this card as much as I do…Thanks for stopping by…
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Post#76 Mini Milk Carton Box

While searching for dimensions for a small milk carton style giftbox I came across a tutorial by Krista Driessen…and when I tried out the box…it was just I wanted…and soooo cute… 🙂
After creating the box I simply die cut three consecutive sizes from my hexagon dies and stamped the smallest one…I adhered them to the box using 3d foam squares….and finally a small wooden peg to close the box at the top…
Hope you liked this mini box…
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Post#75 Just Because Card

This card was made from just a handful of supplies….Using border stamps repeatedly is a great way to create a wonderful background for any card…
Here I used a zigzag stamp five times to create the background…and instead of repeating it with the same colour I used three shades of green and one each of purple and blue ink…I feel that gives a sort of brightness to the card…
The sentiment was stamped on a narrow piece of cardstock…I rounded two of the corners of that and the base piece as well..
It’s a simple card…Hope you liked it…
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