Post#43 Hello Friend

This is my kind of card….simple and quick to make….needs only a handful of supplies….and the end result is as good as any other card…
Here I’ve used a Kraft cardstock to create the card base and stamped a very beautiful border stamp with white pigment ink…used a heat gun to dry the ink quickly…then I punched out circle shapes out of  shiny gold paper in various sizes and adhered them to the card…On one of these circles- the largest one- I stamped the sentiment…
Hope you liked it…
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Post#41 Simple and quick goodie box

This has become my favorite way to pack small gift items…..there are no measurements or cutting required….you just need paper in a size that will fit the item and glue tape…
It looks almost like Sunnyboy which is an Australian brand of flavoured ice block and the packaging has a very distinctive tetrahedral shape…..
Decorating these boxes is not very difficult and you can keep it simple like I did or really go for it with the decorations…

I learned how to make these a few years ago from Pootles blog(pootles.co.uk) and have since then made way too many of these..For those of you who want to try this out…..Here is the excellent video tutorial from Sam…

And the next time you’re packing a gift…..try packing it this way….

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Post#39 Rosette Tag

Paper rosettes look so very beautiful……Previously I have made huge roesttes as wall decorations….made small ones to decorate presents and gift boxes…..and even few as decorations for our Christmas tree…so I this time I made one to decorate a tag…
This is a very large die cut tag…to make the rosette,I used an edge punch  on the full length of the paper strip before making score lines for the rosette…and since the paper rosette is the main feature of this tag,I did not add other things on it…
There is a simple best wishes stamp in the middle of the rosette…and a gold glitter tape under it…..ribbons and a bit of string finish the tag nicely…
Hope you liked it.
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Post#38 Stamped Background Card

The best part about stamps is that you can use most of them repeatedly to create a custom background for your card instead of looking for a coordinating printed paper which works with your layout….
Here I have used a tiny circular stamp to create a background….and the silver sequins give it a bit of sparkle…The main sentiment is stamped directly onto the front panel and the same ink was used to stamp and punch one circle which was then adhered onto the card with adhesive foam squares….
The two feathers were stamped on vellum paper, heat embossed with white embossing powder,coloured in and die cut before attaching to the card…
Hope you liked this card.
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Post#37 Gift Card Envelope Pouch

I think it is quite sensible to give a simple gift card instead of a present to someone you don’t know very well and let them choose something themselves…what you can do is to present the gift card in a more beautiful way and not in the very boring printed card holder that retailers give you….
I have used the WRMK envelope punch board here and just scored and punched three sides of the 5″ square cardstock instead of four…the fourth end has been left open and you can see a  hint of the gift card inside…
I decided not use double sided paper for this project….instead I used a stencil and distress inks to print a design on the back of the printed paper…the front of the envelope pouches are decorated with die cuts and stamped sentiments…
Hope you liked these.
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Post#36 Thanks a Bunch!

This project started out as a tag but ended up as a card…And I think it looks better this way…I guess I’ll make that tag some other time…. 🙂
On a white card base I added a panel made from three different printed card papers….Then I stamped a few different flowers on another beige printed paper and punched them out using the coordinating flower punch…put an adhesive pearls on each of these flowers and then attached them to the panel….
The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed…and only two sides of the panel and sentiment section were rounded by a corner punch…
Thank you for stopping by….Hope you liked this card…
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Post#35 Paper Fringe Tag

My daughters and I have enjoyed making fringe cards….they are fun to make and the end result is always beautiful….but this time I wanted to try this technique on a tag…
I used two strips each of 3 different shades of pink….the topmost layer has to be a bit wider than the rest  to leave some space for  punching a hole for the ribbon….cut all these strips three quarters of the way to the top with fringe scissors…then attach these layers onto the die cut tag base starting from the bottom layer upwards…The sentiment was attached with a few mounting foam squares…
Hope you liked it.
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