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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Post#34 Lots Of Circles Card

A lot of time was spent on this card to come up with a layout that I was happy with….I also tried out these stitch effect circle dies the first time….I really like these dies and will probably end up using them a lot…
I attached an orange panel on the front of a cream card base….and then stuck die cut circles and few circle frames in orange,brown and cream onto the front panel…I also attached a bit of gold string behind the die cut with the sentiment stamped on it…
Hope you liked this card.
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Post#33 Pencil Gift Box

Continuing the kids theme from yesterday,I’m sharing this pencil gift box that I made….This is a tried and tested item for giving to primary school age kids as a party favour or as a present on its own…..kids love it…
The base is made of Kraft cardstock holds exactly 4 pencils and slides out like a match box….There is a small piece of ribbon at the top to pull the base out easily…The red outer shell is decorated with a bright printed paper, a stamped sentiment and a few rhinestones…
Hope you liked it.
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Post#31 Gift Bag

This is a very basic gift bag made out of Kraft cardstock……It can be used for presents, party favors or even as packaging to share some yummy homemade cookies,snacks etc…

After making the bag,I folded the top down and held that in place with a ribbon…I hate it when the handles of a gift bag come off…so closing it like this prevents that from happening…

At the front of the bag I stamped a doily stamp with red ink and placed another smaller stamped image with dimensionals…

Hope you liked it.

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Post#30 Large Chevron Tag

A while ago I saw this very beautiful card on Pinterest….it used chevron die cuts in various colours placed together….then cut into strips and then glued again by slightly changing the positions of the chevron sections…the link has currently been blocked by Pinterest for some security issues so I can’t share the link here…but here’s the tag I made using that card as my inspiration…
I like how the chevron design looks so intricate by this simple process….I placed it on a very large die cut tag…added a ribbon and sentiment to finish the tag…
Hope you liked it…
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