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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Post#29 Flowers and Dots

More often than not, mistakes happen while crafting…sometimes things go horribly wrong and we have to scrap the whole thing and start again…but not before we’ve tried everything we can to salvage the project…
This has been one of those projects for me…I had stamped and coloured in the flowers and added a sentiment as well and was about to adhere it to the card base when I smudged the still wet ink badly…I thought I could hide it with a ribbon or put a die cut sentiment on top to somehow conceal the disaster…but nothing looked good and i had to put it away just so I could come up with a good plan….
And the idea came a few days later…I cut out the undamaged part of card out and placed it on another white card layer that I had embossed with dots…Also this time I stamped carefully and added a few pearls at the top….
Hope you liked the card…
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Post#28 Tea Bag Gift Box

I have made this gift box quite a number of times….And everyone I’ve given this to has been very happy to receive it….I’m a tea person and I know a lot of people who love a good cup of tea….and this is just a perfect small gift to say thank you or hello….
This box has 4 individual envelopes and each one holds one tea bag…And while this was originally designed for tea bags,I feel it can easily hold small gifts like chocolate, stickers or simple stud earrings and other such things…
I have followed instructions and dimensions shared by Sam Donald on her website and here’s the link in case you’d like to try this out yourself….
Hope you liked it.
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Post#27 Sunshine and Laughter

This time when I wanted to use a Polaroid frame die cut on a card,I thought to make things easy for myself and do the layout like a scrapbook page….
The card is a square white and the top layer had been created using a stencil and distress inks….then a couple of die cut hearts were added and then the Polaroid frame…the word xoxo was cut out of the frame and another one in red added in its place…and lastly the sentiment was placed at the top which is in the shape of an arrow…
I have again used vellum paper to stamp the Fizzy Moon stamp and coloured it in and then added to the back of the picture frame…
Hope you like it.
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Post#26 Bokeh Effect Card

A bokeh effect card background has been on my to do list for a very long time…every time I looked up a tutorial,I thought it wasn’t my cup of tea as it involved repeating a lot of steps which involved heat embossing etc……I wanted and easier and quicker version so I came up with my own technique for this card …
I started with a stencil and mustard seed distress ink and printed circles in various sizes all over one section of the card….then I did the same with clear Versamark ink and covered the rest of the section lightly with mowed lawn and shabby shutters distress inks and a bit of mustard seed distress ink as well….and lastly I used white pigment ink to lightly print a few circles here and there…
The sentiment is stamped on a circle and attached to the paper bow using a gold string…
Hope you liked this card…
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