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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Post#25 Match Box Style Small Gift Box

Sometimes we just don’t know how to wrap a small present…..the shops usually hand things to us in a standard bag and tissue paper packaging which is often too big for the item itself…And for this very reason I like this match box style gift box…
The slide out part of the box is very easy to make using the envelope punch board…the outer layer is simply scored to fit around that …and then to decorate I put on an adhesive printed tape around the box lid….added a couple of die cut feathers and punched flowers….and the box was ready…
Hope you liked it.
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Post#24 Sending Warm Fuzzies

It’s winters here in Australia and these last few weeks(mid July) have been really cold in the eastern and southern states….Lots of rain,wind and even snow at places…eagerly waiting for spring now….
This card was made on one of those very chilly days…
I used warm colours for the card base and top layer…and punched out hearts in various sizes out of left over scrap paper….then I added a bit of adhesive printed paper tape with the sentiment stamped on top…
I hope you liked this card.
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Post#23 Birthday Tag Slight Shadow Effect

Green and blue was a combination I wanted to try….So I made a small tag to test it out….It turned out nice….so I’m sharing it with you…. πŸ™‚
I have also used a stamping technique called a shadow effect…..where you stamp the image once and then again by slightly moving the position of the stamp…I like how where the two colours overlap there is a new colour and it somehow looks like I’ve stamped the image three times..
On a die cut tag I stamped the swirly stamp twice….then stamped the sentiment sideways…added a couple of butterflies…and ribbons to finish the tag..
Hope you like it…
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Post#22 Flower Vellum Card

I’m very happy to share this card with you today….It turned out exactly the way I wanted it to….It’s a rare thing…but it does happen from time to time… πŸ™‚
Vellum paper is a very new material that I’ve started using….It is taking a bit of time to understand how it works….but I love this translucent paper and how it enhances a card or paper craft project…
I stamped the flower stamp repeatedly on the white card topper and then coloured them in with water colours…..Then I heat embossed the sentiment at the base of the vellum topper….added a ribbon…and a couple of adhesive pearls Β at the top….
I hope you like it.
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Post#21 Simple Gift Box

I believe that craft as a hobby does not need expensive products or a large investment…..Poster paper,glue and a set of paper edging scissors were the basic items I started with about seven years ago……as time passed I felt I should invest in equipment and tools for crafting…they are not essential..but they do make life a bit easy….
I do have a few of the WRMK punch boards now…..In fact my envelope punch board got used so much that I had to go buy another one….and the good news is that they made a much improved version of it….the 1 2 3 punch board…for making envelopes,bows and boxes..and a few more things…
This box was made using the 1 2 3 punch board and Kraft cardstock…took hardly any time at all…and great result…I attached a gold doily at the front and an orange flower punched out from layers of tissue paper …Added a gold string at the top to close the box…
Hope you liked it.
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