Post#166 Pocket Fold Card Holder

This is a pocket fold card holder made by following the tutorial and instructions on the Inking Idaho blog by Becky Roberts…..here is the link for the Pocket Fold which creates two pockets on the project…one one each side….
You don’t need to do any cutting or gluing to create this pocket..it’s a paper folding technique….all you need is a small circle punch so once you have created the pocket,you can punch at the top and thread the ribbon through to hold both sides together….
I have made two small cards to go inside each of the pockets but you could very easily use individually wrapped tea bags or some other gifts… 
Hope you liked this…
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Post#159 Tea Bag Pouch

Tea is getting fancier these days….and so many flavours too….
This tea bag pouch is very simply an envelope created by using the WRMK 1 2 3 punch board…you just measure the tea bag and look for the correct size envelope measurements on the board…
But since I would like it to be a bit special when I gift it to someone,I have decorated it with a ribbon and string and a few other thing like the butterfly die cut and the stamped banner underneath…
The idea was shared in a very nice tutorial by Sam Hammond(Pootles.co.uk) – Tea Bag Envelope Pouch
I’m quite happy with how my envelope pouch turned out….Hope you liked it too…
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Post#156 Shaker Money Pouch using Fuse Tool

Ever since I saw the tutorial for a shaker money holder/pouch by Vicki, it has been on the top of my ‘try to make’ list…..the only thing stopping me was that I didn’t have enough sequins to fill the pouch…so in the end I just couldn’t wait any longer and this is my first ever attempt…I’m sure I will try more of these when I finally am able to buy a big bag of sequins…but here’s the first…
If you click on the link and follow the tutorial video in Vicki’s post,you will understand how easy these pouches/money holders are to create with a fuse tool….
I actually placed the die cut and stamped sentiments inside the pouch,which I later realised that I shouldn’t have…anyways,that was the front of the pouch…..on the back of the pouch I simply stamped with white stazon ink…
To decorate the pouch I have used multi-coloured rhinestones….and to close the pouch at the top I have used a wide ribbon and closed it at the top using a gold string…
Hope you liked this…..
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Post#129 – Money Envelope for Christmas

Today I’m sharing with you a money envelope….I’m sure at one time or another we have all received a bit of cash on special occasions from our parents,grandparents or relatives….usually tucked inside a card or in a plain envelope…it was so exciting to receive cash as a child…. 🙂
This is a simple fold over envelope made from printed glitter cardstock….I just rounded the edges of the envelope flap and lightly sponged all the edges with dark green ink…
I then created a plain band to go around the width of the envelope and decorated it with die cut snowflakes in various sizes…
Hope you liked this…
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Post#121 – Merry Christmas Banner

I like making banners and have made quite a lot of them over the years…usually for the kids room or birthdays….so this time I thought to try out a banner for Christmas…
The banner making process was made simple and much quicker by using the WRMK banner punch board….you could make a pennant,flag or crest style banner in various sizes with this punch board…I decided to make a flag style banner..
Once the banner base and top layers were  die cut a  square shape using Nestabilities Labels 1 die for all the flags….then I cut out the alphabets in green and red using Fiskars cutting stencils and adhered the alphabets to the square shape…I also added two gold rhinestones on each flag….
To separate the word Merry and Christmas,I made a flag with a banner going sideways and and oval die cut…and finally attached a reindeer die cut on the top…
Hope you liked this banner…
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Post#100 – Gift Pouch

Today I’m sharing a gift pouch made from Kraft Cardstock…making the pouch was not a big task…so to give it a bit of a nice look I tried the partial die cut technique on the pouch flap…
Once I cut out two pieces of Kraft paper for the pouch and the top decorative layer , I stamped the top layer with blue ink using a border stamp….I then used two consecutive sizes of Ornate Frame nesting dies to partially die cut the shape for the flap of the pouch….I then sponged both these pieces with the same blue ink…
Once the pouch was ready,I made a band for closing it and attached a smaller die cut from the same die set and stamped on it…
Hope you liked this pouch…
And thankyou so much for visiting my blog…It’s my 100th post today… 🙂
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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#68 Sticky Notes Cover

I may never know who came up with the idea of covering a sticky notepad but I think its a really good one…almost everyone uses sticky notes as they are really handy to put up reminders….and since its usually one of the staple stationery item, making it look pretty sitting on a desk or next to the phone is a great idea for yourself or to give as a small gift to someone…..
This is a sticky notepad that my younger daughter picked out for herself….hence the cute owl print….it measures 3″x 3″ so I took a plain cream coloured cardstock to create the base layer which covers the notepad at the top,one side and base….so that its easy to flip open….
After the base was ready, I attached a pink top layer…to decorate I added a few different sized die cut scalloped circles in pastel colours and a banner layered under the stamped owl image…
My daughter likes it a lot…Hope you do too…
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Post#58 Notepad Cover

Today I’m sharing a simple notepad cover with you….these notepads are usually sold three or four in a pack in most stores that sell stationery and even dollar stores and are very handy for making those all important ‘lists’…..I am a ‘to do list-maker’ myself…..so I have quite a few notepads for my own use…what I don’t like is that they look very ordinary and anyone can see what you have been writing on them…so it is a good idea to put on a cover and make them look beautiful and private at the same time…
Sam Donald on Pootles.co.uk  has a tutorial on how to measure and cover any notebook and its a great tutorial to understand the basics….but now after making quite a few notepad covers,I don’t do too many calculations etc….I just measure the length and width of the notepad before starting out…
The length of the paper has to be a good few inches longer than the notepad…then I just pinch the sides and crease them to accommodate the thickness/height of the pad…the leftover flap of paper at the back has to be glued to the back cardboard of the notepad…
I have used a Kraft cardstock for the base and a printed Kraft cardstock for the top layer….and to decorate I’ve simply cut a square peice of plain kraft cardstock and rounded the corners…layered another square and stamped that with black ink….then added a banner with ‘Just a note…’ stamped on it….
Even if you are not a crafter,you can easily try covering notepads with whatever paper and/or decorations you have…
Hope you liked my notepad…
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