Friday, 21 August 2015

Lovely handmade soap slices gift box

JSo here i am playiing with my stampin up christmas papers, the merry moments cardstock 139018, and the merry moments designer series paper 138450, also in a paper stack of 6 x 6 papers 139595. I recently went to the Chester Grovenor Garden Centre where they were selling handmade fancy soap slices so i just had to buy some for gifts, and this card and paper just were what i needed to make my boxes.
One point before i cntinue make sure that you wrap your soap in either cellaphane or cling film before putting them into the coloured card boxes as i found out to my cost that the colour of the card bleeds onto the soap, obviously some science reaction was happening lol.
By the way my soap was 3 x 2 3/4 x 14/16


Cut card for box at 8 1/2 x 5 1/4
On long side score at 1, 3 3/4, 4 3/4 and 7 1/2

On short side score at 1". Turn round and score on other edge at 1" also.

Hole punch sizes used were. 2", 1 3/4" and 1 1/2"

Follow instructions from youtube video.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Triangular opening dvd box

Busy getting ideas together for some workshops and ended up with this dvd box that opens up into two triangular boxes.  I thought it was rather original so i hope you all like it too.


1 to make box body cut 2 pieces of card at 9" x 6 3/4"
Score all sides at 3/4"
Cut one sheet diagonally from top left to bottom right and the other from top riht to bottom left.

Make as shown on video

Decorative panels are as follows
2 pieces 7 x 5
2 pieces of 6 x 4
2 pieces dsp of 5 3/4 x 3 3/4

Tag use 1 piece 4 1/2 x 2
1 piece 4 x2
1 piece 3 1/2 x 2

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Christmas cards, workshops and old friends!

Well in the past week I have been making Christnmas cards, using up old papers from my stash, so that I have a valid excuse to go off and order new paper from the Stampin Up catalogue! Plus I have run my first workshop, and there's nothing like starting big, I had been asked to do a class with a group of ladies and gents in ages ranging from sixty to one hundred, oh and between twenty to fourty people!
So I decided to go with some simple cards all ready with double sided tape on, and covered notebooks. i prepped fourty five packs, just in case, and with my knees knocking I went to the Tuesday club!!
Well if I say so myself it went rather well with thirty people attending. Would be easier with less people but hey ho!!
So I have another smaller workshop booked for September and I am intending to run another one here at my home in a few weeks time, as I have had a couple of people showing interest in attending I am quietly confident that this could work out well.
The first home workshop will make the attached picture, its a lovely little set that can make an ideal gift and in my opinion is fun to make.

As for old friends, today I met up with a friend I haven't seen for a couple of years. Had a lovely time catching up and we have promised not to leave it so long before we get together again.  
So here's to old friends and the chance of making new friends!

Saturday, 15 August 2015

A dozen cards decorated with one A4 sheet

So I have been playing with my new favourite stamp set, Garden in Bloom (139433) .   But I wanted to ring the changes and as I had found my old Twinklinh H20s lurking in the depths of a cupboard so decided rather than stamping the centres of my flowers I would paint them.  So I stamped the flowers in a randow pattern all over my white A4 card then using my H20s I coloured them in.  I then cut the card up into various sized pieces and then made cards with them using 4" and 5" square cards.  I stamped the sentiments from the stamp set Endless Birthday Wishes (140273) and Petite Pairs (122497)
If I say so myself  I think these cards are fun to make and fun to receive.