Wednesday 6 July 2016

Pootles Design Team July week one baby gift set

Well the stamp set being used this month is "Every Occasion". I have to be honest looking through the catalogue I passed them by each and every time. They were certainly not high on my want list. To be honesy they weren't even low on my want list!

But these are the stamps that Sam has given to her July Design Team. Oh how I regretted putting up for that job! I really had problems seeing how I could use these stamps. But then slowly a lightbulb moment started to flicker into life, and once one idea popped up others started to follow!!

So after that lengthy procrastination, here is my first offering for the month of July!!

So first out I have to admit that I am short on supplies at the moment. Yes I have SU papers but they are not ones from the new catalogue! But I did buy the new n colours ink pads, and so therefore I have recently been making all my own dsp using the pads along with various stamp sets.

So first of all I made some gingham card up. i taped two strips of card 1 cm apart and sponged between them using Sweet Sugarplum. I continued down the length of the ard until it was striped, then turned it around 45 degrees and started again!! To make it pop out a little I then drew lines using a white gelly roll pen. Final result a piece of gingham card that will match exactly to the rest of my project.
lines being sponged onto card.  
finished dsp
 i cut some A4 card to make 4 3/4 inch square cards. Cut a strip of the gingham, a strip of white card onto which I stamped the babygro and fixed a strip from the card that I had used to mark off my lines as that was nicely inked up! On one card I have used my scallop edge for my trimmer on the other i have left it straight, just to show how slight changes can make a big difference.

With a greeting stamped from the Better Together Set that was my cards complete.

I then started on my little gift box. Using my Curvy Keepsake thinlets dies, I cut out half of the die using the gingam card and the other half using plain white card (making sure that both sets of pieces had the square base cut out on them). A quick bit of glueing together, a quick stamp of the babygro on the front and the boxes were complete apart from a rose I made for the top using a large circle punch and the pansy punch,  on the top and a little gift tag.  The greeting is part of the congratulaions on your new arrival stamp.

The Curvy Keepsake box will hold either a bib or a pair of baby socks, a nice little gift for the new mum and baby.

Finally I made up a small box using the leftover gingham card around the edges.  Decorated using the Petite Petals punch and candy dots made using my smallest circle punch.

All in all quite a simple make and all that was used was two stamps sets, an ink pad and some white card.  


  1. They are Fantastic, love your own paper Karen Kilner

  2. Theses are just lovely, great ideas.

  3. Absolutely love your gingham paper. The entire set is beautiful!! How did you make those adorable flowers?

    1. These were made using the pansy punch here is my tutorial on them...
      Thank you so much for your lvely comment, made my day!

  4. Not sure why but my original comment has gone.
    Love the designs but wanted to know how you made your candi please 😀

    1. To make the candi punch out whatever size circle that you want your candi to be. Remember that once its made it will be smaller than the original circle.
      Use a ball tool on a sponge mat and work the card by pressing down and moving the ball tool in circles. You really need to work the card. Start at the centre and work your way out to the edges. Dont press too hard to begin with, gradually working over the card will get it to form a dome. You are going to end up with a domed circle. If its small i just fill up with glue using my glue gun and stick it straight to the card. If its a bigger one use something like cotton wool to fill it si that it will keep its shape.
      I hope that has made some sense, i will do a video to show how to make them asap!
      Thank you for your comments, much appreciated.

  5. wow thats brilliant - thank you so much for that xx