Post#124 – Christmas Gift Box

While buying and giving Christmas gifts are quite an exciting part of the holidays,there is a big need for gift bags and boxes for these presents…while some gifts can be simply wrapped using papers of all sorts,others need a bit more…and with that thought I started on this box…
The box itself came together quite quickly as it was made using the 1 2 3 punch board…to close the box I decided to create a band made from paper and ribbon….for the top of the band I created a double bow using the same punch board….
Hope you liked this box…
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Post#123 – Washi Tape Tree on a Tag

I keep looking for craft projects that can be put together very quickly and also can be made easily by kids…..and the best place to look for ideas is Pinterest of course….
I saw a few cards with washi tape christmas trees and absolutely loved the idea…So I decided to try it out on a tag…the tree turned out quite nice….and I put on a few rhinestones on it as well as a Christmas twine instead of a ribbon…
I’m sure my kids are going to love making Christmas cards/tags with washi tape…
Hope you liked this tag…
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Post#122 – Reindeer & Stars Card

I’ve started my Chirstmas cards with a simple one this year….and I used one of my favourite stamps for this card….I love this flying reindeer stamp from Hot Off The Press Inc.
I chose a plain blue card base and a white top layer for this card….on the top layer I used the stars stencil with blue ink and covered about 3/4th of the space….I then stamped the reindeer stamp in a way that it seems to be flying among the stars…
I stamped the sentiment on a white banner and added a wider blue banner underneath….
Hope you liked this card…
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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#120 – Birthday Shaker Card

Shaker cards seem to be a trend that is still going….the earlier versions were quite bulky so I didn’t make many and kept looking for ideas and trying out various ways to make this process as simple and less bulky as possible…
Using the fuse tool to create shaker pockets is a great way to make shaker cards but today I have tried out another simple way to create this card…
So I started with die cutting about seven of the circle frames and stuck only six of them straight onto the top layer of the card….its makes a sort of a well where I put in a  few sequins…after that I die cut an acetate circle the same size as the frame and glued it on top…then I attached the last remaining circle frame on top and the shaker section was ready…
I adhered the die cut word happy on top of the shaker and stamped the word birthday on a banner and attached it under…
I really like how this card turned out…hope you do to…
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Post#119 – Favorite Wish Card

A lot of stamp sets have these teeny tiny stamps that are very rarely used…but not anymore…Jennifer McGuire has shared a wonderful tutorial to create these beautiful backgrounds for your cards using those small stamps…Once I saw the tutorial,I quickly pulled out a few small stamps and started stamping….
My card has stars stamps in various sizes that I have stamped with blue dye ink…and used various shades…darker at the top and lighter one near the bottom…and I think that the sentiment stamp goes very well with the star stamps….I also added a few tiny rhinestones….
I’m sure I’ll be trying this technique again soon…
Hope you like this card as much as I do…
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Post#118 – Succulents Note Card

I wanted to try out this stamp set I had bought from ALDI…yes that’s right…I had heard that every once in a while they bring out a few craft supplies…I usually miss out but not this time…I was able to buy four different stamp sets that day….along with some bright printed papers and a nice trimmer as well…
Today I’m sharing a simple note card….On a white top layer I first sponged in a bit of mowed lawn and tattered rose distress inks in the center…and then stamped the succulents stamps with black ink…this way I didn’t have to colour in the stamps…I did however add a few hints of red on some of the leaves…
I sponged the edges with tattered rose ink and then stamped the sentiment under the stamped image….once the top layer was ready I attached it to the card base…added a few sequins as well…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#117 – Anniversary Card Gold & Silver

Today I’m sharing an Anniversary card in gold and silver….I wanted to try gold and silver together and see how it looks…It could’ve been finished a bit better but I still think it looks quite good…
So I started by stamping circles of various sizes with gold and silver pigment ink on vellum paper…once that dried I placed it on a silver top layer and it is held in place by silver and gold strings that I wound around both the layers…then I adhered it to the silver card base….
For the sentiment I die cut two circles using the stitched circle dies in gold and silver and stamped on the silver circle….I attached these near the base of the card….
Hope you like it…
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Post#116 Star Box

Now this is a box that I wanted to make because of the lovely star shape at the top of the box…I had the link for the tutorial bookmarked for more than a year now but never got around to making it coz I thought it was a kind of a tricky box…I couldn’t have been more wrong….and once you see the tutorial you will think the same…
You do need an Envelope Punch Board for this box…And here is the link to the photo tuorial – Star Gift Box by Tracy May
I chose a dark eggplant coloured paper with a marbled effect print to create the box…..once the box was ready,I carefully tied the ribbon around it…this box doesn’t close fully so you have to be careful about what you put inside of it…
On the front of the box I adhered the die cut word ‘For You’ using silver paper and a star as well…
Hope you liked this box and will try it out…
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