Monday, 29 October 2018


I wanted to give a thank you card and token gift to someone to let them know they are appreciated and thought it would be nice to make co-ordinating packaging.

To make the base of the box, which holds a 42g box of Guylian Sea Horses, I used a piece of thick Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 7¼" x 7¼" and scored on all four sides at ½" and 1¾".

I then cut and folded along the score lines as shown. 

Adhesive was added to the tabs to stick the base together (I have used sticky tape but multi-pupose liquid glue will work just as well).

To make the lid, I used a piece of thick Very Vanilla cardstock measuring a smidge over 6¾" x 6¾" (6 13/16ths) and scored at ¾" and 1½" on all four sides.  I then cut and folded along the score lines as shown for the base.  

Before constructing the lid, I ran it through the Big Shot using the largest circular die from the Eastern Medallions thinlits dies (I had to fold the flaps up to fit the lid on my plates).

I then adhered a piece of gold foil measuring 3½" x 3½" to the back of the lid before constructing it.

To decorate, using the Big Shot and gold foil, I cut the second smallest circle from the stitched shaped framelits and to this, I added a flower which I cut from Very Vanilla cardstock using more dies from the Eastern Medallions thinlits.

I placed mini Stampin' Dimensionals underneath the petals to make them stand up and topped it all off with a gold faceted gem.

The matching card was made using a piece of thick Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 8" x 4" and scored at 4".  The gold foil layer measures 3½" x 3½" and the top layer measures 3⅜" x 3⅜".  I used the new Detailed Trio Punch to make the decorative corners and then used the same punch to round the corners on all three pieces.  As I didn't have any envelopes to fit, I quickly made one using the Envelope Punch Board following the instructions for a 4" x 4" card.

The gift bag was made using the Gift Bag Punch Board and a piece of thick Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 10" x 8¼".  I followed the instructions on the board for the small sized bag.

This project was really easy to do and I think is a lovely way to give a gift.

Happy crafting


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Friday, 26 October 2018


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As a member of Crafty's Angels, our team leader, the lovely Linda Parker of Papercraft with Crafty sets us a challenge whereby we have to create a project using any three elements from the above grid as long as they are in a straight line (i.e. vertical, horizontal or diagonal).

I decided to go straight down the middle as I wanted to showcase some of the new limited-time products from the Snowflake Showcase which are due to be released on 1st November and will only be available until 30th November 2018 while supplies last.  Please see below for more details.

To make this card, I used a piece of thick Whisper White cardstock (140490) measuring 10" x 7" and scored down the centre at 5" to make a 7"x5" card base.

1st layer - Silver Foil (132178) measuring 6¼" x 4¼".

2nd layer - Whisper White regular cardstock (106549)  measuring 6" x 4" which I ran through the Big Shot using the 'Softly Falling' embossing folder (139672).

I took a strip of Vellum cardstock (106584) slightly wider than my card and wiped over it with an embossing buddy (103083) to get rid of any static.  Using Versamark Ink (102283) I stamped the sentiment from the new 'Snow Is Glistening' stamp set , added some  silver Stampin' Emboss Powder (109131) and heat set it using Stampin' Up's Heat Tool (129054).  I then wrapped this around my second layer and secured it at the back with some adhesive tape;  I then added this layer to the silver foil.

Finally, I cut the snowflakes from the new 'Snowfall Thinlets' dies using silver glimmer paper (146960) and silver foil (132178) and layered onto the card with liquid glue.  I have to say that I am impressed with this set of dies as there are 20 in total with a large selection of different size snowflakes which can be used for a variety of projects.

I hope you like my card.

To see what some of the other team members made, please click on the links below.

Happy Crafting

Maggie x 

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Sunday, 7 October 2018


For this month's challenge, our team leader, the lovely Linda Parker from Papercraft With Crafty, sent us a kit containing a variety of supplies, e.g. cardstock, designer series paper (DSP), ribbon etc. and asked us to come up with a Christmas themed card.  This was completely out of my comfort zone as I usually have an idea of what I want to create before I get the supplies but I thoroughly enjoyed taking part.

Here is the design I came up with:

The background base to this card is made by attaching a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock to the front of a Whisper White notecard.  

To make the next layer, I attached a piece of Merry Merlot & Copper reversible ribbon to the front of a piece of Joyous Noel DSP and adhered this to the card base using Tombow multipurpose liquid glue.

On a piece of copper foil, I stamped the Santa and his reindeer from the 'Hearts Come Home' stamp set using Versamark ink and heat embossed using Stampin' Up's white embossing powder.  The sentiment also came from the same stamp set.  I then used the co-ordinating 'Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies' to cut out the little houses in Whisper White cardstock and adhered this to the copper foil with the liquid glue; this was then layered onto another piece of Merry Merlot cardstock and finally added to the front of the card using stamping dimensionals.

Unfortunately, I had run out of enamel dots so I had to improvise by cutting out 3 small circles using the handheld circle punch and adding a small drop of the fine tip glue to make them shiny.

To see what the rest of our team came up with, please head on over by clicking on the following links.


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