Merci Chocolate Treat Holder using Snowfall Thinlits Dies

My family love Merci chocolates so I thought I would create some pretty treat holders as table decorations for Christmas Day.

As you know I am totally in love with the limited edition Snowfall Thinlits dies (only available to purchase until the end of November) as well as copper foil, so these treat holders make me happy!!

I also thought they could make for beautiful wedding favours and they couldn’t be easier to make.

Click play on the video below to see how I made them.

Hope you enjoy making these treat holders and thanks so much for stopping by today xx

Measurements

1 x piece of cardstock or DSP measuring 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″

Score at 1.5″, rotate cardstock 180 degrees and score again at 1.5″

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Detailed Deer Shaker Christmas Card

Of all the beautiful Christmas bundles I’ve purchased from the Autumn/Winter catalogue so far, the Dashing Deer Bundle has gotten the most use. I love deer and The Detailed Deer Dies are just so stunning.

I love how sparkly and elegant this Christmas shaker card turned out. I know I should give some of the other foil paper a chance for goodness sake, but for some reason I am totally hooked on copper this year and I LOVE the copper reindeer paired with the black organdy ribbon and gorgeous metallic sequins!

The lovely sentiment comes from Making Christmas Bright and fits the card and all of its shiny elements perfectly.

Thanks for stopping by today 😘 xx

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Snowflake Showcase – Snowflake card with galaxy style background

The Snowflake Showcase is simply stunning. This gorgeous set makes it easy to stretch my creativity and before I knew it, I was attempting my first ever galaxy-style blended background!

These backgrounds have been dry blended and I have also stayed with one colour family for each card so I’m not sure it qualifies officially as the galaxy technique (which I believe is usually watercoloured). But it is my unique take on that technique.

I had so much fun creating these backgrounds and they all came together relatively quickly too.

The snowflake is cut from the largest die in the Snowfall die set and it is absolutely beautiful. I cut each snowflake from the new white velvet sheets – oh my, how divine!!! This paper is pure luxury, and I love its texture and the way it pops so vividly against the blended background.

The colour combos I used were:

RED – poppy parade, lovely lipstick, real red, cherry cobbler, merry merlot

PINK – petal pink, flirty flamingo, melon mambo, berry burst

GREEN – lemon lime twist, mint macaron, old olive, tranquil tide

PURPLE – highland heather, gorgeous grape, Rich razzleberry, blackberry bliss

BLUE – coastal cabana, balmy blue, pacific point, night of navy

To see how I created my background, click play on the video below.

Don’t forget the snowflake showcase will only be available to purchase until the end of November so don’t miss out on this beautiful and timeless set!! To purchase any of the products, just click on the product picture below. Thanks for stopping by xx

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Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad

Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad
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£4.95
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad

Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad
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£7.25
Aqua Painters

£16.00
Big Shot

£102.00

Snow is Glistening Unicorn Card

The Snow is Glistening Stamp Set and coordinating Snowfall thinlits dies is a beautiful and exclusive new limited edition Set.

My idea for the unicorn card layout came from Pinterest, and as soon as I saw these intricate snowflake Dies, I thought they would make a cool and Christmassy alternative to the usual flowers you see on unicorn images.

I silver heat embossed the gorgeous tree image onto silver foil sheet and fussy cut the triangular shape out for the horn. I then sponged frost white shimmer paint onto the snowflakes to add to the wintery feel. I chose cool toned colours for this card and think the highland heather, rich razzleberry, balmy blue, coastal cabana and soft seafoam colours work so well together.

This bundle will be available for purchase ONLY UNTIL 30th November at my online store. Just click on any of the products in the list below to go straight to my shop.

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Snowfall Takeout Treat Boxes – Sneak Peek

I had been wanting to use my takeout treats bundle forever and I’m so glad I finally got the excuse I needed by combining them with the brand new stunning and limited edition snowflake showcase!

Gray Granite has become a firm favourite for me so I decided to use this colour for my box base, with fresh fig, gorgeous grape and soft seafoam cardstock for my snowflakes and the panels behind them.

The snowflakes were cut using the brand new Snowfall Thinlits Dies, and I stayed with a tone on tone look for the snowflake decoration on the box. Once die cut, I sponged white frost shimmer paint onto the snowflakes. I’m so in love with the metallic/frosted look the cardstock takes on once the shimmer paint has been added – so beautiful and Christmassy!

Just love how these boxes turned out – so pretty and I think they would also work well at Christmas time for wedding favours or table decorations for Christmas Day.

The stunning snowflake showcase which consists of two beautiful stamp sets and the coordinating Snowfall dies will be available to purchase from my online store from tomorrow, 1st November for one month only! I will be bringing you more projects featuring this beautiful set in the coming weeks.

Click play on the video tutorial below to see how I made these gorgeous boxes.

Thanks for stopping by today 😘 xxx

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Beautiful Blizzard Treat Pouches Made Using the Envelope Punch Board

I spotted these gorgeous little chocolate snowflakes in the supermarket and thought they would make such sweet Christmas treats.

The envelope punch board is the perfect tool for making these treat pouches to hold them. You could make these pouches with DSP, but I decided to make my own DSP using the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle to continue the snowflake theme. Once my cardstock was stamped, I sponged a little of the frosted shimmer paint over the larger background colour wash areas and embellished with some frosted epoxy droplets and some white ribbon which I coloured with Stampin’ blends.  The colour combinations I used on each pouch (starting at the top left hand side and working round in a clockwise direction) were: pool party & balmy blue, mint macaron & night of navy, gorgeous grape & blackberry bliss, merry merlot & blackberry bliss.

You could put a little 3″ x 4″ card in the pouch and gift them with the chocolate inside at Christmas time. Or you could even punch a hole in the top, pull the ribbon through and attach to some Christmas packages as a chocolate treat and Christmas tag in one! Love that idea! Here’s the video to show how I made them.

Measurements

  • Take a piece of cardstock or DSP measuring 6″ x 6″
  • Line it up on the envelope punch board and punch @ 2 5/8″ and score.
  • Rotate and punch at the score line on all four sides

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Follow your Dreams – Gift Box & Card

Little Maisy turns 2 today, and Follow your Dreams is the perfect bundle for any little girl.  I have always loved dream catchers and the idea that they keep you safe and catch all the bad dreams for you.

I decided to go with ‘dream big, wish big’ as it is a birthday card and gift box set after all, and the copper foil and sequins add the perfect amount of lift and sparkle.

I normally struggle to use calypso coral as a colour, but I chose it as its the boldest colour in the  iridescent sequins.  It’s hard to appreciate from the photos, but the sequins are so pretty.  I would never put these colours together myself, but they actually work so well together.  Happy 2nd Birthday Maisy xx

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Merry Christmas to All

Christmas is my favourite time of the year, but when it comes to sending Christmas Cards, I love to mix up old and new styles to create something unique.  This card sums that up!

The Merry Christmas to All Bundle has a mix of fonts which works on so many different styles of card, and on this card, I love that traditional script font cut from the gorgeous Joyous Noel glimmer paper.

This was my first time using the Nothing Sweeter Bundle. It’s a great set for creating tags and belly bands for Christmas confectionary gifts (the stamped images resemble cookies).  But I decided to do something a bit different and use the tree die to create an actual Christmas tree for my card front, cut from the stunning Joyous Noel DSP. The dies are so versatile and pretty, and their use stretches far beyond Christmas.  Just love the stitched border effect, though I’m thinking my little stitched tree has a Nordic feel about it.  What do you think?

I used white heat embossing on the ‘Christmas’ label for a nice crisp white image against the Sahara Sand card front, with a few white sequins to finish.

Which colour way is your favourite? I’m leaning towards the tranquil tide…..!

Anyway, thanks for visiting today! xxx

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Toil & Trouble – Mini Halloween Treat Bags

The Toil and Trouble suite is so gorgeous! I’m not a huge Halloween lover but as soon as I saw the colours and designs of the DSP in this suite I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

These mini treat bags are adorable and so easy to make. They are perfectly sized for the little Haribo sweetie bags you can buy. I folded down the bag tops so you can see both sides of this lovely paper!

Click play on the video tutorial below to see how I made them.

Measurements

1 x piece of DSP measuring 5.5″ x 9.5″

On the long side score at 4.5″ & 9″

On the short side score at 1″ & 5″

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Tropical Chic Never Ending Card

There’s something so magical and fun about a never ending card. It doesn’t matter how old you are, the excitement of wondering what’s coming next never goes away!

They are also a lot of fun to make and really quite addictive – once I started, I couldn’t seem to stop!

The first one (top left) was made using the very pretty Country Home Stamp Set and Country Lane DSP in an 8″ x 8″ size. My second card (top right) was made using the Tropical Chic Suite. And my final (bottom) card used the gorgeous Animal Outing Stamp Set and Animal Expedition DSP.

The matting and layering takes a bit more effort with so many layers, but the finish made it totally worthwhile. Once I got into into, it became a labor of love!

So pleased with the way they all turned out, and making these cards is a lot easier than you might think. Click on the link below to see my video tutorial for how I did it, and thanks so much for visiting today 😘 xx

Measurements for making 5″ x 5″ Never Ending Card

Cardstock – 10″ x 5″

Score on the SHORT side at 1 1/4″, 3 3/4″

Cut on the LONG side into quarters (at 2.5″ increments)

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Lemon Lime Twist A4 Cardstock
Melon Mambo A4 Card Stock
Whisper White A4 Card Stock
Pool Party A4 Card Stock
Call Me Clover A4 Cardstock
Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
Animal Outing Clear-Mount Bundle
2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
In Color 2018–2020 Stampin' Write Markers
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

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