Notecard & Envelope Gift Box

Following on from my previous thank you note card project, I decided to make a gift box to hold all the note cards and envelopes in.

I kept the box design simple but adore the elegant and decorative die cut elements that I added. And combined, the two projects are a great way of using up some of that DSP you may have been hoarding!

How beautiful is that Delicate Lace Edgelit die cut that I added to the opening flap?? Such a lovely touch and little else in the way of decoration is needed.

MEASUREMENTS

  • 1 x piece of cardstock cut at 11 3/4″ (or the length of standard A4 cardstock) x 8″
  • On SHORT side score @ 1 1/4″ rotate 180 degrees and score @ 1 1/4″ again
  • On LONG side score @ 4″, 5 1/4″, 9 1/4″, 10.5″

To see how I made the note card box, click play on the video below.

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Creme Egg Exploding Easter Box

I love exploding boxes – they are fairly straightforward to make, and when you decorate them with beautiful papers and ribbons you can achieve such a wow factor!

I wanted to make an Easter gift box with a twist, and the How Sweet it is DSP has such a fun yet pretty vibe. I never thought I would like this paper as much as I do, and its set off perfectly by those gorgeous butterflies!

At the suggestion of my husband would you believe (!) I made these boxes slightly shallower at 3″ tall x 4″ wide and the insert provides a neat holder for those chocolate eggs.

I decided to use Cadbury Oreo eggs for this project as they were a good match to the DSP, but Cadbury Creme Eggs would fit just as well.

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter 🐣 xx

MEASUREMENTS

BOX BASE

1 x piece of card stock measuring 10″ x 10″

Score at 3″ on all sides

BOX INSERT

1 x piece of card stock measuring 10″ x 5 3/8″

On LONG side, score at 3/4″, 4 5/8″, 5 3/8″, 9 1/4″

On SHORT side, score at 3/4″ – rotate 180 degrees, and score at 3/4″ again

BOX LID

1 x piece of cardstock measuring 7 1/16″ x 7 1/16″

Score at 1.5″ on all sides

To see how I made this Easter Project, click play on the video below:

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Gingham Gala Easter Bunny Pouches

When I spotted these adorable chocolate bunny paws in the supermarket, I couldn’t resist making these gorgeous Easter Bunny pouches to hold them. They couldn’t be simpler to make with the envelope punch board, and the finished size of the pouch measures 3″ x 4″.

I am so in love with that Easter bunny from Fable Friends and this time, I coloured him with crumb cake blends.

The gingham gala DSP is so perfect for Spring with its pattern and colour. I earned the matching ribbons during saleabration, but you could achieve a similar effect by colouring some whisper white ribbon with blends. This is also a really cost effective way of achieving ribbon to match your projects.

You can see how I made these Easter pouches by watching the video tutorial for my Beautiful Blizzard Snowflake treat pouches below – although the products used in the video are different, the method and dimensions are exactly the same.

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter xx

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Floral Romance Easter Crackers

With Easter looming, I have been thinking of our family Easter lunch and table decorations.

I wanted to add a little sophistication to my Easter table this year with these gorgeous Floral Romance Easter crackers. Crackers for Easter? Well why not! These crackers fit a box of mini eggs perfectly 🐣 although there’s room for a few sweet treats of your choice!

Although by nature I’m usually attracted to bright, bold colours, there’s such a soft, feminine elegance to these stunning papers. The spring colours are just beautiful and perfect for this time of year.

To see how I made my Easter crackers, click play on the video below.

Measurements

  • 1 x piece of DSP/cardstock measuring 7″ x 7.5″
  • If using bellyband wrap around cracker this piece must measure 7.5″ x 2.5″
  • on LONG side score at 1.5″, 3″, 4.5″, 6″
  • on SHORT side score at 1″, 1.5″, 2″ – rotate cardstock 180 degrees and score the same again

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Handmade Home Decor using Lovely Lipstick Foil

I have been refreshing my craft room in recent months and am totally in love with the stunning sale-a-bration Lovely Lipstick foil sheets. I love pink and this foil is just beautiful!

This home decor design is super simple but I love how few supplies you actually to need to make a beautiful addition like this to your home, and the best part is, it’s all handmade!

In person, the vibrant, lush foil looks fabulous against the crisp white background and frame. The white ornate frame is an old Heidi Swapp frame that I’ve been looking to re-purpose for some time, and I love how the bold pink words look in it.

Remember there is still time to earn this gorgeous foil paper for FREE when you place a £45 order in my online shop – but only until Sunday! xx

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Frosted Floral Gift Tags

I love the entire Frosted Floral Suite so making a set of Christmas tags using this beautiful set was a must!

I wanted to keep the colours and design of these tags less traditional and more feminine, whilst still being easy to replicate.

I opted for a rich razzleberry, blackberry bliss and gorgeous grape colour way, set against either a galvanized metallic or sparkle glimmer stitched circle.

I added a subtle silver foil sprig for some interest, and those boxwood wreath embellishments just pop against the tags. The iridescent wreath is currently on sale while stocks last so click on the picture of them below to go straight to my online shop!

Love the simplicity and winter berry colours of these tags, hope you do too xx

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Another Wonderful Year Christmas Gift Tag & Gift Box Set

This week is all about Christmas tags, and these ones are super cute and easy to put together. I love the stitched shapes framelits dies and how gorgeous these square ones look layered up together.

Although I stayed with a merry merlot/tranquil tide and copper theme throughout, I absolutely love the design break with the buffalo check background stamp. So beautiful, why did I wait so long to use it?!

Having made 6 gorgeous tags, I just had to make a matching box to hold them all in!

Click play on the video below to see how to make the buffalo check tag & tag box.

Hope you love this tag gift set as much as I do, thanks for stopping by today xx

MEASUREMENTS

TAG GIFT BOX BASE 

  • 1 x piece of cardstock 4-1/8″ x 7″
  • SCORE at 3/4″ on all 4 x sides

TAG GIFT BOX WRAP

  • 1 x piece of cardstock measuring 5-5/8″ x 7-3/4″
  • on LONG side score @ 2-3/4″, 3.5″, 6-1/4″, 7″

 

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Broadway Bound Father Christmas Bag

I am trying to be organized this year with Christmas presents and making all my own gift packaging, and wanted to make some Christmas treat bags for under the tree.

These bags are tall and sized to hold a 125g Lindt chocolate Father Christmas, but they are large enough to hold an abundance of most types of Christmas confectionary or maybe bottled gifts.

I wanted a change from Christmas DSP and it occurred to me that the Broadway Bound DSP could easily double up as Christmas Paper with all those beautiful Metallics.

Love these bags as an alternative, more contemporary take on a Father Christmas style bag.

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

MEASUREMENTS

  • Take a piece of DSP that measures 9″ x 10″
  • On the SHORT side, score @ 1-3/4″, 4-1/4″, 6″, 8.5″
  • On the LONG side, score @ 1-3/4″

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Frosted Floral Banner

I have LOVED this season’s Frosted Floral DSP and will miss it so much when it retires. Here in the UK, inventory is already very low so if it’s on your wish list make sure you order it soon!

I decided to make a banner with it so I can continue to admire this gorgeous paper long after it’s gone!

I chose blackberry bliss for my banner base as its a great match for the colours in my lounge and the colours of the baubles on my Christmas Tree.

One thing I haven’t used enough of until now, is that stunning tranquil tide glimmer paper. I love how elegant those large sparkly letters look in that beautiful colour way.

Really enjoyed trying my hand at some home decor for a change. Hope you like the way it turned out as much as I do.

Thanks for stopping by today xx

Onstage Swaps November 2018 – Mini Exploding Boxes

Last weekend was Onstage Local where we celebrated Stampin’ Up’s 30th Anniversary. I was able to meet with lots of other demonstrators, got sneak peaks of future product releases and of course, took part in the time honored tradition of swapping!

I had so much fun putting these mini exploding boxes together as my swaps, and whilst the concept is nothing new, I never get tired of the element of surprise they bring!

My mini treat boxes are designed to hold one Ferraro rocher.

Such a fabulous onstage event, I’m already excited about the next one! Thanks for stopping by today 😘

MEASUREMENTS

BOX

1 x piece of cardstock measuring 4.5″ x 4.5″

Score at 1.5″ & 3″

Rotate 90 degrees & score again at 1.5″ & 3″

LID

1 x piece of DSP measuring 3″ x 3″

Score at 3/4″ on all 4 sides

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