Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Christmas Crowns - Quick, Simple yet Stylish

Hi Everyone

We are all busy, busy, busy whether working or running the home or both!.  So we know how hard it is to fit in lots of crafting!!  So we thought we would show you a quick and simple card that would be easy to make in a hurry.

Ingredients Used: -

A4 Black Tapestry Card
Gold Mirri Card
Dandie Crafts Crown Embellishments

  1. Cut tapestry to 20cm x 21cm and fold in half to form card blank.
  2. Cut gold nirri card to 6.2cm x 19cm and adhere to centre of card front.
  3. Cut a peice of tapestry card to 18.5 cm x

Hunkydory - Mr Robin Redbreast Collection 4 ways

Hi Everyone

We expect every crafter is either thinking about their Christmas cards or are already half-way through making them so today Debbie has taken a Hunkydory Christmas Topper pack and used it in 4 ways showing how versatile just one pack can be.  And as you can get so many cards made using all your bits and bobs in your crafting stash, what brilliant value they are too.

Mistletoe Card

  1. Score a piece of A4 card in half or use an A5 pre-scored card blank.
  2. Stick red gingham paper to card front and trim to fit.
  3. Cut a rectangle of ruby vintage card and a larger mat from plain white card.
  4. Before you adhere the ruby card to the larger mat - colour the edges by inking with Bundled Sage Distress Ink.
  5. Trim out the toppers from the Mr Robin Redbreast sheet.  Arrange all your elements before sticking anything down to make sure you are happy with the layout.
  6. Stick down the rectangular mat first and then stick the red ribbon half-way between the bottom of mat and bottom of card.
  7. Arrange the 2 circular toppers as shown.
  8. Using Bundled Sage Distress Ink - colour the die-cut mistletoe and adhere to card.
  9. Finish with self adhesive pearls as berries on mistletoe.

Baubles Card

  1. Fold gingham card from pack in half.
  2. Trim out toppers from sheet and decide where you want them but do not stick down yet.
  3. Using peel-off chain borde,r centre and stick down above bauble topper making sure the lower end of the chain finishes behind baubles.
  4. Now stick the baubles onto the card using foam pads/glue gel to create depth.
Red Glitter Corner Card

  1. Fold red bordered cream backing card from pack in half.
  2. Stick Mr Robin Redbreast topper in the centre of the card - used as a landscape card.
  3. Die cut corner and greeting from red glitter card and stick to card.
Square Twiggy Card

  1. Starting with square card blank (approx 6" x 6") using a corner rounder - round off upper right and lower left corners.
  2. Ink card base with Bundled Sage Distress Ink using either Cut 'n' Dry Foam or Ink Duster brushes.
  3. Immediately dust the inked card with green mica powder from Imagination Crafts Nature Set.
  4. Die-cut the twig wreath (Memory Box) from white card and colour with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
  5. Trim out toppers from sheet.  To make the most from your twiggy wreath die-cut trim out a section and set aside to use later as corner embellishments.
  6. Place Mr Robin Redbreast topper in centre of card and place large twiggy wreath section to top left making sure the cut away section is hidden under the centre topper.  Stick down when happy with position.  Stick the circular greeting to the bottom right of the centre topper and raise on foam pads for depth.
  7. Cut a small corner from red gingham paper and stick to the bottom right-hand and cut the remaining section of twiggy wreath into 2 and adhere to top right and bottom left corners as shown.
  8. Finally, using red stickles glitter glue decorate the large twiggy wreath with berries.

We hope you enjoy these projects.

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Friday, 7 September 2012

Sneak Peek - New Darice Embossing Folder - Travel

Hi Everyone

Today we would like to share a project we have made using the new Darice Travel embossing folder which is due in store very soon.

We love our embossing folders as they are so versatile whether you simply emboss and sand or use with inks etc.  We have just embossed this time.

Ingredients Used: -
A4 300gsm Smooth Card x 2 - to make 8" x 8" card base
12" x 12" Coredinations Card - 2 toning colours
Darice Travel Embossing Folder
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Die cuts - cut on eCraft using Webdings Font
What We Did: -
  1. First make an 8" x 8" card base with A4 white card - cut one piece to 8" x 8" and the other piece at 8" x 8 1/2" scoring this part 8" mark.  Join both pieces together to form card blank.
  3. Cut a piece of core'dination card to 7 3/4" x 7 3/4" square and mat onto front of card base. Using same colour card use folder to emboss design.
  5. Using embossing folder place the second colour cardstock into folder with textured side facing up and emboss.  Cut to size to form large tag and sand lightly.
  7. Take the lighter colour and cut out the individual elements from embossed design.  Adhere these to front of card.  This will give you a faux embossed look for the background.
  8. Punch hole in top of tag, add ribbons and adhere to card.
  9. Add die cut elements in contrasting colour to finish.

We have used the eCraft and Webdings font to cut plane, boat and map.  The Eiffel Tower was cut using an SVGcuts file.
We hope you enjoy this project.
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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Butterfly Spiral is a winner!!

Hi Everyone

Today we thought we would share this with you.  Annie B is a winner!!

Hi Both

Just to let you see a card I made that Mandy taught us how to do ages ago, and which I love.

I entered it into the handicraft section of a local Horticultural Show last Saturday - and won 1st prize with it!

As far as I'm concerned this card has always been a winner - as I have made loads of them and they are always very popular.

Love from Annie B xx

Well done Annie B - as usual it's a stunner!!

Here's to your next winning entry.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

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