Sizzix – Mothers Day Flowers

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Yesterday I posted over on the Sizzix Blog a project I had been working on for Mother’s Day.

A Jar Full Of Flowers.

A Jar Full of Flowers.

As promised here is the tutorial!

1.  Die-cut 3 layers for 8 flowers from coordinating papers, fold along the score lines.

2.  Adhere all the layers together.

3.  Die-cut the centre of the flower, adhere to a coordinating colour of cardstock and trim around.

4. Punch a hole through the centre of the flower and the cardstock circle.

5.  Thread the straw through the hole.

6.  To decorate the jar use a glue gun to attach Brown string, then wrap it around the jar.  Again attach at the top with a glue gun.

7.  Add a strip of coordinating patterned paper 4cm wide.

8.  Fill the bottom of the jar with tissue paper and embellish with ribbon.

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And here is the finished item.

As always if you have any questions regarding this project please leave me a message.

Project Product List

Sizzix Bigz Die Flower Layers 8
Echo Park 6 x 6 ” Paper Pack – Beautiful Life
Echo Park 12 x 12″ Paper – Beautiful Life
Brown String
Ribbon
Twine Adhesive stones.

 

Until next time…

Happy Crafting x

 

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Masterpiece Monday – Personalised Notebook

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Good Morning and welcome to my Masterpiece Monday. No before you ask I’ve not gone mad I am just super busy working on a HUGE commission and so I didn’t get around to posting yesterday. What with that and half term it is a crazy place in Skilton Towers but please bear with me!! If I go silent for a couple of days I am still here, just locked in my craft room working away!!

So today I am going to share with you a notebook, that is very simple to make but very effective.

Personalised Notebook

Products

Blank Nootbook
12 x 12″ Paper – Sycamore Street – Stampin Up!
Cardstock – Blue, Purple, Orange and White
Mason Jar Stamp – Stampin Up
Butterfly Punch
Alphabet Die – Abracadabra – Do Crafts
Coloured Ribbon
The Steps

Step 1
Take your blank notebook and cut a piece of Blue cardstock slightly smaller so that it sits on the notebook.

Personalised Notebook #1

Step 2
Take a piece of patterned paper and trim just smaller than the Blue cardstock so that it can be mounted on top.

Personalised Notebook #2

Step 3
Take a piece of White cardstock and stamp the Mason Jar onto it. Using the framelet die cut out the mason jar.

Personalised Notebook #3

Step 4
Cut a scallop and a scallop circle large enough to place the Mason Jar on.

Personalised Notebook #4

Step 5
Punch out lots of butterflies in matching colours.

Personalised Notebook #5

Step 6
Attach all of the above to your blank notebook.

Personalised Notebook #6

Step 7
Add your chosen text.

Personalised Notebook #7

 

I love hearing from you all so please feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions about this or any of my other creations!

Happy crafting x

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Creating With Cutting Files – Valentines Sweetie Bag

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Happy Sunday, I hope you’re all well and enjoying the weekend!

Ok, so I know Valentines Day is over but I couldn’t resist this cute little bag which I found here.

This would be a fabulous file to use as wedding favours or even party bags.

Valentines Sweetie Bag #1

Products

12 x 12 Paper – Echo Park – Madly, Deeply
Twine
Acitate

The Steps

Step 1
Download the file to your Silhouette software. I kept the sizes the same, so basically once you have downloaded it all you need to do is send it to be cut.

Valentines Sweetie Bag #2

Step 2
Once it is cut it will look like this.

Valentines Sweetie Bag #3

Step 3
Score where all the score lines are.

Valentines Sweetie Bag #4

Step 4
Cut a piece of acitate large enough to cover the heart.

Valentines Sweetie Bag #5

Step 5
Using double sided tape adhere to the inside of the bag.

Valentines Sweetie Bag #6

Step 6
Fill with sweets and add some matching twine through the holes. Tie in a bow.

Valentines Sweetie Bag #7

 

Please feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions about this or any of my other creations.

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Saturday Sketch #4

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Good Morning!

I hope your looking forward to a wonderful weekend. I can’t believe it is Saturday already! That means only one thing, it is the day for another Saturday Sketch!

Today’s sketch can be used for both masculine and feminine cards. I have gone for the pretty girlie theme, but I would love to see what you can create in a masculine theme.

If you do use the sketch please feel free to share it with me so that I can feature it on my blog or Facebook page.  You can click on the sketch image below to download the PDF version!

Saturday Sketch #4

 Saturday Sketch #4

Products

8 x 8 ” White Scalloped Card
12 x 12″ Paper – Papermania Vintage Notes
X Cut Nesting Dies – Star
Brown Ink
Ribbon
Paper Straw
X Cut Alphabet Die – Abracadabra

The Steps

Step 1
Trim a piece of patterned paper just smaller then the White Scalloped Card, trim another piece about 1cm smaller than the first, ink the edges of both and adhere to the card.

Step 2
Die cut the large star and score at each point to create a 3D star, adhere the paper straw to the back and attach this to the card. Add a large bow from organza ribbon. Cut out a ticket from the Vintage Notes Paper and adhere underneath the bow.

Step 3
Die cut the text and adhere in place.

Please feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions about this or any of my other creations.

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Masterpiece Monday – Thrifty Makes Button Board

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This week I have been looking at all sorts of ways to jazz up items that are really not that pretty.  I have discovered so many things that each month I am going to have a Thrifty Thursday and explore ways to alter items.  This is exactly what I have done with this pin board that I found in the pound shop.  It was so simple to create and yet such a stunning effect!

I would just like to mention that the pictures towards the end are a bit shadow filled as I ended up working into the evening and really struggled with the lighting. Roll on summer months!

I will be back on the first Thursday of next month to share with you another thrifty make!

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo

Products

Pin Board – I found mine in the local pound shop.
Buttons – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Stripes – Again these are only £3.00 for a huge bag!
12 x 12″ Paper – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Strips
Ribbon – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Strips
Bows – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Strips
Paper Flowers – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Strips
Twine – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Strips
Alphabet Die – Do Crafts X Cut Alphabet Die – Abracadabra
Border Punch – Do Crafts X Cut Leafy Lace Border Punch

The Steps

Step 1
Start off with the blank board and lots of buttons of different shapes and colours.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #1

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #2

Step 2
Using patterned paper cover the white board part so that it fits exactly.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #3

Step 3
Start covering the frame around the board with buttons.  Adhere them with a hot glue gun and make sure some overlap so that you are left with no gaps.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #4

Step 4
Work your way around the whole board.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #5

Step 5
Once it is covered it will look something like this.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #6

Step 6
Die cut the words Just A Note from pastel coloured cardstock.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #7

Step 7
Then adhere to spotty patterned paper.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #8

Step 8
Layer into coloured cardstock and punch the bottom edge to give it some decoration.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #9

Step 9
Add a ribbon border and a bow.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #10

Step 10
Adhere this section to the centre of the patterned paper section of the board.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #11

Step 11
Add a flower to embellish with a button in the centre, tie some twine through the button to add a bit of decoration.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #12

Step 12
Add some bows amongst the buttons and a twine bow to the pin board section.

Thrifty Makes Button Board Photo #13


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Plan where you are going to stick the buttons so that you don’t end up with a large block of colour or lots of the same sized buttons in one place.

 

Please feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions about this or any of my other creations.

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Cutting Crafty Creations

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Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #13

Today I wanted to start looking at all of the wonderful things you can make with cutting machines. I am the very proud owner of the Silhouette Cameo and a Cricut machine and in all honesty I really don’t use them enough so I am going to be doing some Sunday posts looking at all of the projects you can create with these amazing machines.

This week I have been creating lots of Valentines themed projects so to keep up with the Lurrrveee theme I have made a gumball machine and decorated it for Valentines Day!

This project is fairly simple once you find where all the pieces need to go. Hopefully this tutorial will help a little!

Products

2 x 12 x 12″ Cardstock
12 X 12 ” Paper – My Minds Eye –  Love Me
Ribbon
Nesting Dies – Butterfly, Heart, Scalloped Heart

The Steps

Step 1
Using your Silhouette software you need to sort the images into what is cut from Cardstock and what is cut from patterned paper.  When you get the file, it will not all be on the page as you can see.  I have placed below  two pages to be cut from cardstock.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #1 Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #2

Step 2
Next you need to cut these images from patterned paper.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #3

Step 3
Starting with these two pieces you need to attach them together to create this box shape.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #4 Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #5

Step 4
Next you need to piece the second part together as shown below.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #6 Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #7

Step 5
You now simply need to tuck the in at the top to make the box stonger and fold the bottom to create the drawer. You will then end up with this:

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #8

Step 6
Next comes the fun part when the gumball machine can be decorated.  I added all of the patterned paper and then added a strip of ribbon around the lid.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #9

Step 7
Die cut one scalloped heart and one heart and adhere to the top of the gumball machine lid.  Add a flower embellishment.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #10

Step 8
Die cut another two scalloped hearts and two hearts and adhere to each side of the box.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #11

Step 9
Add the sentiment to the front and die cut the butterfly to decorate.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #12


 

Please feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions about this or any of my other creations!

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Saturday Sketch #3

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Here is the third of my Saturday Sketch Posts!

The sketch this week follows a valentines theme, although it could be used for a loved one or a wedding.

The three hearts are the main focal point.  This sketch would look great turned so that the hearts were at the bottom.

Please feel free to use the sketches as you please but if you share the image please link back to my website. You can click on the sketch image below to download the PDF version!

Saturday Sketch #3

Saturday Sketch #2

Products

Kraft Card
12 x 12″ Paper – My Minds Eye – Love Me
Nesting Dies – Heart
Alphabet Dies – XCut Abracadabra
Ribbon

The Steps

Step 1
Trim and score kraft card so that it creates an 8 x 8″ card.

Step 2
Trim a piece of Red cardstock just smaller than the card and adhere the patterned paper to it.

Step 3
Fix the ribbon in place.

Step 4
Die cut 3 hearts from 3 sizes.

Step 5
Layer them on top of each other using 3D foam pads.

Step 6
Cut a piece of Kraft card 9.5cm x 19cm and layer the patterned paper on top. Adhere the hearts to it evenly.

Step 7
Add the sentiment and add a bow to the ribbon.


 

Please email me any pictures and I will share them on my blog as I love to see what you have created! Please feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions about this or any of my other creations.

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Masterpiece Monday – We Have Valentines Day Pegged!

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Welcome to a very late Masterpiece Monday!!  I have been busy having a refurbishment on the craft room so have not managed to get back in there until today!  I will be sharing pictures of this later in the week but today I would like to share a large decorative Peg I have made for Valentines Day.  This would make a lovely gift to give a partner with a picture of the two of you or the children.

Valentines Day Peg Photo #1

Supplies

Product List

Large Wooden Peg
12 x 12″ Paper – Bo Bunny – Love Me
Marker Pens
Coloured Cardstock
Ribbon
Twine
Small Heart Punch
The Steps

Step 1
Take the peg and cover both sides with your chosen patterned paper. Remember that to use your peg as a photograph or note holder you will need to stick any patterned paper upside down as this is the way the peg stands.
Valentines Day Peg Step #1

Step 2
Print and colour the image, I have coloured mine using Promarkers.
Valentines Day Peg Step #2

Step 3
Die cut a circle and a scalloped circle and mount the image onto these.
Valentines Day Peg Step #3

Step 4
Add ribbon to the back of the scalloped circle. Adhere a bow with Twine and a punched Heart to decorate.
Valentines Day Peg Step #4

Step 5
Cut another Scalloped Circle and adhere to the back to cover the workings.
Valentines Day Peg Step #5

Step 6
Using adhesive attach the circle with image to the peg.
Valentines Day Peg Step #6

 

Valentines Day Peg Photo #2

I always love hearing from you so please leave your comments.  If you have any questions please contact me.

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Saturday Sketch #2

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Welcome to the second of the Saturday Sketch Posts! Today the post has a Valentine feel to it.

Please feel free to use the sketches as you please but if you share the image please link back to my website. You can click on the sketch image below to download the PDF version!

Saturday Sketch #2
As you can see I have made the heart 3D to give the card some depth.

Saturday Sketch #2

Products

12 X 12″ Paper – Echo Park – Love Me
Red cardstock
Turquoise cardstock
Grey cardstock
Twine
Bunting Punch – Stampin’ Up!
Mini Heart Punch – Stampin’ Up!
X Cut Nesting Die – Scalloped Heart, Heart
The Steps

Step 1
Trim Turquoise cardstock slightly smaller than the 8 x 8″ Scalloped Card.  Layer the Love Paper on top.

Step 2
Cut a Square of Red Card 11cm x 11cm and mat the Heart Paper onto it.

Step 3
Cut another square from Red cardstock 13.5cm x 13.5cm.  Layer on it Grey cardstock and then the Check paper.

Step 4
Adhere the 2 squares to the base square.

Step 5
Die cut 1 Scalloped Heart from Grey cardstock, 2 Hearts from Turquoise cardstock and one Heart from Red cardstock.  Score all the hearts apart from the Scalloped Heart through the centre and adhere together.

Step 6
Cut four flags of bunting and adhere to the card base as shown in the sketch.  Use Twine bows at either end, and punch hearts to go in between each flag.

Step 7
Wrap Twine around the centre of the square where the Heart will sit.  Adhere the Heart to the centre of the Square.

Step 8
Add the Love Me sentiment.

Step 9
Adhere the base to the Blank White Scalloped Card.

As always I love seeing your creations! Please email me any pictures and I will share them on my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions about this or any of my other creations.

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Masterpiece Monday – Magnetic Peg Clips

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Hello and welcome to my Masterpiece Monday!

Masterpiece Monday - Magnetic Peg Clips Photo #1

Do you remember I made a Sticky Note Holder a couple of weeks ago?  Well today I am making some magnetic pegs to use on your fridge to hold notes etc.  They match the Note Holder perfectly so would be great to put together and give as a gift.  If you are using these to give as a gift why not display them in a clear poly bag to give it that professional finish?

Supplies

Product List
Wooden Clothes Pegs
12 x 12″ Paper – Echo Park – Country Drive Range
Tonic Punches – Flower
Butterfly Punch
Coloured Cardstock
Adhesive Stones
Ribbon Bows
Ladybird Button

The Steps

Step 1
Take 5 standard size wooden clothes pegs.
Masterpiece Monday - Magnetic Peg Clips Photo #1

Step 2
Cut 2 strips of paper measuring 7.2cm x 1cm for each peg.
Masterpiece Monday - Magnetic Peg Clips Photo #2

Step 3
Cover the back of each strip with Red double sided tape.
Masterpiece Monday - Magnetic Peg Clips Photo #3

Step 4
Repeat with all 5 pegs
Masterpiece Monday - Magnetic Peg Clips Photo #4

Step 5
Punch 6 flowers using Tonic Punches. Each completed flower requires 3 punched flowers.
Masterpiece Monday - Magnetic Peg Clips Photo #5

Step 6
Curl the petals on each flower and join together.  Add an adhesive stone to the centre.
Masterpiece Monday - Magnetic Peg Clips Photo #6

Step 7
Punch out 2 butterflies.
Masterpiece Monday - Magnetic Peg Clips Photo #7

Step 8
Embellish the pegs with the flowers and butterflies as shown. For the other pegs add a bow or any other embellishments you like.
Masterpiece Monday - Magnetic Peg Clips Photo #8

Step 9
Cut 1cm squares from the magnetic strip and adhere to the back of the peg.
Masterpiece Monday - Magnetic Peg Clips Photo #9

Step 10
Trim a piece of Kraft Card 12cm x 7cm.
Masterpiece Monday - Magnetic Peg Clips Photo #10

Step 11
Add the pegs to the card to display.
Masterpiece Monday - Magnetic Peg Clips Photo #11

 

I would love to hear your comments and as usual if you have any questions please contact me.

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