Friday, May 31, 2013

Pocket gift card, card!

The Colour Purple, that's the challenge this week at Polka Doodles,
we want to see all your purple projects !!!
I made a card that's a pocket gift card,
under the flap is a little pocket to pop in some money,
a voucher or a store gift card.
I used all papers and images from the CD Sugar Plum Daisy

This week at Polka Doodles its my turn to do a tutorial
so here are the instructions to make my gift card !
Please keep going there are lots of photos, hope fully not too many .....

You will need 
1 x A3 sheet white card
4 x A4 printed sheet and 4 contrasting plain sheets card
Double sided tape,
Edge punch of your choice, ribbon

This is VERY easy to make but please forgive the long "how to" !!

As its difficult to cut A3 sized card I made my card in the following way.
Take the A3 sheet and cut 3" off the shorter side( A4 side).

  From the right hand side (along the A4 side)
Score 2.5" - this will be the flap of the pocket.
From that score line score 5.5"
Fold along both lines so the smaller piece is inside.
You should now have a 5.5" long length of card !
While it is folded. Along the long side cut 5.5"
You should now have a 5.5" square card, with flap for the pocket.
There is enough left to cut another from the folded card.

Take the 3" piece of white card you cut off the A3 sheet
This is going to be the wrap around the card. 
I used a Martha Stewart punch to edge mine.
Now score 4 10/16" from the left and  1.5" from the right.
Take a contrasting colour card and patterned paper.
Cut the card 12 10/16" x 2 2/16"
Cut the paper 12 10/16" x 1 14/16"
so that they layer nicely on the white card.
widths may be different with different use of edge punches.

Cut 4 x 5 1/4" x5 1/4" squares of the contrasting card (mine is purple)
Cut 4 x 5" x 5" sqaures of patterned paper
For the pocket:
Cut 1 x 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" piece of contrasting card
Cut 1 x 2" x 5" piece of patterned paper

Layer up all the pieces and attach the two of the squares to the inside of the card.
Put a thin strip of double sided tape on the inside of the pocket

Stick down the to squares for what will be the front and back of the card 
and the piece for the outside of the pocket.

Fold over the pocket flap and stick into position.

Along the back of the card attach the warp in place.

 Along the back of the card again put a piece of double sided tape

Attach a piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around the card and tie in a bow.

Turn it all over, fold together, add your money, etc into the pocket
 and tie the ribbon in place.
You can now either leave it as is or embellish the outer more.

Hope you like it !!
Happy crafting.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Its all in a name.

This framed name picture was made
by using the alphabet and butterflies from Picknix 1 CD.
I used a frame I got from the car boot cheap,
cover the marks with butterflies !
Added flowers and glittered them with my Stickles!
(I had to use these to cover up a join line in the paper ...
the frame was a little larger than the paper, but it works !
I used my Marianne die for the leaves.

It was propped up ready to be photographed when Caitlyn came home
and she just went WOW !
So glad she likes it !! Pink really isn't her colour !!
happy crafting !

Friday, May 24, 2013


This week over at Polka Doodles the challenge is
We would love to see your projects using die cuts.

I made my card shape using my Spellbinder dies.
The image is actually two images merged together
From the amazing Frederica CD.
Papers and sentiment are also from the CD.
For my flowers I used a Marianne die LR0111,
the leaves and swirl are also Marianne dies are 
I edged them with distress inks and 
added sticklers glitter for some pizzaz!

Hope you like it!
Happy crafting.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fairy time !!

Well I finally got to play today !
Its a strange day, hail, rain and sunshine !!
Still it can pour down while I craft !!!
Not sure my plants like it tho ....

Oh I love my new Angelica CD!
I used two of the Fairy's and made these.

 I made the card with my Marianne die, 
used my new La La Land banner die,
added some flowers and glitter.

Oh how I love these images !
I know a little girl that will be getting 
one of these for her birthday !

Hope you like them.
Happy crafting.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Presents under the tree

This week at the Christmas Card Club its Hazels challenge
Feature a creature !!
Well this card I hope is ok as its got a cat on it but its not the main feature .....
The image is from Wild Rose, papers are from Nitwits 
and of course  I used my tree decs I get to make cards with !!
(the snow flake and tree) 
Punch is a Martha Stewart and Swirl is Cheery Lynn.

Hope you like it !!!
I even made a box for this card and wrapped it in tissue paper.
Happy crafting !

Friday, May 17, 2013

Spring at last!

I have made a desk tidy and a card !
The challenge this week over at Polka Doodles is ....

To me spring is the pinks, purples, of tulips and crocus's; yellow of the daffs ...
Oh how I love spring !
So I decided to use this lovely paper
to cover some boxes.
I used a Punch to make the edges look pretty,
and added some ribbon!

Caitlyn came home, saw it and now she has it in her room !!

I also got inspired by a card my blog friend Katina made this week.
A CAS card.
Spring is when daisies start to grow so I made a CAS card too.
The image is from the CD Candy Doodles;
sentiment from Picknix 1
Hope you like them !
Happy crafting !

Friday, May 03, 2013

Place Card

Ok, I got inspired by the challenge this week at Polka Doodles 
making something other than a card 
and I so love the new Fredericka CD. 
That I got playing and came up with this place card. 
I thought that I would try to use something 
I had in the house that was for another purpose. 
This is made from a Bulldog clip really used for clipping papers together !  
I covered it in paper and cut out one of the pre-coloured images from the CD (re-sizing). I added some bling, tied some ribbon in a bow at the back of the place card (after all some-one sees the back!). 

For the name card I used a Spellbinder die cutting it out over a printed picture and name, 
used distress inks, added a butterfly and voila ! VERY quick to make and so easy !
My daughter loves it !! 
Infact she saw and wanted to make one too !!!
which of course she did.
Here is hers !!

Hope you like it !
Right what else can I make ............. !!!

Watering Can boxes

This week the challenge over at Polka Doodles is ...
So I had a look around my discs and various
templates I could find and this is what I came up with.
Watering can gift boxes

I made the one with the purple handles first to test the template.
ooh it was sooooooo easy to make.
I used the beautiful paper from the CD Back to Nature
It really didn't need anything else adding to it !

Then I decided to go wild and do one I could decorate with my dies !
this time  I used a beautiful blue paper with butterflies on.
From the CD Cherry Blossom Lane
The idea being it would look like the butterflies were flying in the sky
to go with my "picutre" I created around the can.

I used various Marianne dies to create the effect.
Fence from LR0205
Bird and Grass from LR0204
Ivy and Bird House from LR0206

Of course I had to use my Stickles to glitter up the butterflies
and add gems for pizzaz !

Hope you like them !
I know there are lots of pictures so thank you for 
your patience and getting this far ! 
The next pic is the last honest !
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Lets Party !!

Well I started out thinking I would make a coaster ........
totally not what I made !!

I am not even having a party !!
But I thought I would have a go at a center stepper card.
And I love the papers and images
from the CD Fredericka so much.

All the papers are from the CD and I used all
of the pre-coloured images on the CD too.
Fence and grass are Marianne Dies.
I cut the bunting by hand, not sure why as I have three different dies
I could have used !!! Ah well !!!
The windows I coloured using my pro-markers and then
put the paper curtains over them.

Hope you like it !!
My daughter saw it and now wants them as party invites
for her birthday ............. what did I start !!
Happy crafting