Thursday, 23 October 2008

Blog Candy from Rach

Rach is giving away some Whiff of Joy blog candy HERE, check it out for a chance to win.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Business Card Holder

I have a business card holder for when I do fayres and the likes, but thought it might actually be nicer if I made my own for when I leave cards in shops etc. So, I had a play and came up with this:

I used Kanban Vintage Deco 300gsm card, and you can see from the second picture that I made the template a panel longer at each end (that's the back and the smaller bit at the front) so that it could be folded over to cover the joins. This way there's pattern on the back as well as the inside.

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Birthday Cards

This first card was really quick and easy, but it actually looks quite smart in real life. The base is black cs (A4), and on that I have a mat of red with the oriental paper. Then I have matted Core'dinations cs on some more red. The image is a peel off that I thought I would use as I'm trying to use them all up (but it's hard, cos I hate using them now!). I finished with three gold mini brads.

*CASEd from Julie

For the second card I used blue A4 cs for the base and cut it down to make it square. The dp is from the Dovecrafts Masculine 12x12 pack and I have edged this with a strip of blue, which I trimmed with a wavy edged cutting blade and then faux stitched using a machine and white Sakura Glaze pen. The greeting panel is the same cs as used for the base and strip, and the greeting itself is another peel off coloured using peel off markers. Again I finished with 3 mini brads.

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Sunday, 5 October 2008

Hanging Christmas Decorations

This will only be a quick post as I have too much stuff to do, and not enough time in which to do it!

I made another of these decorations using coasters today. This time I used paper from Anita's 'Classic Xmas Blue' 6x6 pack, and silver ribbon with a Christmas greeting on it. The letters are the same as before, again embossed with silver. I have to say these letters are great to work with, I'll definitely be buying more (from HERE)

Sorry about the picture, the weather's been horrible and dull so it's hard to get a good one :(

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Saturday, 4 October 2008

Gift Voucher/Money Wallets

These money wallets or gift voucher holders were really simple to make, but I think it's much nicer to put cash etc in something like this.... I think it makes it feel more like a present!

The two Christmas wallets are made with Papermania 'A Wonderful Christmas Time' papers, and misc cs. The 'Merry Christmas' part was cut from another of these sheets and matted on the same cs as the wallet and band are made from. I finished the band with some green grosgrain ribbon.

The second uses the same paper pack, but this time I used my square scallop punch with an image from another sheet. This one is slightly larger as originally I made them to fit up to a £50 note, but figured if they are DL size, they could be put into an envelope easier if you wanted to mail them, and they would be more likely to fi a shop voucher too.

The final one uses paper from my favourite pack, Dovecraft 8x8 Retro Flowers. The wallet is made in the same way but has a grosgrain ribbon tie instead. I've attached the ribbon to the back of the wallet with dst.

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I finally found somewhere that sells white coasters (as opposed to the printed ones I used to have to use that showed through!), so I did some experimenting:

I covered both sides with dp from Papermania 'A Wonderful Christmas Time' set. I sanded the edges and punched holes using my Crop-o-dile, and added red eyelets. I threaded red grosgrain through, using dst to secure it on the back. The letters are chipboard, covered with Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder - these came from Handy Hippo and are 1 1/2" tall.

For this pen holder, I again covered both sides of the coasters with dp from the Dovecraft Masculine set. I sanded them and then used ribbon to join the sides (the holes were made with the larger side of he crop-o-dile). The base was stuck on using Diamond Glaze, and the dividers were added at the end.

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A Couple of Birthday Cards

These were for 3 year old twins.

For this one I used Dovecraft Retro Flower dp layered on yellow Core'dinations cs. I used the ticket punch and added an eyelet to each corner. I stamped 'Lola with Bird' from Funky Kits, and paper pieced her dress and hat. I coloured the rest using Whispers pastel markers. This I matted onto red Core'dinations cs, and then onto yellow - and also layered the name in the same way. I coloured the brads to match the dp, and added a flower and spotted brad.

The second card uses another dp from the Dovecraft Retro Flowers pack, layered on pink Core'dinations cs. I stamped 'Lola with Flowers', watercoloured her and layered her on green cs. I finshed the fron off with the lettering and some ribbon.

The inside of the card uses some more of the same paper, with a panel of cs with the white for a message.

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