Thursday, 17 October 2019

How to Make a Gift Box from a Card! VIDEO


Hi Friends! I've been so looking forward to sharing today's project with you! Did you know that you can make a gift box from our pre-printed cards? I first learned how to do this years ago, with a card kit Stampin' Up! offered (called "Everyday Elegance") and a tutorial from Julie Davison. The measurements will differ depending on the size of card you use, but once you make one, you'll be able to figure out how to make gift boxes out of any size card. 

For today's project, I'm using our "Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & Envelopes". These cards measure 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" when folded. Check out my video tutorial for this fun project and the measurements are posted for you below. Also, if you're interested in making the caramel popcorn, I've shared the recipe for you on my recipe page! 

For a printable PDF of this tutorial - AND the recipe - click here.




Measurements & Instructions:

  1. Place the 6 1/4" edge of the card along the top of the Simply Scored tool and score all the way down at the 1 1/8" mark with a stylus.
  2. Without moving the card, score all the way down at the 5 1/8" mark. 
  3. Turn card 90' to line up the 8 1/2" edge to the top of the scoring tool. Make sure the pattern side of the card is to the right.
  4. Score at the 2" mark down to the previously scored line. Move to 5 1/4" mark and score down to the previously scored line. Flip the card over and repeat the above scoring. You're scoring is done!
  5. Cut the along the score lines on each side of the card to create flaps. Completely cut away the 2" tabs on each corner, as shown in video.
  6. Add Tear & Tape Adhesive to the flaps, fold up the card panels to adhere together and you now have a gift box!
  7. Decorate as desired and fill your box with a little gift for someone special!
* For the trimmed edge, cut a 1” x 6 ½” strip of Very Vanilla card stock with Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and glue inside the front edges of box. Trim off any excess ends.

Make a coordinating card to go along with your gift box, using the same card base and a pre-printed design from the "Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack"! I simply added a strip of ribbon, popped up the "Warmest Wishes" card with Stampin' Dimensionals and added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the words. An adorable reindeer from the stick sheets finished this card off perfectly. No stamping - just quick, easy and FAST card that is beautiful and ready to give! 

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Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!

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Monday, 14 October 2019

"Merry Christmas to All" Card Tutorial


Hi Friends! It's a holiday long weekend, here in Canada, for our Thanksgiving. My heart is full of gratitude for many blessings - not just because it's Thanksgiving - but every day. If you're celebrating North of the Border too - ENJOY!

While I should be sharing an "Autumn" card today, reflecting the season, I actually have a Christmas card instead. This is my card for our "Leaders Project Sheet" group, which is due tomorrow - so I thought I'd best get it made and the tutorial done up! If you would like a printable PDF of today's card project, just click here.

Instructions:
1. Fold Crumb Cake card stock in half to create card base.
2. Tap Whisper White ink pad onto Stylish Scroll embossing folder and place 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Crumb Cake card stock on top. Run through die cut/emboss machine. Wrap ribbon around centre then glue to front of card.
3. Cut Real Red card stock with heart die and glue to card.
4. Place 4 ¼” x 3” piece of Crumb Cake card stock onto stamparatus and hold in position with magnet. Place sentiment from “Merry Christmas to All” onto paper, pick up with lid, then stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink until desired darkness.
5. Ink holly image from “Christmas is Gleaming” set with Sahara Sand and stamp, overlapping slightly onto of sentiment. Colour with watercolor pencils and blender pen. Cut with Stitched Rectangle Die and place onto card front with dimensionals.
6. Add a Real Red ribbon bow/knot, securing into place with Mini Glue Dots.
7. Use Fine-tip Glue on holly and berries and add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
8. Spritz card with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (mixed with 70% rubbing alcohol).

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I hope you enjoyed today's card! It's been a few days since I posted on my blog (I'm still busy catering to the tuna charters - though I did get to join a fishing charter this past week, which was a lot of fun) and my days have been pretty full. Now that my card and project sheet are done, I'm heading outside to stack wood and enjoy the nice day and fresh air! I also have some new videos coming your way this week too.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING & HAPPY STAMPING!

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Thursday, 10 October 2019

Most Wonderful Time Framed Card Tutorial


Supplies:
  • Most Wonderful Time Project Medley (150705)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730); Real Read (102482); Gold Foil Paper (146958)
  • Stamp Pads – Real Red ( 147084); Versa Mark (102283)
  • Misc. Embossing Buddy (103083); Gold Embossing Powder (109129); Heat Tool (129053); Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders (152325); Foam Adhesive Strips (141825); Snail Adhesive (104332); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Measurements:
  • Whisper White (4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5 ½” & 3 ½” x 4 ½” & 3 ½” x 1 ½”)
  • Real Red ( 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”)
  • White & Gold Star Paper from the Most Wonderful Time Project Medley (2 ¾” x 3 ¾”)
  • Red & White Star Paper from the Most Wonderful Time Project Medley (4 ¼” x 5 ½”)
  • Green & Gold Star Paper from the Most Wonderful Time Project Medley (2 ½” x 3 ½”)
  • Gold Foil Paper scrap
Instructions:

  1. Fold the Whisper White Cardstock (4 1/4" x 11") in half to create card base.
  2. Glue the Red & White Star Paper to the card front.
  3. Rub the embossing buddy over the green & gold star paper, stamp the tree in Versamark ink.
  4. Pour Gold Embossing powder over the tree and tap off excess powder and heat set.
  5. Cut the tree out with the coordinating Most Wonderful Time die and glue the tree to the center of the white and gold star paper.
  6. Cut out the Whisper White Cardstock 3 ½” x 4 ½” with the rectangle Heirloom Frames Die.
  7. Emboss the frame with the rectangle 3D Heirloom Frames embossing folder.
  8. Run strips of the Foam Adhesive around the backside of the frame and adhere to the white and gold star paper.
  9. Glue the white & gold star paper to the Real Red cardstock and then glue the Real Red to the center of the card.
  10. Stamp the packages in Real Red ink on the Whisper White Cardstock (3 ½” x 1 ½”).
  11. Run the embossing buddy over packages and stamp the bows with Versamark Ink and pour the Gold Embossing Powder over the top, tap off excess and heat set.
  12. Cut out the packages with the coordinating die.
  13. Glue one package to the lower right-hand side of the tree and another package to the left of it with dimensionals.
  14. Cut the Gold Foil paper with the star die and adhere to the top of the tree with a dimensional.
  15. Stamp sentiment in Real Red ink inside. 

Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!

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Wednesday, 9 October 2019

From the Kitchen Gift Set


Hi Friends! Yesterday I packaged up a little gift to pop in the mail for some friends of mine. I had a jar each of my homemade Blackcurrant Jam and Salsa that of course, I had to 'jazz' up a bit. While this wasn't a Christmas gift (it is a 'just because/surprise' gift) I wanted to use the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper. The colour coordination of our Stampin' Up products really pulled everything together so nicely!


Having the jars decorated with a bit of paper and ribbon is so much nicer than just plain ones!

I simply wrapped a piece of the DSP around the bigger jar and use my 2 1/4" Circle Punch and Circle dies to cut the DSP for the lids. The "Label Me Pretty" stamp set and coordinating "Pretty Label Punch" are ideal for decorating gifts from the kitchen! I used my markers to write the contents of each jar on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, which I cut with the "Classic Label" punch, and glued on top of the lids. The gold "Metallic-Edge Vanilla" ribbon was the perfect finishing touch. 


For the card, I simply cut a piece of the DSP, glued it to the front of the Early Espresso base, added a strip of Garden Green card stock and stamped the sentiment from the "Country Home" set. I purposely didn't place the strip of paper or sentiment on the centre of the card, because I didn't want to hide those lovely horses on the DSP. A couple of rhinestones added a bit of shazam to the card - one can never underestimate the power of those sparkly gems!

With the holiday season fast approaching, using our Stampin' Up products to decorate home-made treats makes such a difference, and it adds a little extra touch of LOVE to our gifts too!


Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!

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