AS PROMISED – MORE Z-FOLDS WITH COLORFUL SEASONS!

A few weeks back I shared some Z-fold cards using the Colorful Seasons bundle.  They have been HUGELY popular on my blog since.  You can see the original post HERE but these were the cards I shared then just to jog your memory.

I used the Color Theory Paper Stack that has 4 colours in the set; Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, Dapper Denim and Old Olive. At the time I said I would create 2 more with the other 2 colours. I finally have got around to creating these and wanted to share them with you.  Of course,  I made different matching bags for these too.  Each of the bags/boxes I made are created with one piece of the 6″x6″ paper stack.  I will give details of those individually in tomorrow’s post.

Firstly, the Old Olive version with a Mini box. It’s a great size box to add a Lip Balm or mini chocolate.  I just kept the wrapping simple with some Gold Taffeta Ribbon.

And for the Dapper Denim Version with a Pouch for the Treat Holder.

Now here are the 4 z-fold cards all together.  It’s a bit hard to capture them all in one photo but I hope you get the general idea. There is a different sentiment for each colour.

If you want to make your own Z-fold card I followed Amanda’s blog post HERE. (for Metric)  

If you are after Imperial measurements then I located a video by Dawn Griffith HERE.

For the box and the little Pouch I will post all the details tomorrow to make those, so stop on by.

I hope you like these new versions of Z-fold cards?? Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

 

 

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A CUTE BAG WITH 6″x6″ PAPER!

Yesterday I showed you some my projects for the 2017 Catalogue Sneak Peek Bloghop. It was 2 Double Z-fold cards and mini bags, (If you missed the HOP head back to my last post to see).   Today there is a little more time and I can show you how to make the cute little Berry Burst bags.  They are so easy and only use 1 square of 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper.  There are a few different versions of cute little bags on the blogosphere but I will show you how I made these ones. Here is the cute bag to show you again.  I have used the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. 

MAKE YOUR OWN 6″x6″ BAG.

This bag would fit a couple of small chocolates or Lip Balm.

1. Take a piece of 15cm x 15cm (6″x6″) paper and you are going to score  your paper.  

Just a note first: If you are using the Color Theory DSP the colouring in the paper is an ombre effect ie going from dark to light.  You will want to think about how your paper will sit when you make it.  I have a turn-over edge on the bag at the top so you will want the colour running in a similar way for both sides.  So from dark to light.  Position your paper how you want it.  If the paper you are using is an all over pattern then you don’t need to worry too much how it runs.

Score your paper at 1.5cm (5/8″) and 6cm (2 1/4″).  Turn your paper 180′ and score the same on the other side at 1.5cm and 6cm (5/8″ and 2 1/4″)

Turn your paper 90′ to score the next sides.  Score at 3.2cm (1 1/4″).  Turn your paper 180′ and score 3.2cm again (1 1/4″).

Below is how it will look if you can see it OK.

2.  On the side score lines (widest score line) cut up on the 2 middle score lines up to the score line running down.  Fold on all of your score lines.

3. You will want to create your turn-over edge so turn your paper over to the other side.  Run your adhesive along the small tab on the top and bottom of your piece.  Then fold them over to adhere.

Place adhesive also on the centre tabs on the side which would be the pattern on the outside of your bag.

4. Fold up the centre tabs and adhere your side piece on to this.  Then place adhesive on the inside on the other tabs (as shown below) to fold up to form your box.  

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5. Once your box is assembled, push in on the ends to fold in.  Pinch on the folds to crease a little.

6. Add your handles as you like.  For this one I placed adhesive on each end of some ribbon and adhered to both ends of the bag.  To make the clasp, I punched out a strip of card with the Classic Label Punch and adhered this on to the bag with glue dots.  The flower is from the new ‘Seasonal Layers Thinlits’.  I added a Rhinestone to the centre. 

TIP: Colour your Rhinestones to match your project with a Sharpie.

Here is your finished bag.

Here are the 2 bags together.  Which is your favourite finish? I think I like the one with the snazzy clasp.

I hope you found this tutorial helpful and you could follow it OK?? I did make a video to show how to make this but between low flying planes and dogs barking and my bumbling along it wasn’t getting anywhere fast.  Let me know though if you would find a video helpful. 

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

 

ESAD 2017 ANNUAL CATALOGUE SNEAK PEEK!

Welcome to the ESAD 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop.  Today you can hop along to 26 Demonstrators showcasing some of the exciting new products coming out VERY SOON!! I hope you have a cuppa in hand while you take your journey – and be ready for lots of inspiration!  You might have come from Kristel’s blog or just starting out here.  You can join in anywhere along the way.  So let’s get going!

Today I am sharing some projects from the Colorful Seasons bundle – the Colorful Seasons stamps and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits as well as the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. I have lots of photos but I know you want to get on your way with the rest of the Bloghop so come back tomorrow and I will share a tutorial with you. for the cute little bag below.

I have two Double Z-fold cards for you and little matching bags.

These bags just use 1 square of 6″x 6″ Designer Series Paper. So cute!!

I love the new Berry Burst Incolor.  What am I saying? I love all the new Incolors!

The card folds flat to your standard size card so it is easy to put in an envelope.

You can find the Tutorial to make the Z-fold Card HERE on Amanda’s Craft Spa Blog.  This is in Metric.  If you would like the Imperial Measurements then you can find the Youtube by Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts HERE. 

Now for the bag.  This will fit 2 small chocolates inside or perhaps a Lip Balm. This would make a lovely little gift for a friend to cheer them up or to add to their birthday gift.  Check the Rhinestones! I coloured the Adhesive Rhinestones to match using Sharpie markers.

This version of Z-fold card below is using the Crushed Curry paper in the stack.  This card is with a different style of bag.  I am planning on making the card and different bags with each of the colours in the stack.  I will share those with you soon.

I love the patterns in this Color Theory paper stack.  You have crackle look and a marble look, the Ombre effect and paint chip style strips.  It’s really fun!  I have used 2 different types of the paper. One for the front and back and another one inside the card.

A close up of the larger leaves.  I inked the solid leaf in the stamp set in Crushed Curry ink then sponged some Tangerine Tango ink to add a little colour variation.  Then I stamped over with the “lined” leaf stamp in Tangerine Tango before cutting it out with the co-ordinating Thinlit.

This little cute bag stands about 7.5cm tall (3″).  You can find the tutorial for this on Pootles blog HERE.  You could add a tag or a different closure?? I just kept it simple for this project and tied it up with some Thick White Baker’s Twine. 

Be sure to pop back tomorrow and I will share the tutorial for the cute bag.

Now you can be on your way to Carly’s blog.  Head HERE

Thanks for stopping by today,

Jenny

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS GIFT BOX WITH HOME SWEET HOME!

Not a lot of time left to get everything done for Christmas.  If you still need some quick treat boxes and you have the Home Sweet Home Thinlits then I have a very speedy box for you.

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I cut 2 pieces of the house Framelits shape from the Candy Cane Lane DSP.  It was then simply adhered together by folding on the score lines and placing your adhesive on the side tab and the bottom tabs to assemble.  I used Fast Fuse for this as it is strong.  Punch 2 holes in the top section and then you can thread some Real Red Baker’s Twine to close it.

I had a left-over detailed tag in the Merry Tags Framelits cut from Red Glimmer Paper. I could then quickly stamp a ’25’in Real Red from the Merriest Wishes set and I cut that out along with a circle from Early Espresso.  These were raised up off the box with Dimensionals.

You could easily make a few of these  in no time.  They might make nice place settings at your Christmas Dinner Table.

Jenny

SKINNY MINI TREAT BAG HOLDERS!

A few weeks ago I shared the Easter Baskets I made for the upcoming Easter markets.  I made a few cute treat holders for the markets too.  I have been wanting to show you the project for a couple of weeks but with Easter and Sale-A-Bration there were so many other projects to show you. 🙂

These are really quick to make and you can use them for any small treats.  Here I have some little sherbet straws for the kiddies but you could add a chocolate treat or coffee sachet.  I have used some retired Designer Series Paper.

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Aren’t they fun and colourful?? I have simply decorated them with some ribbon (retired) and cut the “enjoy” (which is in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set), from black card to add to the front.  Really they probably took all of one hour to make.  I didn’t have a lot of time but wanted something cute but inexpensive to add to my stall.

Do you want to know how to make them?

SKINNY MINI TREAT BAGS

1. Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) a little larger than the large section of your ‘Mini Treat Bag Thinlits’= 10.5cm x 15cm (4″ x 6″).  Cut the piece out on your Big Shot.

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2. Score the large section in half vertically so at approximately 4.6cm (1 7/8″).  The photo below shows the DSP piece with the right side facing up. Cut off the left hand side on the bottom tab section.

Place your piece on your Paper Trimmer with the narrow side tab at the top.  Line up your zig zag edge at 2cm (3/4″) and score a line from the top edge and just to the score line in the middle.

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Cut off the small tab on the top left with your scissors. (Which I hadn’t done yet in the photo). I like to taper the end of the long side tab to give a neater finish when you fold.

3. Fold on all the score lines and open out again. At the top cut down on the middle score line to where it meets the 2cm (3/4″) score line running across.

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4. Fold again on the score lines so the folded flap piece is at the front and the taller section is at the back. Place adhesive on the right side (the outside) of the long tab and fold to adhere to the back of the bag with the tab section on the inside.  (It doesn’t matter too much if it is adhered to the outside. Just for a neater finish I like it on the inside).

Place adhesive at the back of the small bottom tab and fold over to the back to adhere down. (I wasn’t worried that this was on the outside at the back). Place adhesive under the front flap to adhere down.

Decorate as you like and fill it with treats you would like to give.

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I hope this is easy to follow for you. Please let me know if you any questions.

Enjoy 🙂

MORE EASTER BAGS AND TREATS!

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you all.  I hope that the weekend will be a great one with those you love and that you remember the greatest act of Love we have been given as we celebrate this time.

Last post I shared some cute Easter baskets.  I thought I would share another Easter bag as well as some Easter tags.  It’s not too late to whip these up right! This bag and the basket from last post plus these 2 tags are ones we made at my Easter class last week.

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This little treat bag was inspired by a project I found on Pinterest but you can find the tutorial HERE. It’s very easy to make.  For mine I decorated it with the chick from ‘Honeycomb Happiness’.  This is such a great image for Easter don’t you think?  I stamped it on Shimmery White and coloured it with the Crushed Curry inkpad and the aquapainter. I cut the image with the Circles Framelits and layered it on a Crushed Curry card cut with the ‘Deco Labels’ Framelits.  The strip of DSP is from the ‘It’s My Party’ Paper Stack. I decided to stamp the greeting on Vellum in Black Stazon so it didn’t cover the chick too much. The greeting is from the ‘Easter Lamb’ stamp.  On the bag I punched the corners of the card with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch and added a slit with the punch too. I embossed the card with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder too. Cute!

Inside there is a separate little box that you adhere to the inside.  It is so easy.

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We made a similar tag.  This time I cut some of the DSP with the Deco Labels Framelits and I cut one with Whisper White as well to adhere together for added strength and also to have white card to write on the back.

I added a White Cotton Ribbon bow and some White Baker’s Twine to hang from it.

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This next tag we made was using the Easter Lamb stamp.  So cute.  The lamb was stamped on Sahara Sand and coloured with the White Gel Pen after it was  cut with the Circles Framelits. I cut some DSP from the Bohemian DSP with the ‘Lots of Labels’ Framelits and also a larger one from Bermuda Bay.  I tied through some Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine. A little flower was added punched in Crushed Curry with the ‘Itty Bitty Accents’ Punch Pack. The greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’ and I cut this one with the Bitty Banners Framelits.

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Now you can whip these up in no time – or file them away for next year 😉

Have a lovely Easter time.  Visit again soon,

Jenny

 

FUN PROJECTS AT MY EASTER CLASS!

Easter is fast approaching! Actually NEXT WEEK! It seems like we have just recovered from Christmas.  Although I think Easter eggs have been in the shops for a while. 🙂

Come and join in some Easter fun this Friday at my Easter Class.  Here are the details.

We will make an Easter basket, Treat Holder as well as 2 tags that you you can add to your own store bought Easter treats.

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WHEN: This Friday 18th March at 10am or 7.30pm.

WHERE: My studio East Corrimal.  I will give you the address when you reply. 

COST: $15. Please bring your own adhesives.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 16th March.

Jenny

PERFECTLY ARTISTIC BAGS!

I know I told you I was going to share some more Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits cards and I will, but I HAVE to show you these bags. I realised the other day that there was less than a week left of some fantastic Sale-A-Bration products. I still had so much of the lovely ‘Perfectly Artistic’ DSP that I just HAD to use. What better way but to use it but to make some bags.

Here they are for you. I thought I would make 3 different ones. I will show you how to make them too.

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BLUSHING BRIDE MINI BAG

This cute little pink one is very simple to make. I found the idea on the internet somewhere quite some time ago but I am not sure where now – sorry 🙂

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Cut your paper to 15cm x 30cm.  (6″ x 12″)

On the 15cm (6″) side, score at 4cm. (1 1/2″)

On the 30cm (12″) side score at 10cm, 14cm, 24cm and 28cm.  (4″, 5 1/2″, 9 1/2″ and 11″)

Cut up on the score lines on the 30cm (12″) side up until it meets the other score line. Cut off the small tab at the end. Add adhesive on the small tab at the side and assemble. Add adhesive to the bottom tabs and fold up and adhere.

Decorate as you like. I have used the greeting from a Sale-A-Bration set ‘Botanicals For You’. I added a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper too for the dazzle factor. To close the bag I simply used a Wooden Clothespin over a folded Paper Doily. 

MINT MACARON BAG

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Here is a side view.

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The Mint Macaron is another quick bag. You can find the tutorial to make this bag at ChicNScratch HERE.

LARGE BASIC GRAY BAG

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This large bag is so easy to make.  I don’t know why it has taken me so long to make one of these. You can find the instructions on a number of blogs.

For mine, I took 2 sheets of the Basic Gray pattern from the pack. On 3 sides, score at 5cm (2″). Cut up on the tabs at the bottom. Place adhesive along the bottom of one sheet and join the 2 sheets together. Place adhesive to the side tabs on one sheet and assemble together.

TIP #1 you could if you like score on the top edge as well when you are scoring and then fold that score line forward to show the inside colour on the outside, if that makes sense? I had decided that I wanted a black edge. I cut strips from black card stock approximately 5cm (2″) wide and adhered that along the top edge. I think it makes a striking contrast.

TIP #2 for your ribbon handles.  I didn’t punch holes in my bags to add the ribbon.  I added the strong Tear Tape to each end of the ribbon and adhered them to inside of the bag.  To cover the ends I punched out an oval in card and adhered this over the ends.  It gives a neater finish I think.

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I hope you like these bags. They were fun and I was surprised how easy they were to make. Go and make some yourself. 🙂

Until  next time,

Jenny