LOTS TO LOVE VALENTINE FLIP TOP BOX!

So it is Valentine’s Day here tomorrow apparently.  We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way in Australia.  You might give your “significant other” a little chocolate treat and I do give my 2 kiddies (well they are mostly adults now), a little chocolate treat.

I thought that this year I should do SOMETHING! I have had the Lots to Love Box Framelits for a couple of weeks and not used them.  I had this in mind for about that long too.  So I just managed to create it in time.

I call it a Flip Top Treat Box. I am sure you could use the idea for a Gift Card not just chocolates.

This is with the Flip Top open. Mmm! Chocolate Hearts!

It has a little card insert in it to add the Chocolates. I added a Glue Dot under each one to stick them them to the card. I added a loop of ribbon which was adhered to the end of the card and then I added a small red punched circle to cover it.

CREATE YOUR OWN FLIP TOP TREAT BOX

1. Cut 2 of the box shapes from the Lots To Love Box Framelits from your card.

On one piece which will be your top score it at half way along the long side of the box. This will be at 6cm (2 3/8″) which is from the scored line measurement not from the start of the curved edge.

2. Place adhesive on the underside along the long tabs ONLY to the half way point that will be adhered to the box.  You don’t want to adhere the whole section or it won’t open. I added the adhesive on the curved end half.

3. Adhere the top piece to the bottom piece of the die-cut box.  Your bottom piece will have the curved end to the opening end as shown in the photo below.

4. Decorate the box as you like.  I used the Party Pandas set.  The hearts were cut from the Lots of Love Box Framelits set. The sentiment was cut with the Layering Square Framelits.

So cute enough for Valentine’s do you think?  Maybe it is a little late now to whip some up but file it away for another special Occasion.

Below I have a collage image ready to PIN.

Have a great day,

Jenny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SILVER GABLE BOXES!

Have you seen the Silver Gable Boxes in the Occasions Catalogue?  These make really quick gift boxes in no time.

I shared in the last post the boxes I made up for the Lucky Door Prize for my launch. Head back to see those.  I made a few more up to show ideas with them.  Let me show you.

Firstly, a simple one with the Hedgehugs set.  Cute!  The paper strip is from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  I stamped the hedgehog in Dapper Denim and coloured the centre of the flower with the Lemon Lime Twist marker.  I added a bow with Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped ribbon with a glue dot.

Here is another Gable Box.  This time decorated with the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.

 

The sentiment is from the Birthday Blossoms set.  I love the Metallic Edge Berry Burst Ribbon.

Here is another version of the boxes.

This time I cut off the top of the Gable Box. So the handle section along the scored line.  Then created a wrap using the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP.  I added a strip of the Berry Burst cardstock and then tied some Lemon Lime Finely Woven Ribbon.

You can grab the boxes in store now -> HERE and decorate them how you like.  They are $14 for a 12 pack.

Grab some and give a little treat to someone to brighten their day.

Jenny

MID-SIZE GIFT TOTE FOR SECRET SANTA!

I can share this project now.  I made this Gift Tote last week with a small gift in it for our team Secret Santa.  I thought you might like to see it and if you are still in need for some Christmas packaging it might be just the size you need.  I have the tutorial below.

It was just the right size for my gift of 2 small tubes of lotion and some chocolates.

The chocolates were wrapped Hershey Nuggets. We can’t get these here in Australia but I grabbed some when I went to Hawaii recently.  Score!! I put them in a cello bag with a little topper.

I wanted to make up a little Tote but I didn’t have any Christmas paper left.  This sheet of the Gold from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper is kinda Christmas-sy. 🙂 Teamed with some Fresh Fig card trim and the ribbon it makes it a little classy don’t you think?

Here is a close up of the tag on the bag.

The sentiment is from the Brightly Lit set layered on a Gold Foil oval and then layered on a Fresh Fig oval cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The Gold ribbon is looped around the handle and adhered between the Fresh Fig and the Gold layer.  The label on the chocolates which you don’t see too well is also from the Brightly Lit set and cut with a circle from the Layering Circles Framelits and one from the Stitched Shapes Framelits again in Fresh Fig.

To make this I was inspired by a tutorial I had saved quite a few years ago before the days of Pinterest.  I converted it to metric and modified the instructions.

Do you want to know how to make your own Tote? I have the tutorial below for you in step-by-step instructions in both metric and in imperial.

If you like a more visual tutorial just hang tight and I will get that out to you shortly.

MID-SIZE GIFT TOTE

1. Cut Designer Series (patterned) paper to 21cm x 28cm (8 ½” x 11”).

2. On the short side score at 3.5cm (1 3/8”) on one side. Turn your paper 180 degrees and score at 3.5cm ( 1 3/8”) on the other side.

3. On the long side score the paper at 11.5cm (4.1/2”) on one end. Turn your paper 180 degrees and score at 11.5cm (4 ½”) on the other end.

4. Cut in on the middle tabs on the long side on both sides. Fold on all the scored lines.

5. Cut 2 strips of Co-ordinating card measuring 21cm x 3.5cm. (8 ½” x 1 3/8”). Score at 3.5cm (1 3/8”) in on each end on each piece. Adhere these strips along the top and bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.  (ie the short side).

6. Add adhesive to the outside of the small centre tab on the side. Fold up one long side tab over this tab to adhere. Repeat the same on the other side.

7. Run Adhesive on the inside edge of the other long tab and fold over to adhere on to the other side tab. This forms a bag shape.

8. Punch 2 holes along the top evenly spaced. If it helps mark with pencil the points you want to punch to help you line it up.

9. Run your length of ribbon through the holes on one side and tie on the inside to secure. Repeat with ribbon on the other side.

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If you make one do share your version with me.  I would love to see it.

Have a great day,

Jenny

MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS PIZZA BOX!

I created this Pizza Box project for a Christmas class a few weeks ago.  I didn’t share the box close-up at the time so I thought I would share it with you today.

I used 2 different pieces from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper pack. and layered them on an Old Olive Card mat.

A Stitched Shapes Circle was cut from the Gold Foil Sheets.  The sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments was cut with a Layered Circle Framelit.   To finish it I stamped holly leaves and berries from the Holly Berry Happiness set and punched with the Holly Berry Builder Punch.

You can decorate a number of these boxes in no time and fill them with treats for Christmas.

Hope you are not getting too stressed with all that last minute Christmas preparations,

Jenny

NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM CANDLE CLASS THIS WEEK!

I have a special class for you this week if you are a Wollongong local.  We are making a lovely Tent Card and a stamped candle using the Night in Bethlehem Bundle.  I am sure this would look lovely sitting on your shelf over the festive season.  This would be a special gift to give someone too.

Here are the details.

NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM CLASS

WHEN: This Friday 22nd 10am or Saturday 23rd 2pm.
Can’t make this time?? Let’s make another time to get together (or invite your friends along too).

COST: $20.  Please bring your own scissors and adhesives.

RSVP:  Wednesday 20th.
It’s important to RSVP early to be sure there is enough candles.

I hope you can make it.

Jenny

 

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

 

 

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.  

<– Place adhesive on these lower tabs on the inside.

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

 

 

 

A SPECIAL FLOWER BOX TO GIVE TO MUM – OR ANYONE!

If you are in Wollongong you can come and create this special project just in time for Mother’s Day this weekend.  It would even  be lovely to give to a friend – or keep yourself. 🙂

It’s a Flower Pop Up Box that won’t die.  You get to make a matching card too.  Choose your own colour combination.

Here are the details but you have to let me know ASAP as places are filling very fast.

Friday 12th May at 10am

OR 

Saturday 13th May at 2pm.

COST: $15 (plus an extra $5 to use my adhesives).

BYO: Scissors and Adhesives.

PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday 10th (earlier if you want to be sure of a seat)

I look forward to sharing these projects with you.

Jenny

 

 

CLEAR BUNNY BOX FOR EASTER!

Easter is this weekend. Are you all sorted?? I had these little Lindt chocolate bunnies left over from class last week and wanted to make a special box for them.  I will show you what I created and I have the tutorial below to make your own.

It’s a little shallow box with a clear Acetate lid on top.  I realised one of the bunnies was a bit squashed but hey! I went with it still!! 🙂

TO MAKE YOUR OWN CLEAR BUNNY BOX

I have included Metric and Imperial but please check the Imperial measurements first. 🙂

Base:

15.4cm x 5.4cm. (6 1/8″ x 2 1/8).

Score at 1.2cm (1/2″) on all 4 sides.

Cut up on the small score lines on opposite ends.  Fold on all the scored lines. Add adhesive.  I used Fast Fuse.  Assemble your box.

Lid: 

*For Imperial measurements please test them first.

17cm x 14cm (6 3/4″ x 5 1/2″)

On the 17cm (6 3/4″) side score at 2cm and 15cm (1 3/16″and 5 7/8″)

On the 14cm side (5 1/2″) side score at  5.5cm and 8.5cm (2 3/16″ and 3 3/8″).

*Apologies for the photo quality.  It is a bit hard with the lighting and the shiny acetate.

Cut up on the small score lines on each side.  Fold on the score lines.  The acetate is hard to fold over but run along the folded line with your bone folder to press it down. Add your adhesive to the small tab at the side and down one of the side tabs.  Adhere together to form a box.

Hope that is clear?? Decorate as you like.

I wrapped around some Sweet Sugarplum Ruched ribbon, then decorated it with the diecut flower with the Stylish Stems Framelits.  The sentiment is from the Little Cuties set, cut with the Stitches Shapes Framelits and a small Layering Ovals Framelits.  I actually had these little “bits” on my desk from a project I didn’t end up using so that worked well.

I hope you like the cute box?? There is just enough time to make your own.

Jenny