Sunday, 31 May 2015

Stampin' Up! Treat Box

Happy Sunday everyone.

Last week at work was pretty tough for my colleagues and I so to bring a little happiness into work I made treats for them.

These are 3 1/2" x 2" treat boxes using some retired Designer Series Paper, co-ordinating cardstock and of course treats.

I also used butterfly punch and stamps, Papillion Potpourri and Fabulous Phrases,  Bermuda Bay ribbon and Coastal Cabana ink.

So I hope my colleagues enjoy their treats.  Hope your weekend has been  kind to you.  Take care of you.

Pauline x

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Gift Bags Using Stampin' Up! Products

Today I have been making gift bags.  I found a video on Ŷoutube where Papercraft Button used the envelope score board to create a gift bag.  I then embellished my bag in my style and created the.....


I used:
some old Designer Series Paper for the bag, 
cut using my Stampin Trimmer to cut two 12"x half" strips for the handles,
my favourite punch now retired for the end of the handles,
gold buttons
White Signo pen,
Chalk Talk and its matching stamp set, also now retired,
and gold ribbon trim.

All products are from Stampin' Up! and a fantastic way to make use of retired paper for gift giving.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Take care of you.

Pauline x

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Home Sweet Home Recipe Box

Graphic 45 have the most amazing paper collections to work with.

Last weekend I made this recipe box entirely from scratch.  It was a joy to make, lots of fussy cutting, layering and creating something very special for a very special friend by way of a sincere thank you.

There is an easel on top and this doubles up as the stand for the recipe cards.

Here are a few of the handmade recipe cards too.

And of course there are recipe cards specially for Christmas

and for Halloween baking.

There are nearly 30 handmade recipe cards inside, all decorated differently and all simply wonderful.

Here are some more photos.

And here is the box during construction.

And the mess afterwards lol.

Hope you have enjoyed this happy time.  Please leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you all.  Take care of you.
Pauline x

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Graphic 45 Two Tier Cards

It seems like a while since I have posted onto my blog or have made anything crafty.  There are some new Graphic 45 collections coming out soon and I thought I should try and use up what I have  before I can justify spending more money on new collections.

So today I have drawn inspiration off Pinterest and YouTube and found a fab two tier card, which I loved, so here they are.

These fit nicely into regular C6 envelopes and behind the larger tier is plenty space to write your sentiment.  I have left them blank so they will fit any purpose.

I have used a variety of paper and cut outs from the Couture collection 12x12, 8x8 and 6x6 paper pads.

I hope the new owner loves them as much as I do.

Thanks for dropping by.  Take care of you.

Pauline x