Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Large gift bag with embossed tag

Hello blog friends, and thank you for visiting today.

It's not easy to tell from the photo, but today's project is a BIG box.  It's nearly 8 inches square and two inches deep, so it'll hold a good-sized gift.  You could probably get at least 6 cupcakes in there, or a good-sized sponge cake.  And it all folds flat, so you can store it out of the way in an envelope until you're ready for it.

It's quite a quick make, so I've also shown you how I did the embossing on the label.  (I showed how to make the Gerbera last week)


This Foil Frenzy DSP is so blingy, it takes my breath away!

What do you think?  I'm going to make a few of these in different sizes ready for Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by - see you again soon!

Crafty Hugs,

Keren

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Flip your lid!

Hello, and welcome!

I love an action card so much - such fun to pay with.  Today's card is a flip-top gift card holder.  



I thought the "star" theme, being a bit Hollywood, was in keeping with the cinema gift card inside.  It was totally planned (not!)

It's really easy to make.  

Here's the tutorial - 

Here are the supplies - 

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Thanks for visiting today, and I'd love to see you back again soon.  

Crafty Hugs,

Keren

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Flower Power

Hello, and welcome!

I am so happy to be sharing today's project with you at long last.  Why?  Well, all because the Daisy punch is, at last, back in stock.  

One of the great perks of being a SU demo is the we get to see the new stuff before everyone else and we can order some of it ahead of time (plus we get it at a discount - you just can't go wrong!).  We all went WILD for the Daisy punch, so wild that it sold out almost before the annual catalogue went live. 

So I've been holding on to mine, just waiting for the stock to come back so that you can get yours too.

I love making paper flowers.  This is supposed to be a Gerbera.  (Did you know that you can pronounce it with a hard or soft "G"? I didn't, but you can!)  

Anyway, enough waffling on from me.  See you again soon!

Crafty Hugs,

Keren.



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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Upright Z fold card

Hello everyone, and welcome.

It's summer - well, it's supposed to be, although with the weather we've been having here lately it's not that easy to tell - which is a good time to be beside the sea.   So let's have a sea themed card, shall we?  

This is an upright Z-fold card.  I'd never thought of turning one of these on its side, but I think it works well.  I know I'm going to make more of these! 

Here's the tutorial - 


Isn't it cute?  What do you think?

See you again soon,

Crafty hugs,

Keren


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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Diamond fold box


Hello, and welcome to my blog!  

Today I've made this cute little box.  Don't you love a bit of paper folding?  

I started off with paper that was 9 inches square, but you could make one of these in any size.  It just needs to be square- and not too small!




Here's the folding diagram.  If you watched the tutorial, you might have noticed that I went a bit overboard when I punched the holes for the ribbon - so I've indicated where they SHOULD be on the diagram!

Thanks for visiting - come back soon!

Crafty Hugs,

Keren

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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Simply Sketched 21

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday 
Challenge! 

We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*. 

This time the challenge has been set by Sam Roberts.


This one  really was a challenge.  The colours are so very far out of my comfort zone- I’ve hardly ever used Melon Mambo in anger.  And while I love Peekaboo Peach and am learning to love Lemon Lime Twist (much to my surprise) I wouldn't have put them together.

This is what I came up with- 

I thought that the colours would really pop if I put them against black, and I wanted to keep the shapes simple - what do you think?  

Anyway, there it is, for better or worse.  Now, if you want to see what the rest of the challenge team have been up to, please proceed in an orderly fashion to Vicky and the

Or, if you're the independent type, you might prefer to go to Fiona at the

Whatever the direction of travel, I just know there's lots of inspiration waiting for you!

See you again soon,

Crafty Hugs,

Keren

PS - there'll be a tutorial coming out soon - come back and check out my YouTube channel when you've finished hopping!

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

"Leather" Wallet gift card holder

Hello, and welcome to my blog.  
No, I haven't lost the plot.  This IS a paper craft project.
It's made of card, treated to make it look- well, leathery.  And it's SOOOO easy. Here's how-


Because this is another one of the projects I filmed over the weekend of the Air Show (it's the last of them)  most of the commentary is voice-over.  Because of that, there are a couple of things that I should have said that didn't make it into the video.  

The first one is - DON'T use Tombow mono adhesive.  That's because it dries tacky so your finished wallet will always be a bit sticky to the touch.  As a matter of fact, the Tacky Glue I used in the video is also a bit tacky (not too much, but a bit) which brings me to my second point - do a test piece first.  The best results for texture etc I've had are with clear-drying texture medium in a glossy finish.  PVA dies nice and glossy but doesn't hold a deep texture...try a few finishes and see how it turns out!

See you soon,

Crafty hugs,

Keren

It's a very short supplies list today ! 

I got the magnets from Guy's Magnets (they ship worldwide)

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