Wednesday 20 November 2019

A little light

Hello, and welcome!

One of the things I love about this time of year is decorating my home with lights.  I have drawers full of battery-powered tealights which get distributed around my home.  Today's quick project is a cute little lantern that holds a tealight in the base.  And I've made it so that you can easily get at the tealight to switch it on and off.

Before I post the link to the tutorial, I want to apologise because the current technical difficulties are continuing and the first part of the tutorial (the measurements) didn't save, so here they are - 

Here's the tutorial -

Before I go, I just want to apologise in advance.  Stuff happens and at the moment it's happening in my life.  It may mean I don't blog or film as often as I would like.  I hope you'll forgive me.

Thanks for visiting!

Keep crafting,


Friday 15 November 2019

Feels like Frost - Self closing box

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It's another favourite project from my 5 years as a Stampin' Up! demo today.

This is one of the self-closing boxes that I came up.   Yes, this was my invention, which came about when I was following instructions to make a stand-up pouch and suddenly realised that I could do something different with it...and this shape was born!

Here's how I made this version (with special appearance by a certain cat...)

This box can easily be adjusted to any size. I've made a calculator that will allow you to make a box of any size (subject to the size of your base card!) and works in inches and millimetres.  You can get it from my Google class - and join with the code jhab6d

(This is an updated version of the calculator - the previous version had an error, so if you've downloaded it before, please get the new and improved version.)

Keep crafting,


Monday 11 November 2019

BIG pop-up cube

Hello, and welcome!

Today I'm revisiting one of the early projects from my YouTube channel - the pop-up cube.

I've made the pop-up cube in a few sizes.  This is the largest I've ever made and is probably the largest that can be made using A4 card.  It uses 2 sheets and the cube is 3 3/4 " on a side.  

I think I've improved my technique for assembling these over the years, too.  Here's how I made this one - 
The envelope is made out of 12 by 12 paper.  Here's the cutting/scoring plan - 

Place glue or tape on the outside of the narrow flaps and fold them inside, then fold the front of the envelope onto the taped flaps.  

I love action cards and this is one of my favourite actions.  It really has the "wow" factor!

Thanks for visiting,

Kerrp crafting,


Thursday 7 November 2019

Snowman Snowglobe

Hello, and welcome!

This blog is a bit late, for which I apologise.  My day job asked me to attend a meeting in London at very short notice and the journey back was a bit of a nightmare...I arrived home four hours later than I expected.  I hope you'll understand that I was too tired to blog as planned.  I'm still feeling the after-effects today!

Today's shaker card was originally going to be a bauble to hang on the Christmas tree, but I changed my mind.  And not everything turned out as I hoped!  See the tutorial here- 

There are a couple of things I'll do differently when I remake this card - but that's how one learns, I suppose!

Anyway, I'm off for an early night!  Thank you for visiting and

Keep crafting!


Sunday 3 November 2019

Spinning Snowman!

Hello and welcome!

This month I will be celebrating my 5th Stampaversary.  I joined Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator in November 2014 and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions of my crafting life.  In honour of the occasions, I'm going to revisit some of my favourite and most popular projects.

I'm going to start with this Z-fold spinner card.  The original is one of my most popular tutorials. 


This kind of card is a little bit more work, but such fun to receive!  Here's how I made it - 

Thanks for visiting- I hope I'll see you agains soon!

Keep crafting,


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