Sunday, 29 January 2017

Avant garden cubed unit

Hi everyone 

How's your weekend been? Hope you have all had a nice time. I was working yesterday but today has been the day to craft and relax.
This project started out as I wanted to make a nice box to hold a little candle...then it turned into this lovely little unit type box.
I'm really proud of this project and can't believe it came from my head haha.
I've used a FREE stamp set called Avant Garden for the decoration...I love this set. This stamp set could be yours for FREE also when you spend £45 at Stampin Up!! Up until 31st March for every £45 you spend you can choose an item completely free from the sale a bration catalogue. If you have not yet got a catalogue please contact me and I'll happily send out all of the current catalogues free of charge. 
Anyway back to the project, here's what I've used :

Avant Garden stamp set
Flirty flamingo ink pad
Very vanilla satin ribbon
Strong double sided tape
Tombow glue
1/8 handheld hole punch

For the outside box you will need:
Flirty flamingo card measuring 11 3/8" × 11 3/8" score on one side at 1", 3 3/8", 8" & 10 3/8". Turn card 90° and score exactly the same. Fold and burnish well and then cut as shown below

Put it together as you would a reinforced box.

For the inner section you will need
Flirty flamingo card x 2 measuring 4 5"8" × 4 5/8" score in half at 2 3/8" fold and burnish well. Then on one folded piece line up at 2 3/8" in your trimmer and cut down to the 4cm Mark. On the second piece turn it so your folded edge is at the bottom and repeat the steps.
Glue the flaps down and slot together like picture below, then place it inside the reinforced box we made.

For the inner boxes
Very vanilla cardstock measuring 9 1/2" × 71 /4" score on the long side at 2 1/4", 4 1/2", 6 3/4" & 9". Score on the short side at 2 1/4", 4 1/2" & 6 3/4" fold and burnish well. Cut away all parts as shown below...also now is a good time to stamp your decoration on.

On the stamped section use the handheld punch to make a hole for the ribbon pull and secure with double sided tape. I also cut some flirty flamingo card x 8 to 2 1/8" × 2 1/8". I attached one to the inside of the door and also one on the bottom inside of each box.

Lastly I glued all the boxes into the box we made first and then tied ribbon around the outside and tied in a bow.

If you have any question please feel free to ask.
Thanks for looking

Happy crafting

Love Steffi xxx

Friday, 27 January 2017

Foxy friends birthday card

Hi everyone 
I thought I'd share this birthday card I've made for a colleague.
it's only simple but I really like how it's turned out...I hope you do too.

Here's what I've used
Whisper white card measuring 8 1/2 × 6 1/2" score at 4 1/4" on the long side and fold to create the card base
Early espresso card measuring 6 1/4" × 4" use the woodgrain embossing folder on this 
Whisper white card measuring 3 1/4" × 5 1/2"
Foxy friends stamp set
Big on birthdays stamp set
Layering circles framelits
Blushing bride ink and enamel dots
Perfect plum ink
Bermuda bay ink
Early espresso ink
Stampin sponges
Spare piece of whisper white to make a mask to sponge the circle part 

Thanks for looking

Happy crafting

Love Steffi xxx

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Matchbox style giftbox

Hi everyone

I hope you have all had a good day. I've been for a visit to the dentist....which is my very least thing to do.
I decided what was needed was a crafty project haha.

I've been wanting to do a matchbox style box now for a while. I was in Wilko today and in the sale I picked up a bunch of novelty erasers and other stationary thing was I only spent £4! Wow.
I thought this would be ideal to put in kid's party bags as cute little gifts.

Here is how I made this:

Pacific point card for the box measuring 6" × 5"
Score on all 4 sides at 3/4" & 1 1/2" fold and burnish and cut as shown below, I used the 1/8" handheld punch to make a hole for the ribbon.

Attach ribbon ( I used melon mambo stitched ribbon) through the hole before constructing the box.
Melon mambo card measuring 5 1/4" × 2 5/8"
Score on long side at 1 3/8", 1 7/8", 3 3/4" & 4 3/8"
Fold and burnish and fold around the box and adhere together.
DSP panels to decorate one measuring 2 1/2" × 1 3/4" and two measuring 2 1/2" × 1/2"
Blossom bunch punch for flower
Pacific point enamel dot 

I hope you all like this dinky little project, I had fun putting it together. 

Don't forget to use the January hostess code if you order through my online store.
Thanks for looking

Happy crafting

Love Steffi xxx

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Festive birthday note card set

Hi everyone

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Last night I was at a party for my auntie's was good fun.

Anyway today I want to share with you this project I've done, I got inspiration from a little note card set I picked up from the Disney shop, so here is my take on it.

I'm quite chuffed with how it turned out. It's a good size to keep in your bag for any last minute cards we all need. The cards themselves are also a good size for giving gift cards too.

Here are the products I've used: 

Balloon Adventures stamp set
Festive birthday DSP
stitched shapes framelits 
Envelope punch board
Velcro dot
Paper snips
Whisper white card measuring 4" × 12" x score on long side at 2 7/8", 3 5/8", 6 1/2", 7 7/8" and 10 3/4"
Whisper white card measuring 4" × 2 1/2" score on ling side at 1 1/4" add this to the smaller flap to make the closure
Whisper white card x 12 pieces measuring 5" × 3 1/2" score at 2 1/2" on long side this makes the card blanks.
Scraps of whisper white for sentiments on cards 
Melon mambo, tempting turquoise and emerald envy ink pads

To make the boxes for the cards to sit in I have used the same measurements for each of the colours used:
Card measuring 5 1/2" × 3 1/2" score on the short side at 3/8" and 3/4". Score on long side at 3/8", 3/4", 4 3/4" and 5 1/8"
Once you have burnished all score lines you will have 4 little boxes in each bottom corner, cut these away as pic below.

Then fold up and attAch to panels of the big whisper white part we did.

If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to contact me.

Happy crafting

Love  Steffi xx

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Dinky post it pad wraps

Hi everyone

I hope you have all had a good day. I've just got in from work.

This is a super quick project I want to share with you all. I bought a mini post it note pad with different colours, I split the pad into individual colours and made all 5 from it. I thought they'd be great to use for thank you gifts or just for handy little pads to keep in your bag.

These don't take a lot of supplies and you can make a batch in no time.

This show I've done it:

DSP measuring 5" × 2 1/2" score on the long side at 1", 1 1/4"  3 1/4" and 3 1/2"
Round the corners on the small flap
Adhere the post it note pad to the DSP cover
Add ribbon of your choice to act as a belly band to keep it closed.

This I think is a good way to use up some of the scraps we all have lying around.
I hope you like this little project.

Happy crafting

Love Steffi xxx

Monday, 16 January 2017

Special reason screen card

Hi everyone

I'm back today to share with you this screen card I've made. I wanted to use new products from the New spring/ summer catalogue. I'm so pleased how it turned out.

Here is the products I've used to create this card:

Special Reason stamp set
Beautiful You stamp set
Balloon Adventures stamp set
Perfect Plum A4 card cut down on the long side to 10". Score on long side at 2 1/2", 5" and 7 1/2"
Very Vanilla A4 card to stamp your own DSP. Cut 4 panels once done to 7 1/8" × 2 1/4"
Silver foil card x 4 panels measuring 7 1/4" × 2 3/8"
Very Vanilla 1/4" satin ribbon
Decorative label punch
Duet banner punch
Stitched shapes framelits
Perfect Plum enamel shapes ( from the brights collection)
Silver embossing powder
Perfect Plum ink pad
Lade doilies
Iced Rhinestones (retired)

I hope you like how it turned out.

Happy crafting

Love Steffi xxx 

Saturday, 14 January 2017


Hi everyone

Just a quick post to let you know that the stitched shapes framelits will be back from 16th January!!!

As some of you will be aware...these sold out incredibly quick when they launched! More than anyone could of anticipated.

If you were unlucky last time then make sure you get yours on or from 16th....I don't know how long the stock will last!

Happy crafting

Love Steffi xxx

Pop of pink handmade note books

Hi everyone

I'd like to share with you these little handmade note books. I drew inspiration from a YouTube video by another company. I  changed some things up a bit and put my own spin on them. I hope you like how they turned out.

Here are the items I used

Pop of pink speciality DSP measuring 7 3/8" × 4 1/4" score on the long side at 2 7/8" & 6". On the 1 3/8" end flap...round corners with punch 
5 sheets of copier paper- cut 10 pieces at 6" × 4" and fold in half...burnish well with bone folder. Then while all folded in half together take a craft knife and metal ruler and trim to beaten. ( I took of around a cm)
1/8" hole punch to make holes in paper and DSP cover
Then I used melon mambo stitched ribbon or the 1/8" gold ribbon to thread through the paper and cover and tie in a double knot to secure.
Velcro dots for the closure
I used strips of the DSP to decorate the front flap

If you would like to purchase any of the items I've used today you can click on my online shop.
If your order is under £150 please enter the current hostess code ( found at the top right corner of my blog) to be entered into my rewards club.

Any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Happy crafting 

Love Steffi xxx

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Watercolour wishes meets Beautiful You

Evening everyone

I hope you have all had a good day...I've been celebrating with my Auntie for her 60th birthday!

I just wanted to share this last minute card I've made for a work colleague tomorrow.
Hopefully you will agree it has turned out rather well.
I was lucky to receive the Watercolour Wishes card kit for Christmas and the materials ive used are predominantly from there. It comes with an inspiration guide showing how you can create 20 beautiful cards from your kit.
I decided to try it with my own spin on it.

Here is what I used to create this project:

Watercolour Wishes card kit- I used one of the card blanks, wooden hearts, sentiment stamp and envelope
Beautiful you stamp set
Silver embossing powder
Dazzling details- silver sparkle
Ribbon and rhinestone are both from some of my retired products although you could substitute for items from your own stash.

I hope you like what you see

Thanks for looking and happy crafting

Love Steffi xx

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Quick and easy gift box...ideal for jewellery gift

Hi everyone

I just wanted to share with you this very beautiful little gift box. This is super easy and a quick project and you can make 2 from one sheet of A4 cardstock. I love it.
The finished dimensions are 2 1/2" × 2 1/2" × 1"

Here are the supplies I've used

Beautiful you stamp set
Sweet Sugarplum card measuring 7 1/2" × 5 1/2"
Sweet Sugarplum DSP measuring 2 3/8" × 2 3/8" and four pieces measuring 2 3/8" × 7/8"
Layering circles framelit dies
Elegant butterfly punch
Bitty butterfly punch
Sweet Sugarplum ink pad (or marker if that's all you have)
Metallic enamel shapes

Take your piece of card and score as follows on the long side: 1", 3 1/2", 4 1/2" and 7"
Score on the short side at: 1/2", 1 1/2", 4" and 5"

Above is a template to guide you on which parts to cut away.

I really do love the simplicity of this gift box and I know I'd be more than happy to receive this as a gift.

I hope you like this project.

If you would like to order any of the supplies I've used then please feel free to click on the SHOP NOW link at the top of my blog page.

If you don't have any of the Stampin Up catalogues and would like one...please don't hesitate to contact me and I'll happily send a set of all the current atalogues to you...FREE OF CHARGE!

If you decide to place an order through me PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't forget to enter the hostess code (located in top right corner) with all orders under £150. This will enter you into my rewards club and you will receive a FREE gift from myself from the catalogue at the end of the month.

If your order comes to over £150 PLEASE don't enter the hostess code as you yourself will become the hostess and earn your own rewards.

Thanks for looking today 

Happy crafting

Love Steffi xxx

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Cool treats covered notepad

Hi everyone 

I just wanted to share this super cute covered notepad. The notepad measures 4" × 3 1/4"
I've used brand new products from the Stampin Up spring/ summer catalogue.

All products I've used are from the 'cool treats suite' featured on pages 32 and 33.
What you will need to create this are: 

Watermelon wonder card measuring 5" × 3 1/4"
Tasty treats DSP measuring 3 3/4" × 3"
Scraps of watermelon wonder, pool party, peekaboo peach, chocolate chip and whisper white card
Scrap of silver foil card
Cool treats stamp set
Frozen treats framelit dies
Sprinkles embellishments
Wink of Stella
Watermelon wonder ink pad

I hope you like what you see. If you have not got a copy of the New catalogue please either leave a comment or click on the request catalogue at the top of my blog.

Thanks for looking.

Happy crafting

Steffi xxx

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Blooms and wishes bow front 60th birthday card

Hi everyone


I hope you all had a great time. I shared it with family...reminiscing I loved it.

This is my 1st crafty project this year. It's for my auntie who turns the big 60 in just over a week.

The 1st picture is of the matching box to present the card in.

This is what you will need if you wanted to create it

Mint macaron card measuring 10 1/2" × 7 1/4" score in half at 5 1/4" to create card base
Rich razzleberry card × 2 measuring 7" × 5" 
Blooms and bliss DSP × 2 measuring 6 3/4" × 4 3/4"
Whisper white card × 2 measuring 4" × 3 1/2"
Acetate measuring 7" × 6 3/4" score on the short side at 1/2" and 6 1/4" on the short side
Large numbers framelits dies
Number of years stamp set
Blooms and wishes stamp set
Papillion potpourri stamp set
Metal rimmed pearls
Decorative label punch
Elegant butterfly punch
Bitty butterfly punch
Rich razzleberry ribbon

I hope you like how it turned out. 

Don't forget the New catalogue will be able to view online from 4th January!! Have a look on my online shop using the tab on my page. 

Look out for the New hostess code I'll be generating very soon. 

Happy crafting 

Steffi xxx