Sunday, 29 April 2012

Cupcake Box Tutorial

Take a piece of 12 x 12 paper and score it at 4 inches and 8 Inches.

Turn the paper around and do this again
Then score a diagonal line from the corner to the first score line
Do this on all four corners.  Then cut off the excess corners like so ;
Do this to all four corners, your paper should finish up looking like this;
Score at 1/2 an inch all the way round on your straight edges NOT the diagonals
Cut away the 1/2 inch strips from all four corners

It should look like this when you are finished, sorry about the blurred photo :-)

Now you can glue down the tabs, glue them down to the side of the paper that is going to be the 'inside' of your box
Then fold the box together
To make the cup cake holder for the inside of your box you need to cut a piece of card 4 and 7/8's of an inch by 4 and 7/8's.  Score 1/2 an inch on all four sides, again cut off the corners.
Punch out a 1 and 3/4 circle place this in the middle of your card and cut around it
 Once you've cut out your circle fold in your edges.
Place this inside your box
To make the lid you need a 6 x 6 piece of card, score 1 inch all the way around
Cut down to the first score line on opposite sides to make your glue tabs
Glue these tabs down to finish your lid.  Pop this on top of your box

As you can see I've popped a flower, with a gem on top of my box for decoration

Items used in this project
Papers Pocket full of posies
Card Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Dies Blossom Party, Leaves #2
Punches 1and 3/4 circle
Extras Rhinestone, Stampin Dimensionals

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Triple the fun

Well as the Easter holidays draw to a close I find myself contemplating going back to work and having to deal with teenagers again *groans* ah well onwards and upwards, could be worse I suppose ;-).

So I've made the following triple easel card.
It's made from a single piece of A4 card and I've used two simple colours. Crumb Cake and Pretty in Pink.  The Stamped Images are from the Spring Mini Catalogue and is the Easter Blossoms set. Take a closer look;

I've used the lovely designer papers in basic and used the Itty Bitty Shapes punch for the small pink flower, to the middle I've added a small pearl.

I've stamped the sentiment in crumb cake onto pretty in pink card stock I then punched it out using the scalloped oval punch and popped it on to a extra large oval punched from crumb cake.

The card is a little 'twist' on this weeks Simply Stampin challenge sketch, below.

Hope you like it

Deb xx

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Christmas Scrapbooking

Finally I've started AND finished my Christmas scrapbook page

As you can see it's a double page spread, complete with Golden sledge and reindeer.  Here's a closer look at the first page;
I've used a 12 x 12 sheet of Real Red Card, for the sledge I used some glittered paper that I already had as part of my crafty collection ;-) I used soft suede for the reindeer.  I stamped out the word Christmas using the Broadsheet Alphabet stamp set, in Old Olive ink, I then punch out the letters using the large oval punch.  I backed the pictures on to green designer paper from the Paisley Petals range.  The two stars of this page in case you were wondering, are Scotty too Hotty and  Ray.

Again I stamped out the word Time using the Broadsheet Alphabet and Old Olive ink,  I used a green strip of designer paper again from the Paisley Petals range, this is the same paper I used the back the picture, on the top of this I used some Christmas designer papers, I was given these papers so I'm not sure which they are but I'm quite sure they have unfortunately been discontinued.  I used bakers twine as reins on the reindeer and popped a soft image from the Welcome Christmas stamp set in the corner.  The main stars of this piece are, me, Dad, my brother Ryan and Scotty too Hotty.  Oh and by the way only 257 days till Christmas ;-)

Deb xx

Tuesday, 10 April 2012


My what a busy weekend, we went down to the West Midlands to visit my Grandmother and my Great Uncle Bill.  A great adventure for Scotty too hotty who doesn't get to see his Great Grandmother that often :-)
Now to an Easter Card
I used the Easter Blossoms stamp set from the Spring mini Catalogue, Pool Party and Pretty in Pink Card and ink pads, buttons are from the Subtle range and there is also a little sneaky peek at something from the new Summer Mini catalogue out in May, can you guess what it is? shhhhhhhh ;-)

I'm entering this into the Simply Stampin Challenge

Deb xx

Thursday, 5 April 2012

A Lion Comes for Tea

Last Friday Ray brought Scott a lion outfit, and ever since I've been hard pushed to get him out of it.  I have however managed to prise him out of it today so that I could wash it.  So here's the new addition to our family.
Scott assures me he's quite tame and doesn't bite. ;-)

He was therefore the inspiration for the following two cards I made, seeing as I had a little monster in the house.

CUTE!  I used the Dinoroar and the make a monster stamp sets for these two, and the happy birthday is from the For My Family set.

I used So Saffron card and the scaly effect paper is from the Nursery Nest Designer papers, the papers are free if you spend £45 Between 1 - 30 April!  I also used buttons from the brights collection.
The buttons on this card are from the pastels collection and you are also getting a sneaky peek at something from the Summer mini Catalogue which will be launched on the 1st May, can you guess what it is?

Right time to feed the lions ;-)

Deb xx

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Free Stuff!!!!!!!

Yes Stamping up have done it once again you can get more free stuff!!!  From the 1-30 April you can get your hands on one free pack of gorgeous designer series paper when you spend £45.  Whooop!!!

There are four to pick from, Berry Blossoms, Beyond the Garden, Nursery Nest or Pocketful of Posies.

Want to make an order?  Then please email me.  Interested in becoming a demonstrator then get in touch I promise you will LOVE it, and I don't bite ;-)

See you soon

Deb  xx