Monday, 19 June 2017

Gift Box of 5x5 Cards

In the previous post I shared a box I created in Brother Scan n Cut canvas

Here is a finished project. I have managed to fit 7 cards and envelopes into it without straining the box.
I have kept the cards pretty simple to enable me to fit more in and for quick makes to either gift or to make more of to sell for a charity event.


Basic cards




Sunday, 18 June 2017

Scan N Cut Box for 5x5 inch cards

I like to gift cards to friends and family but always seem to end up buying boxes from the likes of The Works. The problem with that is, they aren't the correct size, shape, pattern and they add to the cost of a Random Act of Kindness. I'd prefer to spend that on other crafty goodies or crafting essentials.
I decided 5x5 inch cards were a good size as the larger cards are more expensive for people to post.
I know Pootles does some fab tutorials and I thought possibly I could make a boxed envelope from my envelope punch board that would accommodate 5 or more cards and envelopes. However this wasn't practical.
I noticed Tonic had released a box template for index cards but this wasn't big enough for my requirements and with a £34 price tag, I couldn't justify that kind of spend. I love Tonic products but my house is creaking at the seams with the amount of dies I have.
Months ago i bought the Scan n Cut and decided that i needed to get it out and play.
So with a bit of measuring and an wee quality check and another pair of eyes my engineer husband gave it a look over.

I am more than happy with the results. I put this together in brother Canvas. It's pretty simple and not too fancy but it is ideal for what I wanted it for.







Saturday, 17 June 2017

Tim Holtz Crazy Cats

I must admit to actually ADORING the Tim Holtz Crazy range. I have the Dogs, Cats and Birds sets.
So I had stamped an A4 sheet with the Cats a while back and coloured them using pro-markers.
They have been sitting patiently waiting to be made into cards.
I keep saying I'll make cards to donate to The Cats Protection charity but then I don't want to part with them when they are made. (how sad eh)

So here are the cards all made up. Papers used are from Tonic paper pads.










Friday, 16 June 2017

Woodware - Left Hanging

A bit of a Woodware theme going on here. That's what happens when you look for one stamp set, you always see more that you need.
Stamped this cute stamp and coloured it with pro-markers.
Matted it onto black die-cut to make it stand out
The backing papers used for matting and layering were from a Tonic paper pad.
Again I stamped the sentiment onto the square the image was on using the Tim Holtz Stamping platform. I love how it gives you the confidence to line up the stamp and also know if you ever under ink then stamping again will mean it is perfectly lined up. So no ruined projects.


Thursday, 15 June 2017

Golf Shoe Card

Having a Golfer husband. I just had to get this Woodware Stamp set. Great value at £6
As with most mens cards. I tried to make this as plain as possible. I don't think the men folk like our need to put ribbon and pearls onto everything.
So with my un-fussy head on.

  • Stamped image with Memento ink pad
  • Coloured it with Pro-Markers
  • Matted onto black card
  • Matted more white card onto black card and stuck onto main card
  • Stamped the ball and wording on using my Tim Holtz stamping platform (really beginning to love it) what did I do without it?
I hope you like it. i think I will make more just like this in various colours. hand to have for any of his friends.


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Woodware Sneakers Card

Was asked to make a card for a Gala Maid
The little girl was 12 so had to be something (not too cute) or babyish
I thought the Woodware Sneakers stamp would do the trick (we call them Trainers) in the UK
Stamped onto a white die cut square and used my Tim Holtz stamping platform to position the stamp. This came in super handy when stamping the star on the shoe.
I coloured it with Promarkers.
The backing paper is from a Tonic Studios paper pad
Circle dies for sentiment are Tonic
Black squiggle shapes ar Tatter Lace Tuck-ins dies
Sentiment was printed off.

Hope you like it.

Happy Crafting